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How to get to the Gloucester Tall Ships and Adventure Festival

The Gloucester Tall Ships and Adventure Festival is just three days away and visitors to the event are being urged to plan ahead with their travel arrangements.

With up to 200,000 people heading to Gloucester Docks over the course of the Festival from Saturday, May 25 and Bank Holiday Monday, May 27, event organisers have made special arrangements.

An extra park and ride and increased disabled parking spaces have been added to help people coming in and out of the city for the festivities.

Jason Smith, chief executive of festival organisers Marketing Gloucester said: "We can't wait to welcome the many thousands of visitors coming to the Gloucester Tall Ships and Adventure Festival this weekend.

"It is expected to be very busy in the city centre car parks, so we are would advise people to plan ahead and use public transport and the park and rides where they can."

As well as six tall ships, there will also be a 1,000ft-zip wire across the Docks, superhero-style Jet Suit displays, pirate shows, kids zone, live music, wakeboarding and much more to entertain all the family.

The festival runs from 10am to 6pm on Saturday and Sunday, and from 10am until 5pm on Bank Holiday Monday.

Tickets cost £10 with children under-12 free with accompanying ticket holders.

Tickets can be purchased in advance from gloucestertallships.co.uk  or from ticket offices on site on the day.

Park and Ride:

There is a park and ride running from EDF Energy overspill car park, in Barnett Way in Barnwood (GL4 3ED) run by John Dix Travel.

Tickets are £4 and £2 for pensioners with a bus pass. They are sold on a return only basis. Children under-12 go free.

The buses leave EDF at 9:45, 10:15, 10:30, 11:00, 11:15, 11:45, 12:00, 12:30, 12:45, 1:15, 2:15, 2:45 and 3:00.

They leave the Docks at 3:30, 3:45, 4:15, 4:30, 5:00, 5:15, 5:45 and 6:00.

Please note there is no disabled access on the bus.

Waterwells Park and Ride (GL2 2AB) is located to the south of Gloucester city centre just off the A38 in Quedgeley. For timetables visit Gloucestershire County Council's website

City Centre Car Parking:

Please follow event car park signs or use one of Gloucester's many city centre car parks which will be within walking distance of Historic Gloucester Docks.

You can find out more information about car parking in Gloucester from Gloucester City Council's Car Parking page.

Disabled Parking:

There are a number of car parks with designated disabled parking bays and there will be extra spaces around Brunswick Square (GL1 1UG).

There will be signage pointing to the spaces during the festival. For more information go to the accessibility section on gloucestertallships.co.uk 

By rail or bus:

Visitors coming by bus or by rail are advised to check the latest timetables at
stagecoachbus.com/plan-a-journey  or nationalrail.co.uk 

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