Frequently Asked Questions
What do I need to bring to the festival?
It depends on the event you are participating in, but in most cases we recommend suitable clothing, sensible and appropriate footwear, sun hat and sun cream, waterproofs, insect repellent, snack and drink. Camera and binoculars are also useful.
Can I bring my dog?
Some events are suitable for dogs. However, it’s best to check with the individual event.
If you do bring your dog, you need to be familiar with the countryside code guidelines:
Ensure your dog is kept on a lead or is otherwise effectively controlled and remains on the path and does not "worry" livestock. It is illegal to have a dog off a lead or not under close control in a field in which there are sheep. If a dog injures a person, animal or property, the owner or person in charge of the dog may be liable for damages. Should your dog foul a path, clean up after it, using dog bins where provided.
Are the events suitable for children and babies?
Some are and some aren’t as they may be covering long distances or taking place quite late into the evening. Check each event individually and call the number given to check with the organiser if you are unsure. Some events maybe suitable for older children but not the very young and access may be difficult for buggies in some areas.
What will it cost to attend the festival?
All the festival events are spread throughout the Broads over the 9-day period the festival runs for. Some events are FREE and some do incur a charge. Please check with the individual event details.
Where is the festival taking place?
The festival is not taking place in one particular spot, the different events are going on throughout various locations for the 9-day period of the festival. The individual event descriptions will let you know where the event is taking place and where to meet.
Can I get to the different events by public transport?
We encourage people to use public transport wherever possible and there are two attractive train lines which cover the Broads area and good local bus routes. Ask the event organiser when booking what public transport access is like for a particular event. www.bitternline.com www.wherrylines.org.uk www.traveline.com
Do you have details on the Countryside Code of Conduct?
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