Radical Bakers Summer Gathering and Harvest Camp are located at Crabapple Community, Berrington Hall Housing Co-operative, Berrington, Shrewsbury, Shropshire, SY5 6HA, UK. Purchase your tickets here for the Summer Gathering and here for the Harvest Camp. Learn more about our catering options here.
Kids of all ages are welcome at our Summer Gathering, with organised activities during the day. Parents are responsible for their children at all times. Due to the nature of our events, we have wild sites in fields with areas that are off-limits. Children cannot roam the site unsupervised, and failure to comply may result in being asked to leave immediately. Attendees’ safety is a top priority, and we encourage parents to participate in their children’s activities.
We do not offer day tickets or on-site ticket purchases. We encourage attendees to participate in the entire weekend, allowing time to build relationships and fully engage with our workshops and activities.
Workshops do not require pre-registration and are included in the ticket price. Simply arrive at the start time for most workshops. Workshop providers will determine when their session is full. To secure your spot in popular sessions arrive early. Workshops operate on a first-come, first-served basis.
Dogs are welcome with responsible owners. You must purchase a Dog Ticket, which includes a returnable bond. Please review our Dog Ticket terms and conditions here.
Our sites are grassy fields that are muddy and uneven. A more accessible camping area is available close to the workshops. Please email us if we can support your attendance in any way. If you require a place in the accessible camping area, mention this to the gate steward for direction. Drive your car up to the rope line and camp beyond it. No cars are allowed beyond the rope line.
Upon entering the gate, a steward will direct you where to park. Proceed to the Baker’s Arms to check in and find your camping spot. Camping is separate from parking, but trolleys and wheelbarrows and helpful people are available.
We open at midday on Thursday and ask that you leave the site by 2pm on Monday. The gate is locked each night at 10 pm.
Camping is included in the ticket price, and you may arrive from Thursday onwards. Our sites are surrounded by mature trees and feature well-maintained composting toilets and clean drinking water points. They are often grassy fields that are muddy and uneven, please do not expect glamping. You may cook at your campsite using camping gas, or opt for fully catered weekend tickets. Camping is separate from parking, but trolleys, wheelbarrows, and helpful people are available for assistance. You cannot have your car next to your tent. There are no restrictions on tent or awning sizes. We keep our Gatherings small to maintain a friendly atmosphere.
If you receive Carer’s Allowance or can demonstrate that you are supporting another person’s attendance, limited Carer’s discounts are available for some of our events.
Car parking is included in the ticket price. Campervan tickets are required for those sleeping in their vehicle or caravan, which must be parked in the designated campervan area. No running of engines while stationary and no generators are allowed. Water and recycling points are available, but there are 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.
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.
We only accept payment through Paypal after booking through our website. You can pay with a debit card without creating an account. We use this method to simplify administration for multiple payment methods.
We hire chairs and tables from a catering company for our Summer Gathering. Chairs are available upon request from the cafe at any time.
Weekend ticket holders can sell grown, handmade (by you), second-hand, and up-cycled goods at our lunchtime market and car-booty. No imported or plastic goods are allowed. A few tables will be provided, or you can set up your own stall.
We accept applications from traders who have their own structures and offer free workshops aligned with our theme of learning practical skills. Goods must be handmade by you, second-hand, or compatible with our sustainability goals (no imported goods or plastic items). You can request donations for workshop material costs, but financial barriers should not prevent participation or taking creations home. If you believe your offering meets our criteria, email us a proposal with pictures of your structure, a full price list of your products, and details of the free workshops you are offering. While we do not charge a pitch fee, we appreciate a contribution if you make a profit.
Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org to be added to the list. Include your name, contact details (including approximate location), skills, interests, and any current first aid, hygiene, or DBS certificates. We offer a fully catered weekend ticket in return for 16 hours of pleasant work from Thursday to Monday. You must be able to arrive on Thursday.
After the workshops, high-quality bands will perform on the Green Dragon Solar Stage, followed by a late-night acoustic session by the fire. Enjoy real ale and cider from local breweries. A quiet camping area is available at the far end of the field from the music.
Our event features numerous talks and demonstrations covering various aspects of self-care. We provide a warm space for yoga sessions. We are currently looking for a massage therapist; please email email@example.com if you are interested.
All workshops are free, although some may request a donation towards materials. This is a pay-as-you-feel arrangement, and lack of funds should not be a barrier to participating or taking creations home. There are no hidden costs, and the ticket price includes booking fees, parking, camping, and access to all workshops and entertainment.