1. Can I bring my camper van / boat / articulated lorry / milk float?
Yes you can! But please note there are no hook-ups for camper vans anywhere on site. Also, there is an arch leading onto the main camping fields which measures 3.1 m high x 2.3 m wide. If you wish to bring a vehicle that is larger than this, you will need to camp at the front of the venue and not in the main camping fields.
2. Can I bring my dog?
Sorry. No dogs allowed on site at all. The venue are very strict about this so please don’t bring your bitch or pocket the pooch. Fido stays at home.
3. I’m interested in being a vendor. What do I do?
Check out our vendors page with more details. Basically it’s very simple: buy vendor tickets, come along and sell your stuff! We’ll be in touch with anyone who buys a vendors ticket nearer the time to find out what size pitch you require. Please note: we do not supply electricity to vendors and you have to bring your own gazebos etc. Most vendors shut shop when it gets dark and join everyone else for the starlight screening anyway. Vendors are also asked to not camp in the vendors’ area.
4. What facilities are there on site?
There are flushing loos, showers and ablutions in the school buildings. In addition, we place chemical loos nearer to the camping fields ready for the midnight ‘emergency’. There will be washing up facilities for your kitchenware but we hope you will be availing yourself of this year’s new catering options rather than doing your own.
Camping, as usual, is expected and included in your ticket price. For C-19 staycation reasons, Cotswold accommodation will almost certainly be booked out 6 months in advance so expect to be with us, in the campground.
There is tons of room and this is a delightful site to drive to and to camp at. You can camp next to where you park, no need to lug gear across the site. Camper vans and caravans are most welcome but there is no hook-up. If you are a smoker please bring your own ashtray and as usual, we expect the campground to be quiet between midnight and 7am. For the people who are light sleepers, there will be a separate ‘quiet camping’ zone too. There is an arch at the entrance to the camping field which measures 3.1m high and 2.3m wide. Any vehicles larger than this will not be able to access the main camping ground and will need to park at the front of the building.
Please bring your own chair for the starlight screenings each night.
Also, the venue has just built a fairly massive treehouse!!! Yup, you read that right!!
5. What things should I pack?
Here’s a list of things you might find useful:
yoga mat (for yoga in the morning)
chair and blanket for the outdoor starlight screenings
cash (for food, drinks and goodies from the vendor stalls)
re-usable mugs and (non-glass) pint glasses for drinks
No need to bring booze: there will be a well-stocked bar on site
6. Can I bring my kids?
Kids are welcome at the festival but it’s worth noting that there are no activities specifically designed with children in mind, so it’s up to you if you think your kids will enjoy it. With our new venue we now have limited numbers of bums on seats, so we can no longer allow children to the festival for free. We are offering a two-tier ticket for children: one ticket that means your child can come in and watch the films and a much cheaper ticket that means your child can come to the festival, camp and enjoy all of the outdoor activities but they can’t come inside and watch a film or speaker. We’re aware that many families come with children and the kids don’t ever watch a film, so we’re offering this cheap ticket as a way to enable families to come together to the festival.
Children that want to eat in the dining hall will also need to have advance meal tickets.