WARNING TO THE PUBLIC - MOTOR SPORT CAN BE DANGEROUS
Despite the organisers taking all reasonable precautions, unavoidable accidents can happen. Please comply with all instructions of marshals and notices and remain in permitted areas only. THEY ARE CONCERNED WITH YOUR SAFETY.
Essential Information for Santa Pod Visitors
- Driving On Site
10 MPH Speed Limit Everywhere on Site! Except for the drag strip of course. Please watch your speed, there are many people walking around including young children. No quad bikes, mopeds or any other unlicensed motorised vehicles are allowed on site. No parking on any roadway - park only in the camping or parking areas and in accordance with the instructions of the parking marshals. No driving around the site after 9PM. No stunts, burnouts or donuts in roadways or campsites.
- Ear Protection
Motorsport can be loud. Ear Protection is recommended when in close proximity to the track especially for young children. Ear Protection is available to purchase from the merchandise outlets on site.
- First Aid
Medical assistance can be found at the Medical Centre, located at the bottom of the concrete ramp down the bank.
Security will be on site at all times throughout the event to ensure that you have a safe and enjoyable time. Their instructions must be followed at all times. Please contact them in any emergency.
- Ticket Offers
All offers and discounts are to be used individually and are not to be used in conjunction with any other offer or discount.
- Children On Site
Under 16's must be accompanied by an adult.
Please dispose of your litter in the refuse sacks provided and/or in the clearly marked bins throughout the site.
Please ensure all your valuables are carried with you or locked securely out of sight in your vehicle.
- Restricted Areas
Never enter restricted areas, even if it looks safe.
- Spectator Banking
For visitor safety and comfort - raised viewing structures, tents or BBQ are not permitted on the spectator banking. Low level chairs are accepted but must NOT be used on any pathways or access points.
- Fires & BBQs
Absolutely no open fires allowed. Only contained fires raised off the ground are permitted. This may include e.g. firepits, chimineas etc. BBQs are welcome but must be off the grass, on something safe and are only allowed in the campsites. After use let them cool properly and please dispose appropriately. If any fire or container is thought to present a risk of damage to the grass, then we may ask you to stop using it! Anyone found to be collecting wood from Santa Pod or adjoining private land will be ejected from the event.
- No Glass On Site
No glass bottles, jars etc allowed on site. This is for you and your car's safety and especially for those in the camping areas.
- No Pets
No dogs or pets are allowed on site (Explanation here).
- No Fireworks Or Chinese Lanterns
No Fireworks of any kind or Chinese Lanterns are not permitted on site. Chinese lanterns are a fire hazard.
- No Trespassing
Do not trespass onto any of the adjoining private fields or woods.
- No Independent Sound Systems
Independent sound systems are not allowed on site. Any music should be played at a reasonable level and all music should be switched off at 11PM.
- No Drones
No unauthorised aerial drones of any kind are permitted over the site.
- Drugs & Illegal Substances
Santa Pod Raceway does not condone the dealing in or use of illegal substances; if it’s illegal in the UK it’s also illegal within Santa Pod Raceway. Santa Pod security will take an active role monitoring for drug dealing and will work in full co-operation with Bedfordshire Police. Anyone found in possession of illegal substances or any other items which the organisers consider offensive or dangerous will have those items confiscated and the carrier will leave themselves liable for eviction from site. Anyone found in possession of larger quantities will be detained and dealt with by the police.
- Site Safety
Outside of official event opening times the raceway is considered a construction site. Certain areas are dangerous, if you choose to leave the campsite or car park areas, you do so entirely at your own risk.
- The Raceway Site
Further site information can be found on the Accessibility, Camping, Facilities and FAQs pages.
- Arriving & Leaving
When you arrive and leave site, please keep your speed down, don't litter and respect local residents.
- Eviction Warning
Trakbak Racing Limited reserves the right to vary or amend these rules at any time without prior notice and to remove any visitor from site who does not observe these rules at any time without compensation.
Please read the full Santa Pod Raceway Essential Information and Terms & Conditions at www.santapod.com.
Additional Bug Jam Essential Info
- Exit & Re-Entry Guide
Bug Jam is one of Santa Pod’s busiest and most popular events in the calendar and we have a large number of visitors using rural routes through our neighbouring villages. To relieve our local communities of unnecessary traffic during the event, Bug Jam operates a strict re-entry policy to minimise disruption: visitors choosing to leave the venue anytime during the weekend will need to pay to re-enter the venue even if they have already purchased a ticket. So, please bring all of the camping supplies that you will need for the weekend including enough petrol/diesel! Your continued cooperation in this matter is always appreciated and keeps the Bug Jam vibe alive.
- Limited Tickets
The number of tickets going on sale will be strictly limited. That means first-come-first-served, and those who book in advance will have priority over anyone trying to buy tickets on the gate. If tickets sell out before the event, NO tickets will be available to buy on the gate, so Santa Pod can be certain that we can accommodate everyone.
- Camping Space & Larger Vehicles
If your camping space is considered excessive by the campsite stewards, the organisers reserve the right to reduce the size of the area you have taken up. Please be sensible in this respect to avoid any inconvenience with your set up. The contents of larger vehicles will be checked and noted on arrival for non-camping related items. If you are bringing sofas and similar furniture items to Bug Jam you must take these items away with you when you leave site.
- No Space Saving
Campers will no longer be able to save space for friends arriving at a later time. Large groups should book club camping pitches, and small groups should aim to arrive together.
- Day Tickets
Saturday and Sunday “Day Tickets” are valid from 8am till racing finishes (approx. 8pm) and DO NOT include evening entertainment or camping. “Day Ticket” car parks are on site and will be closed at 9pm. NB: Additional ticket charges will be imposed for exit after this time.
Children can sometimes wander off, wristbands for children will be issued when you arrive, please write a contact phone number on the wristband and make sure your child wears it so we can call you if we find the little treasure should they become separated from you.