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As we are in a residential area, parking close to the site will be on residential streets as we don’t have a large car park on site. We ask all visitors take note that these areas are also for resident parking and in some cases badge/permit holder spaces.
There is a small car park on site on a first come first served basis located over the road from the Borough Hall but spaces are limited..
We have a bus stop (Middlegate) on the festival route with regular services from Stagecoach no.7 bus service
The nearest rail station is Hartlepool train station 2..5 miles from Headland
The festival is based across several areas all within walking distance of each other. The Event Office/Information Centre is located at the centre of the event at Borough Hall, Middlegate, TS24 0JD.
Friday 4pm – 8pm with public houses open until 11pm
Saturday & Sunday – 12noon until 8pm with public houses open later
For a full breakdown of the venues, please take a look at our schedule page
Wintertide is an independent community festival which takes place in and around the streets on the Hartlepool Headland, a coastal town steeped in history, heritage, culture and folklore.
We have scaled down the festival this year to make it COVID safe and hope to return next year with our usual full programme.
– Outdoor areas – Across the site we will have hand sanitising stations
– Indoor venues- Will be following government guidelines and kindly request visitors wear masks.
We ask that everyone attending please refer to the latest guidelines and try to follow it as best as possible whilst enjoying the event. If you are feeling unwell and believe you may have COVID symptoms please stay safe, stay at home and get a PCR test.
It is advisable you take a lateral flow test before attending the event to keep yourself and others safe. These are free and readily available from local supermarkets and pharmacies.
Outdoor Public toilets
– Located in the lower gardens of the Town Square/Squircle
– Additional portaloos will be located near the funfair on High Street
– Toilets will be available in selected indoor venues for those attending the workshops, activities and entertainment
Wintertide is FREE to enter, however we do have some workshops, activities and music events which require a ticket (some are chargeable and some are free) These can be accessed on our activities page.