Camping, Social and Sleep

CAMPING YES / SOCIAL YES

We are pleased to announce that all the magic of CAR-nival has returned in 2023 with Camping, BBQ, Beer Tent and Comedy all surrounding the large event marquee.

HOWEVER, PLEASE NOTE THAT DUE TO MILITARY STORAGE REQUIREMENTS, THE NORMAL RALLY SERVICE AREA IS UNAVAILABLE WHICH MEANS A MORE RESTRICTED SPACE FOR CAMPING.

REMEMBER NO OPEN FIRES OR DISPOSABLE BBQ’S ON GRASS AREAS

Click here for details of Camping 2023

CAR-nival is about having fun so free camping is encouraged and permitted on Friday, Saturday and Sunday night. 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 in the past left us their burnt out generators and old tyres which cost the charities money to dispose of - every pound we spend is a pound less for the good causes!

Toilet facilities are provided but note there are NO CHEMICAL TOILET disposal facilities

We strongly recommend that you bring adequate provisions with you (Especially Water).

CAR-NIVAL MARQUEE

On Saturday night the CAR-nival Marquee will hosts a great value Pig Roast opening from around 5pm and later joined from about 6pm by the opening of the bar. Saturday evening also sees Curry available until around 9:00 when the attention turns to the the cabaret in the marquee.

PLEASE SUPPORT OUR TRADERS WHEN POSSIBLE TO ENSURE THEIR CONTINUED SUPPORT.

SOAK UP THE CAR-NIVAL ATMOSPHERE

Why sit huddled up around your tent when there’s fun to be had in the CAR-nival Marquee?

On Saturday evening there will be the ‘infamous’ entertainment from two top comedians from clubland (Adult humour is demanded!). 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 caravanning, 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.  


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, very expensive.

Here’s a few suggestions within 10 miles:

  • Apple Cart Premier Inn – Didcot
  • The Courtyard by Marriott – 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.