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Everyone’s welcome in Newmarket


We’re working hard to make Newmarket a more inclusive and accessible place – we want everyone to have a fantastic time in the home of horseracing. That’s why, today, we’re celebrating Purple Tuesday.

Purple Tuesday aims to support businesses and organisations around the world in their efforts to improve the experience of consumers with disabilities and their families. But when tomorrow comes, how does this initiative translate on the ground, day in day out, for people facing these issues?

One in five of us in Britain has a disability or impairment, visible and invisible. It might affect our mobility, hearing, or sight, or be another need for support with our physical or mental health. Everyone has a right to accessibility and people facing such issues are major contributors to the economy.

So organisations such as ours are striving to remove barriers. We want to ensure access to reliable information and communications, technical aids, adapted environments, spaces and routes, and promote general disability awareness.

That’s why we are improving accessibility details on this website and working closely with Suffolk County Council and the national accessibility organisation AccessAble to expand information available to visitors ahead of a trip to Newmarket. It’s an ambition that we can achieve now thanks to funding from Suffolk Growth.

We are designing a streetscape guide detailing an accessible route between the station and car parks and points of interest around the town. Twenty tourism businesses on our website are also compiling Access Guides.

Plus our Discover Newmarket tourism members are receiving free e-training about best practice for responding to accessibility enquiries. And our town will also be included in accessibility itineraries to the county that are currently being developed.

In Newmarket, we want to turn the whole week purple.