Blue light open day
On Sunday 16th July the doors of Cheshire Constabulary HQ will be thrown open for the public to see the good work that Cheshire Fire and Rescue Service and Cheshire Police do around the clock.
The Blue Light Open Day is a hugely popular event that gives people a unique, behind-the-scenes look at the outstanding work of the county’s emergency services will run from 11.30am to 4.30pm.
Due to the growing popularity of the event, this year it will be ticket only. This is to manage the number of visitors, ensuring everyone can enjoy the day in a comfortable environment.
Tickets have all been allocated but you can add yourself to a waiting list, by using the link below:
Book on to the waiting list (open in new window)
When booking tickets, you need to ensure that each ticket is in the name of each individual attending. You can’t bulk order tickets under one name. You can either print the ticket out, which will have a unique barcode which will be scanned when you enter HQ, or you can use your smart phone.
About the open day
Those lucky enough to secure their tickets will experience an array of interesting stalls, displays and interactive demonstrations. Find out what it’s like to ride in cabin of a real fire engine, come and meet the stars of the Police Interceptors show; and get up close and personal with our canine crimefighters. You could even watch the Chief Constable being petrol bombed!
Frequently Asked Questions
How do I get to the event/ what are parking arrangements?
Parking is on and off site. All people attending by car will be directed to the appropriate car park by traffic management stewards. As parking spaces will be limited we encourage everyone to cycle or walk where possible as well as car share.
This event is at Police Headquarters and entry is through the main front gate, therefore security will be strict. Each member of your party will require a named ticket for access to the venue.
Walking or cycling to the site is permitted. Cycles can be stored on site at your own risk. Any vehicles parked in nearby area are subject to normal traffic restrictions and patrols will be actively monitoring this area.
Get directions to Cheshire Police headquarters
I have a blue badge, where can I park?
There will be small number of on-site car-parking spaces available. Both parts of a valid blue badge will be required on the day, this MUST relate to a guest with entry ticket who is in the vehicle.
I have reserved my tickets, but one of my party can no longer come, can someone else use that ticket?
Should this be the case, please log onto Eventbrite website and cancel your tickets. These can then be re-distributed.
Do I need to bring my ticket with me?
Yes. Each ticket will be scanned prior to admission. A confirmation e-mail will be received which will have your tickets attached. The tickets can be printed or can be presented on a smartphone/ tablet device capable of displaying a PDF document to be scanned. Tickets are non-transferrable; they are valid only for the person named on the ticket.
Can I bring my dog?
No, unless the dog is a registered guide dog. Please be aware that Police Dogs will be on-site all day, and there are no provisions for any pets.
Can I bring food?
Yes. Different type of food/ drinks will be available to buy on site, however food is permitted. Alcohol is not permitted.
Please note this is predominantly an outdoor event. Please dress appropriate for the weather.
NO Alcohol, smoking and e-cigarettes are permitted on site.