Witness the spectacular Somerset Illuminated Carnivals
Bridgwater Carnival ~
Sat 5th Nov 2016
The Somerset Carnivals are a spectacular series of one night events, which take place every Autumn in our wonderful county. A full 12 months of planning goes into every single incredible carnival cart and the competition to create the most impressive entry is fierce amongst the many Somerset carnival clubs.
Bridgwater Carnival - the biggest and the best
It's impossible to put into words the magnificence of some of the carts (floats) with the sheer size (up to 100ft long in some cases!), sounds and colours filing the streets from pavement to sky. Here's just a tiny glimpse of what you can expect from Bridgwater Carnival this year.
Why Bridgwater and not Glastonbury Carnival?
You might be wondering why, if our park is so near Glastonbury Carnival, that we're promoting Bridgwater Carnival? Well, they're both amazing events in their own right, however, our campsite gets booked up several months in advance for Glastonbury and so in order to give more people the opportunity to experience one of Somerset's oldest and more incredible nights, we're running coaches from Old Oaks to Bridgwater this year. It's only 15 miles away and seats on the coach are £10.50 per person.
Where to stay
Our spacious 88 all-weather pitches are perfect for your caravan, tent, motorhome or camper, plus a variety of glamping accommodation; that coupled with our state of the art shower and toilet block facilities, Middle Oaks, will make Old Oaks the perfect base for your Bridgwater Carnival weekend away.
Getting from Old Oaks to Bridgwater carnival
Bridgwater is under 15 miles from Old Oaks, however with most routes into the town being closed off by 4.30pm*, it's important to get there early, if you want a parking space. Or you could save yourself all the worry of heavy traffic and parking issues by jumping on our Bridgwater Carnival coach so that they can really enjoy the carnival atmosphere, and maybe indulge in a glass or two of the local tipple.
Our coaches will leave at 4.45pm and one will return at approx 11.30pm, after the amazing squibbing display and fireworks.* Exact times to be confirmed.
Just in case you're not sure, take a look at the advert for the 2013 carnival below:
All carnival cart images are by Phil Parsons with permission from Bridgwater Carnival