3pm-10pm - The Great Cheese Race (6.30pm start), music entertainment programme (6pm - 10pm), funfair (3pm - 10pm) and Firework display (10.00pm)
Sat 29th & Sun 30th
From 11am - The Big Cheese Entertainment programme includes: Reenactment displays, musical entertainment, educational activities, over 60 food producers, craft stalls, animal marquees, traditional funfair plus lots more.
Telephone: (029) 2088 0011
How to get here
Owain Glyndwr Playing Fields
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)
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 28th July, 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 Saturday 29th and Sunday 30th July 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 Saturday 29th and Sunday 30th 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 £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 Friday 28th July 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.