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.

Unfortunately, Access Plymouth are no longer able to attend Armed Forces Day, but you can find out about mobility scooter hire from their website or call the team on 01752 600633.

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 also find some less busy spaces along the lower grassy areas of the Hoe.

Viewing areas for entertainment 

There are two designated viewing areas for people with access needs, to view the main stage and arena. Please refer to the map.

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.


There are accessible toilets at both ends of the Hoe. 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.

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 blue badge holders, plus the use of on-street parking.

The 25B bus supplied by Plymouth Citybus 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.


On all Citybuses military personnel in uniform and veterans wearing their AFD badge can travel for free on Armed Forces Day.