Vanarama

PRINCES PARK
Grassbanks
Darenth Road
Dartford
Kent
DA1 1RT
Telephone: 01322 299991
Email: operations@dartfordfc.com

Directions

From A2 (London):

1. At the Dartford Heath roundabout, take the 1st exit onto A2018/Shepherd’s Ln Go through 1 roundabout – 0.8 mi
2. Turn right at B2174/Princes Rd Continue to follow Princes Rd – 1.4 mi
3. Turn right at Darenth Rd traffic lights – 384 ft
4. Turn second left at Grassbanks – 200ft

From A2 (Kent):
1. Take the exit toward M25/Dartford/A225 (it’s the second junction) – 0.2 mi
2. At the roundabout, take the 3rd exit toward London(SE)/London(C)/Bexleyheath/A2/M25(N)/M11/M1/Dartford/A225 – 1.0 mi
3. At the roundabout, take the 1st exit onto A296/Princes Rd heading to Dartford/Crayford/A225 Go through 1 roundabout – 0.6 mi
4. Turn left at Darenth Rd traffic lights – 384 ft
5. Turn second left at Grassbanks – 200ft

From M25:

Anticlockwise
1. Leave the M25 at junction 2 for Canterbury/M2/Dartford/A225 – 0.2 mi
2. At the junction take the third exit for Dartford (A225) – 1.0 mi
3. At the roundabout take the second exit for Dartford (Princes Road) – 0.6 mi
4. Turn left at Darenth Rd traffic lights – 384 ft
5. Turn second left at Grassbanks – 200ft

Clockwise
1. Clockwise: At junction 1b, exit toward Dartford/A225 – 0.2 mi
2. At the roundabout, take the 2nd exit toward Dartford/A225 – 0.1 mi
3. At the roundabout, take the 1st exit onto A296/Princes Rd heading to Dartford/Crayford/A225 Go through 1 roundabout – 0.6 mi
4. Turn left at Darenth Rd – 384 ft
5. Turn second left at Grassbanks – 200ft

By Rail:

Dartford is the nearest station to Princes Park.

To Dartford: Exit station straight ahead towards the Orchard Theatre/Shopping Centre.

Do NOT cross the bridge but take the steps/ramp down to the Bus stops, then take the Fastrack B service towards Bluewater/Gravesend and alight at the Princes Park stop.

Buses run every 10 mins during the day, with a slightly longer interval in the evenings.

To Ebbsfleet International: Exit the station and take the Fastrack B service towards Bluewater/Dartford and alight at the Princes Park stop.

Buses run every 10 mins during the day, with a slightly longer interval in the evenings.

By Bus

The Fastrack B route provides a direct service to the ground, ask for the Princes Park stop. Buses run every 10 mins during the day, with a slightly longer interval in the evenings.

On Foot

It is a 10-15 minute walk from Dartford town centre largely alongside the Fastrack busway.

If travelling by car, parking is free and we would suggest arriving 45 minutes before kick-off for most games to ensure getting a space. For bigger matches it is advisable to arrive earlier.

Upon arrival, entry is through turnstiles at either end of the ground. Once inside you can find a club shop, tea bar / food bar selling variety of burgers, sausage in a roll, pies etc, or access the bars up the stairs behind the dug outs.

Bars are open to all fans before and after the game, with access to the outside balconies. Occasionally the main function bar will be closed after half time due to functions in the evening.

We are establishing a small family area outside the bars in the viewing area, overlooking the 3G pitches, with some games, puzzles, books and colouring things to help keep children occupied before kick-off. This is open to anyone with children but is not supervised.

Guide Timetable

2.15pm      Arrive, enter through turnstiles, get food or drink, sit in the bar, watch sport on TV, read programme, watch teams warm up on pitch from the comfort of the bar.

2.30pm       Team sheets are posted on back of Press area above tunnel and distributed in the bar.

2.45pm       Seats are unreserved so we suggest you leave a bit of time to find a suitable seat or place to stand. If you wish to get a cup of tea or burger etc beforehand we would advise including an extra 10 minutes.

Dartford normally kick towards the College end in the first half, this is to the right as they emerge from the tunnel, and is the end the more vociferous fans gather for the start of the first half.

2.55pm       Teams come out

3.00pm       Kick Off

3.45pm       Half time Very busy for drinks, tea, burger bar etc. quieter 10 mins before or after

Fans tend to swap ends for start of the second half

4.00pm       2nd Half kicks off

4.50pm     Match finishes crowd exits or goes to bar to watch football, discuss results, chat with friends and opposition fans and eventually the players.