THOUSANDS of people are expected in Redcar this weekend to attend the Festival of Thrift.

A large volume of people is expected and to make journeys more efficient, event organisers have advised everyone attending the event at Kirkleatham Museum, near Redcar, to follow some travel tips.

They are encouraging people to walk or cycle to the venue; follow road signs rather than GPS maps to the site and not to block residents' driveways or roads.

There is a £5 fee for motorists to park on site which contributes to the operational costs of the festival.

Festival of Thrift director Stella Hall said: “If you can walk or cycle to Kirkleatham, please do, but we appreciate that people travel from far and wide so this is not always practical. If you are arriving by car, please be patient if there are delays at peak times, the festival’s well worth coming to and is extremely popular so traffic queues are very likely.

“We also ask that people are mindful and cause as little disruption as possible for the residents living in the surrounding areas.

“However you travel to the event, we are really looking forward to welcoming you to a truly memorable Festival of Thrift.”

The festival takes place this weekend and will once again bring a variety of entertainment, stalls and an environmental message to visitors.

Anyone wanting further information about the event is urged to visit, contact Rachel Smith at or call 07905-215712.