Groundswell 2024 FAQs

 

➜ IS THERE A CAR SHARING SCHEME?

Yes, use the TFF Thread here.

 

➜ WHERE IS TAXI PICK UP?

At the entrance to the Pasture Field,  https://w3w.co/area.fired.hears

 

➜ IS THERE SOMEWHERE TO LOCK MY BICYCLE?

There are bicycle stands by the Drop Off Point in the Main Visitor Car Park. 

 

➜ WHAT TIME CAN I ARRIVE TO CAMP?

The Campsite is open from 4pm on Tuesday 25th June.

The Campsite closes at 11am on Friday 28th June. 

 

➜ WHEN IS THE EARTHWORM ARMS BAR OPEN AND FOOD AVAILABLE?

Tuesday 25th (set up day) – 4pm til late

Wednesday 26th – 8am til late

Thursday 27th – 8am til late

Food traders will also be operating all day and evenings througout the show. 

 

➜ IS THERE A STUDENT AND YOUNG FARMERS TICKET DISCOUNT?

Yes, 30% – need to bring NUS card or YF membership 

 

➜ IS THERE DISABLED ACCESS?

The showground is on a working farm but there are no steep inclines and there are disabled toilet facilities available. 

You can hire Mobility Scooters and Wheelchairs at Groundswell through Event Mobility

 

➜ CAN CHILDREN ATTEND GROUNDSWELL?

Groundswell is an agricultural show and conference for adults and it is not designed for children. Exceptions can be made for working young farmers aged 16 and over. 

 

There are no facilities or activities for children. 

 

Every person on-site, regardless of age, is required to register for a ticket. Students (with ID) and YFC members are eligible for a 30% discount.

 

➜ WHERE IS FIRST AID?

Report to the Event Office (near Exhibitor Loading Area) or in an emergency call 999 and also the Groundswell office on 01462 790 219.

 

➜ CAN I BRING MY DOG?

Dogs (except Assistance & Guide Dogs) are not encouraged to attend.

 

➜ CAN I LEAVE MY DOG IN MY CAR IN THE CAR PARK?

No. Dogs should not be left unattended in the carpark.

 

➜ CAN I CAMP IN THE CAR PARK?

No. You have to camp in the camping area which is subject to a £30 (inc VAT) pitch fee per person (covers three nights 25th to 28th). There is a separate Live-in Vehicle area in the Car Park for campervans or vehicles with tents attached, it’s £72 (inc VAT) per vehicle (includes up to 2 people). 

 

➜ CAN I PARK BESIDE MY TENT?

No cars are allowed in the camping area. If you want to camp next to your car you have to be in the Live-in Vehicle area. 

 

➜ CAN I DRIVE ONTO THE CAMPSITE TO DROP OFF MY STUFF?

No, you must park in the car park and walk (~30m) into the campsite which is next to the Red Box Office. 

 

➜ CAN I LIGHT A FIRE IN THE CAMP SITE?

No but camping stoves are acceptable.

 

➜ AM I ALLOWED TO LEAVE AND RE-ENTER THE SITE?

Yes. Just make sure you have your lanyard (for showground) and wristband (for camping areas)

 

➜ WHAT IF THE WEATHER IS BAD?

We have marquees and other forms of shelter for most sessions. Bring waterproofs and warm clothes for the evening

 

➜ WHAT ARE THE PARKING ARRANGEMENTS?

Visitors park in the Main Car Park. Exhibitors have two separate car parks which are accessible from the exhibitor entrance

 

➜ WHAT ARE THE CAMPING ARRANGEMENTS?

At the campsite there will be showers and loos in the camping field itself. There is no electric hook-up for caravans/campervans. Camping Pitch Fee of £30 (inc VAT) per person can be purchased with your ticket, Live-in Vehicles are £72 (inc VAT). 

 

➜ WHAT WILL COST ME MONEY ON THE DAY?

Food and Drink from the independent food and drink traders. Drinking water taps are located around the site. 

 

➜ ARE THERE PHONE CHARGING FACILITIES?

Power banks will be available to hire from a machine next to Registration Tent. 

 

➜ IS THERE A LEFT LUGGAGE / LOST PROPERTY SERVICE?

Left luggage / Lost Property service can be found next to the Registration Tent and will be available between the following times:

Tuesday 25th – 4pm to 9pm

Wednesday 26th – 7am to 9pm

Thursday 27th – 7am to 9pm

 

➜ I HAVE BEEN OFFERED THE CHANCE TO BUY THE GROUNDSWELL ATTENDEE LIST – HAVE YOU SOLD ATTENDEE DETAILS?

Absolutely not! Groundswell would never sell delegate contact details so if you are emailed offering ‘Groundswell contact list’ or similar, it is definitely spam. 

 

➜ WHEN IS GROUNDSWELL 2025?

Groundswell 2025 will be held on Wednesday 2nd & Thursday 3rd July.