The Big Cheese

27th-29th July 2012


Friday 24th
3pm-10pm - The Taylor Wimpey Great Cheese Race (6.30pm), music entertainment programme (Sponsored by The Maenllwyd Inn), funfair and The Castell Howell Foods Firework display (10.00pm)

Sat 25th & Sun 26th
From 11am - The Big Cheese Entertainment programme includes: The BT Group sponsored Reenactment displays, musical entertainment sponsored by The Maenllwyd Inn, educational activities, The Lunch4Less and Med Food sponsored food halls, craft stalls, animal marquees, traditional funfair plus lots more.


For further info contact:

Telephone: (029) 2088 0011

How to get here


Owain Glyndwr Playing Fields
Crescent Road


Exit Junction 32 of M4, take the A470 then A468 and follow the signs for Caerphilly.

Please refer to the map, select a marker, choose 'Get Directions: To here' and enter your starting location.


Free Buses

Take advantage of a free transport link to the Big Cheese event from various locations in the county borough.

Free bus routes details (PDF)

Public Transport

Please visit the Traveline website for a comprehensive journey planner offering all possible bus, coach and rail options to The Big Cheese.

Useful contact details

National Rail Enquiries - 08457 484950 / website
Traveline Cymru - 0871 200 22 33 / website
Caerphilly Travelinks - 01495 235223 / website
National Express - 0870 580 80 80 / website
Stagecoach - 029 2086 7003 / website
Harris Coaches - 01443 830455


In order to avoid congestion at this year's Big Cheese event, please use the park and ride scheme in operation.

On Friday 24th July, a Park and Ride scheme will operate from St Cenydd School, with buses running from 1.30pm - 10.45pm and costs £1.50 per car.

On Saturday 25th and Sunday 26th July, a Park and Ride will operate from St.Cenydd School and Bedwas High School. Both car parks will be operating at a fee of £4 per car, with buses running from 10am - 7.45pm.

For both car parks follow the temporary signs from the A470, A469 and A468.

Disabled parking is located at St Cenydd School Park & Ride.

The drop off and collection point for Bedwas High Park and Ride is Castle Court Shopping Centre Bus stop at the front of the castle in the town centre. St Cenydd School Park and Ride buses will drop off and collect on Nantgarw Road at the end of the event site.

There is NO park and ride facility at St Ilan School this year as in previous years. To avoid congestion and unnecessary delays in getting to the event please head for one of the park and rides as signposted.