FREE car parking at sites across Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole has been confirmed on selected days in the run up to Christmas.

In a boost for residents and vistiors, BCP Council announced festive travel offers, which also include discounts on Beryl bike hire and bus travel, will be available.

Across the three town centres, a 34 car parks will be free to use from 4pm to 10pm on Thursday, December 2, 9, 16 and 23, as well as 10am to 6pm on November 28, December 5, 12 and 19.

A further 15 sites in 'district centres' across the conurbation will be free to park in on Saturday, December 4, 11 and 18.

The announcement from BCP Council comes as Castlepoint confirmed the free parkng time limit at the shopping complex had been lifted for the festive season.

Check out the car park sites that are included in the BCP Council offer below.

Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole town centres

Use the interactive map to see all the sites that are included in the Thursday evening and Sunday free parking offer. Alternatively check the list below.


  • Avenue Road
  • Braidley Road Bridge
  • Central (Upper Hinton Road)
  • Eden Glen
  • Richmond Hill
  • Richmond Gardens
  • Town Hall Annexe 
  • Town Hall Extension
  • Town Hall Forecourt 
  • West Hill 
  • Winter Gardens


  • Bargates 
  • Bank Close
  • Bridge Street 
  • Bypass
  • Christchurch Quay
  • Leisure Centre
  • Mayor's Mead 
  • Pit Site
  • Priory
  • Saxon Square
  • Wick Lane


  • Chapel Lane 
  • Dear Hay Lane
  • Dolphin Centre
  • High Street
  • New Orchard
  • Prosperous Street
  • Quay Visitors 
  • Seldown
  • Serpentine Lane
  • Serpentine Road
  • Shoppers 1 and 2 
  • Swimming Pool

'District centres' across the conurbation

Use the interactive map to see all the sites in high street areas excluding town centres that are included in the Saturday free parking offer. Alternatively check the list below.

  • Boscombe - Hawkwood Road
  • 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