15-17 February 2018
4pm till 9pm Daily
We recommend you start your festival walk at Lighthouse, Poole’s Centre for the Arts, take the underpass and walk through the Dolphin Shopping Centre, along Kingland Crescent to Falkland Square, down the High Street and finish on Poole Quay.
Travelling west on the M27 the road becomes the A31 bypassing Ringwood, Ferndown and Wimborne Minster. Remain on the bypass until reaching the roundabout junction signposted the A349 Poole town centre and ferry port.
Follow the A349 and ferry signs until reaching the roundabout signposted the A350 Poole town centre. Turn left here onto the A350 (Holes Bay Road). Follow the dual carriageway which skirts the bay. At the next roundabout at the end of Holes Bay Rd turn left onto the flyover and move to the right hand lane. At the next roundabout turn right and within a minute you will see Lighthouse on your left and the Bus Station and Dolphin Shopping Centre on your right..
There is plenty of car park space very close to the start of the festival route. Parking is available at the Dolphin Shopping Centre multi-storey over the road from Lighthouse and the level access car park directly opposite. There is also a car park located at the Dolphin Swimming Centre next to Everyone Active, only a five minute walk away. Please note car parks are owned and operated by Borough of Poole.
Customers wishing to park at the Dolphin Centre can park all evening after 6pm until 8am and can do so for £2.00 and pre- pay before going to Lighthouse. This means that prepaid customers need only drive to the exit to leave the car park on return without queuing at payment machines.
Disabled parking is available directly outside Lighthouse.
Poole rail station is in the town centre, it is a 5 minute walk from Lighthouse. You can walk directly towards the shopping centre into Falkland Square. Follow signs to ‘Arts Centre’ which take you through the shopping centre to the bus station. Lighthouse is opposite the bus station.
South West Trains run a half hourly train service to Poole from London Waterloo.
Bournemouth International Airport is approx. 9.5 miles from Poole.
Southampton Airport Parkway is a 45 minute train journey direct to Poole rail station.