Questions & Answers

Q – How do I find Shrewsbury Steam Rally?
A – Onslow Park is situated just outside of Shrewsbury on the A458 Shrewsbury to Welshpool road. All major routes will be well signposted.  Here is a map to help

Q – What time do the gates open?
A – Gates open at 9.15am (9.00am for ‘Steam Ahead’ ticket holders) and close at 6pm on both days. Visit our Tickets Page to purchase your ‘Steam Ahead’ tickets.

Q – Are day tickets for either day?
A – Yes – the day tickets are valid for either Sunday or Monday.

Q – Do we sell a two-day ticket?
A – No – day tickets are only valid for one day.

Q – Is there parking?
A – There is plenty of FREE parking available on-site at Onslow Park. Please follow the signposts to the Rally where a friendly member of the team will direct you.

Q – Can I book my camping pitch at the gate?
A – There will be no sales at the gate as all camping must be booked in advance. Visit our Camping Page to book your camping now.

Q – Can I pay by card?
A – Yes – We have now introduced card payment facilities at our public entrance, and various independent traders will quite possibly have their own facilities.
PLEASE BE ADVISED Onslow Park is an outdoor venue with no permanent infrastructure for this kind of service, so it is advisable to still carry cash.

Q – Is there a cash machine on site?
A – No – cash machine facilities are no longer available on-site.

Q – Are dogs allowed?
A – Dogs on leads are more than welcome. Please don’t forget to Scoop the Poop and DO NOT leave them in your vehicle.

Q – Is the ground uneven?
A – Onslow Park is agricultural parkland and is therefore uneven pretty much all over. However, most visitors who have difficulty walking and/or with mobility scooters do manage to get around without too much difficulty. Suitable footwear is advisable.

Q – Are refreshments and catering available on site?
A – There is a wide range of catering outlets distributed around the venue, as well as a licensed bar within the Rally site.

Q – What time is the Grand Parade?
A – The Grand Parade starts at 2pm in the Main Arena on Sunday and Monday. The full arena timetable can also be found in the Souvenir Programme.

Q – All questions from exhibitors?
A – We kindly ask all Exhibitors to direct their questions to their Section Secretary. Contact information for all Section Secretaries can be found on our Contact Us page.

Q – Where can I find First Aid at the Rally?
A – The on-site First Aid service is located on the lower side of the Main Arena. If you need any assistance over the Rally weekend, please don’t hesitate to speak to a member of the Shrewsbury Steam Rally team.

Q – Are there baby changing facilities available at the Rally?
A – Baby changing facilities are available in all the disabled toilets located around the site.

Q – Is there a lost child point?
A – We provide contact number wristbands for children, for anyone who would like them. They are issued from just inside the public entrance.