Isle of Wight
Armed Forces Day
Sunday 30th of June 2024

Travel and Parking for Armed Forces Day

Travel and Parking for Isle of Wight Armed Forces Day is detailed on this page. Because of the Air Assets booked, we are encouraging as many people to walk to the event as possible. All the Ryde Car Parks are detailed below and will be open on the day, unless otherwise specified. You will also find will also find transport providers on this page, helping to make travel to and from the event as easier as possible. Please follow our Facebook page for specifics on the day.

Isle of Wight Armed Forces Day


Ryde has eight long stay car parks with 783 pay and display spaces. 32 Disabled spaces and 7 motorcycle spaces. Off street pay and display totals 236. North Walk has 8 disabled bays, The Esplanade has 8. There are an additional 105 limited waiting / resident only parking bays too. Please note, because the Event uses some spaces at Quay Road, Quay Road availability will be less than indicated, with parking restrictions. Each long stay car park is detailed below:

Car Park Postcode Pay by phone Ref Spaces Disabled spaces
Appley PO33 1ND 88798 124 8
Puckpool Park PO34 5AR 88799 87 4
Quay Road PO33 2HH 84038 235 10
St Thomas St ( Upper ) PO33 2DL 84046 148 2
St Thomas St ( Lower ) PO33 2DL 84045 65 2
Lind Street PO33 2NQ 84027 51 2
Garfield Road PO33 2PT 84022 38 2
Green Street PO33 2QH 84023 35 2

Disabled Veteran Parking

It is recognised that not everyone can get there under their own steam, especially when it comes to Veterans. It’s also vital to remember that the definition of a veteran is anyone who has served for at least one day in His Majesty’s Armed Forces. For those wishing to participate in the Parade, or simply benefit from a dedicated viewing location, we are able to offer some FREE parking spaces for those that have served. These are specifically for Disabled Veterans. The passes will be offered on a first come first served basis, for the less able but no less committed Veterans.

Applications Open: On Wednesday 19th of June via the website

Vehicle Parking location: Quay Road located behind the LA Bowl. Post code is PO33 2HH


If you walk to the show this year and park out of town, you are helping to reduce the congestion on the Seafront. For those using public transportation, the Ryde Interchange Hub is approximately 420 meters away from the event. Attendees should consider using pubic transportation as an option to reach the event. It really will help things on the day. For routes and timings from the main operators please visit their websites below. Bus routes into Ryde include the 2, 3, 4, 8, 9, and 37. Southern Vectis run a service to Ryde from Shanklin / Sandown  and Newport, every 15 minutes on a Sunday. Please check the Southern Vectis website, for up to date services.

Travel Operator Website Phone Number
Southern Vectis Southern Vectis Website 0330 0539 182
Island Line Island Line Website  0345 6000 650
Hovertravel Hovertravel Website 0345 222 0461
Wightlink Wightlink Website 0333 999 7333
Red Funnel Red Funnel Website 023 8001 9192

Anymore questions or queries?

Then please visit our details and friendly FAQ ( frequently asked questions ) page where we hope all questions are answered. If its not then by all mean drop up as a line via our contact page. The FAQ is updated on a regular basis so please do check that first before getting in contact. We will reply but this event is run totally by volunteers, and it may take a while to get back to you.

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