This weekend sees the return of the popular Children in Need CarFest North event to Bolesworth Castle near Tattenhall.Offering a medley of incredible cars, great food, live music and a rich mix of family entertainment, this year’s CarFest will be bursting with fun for CarFesters of all ages.
Getting to the venue:
CarFest North takes place at Bolesworth Castle near Tattenhall , Cheshire. If you are driving use the postcode CH3 9HQ and follow the CarFest signs as soon as you start to see them.
There are temporary one-way systems in place for the weekend, which your sat nav will not recognise so, whilst useful for getting you into the right area, please ensure that you follow the CarFest signs. Once close to the event follow the signs for your particular ticket type.
There is a high volume of traffic arriving for the event so allow plenty of time for your journey.
What are the opening and closing times?
FRIDAY: Campers can arrive from 7am* when the camping car park opens with the campsite opening at 8am* for campers to set up camp. Day visitors can arrive from 11am* when the day visitor car park opens with the festival site opening at 12pm* and closing at 10.30pm*.
SATURDAY: Day visitors can arrive from 9am* when the day visitor car park opens with the festival site opening at 10am* and closing at 11pm*.
SUNDAY: Day visitors can arrive from 9am* when the day visitor car park opens with the festival site opening at 10am* and closing at 10pm*.
MONDAY: Campers may camp on Sunday evening and are asked to leave the site by 11am* on the Monday.
* These times are subject to change, final times will be emailed to you closer to the event
Car parking is available to all festival ticket-holders. Spaces will be allocated by stewards upon arrival; there is no need to book. The parking areas are located within the festival site and are professionally managed.
There is also 24 hour security on-site, which includes regular patrols of the parking areas. All types of vehicles are permitted in the parking areas, including motorbikes and live-in vehicles, although it is not permitted to sleep in live-in vehicles in the parking areas.
What can and can't I take?
You are allowed to take picnics and chairs but note that in the main music arena chairs will only be allowed towards the back.
You are NOT allowed to take the following:
No alcohol allowed on festival site. (Small quantity allowed in campsite)
Laysacs or large inflatable seating
Dogs (except assistance dogs)
CarFest Wi-Fi is available at a cost of £1 for one day or £3 for the full weekend.
Just connect to ' CARFEST PUBLIC ' in your Wi-Fi settings.
Cash machines are located on the festival site next to the main bars. There is a withdrawal charge of £2.95 per transaction.
The track is the centrepiece of the CarFest event, running right through the middle of the show. With more cars than ever before, make sure you get your track-side spot in plenty of time to see the shows. Times can be found in the programme which is available at the site.
And don't forget to pop over to the paddock where you can inspect and have your picture taken with over 70 of the world's best cars, from Chris Evans' favourites to Formula 1 and Hot Rods.
Music starts each day from around 12pm on the WigWam stage with the acts taking to the main stage from around 5pm each day so make sure you get you spot in plenty of time.
Here's a timetable for the weekend's music performances.
With so much to do, you won't be bored. In fact, you will have trouble fitting everything in but here's a few things we think you won't want to miss:
The Great Festival Dash - Saturday, 10.10am. Fancy dress 2.5kn and 5kn run around the festival site.
Custard Pie Fight - Saturday, 1.30pm in front of the main stage. It's going to be messy!
Car-nival Parade - Sunday, 12.45pm
Duck Race - Sunday, 3pm.
With a selection of food stalls offering food from every corner of the world, you will not go hungry.
Enjoy your weekend and don't forget to tweet us your pictures to @ChesterChron
More information can be found by visiting www.carfest.org .