Swindon & Wiltshire Pride 2021
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Wiltshire's BIGGEST LGBTQ+ festival; returns for its 12th year on 7th August 2021! Celebrating diversity in Swindon & Wiltshire. Our last Pride in 2019 saw 10,000 people attend throughout the day, this year we'll be adding some extra areas. Find out all important info about Swindon & Wiltshire Pride below.

Swindon & Wiltshire Pride is a FREE event however if you are able to donate to help us keep Pride free for all click here.

While the easing of restrictions means that some safety measures will no longer be a legal requirement, and we know a lot of people remain cautious. In line with the government advice to act carefully, we feel it is important to continue with certain measures to be on the safe side.

Here is what we are doing to make sure everyone feels as safe as possible at our Event.

  • NHS track and trace on arrival

  • Queue management

  • Contactless payments at our bars (preferred payment method)

  • Hand sanitiser stations

  • Extra washbasins

  • Limited capacity

  • Covid risk assessment

Although the legal requirement to wear a face covering in England ended on 19 July, the government expects and recommends that people continue to wear a face covering in crowded and enclosed spaces.

Parade

We are working hard to go ahead as usual on Saturday 7th August, however we have had to make some changes this year to ensure we are able to manage covid restrictions. We have decided we will not have a parade this year. This was a difficult decision but it felt right to make sure we can focus on making the event safe and enjoyable for everyone.

Alcohol Policy

We have updated our alcohol policy. Click here to find out more about the changes

Parking

There is NO on-site parking. Limited disabled parking will be on Quarry Road within a coned-off area.

Nearby public car parks can be found in Old Town, Regent Circus & Town Center.

Taxi

There are Taxi Marshalls located on Wood Street, Old Town, which is a 5-minute walk from Town Gardens, along Bath Road (when leaving Quarry Road, turn right on to Bath Road). 

Date & Time

Saturday 7th August 2021. 

Midday till 10:20pm. The last entry into the park will be at 9 pm.

Pride is inclusive of all. Children are welcome, especially with accompanying adults.

Location

Swindon Town Gardens, SN1 4EP. Located between Bath Road and Westlecot Road. 

The Town Gardens is roughly a 30-minute walk from Swindon Train Station.

Taxis will be available from Swindon Station and buses run frequently from Fleming Way (numbers 22 & 25) and the Bus Station (9, 11 and 12).

Accommodation 

Holiday Inn Express & Ibis Swindon are the official accommodation providers for Pride 2021!  Book your stay for the fantastic weekend starting at just £25pp situated just one mile from the main event! 

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What's on?

Each year Swindon & Wiltshire Pride offers visitors a whole range of activities and entertainment.

Entertainment

Click here to see our Pride Guide 2021. This has everything you need to know about Swindon and Wiltshire Pride 2021 including set times for the acts, activities on the day and so much more!

Pride Bar

We have bars onsite which are run by Pride, which means 100% of the profits help us keep the event FREE.

At Swindon and Wiltshire Pride, we are happy to announce all the fun-filled activities we have planned throughout the day. We have many zones throughout the Towns Gardens, from a family circus to arts and crafts:

Activities at Pride

Art Zone
Family Circus Zone
Wellbeing Tent
Community Zone
Deckchair Zone
Public Sector Zone
Shopping zone - Sponsored by KBR

Details coming soon

Food stalls

We have a variety of fabulous food outlets on-site, but if you would really like to carry your own picnic with you then please do. To keep the event clean, tidy and enjoyable for everyone, please use the general waste and recycling bins provided on-site.

Accessibility At Pride

Sponsored by Arval

Accessibility

A Mobiloo (pop-up Changing Places Facility) will be available with a hoist, adult-sized changing bench and all else you'd expect to find in a fully accessible toilet.

 

The park is fully accessible with ramping to all areas. Some areas can be uneven and due caution should be used. Parking zones along Quarry Road will be coned-off for disabled parking.

Can I bring my dog?

 

Click below to view our Dog policy

BSL Interpreters

BSL Interpretation provided by Performance Interpreting

BSL Interpreters: Katie Fenwick, Karl Lorca & Stephanie Raper

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Official After Party

Join the official Pride after-party with the only and only Danny Beard!

Hosted by Level 3, Buy your tickets in advance to avoid disappointment. LIMITED CAPACITY.

Please note: Accessibility-The night club has stairs throughout and no dedicated accessible toilet. 18+ event, challenge 25 bring ID.

Proudly sponsored by KBR