FAQs

COVID

As we get closer to the events this Summer, If UK Government guidelines prevent Silverstone from hosting events with spectators, then ticket holders will be given the option to transfer their ticket to the following year or receive a full refund.

The health and safety of fans, staff and teams visiting Silverstone remains our highest priority. We are working with the relevant authorities including Public Health England and the local agencies to ensure we put in place all the necessary policies and procedures to deliver COVID safe events.

Tickets

Yes, you can redeem your Silverstone Gift Voucher at the checkout. If there is anything left to pay on the balance, you will need to pay with your card to cover the total cost. Please note that if the voucher is more than the total of the event, the remainder of the voucher is lost.

All car club display packages include 2 x adult general admission tickets and 1 x infield vehicle pass

Yes, children aged 15 and under will need a ticket for entry into the venue. Children aged 0-10 attend free but a ticket needs to be ordered for them. Concessions apply for children aged 11-15. Please ensure that you select the number of child tickets you require at the time of purchasing for the age the children will be at the time of the event. One adult can accompany a maximum of four children.

New for 2021. You will now receive an E-Ticket, which you may print or display on your phone to gain entry into the circuit.

Your  tickets will be posted approximately 2 weeks prior to the event.

We’re sorry, Silverstone is unable to offer refunds or exchanges for tickets unless the event is cancelled due to any circumstance for which Silverstone Circuits LTD is covered by its relevant insurance cover.

Yes you do - you will need your club's code in order to access the car club display packages and your club can provide you with this. If you’re not a member of a club and are interested in bringing along your classic car or car of special interest to display at the event, please contact us to discuss possible options in further detail: telephone +44 (0) 1483 524 424 or email us.

Please email [email protected] with your request and a member of the team will be able to help. Our usual response time is within two days.

As tickets for The Classic increase in price the closer we get to the event, the best prices are secured by buying early. We also recommend signing up to our newsletters and following our social media channels for sales updates. 

Please contact your car club co-ordinator and they will be able to share details with you.

The Classic is a highly popular event and we always recommend booking early to benefit from the cheapest prices, and most importantly, avoid disappointment. A limited number of general admission tickets may be available on the day, although this cannot be guaranteed. Car Club Display Packages cannot be purchased on the gate.

Unfortunately not - you need a Friday event ticket to watch the music on Friday and a Saturday ticket to watch the music on Saturday.

We recommend checking the tickets you hold by logging into your account. 

Step 1) click here to open the log in page.  
Step 2) follow the handy guide and find your event booking.   

Yes. We will honour your 2020 car club display package and you will be located within a dedicated zone for a variety of classic cars.

This is at the discretion of the organiser and subject to availability. Please contact us by email or telephone: +44 (0) 1483 524 424 in order to discuss the options.

Yes! We have a variety of tickets available here.

No. The club codes are issued for display packages only. If you will not be bringing your car to display at the event, you’re unable to take advantage of the package.

We have a free entry policy for children that are 10 and under.

Children who are 15 years and under on the day of the event will be classed as a child and will need a ticket for entry into the venue.

Please ensure that you select the number of child tickets you require at the time of purchasing.

One adult can accompany a maximum of four children.

Tickets are available in advance until midday the Thursday before The Classic event.

Car club packages are now sold out.

We will email you a link to your E-Tickets from June. Using the link contained inside the email, you will simply login into your account and download your tickets.

Yes, car club packages have now sold out.

Event Need to Know

Yes, you can follow the race commentary on Radio Silverstone at 87.7FM. Our merchandise shops stock small, portable radios for you to tune into all of the on track action. 

There are no pit walks for this event. For your safety, the pit lane is a restricted area and is only accessible to drivers and their teammates in possession of the correct accreditation. 

In 2021, The Classic will take place 30 July – 1 August.

Yes, the Paddocks are open to the public throughout the event. All visitors to The Classic should take extra care and keep a good watch in all directions as there will be race cars and support vehicles moving throughout the paddock. Please stay behind the viewing barriers at the assembly area.

For your safety, access to the pit garages and pit lane is restricted to working teams and competitors but all doors to the pit garages remain open providing plenty of opportunity to see the cars and talk to the drivers and race preparers. 

Gates will open on each day of the event at 07:30

Getting Around the Event

Yes, ask the staff at the gate to stamp your hand as you leave the circuit. Re-entry to the site will only be permitted if the person has their hand stamped and is in possession of a valid ticket for the event. Please review the timetable to check the last re-entry times each day.

Yes, you can bring your bike into the circuit, though not into the grandstands. For safety reasons, do not lock bikes to the grandstands as they will be removed. Please be aware that all roadways are in use during the event so be alert at all times. Bicycles should not be riden through the paddocks. Bikes left anywhere in the venue are solely at the owners' risk.

We want you to get the very best value from the tickets you buy for The Classic which is why we include so much in the ticket price! Your tickets not only include entry to the event, but also: full access to the racing paddocks giving the chance for you to get close to the cars and talk to the drivers and race preparers; access to the open grandstands for great viewing of the track action; big screens around the Circuit to ensure you don't miss a thing; the live music concerts on Friday and Saturday evenings; and all funfair rides.

Yes there are - at Woodcote B and terraces at Luffield Complex and Copse.

Yes, a map of the circuit layout for The Classic is available on What's On.

An Entertainment guide with a full map of the circuit will be available upon arrival and a downloadable map will be available nearer the event. 

 

At Silverstone we have a wide range of facilities and services available to you. Please visit our Accessibility section. If you have further questions, please email us on [email protected] and we will be happy to help you with your query.

Camping & Accommodation

Yes, you will need to buy an event ticket and add camping as an option within the booking process.

It's really close! The circuit is just a 5-minute walk to the West 13 entrance from the campsite.

The Clubhouse is open for the duration of your stay so you will have full access to the permanent toilets, showers and changing room facilities within the Clubhouse. There are also temporary and permanent toilets on the campsite as well as temporary showers.

All the pitches will be marked out prior to your arrival. The pitches are not pre-allocated.

Pitch Sizes

  • Standard Pitch - 8m x 8m
  • Electric Hook-up Pitch - 8m x 8m, 12m x 8m

Please note: when looking at the relevant pitch size you require, bear in mind with a caravan that you need to take into account the tow bar, which cannot overhang your pitch. With some motorhomes, they have racking on the back, which again, cannot overhang the pitch.

If you are planning to bring an extra car, ensure that you have chosen the correct pitch size.

Sadly not! Silverstone Golf Club operate a strict no pet policy with the exception of guide dogs.

Pitches are allocated on arrival rather than being pre-allocated. If you have booked as part of a group, the first person to arrive from the booking can claim plots to be positioned next to each other.

One car is permitted with a camping ticket on the campsite, so you do not need a parking pass. 

Yes, though you will not be permitted to bring your own alcohol into the Clubhouse, marquees, garden or seating areas.

Make the most of your weekend and arrive any day from Thursday 29 July and stay until Monday 2 August. The price is the same if you stay 1 night or the full 4 nights. Times of arrival will be confirmed closer to the event.

For your safety and security at the campsite the following are strictly prohibited:

  • Monkeybikes, Minimoto, Pit Bikes, Scooters, Segways & Quads 
  • Generators, BBQ Gas cylinders exceeding 15kg
  • Sound systems capable of creating excessive noise
  • Campfires, firewood & fire starters 
  • Fireworks
  • Restricted & illegal substances
  • Offensive weapons
  • Paddling pools, swimming pools & hot tubs
  • Pet animals with the exception of assistance dogs
  • Items that are deemed dangerous, offensive or unsuitable for the safe environment of the Campsite by Campsite Staff

Please note: random vehicle searches may be carried out on arrival at the entrance gates.

The Clubhouse is wheelchair accessible, with toilet facilities for wheelchair users. And, where possible, Silverstone Golf Club may be able to pitch you close to the amenities and the Clubhouse, although this is not always guaranteed.

Yes you can! For 2021, Silverstone Golf Club is an official campsite partner with a high standard of facilities and services. They offer pitches for tents, motorhomes, campervans or caravans. Complete with breakfast and dinner options throughout the weekend the site is ideal for families or groups. 

Various bars will be open over the weekend with TV’s showing the different sporting events.

Do you have Family/Quiet and Lively areas?
We have two main areas,

  • Electrical Hook Up &
  • Standard (Non Electrical Hook up)

With the number of campers we have on site and due to the nature of the event, we do not currently offer a Family / Quiet & Lively.

Silverstone Golf Club have a great team of stewards and staff on-site who do their best to keep the site secure. With the large number of campers on site, Silverstone Golf Club recommends that you keep your valuables safe at all times – either lock them away in your car, or keep them with you.

There's so much to choose from! Silverstone Golf Club have a permanent restaurant onsite offering breakfast, lunch and evening meals. Closer to the event, you'll receive details on how to book any breakfast or evening meal tickets.

And, there are other food vendors operating over the weekend, offering a huge range of  choices. Tickets do not need to be purchased for these.

Getting to the Circuit

Silverstone is well supported by many rail stations close by. The closest station is Wolverton – approximately 10 miles (16km) away from the circuit. Wolverton Station offers direct train services to London.

In the area and all under 13 miles (20km) away are Banbury, Milton Keynes and Northampton rail stations. Which have services from Euston and Birmingham New Street. 

Our Getting Here section can help you to plan your journey to the circuit. As the circuit and routes gets busy, please ensure that you leave plenty of time for your journey. 

Train 
The nearest mainline train stations are Milton Keynes, Northampton and Banbury. Please check connecting bus services to Silverstone, or alternatively a taxi is approximately 30 minutes from all stations. 

Parking

We do not allow overnight parking in our car parks. Our car parks will be closed overnight.

Car parks open up to half an hour before circuit gate opening times. Please note that this is subject to change.

Yes, parking at Silverstone Circuit is free for this event. Our public parking is clearly signposted and our stewards will be on site to direct you. 

Yes, Silverstone has a number of accessible parking spaces for Blue Badge holders. 

Please visit our Accessibilty section on the website.

Parking your motorbike is free and you will not need a permit for this event. However, if you regularly attend the circuit please check per event as this is subject to change.

Our Facilities

Yes, we have plenty to choose from around the circuit – from burgers, fish & chips, jacket potatoes and pies to paninis, baguettes and vegetarian food and many more. There are also a number of licensed bars serving beer and other refreshments.

We also have the Pit Stop café serving hot food, sandwiches, drinks and snacks. 

Please note 

  • You are allowed to bring reasonable amounts of alcohol for personal consumption into the venue, though excessive amounts will be refused at the gate.
  • No glass bottles or containers are allowed to be bought into the circuit at any time. You will be asked to leave them at the gates.

Yes, our merchandise shops sell a limited selection of sun creams. All other essential items can be purchased in the nearby Silverstone village before you arrive at the circuit.

Yes, Silverstone shops sell a variety of merchandise during the weekend and are clearly marked on the Entertainment Guide (pick up at the site when you arrive or available by download closer to the time of the event). Alternatively, you can buy merchandise in advance online to avoid disappointment. Shop now.

There are multiple cash machines located around the circuit and are clearly marked on our Entertainment Guide that you can collect upon arrival. Charges for cash withdrawals may apply.

Yes, we will have giant viewing screens placed around the circuit so you won't miss a moment of the action. Screen locations are to be confirmed. Pick up an Entertainment Guide when you arrive.

Security at the Circuit

Only Registered Assistance Dogs with prior arrangement are admitted into the venue and car parks. To register please email [email protected] in advance of the event.

Yes, as we have enhanced security measures in place, you may be searched upon entering the venue. You are limited to one rucksack per person with a maximum capacity of 20 litres.  

To help us ensure a smooth entry process, please

  •  Arrive early and leave plenty of time for searches
  • Do not leave your bag unattended at any time
  • Read our list of prohibited items 

For security reasons, we are unable to offer a luggage storage facility on site.

Yes, photographic equipment, mobile telephones and other private communication devices are permitted within the venue provided that they are for personal and private non commercial purposes.

Yes, to ensure safety at the circuit for all our visitors throughout the event, the following items are prohibited at the venue:

  • Bags over 20 litre capacity

  • Glass bottles and glass containers

  • BBQs

  • Restricted and illegal substances

  • Offensive weapons

  • Items that are deemed dangerous, offensive or unsuitable

  • Drones or remote-controlled aircraft

  • Step ladders or any similar item which may obstruct another attendees' view

  • Lasers

  • Fireworks / pyrotechnics

  • Any items which might be subject to ambush marketing

  • Smoke canisters  

  • Tents and shelters  

  • Four-wheeled carry carts (doesn’t include those used to carry children, but must be empty at the gate

  • Powered scooters (excluding disability scooters) / hover boards  

  • Electric cycles  

  • Sun parasols

  • Excessive alcohol, although you will be permitted to bring a reasonable amount into the Venue for personal consumption.

     

  • No animals (excluding Assistance Dogs) will be admitted to the circuit or any car parks. All registered assistance dogs are welcome. However, before your arrival please email us on [email protected] so that the necessary arrangements can be made.

Yes, Silverstone Circuits Ltd and the police have a zero tolerance policy to illegal substances. Drug enforcement laws are as applicable on site as anywhere else in the country – and the dealing in or use of illegal drugs is not condoned by Silverstone Circuits Ltd. Police officers and security guards will be on site throughout the event and will deal with drug offences in accordance with national guidelines. Neither anti-social nor illegal behaviour will be tolerated.

Please note that you may be searched at the entrance. Any items which the organisers consider may be used in an illegal or offensive manner will be confiscated. Persons suspected of carrying out illegal and / or offensive activities onsite may be searched. If you do get caught you will be escorted off the site, and refused re-admission.

Entry Critera

Yes, your car must be representative of the club the booking code has been used for.

Yes, to take advantage of a car club display package, your car needs to be a minimum of 20 years old and/ or of special interest.

Infield vehicle display passes

If you need to change your vehicle details AFTER purchasing a Car Club Display Package AND the vehicle model still represents the club, you can:

  • Until 31st May complete the online vehicle change form here
  • From 1st June, you'll need to email us.

If the vehicle model does NOT represent the club, you will need to park in the public parking outside the circuit (which is free of charge).

Your infield display pass is posted approximately 2 weeks prior to the event.

An infield display pass can only be purchased as part of The Classic's car club display package.

Yes, your car can be left overnight on the infield (at your own risk), but it must have a valid Infield Pass for the following day. No cars must be left on the infield overnight on the Sunday.

Parades

Parades are allocated in April as they are dependent on the car clubs that register, the number of members that attend with their cars, the days the cars are attending and the significance of the anniversary. The car club co-ordinator will be contacted by The Classic Team directly to advise if the club will be allocated a parade. Please contact your car club co-ordinator directly should you wish to find out more about the parade status.

Passengers under 18 must have the signed approval of their parent or guardian to participate in a track parade. Passengers in Touring Cars, or Cabriolet/Sports Cars with the hood erected or hardtop fitted, must be 12 years or over and be at least 135cm in height. Passengers in Cabriolet/Sports Cars without the hood erected or hardtop fitted must be aged 16 years or over and be at least 135cm in height. No child under 12 years is allowed to be a passenger. This is subject to change at the discretion of Motorsport UK.