Motorhome Parking in Berkshire.
The information is presented by local authority area.
Bracknell Forest Borough Council; Parking Page. The Council has no provision for motor-home parking in any of its off-street car parks and will add a statement to this effect to the parking page on its website (Stated 13 September 2013). The following reply was received in response to a further information request on 4 January 2016: "In accordance with the TRO, all motor vehicles are permitted to park in the Coral Reef and Look Out car parks. With regards to the Coral Reef car park, all vehicles must be parked wholly within a marked bay. This effectively means that if a vehicle is too large for the conventional bays it would have to park in a larger ‘coach’ bay. The Look Out car park is not marked but it states within the TRO that all vehicles must be parked in a position so not to obstruct the access roads or to obstruct another parked vehicle. It should also be noted that both car parks are pay and display so all vehicles must display a valid ticket. Coral Reef (and its car park) are closing from Sunday 24 January 2016 for approximately 1 year for a major refurbishment. However, I'm led to believe that the car park usage rules and tariffs will remain the same when it re-opens, details Here."
Reading Borough Council; Parking Page. Notes for the Cattle Market Car Park say that it has 65 (of 185) spaces with unrestricted headroom. However, a response to an information request received 29 December 2015 said that all of the car parks in the borough (run in partnership with NCP) have height restrictions and the Parks & Leisure car parks do not allow motorhomes to use them. Park & Ride Page. The same response indicated that Mereoak has a height barrier and Madejski has a 6 feet 6 inch width restriction; Loddon Bridge has closed and been replaced by Winnersh Triangle which is operated by Wokingham Borough Council.
Slough Borough Council; Parking Page. The council does not have any plans to publish motorhome parking information but may consider publishing in future (Stated 6 September 2013). Subsequent research has established that the council's car parks are multi-story, otherwise height restricted or small enough to be not easily navigable by motorhomes. The best advice to anyone needing to park in the meantime is to check before doing so.
West Berkshire Council; Parking Page. The parking charges page states "Please note that the surface level car parks do not provide parking for caravans or motor-homes".
Highclere Castle, Highclere Park, Newbury, RG20 9RN. Statement 29 January 2014 regarding motorhome parking information: "We are unfortunately unable to offer any specific provisions for motorhomes and are unable to offer overnight parking. That being said we have in the past been able to accommodate motorhomes for the duration of a visit to the Castle and as such would recommend that guests call the Castle Office for advice before travelling. Please note that the Castle is also only open for roughly 60 days per year. It is therefore important to check our website for our open dates, and to pre-book your tickets in order to guarantee entry on a specific date.".
Newbury Racecourse. An enquiry regarding motorhome parking was sent on 28 January 2014.
Royal Borough of Windsor and Maidenhead; Parking Page. The council used to publish Parking FAQs which, at number 13, stated "Unfortunately, there are no facilities in any of the car parks to park motorhomes." but this has now been removed. The best advice to anyone needing to park in the area is to check with the council before doing so.
Bray Parish Council; Home Page. The following statement was received on 9 February 2016: "The road into Bray has an number of width restrictions and the turn into the (Village Hall) car park, which is well-used, is also rather tight. We do not recommend the use of the car park for motorhomes." Best advice, therefore, is to avoid trying to use the car park.
Ascot Racecourse, Ascot, Berkshire, SL5 7JX. Statement 13 February 2014: "I am able to confirm that if anyone wishes to travel to a race meeting, except Royal Ascot, in their motorhome this is something we would usually be able to accommodate. For all race meetings aside from Royal Ascot they would be permitted to park in Car Park 6 free of charge although this will be subject to availability on the day. We tend to park coaches in Car Park 6 so there shouldn't be any issues with regards to access. Unfortunately I do not think we will be able to assist with regards to parking overnight as this is something that we do not allow at Ascot Racecourse and therefore will probably not be a suitable venue.".
Legoland. Statement from Legoland 23 September 2013: There is no motorhome parking at Legoland.
Windsor Race Course. An enquiry regarding motorhome parking was sent on 28 January 2014.
Wokingham Borough Council; Parking Page. (Stated 28 November 2013) "We have no plans to add this information to our website at the present time. We are currently in the process of regeneration and this will undoubtedly require changes within the car parks. This is not to say that such information may or may not be made available on our website in the future." Information provided for individual car parks says "A maximum unladen vehicle weight restriction of 30cwt applies at all car parks". The best advice that can be given to anyone needing to park is to make a specific enquiry of the council before doing so. Park & Ride Page. In a response to an request received on 9 February 2016, the council said: "Thank you for your email and I can confirm that the new Winnersh Triangle Park and Ride Car Park is available for customers wishing to park their vehicles whilst travelling either by bus or train. Drivers of motorhomes are most welcome to use this car park, however, we will be installing a height restriction barrier (2.3m (7'6") high) shortly which may prevent some of the larger motorhomes from accessing this car park. We are unfortunately forced to do so due to many incursions by the travelling community into our car parks causing disruption and upset to the public and considerable costs to the Council."
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Last updated: 9 October 2016
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