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25-27 May 2014
Bushcraft Show 2015

BUSHCRAFT SHOW 2015

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F.A.Q. – Frequently Asked Questions

Q. My ticket hasn’t arrived what should I do?
A. If you booked your ticket online, you should have received your within 24 hours. Please check you spam box and if your e-ticket is not there please call 0333 4567 123 (option 2) and we resend this to you. For tickets purchased over the phone you should receive these in the mail within 7 days, please call 0333 4567 123 (option 2) if this is not the case.

Q. Are there showers and toilets?
A. There are toilet facilities located around the venue, and shower blocks for weekend visitors. Please refer to the Site Plan.

Q. Do you have facilities for the disabled?
A. Yes, there are disabled toilets at the show. Please refer to the Site Plan. Exhibitors are encouraged to ensure that their displays are accessible to all. Wheelchair access will be provided in the main event tipis for talks and presentations.

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, all waste is to go into the bins/ skips provided. We pay for the waste to be recycled upon arrival at the waste recycling centre.

Q. Are there catering facilities onsite?
A. Yes, we have a number of catering options available throughout the weekend offering a variety of choices. There are also two small shops onsite selling items of local produce and a Co-op store in the village less than half a mile away should you wish to buy and cook your own food.

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 are several Tentipi Giant Katas on site, which will be available in the evening 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 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.

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

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.

Q. Is there electrical hook-up?
A. There is no electric hook-up on the ‘show’s campsite’. However, local campsites can be found here.

Q. Can we have a fire?
A. Deadwood can be collected from the woodland floor, however what may appear to be a pile of dead branches 'waiting' to be burnt is likely to be a habitat pile so please do not take from such piles and be considerate when collecting deadwood as this a managed woodland. You are welcome to bring firewood with you, alternatively, split seasoned wood can also be purchased at the show from the information point.

Q. Do we need to bring firewood, can we collect it, or can we buy it?
A. Deadwood can be collected from the woodland floor, however what may appear to be a pile of dead branches 'waiting' to be burnt is likely to be a habitat pile so please do not take from such piles and be considerate when collecting deadwood as this a managed woodland. You are welcome to bring firewood with you, alternatively, split seasoned wood can also be purchased at the show from the information point.

Q. Is there mobile phone reception and Wifi on site??
A. There is mobile reception at Beehive Farm Woodland Lakes, 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. Wifi is available at the new location and you can subscribe to this service on arrival. Further details including prices are available at the Information Point.

Q. Can we bring and launch our own canoe?
A. Yes you can bring and launch a canoe on the Horseshoe Lake.

Q. Can we hire a canoe?
A. Yes you can hire a canoe at the show.

Q. Can you fish on the lake?
A. Yes, with two well-stocked lakes, you’re assured an excellent day’s fishing at Beehive Farm Woodland Lakes. There will be no fishing on Horseshoe lake for the duration of the show but Botany Bay and Jubilee, their ‘silver fish lake’ are popular with local fisherman and people who travel to fish there alike. All lakes are catch and release and are excellently stocked with species such as Carp, Roach, Tench, Rudd, Bream, and Perch provide a beautiful environment to fish and relax. You will need a rod license and to buy a day ticket from Beehive Farm Woodland Lakes Reception.

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 venue staff, show staff, 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. The venue operates a CCTV network covering most of the site and is highly advanced, to the point that it can see what bait you are using to fish with on the lakes!

Q. Will there be First Aid cover at the event?
A. There is a First Aid where there are qualified first aiders on hand during the show opening hours. Staff have radios to arrange any assistance that may be needed out of these times.

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. There is a petting farm at the venue where children can meet a range of animals and, if under 8 and full of energy can play in the sand pit, climb and slide around the wooden playground.

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. We request that all dog poo is collected and disposed of in the bins provided. The show organisers reserve the right to request that any unruly dogs are removed from the show. Dogs are not allowed in the event tipi’s, lake or the petting farm.

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 and safe use and supervision is expected. 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. The majority of activities and demonstrations are included in the ticket price, including the evening entertainment for weekend visitors. Some activities carry a charge, which requires specialist equipment or materials. Specialist Instruction sessions are in-depth session lasting around 1-2hrs that need to be booked and paid for. Some sessions/ activities may be restricted to one free go per person additional go’s may be purchased.

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. The Information Point will accept cards for purchases. There is a cash-back facility available at Roslinston Co-op. Bushcraft & Survival Skills Magazine stand offer FREE cashback (up to £50) with any purchase no matter how small.

Q. Does the bar accept credit cards?
A. No, they will only accept cash.

Q. When will I receive my ticket(s)?
A. If you booked your ticket online, you should have received an email within 24 hours. Please check you spam box and if your e-ticket is not there please call 0333 4567 123 (option 2) and we resend this to you. For tickets purchased over the phone you should receive these within 7 days, please call 0333 4567 123 (option 2) if this is not the case.

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 to gain access to the show. The show organisers accept no responsibility for tickets lost in the mail, please ensure that you have a printed copy of your tickets for presentation upon arrival.

Q. What are the opening times of the event?
A. Weekend Ticket holders can arrive from 12noon on Friday 22nd May 2015, the show open times are as follows:?

Saturday 23rd May 2015: 09:30 – 17:30 (18:00 – 23:00 Evening Entertainment)

Sunday 24th May 2014: 09:30 – 17:30 (18:00 – 23:00 Evening Entertainment)

Bank Holiday Monday 26th May 2014: 09:30 – 16:30

Day ticket holders who have not purchased evening entertainment tickets must depart the site by 18:00 hours on Saturday and Sunday or penalties will apply and by 17:00 hours on Monday 26th May for the show breakdown.

Weekend Ticket holders must leave the showground by 17:00 hours on Monday 26th May and depart the camping areas by 20:00 hours.