Splendour Festival 2023: Traffic and travel information on how to get to the event
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When it comes to festivals in Nottingham, there is no doubt that Splendour is one of the biggest and best of the season. This year welcomes a host of big name performers to the two stages spread across Wollaton Park including Madness, Sugababes, Rudimental and Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds.
Last year saw over 23,000 people per day join in the festivities at the historic location and this year looks set to be even bigger. It can be difficult to know what the best way to get to the event is, especially with so many people heading to one location. Here is our ultimate guide to parking, disabilty access, bus routes and trams for 2023:
What is the address for Splendour Festival?
The address is Wollaton Hall and Deer Park, Wollaton, NG8 1BT.
How do I get there by bus?
Public transport can often be the easiest way to get to the festival so that you don’t have to worry about parking.
Nottingham City Transport (NCT) provides a frequent service between the city centre and Wollaton Park and back. The Pink 30 goes to the Wollaton Road entrance or there is the Orange 35/36 for the Derby Road entrance. The recommended city centre bus stop is on Milton Street, by the Victoria Centre.
Starting from 21:00, the Pink 30 will operate from inside Wollaton Park from a dedicated event bus stop near the Wollaton Road entrances with marshalled queue lanes with high-capacity services direct to the city centre, dropping off on Talbot Street, South Sherwood Street and Victoria Centre.
A single fare between the City Centre and Wollaton Park will be £2 each way, which you can pay with contactless on the bus or with cash. Grouprider at £8 may be the best ticket if you are arriving with friends. The ticket covers up to 5 people (min 1 adult, max 2 adults) and allows unlimited all day travel on every NCT bus for the day.
Can I drive to Splendour?
Wollaton Hall is 3 miles to the west of the city centre and can be found by following the brown signs from the A52 or the A6514. From the M1 take junction 25 and follow the signs.
Vehicle access to the Festival is via the Lime Tree Avenue entrance accessed from Middleton Boulevard. All main routes will be clearly signposted (please follow signs to this entrance rather than using the post code on your navigation system as this may take you to the wrong entrance).
Where can park at the event?
There is event car parking on site and you need to follow the yellow Splendour event signs or put NG8 1BT into your navigation system.
The car park entrance is off Lime Tree Avenue, which is located off Middleton Boulevard (Ring Road). Event car parking will open at 9:00 and close at midnight. Cars cannot be left overnight.
How much will parking cost for 2023?
Parking will cost £10 and must be paid for on entry. You can pay in cash, contactless Visa or Mastercard as well as Apple Pay and Google Pay, however we ask you please bring cash as the carpark GPRS card reader signal can sometimes be unreliable.
Can I get to Splendour Festival by taxi or Uber?
There will be taxi and drop off points signposted on site.
Can I get to the festival by tram?
For anyone arriving by train, walking distance to the NCT bus stop is a 15-minute walk.
Splendour tickets are still available with prices starting at £61 for an adult day pass or £102 for a Adult Weekend. There are Youth Weekend options at £67 and Youth Day tickets at £41 with discounts across all ticket types for city residents.
What entrance do I use if I’m walking?
The main pedestrian entry gate is the Wollaton Road entrance. However there are other entrances including Lime Tree Avenue (off Middleton Boulevard) and Beeston Lodge entrance (off Derby Road A52).
If you have received your ticket in advance or need to collect your ticket from the box office, you can enter the festival via the Main gate of the grounds, located on the main drive via the Wollaton Road entrance, next to the box office.
You do not need to visit the box office if you already have a ticket.
What do I need to know about accessible parking?
An Accessible Car Park and Drop Off is located off the main driveway to Wollaton Hall, from Wollaton Road which is available to all blue badge holding festival goers. Your vehicle must clearly display your blue badge.