4th & 5th August 2023
Vivary Park

Travel Information

Getting Here

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Cars - Please use Park And Ride

Parking at the Show is no longer available. You are strongly advised to use one of the two Park and Ride services.

The Park and Ride service will operate from both locations on Friday and Saturday. We are providing extra services from both park and rides during peak times. These buses will head straight from the Park and Ride to the centre of Taunton.

The west side of town P&R is called Silk Mills and the east side of town, by Junction 25 M5, is called Gateway.

Taunton is accessible from both J25 and J26 on the M5, in Somerset, half way between Bristol and Exeter.

Use J26 if you are coming from the south - and head for Silk Mills Park and Ride (follow the signs).

Use J25 if you are coming from the north - and head for the Gateway Park and Ride.

Use the A358 if you are coming from the Yeovil direction - and head for the Gateway Park and Ride.

Use the A358 if you are coming from the Minehead direction - and head for the Silk Mills Park and Ride.

The Park and Ride buses will set down & pick up at the bottom of the High Street. It's a short walk, through the flat, pedestrianised High Street to the Vivary park entrance gates, to the showground. See a map of the Taunton Park and Ride bus routes, from the west side, to the town centre and out to the east side. Click here.

General information on Park and Ride can be found by clicking here.

There are plenty of council run car parks in Taunton:

High Street Car Park- Old Pig Market, Taunton TA1 3NX 
What 3 Words ///impose.watch.dash
257 Standard Bays 12 Disabled Bays
2 minutes’ walk to Vivary Park

Orchard Multi Storey Car Park- Paul St, Taunton TA1 3XZ
What 3 Words ///length.clay.topic
553 Standard Bays 37 Disabled Bays
3 minutes’ walk to Vivary Park

Crescent Car Park- The Crescent, Taunton TA1 4ED
What 3 Words ///method.adjust.plant
224 Standard Bays 9 Disabled Bays
5 minutes’ walk to Vivary park

Canon Street Car Park- Canon St, Taunton TA1 1SW
What 3 Words ///sling.monkey.fakes
297 Standard Bays 9 Disabled Bays
10 minutes’ walk to Vivary Park

Duke Street Car Park- Duke Street car park, Taunton, Somerset, TA1 1SS
What 3 Words ///cone.pulled.spoke
58 Standard Bays 0 Disabled Bays
10 minutes’ walk to Vivary Park

Tangier Car Park- Castle St, Taunton TA1 4AY
What 3 Words ///hurry.risen.factories
209 Standard Bays 0 Disabled Bays
10 minutes’ walk to Vivary Park

Wood St Car Park- Wood St, Taunton TA1 1UW -
What 3 Words ///button.rope.jolly
155 Standard Bays 6 Disabled Bays
10 minutes’ walk to Vivary Park

Whirligig Lane Car Park- Whirligig Lane car park, Taunton, Somerset, TA1 1SQ
What 3 Words ///sling.monkeys.fakes
34 Standard Bays 3 Disabled Bays
10 minutes’ walk to Vivary Park

Victoria Gate Car Park- Victoria Gate car park, Taunton, Somerset, TA1 3HZ -
What 3 Words ///axed.puns.herds
69 Standard Bays 2 Disabled Bays
15 minutes’ walk to Vivary Park

Belvedere Road Car Park- Belvedere Rd, Taunton TA1 1BS 
What 3 Words ///called.inch.nuns
101 Standard Bays 6 Disabled Bays
16 minutes’ walk to Vivary Park

Elms Parade Car Park- Elms Parade car park, Staplegrove Road, Taunton, Somerset, TA1 1DQ
What 3 Words ///global.whites.swear
27 Standard Bays 1 Disabled Bay
16 minutes’ walk to Vivary Park

University Centre Somerset- Wellington Rd, Taunton TA1 5AX-
What 3 Words ///spaces.dates.live  ///power.weds.trade  ///dirt.pinks.slam
400 Standard Bays
20 minutes’ walk to Vivary Park

TRADERS/EXHIBITORS: We have been made aware that Toneway will be closed between 8pm and 6am during the show week which will affect traders coming later on Thursday or early on Friday. More information is here: https://somersetnewsroom.com/2022/06/30/8-3m-toneway-project-moves-into-home-straight/

Updates will be posted regularly on Travel Somerset Twitter – @travelsomerset and Facebook.

 

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Where Vivary Park Is in Taunton:

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Walking

Vivary Park is south central in Taunton, so very easy to get to from anywhere in the town centre. The park is located at the top of the High Street in Taunton. We have three pedestrian entrances into the Park for the show days

Town Gate entrance on Mary Street (opposite the end of the High Street)
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Wilton Gate via Fons George
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Mount Gate entrance (near Taunton Deane Cricket Club, reached from Mount Street)
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Bus

A number of local and regional bus routes come to Taunton. Please speak to your bus provider to understand where their nearerst stop is. The Show is in Vivary park directly opposite the end of the High Street. First bus website can be found here

There is a Coach Drop off point for organised trips, which is located near Mount Gate. Follow Flower Show signage from the A38, or use the What3Words location //////movies.scar.pints

Train

The railway station is the other side of town. It is approximately a 15 minute walk from the station to the park. The route is down Station Road, along Bridge Street, then along North Street, cross over and through the pedestrianised High Street. Vivary Park is at the top of the High Street. To obtain train times, please see the trainline.

If you want to walk from the Station to the Show, take a look at this walking route map : Walking Route Map

Taxis are located by the exit from the south facing platform. 


 Showground Map

The 2022 Showground Map is available here

This map and more details about what's on, and at what time, can be found in the Show Programme, which you can purchase at the Show when you arrive.

 


Buying Tickets

See this page for more details about Buying Tickets


Disabled Visitors

See this page for information regarding access and admissions for Disabled Visitors

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