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One Big Day, Newcastle Racecourse

Thursday, 1 August, 9am-4pm

Newcastle Racecourse, Newcastle upon Tyne
Newcastle Racecourse, Newcastle upon Tyne

One Big Day at Newcastle Racecourse in Northumberland provides the perfect opportunity to discover everything you need to know about worry-free motoring with Motability. It's a fun day out for all the family and what's more, admission is free!


What's at One Big Day, Newcastle Racecourse?

A huge display of Motability vehicles, including:

You can also:

Plus, there's also:

  • One free hot or cold drink for every visitor
  • Children's entertainment including Billy the Bear!

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Test drives at One Big Day, Newcastle Racecourse

You can test drive adapted and non-adapted cars, both as a driver or passenger to see which ones best suit your needs.

The adapted cars are fitted with a wide range of different adaptations – hand controls, steering wheel balls, electronic brakes, left foot accelerators. Full details of what’s fitted to individual cars will be available soon.

We have professional driving instructors that will accompany you on your test drive to help make you feel as safe as possible.

Unfortunately it is not possible to test drive Wheelchair Accessible Vehicles, however, there will be lots to see, experts on hand to answer your questions and you can arrange a home demonstration for a later date.

To avoid disappointment please ensure you bring your full driving licence (including the paper counterpart) if you want to test drive any cars. You will also be unable to take a test drive if you have more than three penalty points on your licence.

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More information about One Big Day, Newcastle Racecourse

Event layout

Download the Newcastle map Will download a resource(PDF 1MB) for more details of what's on display.


On arrival you’ll be given a token that you can exchange for a free tea, coffee or soft drink and there will be a range of light refreshments available to purchase at the event.

Venue accessibility and parking

There will be plenty of free parking which is on concrete. The earlier you arrive the closer you will be to the main entrance, but none of the parking is too far away. There will be a courtesy shuttle service between the car park and the entrance. If you need to use this please wait next to your car to be collected.

Mobility scooter and wheelchair hire

We have mobility scooters and manual wheelchairs available to hire free of charge. To book a scooter or powered wheelchair for the day, follow these instructions on the booking formOpens in new window . You will be asked for a refundable deposit.

What's at the event for kids?

There will be a children’s entertainment area available with free face painting, free balloon modelling and much more. Plus, get the chance to meet Billy the Motability Bear!


You will only be able to bring an assistance dog to the event. We're sorry, no other pets are allowed.

Directions to One Big Day, Newcastle Racecourse

Newcastle Racecourse, High Gosforth Park, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE3 5HP.

By car

Follow the brown and white tourist board signs bearing the horse and rider from the A1, A19 and main approach roads to the city. Newcastle Racecourse is on the outskirts of Gosforth adjacent to The Marriott Hotel.

By train

From Newcastle City Centre from Haymarket, Monument or Newcastle Central Metro Stations you can take the Metro, along the airport line to Regent Centre Metro Station. You will then need to take a bus from Regent Centre Metro Station to Newcastle Racecourse. You can find more train information at National Rail EnquiriesOpens in new window .

By bus

Details can be obtained by calling TravelLine on 0871 200 22 33.

Need more information?

If you have any questions about the One Big Day at Newcastle Racecourse then please call our friendly event support team on 0800 953 7000.