On The Day

Parking, Transport, and Road Closures

Please note that Helston Town Centre will be closed to all non-emergency traffic from 05:30-22:00. All Barriers will be manned by qualified operatives and we ask that you respect their instructions. We have to take this action to ensure your safety.

Public Transport

Details of bus services to Helston can be found at GoCornwall Bus, First Kernow, Traveline Southwest. Temporary bus stops will be outside ATS on Clodgey Lane and on the A394 at St. Johns. There will be Taxi ranks on Trengrouse Way and on the A394 at St. Johns.

Car Parks

There is plenty of parking on Flora Day – as extra car parks are added just for the day at Helston Rugby Club and Helston Show Ground. Parking is also available at the Helston Branch of Tesco, but this must be prebooked with the store. While many roads do not have parking restrictions, visitors are asked to park considerately in such areas and not to block entrances or to impede potential access requirements by emergency vehicles.

Cash Points

Visitors should note that following the closure of all banks in Helston, there is only one cash point in the town centre, at JJ News on Coinagehall Street. Others may be found at Spar (Meneage Road), Texaco Garage, Tesco and Sainsbury’s (all on Clodgey Lane). Some charge for withdrawals.


The Helston Flora Day Stewards take your safety very seriously, and ask that you please note the following.

Please do as the Stewards request: Certain areas can become quite congested, particularly around the Guildhall at the start and end of the dances. We need space for the Band to play and dancers to dance; please cooperate with us if we ask you to move back. Without the space, the dances cannot happen!

Lost Children or Vulnerable Adults

Helston can become very crowded on Flora Day.  Please take very close care of children and vulnerable adults.  It is suggested that they carry a contact number for their parent/guardian/assistant (a wristband is ideal for this purpose).  Should you be unable to locate a missing child or vulnerable adult, please notify a Steward or member of the police.

Lost Children Collection Point: The Flora Day Association Event Control Room, beneath the Guildhall, adjacent to Henlys. This will be manned from 6.00 a.m. until 8.00 p.m. and will have ability to contact the emergency services if required.

Uneven Surfaces, Viewing Areas, and Kennels

Flora Day occurs throughout the length and breadth of Helston, which has many uneven surfaces, that could also become slippery when wet.  Please only view the dance from a position that is safe to do so and please take care, particularly on cobbled surfaces and near kerbs of pavements.  In addition, Helston is famous for its street-side “Kennels” – water channels running along the edges of several streets.  Although the water is turned off for Flora Day, visitors are asked to be aware of their presence, particularly in Coinagehall and Church Streets. Although it is possible in some areas, you are advised not to climb on walls to gain a viewing vantage point.

Personal belongings

Please ensure you take care of your possessions at all times, and do not leave bags unattended.  Any suspicious articles should be reported to a Steward or the police.

First Aid

St John’s personnel are mobile throughout the Town, and ambulances are in attendance.  Please contact the Flora Day Booklet stall (beside the Guildhall) for further information. First Aid Points are based at Coronation Park and beside the Museum.


Dog owners are advised that Helston can become very crowded, particularly in the centre during the Midday Dance, which might be frightening for dogs. Dogs should be kept on leads, and under close control at all times.  Please respect people who might be nervous of dogs around them, and ensure that all dog poo is picked up and disposed of correctly. 

Further Information

Please visit Facebook and @HelstonFloraDay on Instagram for further information.