Pippingford Park, East Sussex – 26th to 29th May 2017
‘The ideal first festival for families, Elderflower Fields is hip, intimate, independent…
The nature programme is unparalleled’
The Guardian – 2016 Best family friendly festivals
Escape to an enchanting Sussex woodland and dip your toes into a wealth of activities, the delights of nature, eclectic music and the best local food and drink around. Elderflower Fields is a wild weekend of discovery and inspiration for adventurous families.
Explore six unique zones with their own focus and atmosphere. From Leaping Meadows to Lazy Glades, Elderflower Fields offers children and adults a chance to delve into sports, crafts, music, cooking, science, nature, spoken word and so much more.
Indulge in a quiet corner of the festival and visit the Woodland Spa or try some early morning yoga before starting the day’s adventure. Elderflower Fields showcases some of the finest food and drink from across Sussex, and on Sunday all guests are invited to join the famous So Sussex family taster picnic with its legendary chocolate cake and local eats.
Tickets on sale now – Adult from £110 – Child (5-15) from £60 – Under 5 from £10
ABOUT THE FESTIVAL IN GENERAL
Elderflower Fields is a small, independent festival, created in 2012 by a team of friends and set within the stunning woodland of Pippingford Park in the Ashdown Forest – the perfect environment for kids and grown-ups to fully escape for the weekend.
Now entering its sixth year, Elderflower Fields builds upon the award winning formula of a festival designed especially for families. It’s an exciting and unique experience that opens children and their parents’ minds to new opportunities in sport, music, the arts, the environment and food in the great outdoors.
Since creating Elderflower Fields, the ambition has been to provide a wealth of great activities for children and families to take part in, working with organisations who love what they are doing and can inspire people beyond the festival. In 2017 the festival will welcome around 4,000 guests to join the wild adventure, with more entertainment and activities on offer than ever before.
Nigel Greenwood, cofounder of So Sussex, the organisation responsible for Elderflower Fields says:
“We are really proud of how quickly this festival has bloomed and are incredibly touched to see the enthusiasm of local producers and musicians in providing the food, drink and entertainment. Elderflower Fields believe in supporting the local economy and protecting and promoting the beautiful Sussex countryside.
2017 will see many exciting festival additions split across six unique zones. We’re delighted to bring inspiring talks from some brilliant nature experts to our woodland amphitheatre, plus some fantastic foodies to introduce our new Campfire Cookout area.
What’s most exciting for us is that the festival has become an inspirational annual experience for so many families. Encouraging young and old to try new things, discover new adventures, and take a little piece of the Elderflower Fields magic home with them is really important to us.”
“Elderflower Fields is known for its emphasis on sports activities, from parkour and tree climbing to mountain boarding to kayaking. The nature programme is unparalleled, featuring foraging, nature walks, evening expeditions to look for nightjars, and pond dipping. The ideal first festival for families” – The Guardian
“An indulgent event which goes above and beyond in hospitality while simultaneously understating the “officious” elements is a welcome reversal of recent trends. Zillions of small children enjoying their free-range festie-freedom” – The Argus
“Elderflower Fields keeps the focus on back to basics outdoor fun” – WeLoveBrighton.com
“Still recovering from a fantastic and unforgettable weekend. A truly great family festival, with so much to do for the kids from building mud huts, mud monsters, climbing wall, swinging through the trees, music and theatre – We just kids just loved it!”
“It’s probably the best thing we have done together as a family, ever.”
“The family picnic was a brilliant idea. It was good to taste local produce and chat to people. The food was just fabulous.”
“Absolutely magical. It felt like a very safe festival and truly created with children in mind, but still a great experience for the grownups too. It was just lovely to see children having such good old fashioned fun without screens and electronic devices.”
“Thank you to the creative minds who make this festival happen!”