Parent review: Elderflower Fields 2019
A small, independent festival, created in 2012 by a team of friends and set within the stunning private grounds and magical woodland of Pippingford Park in the Ashdown Forest. Elderflower Fields is the perfect environment for kids and grown-ups to fully escape for the weekend.
Each year Elderflower Fields builds upon its winning formula of a festival designed especially for families with younger children. It’s an exciting and unique experience that opens minds to new opportunities in sport, music, the arts and the environment in the great outdoors.
Throw in a fantastic selection of locally produced food & drink, a cocktail bar in the woods, spa, and a fairytale setting all nestled in the beautiful, wooded Sussex countryside and you have the perfect small festival. A delightful, stress-free weekend of family camping. The fun culminates on Sunday with the amazing Elderflower Fields picnic and the best chocolate cake you’ll ever taste! The big family dance-off grows more popular each year with a different festival theme for fancy dress lovers.
What’s on for kids?
Elderflower Fields is all about giving kids the chance to try new things & experience new activities in a safe and nurturing environment. The festival is centred around what children want to do, with really exciting sporting activities, urban woodland adventures and creative filming workshops, all of which will leave a long-lasting impression on children’s minds…
Sports and Art camps can be pre-booked so adults can take advantage of the onsite spa treatments or just get some time to themselves. A selection of more adventurous activities aimed at older children including kayaking, raft building and treetop climbing is available. Play and arts areas for preschoolers and specific under 5s sports camp and dance sessions also on offer.
Camping and Facilities
The camping areas are tucked away from the main, noisy areas of the festival. Surrounded by beautiful countryside so you can be assured of a good night’s sleep. There’s loads of space so large groups are able to camp together in one area. In the evening communal fire pits are available with bedtime stories and plenty of marshmallows. Mortimer Nannies are on hand for tired little ones offering parents the chance to see a band whilst their children play in the tipi.
Live-in vehicles are welcome in the campervan area. On Monday a tractor service from the main campsite helps tired families transport their kit back to the car park.
Plenty of toilets, heated showers, free drinking water access and washing up facilities available in the camping area.
Glamping options available including tipis and bell tents.
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