Radical Bakers Summer Gathering, Crabapple Community, Berrington Hall Housing Co-operative, Berrington, Shrewsbury, Shropshire, SY5 6HA, UK. Tickets here.
Radical Bakers Harvest Camp at Crabapple, Tickets here.
Please contact us if you have any questions not covered below. You can email us on firstname.lastname@example.org.
See full ticket terms and conditions here.
There are no day tickets or tickets on the gate. We want people to come for the weekend. We apologise if this makes things difficult, but would like people to be engaged with what we are doing. It’s important to have time to build relationships with each other.
We do not offer pre-booked workshops. All the workshops are included in the ticket price. You just have to turn up for the start of most workshops. Its up to the workshop provider to say when the session is full, so if you really want to do something, get to the session early. The woodworking/basketmaking/jewellery sessions are very popular and can be booked by talking to the tutors each day in the morning outside the space where the workshops will be held. Most things are first-come first-served. *updated 05/22*
Unfortunately, we can’t ensure that everyone will be a responsible dog owner and so we can’t have dogs at our events.
Radical Bakers Summer Gathering (and our Harvest Camp) is at Crabapple Community, Berrington Hall Housing Co-operative, Berrington, Shrewsbury, Shropshire, SY5 6HA, UK. We are 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. Shrewsbury bus station is only a few minutes walk from the train station. There are 2 Berrington Halls! Don’t get confused, ours is the one near Shrewsbury.
Buses from Shrewsbury to Cross Houses (near Crabapple): Take the 436 towards Much Wenlock and Bridgnorth (from Stand P). It runs every hour from early morning, usually at 45 minutes past the hour, with the last two buses of the day at 5.55pm and 6.55pm. The journey to Cross Houses is approx 15 mins. The fare is £2.40. NB: there are no buses on Sundays. See: https://bustimes.org.uk/services/436-shrewsbury-much-wenlock-bridgnorth
Taxis from Shrewsbury to Crabapple: It’s cheapest to book a cab in advance from GO Carz on 01743 441144 (costs £8). Ask for Berrington Hall (not Crabapple) – as that is how it is best known locally. Or as a back-up, there’s ABC Cars on 01743 367777 – who have an office across the road from the station and slightly to the left in the uphill direction (useful if you haven’t been able to book in advance). There is also a taxi rank just outside Shrewsbury train station, but this is significantly more expensive. With 3+ people, a cab should work out as cheap as the bus.
When you turn into the gate a steward will direct you where to park. Please then come to the Welcome point to check in and have a look where you will camp. The camping is separate from the parking and there will be a trolley and people on-hand with wheelbarrows if you require assistance.
We will open from midday Thursday and ask you to leave the site by midday Monday. Gates are locked each night at 10pm.
Camping is included in the ticket price and you are welcome to arrive from the Thursday. Our sites are surrounded by mature trees and there are well-maintained composting toilets and clean drinking water points. You are welcome to cook in your campsite on camping gas or there are fully catered weekend tickets. Camping is separate to the parking but there is a trolley and a few wheelbarrows (plus a few helpful people). Our sites are grassy fields that could be muddy or uneven. There is plenty of space and the size of tents or awnings is not restricted. We keep our Gatherings small.
Kids of all ages are welcome to our Summer Gathering. There are organised activities during the day. Children remain the responsibility of their parents at all times. Because of the nature of our events, we have wild sites in fields with areas that are totally off limits. You cannot allow your children to roam the site unsupervised and if you do, you will be asked to leave immediately. The safety of people attending our event is one of our highest priorities and we encourage parents to be involved in their children’s activities.
There is an accessible camping area close to a toilet and facilities to charge mobility and breathing aids. Our sites are grassy fields and can be muddy or uneven. Please email us if we can support your attendance in any way. If you require a place in the accessible camping, please mention this to the gate steward who will direct you. Drive your car up to the rope line and camp beyond it. No cars beyond the rope line.
If you are in receipt of Carer’s Allowance and/or you can demonstrate you are there to support another persons attendance then there are a limited number of Carer’s discounts available for some of our events.
Car parking is included in the ticket price. Campervan tickets are for anyone sleeping in their vehicle or caravan. They must be parked as directed in the campervan area and there can be no running of engines while stationary and no generators (Go Solar…). Water and recycling points are available, but No facilities for emptying cassette toilets. Do NOT empty your chemical toilet into the compost loos. Concessionary live-in vehicle tickets are available if you live in your vehicle all year round.
We only accept payment through Paypal after booking through this website. You can pay with a debit card without creating an account. We do this because it very quickly becomes difficult to administer if we accept multiple payment methods.
We hire chairs and tables from a catering company for our Summer Gathering. Chairs are available at any time on request from the cafe.
Weekend ticket holders are welcome to sell grown, hand made (by you), second hand and up-cycled goods in our lunchtime market and car-booty. Sorry, no imported or plastic goods. There will be a few tables or you are welcome to fly-pitch.
We accept applications from traders who have their own structures and are offering free workshops in keeping with our theme of learning practical skills. The things you are trading must be hand made by you, second hand, or compatible with our goal of becoming more sustainable (no imported goods or plastic items). 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 fulfils 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 if you make money we would appreciate a cut.
You can email us on email@example.com and we will add you to the list. Please send us a nice email with your name, contact details inc approx location, your skills, interests and any current first aid, hygiene or DBS certificates. We offer a fully catered weekend ticket in return for 16 hours from Thursday to Monday. You must be able to arrive on the Thursday.
After the focused workshops there are high-quality bands on the Green Dragon Solar Stage and a late night acoustic session by the fire. Real ale and cider from local breweries. There is a quiet camping area at the far end of the field from the music.
We have lots of talks and demonstrations of various aspects of self-care. We provide a warm space for Yoga sessions. We are currently looking for a massage therapist – please email firstname.lastname@example.org
All the workshops are free although some may ask a donation towards materials. This is a pay-as-you-feel arrangement with not being able to afford it being no barrier to taking part or taking your creation away. There are no hidden costs and the ticket price includes booking fees, parking, camping and access to all the workshops and entertainment.