Crowd enjoying the acts at Thornbury Carnival

Visitor Information

Everyone is welcome at Thornbury Carnival and the event is designed to appeal to all interests and ages.  Details of ticket prices and outlets can be found on the Tickets page.  If you’ve any questions about attending the Carnival, please check the FAQs below or get in touch via the Contacts page.

Visitor FAQs

Is there parking for visitors?

A limited amount of parking will be available in Rock Street Car Park and the leisure centre car park.  Castle Court Car Park and St. Mary Street Car Park will be closed for part of the day (please see ‘Road Closures’ FAQ for further details).  We strongly recommend walking, cycling or using public transport to travel to and from the Carnival (please see ‘Buses’ FAQ for further details).

Is there accessible parking?

Yes, accessible parking for Blue Badge holders will be available on Mundy Fields and can be accessed via Kington Lane once the Parade road closures have been lifted (please see ‘Road Closures’ FAQ for further details).

Which buses can I catch to the Carnival?

First Bus T1, T2 and T3 routes link Thornbury with neighbouring areas including Almondsbury, Alveston, Aztec West, Bradley Stoke, Cribbs Causeway, Filton, Harry Stoke, Hortham Village and Patchway.  Please click here for further information on routes and timetables.

Can I bring a picnic?

Yes, you’re very welcome to bring your own food and drink onto Mundy Fields but, for safety reasons, please do not bring glass or knives onto the site.  Thornbury Town Council and the police require us to search bags on entry and any prohibited items will be confiscated.

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Can I bring my own alcohol?

Yes, you can bring your own alcohol but, for safety reasons, please only bring cans not glass bottles onto the site.  Thornbury Town Council and the police require us to search bags on entry and any glass bottles will be confiscated.

Can I bring a disposable barbeque?

No, barbeques are not permitted on site as they are a potential fire hazard.  Thornbury Town Council and the police require us to search bags on entry and any barbeques will be confiscated.

Will Mundy Fields be closed to the general public at any point?

Mundy Fields will be subject to a temporary footpath closure order and will be closed to the general public from 7.00am until 11.00pm on Saturday 6th July 2019 to enable the safe set up and removal of stage equipment and stalls.  We apologise in advance for any inconvenience this may cause.

Will there be any road closures in the town?

The following roads will be closed from 10.15am until 2.00pm on Saturday 6th July 2019:

  • Castle Street – from its junction with High Street to junction with Park Road
  • High Street – from its junction with Castle Street to its junction with Midland Way
  • Chapel Street – whole length
  • Mary Street – whole length
  • Park Road – from its junction with Castle Street to its junction with Alexandra Way

We apologise in advance for any inconvenience this may cause but the temporary road closures are necessary for the safe execution of the Parade.  We will re-open the roads before 2.00pm if it is deemed safe to do so.

Will buses be running as normal?

Bus routes will be affected for a short time as a result of the temporary road closures and we apologise in advance for any inconvenience this may cause.  First Bus is notified as part of the road closure application process and is responsible for making alternative arrangements.

If you have any questions relating to changes to routes or bus stops, please contact First Bus directly on 0345 646 0707. The helpline is available from 7.00am to 7.00pm Monday to Friday and 9.00am to 5.00pm on weekends and bank holidays.

Can I bring my dog?

Friendly dogs are very welcome but must be kept on a lead and under control at all times.  Owners are required to dispose of dog faeces in the usual park bins rather than in the temporary event bins. 

Do carers have to buy a ticket?

Entry to the Carnival is free of charge for those in possession of a Carers’ Emergency Card, available from either South Gloucestershire Council or the Bristol and South Gloucestershire Carers Support Centre. Please show your card to gate staff to gain free entry.

I only want to come into the Carnival for a short period of time to watch my child perform. Do I still need to buy a ticket?

A certain number of free tickets are provided for adults who are accompanying and supervising groups of children performing in the Carnival.  Parents/carers who are not officially accompanying a group of performing children are required to purchase a ticket in order to gain access to Mundy Fields.

What happens if I need medical treatment?

First Aid is provided by Severn Ambulance, located to the right-hand side of the Mundy Fields pavilion. On-site medical provision includes a team of 6-8 fully trained First Aiders, a fully equipped treatment room, three defibrillators, an Ambulance and a 4 x 4 vehicle.  Please note, any minor injuries (trips, slips, cuts etc.) must be recorded in our accident book. If you experience a minor injury at the event, please inform a representative of the Carnival team before leaving the site and they will direct you to the location of the accident book.

Can I get early access to Mundy Fields if I have a medical condition or disability?

Unfortunately, our insurance policy strictly prohibits visitor access to the Mundy Fields for any reason prior to the official 12.00pm start.  Accessible parking for Blue Badge holders will be available on Mundy Fields and can be accessed via Kington Lane once the Parade road closures have been lifted (please see ‘Road Closures’ FAQ for further details).

What happens if my child gets lost?

All children will be issued with wrist bands on arrival at the Carnival site and parents/carers will be asked to write their mobile number on these.  Please talk to your child/children in advance about what to do if they get lost – official advice is to stay where they are when he/she realises they’re lost and/or ask for help from another grown up who has children with them.

If you find a lost child, you should contact a representative of the Carnival immediately – it’s important you just stay with the child, where you found them; please don’t ask them to go anywhere with you.

A representative of the will contact the parent/carer ASAP and will take the child to the Lost Children Tent if needed.

If a child is reported missing, the Lost Children Tent will be checked, and a radio call will go out to all Carnival representatives to instruct all gates to lock down.  Any families wishing to leave site (and whose child/children are of the same gender/age/appearance to the missing child) will be required to wait until the missing child is located before being able to leave site.

We would be grateful if families could bear with us should the need to lock down the site occur – CHILD SAFETY IS OUR UTMOST PRIORITY.

Our Supporters

Horizon Nuclear Power
Thornbury Rugby club

Visitor Information

Everyone is welcome at Thornbury Carnival and the event is designed to appeal to all interests and ages.  Details of ticket prices and outlets can be found on the Tickets page.  If you’ve any questions about attending the Carnival, please check the FAQs below or get in touch via the Contacts page.

Visitor FAQs

Is there parking for visitors?

A limited amount of parking will be available in Rock Street Car Park and the leisure centre car park.  Castle Court Car Park and St. Mary Street Car Park will be closed for part of the day (please see ‘Road Closures’ FAQ for further details).  We strongly recommend walking, cycling or using public transport to travel to and from the Carnival (please see ‘Buses’ FAQ for further details).

Is there accessible parking?

Yes, accessible parking for Blue Badge holders will be available on Mundy Fields and can be accessed via Kington Lane once the Parade road closures have been lifted (please see ‘Road Closures’ FAQ for further details).

Which buses can I catch to the Carnival?

First Bus T1, T2 and T3 routes link Thornbury with neighbouring areas including Almondsbury, Alveston, Aztec West, Bradley Stoke, Cribbs Causeway, Filton, Harry Stoke, Hortham Village and Patchway.  Please click here for further information on routes and timetables.

Can I bring a picnic?

Yes, you’re very welcome to bring your own food and drink onto Mundy Fields but, for safety reasons, please do not bring glass or knives onto the site.  Thornbury Town Council and the police require us to search bags on entry and any prohibited items will be confiscated.

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Can I bring my own alcohol?

Yes, you can bring your own alcohol but, for safety reasons, please only bring cans not glass bottles onto the site.  Thornbury Town Council and the police require us to search bags on entry and any glass bottles will be confiscated.

Can I bring a disposable barbeque?

No, barbeques are not permitted on site as they are a potential fire hazard.  Thornbury Town Council and the police require us to search bags on entry and any barbeques will be confiscated.

Will Mundy Fields be closed to the general public at any point?

Mundy Fields will be subject to a temporary footpath closure order and will be closed to the general public from 7.00am until 11.00pm on Saturday 6th July 2019 to enable the safe set up and removal of stage equipment and stalls.  We apologise in advance for any inconvenience this may cause.

Will there be any road closures in the town?

The following roads will be closed from 10.15am until 2.00pm on Saturday 6th July 2019:

  • Castle Street – from its junction with High Street to junction with Park Road
  • High Street – from its junction with Castle Street to its junction with Midland Way
  • Chapel Street – whole length
  • Mary Street – whole length
  • Park Road – from its junction with Castle Street to its junction with Alexandra Way

We apologise in advance for any inconvenience this may cause but the temporary road closures are necessary for the safe execution of the Parade.  We will re-open the roads before 2.00pm if it is deemed safe to do so.

Will buses be running as normal?

Bus routes will be affected for a short time as a result of the temporary road closures and we apologise in advance for any inconvenience this may cause.  First Bus is notified as part of the road closure application process and is responsible for making alternative arrangements.

If you have any questions relating to changes to routes or bus stops, please contact First Bus directly on 0345 646 0707. The helpline is available from 7.00am to 7.00pm Monday to Friday and 9.00am to 5.00pm on weekends and bank holidays.

Can I bring my dog?

Friendly dogs are very welcome but must be kept on a lead and under control at all times.  Owners are required to dispose of dog faeces in the usual park bins rather than in the temporary event bins. 

Do carers have to buy a ticket?

Entry to the Carnival is free of charge for those in possession of a Carers’ Emergency Card, available from either South Gloucestershire Council or the Bristol and South Gloucestershire Carers Support Centre. Please show your card to gate staff to gain free entry.

I only want to come into the Carnival for a short period of time to watch my child perform. Do I still need to buy a ticket?

A certain number of free tickets are provided for adults who are accompanying and supervising groups of children performing in the Carnival.  Parents/carers who are not officially accompanying a group of performing children are required to purchase a ticket in order to gain access to Mundy Fields.

What happens if I need medical treatment?

First Aid is provided by Severn Ambulance, located to the right-hand side of the Mundy Fields pavilion. On-site medical provision includes a team of 6-8 fully trained First Aiders, a fully equipped treatment room, three defibrillators, an Ambulance and a 4 x 4 vehicle.  Please note, any minor injuries (trips, slips, cuts etc.) must be recorded in our accident book. If you experience a minor injury at the event, please inform a representative of the Carnival team before leaving the site and they will direct you to the location of the accident book.

Can I get early access to Mundy Fields if I have a medical condition or disability?

Unfortunately, our insurance policy strictly prohibits visitor access to the Mundy Fields for any reason prior to the official 12.00pm start.  Accessible parking for Blue Badge holders will be available on Mundy Fields and can be accessed via Kington Lane once the Parade road closures have been lifted (please see ‘Road Closures’ FAQ for further details).

What happens if my child gets lost?

All children will be issued with wrist bands on arrival at the Carnival site and parents/carers will be asked to write their mobile number on these.  Please talk to your child/children in advance about what to do if they get lost – official advice is to stay where they are when he/she realises they’re lost and/or ask for help from another grown up who has children with them.

If you find a lost child, you should contact a representative of the Carnival immediately – it’s important you just stay with the child, where you found them; please don’t ask them to go anywhere with you.

A representative of the will contact the parent/carer ASAP and will take the child to the Lost Children Tent if needed.

If a child is reported missing, the Lost Children Tent will be checked, and a radio call will go out to all Carnival representatives to instruct all gates to lock down.  Any families wishing to leave site (and whose child/children are of the same gender/age/appearance to the missing child) will be required to wait until the missing child is located before being able to leave site.

We would be grateful if families could bear with us should the need to lock down the site occur – CHILD SAFETY IS OUR UTMOST PRIORITY.

Our Supporters

Horizon Nuclear Power
Thornbury Rugby club

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The map below shows the location of the main event at Mundy Playing Fields. The parade goes through the town, starting from Castle School at 11am.

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