Beltane Festival

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Beltane Festival

Location: Greystones, Greystones Lane, Bourton-on-the-Water, Gloucestershire, GL54 2EN
Activities, music and refreshments, culminating with the traditional burning of a wickerman, will be enjoyed by visitors at the first-ever Beltane Festival at Greystones.

Event details

Date

Time
5pm to 9pm
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About the event

Entertainment will include Iron Age cooking workshops, Iron Age blacksmithing demonstrations, an exhibition of Iron Age hunting tools and equipment, weaving and spinning demonstrations, falconry, wattle and daub making, children’s maypole dancing, and live music performed by the band Brocc.

The Greystones café will be open, serving hearty and warming drinks and snacks such as hot dogs, soup, hot chocolate and sweet treats. There will also be a licensed bar.

Beltane is an ancient festival which marks the beginning of the summer. Traditionally bonfires were lit to nurture crops and to protect the community. As Greystones has a history stretching back 6,000 years, we are marking the coming of the new season with this exciting event.

Please note:

Tickets: to gain access to the festival you will be required to show your tickets at the gate.

Car parking:  To visit Greystones, visitors can park in one of Bourton’s many pay & display car parks – the nearest option is just 300 yards from Greystones.

Disabled Car Parking: There are 3 spaces for Blue Badge holders at Greystones. Please pre-book your disabled car parking space in order to secure access and guarantee a space. Please contact Gloucestershire Wildlife Trust head office to book your disabled parking space on 01452 383 333 or email: info@gloucestershirewildlifetrust.co.uk.

Dogs: As the event includes bonfires and birds of prey, only assistance dogs will be permitted at the festival. 

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Booking

Price

Early Bird tickets – available until 31 March

Adults: £17, Children (under 16): £12, under threes: Free


Full Price tickets – from 1 April

Adults: £22, Children (under 16): £17, under threes: Free


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Know before you go

Dogs

Guide dogs only

Facilities

Toilets
Shop
Cafe/refreshments
Disabled toilet
Baby changing facilities