Wild Weekends Information
About Wild Weekends
Wilder Weekends is part of Wilderlands, a new project that supports wildlife and nature with rewilding projects, conservation, events and campaigns. This is not part of Into the Wild festival, but a sister project that has evolved from lockdown and the stark realisation that we are losing so much of our bio diversity and wildlife, so we have decided we want to do something about it. Thats why our weekends are about nature education, well being, immersing ourselves in the regenerative power and wonder of the natural world. Profits from the weekends go towards these projects.
We like to make our events affordable so that everyone is able to attend and enjoy the beauty of the wild, the splendour of ecstatic music and the joy and nurturing of a supportive community. We promote connection and friendship as a way to support and benefit all beings. Our events are held in the Sussex countryside, a short drive from London, Brighton and easily accessible for most folk, yet immersed in in nature, surrounded by meadows, trees and birdsong.
We aim to make our events as sustainable as possible, and also to support good causes such as wildlife projects with Wolves, Tigers , Bears and Snow Leopards.
We will be adhering to all the covid regulations and doing everything to make the weekends as safe and healthy as possible. More details of our full commitment to creating a safe space and our covid strategy will be posted shortly. The workshops are held outside, under forest glades and in large open sided structures with plenty of fresh air. The events are small, not like a festival, but like a campsite with plenty of space on a stunning country estate surrounded by miles of nature.
Where is my ticket?
You will receive an emailed ticket. Please print or be ready to show this on the gate using your phone. Any problems regarding tickets, please write to firstname.lastname@example.org
What are the age restrictions for children’s tickets?
Under 3 is free, 5-15 years old is a ‘Youth/Child Ticket’. 15 years up is a general admission tickets.
Will tickets be available on the gate?
It is unlikely that tickets will be available on the gate as we are likely to sell out. Please keep an eye out for updates on this website!
How do I get a refund?
We do provide refunds. In the event of unforeseen cancellation of the event, we will try and reschedule the event if possible. If this is not possible then you will be able to use your ticket for one of our other events.
Assisted access - can I bring my personal assistant?
We now offer two for one carers passes through our ticketing system. These are available two months in advance of each event. Please bring your supporting documents to the info tent if you are eligible to book the carer package.
Preparing for the weekend
How can I get updates about the programme?
The most up-to-date way to keep informed about the developments is here
What time does the weekend begin and end?
Doors open Friday at 4 -9pm, with a chance to arrive, camp up, grab some food, a drink from the craft onsite brewery, sit around the fires, enjoy some folk music and watch the stars.
Gate opens 9 - 5pm Saturday
The first workshop is Saturday at 8am and activities run until 5-6pm. Then there is music and stories Saturday evening. Again activities start Sunday at 8am and run until 1pm. Then its lunch, time for a walk on the lovely estate and we ask everyone to leave site by 5pm Sunday please.
How do I get there?
Please see our travel page for full details of how to find us.
Can I bring my pet?
No pets are allowed at this event.
What do I need to bring?
We provide a camping pitch, You need to bring the rest. If you are camping and are seeking guidance on what to bring for your setup there are a number of useful guides online here. For the workshops, a cushion or sheepskin, blanket, and bottle of water is very useful. Some of the workshops are very restful, so be sure to have materials to make yourself comfy and warm.
You can hire a luxury bell tent or book an onsite one at the Enchanted Glade from this page
Where can I camp and can I take my car on site?
Please ensure you bring no more than you are able to carry to the campsite as for health and safety reasons cars have to be parked away from our main camping areas. It may be up to a 5 minute walk. It's very close, but we don't want cars driving around the camping field as we can't take the risk with small children running around. It's just not worth it!
Can I bring my campervan or caravan?
Yes. If you are bringing a campervan, caravan or similar live-in vehicle please purchase a live-in vehicle pass. It will save you time if you do this in advance although you can do this on the day if necessary.
Can I bring a bell tent?
Trolleys & Mobile Phones
We have trolleys to move your camping gear from car park, which isn't too far anyway, but can make it easier.Plus there is a stall to charge mobiles on site.
During the weekend
Are workshops free of charge?
Yes, and no prior booking is required. Keep an eye on the event During the weekend timetables will be available at the Information Point.
Is there an ATM?
There is no ATM on site, please be sure to bring enough cash to last the event. The nearest available ATM will be the closest town to the site.
Are there showers?
Is there a sauna?
Yes. At the enchanted Glade and they may ask for a small fee as they are a separate company.
What are the food options?
There will be vegan and vegetarian options. Please remember that this is a camp, therefore you will need to bring all of your food preparation and cooking utensils if you are self-catering – as well as a washing up kit.
Is the free drinking water?
There is free drinking water from communal taps. If you are preparing food, it can be useful to bring a small washing bowl for washing up.
Is there an accessible toilet?
Do I need to take my rubbish home with me?
We ask that everyone kindly takes their rubbish home with them. Black bin liners are available from the Information Point.
What time do I need to leave the site?
Please leave the site Sunday by 5pm.
What times are the gates open?
The gates are open from 4pm to 10pm on Friday, and then 10am-10pm Saturday and Sunday. There is no access to the site outside these hours, although you are free to leave at any time.
What ammenities are there?
We have spacious compost toilets, including accessibility toilets. There are hot showers.
Our cafés have a nourishing selection of delicious food, including raw and vegan. If you are self-catering, please kindly bring a washing up bowl to avoid creating queues at the water taps and excessive water wastage. We ask that people take their waste and recycling home with them, black bin bags are available at the Information Tent.
What is the camping set up?
There are communal fires to toast your toes, but please do not build your own camp fire anywhere. Do make sure you bring enough warm bedding to avoid being nippy at night. You need to bring all of your own camping set up. (unless your hiring a tent) There’s no light pollution, so bring a torch for late night trundles. A waterproof is always useful in the British weather, fingers crossed we don’t need them! If you’d rather glamp and rent a tipi, there is more information about this on the website:
Can I build a fire?
Personal camp fires are not allowed anywhere on site – we provide communal fires instead. Please do not light candles or solid fuel fires inside your tent at any time. We allow BBQ's in our designated BBQ area, away from tents and harm. Always be mindful around fires of any kind. They are one of the biggest risks.
What size is a live-in vehicle pitch?
A live-in vehicle ticket for a campervan, caravan or similar entitles you to a 5m x 6m bay although there may be slight flexibility on this. If you have an awning or small tents with you, they will need to fit within this space too. If you require more space we may ask you to buy an additional live-in ticket.
I am a volunteer and would like to apply. Apply Here
I am a therapist and would like a pitch in the Wellbeing Garden, how do I apply?
I want to contribute a workshop for adults, how do I do apply?
I want to contribute a workshop for children, how do I do apply?
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