FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
Below we have tried to answer the most frequently asked questions. If you require more detailed information please review the relevant sections on our INFO page or CONTACT US.
The festival itself is in a street location with pavements, ramps and facilities. There are easy access toilets located in the Blue Badge car park and in Station Road. The parking facilities other than Perins School are unsuitable for the infirm. Please be aware that there is very limited Blue Badge parking at Perins School.
This year for the first time there will be a Calm Space, located in The Library in Broad Street. If the festival becomes overwhelming, all neurodivergent people will be welcome in our calm space away from the crowds
We have secured a British Sign Language (BSL) interpreter on the main stage this year.
- BABY CHANGE & FEEDING
One of the local playgroups provides baby change facilities and a seating area where you can feed your baby in Station Road.
Yes, we are a dog-friendly festival and will provide water at the information desk. Well-behaved dogs are welcome on Mid Hants Railway between Ropley Park and Ride and Alresford. However, dogs are not allowed to travel on the coach shuttle service. Please be aware that the festival does get busy and it is sometimes difficult to walk through the main streets so may not be suitable for all dogs.
Are available at many retail outlets, coffee shops and festival traders in Broad Street. Some shops take part in the water refill scheme.
- FESTIVAL TIMES
The Cavalcade marks the official opening at 10:00hrs but trading may start at 09:30hrs. The festival must close at 16:00hrs.
Full details can be found on the PARKING page. Postcodes for guidance only and directional signs are in use. Local volunteers will guide you to the exact site.
- PUBLIC TRANSPORT
Access to the festival via Stagecoach Bus is on route 64 from Alton or Winchester. Please see TRAVEL page for full details.
- P&R SHUTTLE - TRAIN OR COACH
The timetable for the MHR shuttle between Ropley & Alresford will be placed on their website and under MID HANTS RAILWAY page as soon as it becomes available. A coach service shuttle will operate on a rolling basis from 0900hrs with 3 coaches at peak times.
The free festival open to all with no tickets required. The only charge is parking and your own personal spend.