The Big Cheese

27th-29th July 2012


Friday 29th
3pm-10pm - The Great Cheese Race (6.30pm start), music entertainment programme (6pm - 10pm), funfair (3pm - 10pm) and Firework display (10.00pm)

Sat 30th & Sun 31st
From 11am - The Big Cheese Entertainment programme includes: The Reenactment displays, musical entertainment, educational activities, two food halls, craft stalls, animal marquees, traditional funfair plus lots more.


For further info contact:

Telephone: (029) 2088 0011



The Big Cheese 2016

29th, 30th & 31st July


Set in the shadows of one of Europe's largest Castles the town of Caerphilly comes to life as people of all ages come to The Big Cheese®, an extravaganza of street entertainers, living history encampments, music, dance, traditional funfair, folk dancing, falconry, fire eating, minstrels, troubadours and much more.

The Big Cheese is a 'must see' attraction for all visitors, celebrating its 18th year in 2015. Portraying the history, heritage and culture of Caerphilly. Families from all over the country flocked to Caerphilly to experience this fun filled programme of activities and entertainment.

The Big Cheese weekend is a FREE event and over 80,000 people are expected in 2016, just click on one of the links to the left to find out more.

Free Buses - 2015

To give you an idea of the free transport link to the Big Cheese event from various locations in the county borough, please see last years timetable.

Free bus routes details (PDF)

The Funfair opens at 3pm and Fireworks display starts at 10pm on Friday 29th July 2016. The music entertainment and funfair are open on Friday afternoon , however  all other entertainment and trade stalls are open on Saturday and Sunday only.

There is an onsite bar and designated drinking area at the event. No Alcohol is permitted to be brought onto the Big Cheese site. Alcohol will be confiscated and destroyed on entry by security staff, police or CCBC Community Safety Wardens. .

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Travel OfferBig Cheese Special Travel Offer for 2015

Family dayrider, 1 adult and up to 3 children or 2 adults and up to 2 children only £7.50 per day.

Buy your ticket from the driver of any Stagecoach in South Wales.

More information