Car parking at Trinity Walk shopping centre, Wakefield

Trinity Walk Shopping Centre - artist's impression - press image

Trinity Walk Shopping Centre

Trinity Walk shopping centre in Wakefield has 24 hour parking for almost 1,000 cars. Find out more here.

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Trinity Walk

Car parking charges at Trinity Walk shopping centre

It’s a pay on foot car park. Disabled parking and wider bays for parent and child parking are located on the upper level near to Sainsbury’s.

06:00 – 18:00 Monday – Saturday (including bank holidays)

£0.80 – up to 1 hour
£1.60 – up to 2 hours
£2.40 – up to 3 hours
£3.40 – up to 4 hours
£5.00 – up to 5 hours
£7.00 – up to 7 hours
£12.00 – up to 12 hours
Over 12 hours – £2.00 per hour

Overnight: 18:00 – 06:00 – 50p

Sunday car parking charges

06:00 – 18:00 – 50p

For two hours “free” parking…

Spend £10 in Sainsbury’s, get your ticket validated in store and get 2 hours free parking.

Shops at Trinity Walk, include: Debenhams, Sainsbury’s, New Look, H&M, Orange, Next, Peacocks, River Island, Topshop, Dorothy Perkins, Burton, Bank and Republic.

Updated: 13 May 2011

See also
Trinity Walk shopping centre guide Wakefield

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46 Responses to Car parking at Trinity Walk shopping centre, Wakefield

  1. Ash December 21, 2015 at 1:41 pm #

    My girlfriend works at asda living it currently costs us £25 a week for her to goto work and park… it is an absolute joke that employees have to pay to park… £100 pound a month to goto work.. absolutely ridiculous

  2. Mr P Brentnall June 17, 2015 at 1:08 am #

    This mall will never be a success if the public are to pay to park. shoppers are just going to go elsewhere , with free parking

  3. Sarina October 22, 2013 at 2:47 am #

    Im from wakefield..i dont park at trinity walk its a stpuid idea when we have whiterose which has better stores plus indoor perfect for winter weathers and better food variety… Rather go whiterose.. I see it as that parking money is used to go whiterose towards petty cost instead of parking at trinity for a a wider shopping and eating choice

  4. Mrs Green September 14, 2013 at 12:47 am #

    I think it is an outrage that disabled people have to pay. Wakefield Council are greedy. I shop in Barnsley. Free parking all weekend in designated car parks and it has a decent market!

    • Martin May 31, 2015 at 9:31 am #

      Why is it an outrage? Disabled parking spaces are there for location purposes, so that people with walking difficulties don’t have as far to go….Not for the privilege of free parking. Why the hell shouldn’t you pay like everyone else??

      • ian montgomery May 31, 2015 at 1:22 pm #

        Sudbury has first 4 hrs free in its car parks. It’s along time since I’ve seen a town so busy with so many independent shops. It’s a joy to shop there and know there is time for a coffee without running out of time. So its disabled parking spaces are free. Many disabled people have little income so a charge for parking is just too much and there are plenty of alternative places to shop.
        One reason for having special disabled parking is the give wheelchair access to the side doors of the car. I have had to wait for a driver to return and move their car before I could get into mine. These days distance need not be a big problem, we can use wheeled devices. So after spending £1.000 on walking aides, parking charges are a non-step too far. There is no money left.

  5. Ian Montgomery August 19, 2013 at 12:20 pm #

    I have no intention of ever visiting. My last shopping trip to Meadow Hall took all day because I have a bone condition that make forces me to be very slow. Parking there is free – Trinity would have cost me £12 to park simply because of the time it takes to get anywhere, added to the occasional stop for coffee and a rest. I can park in the York and Leeds outlets for free and not worry about added costs. The alternative its to finish up immobile the next day because I had to rush. I doubt if many planners have the courage to admit (or too stupid to realise) that parking charges reduce shoppers footfall. The busiest town I know offers free parking for the first four hours and minimal charges after that. It has ample parking and is always busy. Lots of small independent shops are thriving as are the chain coffee outlets and cafes. The businesses pay slightly higher rates, but in return they have a much greater turnover. Anyone with a brain and an ‘A’ level in economics. I do not want to moan or expect special consideration, but I feel irritated when I see business are making extra income out of my disability. If the latest information is correct, there is no seating in the shopping mall. For me that is shopping hell. To add to the insult, the ‘free’ time when you shop at Sainsbury’s is £2 off your total parking charge. If it is still described as 2hours free parking then this looks like a deception. (do the math).
    No Thanks. Sorry about your turnover, but Ill go to York or Sheffield.

  6. missL June 29, 2013 at 2:45 pm #


  7. anon June 29, 2013 at 2:36 pm #

    i don’t see why everyone is complaining just don’t go to trinity walk if your not happy with parking because some of us shoppers are happy to pay the price after a nice shopping trip it is worth the money.i don’t think any of you would pay for a big shopping centre and not want to earn your money back with profit its just like a normal business!

    • YOYOYOYO June 29, 2013 at 2:46 pm #


  8. wendyr April 10, 2013 at 5:20 am #

    WELL i was just checking parking charges as on way to wakefield. I WONT BOTHER. ta every one.

  9. Rosie January 28, 2013 at 2:43 am #

    It’s wrong that disabled people and staff should have to pay at all. I feel sorry for those Sainsburys employees that were made to go to that store rather than the one near Ings Road. The car park is awful too, so dark and such a bad layout.

  10. Kate January 1, 2013 at 12:40 pm #

    I agree with everyone else. You can’t get into Wakefield town centre without paying for parking and I refuse to do it.
    The shops there used to consist of Greggs and poundland. I have not visited trinity walk due to parking costs and in any case I presume it will be a big disappointment. It is weak at best when compared to the white rose and to meadow hall (where parking is free)
    Why would you go there?

  11. Adam August 17, 2012 at 8:11 am #

    I recently contacted Susan Mendoza who is the Centre Manager for Trinity Walk. I telephoned her first and when I mentioned the word complaint I was put on hold and then cut off, so I emailed her instead, in fact it took several emails to her over a 2 week period just to get a reply.

    I asked why more shops, including Fit24 the gym, do not have facilities to give customers credit towards parking.

    This was her reply “it is up to individual retailers to cover the cost of any reimbursement for car parking charges. Any negotiations with regards to taking a shop unit ,especially rent, are confidential between the retailer and letting agent.”

  12. Darrion August 2, 2012 at 10:47 pm #

    The only time I will go to Trinity Walk is on a Sunday. I live in Wrenthorpe, so it is silly going to White Rose if parking is 50p all day. However, the rest of the time, I accept the petrol cost, and go happily to White Rose.

    I agree with the other shoppers, why charge such ridiculous rates?? I also use Sainsburys’ sometimes – but the INGS ROAD ONE!!!!! I live alone, and am unemployed, so spending £10 to get free parking is not always justified.

  13. Laura July 7, 2012 at 8:56 am #

    Better than riding parking, far too many pillars in there if u ask me, had an accident there myself last week. £703 to repair it, now thats expensive parking!!

  14. Ron July 5, 2012 at 8:22 am #

    The car park barrier failure rate is totally unacceptable. It seems like once a fortnight on average the barrier fails to raise when I inserts a ticket that has been correctly validated. The attitude of the staff on the intercom then varies from saying sorry and getting me out of the car park as soon as possible, to the downright obnoxious, treating me as if I were under suspicion of trying to escape without paying. Today, I spoke to the most obnoxious of all. His smirking patronising attitude as he asked me if I’d paid was beyond belief. The questions he asked, full of “you HAVE paid, sir?” and his follow up questions appeared to be designed to make me feel like a criminal. After I’d said that I just want him to get out of the car park, he told me to “speak properly to me sir and I’ll lift the barrier.” I told him I was going to report him for his attitude I heard muttering and he then left me sitting there, in the car, for several minutes. Finally, when deigned to talk to me again and said he’d raise the barrier, I asked him his name and was told “Sierra 2” – and he then left me for another few minutes, before raising the barrier and saying in a smarmy voice “have a nice day.”
    I’m sorry Trinity Walk Car Park, you have serious customer service problems – when your service doesn’t work (which is far too often), I expect an apology, not to be questionned as if I’m under suspicion of theft by someone who then seems to think that sarcasm and deliberately inconveniencing people is funny.

  15. Pam March 8, 2012 at 9:36 am #

    I used to love shopping in Sainsbury’s when they were on Ings Road, I stick to Asda now,it’s free parking.

  16. Shabnam February 1, 2012 at 7:16 pm #

    Went to pay car parking charge at the end of shopping trip. As I had been to sainsburys I was entitled to 2hours free shopping in addition to this I shopped for just under three extra hours. I expected to pay £2.40 for three hours of shopping. Instead I was charged £3.40. I queried this and was told that the company have calculated the figure by taking the total number of hours and deducting £1.60 as opposed to substracting two hours from the total time and then calculating the figure. There is a total lack of transparency in this and the calculations are done to maximise profits for the car ark and leave the customer out of pocket. Ironically customers are penalised for spending more time shopping. Quite a few time I couldn’t understand why I was being asked to pay more than what I had approximated, it was only when I queried it that I realised what the car parking company were doing. As the cost per hour does not go up in increments by the same amount it does make a difference if the calculations for charges are done in the way stated above. I would like to support my local shopping centre but resent underhand tactics such as this. I intend to pursue the matter and will raise it with sainsburys, the manager of the carpark. Should I not get a satisfactory response I will be highlighting it in the local press, websites and will be taking legal advice. I go to trinity walk once a week and each time I have been over charged by approximately £1, in what I feel is a very underhand manner.

    • Host, MSUK February 2, 2012 at 6:12 am #

      Thanks for getting in touch Shabnam, please let us know how you get on.

  17. Will be walking but won't be at Trinity Walk January 26, 2012 at 1:24 pm #

    I will not be shopping at Trinity Walk again. Working locally in Wakefield, I would pop into Debenhams/Next/Body Shop on the way home.

    After a quick half hour shop, I put my car parking card into the machine and paid the 80 pence charge (minimum) and forgot to pick-up the card/ticket to get out. I got to my car when I realised. I’ve never done this before and can only put it down to having had a lot on my mind recently. When I got to the machine, the card had been picked-up. Probably the people after me collected it not knowing what to do with 2 cards.

    Either way, I was advised by a security guard to press the buzzer on the machine. An attendant who came had a very poor attitude and laughingly said I would have to pay £12 as it’s a lost card.

    There is no way to get out unless you get a card. When I asked where I had to go to get a card he just shrugged shoulders, laughed and walked off. Asked him again and he said press the buzzer. I know the staff are not responsible for the charges, they are only doing their job but I was not impressed with their attitude.

    I think it’s total robbery to charge £12 for a lost card and poor service/treatment of customers. I will not be shopping at Trinity Walk again. I much prefer Freeport and York where you get decent customer service and no parking charges, so no risk of over-priced penalties for forgetting to pick-up the card to get out.

    • Host, MSUK January 26, 2012 at 6:49 pm #

      Hi… have you tried contacting the centre’s management? I’m sure they want to keep your custom.

      • Will be walking but won't be at Trinity Walk January 27, 2012 at 1:37 am #

        I did think of contacting them. The staff would not give me any number to ring or address.

        I doubt very much that this shopping centre’s management care less about losing my custom, which believe me they have. However, they will care when more and more people do not use the shopping centre.

        The staff in the shops I went to were excellent.

        The car parking staff – very poor.

        I do not think any good customer should be treated that way or have over-priced penalties for losing a card to get out, despite having paid already.

        It’s not progress, it’s just a rip-off.

  18. amanda sellars January 17, 2012 at 8:51 am #

    I arrived at Trinity Walk at 13.08. I lost my parking ticket and at 14.10 used the assistance button to find out what I could do. I was informed I had to pay a £12 fine. I asked if CCTV could be used as I had only arrived 1 hour before. I was told no. I use Trinity walk 5 times per week as I shop at Sainsburys. I will not be using Trinity Walk again. I realise that it was me that lost the ticket. However I hardly think that Tuesday afternoon in the middle of January will have been a busy time for the carpark and that it would not have taken long to look back an hour on CCTV as I knew exactly when I had arrived. I am £12 down but Trinity Walk considerably more due the amount I used to spend there week in week out.

    • Host MSUK January 17, 2012 at 1:56 pm #

      Hi Amanda.. have you tried writing to the centre’s management? Maybe you need to speak to someone senior so that they can authorise a refund?

  19. Phil October 7, 2011 at 12:19 pm #

    If the car park charges are 80p per hour then why does it cost £3.40 for 4 hrs when it should actually cost £3.20, even worse it costs £5.00 for 4 hrs when it should cost £4.00. It seems the longer you stay the more it costs. I work for Wakefield Council and i am ashamed to say that the Council have totally got this new shopping centre wrong at the expense of us again, yes the tax payer.

  20. Helen September 15, 2011 at 3:48 pm #

    Was going to apply for a transfer for my job to Trinity Walk but I work 8.5 hrs a day 5 days a week so would have to pay £12 a day for the priveledge……….changed my mind now!!

  21. sarah June 9, 2011 at 11:44 am #

    went to look at the new centre with my husband who is disabled and saw that you had to pay i turned my car round and left as disabled parking is not free i feel my husband has already paid with his disabilty as he cannot walk needs wheelcjair or scooter i will go to white rose in leeds as i live in leeds it is free to park which is why this centre is so busy all year round wakfield needs to look at this as we feel that this is going to be another white elephant i was not the only one to turn my car around that day

  22. Barry Makepeace June 7, 2011 at 6:37 am #

    Anoth nail in the coffin of Wakefield’s latest
    shopping centre, our first visit resulted in a swift reverse away, paying to shop not on my life but some one has to pay the inflated salaries of the top council big wigs. Want to spend £200 in Argos
    but still required to pay for the privilege when shops close as they will with out customers another white elephant for the residents of this
    to subsidise

  23. The Walrus June 7, 2011 at 5:27 am #

    Recently drove from Barnsley to shop at Sainsburys. Turned around and went home after seeing I had to pay. Absolutely no way – ever!

  24. jo jo June 6, 2011 at 12:54 pm #

    Why do they charge £5 for up to 5 hrs and £7 for 7 hrs what happened to 6hrs, why not 80p per hour just like it is for 1 or 2 hrs.
    It’s just pure greediness.

  25. Leo May 21, 2011 at 12:44 pm #

    On another note: no charges at meadowhall and white rose because they are out of town city centers and nobody would dream of parking there to walk into thier town centers as too far out. . So while you waste funds in fuel at todays cost, you would be saving by parking at trinity walk. I still think trinity walk is a load of BULL though.

  26. Leo May 21, 2011 at 12:41 pm #

    I too think the parking charges are over the top, but while you moan about them now, dont forget that if they were free, then you would never get parked at all for all the workers in wakefield using it to park for free and also all the shoppers with no intentions of using trinity walk shops. This is because its close to town and would be ideal for those people. . There is not one shop at trinity walk that I would use and I intend to park there as its close to other shops compared to the other car parks in town, But I wont shop at trinity walk. Its a waste of wakefields funds and resources.

  27. David May 15, 2011 at 5:34 am #

    I can’t believe I just had to pay £2.40 for for just over 2 hours shopping. Will not shop here again.

  28. veronica May 12, 2011 at 6:59 am #

    i was going to go look round but can not see if there is free parking for disabled or if there is a shopmobility in the center as i rely on a scooter when i go shopping think like everyone else it might be white rose for me

  29. CATHY A May 12, 2011 at 2:07 am #

    was going to go for a look around today until I saw price of parking! Will go elsewhere instead. Will stick to White Rose or Meadowhall.(free parking)

  30. Mr Haigh May 11, 2011 at 2:21 am #

    My daughter is working in the new complex on a part time basis & i think its disgusting that you are charged to park.Why are there no concessions for staff,shoppers wont pay when they can simply go further up the road to other outlets & park for free…this is revenue wakefield can ill afford to loose.

    • Andrew Green February 16, 2013 at 6:35 am #

      I have every sympathy with your daughter. I work at Pinderfields Hospital and have to pay £6.50 a day to park to do my job because there are insufficient concessionary passes for employees.

  31. Minni Mouse May 11, 2011 at 1:40 am #

    Typicall Wakefield council !! Parking charges will just put people off after the initial ‘nosey’.
    When do you ever pay to use the supermarket, disgusting………. Bring on the new Asda, they won’t charge for parking your car to do your shopping.
    Whiterose and Meadowhall will always do better, as it is free to park.

  32. Sandie May 8, 2011 at 5:44 am #

    I was waiting until after the weekend to go visit. Looked at website and saw there were parking charges – doesn’t even say disabled are exempt. Will continue to go to White Rose. Trinity Walk will end up going the same way the the Ridings. Why pay to go there when like John says ‘plenty of good centre with free parking’.

  33. John May 8, 2011 at 3:46 am #

    Was going to drive over today to see whats its like but changed my mind, parking charges not excessive but its the principle, plenty of good shopping centres about with free parking,

  34. joan May 7, 2011 at 9:10 am #

    Come to white rose in leeds it is free to park.

  35. Nick May 6, 2011 at 3:05 am #

    Tony, why not buy a £10 voucher to use at Sainsburys when you do shopping.
    Either that or make your lunch at home

  36. MallSecretsUK May 5, 2011 at 4:56 pm #

    Thanks for your comment, Tony.

    Shoppers, are you happy with Trinity Walk’s parking charges…?

    • Alan December 21, 2011 at 10:59 am #

      Parking charges put me off going to Trinity Walk.

      Why is it only Sainsburies that will credit the parking charge

  37. tony mcquire May 5, 2011 at 3:37 pm #

    I use sainburys every day for my lunch and park up every day.
    so now my lunch costs 70p more as i have to pay parking charges.
    DON’T THINK SO !!!!!!

    What a stupid idea WE ARE NOT IN LONDON !!!!!!!