GENERAL ELECTION

Please don't forget to register for a postal vote if you'll be away at the festival on June 8th.

The deadline is 5pm on 23rd May for postal vote registration or 5pm on 31st May for a proxy vote. Find out more, download the form you'll need to fill out, and check where you need to send it at yourvotematters.co.uk

 

Accommodation

We have a range of accommodation options to suit all budgets for the festival. You can choose to stay on site in some of CAT’s eco-friendly buildings, or camp just down the road in a fully-equipped campsite.

Please note, all accommodation bookings are on a first come first served basis. There is limited space at the campsite so book soon to avoid disappointment!

Camping at Llwyngwern Farm

This riverside campsite is a 10 minute walk down the hill from CAT. It has two toilet and shower blocks and can accommodate tents and camper vans. Space is limited so please consider sharing tents/vans and park up close. The campsite will be open from midday on Thursday 8th June.

PLUS: Sign up for our Comp-A-Tent competition and save yourself the bother of even bringing a tent!

Cost: £6 pp/pn - book on our tickets page

Electric hook up for campervans is £3.50 per night (payable directly to the campsite owners). There are 8 electric points available.

Eco-cabins

These grass-roofed, on-site cabins are a five-minute walk from the heart of the festival and have beautiful views over the hills opposite CAT. The two cabins can each sleep up to 18 people. There are cooking, shower and toilet facilities and a wood burning fire in the living room (hopefully you won’t need it in June!)

Cost: £15 pppn plus £5 pppd optional breakfast in the CAT café.

Rooms: Single or shared rooms for four people.

Booking: contact Becky Bambry at CAT on 01654 704973 or email becky.bambry@cat.org.uk

Self-Build House

This self-build house is seconds away from the action so you can dance the night away and fall into bed! The house sleeps up to 16 people and has cooking, shower and toilet facilities as well as a shared living room. Please note, this house is close to the main stage where there will be live music until midnight. Access to the house is via steps.

Cost: £15 pppn plus £5 pppd optional breakfast in the CAT café.

Rooms: Shared rooms for 2, 3, 4 or 5 people

Booking: contact Becky Bambry at CAT on 01654 704973 or email becky.bambry@cat.org.uk

WISE Rooms

These twin ensuite rooms are located in the iconic WISE building designed by Pat Borer and David Lee. These fully accessible rooms are positioned in a C shape and look onto a communal terrace with views over to the hills opposite. They are highly insulated and very quiet.

Cost: £35 pppn plus £5 pppd optional breakfast in the CAT café.

Rooms: Twin only (all rooms will be shared)

Booking: contact Becky Bambry at CAT on 01654 704973 or email becky.bambry@cat.org.uk

Corris Hostel

Situated in an old school full character and charm, Corris Hostel overlooks the mountain village of Corris, three miles from CAT. For those who want to get away from the buzz at the end of the day, this is the place for you! Linen is provided. Private rooms for are available for 2, 3, or 4 people; family rooms, and dormitories of 10 or 18 people.

Corris Hostel (Old School, Corris, Machynlleth, Powys, SY20 9TQ)

Cost: from £16 pppn (£13 for children) Quote code: SiB2017 for a 15% discount!

Booking: Contact Corris Hostel on 01654 761686 or email mail@corrishostel.co.uk

Bed and Breakfast

As well as bed and breakfast rooms at CAT, there are also numerous B&Bs in the area, many of which have green or vegetarian credentials! Visit the following websites for more information:

http://visit.cat.org.uk/index.php/where-to-stay

http://www.visitwales.com/holiday-accommodation

 

Transport

Train

Travelling to the festival using public transport is easy. Machynlleth, the nearest town, is just over four hours from London, two and a half hours from Birmingham and 30 minutes from Aberystwyth by train. Groups of 10+ can get 25% off travel costs via the Arriva Trains Wales booking line (08709 000 773). For split rail tickets visit: raileasy.co.uk. You can then walk (45mins), cycle (20mins) or take a bus or taxi up to CAT.

Bus

Buses travel from Machynlleth to CAT approximately every hour from Monday to Saturday (there are four services a day on Sundays). The 34, X27 and T2 run very close to CAT. If there is the demand, we will put on extra buses.

For more information see: http://www.lloydscoaches.com/timetables.htm

Taxi

Peter’s Taxis: 01654 749 065/07969 997 039/peters.taxicabs@gmail.com (Quote ‘Peter’s CAT’ for 10% discount)

Mach Taxis - 01654 702048

Huw’s taxis - 07564 738249

Bike & on foot

The Sustrans National Cycle Route 8 passes CAT and is a 30 minute pleasant (although slightly hilly!) cycle, or a 50 minute walk.

As you leave the Machynlleth station's main entrance turn right to reach the main road and right again under the railway bridge. Proceed along the path on the left hand side of the road. As you near the Dyfi river bridge, cross over the road again and continue through the gates and alongside the riverbank until you reach the footbridge on the left hand side. Cross over the footbridge and continue through the gate and along the pathway until you reach the white cottage. Turn right onto the minor road and continue downhill across the stream. Take the first left immediately after the bridge (there is a sign to CAT here), and continue along this lane for approximately two miles. The CAT Visitor Centre is clearly signposted on arrival.

Cycle parking is available on site and bikes are available for hire in the town centre.

Car

As an environmental festival at an environmental centre, we would rather festival goers avoided coming by car!  We don’t have much room for parking and we want to keep our carbon footprint as low as possible. If you do need to travel by car, please offer or ask for car shares on our Facebook page. There are electric car plug-in points on site.

 

Food and drink

The CAT restaurant will be serving tasty, healthy vegetarian food with lots of the vegetables grown on site.

There will be bars serving local brews and old favourites throughout the day and long into the night. Please avoid bringing glass on to the site - recycle recycle recycle!

We will be offering a communal feast on the night of Thursday 8th at a cost of £5 each, in partnership with local community food groups.

 

Kids

Children of all ages are welcome!

 

Dogs

Only Guide dogs and Hearing Dogs are allowed on site and in the campsite.

 

Disabled Access

There is accessible parking on site (do let us know in advance so we can book your space by emailing Helen@smallisfestival.org). There is a short low-gradient ramp to access the cliff railway which is able to receive wheelchairs. Most areas of CAT are accessible by wheelchair or buggie (outdoor paths are made up of compacted aggregates which are mostly level); the Woodland Walk and Garden Steps are unfortunately not accessible.

 

The Site

You will need a torch, wellies, waterproofs and warm clothes. It can get cold at night.

Please note, phone reception is limited and internet is very patchy!

 

The Team

We're lucky to have an amazing team of volunteers bringing everything together