Welcome to Access Support Services at Woodford Folk Festival!
Please take a moment to familiarise yourself with the following information in relation to Access Support Services.
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The Woodford Folk Festival welcomes people with access needs and we’re constantly working on ways to improve the site and the experience for all. Here are some things that might be useful for you to know, before you arrive:
- The event is held on a rural property (an old dairy farm) and the terrain is often uneven and/or sloping.
- The pathways are either dirt or gravelled and during peak periods of the festival the pathways can become very crowded and difficult to negotiate.
- The festival site is large, and the entertainment precinct area alone is on 50 acres.
- The accessible amenity blocks provided are clean and sturdy, but basic.
- During the day, the weather conditions can be extremely hot, and on some evenings, quite cool.
We have a designated accessible parking area in the main day car park for day visitors. This day parking area is automatically available for any vehicle bearing a standard Disability Parking Permit – just follow the Accessible Parking signs once you enter the festival day car park.
We are aware that some disabilities are of a more temporary nature and if you don’t have an official permit and need to use the Accessible Day Parking area, we invite you to let us know when you arrive. Just go to the SOLUTIONS lane in the ticketing admissions tent and advise that you need an Accessible Parking Permit to display in your vehicle.
*check back closer to the event for a map of our accessibility parking areas*
The festival has a designated accessible camping area situated close to the entertainment precinct entrance available for season campers with disabilities, and a dedicated accessible overnight camping area close to overnight Tent City camping. A small number of camping sites in each of these locations have access to power (for life support equipment only) and all have access to accessible shower and toilet facilities. These camping sites are limited and must be pre-booked using the following forms.
Pre-erected tents are now available in the accessibility camping area. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org for pricing and booking.
We understand that equal access can sometimes mean being accompanied by a carer. Thus, we offer complimentary carer/companion tickets on an individual-needs basis. If you’d like to chat to us about this, just send an email to email@example.com so we can begin the conversation.