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Visitors Guide

The Spalding Flower Parade has once again become one of the most important events in Spalding's calendar and attracts visitors from every corner of the United Kingdom

Useful information to make your visit safe and enjoyable


Arriving by bus
Buses arrive in Spalding from most locations and terminate in the bus station which is just a two minute walk from the parade route. There may be bus diversions in place during the parade as some major roads will be closed for several hours so please check with the bus company

Coach companies on day trips from anywhere in the UK  

All coaches MUST be pre-booked and now fully booked


Arriving by train
Spalding train station is just a few minutes walk from the parade route and the arena. Regular trains run from Lincoln and Peterborough


Arriving by car
If you arrive in Spalding before 9am, there will be no problems as roads will all still be open. Once the roads are closed for the parade, it will be difficult to get into the town centre. There will be several large car parks outside the road block area and these will be clearly signposted beforehand. We have a park and ride service in operation from Enterprise Way (signposted GREEN triangle).


No parking at the castle arena or swimming pool

Dropping off for the parade or arena, use the car park on Westlode Street (B1172), behind the bowling alley.

Park and ride #1 Enterprise Way - Royal Mail Cart

Spalding Auction and Roythornes Solicitors  - Enterprise Way, Spalding PE11 3YR
Open 8am - 2pm with park & ride service. Shuttle every 10 minutes by SmartCabs (fees apply)

Approx. 140 spaces - Free parking - Return bus stop - Royal mail Cart PH

There will be toilets here

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Park and ride #2 New rugby club - Bus station

If coming from Peterborough/Crowland/Deepings direction. Use this car park. Entry from the A16 and catch the bus, every 15 minutes. drops at the bus station, just 100 feet from the parade route

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Parking #3 - Spalding High School

An ideal location without having to go into the town. Come in from Stonegate/Clay lake area and park for £5 all day (proceeds to school). From the car park it's a few minutes to the parade on Halmergate

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Parking #4 - Spalding Grammar School

Town centre location. 10 minutes walk to the centre/the arena and parade route.

Park all day (fees apply payable to the school)

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Spalding Grammar School

The school are providing all day parking on the Rugby field (fees apply)

8am - 8pm

Entrance to car park What3Words: (see here)
5 Minute walk to town centre and the parade

Additional town centre car parking

Victoria Street
Located close to the town centre and accessible from The Crescent and Winsover Road, all day (not affected by road closures)
Entrance to car park What3Words: ///brand.starts.nurses (see here)

Approx. 201 spaces - Pay and Display

South Holland District Council Office
Accessible from all directions (not affected by road closures)
Entrance to car park What3Words: ///quarrel.successes.nods (see here)

Approx. 188 spaces - Free on Saturday

Vine Street
Accessible from Double Street and Broad Street (access restricted during the parade)

Entrance to car park What3Words: ///cracks.costs.folds (see here)

Approx. 67 spaces - Pay and display

The Vista
Accessible from Little London end of town
Approx. 68 spaces - Pay and display

West Lode Street
Not accessible during the parade

Approx. 161 spaces - Pay and display

Holland Road
Restricted access during parade

Approx. 50 spaces - Pay and display

For out of town visitors these are the recommended car parks

Springfields Outlet Shopping & Festival Gardens

Pay and display and within 5 minutes walk to parade route

Entrance to car park What3Words: strain.prefect.third (see here)

660 spaces - £2 all day


Parking for those with mobility issues

We have set aside a car park at the arena (Swimming pool car park)
This has a very limited number of spaces and these MUST BE pre-booked
Available on first come - first served

  • All vehicle MUST be in place by 9.15am

  • Blue badge holders only with badge holder present in the vehicle

  • No exit until after the parade returns

  • Wheelchair priority viewing area available