Parking Information

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Spectators are strongly encouraged to use the park and ride facilities to minimise disruption to local traffic and ensure a swift transfer to and from the National Championships. 


Operating Hours

Sunday 21st July

On street parking is available.

Park & ride is not in operation and no parking will be available within the park.

Monday 22nd July

7.30am - End of play

Tuesday 23rd July

7.30am – End of play

Wednesday 24th July

7.30am – End of play

Thursday 25th July

7.30am – End of play

Friday 26th July

7.30am – End of play

Saturday 27th July

7.30am – End of play

Sunday 28th July (SYBA)

8am* – End of play


Directions to the park and ride:

The address for the park and ride which is FREE TO USE for all players, officials, volunteers and spectators travelling to the National Championships is Afton Avenue, Prestwick, KA9 2AG

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There will be road signs in place on approach from all major routes in to Ayr to direct you to the park and ride.

There is a designated parking area for those with a disability and our park and ride buses are accessible for all.


Cars parked without a permit in coned off areas surrounding the National Centre will receive a parking fine issued by South Ayrshire Council. Cars displaying a blue badge are not exempt from this and will also be issued a parking fine.

It is important to note that the area adjacent to the Northfield Bowling Club entrance is a fire muster point, so in the interests of health and safety we advise cars who are picking up/dropping off to stop further along the street.

South Ayrshire Council parking wardens will be patrolling the area through each event day.

Public Transport

Newton-on-Ayr train station is situated a 5 minute walk from the National Centre for Bowling with two trains stopping at the station every hour from Glasgow Central.

Buses also stop regularly on Prestwick Road, which is less than a 5 minute walk from the venue. The X77 Bus from Glasgow and the 585 Bus from Greenock stop on Prestwick Road, along with many other local services. 


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