Starts 28th June – 30th June 2013 The Formula 1 British Grand Prix will be showcased this month at Silverstone race track. This is a massive event and undoubtedly there will be something here for everyone. It is a great day out and there will be plenty of entertainment for all serious motoring enthusiasts and novices alike.
British Grand Prix entry rates and opening times
The British Grand Prix event as mentioned will begin on Friday, 28th June and will finish on the Sunday, 30th June. The open/closing times on Friday 28th are 7am to 8pm, Saturday 29th is 6am to 9pm, and Sunday is 6am to 7.45 pm. Parking is available half hour prior to the circuit opening times, and this may be subject to change. Tickets for the British Grand Prix can be bought in advance which can be bought online at Silverstone. They accept all major credit cards except Diners Club cards. It is advisable to pre-book tickets rather than wait to buy at the gate. It is anticipated that the Grand Prix tickets could also be sold out prior to the event. The British Grand Prix tickets vary in price from £65 to £445 per person depending upon where you want to sit and which band you require. Friday’s tickets can be bought from as little as £65, Saturday’s tickets from £85, Sunday’s tickets from £145. A three-day weekend pass can be bought from £165. Children under fifteen years are welcome; some of their ticket prices can be lower or the same as adult tickets. Family tickets are available, but it is a good idea to contact their admission's office on 0844 3728 300 for more information, especially if you are planning to camp. International tickets can be bought by calling + 44 (0) 1327 320 280 and can be collected at the gate.
Parking at Silverstone
There is a ‘Park and Ride’ available from the M1 and M40, and can be purchased when you buy your Grand Prix tickets. The cost of the Park and Ride is £5 per day. Parking permits must be displayed in your car at all times even if you decide to park at the Grand Prix grounds. Parking at the Grand Prix ground's costs £12.50 for Friday, £20 for Saturday, £45 for Sunday or £60 for three the days. Should you be planning to stay overnight, tickets can be booked to stay at the Woodlands Camping ground. Motorbikes do not need a parking permit.
Grand Prix accommodation
Woodlands camping can be booked when you purchase your Grand Prix tickets. Should you have already booked your event tickets, contact 0844 3750 740. If you have bought the Grand Prix three-day ticket, camping is available at the Silverstone Circuit. Weekend price per adult is £60, and the cost per child is £20. The Silverstone camping facilities are 250 metres from the Club Corner which is located at the South of the circuit. Silverstone camping is fully equipped with hook-ups at an extra cost; additionally, there are toilets, showers and shops. Parking is free at the camping facilities if you paid for a weekend of camping. The nearest and most convenient places to stay near the Grand Prix is the Snoozebox. This hotel is situated just two minutes away from the track. Why not checkout their attractive rates? Other hotels, bed and breakfasts and campsites are available at Silverstone. Checkout the options out here.
Entertainment at the Formula 1 Grand Prix
Family fun is held at the E-Zone; it has plenty to keep the kids occupied with simulators, the Kiddimoto, Animal Action Sports Show, Racing Bug and more. This is open from 8.30 am to 5.30pm. There is a children's photography competition with an opportunity to win a prize. Some great musicians can be seen such as The Gramotones (Friday), K (Friday), Billy Ocean (Saturday), Times Red (Saturday), Stacey Jackson ( Saturday), Joseph Whelan (Sunday), Alistair Griffin (Sunday), Local Dance Performance (day to TBC) and more. Other entertainments include Pop Bang Colour the Super 8 Racing Challenge. Have you been to the British Grand Prix before? Please publish your experience below: