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Travelling to and from Goose Fair
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There isn’t any public parking on the Goose Fair site. Here are details on how best to travel to and from the fair.
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Goose Fair started in the 13th Century

The fair probably takes it's name from the geese sold in Nottingham

Goose Fair started as a trade event, known for its high quality cheeses

It moved to the Forest Recreation Ground in the 1920s
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Park & Ride
Queens Drive – drop off and pick up on Mount Hooton Road, service running from noon to 4pm (every 20 minutes) and 4pm to end of fair (every 10 minutes). Cost : £3.50 per car.

Phoenix Park - due to construction works in the area, there will be no Park and Ride service from Phoenix Park this year.

Colwick Park - drop off and pick up on Mansfield Road, service running from noon to 4pm (every 20 minutes) and 4pm to end of fair (every 10 minutes). Cost : £3.50 per car.

Forest Park and Ride - The last day of operation for the Forest Park and Ride will be Saturday 28th September 2002, after which the site will be closed for the Goose Fair. The Park and Ride site will reopen for business on Tuesday 8th October.

For further details of these sites and maps, visit our park and ride pages.

Disabled Parking
Blue Badge Parking is available on the site - follow the signs.

On Site Parking
The area around the site will become a No Waiting - Tow-away zone. There is no public parking on the site (except for disabled drivers who must display their blue/orange badge).

City Shuttle (every 5-10 minutes)
A shuttle service 900 will be operating from the City - Queen Street (by the main post office) to the Goose Fair Site via; South Sherwood Street, Burton Street and Mansfield Road to the lay-by at Forest Gates on Mansfield Road.

Buses will operate every 10 minutes from 17.30 on Wednesday, 11.30am on Thursday and Friday and 10.30am on Saturday. The last buses from the fair will depart 10 minutes after closing.

Normal fares are in operation for the shuttle bus, so you can use "transtickets", city riders, day riders, family riders and bus cards on these buses. Otherwise the fares are 80p single for adults, 50p single for a child and 40p single for concessions. No return fares are available.

A police tow away scheme is operating in the area so don’t park your vehicle where you shouldn’t ! These zones should be clearly marked.

If you need to drive into Nottingham for the event, you can either use a city centre car park and get the shuttle bus or Park and Ride (see above).

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