Parking for Thorpe Park Resort in 2024

Complete Guide for Parking at Thorpe Park

With thrilling rides, water attractions, and entertainment for all ages, it’s no wonder Thorpe Park is a one of the top attractions in the UK for families, thrill-seekers, and theme park enthusiasts alike.

But before you pack your bags and head to the park, it’s essential to know where you will be parking at Thorpe Park.

In this guide, we’ll tell you everything you need to know about parking options, charges and other useful tips to make your visit stress-free and enjoyable.

There are several parking options available for Thorpe Park Resort:

On-Site Parking at Thorpe Park

Thorpe Park offers several on-site car parking options to suit your needs and preferences, including:

  • Standard Parking – This is the most basic parking option available at Thorpe Park. It provides you with a parking space in the designated parking lot near the park entrance.
  • Disabled Parking – Thorpe Park offers designated parking spaces for disabled guests near the park entrance. These spaces are wider and closer to the park entrance, making it easier for disabled guests to access the park. You must still pay the daily parking charges, even if you are using these disabled spaces.
  • Free Parking – If you are a Premium, Gold or Platinum Merlin cardholder or you are staying in the Thorpe Shark Cabins, you are entitled to free parking during your visit.

Costs:

Thorpe Park On-Site Parking Option2024 Price
Standard Parking (pre-booked)£8
Standard Parking (on the day)£9
Thorpe Park Official Parking

Coach Parking

Coaches and minibuses are entitled to free parking at Thorpe Park, providing that the coach has at least 12 seats. If you are visiting by coach, you will be required to park in the designated coach park to the right hand side of the resort (as you enter).

Motorcycle parking

If you happen to be visiting Thorpe Park by motorcycle, you are entitled to park for free at the front of the main car park.

Blue Badge Parking

Thorpe Park offers designated parking spaces for disabled guests near the Welcome Arch, close to the admission area. These spaces are wider and closer to the park entrance, making it easier for disabled guests to access the park. To use disabled parking at Thorpe Park, you need to have a valid Blue Badge, which you can display on your car dashboard.

Disabled parking spaces are limited and available on a first-come, first-served basis. Therefore, it’s advisable to arrive early to secure a parking space.

Electric vehicle parking

If you own an electric car and you are planning on visiting Thorpe Park, you can use one of the 4 electric charge points located in the hotel car park. You will still be required to purchase a parking ticket to use these electric bays.

Tips for Parking at Thorpe Park

To make your visit to Thorpe Park enjoyable and stress-free, there are some recommendations we would make, including:

Arrive Early

Arriving early is the best way to secure a parking space near the park entrance. The parking lot can get crowded during peak season, so it’s best to arrive at least 30 minutes before the park opens.

Consider Public Transport

If you’re travelling from London or nearby areas, consider using public transport to reach Thorpe Park. The park is well-connected by bus and train services, and it’s a convenient and affordable way to reach the park without worrying about parking.

Follow the Signs

Thorpe Park has clear signage that directs you to the parking lot and the park entrance. Follow the signs and park your car in the designated parking area to avoid confusion and delays.

Check for Discounts

If you’re a Merlin Annual Pass holder, you can enjoy free parking at Thorpe Park. Similarly, some hotels and travel agents offer discounted parking rates, so be sure to check before you park.

Driving directions for Thorpe Park Resort

Thorpe Park Resort is located in Staines Road, Chertsey, Surrey, KT16 8PN, UK. If you’re driving to Thorpe Park, here are some driving directions from popular locations:

From London:

  • Take the M4 motorway towards Heathrow Airport.
  • At Junction 4B, take the M25 Southbound towards Gatwick Airport.
  • At Junction 11, exit onto the A317 towards St Peters Way/ Woking/ Chertsey.
  • Follow the A317 for approximately 2 miles until you reach Thorpe Park Resort.

From Heathrow Airport:

  • Take the M25 motorway towards Gatwick Airport.
  • At Junction 11, exit onto the A317 towards St Peters Way/ Woking/ Chertsey.
  • Follow the A317 for approximately 2 miles until you reach Thorpe Park Resort.

From Gatwick Airport:

  • Take the M23 motorway towards London.
  • At Junction 8, exit onto the M25 motorway towards Heathrow Airport.
  • At Junction 11, exit onto the A317 towards St Peters Way/ Woking/ Chertsey.
  • Follow the A317 for approximately 2 miles until you reach Thorpe Park Resort.

From Reading:

  • Take the M4 motorway towards London.
  • At Junction 11, exit onto the A33 towards Basingstoke/ Chineham/ Hook.
  • At the roundabout, take the 3rd exit onto the A329(M) towards Bracknell/ Wokingham.
  • At the next roundabout, take the 2nd exit onto the A329 towards Ascot/ Windsor.
  • Follow the A329 for approximately 10 miles until you reach the M25 motorway.
  • Take the M25 Southbound towards Gatwick Airport.
  • At Junction 11, exit onto the A317 towards St Peters Way/ Woking/ Chertsey.
  • Follow the A317 for approximately 2 miles until you reach Thorpe Park Resort.

Once you reach Thorpe Park Resort, follow the signs for parking and park your car in the designated parking lot. From there, it’s a short walk to the park entrance. If you require any further assistance or have any questions about driving directions to Thorpe Park Resort, you can contact their customer service team, who will be happy to assist you.