Car parking at The Rock shopping centre, Bury

The Rock shopping centre in Bury

The Rock shopping centre in Bury

There’s free parking in the evenings at the Rock shopping centre. Read on for more information.

The Rock shopping mall is home to three department stores, Debenhams, Primark and Marks and Spencer, along with many other shops, a 10 screen cinema, 400 apartments, a 1250 space multi-storey car park along with restaurants and new public spaces.

The Rock in Bury is a £350 million retail and leisure scheme. It opened to the public on the 16th July 2010.

Car parking at The Rock, Bury, Manchester

There are  1,250 spaces for cars at the shopping centre.

Car parking costs are:

0-1 hour: £1.20
1-2 hours: £1.70
2-3 hours: £2.10
3-4 hours: £2.50
4-5 hours: £3.50
5-6 hours: £5.00
6-24 hours: £10

Sundays: £1 all day

Parking is free from 6pm until 3:30am.

Please check with The Rock before travelling to find out which shops are open and when – and to confirm parking costs.
The Rock Customer services can be contacted on: Tel: 0161 763 0710

Other shops at the Rock mall include; Next, Primark, Cult, Entertainer, H&M, Peter Jackson, Peacocks and Cult.

Updated: 23 Apr 2011

The Rock Shopping Centre homepage, Bury

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30 Responses to Car parking at The Rock shopping centre, Bury

  1. Leonie September 13, 2014 at 2:50 pm #

    I have a problem with your parking spaces in the Rock. I go to Bury all the time and when my husband Paul drives round for a space it can be hard to find one simply because there seems to be lots of disabled spaces and nearly all of them are empty. I know you need disabled spaces but our problem is you seem to have too many of them. We came today which is the 13th Sept and the car park said full which it wasn’t we did just about get a space. We noticed loads of disabled spaces were still empty on each floor as we parked on the top level. It’s like this every Saturday we come. What can you do about it.

  2. Nicola Abraham September 13, 2014 at 9:03 am #

    I visited the car park today Saturday 13th September and took with me my 3 year old daughter her friend and my 20 month old twins. I was disgusted to see the waves car wash using the parent and child spaces to park cars that had been cleaned therefore leaving no parent and child spaces for those that need the spaces!!!!!! I was under the impression that waves had their own allocated spaces and that parent and child spaces where to help parents with prams etc I was very disappointed and will think twice of parking in the car park again, I may as well struggle in another car park. I am aware that these spaces do fill quickly which is not an issue but I find it disgusting the way these spaces were being abused today.

  3. Luke April 17, 2014 at 2:42 pm #

    Is parking on a bank holiday in the rock £1 all day?


    • Anne August 25, 2014 at 11:28 am #

      There is no discount for bank holidays. My daughter has just had to pay £10

  4. jill pendlebury January 7, 2014 at 5:34 pm #

    Please could you tell me if there is free parking if we go to the Rock Cinema to watch a movie (Bury) between 1pm and 6pm.

  5. Janet October 29, 2013 at 11:01 am #

    I came bowling last school holidays and received a free car parking ticket, this was excellent I thought!! I have come this school holiday and the girl at the bowling told me they are not doing this anymore! why is this when I am here for at least four hours and spend over £100 each visit!

  6. Janet October 29, 2013 at 11:00 am #

    I came bowling last school holidays and received a free car parking ticket, this was excellent I thought!! I have come this school holiday and the girl at the bowling told me they are not doing this anymore! why is this when I am here for at least four hours and spend over £100 each visit!!

  7. Peter Mills September 30, 2013 at 10:43 am #

    Disabled parking or the need to monitor it. The cost is not a problem but the number of cars in disabled bays with no blue badge as grown dramatically . People don’t care anymore & it is a convenient drop off for cars having been cleaned no need to spell that one out.. If the council own any part of this car park, do what you do on the streets put traffic wardens in they’d make a fortune.

  8. jase August 17, 2013 at 11:35 am #

    Hi we would like to say a big thank you to the security team at rock carpark for the great assistants we received from one of your team Richard when we broke down he was a great help and made a stress full situation better thanks the rock.

  9. Gary Brunen June 30, 2013 at 4:03 am #

    I am a fitness instructor and will be covering classes at fit4you. Does the club have a validation service with the car park for free or discounted fees if its stamped or am I just living in hope
    Thanks Gary

  10. Sarah June 23, 2013 at 6:26 am #

    I find this car park confusing, I can never easily find a ticket machine, nor how to get to the shops! A few more signs wouldn’t go amiss!

  11. C Scott May 8, 2013 at 1:27 pm #

    I have to say, I find the ratio of parent and child parking spaces to disabled parking spaces ludicrous. There are always a multitude of disabled spaces left completely empty – and I visit The Rock at extremely varying times (morning, afternoon and evening) – whilst the ridiculously limited parent and child spaces are always taken up. As any parent or carer will know, it is extremely difficult to easily remove a child from a car seat and assemble a buggy without the worry of scratching a car beside you with the door in a normal sized space. Mothers with young children are some of the most frequent shoppers during weekdays, and therefore the number of parent and child spaces is woefully under par, whilst the disabled spaces appear to be in abundance. Surely the ratio should be equal?

  12. A M Mayall February 4, 2013 at 9:19 am #

    Went to Bury today and parked in the Rock Car Park but went to machine to pay for just under two hours parking and there was no charge. Was this just my luck or is this a regular occurrence.

  13. Billy B January 12, 2013 at 4:07 am #

    If i arrive at 3pm and leave at 8pm, will i get charged for the 3 hours, up to 6pm or for the full 5 hours.

    Just looking for clarification around the free parking after 6pm.


  14. P burton February 19, 2012 at 8:16 am #

    I would like to know ,why disabled drivers suddenly have to pay for parking in Bury,don’t bury planners realise that most disabled drivers have great difficulty walking,and now we have to walk to and from parking meters as well as having to pay it is discusting, is this how we look after our disabled people?

    • Jacob August 26, 2013 at 5:47 am #

      Why shouldn’t disabled people have to pay to park? You have to pass the pay stations in order to use the lift to get back to your car, so I see no extra inconvenience that would warrant disabled people not having to pay for parking.

  15. mark October 18, 2011 at 9:40 am #

    i parked on the rock as usual with my disabled badge on display as there were cars with no disabilty badges parked in the disabled bays on coming back to my car on crutches i had a ticket on my car saying that i had not displayed a permit,i am ex marines and wasn blown up in afghanistan by an i,e,d roadside bomb damaging my spine,now if i cannot park in a disabled bay as non disabled people have parked there why should a jumped up jobs worth parking enforcement officer ticket me,totally ludicrious&pathetic,you would have thought that the parking enforement officer would have common sence and why was non of the people using the disabled bays ???? very offended and im writing to the bury mp and contacting disability rights and the local paper as well as a national paper,its a disgrace.

    • Julie Townsend May 17, 2013 at 11:59 am #

      Well said Mark. These people that park in disabled spaces are a pain in the a**e. What permit should you have displayed are the blue badges not enough. Totally agree with you. Take it all the way if you can. I got a ticket for having my badges upside down, they could still be read but they did squash the ticket after I complained. Good luck.

  16. Hollie September 26, 2011 at 2:10 am #

    I have recently got a job here, is there any parking scheme for employees to park for cheaper as I have to drive as public transport will take me hours to get there instead of 40mins.

  17. Zoe September 20, 2011 at 3:15 pm #

    Beware of the car park’s concrete stairs when it’s been raining. i slid off the top step and landed on the bottom one as there was no grip insight on any of the steps. I was wearing appropriate footwear. If I’d been an older person I would have ended up in hospital. After a few days rest and a huge bruised bum and hip i’m on the road to recovery. Please just be careful.

  18. Gfordbob August 31, 2011 at 7:24 am #

    I’ve got a job in The Rock tonight but can’t find details of specifically where the street entrance is for their car park, I know the Mill Gate one around the corner, though. Can anyone shed any light?

  19. Barry Hilton April 23, 2011 at 11:07 am #

    Information regarding the use of the Rock Car Park is abismal!

    No signs to show which pedestrian doors to use for normal exit and which are one way FIRE DOORS

    No obvious details of how and where to buy the Parking Ticket

    • Mason July 13, 2011 at 8:34 am #

      Edited (offensive language removed): Barry, there is only one exit out of the car park in which there are 8ft tall machines to pay for tickets.
      There are also signs on the walls directing you to the lifts.

  20. Barry Hilton April 23, 2011 at 3:59 am #


  21. MallSecretsUK January 15, 2011 at 6:34 pm #

    Hi Mike, parking is free from 6pm until 3:30am.

    • Ozzy June 23, 2013 at 10:45 am #

      Yes 6 am till 3.30 pm does that mean Sundays. Because its say £1 all-day Sunday or does that mean free up till 6 pm sundays……….please make it clear the site cost money to inform. inform

  22. mike January 13, 2011 at 3:04 pm #

    is parking after 6 free every day?

  23. Joanne Oakes January 7, 2011 at 10:20 am #

    If you want free parking after 6pm then don’t turn up at 6pm. I have been stung twice now entering the car park whilst the six o’clock news has been on. The clock is incorrect on the entrance by about 3mins. Make sure you get there at 5 past 6 or you will be paying £1.20 like me.

    Very annoyed customer.

  24. MallSecretsUK November 22, 2010 at 4:03 pm #

    Hi Mrs Ashraf:

    Customer Services
    Management suite
    1 Goodall Street
    BL9 0JY
    Tel: 0161 763 0710

  25. mrs ashraf November 18, 2010 at 4:08 am #

    hi i have a huge concern about the carpark in bury, near the cinema. i need a telephone number