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Herts County Showground

Meraki Festival Travel and Directions

Friday 28th - Sunday 30th August 2020

Herts County Showground in St. Albans

No age restrictions

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Herts County Showground

Dunstable Road,
St. Albans

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Travel to/from Meraki Festival

Meraki Festival is held at Herts County Showground. The address of Herts County Showground is Dunstable Road, St. Albans, AL3 7PT.

Getting to the site by car

Address: Hertfordshire County Show Ground, Dunstable Road, St Albans, Herts, AL3 7PT

The Showground is located 300 metres from Junction 9 of the M1 on the B5183. The Showground is signposted from the Motorway.

To see the venue on Google Maps, please click here.

If you decide to drive, you will need to pre-book a car park ticket here./

One day parking ticket costs £5.00  //  3 day parking ticket costs £10.00  //  5 day campers parking ticket costs £10

Once you have booked your parking ticket, you will receive a confirmation advising you as to which gate you should arrive at.

Your car parking pass (which must be displayed in your car window), will be sent to the card address used when booking your tickets. Please expect this two weeks prior to the festival opening.


By Train

The nearest British Rail stations are Harpenden (10 mins) and St Albans City (15 mins) which are on First Capital Connect St Pancras line. National Rail Enquiries: 08457 484952 (24hrs)


Standard Bus

Bus number 34 or 46 – St Albans to Dunstable. Saturday only, one service per hour.

There is no bus service on Sunday. Please call 0871 200 2233 (07.00-22.00 daily) Go to

Disabled Access Information

CONTACT DETAILS: If you have any questions about access and facilities at the festival, please feel free to email the festival at

If you are a disabled customer and require full-time assistance at the festival, a free Personal Assistant Ticket will be provided free of charge.

Please note there must be one Full Paying adult in a booking for a carer ticket to be issued.

Please note: If you are bringing a disabled child or teen under the age of 18 that requires our access facilities, there must be at least one full paying guardian or adult for a free carer ticket.

You can use the Disabled Access Toilets and Disabled Access Camping area regardless of the age of the disabled customer.

Please buy your paying tickets and send a copy of one of the following documents with your ticket to and the team will send you your free carers pass.


DLA/PIP or equivalent

Deaf or Blind registration

Recent letter from the DWP stating that you are entitled to DLA/PIP (2018/2019)

Alternative evidence to support your claim.


Blue Badge – this alone will not entitle you to a PA/Carer ticket, but it will allow you to use any disabled parking bays in any designated car parks.

PLEASE NOTE: Accessible facilities are only available for persons with permanent disabilities.

If you are unable to provide evidence of disability, you will not be entitled to a free ticket for a personal assistant. Once all documentation has been received and processed, you will receive confirmation by email.



There will be viewing areas (not raised) marked out to enable viewing of the stages – these are most relevant for use by wheelchair users and those unable to stand for long periods. These customers will be given priority in accessing the viewing areas and seating will be provided on a first-come-first-served basis. Please check with the Information Tent for any changes to viewing platforms/areas during the festival. Accessible toilet(s) will be located close by.

Your personal assistant or a family member/friend will also have a pass for access to the viewing area when accompanying you.



Unfortunately, at this time they are unable to offer British Sign Language / Captioning / Audio Description, however, this may be available at future MERAKI Festival Events.



PLEASE NOTE: Some of the music performances may include strobe lighting. There will not be a warning immediately before a period of strobe lighting. We will endeavour to provide general warning signs around the main stage if strobe lighting is to be used.

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