Travel & Accommodation

We’ve moved to Bradford!

Due to the refurbishment of our usual home in Wakefied, Wakefield 2022 has moved to the Cedar Court Hotel in Bradford – this page contains details of how to find the new venue.

Wakefield 2022 will be taking place at the Cedar Court Hotel, Bradford, which is located at on the Bradford Ring Road at Mayo Avenue, Rooley Lane, in the south of the city. The venue is adjacent to Junction 3 of the M606, as can be seen in the map below.

Bradford can be easily accessed from the rest of the UK both by car and by train. A local bus service also runs near the venue. Various journey planning help can be found on the Traveline, Traveline Yorkshire and West Yorkshire Metro’s Plan Your Journey websites.

[Relative Map]

Getting there by car

The Cedar Court Hotel, Bradford is beside the Bradford Ring Road, at the terminus junction of the M606.

[Location Map]

If travelling up the M606 from the M62, stay on the motorway at Junction 3 (signposted A6177 for “Ring Road (East), City Centre”). This will take you under the roundabout, and up to a set of traffic lights; stay in the left-hand lane through the lights, and bear left into Chase Way (signposted “Cedar Court”).

If travelling in from the west on the A6177 Ring Road, stay in the left hand lane as you pass through the first set of lights and approach the junction at the head of the M606. Go through the second set of lights, then bear left into Chase Way (signposted “Cedar Court”).

From all other directions, enter the roundabout at Junction 3 and exit for the A6177 west-bound (signposted “Ring Road A6177” and “Cedar Court”). Ensure that you are in the right-hand lane as you exit the roudabout, then immediately enter the filter lane on the right. Pass through the first set of lights, move into the left-hand lane, go through the second set of lights, and bear left into Chase Way (signposted “Cedar Court”).

The venue’s car park is the first turning on your left once on Chase Way. Free on-site parking will be available, located around the venue (see the map above).

The hotel falls within Bradford’s Clean Air Zone, but passenger cars and motorbikes are not charged to enter the area.

More detailed maps showing the venue’s location can be found using either Google Maps, Bing Maps (MultiMap), or Open Street Map. If you’re viewing this on RISC OS, then the location can also be found in RiscOSM (which is available from Sine Nomine).

Getting there by train

Bradford has two railway stations, which are both primarily served by Northern. Bradford Interchange, on the south side of the city centre, is adjacent to the bus station (for services to the hotel) and is served by regional services to Chester, Blackpool North, Manchester Victoria, Leeds, Selby and York. Approximately fifteen minutes away by foot, on the north side of the city centre, is Bradford Forster Square, which is served by local services to Skipton, Ilkley and Leeds on the Airedale and Wharfedale Lines. The two stations are not directly linked by rail.

[Local Trains]

Intercity services operated by London North Eastern Railway and CrossCountry connect with services to Bradford Interchange at Leeds and York, whilst services operated by Avanti West Coast connect at Preston, Wigan North Western and Chester. Transpennine Express run services which connect at a number of stations serving Bradford Interchange.

Details of the various routes and services can be found on the different companies’ websites linked above, through the National Rail journey planner, or using one of the ticketing websites.

Although the above information is given in good faith, visitors are advised to check the relevant train operating companies’ timetables for details of train times, ticket validity and recommended connections before arranging travel.

We also recommend checking the service bulletins on the National Rail site nearer the show, for details of any changes or additions to the engineering work affecting services on the day.

Getting there by bus

The show venue is served by public bus service 635 (TLC) from John Street (close to Bradford Forster Square), via the bus station alongside Bradford Interchange, to Morrisons Mayo Avenue. It departs hourly from Bradford Interchange at 26 minutes past the hour, with the return departing for John Street, again via Bradford Interchange, from outside the hotel hourly at 45 minutes past the hour. The journey takes approximately 20 minutes in each direction.

On the way out, visitors should disembark on Mayo Avenue at Rooley Lane, immediately after the Junction 3 roundabout and on the opposite side of the road from the hotel.

Timetables are available on the Metro website via the direct links above.

[Bus Stops]

We recommend that visitors planning to use local buses check on the Metro website nearer the event, for details of any service changes.