Parade Rules



Your parade entry must be safe for participants and spectators. So:


      Secure all loose set or props if you have a float - nothing can fall onto the spectators or participants

      No animals please

      No throwing lollies (or anything else!)

      Any float must be less than 4.5m in height and 2.5m in width

      Any vehicle must have a current WOF and be driven by an appropriately licenced driver

      Any electrical equipment or special effects must be operated by a competent person and

      have appropriate fire safety equipment on board

      All parade entry participants need to be supervised - particularly if they are children




Your parade entry must be appropriate for small children to watch. We reserve the right to withdraw

your parade entry on the day if it is not deemed appropriate. So:


      No political or sensitive material

      Christmas theme only - no blatant advertising a product or cause

      No handing out flyers

      Only age appropriate messages please



    If in doubt, ask!



     There is only one Father Christmas in the Parade, and he is on the Parade Santa Float. Please do

     not have a Father Christmas as part of your parade entry.

     You need to supply two marshals with your float. They will be provided with fluro vests, and be

     responsible for ensuring the safety of all your participants. There will also be Marshals sited around the

     route. You need to follow their instructions while the parade is on.

     The costs relating to your entry or damage incurred to your property or personnel injury in the parade

     are your own responsibility, not the parade organizers. You agree to do everything within reason to

     keep yourselves safe, and will comply with instructions from organizers and the Police, who will be

     leading and following the parade.



Remember - everyone is there to enjoy themselves in the spirit of Christmas.




Decorated Bike Rules


Entry conditions


    You need to be between 4 and 12 years old,

    You need to have a bike that you can ride around the parade route.

    (You can bring a big person to walk with you if you need one).

    You will need to wear a helmet, so plan your design around that.