Parking at Hay Festival

We look forward to welcoming you to the festival

Pre-booking of car park tickets has now closed for 2016, but there are plenty of spaces still available at our all-weather Park & Ride in Clyro. Follow road signs to Hay Festival Park & Ride, Clyro Court.

Hard-standing car parking

There is all-weather parking for 2,000 cars at the Festival Park & Ride at Clyro Court (Baskerville Hall Hotel), HR3 5LE. A direct free shuttle bus service will operate between Clyro Court and the Festival site. The shuttle bus stop is by the main gate by the road. Please allow up to 30 minutes for journey time. Parking costs £6 per day, which includes shuttle bus tickets. The last shuttle buses leave the Festival site for Clyro Court after the last event each day.

There is further all-weather parking at the Macmillan Car Park directly opposite the Festival site (off Llanigon Road) for 900 cars (reduced to 400 cars in wet weather). The cost is £6 per day. The Macmillan Festival Car Park has raised £199,000 for Macmillan Cancer Support. Follow @carparkathay, where live parking information will be posted for the Macmillan Car Park throughout the festival.

Disabled parking

Disabled parking is available on the Festival site. Disabled parking spaces can be pre-booked by phone at the time of booking tickets.

Car charging

Hay Festival is offering electric car charging points at the Clyro Court Park & Ride site (HR3 5LE). There will be four 13 amp sockets available and, if your car requires it, you will need to bring your own adapter.

The chargers will be available on a first-come first-served basis. There is also one fast charger available in the local area at Drovers Cycle Hire – you can book for this online.

Park with care

Please park with consideration for local residents. We ask you not to park on the highway or grass verges.

In 2014, car parking revenue was shared between:

Macmillan Cancer Support (£248,000 raised in previous years)
Prostate Cancer UK
Hay Festival Foundation