Colchester Park & Ride, park your car and enjoy a relaxed journey on a premium vehicle on dedicated bus lanes to the festival. Located with A120, A14 and A134 connections close by, Colchester Park and Ride is situated just off the A12. Follow the blue signs from the Junction 28 roundabout.

Park and Ride is a green travel option. By using it, you are helping to reduce costly congestion and improve air quality in Colchester.


There is good access to the Colchester Follow the A12 north bound to junction 27 and follow the road signs directing you to the Town Centre which takes about five minutes. We are located just at the end of the High Street at the top of East Hill, behind the Castle. 

Please note parking is limited and is on a first-come basis. There is however plenty of car parking in and around town, CLICK HERE FOR DETAILS  but why not use the Park & Ride *Colchester Park and Ride will be open especially for this event! running runs a regular service throughout the festival weekend.


Greater Anglia mainline services from London (Liverpool Street Station) and East Anglia serve Colchester  Chelmsford, Witham as well as Manningtree where you can change lines to go to Harwich International. There are two train stations in Colchester. The main train station is North Station, and we are a 20-minute walk from here which is now guided by the Fixing the Link walking route. Colchester Town Station located in the Town Centre is slightly closer, and we are under a 10-minute walk along Queens Street where you will see the Castle across the road at the top, where the Park is located just behind. The mainline also serves Ipswich, Stowmarket, Diss and Norwich.

BY Bus

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Colchester Bus Station is located on Osborne Street in the Town Centre and runs regular services locally and regionally. There is also a Park and Ride from the A12 at junction 28.


Stansted Airport is just 50 minutes away from Colchester by road via the A12 and A120, and there are regular Coach transfer services available between Marks Tey Train Station and Stansted Airport.

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Disabled car parking is available in the High Street and Castle Street. Most areas of the Park are fully accessible on tarmac paths. However, as a historic landscape, some areas are only accessible by steps. These are the fish pond area, and inside the bandstand podium.

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