Hi and thanks for your interest in coming to Bridgwater Carnival 2013 The Carnival will commence at 7.00 p.m. Main roads into the town will be closed to traffic from 6.30 p.m., with road closures coming into effect from 4.30 p.m. to allow for grandstands to be positioned prior to the procession, so if you are coming please leave early to avoid disappointment. The procession will take approximately two hours to pass any given point. We usually attract in excess of 120 entries of all descriptions. Finally many thanks for supporting Bridgwater Carnival and please remember the carnival raises many thousands of pounds for charity via your donations so please help us to smash last years total by giving as much as you can to support our many worthy causes. Enjoy the show!
Directions for Wickes Car Park If you come in on the A38 Bristol road from Junction 23, you will find this a quick way to avoid a lot of the traffic especially if you are running late. To get on to this road turn left at Junction 23 if you traveling northbound and right if you are traveling southbound at the bottom of the slip road turn left and carry straight on this road and straight ahead at the large roundabout until you see the VW car showroom on your right ahead of you, turn right onto Wylds road and follow this road round, straight over the 1st set of lights and left at the next set, you will see Wickes car park and McDonald’s on your left. Directions for Angel Place Car Park This is only for cars but is right in the heart of town and often under used, as people think it will be full when often it isn’t due to its size, follow the directions for Wickes but instead of turning left at the last set of lights turn right to go over the bridge and follow the road round until you get to Angel Place or one of the other official car parks enroute. If you have come in along the A38 from the south i.e. Taunton follow signs for Glastonbury and you will come to the Cross Rifles pub roundabout, turn left and follow the car park signs.
If you are coming via the M5 please note the road into Bridgwater from junction 24 will close at 6.30 p.m., if you are likely to arrive later than 6.30 p.m. you should proceed to junction 23 as this road into Bridgwater will remain open all evening, follow the directions above to locate car parking.
A coach pack containing a short promotional DVD and flyers is available for coach companies from our Publicity Officer on request Contacts. We have allocated some parking spaces within the town centre for coaches on a first come first served basis, spaces are limited; (see application form for details), making it far easier to drop off and pick up your passengers. Should you wish to prebook a coach you can download an application form by clicking on the link below and returning it with the appropriate payment or you can pay via our online shop, please put in the note fields the number of vehicles and number of seats together with any other relevant information. Online Shop. The parking charge for those that arrive on the day without pre-booking will be £40 for a coach and £30 for a mini bus (maximum 16 seats), if you prebook £35 for a coach and £25 for a mini bus. Coach Parking application form The details of how we can best accomodate coaches has now been agreed with the Police, see “Location” link for a map of Bridgwater. Email contact for coach parking only is Chris Hocking
The Carnival Committee works hard to ensure there is ample parking in the town with all main car parks signposted. The car parks are run in the main jointly between the Carnival and local charities. You are advised to use the official car parks, there were several incidents in 2006 when cars parked on private land and were clamped and were charged several hundred pounds to get their cars released. Bridgwater Carnival has no control over this practice and cannot accept any liability. You have been warned!