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Coach Tours

The 2023 Spalding Flower Parade is going to be one of the most important events in Spalding's history and we are expecting visitors from every corner of the United Kingdom and beyond

You will receive a warm welcome, wherever you are from



Useful information to make your visit safe and enjoyable


Arriving by coach
All coach trips must be pre-booked

Coach companies from anywhere in the UK please contact us for an information pack/booking form

Coach booking fee is just £50 which includes all day parking

Any coach that arrives without a booking will be charged £90 for car parking

Timing is important as we have many road closures in place on the morning of the parade. Your information pack will give you full instructions.

We have a dedicated drop off point, 2 minutes from the parade route and arena

When you arrive, our Spalding Ambassadors will be waiting to greet you and will board the bus to welcome your passengers and answer any questions. They will also have maps and guides available

After drop off, you will be directed to all day parking

The coach route into Spalding will be signposted from the main A16 bypass (both directions)


Where to stay
Fancy staying overnight? Spalding has a selection of hotels and B&B at reasonable prices. Places tend to fill very quickly on Flower Parade weekend so early booking is advised. Find a full list here


The parade
The parade will leave the Castle Sports Ground at 11am and make it's way through the town on a route of 2.9 miles, eventually returning to the sports ground (PE11 2AJ). You can watch the parade from anywhere along the route. The busiest areas are the Market Place and the junction of Love Lane, High Bridge and Church Street. The best places for families are Halmergate and Queens Road.   (see the route here)


Information point

You will find Admin HQ just inside the entrance to the arena. This is the place you can get information, report problems and security concerns. Alternatively, just stop one of our marshals

Lost or confused? Please make your way to the Admin HQ


Limited access

The sports arena is mainly level ground so ideal for wheelchair access. We will provide toilet facilities for those with limited access. If you have any special requirements, please do not hesitate to get in touch and we will endeavour to help. There will be disabled parking clearly signposted close to the arena



There are toilets in Sheep Market and near the bus station but we will provide toilets on the arena, including facilities for disabled visitors

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