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 Services and the First Aid Point is located to the right-hand side of the Mundy Fields pavilion.  On-site medical provision includes a First Aid tent, a fully equipped ambulance, an off-road capable vehicle and 6-8 HSE First Aid at Work qualified mobile personnel.  Please note, any accidents, serious incidents or minor injuries such as trips, slips, cuts etc. must be recorded in our Accident Log located at the First Aid Point before leaving the site.

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 they realise they are lost and/or ask for help from another grown-up who has children with them.

The Lost Child Point is located in the Kids Zone near to the Community Marquee and toilets.  If you lose your child, please alert a carnival committee member or steward as soon as possible.  You will be asked to provide a detailed description to enable a search to begin.

If you find a lost child, please alert the nearest carnival team member as soon as possible.  Under no circumstances should a member of the public ask a lost child to accompany them anywhere, including to the Lost Child Point.  Where a child has been found, the carnival team member and the person finding the child will remain close to the location the child was found for up to five minutes to allow for recovery by parents/carers, after which they will escort the child to the Lost Child Point.  Any parents/carers collecting a child from the Lost Child Point will be required to show proof of identity before the child is released.

Our Supporters

Horizon Nuclear Power
Old Down Country Park
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 Services and the First Aid Point is located to the right-hand side of the Mundy Fields pavilion.  On-site medical provision includes a First Aid tent, a fully equipped ambulance, an off-road capable vehicle and 6-8 HSE First Aid at Work qualified mobile personnel.  Please note, any accidents, serious incidents or minor injuries such as trips, slips, cuts etc. must be recorded in our Accident Log located at the First Aid Point before leaving the site.

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 they realise they are lost and/or ask for help from another grown-up who has children with them.

The Lost Child Point is located in the Kids Zone near to the Community Marquee and toilets.  If you lose your child, please alert a carnival committee member or steward as soon as possible.  You will be asked to provide a detailed description to enable a search to begin.

If you find a lost child, please alert the nearest carnival team member as soon as possible.  Under no circumstances should a member of the public ask a lost child to accompany them anywhere, including to the Lost Child Point.  Where a child has been found, the carnival team member and the person finding the child will remain close to the location the child was found for up to five minutes to allow for recovery by parents/carers, after which they will escort the child to the Lost Child Point.  Any parents/carers collecting a child from the Lost Child Point will be required to show proof of identity before the child is released.

Our Supporters

Horizon Nuclear Power
Old Down Country Park
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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