Volunteer applications for SGP:Roots are now open! Please visit the FAQ's for more info 🌻

FAQs

The Secret Garden Party celebrates its 22nd year. This most enchanting, fiercely independent, award-winning music and arts festival takes place near Huntingdon, Cambridgeshire.


Jump straight to: Tickets, Travel, Site, Camping, Campervans, Accessibility & Welfare, Everything else.

Tickets

Saturday day tickets are only available for the Wild Meadows Festival. You can book these on the Wild Meadows booking page HERE

Otherwise NO.

Why on earth would you want to do this?  What kind of state will you be in if you go to work / go to see your mum after a day of getting properly stuck in? We’d strongly recommend you do yourself a favour and clear the diary. All our Roots tickets are for the entire weekend and include camping.

Tickets are non-refundable. Tickets that are sold through Viagogo, StubHub, eBay or Facebook Marketplace or any other unofficial platform will be voided. 

Never ever sell or buy your ticket unofficially. 

Our ticketing partnering Easol has a resale platform where you can list your tickets for resale once you have paid for them in full. This has been live since Feb 2024.

To resell your tickets on Easol please follow the instructions below:

Log into your Easol account at https://www.secretgardenparty.com/bookings (note it will not show if you log into myeasol.com/bookings) 

If there are items available for resale, you will be able to see a 'Resell Items' button

Select the items you would like to resell

Accept Easol's T&C's 

Add your items to the Resale Queue. If you change your mind, you can 'Manage your resale listing' and your item will be removed from the resale queue 

You must register guest names at the point of purchase. If your plans change you can change the names on the tickets later.

Photo ID (passport, driving license or citizen’s card) will be required on the gate and must match the name on the relevant ticket.

No entry or refund will be given to those who's tickets do not match their ID.

Yes.  Once the ticket has been paid for in full you can log in to your Easol account and change the name yourself. 

For assistance with this please get in contact with us, either through the contact page or using the chat widget at the bottom of this page.

Payment will be requested again after two weeks and if this fails you will receive an email to say that your payments have failed and you will be moved to a manual process and must make payments by logging into your Easol account.  

You will have been given a set deadline on your account and must complete payments by this date. 

If you do not pay off the installment plan by the set deadline you will lose your deposit, tickets and any extra's or accommodation within your booking.

To reset your Easol password, use the following link

Reset password

Travel

It's in a Garden of course.

The Secret Garden Party site is nestled in beautiful countryside in East Anglia near Huntingdon.

Postcode: PE28 2PH.

What3Words: strumming.jumbled.glorified

Google Maps HERE 

We encourage the use of sustainable travel options, like trains, coaches and lift sharing. 

Please car share if you can.

If you do decide to drive, there are good road links in place from the A14 and A1.

We do have parking available on site. Tickets are required and available on the website, please make sure you purchase before arrival, no vehicles without a parking ticket will be allowed onsite. 

Under NO CIRCUMSTANCES should you drive on or off our site while under the influence of and substance.  Please limit yourself on the night before you are due to leave. 

Sharing is caring

By sharing your festival journey with others you can help save the planet, Save money, Reduce stress and tiredness, Cut congestion and pollution and meet new people with shared connections.

Liftshare is a free to use platform that connects those travelling in the same direction, so they can arrange to travel together and share the costs.You can post your journey as either a passenger, driver or both.

How to find a liftshare

  1. Sign up at https://liftshare.com/uk/community/festival
  2. Register your journey on the system and liftshare provides a suggested £ contribution for the trip.
  3. View journey matches and message to ask questions and arrange details...Or simply send a request to share.
  4. Download the Liftshare app for instant messaging and to authenticate your journey and earn badges.
  5. Organise payment directly with your sharer.

Our official coach travel partner is Big Green Coach. They offer return coach services from many popular pick-up locations.

All Big Green Coach services to Secret Garden Party are carbon neutral and you can purchase coach travel via our website. If your location is unavailable or you need assistance with coach tickets please contact 

Big Green Coach Here


“Roads? Where we’re going, we don’t need roads…”

The nearest train station is Huntingdon. 

Taxis are available from Huntingdon station.

The party is in a field so this isn’t an easy one. 

We’re sorry we don’t have any electric car charging points on-site yet, although there are charging points at Tesco Extra Huntingdon just down the road (Abbots Ripton Rd, Sapley, Huntingdon PE28 2LA) and at Hartford BP fuel station (bp, A141, March Road, Hartford, Huntingdon PE28 2DN)

You can always pop in and pick up some crisps while you are waiting for your car to recharge.

Site

Showers can be accessed in the campsites for a small charge. 

For Roots you can also purchase access to 'When Nature Calls' where you'll find flushing toilets and luxury showers - available on our website.

We have invested in our own composting toilets across site for use by all festival guests which are plentiful, clean and Green. 

We've had amazing feedback for our toilet provision in 2023, where we 'set the bar for Festival Shitters!' (we're told)

For Roots you can also purchase access to 'When Nature Calls' our luxury toilet and shower facilities. - Available on our website

Each event will have it's own rules and as a general rule often the NORMAL rules don't apply - but as a given:

DON'T BE A DICK - If you still need help understanding...

  • Decide your own life, don’t let another person run or rule you.
  • Behave honourably at all times.
  • Do not take advantage of someone who is in a vulnerable situation.
  • Do not allow yourself to become a stupid drunk and set a bad example for the treatment of other Gardeners
  • When travelling, take your trip respectfully, take no personal chances & cause no problems.
  • Do not allow other Gardeners to harm anyone, expose all abusers to authorities.
  • People who intentionally cause harm to others are the worst people to infest any society.
  • Help all who are lost and try to induce them to return home.
  • Look after your fellow Gardeners whenever and wherever needed, you may need their help someday.

"The needs of the many outweigh the needs of the few... Or the one."

The Secret Garden Party is a Leave No Trace site. This means you should leave the site EXACTLY the way you found it when you arrived.

  • We (including you!) are collectively responsible for the state of the site. We are trying to encourage collective responsibility for the land. If you brought it with you, please take it away at the end of the show.
  • All cold drinks are served in recyclable cans or carbon neutral reusable cups.
  • Please make sure you bring a reusable water bottle. There will be plenty of points on site to fill up.
  • Our compostable litter is processed locally and returned to the Estate as soil improver
  • Our toilet waste matter will be composted
  • Where possible we encourage the use of public transport

All pedestrians, crew, vehicles, campervans & caravans and luggage will be subject to search by our security teams. 

We use sniffer dogs to identify illegal substances and metal detectors to identify No2 and weapons.

We reserve the right to turn anyone away at the door who is in breach of our safety, security or drugs policies. 

Charge Candy will be on site offering phone charging services for you.  Pre-book HERE

Camping and Boutique

Camping is encouraged at Secret Garden Party: Roots, The Wild Meadow and Mistress Mary; of course! A ticket includes entry to the festival alongside access to the campsites.

Camping will be first come first served within our campsite areas.

Pre-pitched and boutique accommodation are now available to purchase on our website. 

Live-in vehicle passes are available to purchase. 

A limited number of electric hook ups will be available at The Wild Meadow (only).

Note: There are no camping options available for SGP Presents: The Day Parties.

Yes.

Gates open at 8am and shut at 10pm.

You can still leave any time you like, but to keep everyone safe we can’t let you back in until the morning.

Boutique accommodation is now on sale, please go to the purchasing page of the festival you would like to book accommodation for 2024. All tents are booked per unit NOT per person.

Boutique is a camping only option this year. There is no boutique village. Please note that the two person bell tents and yurts come with either 1 double or 2 single beds, please inform us of your preference at checkout - all other accommodations come with single beds.

6 person Deluxe bell tents, luxury cabins and yurts all come WITH power as standard.

All other accommodations are WITHOUT power

Hot showers and flushing toilets are available this year for anyone that purchases the When Nature Calls pass. You do NOT need to be staying in boutique accommodation to use these facilities.

When Nature Calls passes can be purchased separately on the extra's page at checkout.

Accommodation can only be booked directly through our website.

All pictures are representation only and your tent may come with different furnishings.

For all enquiries please contact boutique@secretgardenparty.com

  • Bell Tent with fully zipped in groundsheet
  • Zippable door and windows with flyscreen
  • Full floor coverings
  • 6” memory foam mattresses on raised bed frames
  • Hotel quality bedding packs (duvet, duvet cover, sheets, pillows and pillow cases)
  • Blankets
  • Bedside tables
  • Plants
  • Hanging mirror
  • Pamper baskets including eye masks, earplugs, handmade shower bars, towels and canned water
  • Central table
  • Interior LED fairy lights plus LED light
  • Rubbish bin
  • A towel. A towel is about the most massively useful thing a Gardener can have.
  • Your ticket. Don’t forget this. They will be issued just prior to the event and can also be downloaded (nearer the event) from Your Account on our website by logging into www.secretgardenparty.com/bookings.
  • ID. A Challenge 25 policy will be in place for the purchase of alcohol at all events.  Please bring either a passport, driving licence or Citizen card to prove that you are over 18. A photocopy will not suffice
  • A tent if it is an overnight event (unless you have pre-booked accommodation on-site)
  • Bedding (unless this is included in your pre-booked accommodation on-site)
  • Clothes. Bring outfits for every season (cold / hot / wet weather, swimmers). Party outfit and sensible footwear!
  • Card for payments (many of the vendors do not take cash)
  • Booze – you are welcome to bring a limited amount of canned alcohol on site on first entry only. We have increased our limits in view of the cost of living crisis. You may bring a maximum of 12 cans of beer / lager / cider OR 8 cans of wine / pre-mixed spirits / cocktails. You may not bring glass bottles or decanted drinks. We have made a huge effort to keep the cost of drinks on our bars as low as possible - we're proud to be less expensive than other festivals in most categories.
  • Mobile phone and power bank. Phone charging is available on site (at a charge). We are working on boosting phone reception on-site but please note that we cannot guarantee that you will have reception on the festival site.
  • Sun cream, pain relief, plasters, medication, contraception.
  • Refillable water bottle – drinking water taps will be provided.
  • Love and imagination
  • Presents. Who doesn’t like presents?
  • No illegal substances
  • No one under the age limit for each Party. 
  • No animals, unless they are an assistance animal by prior arrangement, or if they have a ticket for the Wild Meadows
  • No independent sound systems
  • No generators
  • No items to sell
  • No weapons or items which may be used as a weapon
  • No barbeques or meth stoves
  • No Nitrous Oxide canisters or dispensers. Really. We have a zero-tolerance policy for these. Anyone seen even standing near No2 will be evicted immediately.
  • No glass, including mirrors. Please try to avoid single use plastics.
  • No professional film, video or audio recording equipment is allowed on site without prior permission. This includes all cameras with a detachable zoom lens. All car parks and gate areas, and event areas are included.
  • No spray paint. Don’t even think about it…
  • No fireworks, flares, portable laser equipment or pyrotechnic devices
  • No sky lanterns, drones or UAVs of any kind
  • No Personal Electric Vehicles without prior permission (including scooters and Segways)
  • No trailers
  • No bongos

Not by themselves! 

There needs to be at least one adult (18+) staying in a Boutique tent to accompany any under 18's.

All prices on the checkout are per unit not per person.

All 2 person Yurts come with a double bed, all other yurts come with multiple single beds.

Applications

This is a collaborative coming together of creative minds.  Don't be a spectator - join in!  No ideas are too sill to suggest. 

Email or post us ANYTHING- a picture, a film, a poem, a model, a toy, a written description or a concept for consideration. 

getinvolved@secretgardenparty.com

Secret Garden Party HQ,  Grange Farm, Abbots Ripton, Huntingdon, Cambs PE28 2PH


Food Trader applications are NOW CLOSED.  Thank you for your applications.

We will be reviewing the applications over the the next month and will be in touch with the successful applicants. 

Food Trader applications are NOW CLOSED.  Thank you for your applications.

We will be reviewing the applications over the the next month and will be in touch with the successful applicants. 

We love new music, Artists, Groups, Genres and DJs.

Every year we are inundated with new talent.  This is what we want to showcase; to provide a platform and to connect Gardeners and Artists though a shared experience.  We wish we could accommodate you all, but there simply isn't space.

We have had many many applications this year and we are working our way through them - but applications are now closed.  Thanks so much to all that shared their music with us x


We have now opened our volunteer applications for SGP - Roots 2024.

If you would like to get involved in our exciting volunteering opportunities this year please apply here

Campervans & Caravans

Yes, if you have a camper van pass. 

We have small-medium campervan passes (pitch size up to 6 x 6m) or large campervan passes (6 x 9m pitch). 

Please book the right sized pitch so we can fit everyone in. 

Campervan passes will be available to buy via our website.

Be warned that these usually sell out quickly.

Yes, you can. 

Caravan passes are available to buy via our website.

Be careful though as these sell out quickly..

Please note that we cannot accommodate vehicles larger than 6 x 9m as we don’t have space.

Campervan and Caravan tickets are non-refundable, so if you turn up at the festival in a massive vehicle (well a vehicle bigger than 6 x 9m), we will have to send you to park well away from site. 

We won’t be liable to refund your festival ticket, or your campervan pass, and you will need to commute (Dave’s Taxis likely)

It’s really boring and not what you want so make sure you book the right sized pass.

It’s a field. 

We do not have electric hook ups or waste-water disposal on site, so charge up those batteries, make sure your tanks are emptied and break out the solar. Living off the grid!

There will, however, be a limited number of electric hook ups at our family event - The Wild Meadows, available via our website. Electric hook up is only valid with a valid campervan ticket.

Absolutely not. 

Only vehicles will be allowed access to the live-in vehicles campsite.

Having your tent driven over on Monday morning while you are lying in it sweating with a hangover is really boring for us, and even more boring for you. Who needs that on a Monday morning? 

Accessibility & Welfare

Wheelchair accessibility

Due to its green field nature, the ground is predominantly grass with the exception of a few hardstanding roads that connect various areas of the space.

While there will be some sheltered areas, it is predominantly an open-air camping event. Ground conditions are therefore weather dependent, (if we experience extreme weather the ground is quite likely to become muddy).

Whilst the SGP crew will always do what they can to ensure the ground is as accessible as possible, unfortunately, mobility across the site may become compromised.

More information

We are currently in the process of designing our site layout for the 2024 party. We will release more information regarding parking, site access, accessibility facilities, viewing platforms, medication and sensory care spaces.

We openly welcome all our deaf, disabled and neurodivergent party-goers and want to make your weekend as enjoyable as we can. We have a number of accessible facilities around the site that are bookable to pre-registered customers. We are committed to providing an accessible and inclusive experience for all. 

For those in receipt of DLA or PIP we provide the following facilities to ensure that parties can be enjoyed by all:

  • Accessible camping- A quieter and more spacious place to camp and be supported
  • Viewing platform
  • Accessible Parking
  • Accessible toilets
  • Diverse sensory space
  • Mental health support
  • Hearing induction loops
  • Assistance animal provision

Please note we can only offer these facilities to those providing valid evidence of entitlement to DLA or PIP, please send your documentation to info@secretgardenparty.com

We run a complimentary personal assistant ticketing scheme for our customers who wouldn’t be able to attend the festival without the aid of another person.

You need to be in receipt of PIP/DLA or equivalent to qualify. 

Please contact info@secretgardenparty.com

We will first check your eligibility against our strict criteria, and on receipt of supporting documentation and details of your account on Easol we will send you an invitation to your complimentary PA ticket, please access your Easol account to allocate the ticket to your PA.

Please get in touch if you have any more questions using the chat widget at the bottom of this page.

We are committed to ensuring that The Secret Garden Party is a fun and safe environment for all. As well as our general ethos and inclusive approach, we collaborate with many partners to ensure that there is somewhere to access help for anyone that needs it, whatever it may be. 

Whether this is mental health, harm reduction or any other advice, we have it covered.  

Gardeners' Club

If you have signed up to Gardeners' Club then 

THANK YOU!  

You are a massively valued member of our community and we will be asking you to help us to shape our parties.

  • 1x SGP Roots ticket
  • 1x The Wild Meadows ticket

  • 1x invite to purchase a ticket to Mistress Mary

  • Priority access to all ticket and accommodation sales.

We have been in touch with you you in for the parties you wish to attend. So RELAX, you're in!  If you have missed your invite then please get in touch on info@secretgardenparty.com x

For Meadows or Roots you do not need to buy another ticket in addition to your membership (unless you are getting extra tickets for friends & family). Please note Tickets to Mistress Mary are not included in your membership but it secures you an invitation.

The Wandering Wild Spa

THE WANDERING WILD SPA:

TERMS AND CONDITIONS OF SPA USE

Hot tubs are emptied, cleaned and sanitised every day. We have rigorous maintenance and

cleaning procedures in place to maintain a safe and hygienic bathing environment. Please help us

to maintain our high standards by always following and respecting the following terms and

conditions when in the Spa area.


DO NOT USE THE SPA IF:

● You have a serious illness, heart disease or have a heart condition, high or low blood

pressure, respiratory condition, or any other medical condition which may affect

your reaction to heat.

● You have had any heart problems or high blood pressure, suffered from a heart

attack or a stroke.

● You are taking medication for any of the above conditions.

● You are pregnant or could be pregnant.

● You are susceptible to migraines.

● You have had diarrhoea, sickness or an upset stomach within the last 14 days.

● You have a contagious disease or infectious skin condition.

● You have skin, ear, genital or other body infections or conditions.

● You have any open sores, cuts or wounds.

● You have an illness causing an inability to perspire.

● You have Diabetes. Diabetics are strongly advised to check with their doctor before

using the spa facilities.

● You have had a heavy meal within one-and-a-half hours of your spa session.

If you have a medical condition, please speak to your GP before using any of the Spa facilities to

make sure it is safe to do so.

60 minute sessions are inclusive of the entire period spent in the Spa area, including showers and

changing time. Your first 60 minutes will be spent in the Hot Tubs and then you have an additional

30 minutes to use the sauna and changing facilities.

Please arrive at the Spa reception 15 minutes before your spa session starts so that all members of

your group have time to read & sign a copy of our Terms and Conditions of Use and have a

compulsory pre-spa shower.

Spaces will only be held for 20 minutes after your booked time, at this point tickets will be released

for resale and no refunds will be given.

The Hot Tubs hold a strict maximum of six people only. If your party is larger than this, regardless of

whether you all plan on being in the hot tub at the same time or not, you will need to book

additional individual spaces in a different tub or extra tubs to accommodate the full party size.

If you are booking single tickets in the communal tubs, there is no guarantee you will be in the

same tub as your friends, especially during peak times - if you would like to ensure your whole

group stays together we suggest booking a whole tub.


No children under 5 are allowed in the Hot Tubs. Children must be tall enough to sit on the seats in

the Hot Tub with their head remaining above the water line.

No children under 12 are allowed in the Sauna.

All under 16’s must be supervised while in the spa area by an adult (of over 21 years).

Whilst in the Hot Tubs or Cold Plunge do not submerge your head or swallow the water.

All Spa users MUST take a hot soapy shower before using any of the spa equipment (Hot tubs,

Sauna, Cold plunge) taking particular care to wash off any heavy make-up, body lotions and oils,

tanning product, body glitter etc. (shower gel is provided). 

We reserve the right to refuse your entry to the Spa if you are under the influence of alcohol or

drugs. No refunds will be given.

The use of drugs is prohibited at this event. Spa users under the influence of any substance

(alcohol or otherwise) are asked not to use the Spa facilities and if found to be under such

influence may be asked to leave. In these instances, no ticket refund will be given.

Strictly no underwear or daywear is allowed in the Hot tubs, Sauna & Cold plunge.

Swimwear/Bathing suits only please. Swimwear will be available to buy from the spa reception area

subject to availability.

Please use your towel to sit on in the sauna.

Stay hydrated. It’s important to stay hydrated while you’re using the Spa and Sauna. We

recommend bringing a water bottle which you can refill at the spa water refill stations.

Take regular breaks when using the Hot tubs & Sauna. We strongly advise a maximum bathing

period of 15 minutes before taking a cool down break. Please listen to your body and get out straight

away if you experience: nausea, dizziness, faintness, rapid pulse, irregular heartbeat, stomach pains

or tingling in hands or feet.

Please do not bring any valuables with you into the spa. Personal items are left at your own risk

and we cannot take responsibility for any damages or loss of property. Please bring minimal

belongings with you - as we are a pop-up Spa, storage space is limited.

As well as your swimwear and towel, please bring with you a pair of outdoor slip-on shoes (e.g.,

flip-flops or sliders). This is to keep your feet clean whilst walking around the Spa therefore keeping

our Hot Tubs & Sauna clean.

Please ensure you are using the foot baths provided before entering the Hot Tubs and Sauna.

Please move around the site slowly and with caution - due to the nature of the area, there may be

wet and uneven surfaces. Running, jumping, & climbing is not permitted anywhere in the Spa area.

Do not sit on the top rim/edges of the Hot Tub, if you are feeling too warm, please exit the Hot Tub

and take a break on one of the deck chairs provided.

Only members of Spa staff are permitted to check on and top up the fires for the Hot Tubs and

Sauna. Please stay well away from the wood burning stoves at all times.


No outside alcohol is permitted in the Spa. You can make use of our Spa Bar and have drinks served

to your Hot Tub.

No glass is allowed in the Spa area.

No food is allowed in the Hot tubs or Sauna.

By accepting these terms and conditions, you are granting permission for The Wandering Wild Spa

and our afilliates to capture photos and videos for commercial purposes within the Spa area. This

implies that you and your group may be photographed or filmed, and these visuals may be utilised

online to promote our services.

The Wandering Wild Spa accepts no responsibility for injury or loss caused by misuse of the Spa

facilities. The Wandering Spa accepts no responsibility for any medical events that could occur

following the use of the Spa to any individuals.

If you are booking on behalf of a group, it is the responsibility of the person making the booking to

ensure that these Terms and Conditions are forwarded to, and read by, all the members

Everything else

Kids are welcome at The Wild Meadow.  Please ensure that they have an age-appropriate ticket.

All other events are a party for grown-ups only. This means no under 18s at all. Mistress Mary is 25+. 

You may see some crew kids around during the event. This is because some of our crew live on site for many weeks creating the festival. They will be accompanied by responsible adults and well cared for to ensure their safety and wellbeing.

Dogs are welcome at The Wild Meadow.  Please reserve a ticket for your dog - a limited number will be available via the website.  

Please ensure that you clear up after your dog, they are not left alone and they are kept on a lead at all times. 

Sadly, we don’t allow pets on site at any other Parties unless they are an assistance animal.

There may be a few crew dogs at the event as some of our crew live on site with us for many weeks. These animals will be extremely well cared for, kept on a lead and cleared up after to ensure the safety and wellbeing of the animals, owners and general public.

Still have a question?

Have you read everything in these FAQs? Really?

Are you sure? If the answer isn’t in here and you truly need to know something special – then get in touch via the contact page.