Free Parking in Wakefield, UK

There is plenty of free parking available in Wakefield so you don’t need to spend lots of money on private car parks. There is free parking without restrictions in Wakefield, meaning you can explore the popular Yorkshire city without hefty parking charges.

What you can find in this guide

  • What to know about free parking in Wakefield
  • Where to park for free in Wakefield
  • Cheap parking options in Wakefield
  • Free car parks in Wakefield
  • Free parking Wakefield Westgate
  • Free overnight parking in Wakefield
  • Coach parking in Wakefield
  • Residents parking in Wakefield
  • About Wakefield

What to know about parking free in Wakefield

When parking, please be considerate of others:

  • Ensure you don’t block any driveways
  • Tuck your car as close to the kerb as possible.
  • Don’t double park as you may be parked on a bus route

Here are our list of available free parking in Wakefield, whether you need just a couple of hours, or a few days. Click on the maps below and the location will open in Google Maps.

Where to Park for Free in Wakefield, UK

You can park for free in Wakefield on the following streets near to the city centre:

  • Lawefield Lane
  • Woodland Road
  • Oakwood Avenue
  • Haselden Road
Free Parking in Wakefield
Lawefield Lane, 0.9 Miles

Lawefield Lane is around 15-20 minutes walking distance from Wakefield city centre. It’s easily accessible from the M1. The road itself isn’t overly populated so there’s no worrying about blocking local residents.

Free car parks in Wakefield

You can park for free in Wakefield for up to 2 hours all-day, every day at the following car parks:

  • Rodney Yard Car Park – WF1 1LN
  • Thornhill Street Car Park – WF1 1PG
  • Unity House Car Park – WF1 1ER
  • Tavora Street Car Park – WF1 3NP

Free parking in Wakefield after 6pm

  • Brunswick Street car park – WF14PW
  • Thornhill Street car park – WF1 1PG
  • Rodney Yard car park – WF1 1L
  • Unity House car park – WF1 1ER
  • Turton Street car park – WF1 4DR
Car ParkAddressSpacesFree ParkingDisabled Spaces
Rodney Yard Car ParkRodney Yard, WF1 1LN162 hours free and free after 6pm1
Thornill Street Car ParkThornhill Street, WF1 1PG482 hours free and free after 6pm4
Unity House Car ParkRobsons Road, WF1 1ER612 hours free and free after 6pm4
Tavora Street Car ParkTavora Street, WF1 3NP132 hours free and free after 6pm2
Turton Street Car ParkTurton Street, WF1 4DR33Free after 6pm1
Brunswick Street Car ParkBrunswick Street, WF14PW46Free after 6pm0

Cheap Parking in Wakefield

Whilst there are plenty of free parking options, you may feel more comfortable parking somewhere with added security, especially if you are leaving your car for a longer period of time. Luckily, there are other options, such as booking private car parking spaces in and around Wakefield for as little as just £3 per day, which can reduce the cost drastically, particularly if you are looking for monthly parking.

Free parking at Wakefield Westgate

Wakefield Westgate train station connects Wakefield with the rest of the country, with direct links to London, Leeds, Sheffield, Doncaster and Bradford to name a few.

You can use one of our recommended free parking spots if you’re heading out of Wakefield Westgate:

  • Lawefield Lane
  • Woodland Road
  • Oakwood Avenue
  • Haselden Road

Wakefield Free Bus

You can make use of the free bus service Wakefield offers, that runs between some of the key locations in the city, including:

  • Kirkgate Railway Station
  • The Ridings Centre
  • Westgate Railway Station
  • Westgate Retail.

The busses run every 10-12 minutes and are completely free to use.

Free overnight parking in Wakefield

Overnight parking in Wakefield is permitted at any of our recommended free parking spots as well as the following council car parks, which offer free parking between 6pm and 8am:

Car ParkAddressSpacesFree ParkingDisabled Spaces
Rodney Yard Car ParkRodney Yard, WF1 1LN16Free after 6pm1
Thornill Street Car ParkThornhill Street, WF1 1PG48Free after 6pm4
Unity House Car ParkRobsons Road, WF1 1ER61Free after 6pm4
Tavora Street Car ParkTavora Street, WF1 3NP13Free after 6pm2
Turton Street Car ParkTurton Street, WF1 4DR33Free after 6pm1
Brunswick Street Car ParkBrunswick Street, WF14PW46Free after 6pm0

Coach parking in Wakefield

If you are visiting Wakefield by coach, you will likely need to know exactly where to park and where you can drop your passengers safely. There are several car parks that offer free coach parking, including:

  • Tadman Street, off Thornes Lane, Thornes
  • Wentworth Street, St Johns

These car parks are within easy access of Wakefield city centre.

Residential parking in Wakefield

If you are a resident in Wakefield and live in an area where designated parking permits are required, you can apply for a residents parking permit free of charge.

You will need to provide proof of residence as well as forms of identification and a utility bill in order to apply for a residents parking permit.

About Wakefield, West Yorkshire

Wakefield is nicely nestled among picturesque countryside, plenty of parks and popular visitor spots in West Yorkshire.

The city itself is also steeped in history, with Barbara Hepworth and Henry Moor among those who called Wakefield their birthplace. If you are looking to explore some of the magnificent art that can be found around the city, then Yorkshire Sculpture Park offers that place of solace to enjoy both the sculptures and the vast acres of nature that surrounds.

If you’re looking for some retail therapy or places to eat in the city centre, then Wakefield has something for you. Trinity Walk is the popular shopping centre in Wakefield, with a range of high street shops including Claire’s, Debenhams, H&M, JD Sports, Lush and Next to name a few.

Other towns and cities nearby

If you’re visiting the area for a short trip or just looking for things to do nearby, you can explore these towns and cities that are near to Wakefield: