BUSHCRAFT SHOW 2013
F.A.Q. – Frequently Asked Questions
Q. My ticket hasn’t arrived what should I do?
A. If your ticket hasn’t arrived by 20th May 2013, please call 0333 4567 123 (option 2) and we look into this for you.
Q. Are there showers and toilets?
A. There are toilet facilities located around the venue, see the Official Elvaston Castle Site Plan for more info, within the show ground there will be toilets located near the Entertainment Area and toilet and shower blocks for weekend visitors.
Q. Do you have facilities for the disabled?
A. Yes, there are disabled toilet facilities.
Q. What do we do with rubbish?
A. There is a designated refuse disposal point for exhibitors and weekend visitors and there will be bins located around the site for general litter, which are cleared regularly throughout the weekend.
Q. Are there recycling facilities?
A. Yes, there are recycling bins provided by our refuse contractor. We would encourage all visitors to use this facility.
Q. Are there catering facilities onsite?
A. Yes, this year we have a number of catering options available throughout the weekend offering a variety of choices. There is also a shop onsite selling local produce should you wish to cook your own.
Q. Can we bring alcohol?
A. You are welcome to bring your own alcohol, we ask that you drink responsibly so as not to disturb the peace and tranquility of the venue and spoil the enjoyment of others. Care should be exercised around fires and when using knives, axes and craft tools when you have been drinking.
Q. Can we buy alcohol at the show?
A. There is a ‘Beer Tent’ in the social area where you can buy a variety of drinks.
Q. Is there any cover for us to sit under and socialise?
A. Yes, there will be two Tentipi Giant Katas on site, which will be in the Social Area, there will be a stage for the formal talks during the day and this is where the evening entertainment will take place. There is also a communal campfire with seating around it in the Social Area.
Q. Is camping included in the ticket price?
A. Camping is included in the weekend ticket price; all weekend tickets include camping for Friday night, Saturday night and Sunday night. ?There is no camping for day ticket holders, should you wish to stay for the weekend, or part thereof you can buy a weekend ticket and have the flexibility to come and go at any point over the weekend and relax and enjoy the exclusive benefits and entertainment available only to weekend ticket holders.
Q. Can I set up a hammock or tarp?
A. Yes, there is woodland surrounding the showground that will facilitate all kinds of hammock and tarp configurations for individuals, or group set-ups. We ask that you respect the trees that you use for attachment points.
Q. Do you have any tents available to hire?
A. There are no tents available to hire at the event, please call 0333 4567 123 (option 0) for assistance or email email@example.com
Q. Is there accommodation available at, or near the show for those who can’t or do not wish to camp?
A. There is accommodation available in the local area, click here and scroll to the bottom.
Q. Can I bring a caravan, camper van or vehicle with a roof tent?
A. We have an area suitable for caravans / vehicles with camping facilities. Please note your requirements at the time of booking either online or over the phone as spaces are limited. See question below also.
Q. Is there electrical hook-up?
A. There is no electric hook-up on the ‘show’s campsite’. However there is a there is a Caravan and Camping Site just a stones throw away from the venue, click here or call 07973 562689
Q. Can we have a fire?
A. Fires are permitted on the site, there is a ‘leave no trace policy’ and we expect all visitors to abide by the fire safety guidelines published at the event.
Q. Do we need to bring firewood, can we collect it, or can we buy it?
A. Firewood collection is not permitted at the venue as it is a managed country park, what may appear to be a pile of dead branches 'waiting' to be burnt is likely to be a habitat. ?You are welcome to bring firewood with you, it can also be purchased locally and there will be some available from the park owners at a reasonable price for a rubble sack full of seasoned wood.
Q. Is there mobile phone reception on site?
A. There is mobile reception at Elvaston Castle & Country Park, however this is dependent on your service provider. We have always experienced good signal whilst visiting the site but you may experience limited reception in some areas.
Q. Can we bring and launch our own canoe?
A. Yes you can bring and launch a canoe on the lake, but only part of the lake is available for public use.
Q. Can we hire a canoe?
A. Yes you can hire a canoe at the show.
Q. Can you fish on the lake?
A. No, unfortunately the time of the show is within the closed season for coarse fishing in the UK. There will be fishing instruction and demos at the show.
Q. Can you book the Specialist Instruction sessions on arrival?
A. Yes, you can book Specialist Instruction sessions on arrival and during the show but advanced booking is advised as there are limited spaces available and the sessions book up quickly.
Q. What security arrangements are there at the event?
A. There are staff from the venue, event organisers and security staff wandering around the venue at all times, however it is the individuals responsibility to ensure that their property is secure, the organisers accept no responsibility for theft, damage or personal injury.
Q. Will there be First Aid cover at the event?
A. There is a First Aid area located in the event organiser’s base camp, where there are qualified first aiders on hand.
Q. Is the event suitable for families?
A. Yes, there are a host of activities that cater for all ages and interests including adventurous and craft based activities for children.
Q. Is there a crèche for small children?
A. Sorry, there is not a crèche for small children. There are activities for children from the age of 5 years upwards. The timetable shows the age range each activity caters for. Some activities are suitable for children younger than 5, if accompanied by an adult.
Q. Are dogs allowed on the site?
A. Yes, dogs are welcome at The Bushcraft Show. Dogs should remain on a lead at all times in the showground and camping areas. There are acres of parkland, including woodland walks to exercise your dog. We request that all dog poo is collected and disposed of in the bins provided. The show organizers reserve the right to request that any unruly dogs are removed from the show.
Q. Can we bring musical instruments?
A. Yes, there is no problem with bringing musical instruments, all we would ask is that you are considerate of those around you, particularly at night when sound travels and young children may be sleeping.
Q. Can children carry and use knives at the show?
A. In line with the law*, anyone carrying a knife should have a purpose for doing so. The use of knives at the event by children is at the parent’s discretion. There is a daily free Knife Use and Safety Workshop, which we strongly advise all children who are planning to use knives attend to learn, or refresh good knife safety skills. Knives will not be sold to children, or anyone under the age of 18. “It is an offence for any person, without lawful authority or good reason, to have with him in a public place, any article which has a blade or is sharply pointed except for a folding pocket-knife which has a cutting edge to its blade not exceeding 3 inches.” [CJA 1988 section 139(1)] The phrase “good reason” is intended to allow for “common sense” possession of knives, so that it is legal to carry a knife if there is a bona fide reason to do so.
Q. Are the activities included in the price?
A. All of the activities and demonstrations are included in the ticket price, including the evening entertainment, the only activities that are charged for, are the Specialist Instruction sessions, the cost charged covers any materials and the instruction.
Q. Will traders be taking cards, or do I need to bring cash and where is the nearest cash machine?
A. Some traders will have the facility to take cards, others may only take cash. There are cashpoint facilities available locally, however Bushcraft & Survival Skills Magazine stand offer FREE cashback (up to £50) with a purchase.
Q. Does the bar accept credit cards?
A. No, they will only accept cash.
Q. When will I receive my ticket(s)?
A. You will receive your e-ticket(s) by email on or before 20th May 2013 unless you booked your tickets too close to the event, then they can be collected on the gate. You will be notified of this at the time of your booking. Any tickets purchased where an email was not provided then an e-ticket with be posted to you.
Q. What if I forget to bring my tickets to the show?
A. Should you forget to bring your tickets to the show, you will need to purchase a new ticket. The show organisers accept no responsibility for tickets lost in the mail.
Q. What are the opening times of the event?
A. Weekend Ticket holders can arrive from 12noon on Friday 24th May 2013. Weekend Tickets include early arrival and late departure, 3 nights camping with FREE toilet and shower facilities.
Saturday 25th May 2013: 09:30 – 22:30 ?(Trading ends at 17:30 for Hog roast, Story Telling, Cultural Dancing & Live Band)
Sunday 26th May 2013: 09:30 – 22:30? (Trading ends at 17:30 for BBQ, Story Telling, Fire Twirling, Charity Auction & Musical Entertainment)
Bank Holiday Monday 4th June 2013: 09:30 – 16:30