The British Truck Racing and Fireworks event takes place at
Brands Hatch this weekend (4/5 November). We've got loads going on
around the venue for you to enjoy this weekend, so here is some
useful information to help you make the most of your trip to the
Avoid the rush to leave - stay late with more to
We're expecting a big crowd and a great atmosphere on Sunday, and
inevitably there will be high volumes of traffic leaving the venue
as soon as the fireworks have concluded. New for this year, we've
added additional entertainment post-fireworks, with an extended
funfair, live music and more! So avoid the rush to leave and let
the entertainment continue. Click here for
Parking is free of charge in the main spectator car parks, located
by the main entrance off the A20. These will be well
Please note that Southbank parking (for the grass bank opposite
the rear of the pits) is NOT available on the gate on Sunday, so to
avoid delays please head to the main car parks. Spaces were
significantly reduced this year at the request of the fireworks
organiser, and only a small number were made available for public
Blue badge holders should follow public signage for disabled
parking information, or alternatively please speak to a member of
staff on arrival.
Click here to download a
timetable for this weekend's event. PLEASE NOTE: Due to the nature
of truck racing, stoppages and delays may occur. As such the
timetable remains provisional and subject to change.
All advance sales have now closed and tickets are only available
on the gate for the following prices:
Saturday: Adults £15, Teen (13-15) £10, Senior Citizens
Sunday: Adults £25, Teen (13-15) £15, Senior Citizens £19
Entry on both days is free to under-13s.
If you have elected to have tickets posted (not print-at-home),
you will need to bring your original tickets to the circuit as
copies and receipts are not accepted. All advance tickets have now
been dispatched and were sent by either Recorded or Special
Delivery, meaning a signature is required. In the rare instance
that your tickets have not arrived in time you will need to
purchase them at the gate price and obtain a refund after the event
by returning the gate ticket stubs and your original tickets to the
venue office. If you have advance tickets, please have them
separated before arriving at the gate.
Print-at-home tickets - Please make sure you print all your
e-documents and bring them to the venue. Your order confirmation
email will not gain you admission to the venue, you must have your
Grandstand seating is available in the Hailwoods grandstand on
Sunday from £8, with Paddock Hill grandstand seating available on
Saturday from £6. The Paddock Hill and Pit Straight grandstands are
sold out for Sunday. Tickets are available from the Megastore.
Official event programmes are on sale from the main entrance gates
and the Megastore for £5. Each programme features articles on the
British Truck Racing Championship and other events taking place
this weekend, including off-track entertainment, along with entry
lists and information on the racing timetable.
There is a free of charge grid walk session at 9.15am on Sunday
morning. Last entry will be at 9.30am so make sure you arrive at
the entry point at Paddock Hill in good time.
Red Dragon Monster Truck Rides
Red Dragon is a monster truck like no other - it's been adapted to
carry up to 10 passengers, enabling members of the public to feel
its thunderous V8 power first hand. Passenger rides are available
throughout Sunday but get in quick as it's very popular -
individual charges apply. Located in the Live Action
Who doesn't like to have a great time bouncing around on an
inflatable castle? We'll have a number of inflatables on offer
including slides and castles to keep everyone entertained
throughout the weekend. Individual charges apply. Located next to
the Big Top tent.
The Brands Hatch Fun Zone will offer a fairground with an
assortment of exciting rides throughout both days. Some of these
rides will even remain open into the evening after fireworks on
Sunday so feel free to stay into the darkness! Individual charges
apply. Located in the Fun Zone.
Diggerland will bring along a number of their mini diggers to
Brands Hatch and offer visitors young and old the chance to operate
them. Diggerland will be in attendance on Sunday - Individual
charges apply. Located next to the Big Top tent.
Circus Skills, Bubble Station, Arts &
Located in the heated Big Top tent throughout Sunday, the free
kids' entertainment includes circus skills, a bubble station and
arts & crafts. Our face painters will also be providing their
work for a small charitable donation, so even the youngest fan is
ensured a fun day out! Located in the Big Top tent.
Rent a Dinosaur
Dexter the living baby T-Rex will give you the chance to feel what
it's like to come face to face with the most powerful predator ever
to have existed. Don't be fooled by his menacing exterior though,
Dexter is a very obedient dinosaur and he will happily pose for
photographs! Located in the Big Top tent with shows at
10.30am, 12.00 noon, 1:30pm and 3pm, plus he will be roaming
Give your youngster a head start before they hit the public roads
with our YoungDrive! experience for children aged 11 and over.
Available on Sunday, we can put your little ones behind the
wheel on the legendary Brands Hatch Grand Prix circuit for £25.
Sign up near the main entrance.
Star Wars Characters
Look out for our Star Wars characters on Sunday. They're not there
for the evil Empire, it's all for a good cause to raise awareness
of our charity, the Kent Air Ambulance. So make sure you go over
and say hello and get a picture with them! They will be roaming the
venue between 10am and 4pm.
Ever wanted to know what it is like to race round the Brands Hatch
circuit? Well now is your chance on the Down Force simulator.
Individual charges apply. Located next to the Pit Sraight
More than 150 pristine show trucks will be lined up on Colin
Chapman Way and throughout the venue this weekend. Expect to see
beautiful trucks of varying types, sizes and eras. These giants
will head out on to the track following racing on Sunday for a
twilight convoy to light up the track ahead of the fireworks
The Metropolitan Police will be in attendance with its new DAF XF
Truck. Visitors will be able to climb into the cab for an 'eye
opening' driver's view in order to increase awareness and provide
cyclists and other road users more knowledge on truck drivers'
visibility. Located next to the Pit Straight grandstand.
Why not test your mettle with go-karting on a mini version of the
Brands Hatch Indy circuit, located opposite the Megastore. Karting
is available for all those aged 8+ and costs £15 for ten minutes,
payable at the karting circuit.
Terry Grant Stunt Show
World famous stunt driver Terry Grant will be in action on Sunday
with his thrilling live stunt show in an assortment of vehicles
including his 1937 Ford Sedan dubbed 'The Legend' - don't miss it!
Located in the Live Action Arean with shows at 11am and 2pm.
After 5pm (light dependent) - SUNDAY
We'll bring another season of major events at Brands Hatch to a
close on Sunday evening with a spectacular 'big bang' fireworks
display following the close of track action and the showtruck
parade. Depending on levels of light, it will commence at some
point after 5pm. The display will take place on Southbank - the
elevated area opposite the pit straight grandstand - get yourself
into a prime location!
After the fireworks
Once the fireworks display has finished, we have plenty more for
you to enjoy, including live music in the heated Big Top tent from
local band Meltin' Joel - a piano rock band that does covers and
originals from Elton John and Billy Joel, all the way through to
Stevie Wonder and Ben Folds, with a little bit of everything else
too. The bar will remain open, and there will be candy floss
available, as well as other food stalls, whilst the funfair will
stay open late to ensure there are plenty more thrills to be
Radio Brands 87.7FM
Radio Brands will be broadcasting live commentary, interviews and
spectator information throughout the weekend. Earpiece radios will
be on sale from the Megastore.
Contact the commentators
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commentators, then just tweet us
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round to you.