PLANNING YOUR VISIT
2023 is 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. We have put a lot of options in place to help visitors who might have accessibility issues. Please email email@example.com if you have any questions
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.
Ride your Bike
We have teamed up with John Atkins Cycles and Doctor Bike. John Atkins cycles is providing additional bike parking options at the festival so why not do your bit for the planet and leave the car at home and pop down on your bike. You can also treat your bike to a free check up with Doctor Bike to make sure it stays safe on the roads. Bookings open at 10:00am for the morning sessions and 1:00pm for the afternoon sessions.
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.
Discover Art in the Park 2023: Unleashing the Magic of Specially Designed Trails!
Are you eagerly awaiting the Art in the Park festival this year? Well, get ready for an extraordinary experience as we introduce something special for our visitors - Specially Designed Trails! Whether you're a family looking for a fun day out or a teen seeking artistic inspiration, these curated trails will lead you on a journey
through a world of creativity and wonder.
Relaxed Family Trip🚶♂️🚶♀️:
Embark on a delightful adventure with your loved ones! Our Relaxed family Trail is perfect for families of all ages. Let the colorful artworks and interactive installations spark the imaginations of both the young and the young at heart. Explore together, create memories, and share the joy of art! If traveling as a family is a challenge why not book a parking space in advance. Email Communityofficer@artinpark.co.uk
Enter at the clock tower and pick up a lost child wristband.
Then head to Riverside where you will find a collection of free access workshops such as:
Summer Spot Instillation (Send Friendly)
Make a magical amulet
LAMP for a selection of SEND friendly workshops
Feeling overwhelmed? Head over to our Chilled tent for some quiet time near the sensory garden.
If you fancy more and still have energy, pop over to Mill Gardens for more free kids workshops!
We recommend pre-booking on Skiddle but pop by anyway just in case. We try to be flexible
Our volunteers are in PINK Shirts and here to help!
Under 5 Wonder Trail: 👶👧🧒
We haven't forgotten our tiniest art enthusiasts! Our Under 5 Wonder Trail is specially crafted to cater to the needs of families with young children. The trail offers a gentle and magical journey, introducing the wonders of art in a way that's engaging and enjoyable for our littlest visitors.
Explore our workshops for ages 5 and under such as:
Henna Get a Beautiful design on Archery Lawn
Make a crown - Compton Verney on Archery Lawn
Mill Gardens Childrens Tent: Messy play, sensory adventure trip and fruit stamping
Dance Workshops - by Vital Moves on Mill Gardens
Splat Gallery and Print workshops on Mill Gardens.
Be sure to grab some food and a drink on your way!
Inspiring Teens Trail: 🎨👩🎨🧑🎨
Teens, this one's for you! Our Inspiring Teens Trail will take you on an artistic exploration designed to resonate with your creative spirit. Discover thought-provoking exhibits, contemporary artworks, and innovative installations that speak to your interests and passions.
Fresh Thinking free Drop In Sunday on Archery Lawn
Vital Moves Dance- On Mill Gardens
TULU Presents (music and media workshops) Hitchman Fountain
Brink (Street Art)- Hitchman Fountain
Earthbound performance- Mill Gardens Saturday 4pm
LAMP- listen to Mushrooms make MUSIC!!!!
Out of Deep Blue (Sunday)