WHAT? WHERE? WHO?
What are the dates?
Thursday 23rd - Monday 27th August 2018
Gates open at 2pm on Thursday 23rd August. The festival kicks-off at 7pm that evening and will finish at 2pm on Monday 27th August. Guests will need to leave the site by 5pm on Monday evening.
Where will Walsingham Summer Festival take place?
The National Catholic Shrine of Our Lady in Walsingham. The festival site is just opposite to the premises of the Catholic shrine. It is just 15 minutes drive from the seaside town of Wells-next-the-Sea and 2 and a half hours from London (via the M11). Look out for the big top!
Basilica of Our Lady of Walsingham, Houghton St Giles, Little Walsingham, Norfolk, NR22 6AL
Who can come to Walsingham Summer Festival?
Anyone between the ages of 16 - 35, or families with parents or children in this age-range, are welcome.
How do i Register?
Can I register and make my donation on site?
Yes, on-site registration will open at 2pm on Thursday 23rd August and will be open until 10pm Thurs-Sat and 8pm on Sunday.
When you arrive on site you will be issued with a wristband which will give you access to the festival programme.
What's the cost?
We run a donation-only policy because we believe that money should not be an obstacle between a young person and Jesus, you'll see various sponsored places available on the booking system. Please do bear in mind that each place at Walsingham Summer Festival costs Youth 2000 £100. This covers: site infrastructure and security, food, camping and washing facilities, speakers, entertainment and administration costs for the 5 days of the festival. Please give as much as you can afford :)
Can I sponsor an extra place?
Yes please! To accompany our donation-only policy we run a sponsorship programme whereby you can help to fund festival places for young people. When giving your donation at the end of the registration form simply select the amount you wish to donate.
If you’re not booking on but want to sponsor festival places, then the official festival mydonate page is:
where do i sleep?
Can you tell me more about camping?
Please bring you own tent! We do have a limited amount of space for those who have never camped before in the 6-man tents we provide. There are 4 campsites: Men, Women, Family and U-16 Groups.
• Toilet & shower blocks
• Fresh water points
NO CARAVANS/MOTORHOMES on our festival site. Due to the rules of the Shrine where the festival is hosted, we are not allowed to accommodate any caravans or motorhomes.
Can I choose to stay offsite?
You are very welcome to choose a local B&B or campsite that facilitates for caravans/motorhomes and travel in for the day programme. Please ensure all your group members register in the normal way and you will receive your festival band on arrival which will grant you access to the site. The nearest private accommodation will be 1 mile away in the village of Little Walsingham, the Catholic Pilgrim Bureau is a good place to start. There are several campsites nearby along the coast, a 10-15 minutes drive away.
What about food??
Does my donation cover meals?
Yes! Our catering facility offers you breakfast, lunch and dinner throughout the festival.
What about dietary requirements?
Our amazing volunteer catering team cater for: vegetarians, gluten free, dairy free and vegans. You can't miss the 'dietary requirements' serving station in the catering tent.
Are there other places to eat on site?
ACTS Café serves hot drinks and tasty snacks in the warm environment of the cafe tent.
The Tuck Shop offers cold drinks and snacks throughout the day.
***Contactless payment is available on site***
Just off site there is the Shrine Cafe which serves hot meals.
1 mile away in the village of Little Walsingham there are several pubs, restaurants and a small shop.