Getting To Dean Castle Country Park & Parking Responsibly

Christmas Wonderland Presents Starry Nights takes place at Dean Castle Country Park in Kilmarnock.

Please note, other than Blue Badge, there will be no parking available on site, and we will be encouraging the use of public transport, or walking to the event.

To make your visit to Christmas Wonderland as easy as possible, and to minimise impact on our neighbours and residents, please make sure you read the important notes below.

Getting here on foot

All ticket holders should enter the park through the main gate on Dean Road, Kilmarnock. Your tickets will be scanned at this point.

Getting here by bus

Dean Castle Country Park is a 25 minute walk from Kilmarnock train station and main bus terminal or a 5 minute walk from the X76 Kilmarnock-Glasgow bus route. Alight on Glasgow Road, Kilmarnock, then follow Dean Road to the Country Park.

Getting here by taxi / drop offs

All taxis should follow the event signage and one-way system in place to our Drop Off Area. Pickups will be from the same location.

Getting here by car (& parking responsibly)

Road Closures

If you are planning to drive to Starry Nights, please note we are operating a road closure on Dean Road at Dean Castle and the only parking available on site is for Blue Badge only.  Residents will be able to access their homes through these Road Closures with their Residents passes. We are unable to grant access without a residents pass.

On weekdays the road closure will be in effect from 1530 hrs each event day.  On weekends, the road closure will come into effect at 1500 hrs.  The road closures will be lifted each evening at 2100 hours.

Recommended Park & Walk

Our recommendation is that you park in one of the surrounding car parks and walk to the event.  Please note, there are limited parking spaces so this is on a first come first serve basis.

St Josephs Campus Grassyards Road KA3 7SL

Parking is available until 9pm per night (except the 23rd December). Please note after this time the carpark will be locked. 15min walk.

Ayrshire College, Hill Street, Kilmarnock KA1 3HY

Parking is available after 4.30pm each day only. 25min walk.

St Matthews RC Church,  Grassyards Road, Kilmarnock, KA3 7SH

A small donation on arrival would be gratefully received. 10 min walk.
PLEASE NOTE – SATURDAY 16TH DECEMBER, ST MATTHEWS RC CHURCH CAR PARK IS CLOSED FOR A PRIVATE EVENT.

St Kentigern’s Church, 36 Dunbar Road, Kilmarnock KA3 7PR

12mins walk.

The Kay Park, 2 Kay Park Terrace, Kilmarnock KA3 7AZ 

20mins walk.

Car park behind Tesco Glasgow Road KA3 1UT

20mins walk.

MacKellar Place & Macfarlane Drive School drop off zones KA3 7NW

15mins walk.

Road Parking

There is (very) limited on road parking out with the road closure. Please do park considerately and responsibly when visiting Starry Nights, always respecting our surrounding neighbours and other customers.  Please take care not to block driveways, or access ways, and adhere to our road closure and directions from our Traffic Management personnel.  If you are delayed in reaching us for your allocated time slot, we will always do our very best to work with you on this, so please do not panic or worry. We want everyone to enjoy our special Starry Nights Christmas Wonderland experience.