Travel

We've pulled together directions for getting to Satellites - whether that be by car, coach or train.


Satellites will be hosted at the East of England Arena in Peterborough. The address of the venue is: East of England Arena, Peterborough PE2 6XE. If using Google Maps, the best postcode to get you to the main entrance is PE2 6HE.

We’ll be sure to send out more detailed site arrival information to all of the group leaders closer to the event, which will also let you know which gate to arrive at.

Arrival and departure info

Guests can arrive at Satellites from midday on Tuesday 9 August, with our first main meeting together that evening. The final main meeting will be on the evening of Saturday 13 August, and you’re welcome to stay on site that night. We’re asking everyone to be packed up and on their way home by midday on Sunday 14 August.

How to get to Satellites

By car

As mentioned above, the best postcode to get you to the main entrance is PE2 6HE. If you prefer written directions, here are some from the East of England Arena’s website.

Travelling from Peterborough City Centre – take the Nene Parkway/A1260, follow directions to Oundle Road/A605 and turn right onto this road, which will lead you directly to the venue. The brown highway signs indicating East of England Arena/Showground will help to guide you. The journey is approximately 16 minutes from the centre of Peterborough.

Travelling from the A1(M) South – continue along the A1(M), passing the Peterborough Services (Extra MSA); continue forward onto the A1 and then take the next turn left, signposted East of England Arena/Showground. At the junction with the A605, turn left and travel half a mile. At the roundabout, turn right, and you have arrived at the East of England Arena.

Travelling from the A1(M) North – ignore the very first signpost for Peterborough and continue travelling along the A1 picking up the brown highway signposts indicating East of England Arena/Showground. Follow these signs and leave the A1 at Alwalton, taking you through the village and onto the A605 Oundle Road junction. Turn left at this junction and at the very next roundabout, turn right and you’ve arrived at Peterborough Arena. If you are in a heavy vehicle, or towing a trailer, we advise you to avoid driving through Alwalton. In this case continue on the A1, leaving at Junction 17. Turn left onto Fletton Parkway A1139. After half a mile exit onto the Orton Parkway (still A1139) taking the second exit at the roundabout. Continue on Orton Parkway at the next roundabout. After half a mile turn left onto Oundle Road where you will find the entrance of the Arena on your left after 600m.

By coach/minibus

In order to reduce the number of vehicles making the journey to Satellites to care for our planet, we’d love you to consider travelling with others on a coach or a minibus! You could ask every to chip in a bit towards the cost, and if you’re a smaller group you could look to share travel to Satellites with another youth group local to you.

By train

Peterborough is on the East Coast Main line from London Kings Cross to Edinburgh, and runs pretty frequent trains. The station is a 15-minute drive away from the East of England Arena and there’s a taxi tank just outside. Alternatively, you can book a private taxi from Peterborough Taxis on 01733 777 000.

By public transport

The Stagecoach bus service runs a half-hourly service during the week and two-hourly Sunday service, stopping just outside the East of England Arena. The bus you’ll need is the X4 leaving Bay 15 at Queensgate, Peterborough. The bus will take about 25 minutes, and there’s a short walk from the closest bus stop (Marriott Hotel, Lynchwood) to the main entrance.