Seaham Food Festival parking and road closures should be fairly easy to navigate thanks to a park and ride scheme. Here's what you need to know for 2019.
With 100 food stalls, celebrity chefs and lots of free cookery demonstrations, the Seaham seafront is likely to be pretty busy this weekend. You can read all the information about what's on and when in our Seaham Food Festival information guide.
If you're heading along this weekend, Seaham Food Festival parking has been provided out of town, with a regular park and ride service on both days. If you're planning on driving into the centre of Seaham, there are also road closures and diversions in place.
Seaham Food Festival parking
Seaham Food Festival parking has been provided at Spectrum Business Park (postcode SR7 7TT), just to the south of Seaham town centre. There will be signposts to the Spectrum Business Park park and ride on the main routes into Seaham.
Seaham car parks in the town centre itself will also be open, but they are expected to be busy.
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Seaham Food Festival park and ride times and ticket costs
On Saturday, the first Seaham Food Festival park and ride bus will leave Spectrum Business Park for the festival at 9.30am and will run every ten minutes until 4.30pm. All the buses are wheelchair accessible.
Coming back, the last bus will leave Seaham Food Festival and return to Spectrum Business Park at 5.30pm.
On Sunday, the first Seaham Food Festival park and ride bus will leave Spectrum Business Park at 9.30am, and the last at 3.30pm. The last bus to return from the festival to the business park will be at 4.30pm.
Buses will pick up at the festival in the same place they drop off.
Seaham Food Festival park and ride ticket prices are £2 return for adults, 50p children aged six-15, and free for concessions and children aged five or under.
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Seaham Food Festival road closures and diversions
North Terrace in Seaham will be closed from 5pm on Friday June 7 until 9pm on Sunday June 9.
Alternatively, Seaham railway station is ten minutes walk from the Seaham Food Festival site.