Reviews of Weyfest
Imagine, a music festival without mud, where people open gates for you, say “excuse me” and move aside to let you to the bar. The tantalising aromas of great food mix with the nostalgic smell of steam from the resident railway, conjuring up memories of a bygone industrial age. Both young and old come to share new music experiences, together.
The sound of live music is everywhere whilst you wander through a fascinating museum dedicated to life in Rural England. Fans laugh, smile and nod to each other with a familiarity gained only from their mutual annual pilgrimage.
Sound too good? Not so. That’s Weyfest.
Weyfest is more like a mini-holiday than a music festival. It is a stress-free weekend in the country, with over 30 hours of the finest music from 4 stages, camping, posh loos, friendly staff and plenty to occupy the kids with music-, drama- and creative arts workshops; train rides; the popular Sci-Fi Zone and Outdoor Laser Combat and the many attractions offered by the venue itself - The Rural Life Centre, Tilford, set in the outstanding natural beauty of the Surrey Hills.
There is a fabulous selection of great food available from the in-house café and the plentiful food stalls; a wonderfully stocked bar at pub prices; a fascinating museum and the friendliest staff and audience you will ever encounter at a festival.
The venue itself is a major reason for Weyfest’s increasing popularity. The Rural Life Centre is a working museum, littered with artefacts of past country life and craft displays throughout the venue. A working light railway runs both steam and diesel trains around the perimeter of the venue and because the venue is so compact everything is within easy reach. No trudging for miles from the car park or campsite, no long walks between stages ... and no major journey to reach the excellent food and bars.
Disabled Access Information
Are there any concessions for the disabled?
Weyfest assume that, whereas the disabled person might want to come to the festival, the carer may not and so they give the carer pass free. Weyfest do not send out carer tickets. The disabled person must buy a ticket as normal and on arrival at the festival ticket desk they must present proof of disability if asked. This must be in the form of eligibility for disabled living allowance (DLA), a disabled railcard or disabled parking badge. They will then be given a free carer pass. This is limited to festival entry only and does not include camping or campervan passes.
Are there any disabled parking and disabled camping facilities?
For those that are not camping there is a disabled parking area adjacent to the festival entrance. On arrival please let the stewards know that you are disabled and they will direct you to the parking area. If you are camping, there is a separate disabled parking and camping area adjacent to the exit of the campsite. There are also disabled toilets in this area.
How accessible is the site for the disabled?
Almost all the site has good disabled access including the arboretum. Disabled toilet facilities are available for the festival and disabled campers will be situated close to disabled toilets on the campsite.
Is there a separate viewing area for the disabled?
There are raised viewing areas for the disabled at the main stage locations
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