Picnic Cinema

Info Festival of Thrift

Festival of Thrift: Directions, Camping and Site Info

The Festival of Thrift is a free daytime event on 22 & 23 of September. Picnic Cinema’s screening of MOULIN ROUGE (12A) is a separate ticketed event on the festival site after the free daytime event has closed on Saturday 22.

Here’s some info about getting there and the free daytime festival.


By Bus:

Arriva North East

From Redcar Central there are buses from the Railway Station Stand 2 bus stop in West Dyke Road in Redcar, a 3 minute walk from the railway station(these buses also serve the Clock in Redcar town centre).
63 towards Middlesbrough (bus stop: Kirkleatham Village/Kirkleatham Lane End – 5 minute walk) 63 Timetable
81 towards Stokesley or, on Sunday only, 81A towards Guisborough (bus stop: Kirkleatham Village/Kirkleatham Lane End – 5 minute walk) 81/81A Timetable

Please visit www.connectteesvalley.com for comprehensive public transport information.

Cycling and Walking:

Kirkleatham is on a cycle route with plenty of cycle parking onsite. For more information on routes visit


By Car:

The main approach road to Kirkleatham Village is the A174 ‘Parkway’. The principle access routes to the A174 are the A19 which runs north from York and the south from Newcastle.

The A171 runs North West from Scarborough to Guisborough linking to the A174 via the B1269.

Follow the Brown signs.

Parking around the site is controlled and all Festival goers should park in the Festival car park – there is no on street parking nearby. Picnic Cinema campers get free parking for the weekend!

By Train:

The nearest railway station is Redcar Central on the Middlesbrough to Saltburn line. Please see www.northernrailway.co.uk or www.connectteesvalley.com for all times and routes

By Taxi:

Several taxi companies operate in the area, JP Taxis 01642 474849, Frontline 01642 494949


The site is very accessible for buggies, pushchairs and wheelchairs although some of the activities are on grass. The woodland areas have pathways mostly laid with gravel and edged for clearly marked routes. Most pathways will be wide enough for access.

There are two accessible car parks for those with Blue Badges (please follow the signs) there is a shuttle service for those with access requirements from the main car park into the centre of the site.

For more information click here

Please note that the site does get busy!

Camping information for Picnic Cinema goers…

Please leave the site by 11am the next day
no campervans, caravans or motorhomes, tents only.
Friendly & well behaved dogs allowed
No cars can be parked in camping area, be prepared to walk 5 – 10 mins with your camping gear.
Please help to keep the site clean and tidy and use the designated bins and take as much rubbish home with you as possible
No open fires or BBQ’s allowed
The camping area has limited space. Please do not bring large gazebos, marquees or other large structures
Please respect the environment we would like to hold events there again.
You may not have mobile phone signal there
Respect that everyone goes to bed at different times and keep noise down after midnight.
Parking is in designated areas only

Pay Bar
Drinking Water available


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