Can I bring my dog to the Festival?
The event is held in Lower Castle Park and is subject to the rules of the park.
You may not bring a dog into the Upper Park unless it is a service dog. Dogs are allowed into the Lower Park but they must be kept under control and must not be allowed to chase the wildlife or enter the boating lake or river. For full and up to date rules please check out the full rules here.
However, please be aware it will be a very busy and noisy event that many dogs will not enjoy. There will also be a large number of children at the event who will be sitting on the grass for much of the time.
We would not want that to be a reason for you not to come. If you cannot find a dog sitter and want to come we would ask that you keep your dog on a lead and ensure it is kept fully under control at all times. We ask that all dog litter be immediately cleared up & put in the appropriately marked bins. In fact that is a legal requirement.
Do you have to buy a ticket to come to the Eco Festival?
Admission to the Eco Festival is free. However, to enable us to plan for the festival we ask all visitors to book their tickets here. We don’t want to run out of food and drink again this year. By booking your tickets we can let you know about any changes and keep you updated. If you book your ticket and find you cannot come for any reason you can always cancel at any time.
Can we take alcohol and drinks into the Eco Festival?
No alcohol is permitted on the festival site. Other drinks are allowed. However catering outlets will be available on site and drinking water from standpipes will be available. Don’t forget to bring your reusable mugs.
Are children welcome?
Our whole event is family friendly with a Baby Zone and children’s tent and we encourage families to attend. Children 13 and under must be accompanied by an adult at all times.
Will the Eco Festival be accessible ?
We wish to make the Eco Festival inclusive for all and recognise the need for easy access throughout the event for everyone.
The event takes place in Lower Castle Park which is a flat area suitable for wheelchairs. Assistance dogs are welcome and the site will have disabled toilets available. Please get in touch if you have any specific concerns or requirements.
Where do any profits go?
The Eco festival is expensive to put on and because we want to keep it free we rely on support from funders and sponsors and our volunteers.
Because of this we are not expecting to make a profit but as the event is put on by en-form a registered charity we cannot make a loss either. If we do have money left over it will be used to put on another festival next year.