Make a day of it at Imagine Watford 2022

Imagine Watford


16 JULY 2022

12 – 8PM


Coming to a High Street near you in just over TWO WEEKS time!

On Saturday 16 July Watford Town Centre will be abuzz with the unexpected magical sights and sounds of spectacular theatre, circus, dance, and music. A day of summer family fun is guaranteed; this email explains all about travelling to and from the festival, where to find delicious food, plus tips for making it a great day out in Watford!

Don’t forget that all Imagine Watford events are free, and there’s no need for tickets – just turn up! We look forward to seeing you there!



~ Travelling by car ~

From the M1

Exit at Junction 5, follow the A4008 signposting to Watford Town Centre, which brings you to the Watford ring road by Atria Watford.

From the M25
Exit at Junction 19 or 20, take the A411 to Watford bringing you onto the ring-road.

From the A41 (North)
Take the A411 (see M25 above).


~ Parking ~

There’s several parking options:

Gade (WD18 0JX) and Church (WD18 0JD) car parks are the nearest to the festival, being only 5 minutes walk away from The Parade.

Sutton car park (WD17 2PS) on Estcourt Road is less than a 10-minute walk away.

You can also use Charter car park (WD17 2UB), which is part of the Atria Watford shopping centre. Charter car park is on the right-hand side, as if you were parking for the cinema, and is a 10-minute walk away.


All of the car parks above have disabled parking available.

~ Public transport ~

Watford Town Centre is around a 10 minute walk from Watford Junction station, or 15 minutes walk from Watford High Street and Watford Metropolitan Line stations. Use postcode WD17 1BD to navigate your way to The Parade.

The bus is an affordable and easy way to get to Watford Town Centre, with many buses stopping on the main Parade route. Please click here to check timetables and plan your journey.


Finally, ArrivaClick is a flexible on-demand minibus service that will drop you in the heart of the Town Centre. Even better, you can get your first ride for free when you download the app and enter the code FIRSTCLICK! Please click here, or see below for more information.

The festival runs from 12-8pm on The Parade, Watford Town Centre. Use the map and programme below to navigate your way between the festival sites and select which acts you’d like to see when!


Watford is a busy town, and major centre for entertainment, culture, and sport! When planning your visit to Imagine Watford, why not schedule in some time to visit these popular attractions?


Cassiobury Park


Just a 10-minute walk from The Parade, Cassiobury Park is a 190-acre parkland, historically recognised as one of the best green spaces in the country. The park boasts a play area with paddling pool, play equipment, bouncy castle, ice cream van, café, and miniature railway.

Atria Watford


Indoor shopping centre housing over 140 shops, restaurants and leisure attractions! Retail-averse individuals can enjoy time bowling, visiting the cinema, playing miniature golf, axe throwing…the list is endless! Click here to find out more.

Watford Museum


Housed within a beautiful 18th Century Grade II listed building, Watford Museum used to be the former offices of Benskins Brewery. Telling the story of Watford past and present, the museum has displays of local history, industry and archaeology – you might even find some memorabilia from a local Rocketman! Click here
to learn more.



For the foodies amongst you, Watford has a lot of independent and chain restaurants, many of which are within walking distance of The Parade. Click here for a comprehensive list of local eateries to appeal to a multitude of taste buds!

Heading to Imagine Watford 2022? Tag @ImagineWatford on Twitter & @watfordpalaceon Facebook and Instagram! Don’t forget the festival hashtag!




Registered Charity Number: 1056950

Funded by

With thanks to our festival sponsors Frank & Helen Neale