Summer 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.
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.
There are loads of events you can do these things, its great to wake up witha clear mind and have a day of fun and games.
Imagine feeling healthier and happier after a festival than when you arrived.
Where is my ticket?
You will receive an emailed ticket. Please print or be ready to show this on the gate using your phone. Any problems regarding tickets, please write to firstname.lastname@example.org
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. Please keep an eye out for updates on this website!
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. 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 event 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. Main event activites end Sunday night. We ask everyone to leave site by 1pm on Monday please.
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?
We provide a camping pitch, You need to bring the rest. 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.
Where can I camp and can I take my car on site?
Please ensure you bring no more than you are able to carry to the campsite as for health and safety reasons cars have to be parked away from our main camping areas. It may be up to a 5 minute walk. We may have a few small off road vehicles to help carry stuff for those who really need it, if so however there will be a significant wait for these.
Can I bring my campervan or caravan?
Yes. If you are bringing a campervan, caravan or similar live-in vehicle please purchase a live-in vehicle pass. It will save you time if you do this in advance although you can do this on the day if necessary. We aim for each live-in vehicle pitch being around 5m x 6m, although there may be slight flexibility on this. We try to avoid mixing tents and live-in vehicles as much as possible although reasonably-sized awnings are fine. See tickets page.
Can I bring a bell tent?
Festival Trolleys & Mobile Phones
You can hire trolleys to move your camping gear from car park, which isn't too far anyway, but can make it easier.
Plus there is a stall to charge mobiles on site.
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 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?
Yes. They are available for a nominal fee to cover the costs of hiring and maintaining them.
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?
Please leave the site Monday by 1pm.
What times are the gates open?
The festival gates are open from 10am to 10pm on Friday, and then 10am-10pm Saturday and Sunday. There is no access to the site outside these hours, although you are free to leave at any time. We ask everyone to be off site by 1pm on Monday please.
What ammenities are there?
We have spacious permaculture toilets, including accessibility toilets. There are hot showers and a sky gazing sauna. Our cafés have a nourishing selection of delicious food, including raw and vegan. Harvest Wholefoods will be joining us as our village shop, selling everything from bread to chocolate. If you are self-catering, please kindly bring a washing up bowl to avoid creating queues at the water taps and excessive water wastage. We ask that people take their waste and recycling home with them, black bin bags are available at the Information Tent. There is no ATM on site and the nearest one will be in Edenbridge
What is the camping set up?
There is a communal fire to toast your toes, but please do not build your own camp fire anywhere. Do make sure you bring enough warm bedding to avoid being nippy at night. You need to bring all of your own camping set up. There’s a stall selling some camping necessities, such as tent pegs, but do come prepared! There’s no light pollution, so bring a torch for late night trundles. A waterproof is always useful in the British weather, fingers crossed we don’t need them! If you’d rather glamp and rent a tipi, there is more information about this on the website:
Can I build a fire?
Personal camp fires are not allowed anywhere on site – we provide communal fires instead. Please do not light candles or solid fuel fires inside your tent at any time. We allow BBQ's in our designated BBQ area, away from tents and harm. Always be mindful around fires of any kind. They are one of the biggest risks.
What size is a live-in vehicle pitch?
A live-in vehicle ticket for a campervan, caravan or similar entitles you to a 5m x 6m bay although there may be slight flexibility on this. If you have an awning or small tents with you, they will need to fit within this space too. If you require more space we may ask you to buy an additional live-in ticket.
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?
If your question is not answered here, please email and we'll be happy to get back to you and update this page accordingly :-)