Festive travel offers

As part of our committment to support local high streets and encourage people to shop locally during the festive period, we've got a whole range of festive travel offers that you can take advantage of over the Christmas period, including free parking on selected days, discounted bus tickets and free bike rides.

Bus offers

  • Morebus – purchase a Christmas Group Dayrider ticket giving unlimited travel for up to five people for just £5! It's valid after 5:30pm on Thursday late night shopping nights and on Sundays on the run up to Christmas, enabling you to hop on and off buses and get all your Christmas shopping done! 
  • Yellow Buses – Buster’s Christmas Cracker ticket offers unlimited evening travel for £3.50 across the whole Yellow Buses network. Tickets are available every day for the duration of Christmas Tree Wonderland and can be purchased direct from drivers after 4:30pm.

Beryl Bikes

Beryl Bikes in partnership with us are offering free bike rides on the following dates: 

  • Thursdays 2, 9 16 and 23 December after 5:30pm to support late night shopping
  • Sundays 5, 12 & 19 December all day

Two free rides up to 30 minutes can be claimed per person per day, giving residents plenty of time to get to the shops and purchase those festive gifts while supporting the local high street.

Free festive parking

This year we are offering free parking in the build-up to Christmas to help support local businesses. Please check where and when you can park for free. Please see further down the page for specific locations.

Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole Town Centres

Thursdays - 4pm to 10pm

  • 2, 9, 16 and 23 December

Sundays - 10am to 6pm

  • 28 November
  • 5, 12 and 19 December

Town Centre car parks included in the Thursday/Sunday promotion:

 Area Car Park
Bournemouth Avenue Road
Bournemouth Braidley Road Bridge
Bournemouth Bournemouth Central (Upper Hinton Road)
Bournemouth Eden Glen
Bournemouth  Richmond Hill
Bournemouth  Richmond Gardens
Bournemouth Town Hall Annexe 
Bournemouth Town Hall Extension
Bournemouth Town Hall Forecourt 
Bournemouth West Hill 
Bournemouth Winter Gardens
Christchurch Bargates 
Christchurch Bank Close
Christchurch Bridge Street 
Christchurch Bypass
Christchurch Christchurch Quay
Christchurch Leisure Centre
Christchurch Mayor's Mead 
Christchurch Pit Site
Christchurch Priory
Christchurch Saxon Square
Christchurch Wick Lane 
Poole Chapel Lane 
Poole Dear Hay Lane
Poole Dolphin Centre
Poole High Street
Poole New Orchard
Poole  Prosperous Street
Poole Quay Visitors 
Poole Seldown
Poole Serpentine Lane
Poole Serpentine Road
Poole  Shoppers 1 and 2 
Poole Swimming Pool

District car parks

Saturdays – midday to 6pm

Outside of our town centres, we have also arranged for free parking on Saturdays across Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole on:

  • 4, 11 and 18 December

District car parks included in the Saturday Promotion:

DistrictCar Parks
Boscombe Commercial Road
Boscombe Hawkwood Road Main, 1 & 2 
Southbourne Woodside Road 
Westbourne Alumhurst Road, Landseer Road, Milburn Road
Winton Cramner Road, Leslie Road
 Broadstone Station Approach, Story Lane
Canford Cliffs Ravine Road
Parkstone Albert Road, Commercial Road, Jubilee Road, Norrish Road, Penn Hill



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