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Brands Hatch Trucks & Fireworks - important spectator information

Thursday, October 31 2019

If you're coming to this weekend's Truck Racing and Fireworks, here's some handy information that will help you make the most of your visit. The venue will be packed with fun activities for all the family to accompany our terrific truck parade and fantastic fireworks (Sunday only), and lots of them are FREE, so here is some useful information to help you make the most of your visit.

Gate opening times 
Public admission to the circuit is from 8.00am on both Saturday and Sunday. Please come prepared for November weather! The ground is likely to be wet under foot as we have had a lot of rain lately so suitable footwear and clothing is recommended. 

Avoid the rush to leave - stay late with more to enjoy
We're expecting a big crowd and a great atmosphere on Sunday, and inevitably there will be high volumes of traffic leaving the venue as soon as the fireworks have finished. We've got plenty of post-fireworks attractions to keep you entertained while the crowds die down, with an extended funfair and live music from an Ed Sheeran tribute act into the evening in our the heated big top tent until 7pm.
Click here for details.

PLEASE BE AWARE THERE WILL BE A CONSIDERABLE AMOUNT OF TRUCK MOVEMENT ON SUNDAY FROM 4-5PM ALONG COLIN CHAPMAN WAY AS WE LINE UP THE TRUCKS FOR THE TRACK PARADE.

Click here to download our handy leaflet detailing all of Sunday's activities, including a map and timetable.

Parking Information 
Parking is free of charge in the main spectator car parks, located by the main entrance off the A20. These will be well signposted. Please make a careful note of the location of your car in the car park to enable you to find it easily on your return. Please make a careful note of the colour and number on the nearest marker board in the car park to enable you to find your car easily on your return.

Please note that Southbank parking (for the grass bank opposite the rear of the pits) is NOT available on the gate on Sunday, so to avoid delays please head to the main car parks. Spaces on Southbank have been reduced at the request of the fireworks organiser, and only a small number were made available for public sale.

Blue badge holders should follow public signage for disabled parking, or alternatively please speak to a member of staff on arrival.

Camping
The campsite will open at midday on Friday 1 November and will close at midday on Monday 4 November. Camping tickets can be purchased on the gate for £30 per person, or £18 for 13-15 year-olds, with free camping for children aged under 13. Our camping leaflet can be viewed by clicking here.

Due to recent rainfall, the ground is likely to be wet under foot. You'll be directed to the driest areas of the campsite but please come prepared for the conditions. 

Timetable 
Click here
to download a timetable for this weekend's event. PLEASE NOTE: Due to the nature of truck racing, stoppages and delays may occur. As such, the timetable remains provisional and subject to change.

Tickets 
All advance sales have now closed and tickets are only available on the gate for the following prices:

Saturday: Adults £16, Teen (13-15) £10, Senior Citizens £13 
Sunday: Adults £25, Teen (13-15) £15, Senior Citizens £19 
Entry on both days is free to under 13s.

If you have chosen to have tickets posted (not print-at-home) you will need to bring the originals to the circuit as copies and receipts are not accepted. All advance tickets have now been dispatched and were sent by either Recorded or Special Delivery, meaning a signature is required.

In the rare instance that your tickets have not arrived in time you will need to purchase them at the gate price and obtain a refund after the event by returning the gate ticket stubs and your original tickets to the main MSV office at Brands Hatch Circuit, Fawkham, Longfield, Kent, DA3 8NG.

Print-at-home tickets are emailed on the day of purchase. If you haven't received yours, you can access them by logging on to your MSV account. Print all your e-documents and bring them to the venue. Your order confirmation email will not gain you admission to the venue - you must have your e-tickets printed.

Please have your tickets separated before arriving at the gate.

Grandstand seats 
Grandstand seating is available in the Paddock Hill grandstand on Saturday for £5. On Sunday, Paddock Hill and Pit Straight grandstands are £15 (£10 for children) and Hailwoods and Desire Wilson are £10 per person (£5 for children). Tickets are available from the Megastore opposite the Kentagon restaurant, subject to availability.

Programmes 
Official event programmes are on sale from the main entrance gates and the Megastore for £5. Each programme features articles on the British Truck Racing Association Championship and other events taking place this weekend, including off-track entertainment, along with entry lists and information on the racing timetable.

Children's Wristbands
As the event will be very busy, please pick up one of our free children's wristbands from the programme sales huts or the Megastore. Write your name and phone number on the back of the wristband so we can contact you should you become separated from your child at any time.

Kids' glow products
We've got light-up wands, swords and glow sticks available from £1 in the Megastore, Chapman's kiosk and the big top tent.

Driver autograph sessions
Come and meet the drivers and get a FREE truck poster for them to sign, in the scrutineering bay in the paddock at 12.15pm on Sunday.

Off-track entertainment

ALL WEEKEND

Show Trucks Display
Be sure to check out our display of more than 140 immaculate show trucks of varying types, sizes and era located throughout the venue. Sunday evening will see the show trucks take to the circuit for a parade lap, lights ablaze, just before the fireworks display!

Funfair
Our fantastic fairground rides will operate throughout the weekend and late on Sunday after the fireworks finish. Individual charges apply.

SUNDAY ONLY

Synthetic ice rink
Book your place for a FREE 15-minute ice skating session, running throughout the day. Sign up at the marquee next to the rink - places are limited so be sure to book early!

Sam Goodburn Circus Show
Head to the heated big top tent and watch the amazing circus skills of Sam Goodburn in this FREE show. There will be three performances during the day.

Van Buren Show
Check out the incredible illusions and tricks in this FREE show in the heated big top tent. There will be three performances during the day. 

Circus skills workshops
Kids can learn circus skills from top UK illusionist Andrew Van Buren. There will be three free-of-charge sessions throughout the day in the heated big top tent.

Face painting
Youngsters can have their faces painted with their favourite design for a small charity donation.

Climbing wall 
Fans of high-rise fun can take on the climbing wall, suitable for all abilities. Individual charges apply.
 

Caterpillar slide
Climb to the top of the caterpillar, then head back down to earth on the inflatable slide. Individual charges apply.

CDX drift taxis
Experience the thrill of sliding around in a Caterham with our drift taxi rides, based near H Gate entrance. Book on the day for £15 per person.

Truck driving experience
Get behind the wheel of a real American big rig for a drive on the Brands Hatch Grand Prix loop, or take a passenger ride on board. Truck drive £25, passenger ride £8.50. Book in advance at
cliveshawtrucking@hotmail.com .

Red Dragon Monster Truck
Climb aboard and feel the thundering V8 power of the Red Dragon Monster Truck as it crushes cars in its path. Individual charges apply. 

Mini Monster Truck Mania
Adults and children can take a drive in a mini monster truck. Individual charges apply.

Diggerland 
Diggerland will bring along a number of their mini diggers to Brands Hatch and offer visitors young and old the chance to operate them. Individual charges apply.

YoungDrive! 
Give your youngster a head start before they hit the public roads with our YoungDrive! experience for children aged 11 and over. We can put your little ones behind the wheel on the legendary Brands Hatch Grand Prix circuit for £29. Sign up at our hut near the main entrance.

Karting 
Why not test your mettle with go-karting on a mini version of the Brands Hatch Indy circuit, located opposite the Megastore? Karting is available for all those aged 8+ and costs £15 for ten minutes, payable at the karting circuit.

Fireworks - Sunday only (around 5.15pm light dependent)
We'll bring another season of major events at Brands Hatch to a close on Sunday evening with a spectacular 'big bang' fireworks display following the close of track action and the show truck parade. Depending on levels of light, the display will commence around 5.15pm from Southbank - the elevated area opposite the pit straight grandstand - so get yourself in a prime location!

After the fireworks 
Once the fireworks display has finished, we have plenty more for you to enjoy, including live music from the UK's top Ed Sheeran sound-alike Kieran in the heated big top tent until 7pm. The bar will remain open, and there will be candy floss available, as well as other food stalls, whilst the funfair will stay open late to ensure there are plenty more thrills to be had.

Radio Brands 87.7FM 
Radio Brands will be broadcasting live commentary, interviews and spectator information throughout the weekend. Earpiece radios will be on sale from the Megastore.

Contact the commentators 
If you have any questions or messages you wish to share with the commentators, then just tweet us on #bhcommsbox and we will try and get round to you.

Here to help
Excellent customer service is important to us, and all our staff are trained to help you make the most of your visit to the circuit. Whether you need assistance to find a lost child or to locate a disabled toilet, please ask one of the many uniformed staff you will see throughout the venue.

Security
The safety and security of all our visitors is paramount, so please be aware you may be subject to bag searches and security checks at our venue. We would also politely ask, as an additional security measure, that you put luggage tags on all of your bags detailing your name and mobile number, so that it can be easily identified. Please do not leave your bag or personal belongings unattended at any time.

For full details about the event, click here.