Car Park Update: 24th March

Parking at Thistles? We’ve made some improvements, here’s all you need to know…

When visiting Thistles from Thursday 24th March, you might notice a few changes in our Car Park as it is now monitored by Automatic Number Plate Recognition (ANPR) Systems.

The use of Automatic Number Plate Recognition Systems means that on entrance and exit an ANPR Camera will read your license plate and log your vehicle on the system’s database meaning you will no longer receive a ticket.

Only in the unlikely event that the system cannot read your number plate, will you be issued a ticket.

Once finishing your visit to Thistles and when you wish to leave the Car Park, the easiest way to pay for your parking is to pay by card at the exit barrier. ANPR Systems will recognise your licence plate and charge you for the appropriate length of stay.

You also still have the option of paying by card at one of the pay stations which can be found in the Car Park. Simply input your vehicle registration number at the pay station and it will charge you for the appropriate length of stay.

Please note we will no longer be accepting cash as a method of payment – only card.

If the ANPR Camera is unable to read you license plate, a paper ticket will be issued and you would need to pay by card at one of the pay stations.

To view terms and conditions, please click here.

We hope you enjoy your visit to Thistles.

How to find us!

Driving to Thistles and need some help finding us? Pop our postcode FK8 2EA into your sat nav and you’ll easily find us.

Parking is a doddle at Thistles. We have two safe and secure car parks and over 1,300 spaces. Both car parks are easy to access, are clean and well-lit with regular security patrols and 24-hour CCTV monitoring. The centre has a total of 35 disabled spaces and family parking bays are also available for customers.

Please see below each of our car park opening hours and our car park tariff.

T1 Car Parking is currently CLOSED

T2 Car Park Opening Hours (this car park will take you near to our Primark store):

Monday8.30am – 5.30pm
Tuesday8.30am – 5.30pm
Wednesday8.30am – 5.30pm
Thursday8.30am – 5.30pm
Friday8.30am – 5.30pm
Saturday8.30am – 6.00pm
Sunday9.30am – 5.00pm


Car Park Tariff:

1 hour£2.00
2 hours£2.60
3 hours£3.60
4 hours£4.10
5 hours£4.60
6 hours£5.10
7 hours£7.10
Over 8 hours£8.10

Sunday – Park for just £2.50 all day