PLANNING YOUR VISIT
2021 was all about bringing the community together to enjoy, and to be inspired by over 250 talented artists, performers, musicians, and workshops across one fun-filled, magical weekend. Though we had to make a few COVID related alterations, this year’s festival delivered the same ‘Art in the Park’ vibe whilst ensuring our exhibitors, performers, volunteers and visitors are safe at all times.
The festival spanned across the below key areas, primarily in Jephson Gardens & Mill Gardens
TRANSPORT & PARKING
Wherever possible, we always encourage our visitors to use public transport, lift sharing or cycling to the festival areas. Leamington Spa Train Station is a 5 minute walk from Jephson Gardens at the Parade entrance and there is many local bus services operating. There will be an increase in traffic and limited spaces to park in and around the town throughout the weekend. There is pay and display along Newbold Terrace, Leam Terrace and Priory Terrace, off-road parking around the town and large carparks; Covent Garden, St Peters and Bath Place.
We kindly ask that all attendees take a lateral flow test before the festival. Although this is not a requirement for entry and you will not be asked for proof of a result, we believe it is important for everyone to take responsibility for their own health.
Free rapid lateral flow tests can be ordered from the gov.uk website, please visit www.gov.uk/order-coronavirus-rapid-lateral-flow-tests to order yours in preparation for the festival, they should take 2 days to arrive.
Please take note;
If you have tested positive for Covid-19
If you have any symptoms of Covid-19 (a high temperature, a new, continuous cough or a loss or change to your sense of smell or taste)
Someone you live with has symptoms or tested positive
If you have been told you've been in contact with someone who tested positive by NHS Test and Trace
We kindly ask that you stay at home to self-isolate, as per the government guidelines. For more information please refer to the NHS website.
We are ever adapting the event to ensure a safe and enjoyable experience, so please bear with us if anything changes closer to the time of the festival. Please be respectful of each other during this time. What the government might say is ok, may not be comfortable for everyone. Please respect everyone’s space and help us make this festival an enjoyable community experience.
There are hand sanitiser stations throughout the park, and at every entrance point. We have also put in additional toilets on Riverside and in Mill Gardens, these will be cleaned regularly. If you have any questions please feel free to ask a member of the team who is in either bright yellow volunteer tops or High Vis.
ACCESSIBILITY AND SEND SPACES
All park areas are wheelchair accessible. There are wheelchair accessible toilets in Jephson Gardens, and we will be providing a wheelchair accessible portaloo in Mill Gardens.
This symbol that you will see throughout the festival indicates different SEND specific areas.
We have also provided a quiet space for any SEND visitors, this is located behind the Jephson Memorial and Czech Fountain.
The Festival is predominantly situated on grassed areas. There are paths around the park, but exhibiting artists and music stages are all on grass. If you need assistance at any point please go to the Information tent next to the Clocktower or ask someone in High Vis.
Accessible parking is located on Newbold Terrace.