The Big Retreat Wales
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The closest postcode is SA68 0PW. This will get you to the village of Lawrenny and from there you will see signs directing you to the appropriate car park.
From the east: Follow the M4 until the end and then take the A48 towards Carmarthen. At Carmarthen follow the A40 to the Saint Clears roundabout, and then take the A477 towards Pembroke Dock. Stay on the A477 until you get to the traffic lights at Broadmoor. Turn right at the lights onto the B4586. After about half a mile turn left signposted to Cresselly. Keep on this road and you will arrive at a T-junction / staggered crossroads. Turn left and then almost immediately right (signposted to Cresswell Quay and Lawrenny). Follow this lane down the hill and at the bottom take a right turn signed to Lawrenny. Stay on this road until you get to a crossroads with a left turn to Lawrenny. Drive down Broad Lane and you will see a WELCOME sign before you arrive into the village - follow the track around behind the back of the village and you will be directed straight to the car park.
On the A477 coming from Pembroke/Pembroke Dock: At the Carew roundabout take the exit for 'Carew & Haverfordwest’. Go over the millpond bridge and up the road & turn left at the 'Whitehill / Lawrenny’ sign. Go through Cresswell Quay, over a small stone bridge and uphill until you reach the crossroads where you turn left signposted to Lawrenny. Drive down Broad Lane and you will see a WELCOME sign before you arrive into the village - follow the track around behind the back of the village and you will be directed straight to the car park.
From the west: From the A40 take the A4075 turn off at the Canaston Bridge roundabout. After passing Oakwood, take the first turning right, signposted Lawrenny. Follow the road and just after a sharp left hand bend, take the left fork at the cottages, signposted Lawrenny. At the T-junction turn right then at the crossroads go straight over signed to Lawrenny. Drive down Broad Lane and you will see a WELCOME sign before you arrive into the village. Follow the track around behind the back of the village and you will be directed straight to the car park
Drive Times (approximately)
From Swansea - 1h 20m
From Bristol - 2h 30m
From Birmingham - 4h
From London - 4h 30m
If you don't fancy driving, come by train. The nearest stations are Narberth and Kilgetty. You can pick up a taxi to take you to Lawrenny which is about a 15 minute drive. Please do book your taxi in advance as the train station is very small and there are not usually taxis waiting.
TP & Narberth Taxis - 01834 860297
Narberth Cabs - 07799 005067
Noddy's Taxi - 07377 912075
National Express buses stop at Kilgetty which is 7 miles away. Taxis do not wait at the bus stop so please make sure that you book a taxi in advance.
Jeff Cabs - 07785 291446
Roadrunner Taxis - 01834 450236
T & S Taxis - 07549 070623
PARKING AT THE FESTIVAL
Please make sure you purchase a Parking Ticket.
Please follow the parking guidance and advice of our Stewards for Weekend Parking, Day Parking and Campervan Parking.
Arriving by Car
Once parked up, follow the directions from the stewards to the check-in area. There will be trolleys available to take your things to the campsite. No cars are allowed in the camping area. It's just a short walk but our experience is that sometimes the kitchen sink seems to make it into a camping trek!
Have your tickets, email reference or booking number ready to show to our check-in team. You will be asked to read and sign a copy of our Terms and Conditions and given a wristband.
Once you have checked-in you can head on to the Campsite. Please follow the signs to the relevant camping area (Family / General / Quiet / Campervans / Belle Hotel).
Arriving in a Campervan, Caravan or Motorhome
Follow the directions of the Steward. Have your tickets, email reference or booking number ready to show to our check-in team. You will be asked to read and sign a copy of our Terms and Conditions and given a wristband. You may then drive on to the Festival Site and onto the Campervan zone.
Reception Opening Times:
Friday 10.00am - 10.30pm
Saturday 09.00am - 8.30pm
Sunday 09.00am - 8.30pm
Monday 09.00am - 4.00pm
If you arrive outside of these hours, we have 24hr Security who will be able to assist.
You will not be able to take your car to the campsite to unpack.
You will be asked to sign our Terms & Conditions at Reception and agreeing to these is a condition to entry. If you would like a full copy of our T&Cs please get in touch.
Please do not bring your dog* or other pet with you - you will be turned away and, in this instance, no refunds are available.
*Guide and Assistance Dogs excluded.