Beltane Fire Festival FAQs
About into the Wild
What else does Into the Wild do?
Into the Wild runs a number of events throughout the year. Our largest family festival is our Into the Wild Summer Festival, our smaller family festival is the Beltane Fire Festival in May. We have two smaller adult only gatherings (this is because the Emerson College where we hold them doesn't allow kids) and our smaller events at Samhain in October and our Winter Warmer in February.
We like to make our events affordable so that everyone is able to attend and enjoy the beauty of the wild, the splendour of ecstatic music and the joy and nurturing of a supportive community. We promote connection and friendship as a way to support and benefit all beings. Our events are held in the Sussex countryside, a short drive from London, Brighton and easily accessible for most folk, yet immersed in in nature, surrounded by meadows, trees and birdsong.
All our events are free from drink and drugs, which has somehow created a magic of its own. By being clear and aware there can be a natural ecstasy and appreciation for the gift of life in this very moment. If you haven't tried it, give it a go, we hardly believed it ourself, how much fun you can have without a hangover. The kids love it, as its a safe space to explore and enjoy without that unknown quantity.
We aim to make our events as sustainable as possible, and also to support good causes by organise fundraising events for good causes, which include Nepal, Standing Rock, Tibetan and Syrian refugee children, as well as wildlife projects with Wolves, Tigers , Bears and Snow Leopards.
This can be seen on the Facebook page here.
Why is the festival drink and drug free?
This offers the opportunity to get into it, rather than out of it. It helps create a friendly, safe and healthy environment for all.
Where is my ticket?
You will not receive a ticket. Instead, please print your Paypal receipt or be ready to show this on the gate using your phone.
What are the age restrictions for children’s tickets?
Under five is free, 5-15 years old is a ‘Youth/Child Ticket’. 15 years up is a general admission tickets.
Will tickets be available on the gate?
It is unlikely that tickets will be available on the gate as we are likely to sell out.
How do I get a refund?
We do not provide refunds. In the event of unforeseen cancellation of the event, we will try and reschedule the event if possible. If this is not possible then you will be able to use your ticket for one of our other events.
Can I resell my ticket?
Yes. We do not send out paper tickets, so please give your paypal receipt to the buyer for their admission. Advertising your ticket and selling through the Into the Wild Facebook page is forbidden.
Assisted access - can I bring my personal assistant?
We now offer two for one carers passes through our ticketing system. These are available two months in advance of each Festival. Please bring your supporting documents to the box office if you are eligible to book the carer package.
Preparing for the festival
How can I get updates about the line up?
The most up-to-date way to keep informed about the developments is through our Facebook page. You can access this even if you do not have Facebook, available here.
What time does the festival begin and end?
Doors open Friday at 10am, the first workshop is Friday at 1pm. The festival finishes at 1pm on Monday. NO entry after 10 pm or before 9.30 am.
How do I get there?
Please see our travel page for full details of how to find us
Can I bring my pet?
No pets are allowed at this event.
What do I need to bring?
If you are camping and are seeking guidance on what to bring for your setup there are a number of useful guides online here. For the workshops, a cushion or sheepskin, blanket, and bottle of water is very useful. Some of the workshops are very restful, so be sure to have materials to make yourself comfy and warm.
Can I take my car on site?
You cannot take your care onto the site, it is restricted to the car park only. This is to ensure everyone’s safety. There will be a buggy to ferry you luggage into the main site.
Can I bring my campervan or caravan?
Yes, you will need to purchase a ‘campervan ticket’ . Live-in vehicles and caravans camp in a separate field to the festival main site. Tents camp in the festival main site.
Is there a 12 Step meeting?
Yes. There is a morning and evening session. Please check the Information Tent on your arrival for timings and locations.
During the festival
Are workshops free of charge?
Yes, and no prior booking is required. Keep an eye on the event Facebook page here to learn about new workshops and workshop leaders. During the festival, timetables will be available at the Information Point. If you require your own timetable, please print this off but be sure to check the Information Point during the festival for updates.
Is there an ATM?
There is no ATM on site, please be sure to bring enough cash to last the event. The nearest available ATM will be the closest town to the site.
Are there showers?
Is there a sauna?
What are the food options?
There will be vegan, vegetarian, raw and meat options. There is a small organic grocery shop to buy supplies if you are self-catering. Please remember that this is camp, therefore you will need to bring all of your food preparation and cooking utensils if you are self-catering – as well as a washing up kit.
Is the free drinking water?
There is free drinking water from communal taps. If you are preparing food, it can be useful to bring a small washing bowl for washing up.
Is there an accessible toilet?
Do I need to take my rubbish home with me?
We ask that everyone kindly takes their rubbish home with them. Black bin liners are available from the Information Point.
What time do I need to leave the festival site?
You need to leave the site Monday by 6pm.
I want to bring my stall, how do I apply?
I am a therapist and would like a pitch in the Wellbeing Garden, how do I apply?
I want to contribute a workshop for adults, how do I do apply?
I want to contribute a workshop for children, how do I do apply?
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