ACcess Information

The festival is based around Bristol’s Harbourside. Surfaces are a mix of hard standing, permanent roads (including cobbles), and grass in Queen Square. There are steps and kerbs see the festival site map below for more details.

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Accessible toilets are located at every toilet block throughout the festival site. There will be a changing place toilet at the MShed.

British Sign Language

Interpreters will be located on the Circus Stage, Dance Stage and in the Spoken Word Tent across the weekend. All interpreters have met the criteria to register as full members of NRCDP/ASLI/ VLP.


Blue Badge holders are able to park free of charge all day in any on-street pay and display bays within the Bristol city boundary. (This will not apply to roads that have been closed for the Harbour Festival.) There is also paid parking available at various locations.

Viewing platform

There is a raised viewing area for access plus one companion at the Amphitheatre Stage. This will be stewarded and run on a first come first serve basis. Please note chairs are not provided.

Mobility scooters

Bristol Shopmobility is based in Cabot Circus car park approximately 0.2 miles from Castle Park. It hires out a mixture of equipment including electric scooters and manual wheelchairs. Up to five hours’ free parking  in Cabot Circus car park is included with the hire of equipment. For full details please visit www.bristolshopmobility.co.uk. To book please contact Bristol Shopmobility directly on  0117 955 9083 or email: admin@bristolshopmobility.co.uk

Getting around

If you are planning to cover the whole site or just concentrate on one or two areas, the following distance may help in planning your day

Main routes:

Queen Square to Brunel’s ss Great Britain = 0.63 miles

Queen Square to Millennium Square = 0.53 miles

Millennium Square to Brunel’s ss Great Britain = 0.64 miles

Temple Meads Train Station to:

Queen Square = 0.68 miles

Brunel’s ss Great Britain = 1.22 miles

Millennium Square = 1.22 miles

Bristol Bus Station to:

Queen Square = 0.70 miles