If you booked your ticket online, you should have received your ticket within 24 hours. Please check your spam box and if your e-ticket is not there please call 0330 043 1907 and we shall resend this to you. For tickets purchased over the phone you should receive these in the mail within 7 days, please call 0330 043 1907 if this is not the case.
There are toilet facilities located around the venue, together with shower blocks for the use of weekend visitors. Please refer to the Site Plan for location.
Yes, there are disabled toilets at the show. Please refer to the Site Plan. Exhibitors are encouraged to ensure that their displays are accessible to all.
There is a designated refuse disposal point for exhibitors and weekend visitors and there will be bins located around the site for general litter. These are cleared regularly throughout the weekend by our amazing team of volunteers.
Please do what you can to reduce waste. Please do not bring single use plastic drinks bottles with you and think carefully about what packaging you bring with you. We are trying really hard to Reduce, Reuse, Recycle!
Yes, all waste is to go into the bins/ skips provided. We pay for the waste to be recycled upon arrival at the waste recycling centre.
Yes, we have a number of catering options available throughout the weekend offering a variety of meals, snacks and drinks. There are a number of local stores & supermarkets in the local vicinity (Codsall & Coven – both approximately 10 minutes drive away should you wish to buy and cook your own food.
You are welcome to bring your own alcohol, we ask that you drink responsibly so as not to disturb the peace and tranquility of the venue and spoil the enjoyment of others. Care should be exercised around fires and when using knives, axes and craft tools when you have been drinking alcohol.
There is a ‘Beer Tent’ in the show arena where you can buy a variety of drinks.
In order to protect the health of our visitors and staff, this year the infrastructure of the show will be slightly different. There will be no main tipis for example. There will be an outdoor, covered stage for the formal talks & presentations during the day and this is where the evening entertainment will take place. There is also a communal campfire in the Social Area. Should you seek refuge from the August sun (or rain!), the perimeter of the main arena is surrounded by mature woodland which will provide plenty of shade.
The price of your ticket includes the option to camp in hundreds of acres of stunning, mixed woodland. Specifically this means camping in a hammock, bivvie or a small (maximum 2 person) tent.
In order to protect and preserve the ecological balance of these beautiful woods, please be aware that no vehicles are allowed to enter the woodland.
Should you wish to erect a larger tent and be able to have your vehicle parked on your camp pitch, then please explore camping options on the website.
This year, all weekend ticket holders are welcome to arrive from noon on Thursday 26th August and stay until noon on Tuesday 31st August.
There is no camping for day ticket holders. Should you wish to stay for the weekend, or part thereof, you can buy a weekend ticket. This will give you the flexibility to come and go at any point over the weekend and to relax and enjoy the exclusive benefits and entertainment available only to weekend ticket holders.
Yes, there is a truly vast area of woodland surrounding the showground that will facilitate all kinds of hammock and tarp configurations for individuals, or group set-ups. We ask that you respect the trees that you use for attachment points – and do please remember to remove all paracord.
There is B&B accommodation available in the local area – Click here
Yes. There is a designated area suitable for caravans , motorhomes & other types of camping vehicles. Please tell us your requirements at the time of booking either online or over the phone as spaces are going to be limited.
There is no electric hook-up on the main campsites. However, for those staying in the caravan/motorhome/roof top tent area, electrical hook-up is available as an extra/over cost.
Yes. You are welcome to bring your barbeque or to light a small campfire either on your camping pitch or at your woodland camp provided:
1) That you have ready, the means to extinguish the flames –e.g. a full water container or a personal fire extinguisher.
2) That the fire is sited as far away from your tent/vehicle as is possible.
3) That you carefully remove an area of turf that is at least 90 x 90cm. (approximately an adult stride).
4) Roll-up the turf and move it well away from the fire pit.
5) Water the turf and keep it covered for the duration of your stay.
6) Before retiring for the night, please ensure that your fire is burnt-out and that it is in a safe condition.
7) On the evening prior to your departure, extinguish the ash and thoroughly water the fire pit.
8) As you break camp, please check that the ashes are completely cold and then remove them. Now thoroughly irrigate the fire pit before repatriating the turf and carefully treading it back into place. Next, re-water the whole area and you will have done your best to adhere to our #1 policy ‘Leave no trace’.
Thank you. This is crucially important to us and to the site owners.
Don’t forget to bring a shovel!
Deadwood can be collected from the woodland floor, however, what may appear to be a pile of dead branches ‘waiting’ to be burnt is likely to be a habitat pile so please do not take from such piles and be considerate when collecting deadwood as this a managed woodland.
Whereas there is plenty of windfall/cut branches, visitors are also urged not to forage what is clearly old/decaying forest floor wood which provides home & shelter to a myriad of insects and animals thus providing a vital cog in the eco system.
Additionally, our local tree surgeon/wood supplier Paul Jones will be setting up a shop to sell bundles of seasoned, split logs.
There is mobile reception at both Rookery Paddock (show arena) and on the main campsite. This however is dependent on your service provider. We have always experienced good signal whilst visiting the site but you may experience limited reception in some areas.
Yes. You are most welcome to bring and launch a canoe on the The Pool but please be aware that it is going to be a 15–20 minute portage from the car park and it is not going to be possible for you to drive your car to the water’s edge.
Yes. Richard Harpham and his crew @ Canoe Trail will have canoes, Kayaks, SUP’s & zorbs available for hire throughout the duration of TBS2021. Please see website for details & bookings.
Not this year I’m afraid.
Yes. You can book Specialist Instruction classes on arrival and during the show (please come to the Bushcraft Magazine/Information Point) but advanced booking is strongly advised as there are limited spaces available and the sessions always book up very quickly indeed.
There are venue staff, show staff, a huge team of volunteers, event organisers and security staff at the venue at all times of the day and night.
Additionally, some, but not all of the venue is covered by a CCTV network.
It is the individual’s responsibility to ensure their own personal safety and that their property is safe and secure. The organisers accept no responsibility for theft, damage or personal injury.
There is a First Aid centre where there are qualified Paramedics and First Aiders on hand during the show opening hours. There is also a designated helicopter landing area for the Staffordshire Air Ambulance. Please familiarise yourself with the location. Staff have radios to arrange any assistance that may be needed out of these times.
Yes, there are a host of activities that cater for all ages and interests including adventurous and craft based activities for children.
Sorry, there is not a crèche for small children. There are activities for children from the age of 5 years upwards. The timetable shows the age range each activity caters for. Some activities are suitable for children younger than 5, if accompanied by an adult.
Oh yes! This is a family event so Fido (and other pets) are welcome to join in the fun. Dogs should remain on a lead at all times in the showground and camping areas. We request that all dog poo is collected and disposed of in the bins provided. The show organisers reserve the right to request that any unruly dogs are removed from the show.
Yes, there is no problem with bringing musical instruments, all we would ask is that you are considerate of those around you, particularly at night when sound travels and young children may be sleeping.
In line with the law*, anyone carrying a knife should have a purpose for doing so. The use of knives at the event by children is at the parent’s discretion and safe use and supervision is expected. There is a daily free Knife Use and Safety Workshop, which we strongly advise all children who are planning to use knives attend to learn, or refresh good knife safety skills. Knives will not be sold to children, or anyone under the age of 18. *“It is an offence for any person, without lawful authority or good reason, to have with him in a public place, any article which has a blade or is sharply pointed except for a folding pocket-knife which has a cutting edge to its blade not exceeding 3 inches.” [CJA 1988 section 139(1)] The phrase “good reason” is intended to allow for “common sense” possession of knives, so that it is legal to carry a knife if there is a bona fide reason to do so.
The majority of activities and demonstrations are included in the ticket price, including the evening entertainment for weekend visitors. Some activities carry a charge, which requires specialist equipment or materials. Specialist Instruction sessions are in-depth session lasting around 1-2hrs that need to be booked and paid for. Some sessions/ activities may be restricted to one free go per person. Additional go’s may be purchased.
Some traders will have the facility to take card payment, others may not so you are advised to bring cash with you. The Information Point will accept cards for purchases as will the entry ticket desks. There are cash points and cash-back facilities in the local villages of Codsall and Coven. The Bushcraft Magazine stand/Information Point may (depending on availability) be able to offer FREE cashback (up to £50) with any purchase no matter how small.
No, they will only accept cash.
If you booked your ticket online, you should have received your e-ticket by email within 24 hours. If it is not visible in your inbox, please check your spam folder before calling us on 0330 043 1907 and we shall be happy to resend this to you. For tickets purchased over the phone you should receive these within 7 days, please call 0330 043 1907 if this is not the case – again, we shall be delighted to assist you.
Should you forget to bring your tickets to the show, you will need to purchase a new ticket to gain access to the show. The show organisers accept no responsibility for tickets lost in the mail. Please ensure that you have a printed copy of your ticket(s) and some form of personal identification (for each ticket holder) for presentation upon arrival.
Weekend Ticket holders can arrive from 12 noon on Thursday 26th August 2021 and can depart (latest please) by noon on Tuesday 31st August 2021.
The show open times are as follows:
Saturday 28th August 2021: 09:00 – 17:30 (18:00 – 23:00 Evening Entertainment)
Sunday 29th August 2021: 09:00 – 17:30 (18:00 – 23:00 Evening Entertainment)
Bank Holiday Monday 30th August 2021: 09:00 – 16:30
Day ticket holders who have not purchased evening entertainment tickets must depart the site by 18:00 hours on Saturday 28th August 2021 and Sunday 29th August 2021failing which you will be required to purchase an Evening Entertainment wristband. Day Ticket holders must depart by17:00 hours on Monday 31st August 2021 please.
All Weekend Ticket holders must leave the showground by noon on Tuesday 31st August.
Please note that wristbands (Weekend Ticket/Day Ticket/Evening Entertainment Pass/Trader Pass) must be worn at all times and be clearly visible. Our friendly team of staff, volunteers and security staff reserve the right to ask you to show your wristband at any time. If you have lost it, you will be asked to produce ID and proof of purchase to enable us to check our ticket database before a replacement is issued. Thank you for your understanding.
Thank you kindly for your help in making this one of the friendliest, safest and most secure family events you that you will ever experience!
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