Info/FAQs

Radical Bakers Gathering, learn and share practical skills.

14th-17th June 2018, Berrington Hall, Berrington, Shropshire, SY5 6HA, UK. Tickets on sale here.

Please contact us if you have any questions not covered below. You can email us on hello@radicalbakers.org.

See full ticket terms and conditions here.

Can I camp?

Camping is included in the ticket price and you are welcome to arrive from the Thursday. There are many good spots in the camping field in the grounds of Berrington Hall. The field is surrounded by mature trees and there are well-maintained composting toilets and clean drinking water points. Camping is about 100m from the parking.

What is there for kids?

Kids of all ages are welcome. There is a Kids’ space run by Kerry from Precious Days – in and out of a nice marquee, with a film showing in one of the workshops spaces each evening. Children remain the responsibility of their parents at all times and we encourage parents to get involved.

Where is the event?

Berrington Hall is ½ mile from Berrington village, and 1 mile from the larger village of Cross Houses, about 5 miles south of Shrewsbury. The nearest train station is Shrewsbury. The bus station is only a few minutes walk from the train station.

The bus service that runs from town to within a mile of Crabapple is the 436 towards Bridgnorth. It leaves Shrewsbury bus station (generally) every hour from 8.35am to 3.35pm, with a 4.35pm departure on school days only and then a final “late” one at 5.50pm. There are no longer any Sunday services.

From the bus stop at Cross Houses, walk back towards Shrewsbury past the petrol station (on your right) and take the first left turn, signed “Berrington”. The road forks at the edge of the village. Take the right turn signposted “Betton Abbots” and we’re about ¼ mile up the road on the right.

There is a taxi rank just outside Shrewsbury train station with accessible taxis but it is MUCH cheaper to book a cab from a local company like Comet Cabs 01743 344444, or Vincent Cabs 01743 367777. Vincents also have a booking office just across the road from the station. With 3+ people, a cab should work out as cheap as the bus.

What facilities are there for Disabled people?

There is an accessible camping area close to a toilet and facilities to charge mobility aids.

Is there car, camper and live-in vehicle parking on-site?

Car parking is included in the ticket price. Campers, caravans and Live-in vehicles are £10 and there are limited numbers. If you sleep in your vehicle you need to buy a campervan ticket and park in the campervan area. Please no running of vehicle engines. There is secure gated parking with water points and composting toilets. Gates will be shut and locked strictly each night.

Will there be Stalls?

Weekend ticket holders are welcome to sell grown, hand made, second hand and up-cycled goods in our Saturday lunchtime market and car-booty. You must supply your own table or you are welcome to fly-pitch. There is also our Preserving and Fermenting corner where you can bring your produce to sell or swap.

Can I apply to trade at your event?

We accept applications from traders who are offering free workshops in keeping with our theme of food and practical skills. The things you are trading must be hand made by you, second hand, or compatible with our goal of becoming more sustainable. You can ask for donations towards material costs for workshops although we don’t want lack of money to be a barrier to people taking part. If you feel that your offering fulfills our criteria, then please email us a proposal including pictures of your structure, a full price list of your products and details of the free workshops you are offering. We do not charge a pitch fee although successful applicants will have to purchase weekend tickets for each staff member. We do not have many traders.

Will there be entertainment?

After the focused workshops there is live music and DJs on the Green Dragon Solar Stage until 11pm Friday, Saturday and Sunday. Real ale and cider from local breweries. There is a quiet camping area at the far end of the field from the stage.

Do you have a healing area?

We have a nutritionist and 2 medical herbalists giving talks and demonstrations. We are happy to provide a warm space if people want to self-organise a few Yoga sessions.

How much are day tickets?

Day tickets for local people are available on the gate for £25. They do not include camping.

Are the workshops free?

All the workshops are free although some may ask a donation towards materials if you want to make something to take away. This is a pay-as-you-feel arrangement with not being able to afford it being no barrier to taking part. There are no hidden costs and the ticket price includes booking fees, parking and camping.

How do I book my place for the workshops?

Workshops are on a first come, first served basis. Some things, like the Textiles tent, Willow work and Fermenting Corner, will be drop-in. Popular workshops may be repeated twice over the weekend.

Can I bring my dog?

Responsible Dog owners and well-behaved Dogs are welcome by prior arrangement. Please do not turn up with your dog without clearing it with us first by email.

What do I do when I get there?

Once you turn into the gate, a steward will direct you where to park. There is a welcome tent where you need to go and give your name and order number. The camping field is about 100m from the parking and there will be people on-hand with wheelbarrows if you require assistance.

When can I arrive/stay until?

We will open from midday Thursday and ask you to leave the site by midday Monday. Gates are locked each night.

Practical skills for sustainable living. Buy tickets for our event HERE.