Some Really Useful Info…
How do I find the site? – The event is held on private land just outside Usk, Monmouthshire (http://goo.gl/maps/s7p9).
Directions – From the M4, take the A449 at junction 24 and head north towards Monmouth for approx. 10 miles. Take the left turn (A472) towards Usk. Head into the town until you see signs for the B4598 (right turn next to the Three Salmons Hotel), signposted; Abergavenny. If you get as far as the bridge then you have gone too far through the town. Proceed along the B4598 for 1.5 miles and turn right when you see a sign for Trostrey Common. Next to it there will also be a sign saying “Croissant Neuf”. Follow the single-track road for approx. half a mile until you reach the event main entrance. (Be warned – it may take you a different route which will make turning into the site difficult, please try to approach from the Trostrey Common turning).
The site postcode is NP15 1HS for those of you using Sat Nav or smart phones.
Please note that any large vehicles e.g horseboxes should avoid coming from Usk itself as there is a low bridge. If you have an overly large or tall vehicle then please contact us (email@example.com) for details regarding an alternative route.
Can we park next to our campsite to unload our tents and camping gear? Unfortunately we cannot allow vehicles into the main camping area, however the campsite is extremely close to the car park and we also provide wheelbarrows and trolleys to aid transport of equipment from the car park to the camping areas. Our barrow boys and girls will be on hand to assist you getting from the car park to your desired camping space. If you require further assistance one of our members of staff will be more than willing to help, don’t hesitate to ask!
Only live in vehicles with the correct passes will be permitted into the campervan/camping area.
NB Blue Badge holders will be able to take vehicles to their camping area.
Can I arrive on Thursday? – Yes, our gates open to the public for camping from 4pm on Thursday 9th August. Please note that the gates are only open til 10pm each evening, so try to arrive before or we will not be able to allow access to site until the following morning.
What is this year’s fancy dress theme? – Dressing up is always actively encouraged and this year is no different! Our theme this year is Buccaneers and Brigands. So think pirates, wenches, salty sea dogs, captains, shipmates and all things nautical. We also encourage dressing up in the sports and games so bring those animal onesies. Sunday is unofficially Pyjama Day, this however is not compulsory!
How big is the festival? – The Croissant Neuf Summer Party is an intimate boutique festival that has a warm family feel. We only allow 3000 people on site, which is a major factor in the incredibly safe and welcoming atmosphere.
Can I bring a dog? – Unfortunately no. The festival is held on a working farm with livestock nearby to the site. Anyone attempting to bring a dog or other pet (except genuine assistance dogs) to the site will be refused admission and asked to leave.
Can I leave the site during the festival? – We advise that once you’ve arrived you remain on site, as people leaving the site will cause unnecessary queues. We strive to provide everything necessary at the festival so you shouldn’t need to go off. If however you need to leave we will obviously not stop you.
NB If you are leaving site to purchase alcohol you may have your vehicle checked when you try to re-enter the site and the alcohol may be taken off you. We have very well stocked bars on site with very reasonably priced beer, cider, wines, lager and spirits. We even have a cocktail bar.
Can we have a BBQ or Campfire? – Unfortunately due to a request from the local authorities this year we must insist on a blanket ban on all of the following in the campsites (NB this includes the campervan area as well);
Flares and large candles
Anything of a similar ilk
If you are bringing a BBQ we insist that you observe the following rules;
1. No BBQ to be used within a tent or caravan awning at ANY time, even if you think it has been extinguished it can still reignite and is a serious carbon monoxide risk (Please read the following safety info – http://www.campingandcaravanningclub.co.uk/helpandadvice/camping-safety/carbon-monoxide-poisoning/)
2. Although we will allow BBQs we will not allow any other kind of fires. Do not turn disposable BBQs trays into fires.
3. Proper camping stoves, used outside, are fine.
There is a central campfire in the main arena but for Health and Safety reasons we cannot allow any like this in the camping areas.
I’ve forgotten to get a car park pass / live in vehicle pass. What can I do? – These must be purchased in advance. If you forgot to order one then you will need to go back onto the ticket page and purchase the relevant one. If you arrive without having bought a car parking pass or live in vehicle pass you will be charged for it at the gate.
Cash Points (ATMs) – There are no cash points on site at CNSP. Make sure you bring plenty of money with you! The nearest cash points are in Usk, however we ask that you bring coinage with you rather than go back and forth to the town.
Waste – Please do not bring excess amounts of produce that will generate waste. As one of the UKs Greenest festivals we are making a real effort to reduce the amount of waste generated this year, so please do your bit by bringing less. When you arrive on site you will be issued with recycling bags that you may fill with recyclables, which we will sort on site. This year we are kindly asking that if you have any non-recyclable waste at the end of the festival that you take it home and pop it in your wheelie bin!
We will be recycling the following;
Drinks cans and food tins in steel or aluminium
GLASS (we ask that you do not bring glass to the festival, but any you have inadvertently brought can be recycled on site)
Bottles & Jars
All types of plastic packaging, including bottles, rigid plastic, bags and film
PAPER & CARD
Printer paper, newspaper, magazines, envelopes, white & brown cardboard, paper cups (empty please!)
ORGANIC COMPOSTABLE WASTE
Waste food, vegetable and meat products, dirty paper plates and wooden cutlery, compostable beer glasses (all “plastic” glasses given out from the bar are actually made from plant material and are fully compostable – PLEASE DO NOT PUT THEM IN THE PLASTIC RECYCLING!)
Tipi Hire – For those of you interested there are still a couple of plush Tipis available to hire. Check out www.bathbristoltipihire.co.uk for more details…
Food and Drink – We have some of the finest food and drink in the area available on site, ranging from wood fired Pizzas to a Hog Roast to everyday meals (pastas, salads, jacket potatoes etc…). There is something for everyone and the prices are exceptionally reasonable.
Useful Things to Bring – These are some of our suggestions to remind you what to bring along;
Wellies and waterproofs (we sadly can’t guarantee it won’t rain!)
Warm clothing (can’t promise it’ll be warm either but we keep our fingers crossed!)
Something to dress up in (don’t forget the Buccaneers and Brigands theme!)
Batteries (or better still bring equipment that doesn’t require batteries!)
Wet-wipes, nappies, extra loo roll
That’s all for now folks, be sure to get in touch if there’s anything you’d like to discuss or ask firstname.lastname@example.org
We look forward to seeing you there!
The Croissant Neuf Team