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News and Information for Greenacres Guests attending Glastonbury Festival

Not Just For Adults

Glastonbury Festival isn't only for adults!

Children of all ages will love the sights and sounds of the world's largest performing arts festival. The amazing Kids field, Green Kids, the Circus and Theatre, it's a long list of attractions.

Rather than us tell you about it, we will leave it to the experts... the children of our local primary school

But of course, we believe that your little ravers will enjoy the week more if they can get some proper sleep and maybe a hot shower too... at Greenacres.... and if they enjoy their week, so will you.


Travel to the Festival

Q: What's the best way to get to/from the Festival from Greenacres ?

A: It’s just over 2 miles from the site to the entrance gate, so we think there are 3 options worth considering...

(a) Cycles - The festival really encourages people to come by bike and it's our favourite way of getting down there too. It’s a nice, easy and almost flat cycle ride and you can take bikes through the pedestrian gate. Once inside, bikes may be left without charge at any of the property lockups, open 24 hours and very safe. There’s a lockup just behind Pedestrian Gate A. It is possible to cycle in some places within the festival site, but with such big crowds it's not really worth the effort.

We hire bikes at the campsite if you don’t want to bring your own, but these will need to be booked in advance. Remember bikes will need lamps fitted.

(b) Walking. - Safer when the Somerset cider takes its toll on your ability to ride a bike! Take a good torch and preferably a high-viz jacket.

(c) Taxi - We have made plans with two reliable, local taxi firms to ferry Greenacres guests to the Festival Taxi rank, an arrangement that has worked very well in previous years. The festival taxi rank is at Bronze Gate near Steanbow, right oppsite the bottom of the lane from our site, so a taxi back is cheap and very easy to arrange 24x7. Expect some queues at peak times, but they clear quickly enough.
Why not share a taxi with some of the other Greenacres guests? – we’ll put up a ride sharing notice board to pin contact notes.

Walking down and riding back by taxi is the best late night option we think. We’ve never waited more than a few minutes for a taxi back.

... oh and in case it's not obvious, going in your own CAR is completely out of the question. Endless traffic queues and being stuck (literally sometimes) in car parks almost as far away as when you left Greenacres is NOT RECOMMENDED! Neither is having your car towed away if you thought you could leave it on the lane or in a gateway.


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Glastonbury Festival

Imagine the buzz of the world's biggest and best live music event. Glastonbury Festival is big, seriously BIG.

Unfortunately it's also seriously cramped, with hardly any free space or relaxation available in the camping areas.

Now imagine that same excitement and fantastic fun, but with your own tranquil bolt-hole within just 2 miles. Open space, a restful escape to re-charge batteries, take a hot shower whenever you fancy, not to mention the clean, flushing loos.

No need to just imagine. Greenacres offers that space and peace, with the added benefit of some local knowledge too.

Once again the Festival has chosen not to officially recommend any off-site camping due to some well publicised problems in previous years with rogue traders. 
Rest assured, Greenacres has been here since 1976 and provided alternative camping to thousands of people throughout the Festival's history. We are the ONLY local campsite to have been publicly endorsed by festival organiser Emily Eavis. See HERE for more details.

Everybody camping on the festival site enjoys excellent support provided by the Campsite Crews. They are the volunteers with the yellow T-shirts, busy giving directions and re-uniting lost children with their parents. Following their excellent example, Greenacres guests get extra support too - via the web site and when you get here. We helped co-ordinate Campsite Crew teams at the Festival for 10 years+, so we've learned a fair bit.

Let's start with a short film by local photographer Jason Bryant to set the scene. Of course the smells, mud and rubbish in the on-site camping areas need not concern Greenacres guests...

 

We can provide information on the best ways to get there & back, best places to watch, best ways to avoid the traffic, etc.

...and of course you can always be sure of a restful escape back at Greenacres to re-charge your batteries.

More information on travelling to/from the festival HERE

 


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