Parade Gardens

Grand Parade

General Helpline: 01225 394041

Opening hours
Monday 10:00am – 6:00pm
Tuesday 10:00am – 6:00pm
Wednesday 10:00am – 6:00pm
Thursday 10:00am – 6:00pm
Friday 10:00am – 6:00pm
Saturday 10:00am – 6:00pm
Sunday 10:00am – 6:00pm

Parade Gardens is a grade II listed park situated less than 300 yards away from Bath Abbey. Beautiful riverside gardens set among heritage architecture, the bandstand provides a popular venue for concerts, festivals and fairs.

Party in The City

– The event is free but our capacity is limited to 1500 people.

If/when we reach capacity we will operate a one-in-one-out policy.

Please be aware you may have to queue to gain access to the gardens (please queue towards Grand Parade).

– Parade Gardens is operating under a premises licence. Only alcohol purchased on the premises may be consumed there. Please do not bring your own alcohol with you as it will be confiscated. Water however is fine to bring and actively encouraged.

– A check 25 policy is in place on all bars. If you’re lucky enough to look that young please ensure you have a valid photo ID with you.

– Bag searches will be in operation upon entry. Please ensure you have your bag ready for inspection and that it doesn’t contain any alcohol or banned items.

– If the weather is hot please ensure you stay hydrated and bring sun protection with you.

– Under 16s should be accompanied by a responsible adult.

– First Aid, Security & Stewards will be in place and able to help you with enquiries during the event and help with medical emergencies or lost persons.

– Please stick to the paths where possible and avoid treading in the flower bed areas. Assembling on the green areas is however fine.

Venue access

There are wheelchair accessible ramps to the gardens with paved paths throughout.


There will be portaloos available plus one accessible portaloo.

The closest Changing Places Facility is a 5 mins walk away at Bath Sports Centre, North Parade, Bath, BA2 4ET. The opening times for it are:

Monday 7:00am – 9:00pm
Tuesday 7:00am – 9:00pm
Wednesday 7:00am – 9:00pm
Thursday 7:00am – 9:00pm
Friday 7:00am – 8:00pm
Saturday 8:00am – 5pm
Sunday 8:00am – 5pm


There is mobility parking for blue badge holders nearby, located on Walcot Street.



By foot

The gardens are within walking distance of public transport links and most of Bath.

By bus/train

Parade Gardens is a less than 10 minute walk away from Bath bus and train stations.

By car

The nearest car park is on Manvers Street, approximately 4 minutes walk away. This car park is pay and display.