Arriving at a festival can be stressful, especially if you’ve got excited kids after a long journey, all your camping gear and it’s chucking it down… This page explains what to expect when you arrive at Elderflower Fields this year, which will hopefully help you plan to make the arrival experience as smooth as possible.
1) Check where you’re going. The post code for Pippingford is TN22 3HW. There will be yellow AA signs along the A22 as you approach the entrance. Once off the road, stewards will direct you towards the parking.
2) Have your tickets ready. Either printed out, or on your phone. You may be asked to show them as you come into the site.
Arriving by car. Staying in family camping or boutique camping.
3) You will be shown where to park by our friendly stewards – give them a wave and a smile. Once parked up you should make your way, with your tickets, to the ticket tent, where wristbands and a few other bits will be issued. For those that came last year, the ticket tent is a bit further down the hill, located more centrally in the car park.
4) Once you are all wearing wristbands, you can head down to the campsite and get set up!
5)a) There are two ways to do this. Follow the signs and walk with your stuff. It’s less then 1 minute down hill to the first family camping area and only 5 minutes downhill from the ticket tent to the main family camping fields. You can also hire a trolley from the car park to help with all your gear too.
5)b) The second way is on the Elderflower Express. At the top of the car park, about a minute walk up the fill from the ticketing tent, there will be a bus stop where you can load your family and your gear onto one of our buggies who will shuttle you down to the main camping areas. Please note, that especially at peak times, there will be queues for the buggies. If there are long queues when you arrive, our advice is to walk :-)
Arriving by Camper van or Caravan. Staying in the Camper van area.
3) Make sure you have your camper van booking confirmation printed out and ready to show the stewards and note your pitch number carefully. They will then direct you to the camper van area – please remember to drive slowly – 5mph max please :-)
4) The end of each row will be marked with it’s letter. Find your row and drive in. The pitches are individually numbered and marked. Find your booked pitch and park up.
5) Once settled, send at least one grown up from your group, with your tickets, to the ticket tent, where wristbands and other bits will be issued.
6) Set up camp, get settled, head off to explore the festival site and perhaps pour a well earned drink!