10th - 11th June 2023
Opening: Saturday 10am to 5pm, Sunday 10am to 4pm
Getting To The Festival
This year's festival takes place along the village high street (Lymington Road) and also on the Recreation Ground which is situated at the start of the main shopping area on your approach from Christchurch. Parking around the village is limited and although there is free road parking around Highcliffe, we encourage our visitors to use public transport or car share where possible.
Morebus operate the X1/X2 to Highcliffe offering regular connections from Bournemouth and Lymington. All buses accept contactless payments and cash. If travelling with friends or family to our event group tickets are also available.
To plan you journey or view timetables visit morebus.co.uk
Or download their handy app to buy tickets, track buses in live times and much more!
The local railway station is Hinton Admiral and is about a 15min walk to the village centre directly along Hinton Wood Avenue or a few minutes by taxi. The station is on the main Bournemouth to London line and at weekends there is one train per hour that stops at our local station. Click on the following link for the timetable for the weekend.
The High Street will be closed for the duration of the festival and cars will be diverted along Wharncliffe Road if you're approaching from Christchurch or along Waterford Road at the traffic lights coming from New Milton. Along this diversion next to the Cliffhanger Café is the Cliff Top Car park where limited parking will be available. There is free road parking also around the area but we would appreciate if you could park courteously and carefully.
And not forgetting the energetic amongst you, there are railings around the Recreation Ground that can be used to lock up your cycles.
If you don't have your own bicycle, don't worry, the festival this year has partnered up with the 'Beryl' bikes organisation to make transport available throughout all local areas. Having its own dedicated parking areas is a great incentive to try out this fun mode of transport. See further details below:-
“Why not consider hiring a Beryl to get to the Highcliffe Food and Arts Festival. The UK’s leading micromobility provider has partnered with the festival to inspire more people to take up sustainable travel options, reduce road congestion, and improve air quality and public health.
Simply download the Beryl App to register and unlock a vehicle, enjoy your ride, and park in one of the marked Beryl bays.
To find out more about how to use Beryl visit their website or check out the map below for bay locations.”
However you decide to visit the festival, we are sure you will have a fantastic time and will enjoy all the activities we have to offer. Hopefully you will also have an uneventful and safe journey whether by transport or on foot..