Black Barby Music Festival
CAMPING AT CIRCUS CAMP
Camping & Facilities
You can choose to come and camp for the full 5 days or just come along daily - it's up to you. The camping fee is per family, no matter how many tents/vehicles/cars you bring.
The camping facilities are basic, but do include lots of loos, a hot shower, bins and washing up areas. Cars are parked on the same field so you can set up your pitch then go and park nearby. There are no electricity hook ups for camping – do bring solar panels if you have them. We can, however, charge up mobile phones in the info tent. Your phone remains your responsibility even when charging.
We’d love the site to be beautiful and inspiring for all – so bring flags, bunting and anything else you may wish to add. Also, we all need to watch out for each other, and each others’ children – we will be one big family for the duration of camp.
Please note, the location is a farm with animals nearby, so we are sorry but we cannot allow dogs unless they are guide dogs.
Once again, we’ve got the lovely courtyard area behind the art barn and that’s where you’ll be able to sit and eat your food, in a sheltered, partially covered area which is also great for picnics.
Catering: The catering this year will be street food vans near the art barn, near the courtyard, serving all sorts of yummy offerings for meat-eaters, vegans and vegetarians. All at very reasonable family friendly prices, plus they are offering small children's portions too.
More detailed news about the menus later as we get it all confirmed, but currently as of mid March we have got The Food Dudes attending Thursday lunchtime til Sunday teatime, selling a wide variety of crepes - both sweet and savoury, as well as gluten free and vegan options.
Also, The Potato Pod will be on site Thursday and Friday, all day, serving up meaty. veggie and vegan breakfasts, lunches and teas, plus decent coffees too.
On Saturday and Sunday we now have Kloud Nine confirmed, serving their epic halloumi burgers, wild boar burgers and loaded chips - vegan and gluten free options also available.
So, no catering will be available on site on the Wednesday - none can get there til the Thursday.
Self Catering: If you don't wish to buy from the onsite catering then you’ll need to bring your own food and cooking equipment, but we provide water, washing-up facilities and free tea and coffee all week.
Do bring biscuits, teabags, coffee, hot chocolate, long life milks etc... etc... to contribute to the info tent please!! You can give them to us in the info tent when you come to sign in and get your wristbands - thank you so much for those that do every year! Don’t worry, we will monitor the kids’ biscuit intake as always, to ensure none of the cheeky monsters eat more than their fair share and spoil their appetites!
Local shops: We can point you in the direction of the nearest shops if you need supplies. We encourage car sharing, so please leave a note on the info tent noticeboard if you need or can offer a lift to the shop.
Info Tent and Circus Shop:
Vicki, Shelley, Sarah and Gemma will be around in the info tent. We’ll be here to help, chat and answer your questions, and most importantly keep the urn topped up for your free tea and coffee! Plus you can charge your phones etc... here too.
If there any issues or problems in the camping field, with the loos or shower then please come let us know as we will get things sorted right away. Likewise any other issues, please come let us know.
Lost property is located here too, so do please bring found things in so that we can reunite them with their owners.
The info tent is also home to the circus shop, selling basic circus equipment. The items we sell at camp will be beginners/intermediate quality items, but if there’s something specific you’re after please let us know in advance. We may be able to buy in specialist circus equipment, such as Poweriser stilts and fire skills equipment, at a discounted rate if requested in advance.
Also a small pocket money shop, with little knik knaks, 50p - £2.
And since they were so popular in past years, we will once again be selling a variety of lollies and ice-creams from our freezer at cost price.
The Circle Meeting Space:
This meeting space in the centre of the camping field is a place for you all to meet up and picnic, or for the children to arrange to meet and hang out, or for adults to sit and chat with other adults whilst the children are at the workshops. We will also use this space for our Thursday Flea Market.