Free Saturday Parking in District Council Car Parks in the run-up to Christmas

Folkestone & Hythe District Council is giving residents and businesses an early festive gift.

Charges in all Folkestone & Hythe District Council pay and display car parks and on-street bays across the district will be waived on the three Saturdays ahead of Santa’s arrival to help support the local economy and shoppers to buy fantastic presents.

This means motorists can park for free on Saturday 4 December, Saturday 11 December, and Saturday 18 December.

The free Saturday parking will apply in Sandgate to both Castle Road Car Park and Wilberforce Road Car Park on the 4th, 11th and 18th December.

Limited waiting (free) and controlled parking zone restrictions are still in place on the three Saturdays in the lead-up to Christmas to ensure local residents are able to park close to their homes and there is a sufficient turnover of spaces.

Residents can also apply via MyAccount for a permit to park in council-run car parks all year round for £60. This allows you to park your vehicle for three hours in long-term car parks and two hours in short-term car parks.

Terms and conditions apply – visit for more information.