The Big Cheese

27th-29th July 2012


Friday 27th
3pm-10pm -  Great Cheese Race (6.30pm start), music entertainment programme (6pm - 10pm), funfair (3pm - 10pm) and Firework display (10.00pm)

Sat 28th & Sun 29th
From 11am - The Big Cheese Entertainment programme includes: Reenactment displays, musical entertainment, educational activities, over 60 food producers, cheese market, 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 bus service

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 th Friday of the evet, a Park and Ride / Park and Walk will operate from Y Gwyndy Campus on Pontygwindy Road, with buses running from 1.30pm - 10.45pm. There is no fee on the Friday evening.

On th Saturday and Sunday  a Park and Walk will operate from Y Gwyndy Campus on Pontygwindy Road at a fee of £2 per car. There are no buses transporting visitors from this site to the event, vistors will need to walk to the event site. The site is open for parking from 10.00am - 8.00pm.

On the Saturday and Sunday, a Park and Ride will operate from St.Cenydd School and Bedwas High School. Both car parks will be operating at a fee of £5 per car, with buses running from 10am - 7.45pm.

For park and rides 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. On the Friday the Park and Ride buses from Y Gwyndy Campus will drop and collect on Nantgarw Road at the end of the event site.

To avoid congestion and unnecessary delays in getting to the event please head for one of the park and rides as signposted.