BRITISH BEACH POLO
CHAMPIONSHIPS
SANDBANKS

USEFUL INFORMATION

DIRECTIONS

Those driving to the event should consider parking away from the Sandbanks Peninsula. One option is to make use of the Parking Spaces in and around Poole Bus Station. From there, on the hour, the Number 52 bus takes you straight to Sandbanks in about 30 mins! For further information go to www.wdbus.co.uk

Taxis Poole Radio Cabs – Poole’s largest fleet, 24 hour, radio controlled taxis Tel: 01202 666333 or book your taxi on-line at www.pooleradiocabs.com

Rail Poole Station is situated in the town centre – Daily services to all major cities including London Waterloo, Edinburgh, York, Birmingham, Manchester and Southampton. National Rail Enquires Tel: 08457 484950

Air Bournemouth International Airport is approximately 9.5 miles from Poole. Booking Hotline Tel: 01202 578515, Information Hotline Tel: 01202 364000. For helicopter landing sites please contact the Sandpolo office.

ACCOMMODATION

The following hotels know the polo and have hosted polo guests in the past. Depending on your requirement and availability they may offer you upgrades or discounts if you say you are coming to the area to support the polo at Sandbanks.

Carlton Menzies, Chewton Glen, Cumberland Hotel, FJB Hotels, The Green House Hotel, Hotel Du Vin, Loch Fyne, The Royal Exeter Hotel

Otherwise, Poole Tourism www.pooletourism.com has a great variety of local hotels and B&Bs to choose from. For those with ‘festival’ tendencies, I am afraid there is no camping allowed on the beach or in the car park!

DRESS CODE

Smart casual – you will look out of place in jeans, trainers or sportswear! All seating is uncovered – please dress appropriately. Ladies! please bring suitable shoes as some parts of the site are on sand and access to the site will require you to walk across the beach.

FOOD & BEVERAGES

There will be a variety of good quality, reasonably priced food and beverages at the event throughout the day. No food or drinks (other than water) is to be brought into the event area.

Guests will be welcome to leave the event at any stage to take advantage of the other catering outlets on or near the beach. Sandpolo hospitality guests will be catered for throughout in the Arena Marquee. Please do not bring any glass to the event.

SAFTEY

Bags may be checked by the event organisers at any time. Cancellation of the event will only take place if extreme circumstances make it unsafe to play. The event organisers reserve the right to refuse admission or remove ticket holders from the event without giving a reason. No glass is to be taken onto the beach.

Hot tips for the sun – don’t forget to: Slip (on a long sleeved T-shirt) Slap (on a broad brimmed hat) and Slop (on some sun cream) For your own safety and for the safety of others please stay away from the horses.

 

ACCESSIBILITY

Sandbanks offers the ‘beach wheelchair scheme’. Disabled spectators with special requirements are asked to call Sandpolo (07796 693796) to discuss their needs.

DOGS

Dogs are banned from the beach completely at the time of the event.

OTHER IMPORTANT INFORMATION

Please Note: Tickets for Sandpolo 2018 are non-refundable unless the event is cancelled.

Check your tickets when they arrive as mistakes are less likely to be rectified nearer the time.

All our tickets are electronic. Please check your spam box. They come from Sandpolo Ltd.

Please also look after tickets as duplicates will not be issued and there will be no access without the correct tickets.

No monies can be refunded under any circumstances.

Please note a seat ticket is required for children unless they are under 2 years old.

Ticket holders consent to the photographing, recording and filming of themselves as event attendees.

Tickets are non-refundable and non-transferable.

The number and timing of the matches and other aspects of the schedule are subject to change.

No under 18’s at party

No re-entry after 9 pm

Right of Admission Reserved

No customer shall be allowed admission to the event after 23.00 hours.

No re-entry to the event shall be after 21:00 hours unless approved by the senior management.

The Event shall operate a challenge 25 policy. All guests who appear to be under 25 shall be asked to produce photo ID to prove they are of legal age before they are sold alcohol

CCTV will be in operation throughout the event.

The event drug policy states that all bags are to be searched for drugs and alcohol. Random persons will be searched on the from door and spot searching will be carried out during the event. Any seized drugs will be dealt with as per Dorset Police’s drugs protocol for licensed premises.

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