TICKETS AND WRISTBANDS:
Tickets will either be issued as a physical ticket or as an E-Ticket depending on where and when you bought it. If you are unsure of what form your ticket is, check the confirmation email from when you purchased your ticket.
Bring your ticket (either physical or printed E-Ticket) with you to the festival where it will be exchanged for a wristband. We can also scan your ticket on a mobile phone providing the bar code is clearly visible.
For the safety of our customers and staff, security will be conducting stringent searches at the gate. Anyone found to be carrying illicit items will have them confiscated and may be removed from the festival and handed over to the police where necessary.
Please do not attempt to bring any of the following items inside the festival:
- Fireworks, laser pens, or flares
- Alcohol, illicit drugs, or legal highs including nitrous oxides
- Animals (with the exception of guide dogs)
- Anything which could be considered an offensive weapon
ARE CHILDREN WELCOME AT THE FESTIVAL?
Of course! WITCOMBE CIDER FESTIVAL is a family orientated festival. Children under 16 are FREE with a paying adult. One child free per adult.
An adult MUST accompany any person who is under the age of 16, Identification will be required and under-16’s will be refused entry without an adult. We reserve the right to refuse admission if we feel the responsible adult would be unable to account for the number of accompanying under-16s.
We operate a challenge 25 policy. Any person looking under 25 will be asked for ID
Food & Drink
Outside food and drink (including alcohol) is not allowed inside the festival, with the exception of attendees with specific dietary requirements backed up by a doctor’s note. This is a condition of our license and it is something we must enforce in order to secure permission for the event to go ahead. There are, however, wonderful festival food traders providing a great selection of food and refreshments all day. As well as on site water points.
IS THERE A CASHPOINT ON SITE?
Nearest cash machine - at the Shell Petrol Station, Cross Hands Roundabout, Brockworth, around 250 metres from main gate.
Valuables & Safety:
Witcombe Cider Festival is a really safe festival, but we recommend taking some easy steps to maximise your enjoyment of the day. Exercise common sense when it comes to bringing along valuables- if you don’t need it, don’t bring it! Keep money, mobile phones and cameras on your person at all times.
Make yourself aware of the location of the emergency exits, and follow any instructions given to you by security or stewards. In the unlikely event that you witness dangerous or antisocial behaviour move away and alert security if they are not already in the immediate vicinity.
We warmly welcome visitors with disabilities to Witcombe Cider Festival. Disabled parking spaces are allocated as near to the entrance as possible, please ask a steward on arrival.
The surface is grass, which is partly uneven, and some wheelchair users may require assistance. If you require any special assistance in advance of the event, please contact the Festival Office on firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you require assistance during the event please identify a steward who will be wearing a high visibility waistcoat.
Rubbish & Waste
Please use the bins provided to dispose of all your rubbish. Not only do we want to keep the site looking lovely, but also want to avoid contamination. Plenty of bins are provided around the site and these are emptied throughout the day.
Please make sure that you do use the loos provided and not the ground of the site as this can be harmful the environment. There are ample toilet facilities on site that are re-stocked throughout the day. We all know that festival loos can be a bit of an ordeal so please do your bit by leaving them, as you’d like to find them!
There is a 12-hour medical first aid point with fully qualified staff. Please make yourself aware of the location.
There is ample Security on site who can be alerted to call upon for any emergency services or assistance necessary.
If you suspect somebody is unwell take him or her to the first aid tent or alert a member of security. If you take any medication regularly remember to bring it with you and make your friends aware of any illness of allergies you may have. Look after yourself and those around you.
All lost property from the festival will be looked after by WITCOMBE CIDER FESTIVAL team, please return to site in days following event, to see if your item has been handed in.
Please Note: The whole festival site is a green field site with the entire area covered in grass and is outdoors. Please be aware this could be affected by adverse weather. Dress accordingly and be aware of the sun and using suitable sunscreens.
Many thanks and we look forward to seeing you. If you have any further enquiries please contact us directly.