Traffic, Parking & Directions


Traffic & Parking

FREE on site parking is available at Taunton Racecourse, suitable for all types of vehicles from 5pm onwards on Sunday 5th November. All parking will be in the main racecourse car park, located opposite the main entrance off the B3170. Marshalls will be on hand to show vehicles where to park and a fully, professionally manned traffic light management system will be in force to aid a steady flow of traffic to, from and outside the venue.

We utilise a mixture of our own traffic management team and third party helpers but please remember, they are all volunteers. Please be respectful, patient and careful whilst entering and exiting the site.

Disabled Parking 

Disabled parking is available within the main site. Vehicles are requested enter the venue via the main coach entrance (nearest entrance traveling from Taunton) which will be clearly signposted. Follow the signs/marshals to be directed to allocated parking spaces.

The Venue

Hatch Fireworks is held at Taunton Racecourse, Orchard Portman, Taunton, Somerset, TA3 7BL.

Taunton Racecourse is on the B3170 road from Taunton to Corfe & Honiton, approx 2 miles south of Taunton Town Centre.  Leave the M5 at Junction 25, and travel towards Taunton, following the signs for Racecourse.

If you are travelling on the A303 from the West e.g. Honiton/Exeter direction turn left onto B3170 which will bring you directly to the racecourse.

If you are travelling on the A303 from the East e.g. Chard/Ilminster direction then turn right at the Eagle Cross Tavern and continue until you reach the crossroads.  Turn right and follow the B3170 to the racecourse.

There is no public bus service from Taunton to the Racecourse.

SatNav Directions

Latitude 50.9000N and Longitude -3.0848W

For a map of the venue – click here.