ACCESSIBILITY AT WILDFIRES
Welcome to Wildfires, we are so excited to have you join us and we look forward to meeting you.
We are working hard to make our festival accessible and enjoyable for everyone, but we need your help to do that. Please make sure you read the information below carefully, and contact us if you need additional support or have any questions that we can assist with.
Wildfires Festival happens at Wiston Estate, a beautiful greenfield location in the rolling hills of West Sussex. We recognise that the uneven surfaces and British weather can create challenges. You’ll find more details below about what to expect and the support we can provide, which will be updated as we get closer to the event
We work with Event Mobility Who provide a range of scooters and electric wheelchairs. We highly recommend contacting them as soon as possible if mobility or fatigue can be a challenge for you to help you navigate the Wildfires terrain as smoothly as possible.
This year we are excited to introduce our Accessible Campsite designed as a friendly and helpful space. Easy to get to, with parking nearby, it is located especially close to the entrance to the walk through.
The campsite contains:
- Accessible toilets
- Accessible shower
- Charging for electric scooters/wheelchairs/medical equipment Event Mobility – our provider of hireable electric scooters and wheelchairs
- Access to water
If you have access requirements you are welcome to stay in the Accessible Campsite, along with your family, personal assistant, and close friends.
In order to make sure that there is space for everyone who needs it, we would ask that there are no more than 10 people accompanying you. Booking your space: If you have already booked your ticket, and need to let us know you would like to be in the Accessible Campsite please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
During Big Church Festival we have special access routes to all main venues and essential services – this will run from the end of the road next to Kingdom Come/ Wildfires Big Top, but most of the site is grass. If it rains then the grass can become slippery or muddy. We would recommend that if you have mobility issues you consider either renting an electric scooter/wheelchair from our provider Event Mobility or bringing your own with you.
If you have any questions regarding accessibility or would like to make us aware of any additional support that you may require, please get in touch: email@example.com
CHILDREN + YOUTH ACCESSIBILITY
We are committed to doing all that we can to ensure that Wildfires is accessible to everyone. With this in mind we have a team focussed on supporting the with additional needs in each children and youth venue across the site. When you register your child or young person you will have an option to state if they have any additional needs, from which we can begin arranging any support that they may require so make sure you register with ample time prior to the event.
Our additional needs team will have a presence (2 or more volunteers) in every venue so your child has a familiar point of contact and someone looking out for them during the programme sessions.
There will also be a Quiet Space venue with craft and sensory activities. The Quiet Space will be open during the main morning and evening sessions and also during the afternoon from 2-4pm for anyone with additional needs aged 18 and under as a safe space to play. Parents must supervise during the afternoon sessions.