Name: Access Information
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Access Information

Downloadable Access Info and an Access Map showing routes in and facility locations are available below.

Download the Access Info

Download the Access Map

Alternatively, we can send you a copy of our Access Info by post on request. If you or anybody you know requires this information in another language please contact us using the details below and we will do our best to provide this for you. Braille, audio tape and large print versions of this information is available on request.

Contact Us
If you have an access enquiry in advance of the concerts, please contact Dartford Borough Council on the details below. We would also value your feedback on the Access Info we have provided and your experience of our concerts.

Contact
Tel: 01322 343351

Site Layout and Ground Conditions
The Henry Wellcome Bandstand Concerts is a free open air non ticketed series of concerts every Sunday in August, starting on the 1 August April through to 29 August.

The Henry Wellcome Bandstand is located in Central Park. Central Park comprises some 26 acres ranging from formal gardens near to the town centre, through ornamental areas to open space and the bandstand.

Pedestrian entrances to Central Park are located in Market Street, Cranford Road, Darenth Road and Acacia. Access to the bandstand is via level tarmac paths. The viewing for the bandstand is grass park land therefore some areas within the site will be uneven.

Please consider ground conditions and the unpredictable British weather when deciding what facilities you may need and what equipment you may need to bring.

Accessible Car Park
An accessible car parking is located in Acacia Hall Car Park DA1 1DJ. The parking is on tarmac and the route from the accessible car park to the entrances is via wide tarmac paths.

The accessible car park and drop off are located close to the site, 570 metres to the bandstand.

For car park details visit the Council's parking pages.

By Train
Train details can be found on the Trainline website.

Facilities at Dartford Train Station include:

  • A ramp for train access
  • Step-free access coverage
  • Lifts to all platforms. Ticket office and car park are step free
  • Wheelchairs available
  • Ticket office has an induction loop
  • Accessible ticket machine
  • Accessible toilet
  • Parking at the station car park is free for disabled customers displaying a valid International
    Blue Badge
  • There is a taxi rank outside the station and accessible taxis are available

The distance from Dartford Train Station to the entrance closest to the bandstand is 780 metres.

By Bus
As part of the Dartford Town Centre Regeneration Project, a number of amendments to traffic movement and operation around the town centre are necessary. The bus services that use the stops in Market Street are changing from 1 July 2019, with westbound Transport for London services moving to Home Gardens, tying up with the opposite eastbound services, and local Arriva and Go-Coach services moving to a new stop around the corner in Lowfield Street outside Barclays Bank.

Taxis
All Night Cars fleet includes wheelchair accessible vehicles 01322 221100. More information can be found on the All Night Cars website

Arrival Guide
Central Park opens on Sunday at 6am and the closing varies depending on the time of year. Closing times of Central Park

Accessible Toilets
On your journey to Central Park, there are accessible toilets:

Dartford Train Station opening hours:
Saturday 24 Hours a Day
Sunday 24 Hours a Day

Staff may not always be available during staffing times to provide assistance and booking assistance, if required, in advance is advised although not compulsory.

Orchard Shopping Centre opening hours:
Sunday 10:00am-4:00pm

Public conveniences, facilities accessible by RADAR key can be found at:

  • Central Park - near the Cranford Road entrance to Central Park
  • CafĂ© in the Park - Central Park

The public conveniences near Cranford Road are open from 6:00am and the closing varies depending on the time of year. Closing times of Central Park

Last Updated: 05th August 2021