The National Bowl, Watling St, Milton Keynes MK5 8AA


 From the north: Exit junction 15 of M1 then A508, or approach A5 southbound.
  • From the east: Use A422.
  • From the south: Exit M1 junction 13, or approach A5 northbound.
  • From the west: Use A421.

For all routes, follow official event signage as you approach the venue, and switch off Sat Navs. All routes to the National Bowl are signposted from the outskirts and at major junctions within a 10-mile radius. Milton Keynes is built on a grid road system with major roads across the city numbered horizontally and vertically (H & V). There are many roads closed for Bowl events and the only way to ensure a clear run to the Car Park is with the signage.


Carpooling is highly encouraged for Bowl events.

Bowl Official Parking will generally be available in the Furzton Lake Car Park, off Watling Street, which is the only car park directly adjacent to the Bowl or the nearby Teardrop Lake Car Park.  You will be directed there by the Bowl Car Park signs. There are many road closures and restrictions around the local estates so head either for the Furzton Lake car park or the City Centre car parks.  Cars parked elsewhere may be towed.


Parking for guests with disabilities will be provided in one of the Boswl Car Parks and advised per event.


For those getting a lift to the event, passenger drop-off and pickup will be located at the Milton Keynes Central Train Station.


Vehicles must vacate the car parks at the close of all events. The following activities are strictly prohibited in the car parks and areas surrounding the venue property:

  • Tailgating
  • Camping/sleeping in your vehicle
  • Buying/selling tickets
  • Vandalism
  • Loitering or other illegal behavior
  • Drinking alcohol
  • Illegal drug use