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2017 Colouring Competition

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Enter our 2017 colouring competition for a chance to win a family ticket to Elderflower Fields this May!

After the success of our half term colouring competition last year, we’ve decided to run it again. If you’ve seen one of our 2017 flyers out and about, you may have already spotted that on the reverse side is a beautiful wild colouring pattern for the kids (or grown-up kids…). Perfect for a bit of distraction on a rainy half term day!

To encourage you to get your mindful colouring hats on, we’ll be giving away a family ticket to this year’s festival worth over £300 to the best colouring in we see with a runner up prize of a family ticket to our sister event Into The Trees in September. Anyone can enter, but children are strongly encouraged – winners will be picked at random once the competition closes. And don’t worry – if you already have your festival tickets for this year and you’re lucky enough to win, you can roll the prize over to 2018!

To enter, simply send us your masterpiece before midnight on Sunday 16th April. You can do that by either Tweeting a picture to us @ElderflowerFest or tagging us on Instagram @ElderflowerFields – in either case, use the hashtag #ElderflowerFields. Or you can email us a photo or scan to [email protected] Don’t forget to include the artists name and age. Happy colouring!

Don’t have a flyer? Download the colouring in pattern here: EF2017 Colouring Comp

Full competition terms and conditions here.

WIN A HALF TERM ADVENTURE

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What adventures do you have planned this half term?

As the seasons change, it’s easy to go in to hibernation with the kids. Turning to screens and indoor activities, rather than getting outdoors and your daily fix of wild time.

Our team are busy planning next years big adventure at Pippingford Park in May, but we love to take time out to hear from guests. We’ve read some wonderful stories from adults and kids who have taken a little piece of the Elderflower Fields magic home with them.

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Have your family been inspired?
2016-09-03-11-06-51We’ve heard from children who have taken up new instruments and sports after trying them at Elderflower Fields. A mum who’s faced her fear of spiders and camping. Kids who have joined new sports clubs or discovered new passions. A young explorer who’s been inspired to find out more about bugs and build them a home in her garden.
So many new experiences for young and old.

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What’s inspired you?
Tell us your story or share a photo on our Facebook post here.
We have a family ticket to Branching Out Adventures for one random entry drawn on 19th October.

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Branching Out Adventures

Why not discover this brilliant outdoor adventure park based near Lewes in Sussex this half term? Branching Out Adventures introduces your family to the thrill of treetop activity and adventure in a safe and professional environment.

Have a great half term all!

Grow and Show your sunflowers

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This year at Elderflower Fields, our friends from Wakehurst shared their expertise and helped plant sunflower seeds in our fantastic new woodland potting shed built by Sandy and her talented team from The Woodland Hut Company.

Many of you have been planting sunflower seeds at home and at Elderflower Fields. We want to see how they are going!
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WIN tickets to Into The Trees and Wakehurst

We’ve got a family ticket to both Into The Trees 2016 AND a to Wakehurst for two lucky gardeners. Share a photo ofyour sunflowers and two winners will be selected. One winner will be drawn randomly from everyone who enters and another will be judged on successful growing.

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Into The Trees is the second event from So Sussex and takes place on the 3rd and 4th of September at Pippingford Park in Sussex. A chance for children, their parents and grandparents to be inspired to spend more time outdoorstogether. Two fascinating family days which take you into the amazing world of trees, the woods and forests and explores ways in which we can play, work, learn and explore amongst the leaves branches and trunks.
Wakehurst

Wakehurst is a stunning botanic garden located near Ardingly, West Sussex and managed by RBG Kew.  Set in 465 acres of country estate, Wakehurst boasts ornamental gardens, temperate woodlands, a nature reserve, and an Elizabethan mansion. Learn about the essential conservation work of Kew’s Millennium Seed Bank, enjoy afternoon tea and have fun in the natural children’s play areas for a great family day out.

Share your pics to WIN!

Tweet, Facebook or Instagram tagging Elderflower Fields and using #ShowMySunflower or email your photo to [email protected] before 20th July.

Happy growing everyone!

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*Terms and Conditions: Ends 20th July when 2 winners will be selected. 1 winner will be randomly selected from all entries and the other will be judged on successful growing by our green fingered experts. Both winners will receive a family day ticket to Into The Trees either 3rd or 4th September AND a standard entry family ticket to Wakehurst to be used within 1 year and not inclusive of special events or shows. Family ticket is for 2 adults and 2 kids. UK only. Competition is run by So Sussex and not endorsed or promoted by Facebook or any other social media platform.

Congratulations colouring winners

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Thanks to all of you who took the time to enter our Elderflower Fields colouring competition recently. We really enjoyed looking at all of the amazingly creative entries and they are now proudly on display to keep us smiling during the busy build up to the festival.

Congratulations to our overall winner Jasmine Kirkus Hislop (aged 8) who wins a family ticket to Elderflower Fields 2016 this May. Also to our runners up Leon Watson (aged 9) and Lena Komaier-Peeters (aged 10) who win family tickets to journey into the wonderful world of wood with us at Into The Trees this September.

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We hope you all enjoyed the colouring and look forward to announcing our next competition in May. Here’s a little clue to get you thinking.sunflower

Youth Performers Competition 2016

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Our popular youth performers competition is back for a fifth year!

Once again we’re encouraging talented youngsters from across the South East and beyond to share their skills and win the opportunity to perform in front of a festival crowd. This year, we’ve decided to open up the competition to performances of any kind. So whether you play in a rock band, perform spoken word poetry, play classical piano or are part of a street dance group, we want to hear from you!

The deadline for entries is Friday 15th April. For full details and the competition application form, head to the Youth Performers Competition page of the website here.

2016 Colouring Competition

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Enter our new colouring competition for a chance to win a family ticket to our fifth birthday festival in may!

If you’ve seen one of our flyers out and about, you may have already spotted that on the reverse side is a beautiful wild colouring pattern for the kids (or grown-up kids…). Perfect for a bit of distraction on a rainy half term day!

To encourage you to get your mindful colouring hats on, we’ll be giving away a family ticket to this year’s festival worth over £300 to the best colouring in we see with runner up prizes of family tickets to our sister event Into The Trees in September. Anyone can enter, but children are strongly encouraged – winners will be picked at random once the competition closes. And don’t worry – if you already have your festival tickets for this year and you’re lucky enough to win, we’ll refund you!

To enter, simply send us your masterpiece before midnight on Sunday 10th April. You can do that be either Tweeting a picture to us @ElderflowerFest or tagging us on Instagram @ElderflowerFields – in either case, use the hashtag #ElderflowerFields. Or you can email us a photo or scan to [email protected] Don’t forget to include the artists name and age. Happy colouring!

Don’t have a flyer? Download the colouring in pattern here: EF2016 Colouring Comp

Full competition terms and conditions here.

WIN tickets to Into The Trees

Kids Competition: WIN Into The Trees 2016 Tickets

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If you didn’t make it to our brand new little sister festival Into The Trees this summer, here’s a chance for your kids to WIN 1 of 3 family tickets to the 2016 event.

Into The Trees is an opportunity to explore the great outdoors and the wonderful world or trees, woods and forests. Our first event in September was a huge success and invited families to discover the ways we play, work and learn in the trees.

For a chance to win a family ticket just get your kids outdoors this autumn and ask them to get snapping. We love hearing all about their outdoor adventures. Once they have chosen a picture that inspires them, either upload it to our Facebook competition post here, or email to [email protected], remembering to include their age.

We have 3 family day tickets to Into The Trees 2016 which will take place at Pippingford Park 3rd and 4th September. We’ll choose 1 picture that inspires us from the following age groups to win a ticket for their family.

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  • 7 and under
  • 8-11 years
  • 12-16 years.

 

Kids photography competition ends 8/11. Maximum of 1 entry per child please. Prizes are 3 family day ticket to Into The Trees 2016 which consists of 2 adults and 2 kids and can be redeemed on 3rd or 4th September. 1 family ticket will be awarded in 3 age groups. There is no cash alternative but the prize may be gifted if the winner is unable to make the event. Winners will be notified by 12/11 and have 1 week to respond or another winner will be selected. Competition is run by SO Sussex and is not endorsed or promoted by any social media platforms.

 

5 weeks to go, 5 great reasons to join us in the sunshine…

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1: The Picnic

The So Sussex Sunday picnic has become something of our trademark and is one of the highlights of the weekend. It’s the perfect way to spend an afternoon with friends and family (or even strangers) and it’s all included in your ticket. We are pretty sure Elderflower Fields is the only festival in the world to supply every guest with a free shared picnic filled with delicious tasters of local produce. And then there’s the legendary chocolate cake…

2: The Activities

Elderflower Fields has more free activities on offer per child that any other festival we know. All run by a dedicated team of professional organisations providing kids with the opportunity to discover new skills and have fun. Rafting, mud hut building, music masterclasses, parkour, science, disc golf, night walks, slack-lining, bush craft skills, art workshops, sports camp, kayaking, orienteering, pond dipping, drama workshops, climbing wall and more. All FREE with your ticket.

3: Spa and Hot Tubs

The Green People Woodland Spa is now taking bookings for luxurious festival pampering. You can also prebook supervised sports or arts camp session so that the kids are taken care of while you relax. And of course the Double Decker Hot Tub Bus is back too!

Visit our Facebook page to enter our current hot tub competition…

4: The Music

Gypsy, folk, blues, rock, cajun, swing, dance and classical. We’re super excited about the line up this year and think we have something for everyone.

We also welcome a unique performance being curated on site by East Sussex Music Service as part of the BBC Ten Pieces, as well as the winners of our Youth Music Competition.

5: Food and Drink

We have some of the finest local food providers at Elderflower Fields this year. Some regular favourites and a few new surprises to enjoy. All supplying affordable high quality meals. We’ve worked hard with suppliers to ensure all diets are catered for – especially the kids.

The cocktail bar will be back with a new stage and late music for the night owls and two further bars will be serving up craft beers, local ales, ciders and more…

Win Bluebell Railway Tickets!

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Our latest newsletter highlights some of the amazing and inspiring activities you can expect to find at this year’s festival, plus a few suggestions of great family activities for half term from some of our friends, including the wonderful Bluebell Railway.

And we have a family ticket for a day of fun on the steam trains there to give away!

To enter the competition, simply send us a photo of your family doing your favourite half term outdoor activity to [email protected]

Email us your photo as an attachment, no larger than 5mb. Please enter “Bluebell Railway Competition” as the subject line of the email and include your full name.

Entries must be received by midday on Thursday 26th February.

For full competition terms & conditions, please click here.

Win Tickets To Eastbourne Pantomime!

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Our latest newsletter features some alternative gift ideas for Christmas, including of course, festival tickets!

We also feature the Eastbourne pantomime – a firm family favourite at this time of year. From 12th December until 11th January Beauty and the Beast will be showing at the Devonshire Park Theatre, Eastbourne. To book or for more information, call the box office on 01323 412000 or visit www.eastbournetheatres.co.uk.

We’ve got a family ticket (2 adults & 2 children) to give away for the pantomime on Tuesday 16th December at 7pm. To enter, head over to our Facebook page and comment on this photo.

To see the full newsletter, please click here.