Social and Sleep

Camping and Social

 CAR-NIVAL MARQUEE: On Saturday night the CAR-nival Marquee hosts a licenced bar, a great value BBQ and Pig Roast. The bar opens from 4pm on Saturday and 1pm on Sunday with the cabaret starting at 9pm in the marquee.  PLEASE SUPPORT OUR TRADERS WHEN POSSIBLE TO ENSURE THEIR CONTINUED SUPPORT.

We endeavour to have a large screen TV available during the weekend showing (amongst other things) The Canadian Grand Prix.

London Comedian Ben Haywood


On Saturday evening their the now-infamous entertainment from two top comedians from clubland (Starting at 9pm – Adult humour is always a strong possibility).

Be early as seating is often at a premium and late-comers often bear the brunt of the humour.

With 100’s of people camping and caravaning, there’s always someone to sit down and have a beer or chat with (most likely both), there’s no need to pre-book and it’s free of charge.  Why sit huddled up around your tent when there’s fun to be had in the CAR-nival Marquee.

CAMPING: CAR-nival is about having fun so free camping is encouraged and permitted on Friday, Saturday and Sunday night.  There are designated ‘Tent Only’ area where the grass has been specially cut – No parking for Caravans, Vans or Trailers.

We ask you to be courteous and considerate to other ‘campers’, especially music and noise after 11pm.  Please take away everything you bring especially barbeques, broken chairs and tents – We send our thanks to the individual who last year left us their burnt out generator which cost the charities money to dispose of as every pound we spend is a pound less for the good causes!

Toilet facilities will provided but please note their are NO CHEMICAL TOILET disposal facilities.  Water is  available although the quality can no longer be guaranteed as it is at the end of an unsupported, 1-mile water main.  It should therefore be thought of as NOT SUITABLE for drinking.   We strongly recommend that you bring adequate provision with you.


  • PLEASE NOTE: Camping or sleeping in Service Vans is not permitted on Saturday Night and please note open fires are totally prohibited in all areas.

FIRST AID: There is a First Aid and Assistance Post is positioned near the main entrance for your safety and the Organisers Emergency Contact Numbers are 07889 799972 or 07581 344778.

Hotels:  There are a wide range of hotels, Inns and B & B’s in the area but please be warned that this is early summer on the edge of the Cotswolds so accommodation can be scarce and we are afraid, fairly expensive.

Here’s a few suggestions within 10 miles:

  • Apple Cart Premier Inn – Didcot
  • Premier Inn Abingdon
  • Four Pillars – Abingdon
  • Premier Inn- Abingdon
  • Ramada Oxford
  • Jury’s Inn Oxford
  • Hampton By Hilton Oxford
  • Holiday Inn Express

Please note that these are only suggestions and are not recommendations – No responsibility is inferred or accepted.