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Stonehenge Summer Solstice Festival 2017

We hold our 9th Stonehenge Summer Solstice Festival on 18th - 21st June 2017 with sunrise at 4.15am on 21st June

Our Solstice Festival is the one and only camping and live music event within the vicinity of Stonehenge during the Summer Solstice.

We have created an increasingly popular annual four day mini-festival with a wonderful vibe for those wishing to peacefully celebrate the Solstice season in the relaxed and magical atmosphere of Salisbury Plain itself. We grow every year and our live entertainment is becoming increasingly well known throughout the area for its inspirational range of artists and for representing the best of our local talent, as well as playing host to several niche international acts who go on to Glastonbury to perform during the following week.

We offer a central hub of entertainment at our Events Barn, from early afternoon each day through until late.

We attract a range of on-site caterers who provide delicious food throughout the festival, including high-quality vegetarian and vegan options, craft beers and cider.  We run a fully licensed bar in the evenings and provide excellent live music. We have a large communal fire pit to create a wonderful atmosphere around the site, as people gather to talk and play music each evening. (No other fire pits are allowed during the Solstice time)

We are the closest site to Stonehenge, being only 2.2 miles by road (A303) to the Stonehenge Visitor Centre car park and 4.5 miles walking to the stones themselves. We are the only dedicated Stonehenge Summer Solstice Festival that allows camping en masse and are the main campfire and food festival for the Solstice.

All our Pods, motorhome and hard-standing pitches and grass camping pitches are available to book during the festival. Just search online for availability and pay your deposit today to secure your pitch for 2017​​​​​​

Campsite Facilities - 17 reasons to come in 2017!​​​​

  • The unique atmosphere - we have been featured live on several news programmes  including ABC News, Sydney, Australia & in the Guardian and Telegraph's 'Events' listings
  • Meeting new friends - many of our guests return year after year for this reason
  • Excellent evening entertainment - fire twisters & high quality music
  • The closest site to Stonehenge - only a 2.2 mile walk by road to the visitor centre and less than 4.5 miles to the Stones themselves. In fact we are the only site like this!
  • Level grass pitches on 4 acre site - see our photography gallery for more​ Communal campfire which sits 40 - 50 people (singers please bring your musical instruments)
  • Safe and secure site with 24 hour security
  • Excellent relaxed, friendly atmosphere with people returning year after year
  • Public transport to site - train to Salisbury & No 2 bus to NEW campsite bus stop
  • Private shuttle bus service to and from Stones on the night of the Solstice - from 9pm - 11pm and 5am - 7am. (These hours are to avoid gridlock on roads but there is a short off road 50 minute walk from the Visitors' Centre back to the campsite - ask Wardens for details)
  • There are 5 excellent pubs (The Bell Inn, The Boot Inn, The Pelican Inn, The Rainbow on the Lake​​​​​ & The Swan at Stoford)​ within 7 - 45 min walks respectively 
  • Easy to get to by road, taxi or bus (No 2 from Salisbury & Devizes)
  • WC facilities with 4 showers, 8 sinks and 7 WCs. Extra large shower block and toilets provided for festival! Find out more about our washing facilities online
  • We have zero tolerance of anti social behaviour and no amplified music is allowed, making it a very special and enjoyable event. Why not read some of last year's testimonials on Facebook?
  • Fully licensed bar with real ale and cider festival Special food - Pizza, Pork, Chicken, Vegetarian/Vegan available 18th to 22nd June (breakfast only on 22nd June)
  • Small amount of select trade stands. Please contact Liane on 07786 734 732 to reserve a pitch
  • Pre order BBQ food from Berwick Farm Shop - please call Marilyn on 01722 790490.
  • Popular Yoga workshop at 11am each morning 19th - 21st

Our local farm shop in Berwick can also supply some very special pre ordered BBQ food - Marilyns Sausages are legendary! Call the Berwick Farm Shop on 01722 790490 to pre book your food

Cost

Cost is £25 per head per night in addition to your motorhome pitch fee. Bring a tent smaller than a mega tent and it will be free of charge! There is a minimum 2 night stay over the festival period if staying in a tent, 4 nights if booking a pod or a hard standing pitch with electricity included plus charges will apply. This is fully inclusive of the shuttle bus to and from the stones and all entertainment over the duration of the festival.

Extras such as gazebo's and awnings are charged at £10 per night. Extra cars are charged at £5 per car

Travel to Stonehenge

Shuttle Bus Transport

We organise a 29 seater shuttle bus to run campers up to the Stones between 9pm - 11pm and back between 5am-7am. This is free and included in your ticket price.

Walking

It will take you about 2 hours to walk 5 miles in daylight or 3 hours in the dark. Please do not walk up the A303... it's not safe! There is a much nicer 5 mile walk across the country or a shorter 50 minute walk directly to visitors centre (ask Wardens for details) even better take our private shuttle bus.

Taxi

Charge to the Stones one way ranges from £15 - £20 for 4/5 people, so about £3-4 a head. These can be pre booked from our campsite. Call Value Cars on 01722 50 50 50 to book or Google/Yellow pages for other taxi firms.

Drive

You can drive and park at the Solstice car park (3miles / 10mins), but it can be very difficult getting in and out at peak times as over 30,000 people visit the event. If you do decide to drive, please note there can be grid lock between 7am - 9.30am. Please note we are short of car parking space so please car share or leave the car at the Stones or at home or come by bus! We have a maximum of 150 car parking spaces.

SUMMER SOLSTICE INFORMATION (Provided by English Heritage)

English Heritage provide Managed Open Access to Stonehenge for the summer solstice each year. There will be casual entertainment from drummers, samba bands and the like but no amplified music is allowed.

When you visit Stonehenge for the solstice, please remember it is a sacred place to many and should be respected.

Toilets and drinking water are available.

There are normally one or two food and drink vans but these can have huge queues and are well away from the stones themselves.

Please connect here to the English Heritage site for further information

Important Healthy and Safety Statement

Please bring a torch and head lights so you can see in the night (and eat your carrots) and rain coat and boots in case of rain. We have done a risk assessment of the site in particular for campers, staff, fire, electricity (we have an electric certificate in place), water (mains), pollution, insurance and first aid. Measures are in place for all of the risks agreed with H&S following their inspection.

Please contact William Grant the site safety officer for any further information.

Safety off site

All Campers are to act and drink responsibly, particularly near the campfire and electricity points for their own and others safety.

Staff will be patrolling for any unsafe activities!

We have 100% safety record over the last 5 years - please help us to keep it.

Health & Safety Policy

Your safety and that of your family and fellow campers during our Solstice Festival are very important to us - please ensure you and your fellow campers take every precaution to prevent accidents and help us to ensure we maintain our excellent 100% safety record. Please report any dangerous activity.

  • 6 metre rule - please ensure all units are 6 metres apart (3m for families and groups).
  • Speed limit is maximum 5mph - please drive slowly and safely when on site. Please take care when entering the A303 & B3083 from the campsite by road.
  • No campfires will be allowed.
  • Kites are allowed in Campfire field only. They are not allowed in the meadow field due to power lines.
  • We have a 16 amp electricity supply which is tested annually and has an electricity certificate to accompany it.
  • There are 5 fire points clearly marked. Our fire fighting equipment is tested annually and has a fire certificate to accompany it. The fire risk assessment was produced in September 2011 and has been updated every 6 months.
  • Please take care around our horses and cows and wash your hands before eating.
  • The risk assessment was produced in September 2009 and has been updated every 6 months.
  • The first aid kit is kept in the Campsite office.
  • The emergency telephone can be located in reception and the washing up barn. Tel No 01722 792750
  • The safety officer can be contacted via the onsite wardens

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