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Free off-site visitor parking for Peterborough Celebrates Festival

Peterborough Celebrates Festival at Ferry Meadows is only a day away and preparations are in full swing for an exciting free-to-attend, family-focused event. 

The festival promises to be filled with an eclectic mix of music, performances, theatre, art, workshops, sport, food and community stalls – a chance to celebrate the diversity and creativity of our city and thank and celebrate those who have helped us over the past challenging two years. 

The festival will be running from Friday (May 13) 6-9pm, Saturday, (May 14) 11am-9pm and Sunday (May 15) 11am-6pm. 

Festival-goers are encouraged to arrive by green transport options where possible.  

The number one bus runs from Queensgate and stops about 15 minutes’ walk from the festival site. There will be increased bike parking on site for those on two wheels and lift sharing is recommended where possible. Festival-goers are also encouraged to take advantage of the fantastic free off-site parking arrangements to ensure that there is room for everyone to park and enjoy the festival. 

Park for free at Lynch Wood Business Park. This is just a 20-minute walk to the festival site and there will be festival marshals and signage along the walking route to show you the way. There will also be a free minibus shuttle service in operation on Saturday and Sunday to take those who need a lift from the car park to the festival site. 

Park for free at Railworld Wildlife Haven - close to the city centre, you can park for free here and then board a free Nene Valley Railway train to take you to Overton Station, just a five-minute walk to the festival site. Trains will be operating throughout the weekend. 

Blue Badge holders will be able to park for free at the main Ferry Meadows car park. Just show your blue badge when you drive in and you will be given a QR code to enable you park for free. 

Matthew Bradbury, Chief Executive of Nene Park Trust, said: “People across the city are in for a real treat throughout the festival – there is truly something for everyone across every day.

“The festival is designed to bring the city together and celebrate the many fantastic and diverse offerings the city has to offer. We are delighted the festival will showcase many of the talents from the city.

“The festival will offer a good mix of different, weird and wonderful experiences that people might not have seen or tried before, alongside firm favourites for all the family.”

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