Access and inclusion information


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Plymouth Armed Forces Day is a hugely popular family event, however, which we want to make accessible to all. We understand that some visitors may prefer to visit during quieter times. These being the earlier part of day, before lunchtime.

Chill out zone

Take some time out in the Sensory Garden (beside Osbourne Place entrance) on Plymouth Hoe. Where you can soak up the atmosphere of Armed Forces Day, while relaxing away from the hustle and bustle. You will find some quiet spaces along the lower grassy areas of the Hoe. 

Viewing areas for entertainment 

A raised platform, marked on the map, is for wheelchair users with one carer, due to space restrictions access will be allocated on the day on a first-come first-served basis. There will also be a designated space to view the main arena entertainment. 

Information points 

There will be many stewards across the event on Plymouth Hoe, who will always be very happy to help. They will be wearing yellow high viz tabards so please ask them if you have any questions.


Accessible toilets within the main toilet block at the north end of Plymouth Hoe, (ramp entrance) and South end. These will be marked on the map. The Hoe’s new permanent public toilets include six unisex toilets, with one additional accessible toilet and large, accessible changing room. This means the new facilities can be used safely and comfortably by all people with disabilities. Click here for more information.

Blue badge parking 

There will be no disabled parking on Plymouth Hoe, on Saturday 25 June. Instead, Ballard House car park, on West Hoe Road is available for approximately 30 car parking spaces for blue badge holders, plus the use of on-street parking.


The 25B bus supplied by City Bus will operate a shuttle service between Ballard House, Royal Parade (outside the Theatre Royal) Hoe Road (near the Hoe ramp) and back to Ballard House at 30-minute intervals.


Starting from Ballard house at 8.35am with the last departure from Hoe Road being at 6.48pm. It will be restricted from 1.45pm to 3pm for the Falklands Parade.


Charges: £2.40 single, £3.60 return. Please show your blue badge for free travel.


There will be two parking marshals’ who will manage the Ballard House parking. Normal use of blue badge parking on yellow lines with no waiting restrictions will apply.


On all City Buses military personnel in uniform, veterans and cadets with ID can travel for free on Armed Forces Day.