Bridgwater Guy Fawkes Carnival – Sat 5th Nov 2016
One of the world's largest illuminated winter carnival processions, and over two hours long, this is the only carnival to be followed by the old tradition of 'Squibbing' where the squibbers hold exploding fireworks on long poles es part of the procession..
The parade starts at 7pm
Park and Ride services will operate from 2pm on carnival day with parking located just off J23 of the M5 (British Car Auctions) J24 of the M5 at the services and from 11am at the Morrison's Distribution Centre, from close to J23.
Park and Ride charges are £5 per car plus £1 per adult travelling.
Buses will run from the site entrance to the town centre returning after the procession picking you up from the position you were dropped off. The largest car parks in the town will be St Matthews Field and Bridgwater College, both close to the carnival route.
Official Bridgwater Carnival car parks are at the following locations:-
Angel Place Shopping Centre, ASDA, Bridgwater College, Bridgwater Hospital, Bridgwater Retail Park, Morrison's, St Matthew's Field and B&M.
Parking costs £5. Many of these car parks have parking bays for blue badge holders and are used on a first come first used basis.
Council Car Parks will be operational at Market Street and Barclay Street
The car parks are run in the main jointly between the Carnival and local charities.
Visitors are advised to use the official car parks, there have been incidents in the past when cars parked on private land and were clamped and were charged several hundred pounds to get their cars released.