RAINFORD PICNIC in the PARK – faq’S
Where is the Festival?
The festival is taking place on Rainford Ranger’s football fields on Saturday 2nd June 2018. Entrance is behind the car park facing the Village Hall and is sign posted from Church Road.
How do we get there?
Rainford is located off the A570 Rainford Bypass. Rainford Junction train station is approximately 1 mile from the venue. There are regular bus services form St. Helens and Ormskirk into the village centre.
Where CAN I stay?
There are two campsites available at Rainford Junction, which is approximately 1 mile from the venue. To book call:
Rainford Junction Pub – 01744 886828 http://junctionpubrainford.co.uk/
Bridge Farm – 01744 882524 http://bridgefarmrainford.co.uk/
Where CAN I park if visiting for the day?
There is no parking at the venue at all. Patrons are encouraged to walk down if they live locally, or to park cars at families or friends’ houses within the village.
CAN I BRING MY GAZEBO ETC. DOWN BEFORE THE EVENT?
YES! The site is open on the morning of the festival between 08:00 and 10:30. In this time patrons can bring down their gazebos, tables and chairs etc. in preparation for the day.
What does the festival site look like and how accessible is it?
The Festival is located on a green field site with all the venues just a brief walk apart linked by covered and carpeted boardwalks. Unlike many festivals, you shouldn’t encounter too much mud.
We have easily accessible drop-off points and a disabled car park for blue badge holders on site.
How is the festival ticketed?
You can buy tickets online at https://rainfordfestival.co.uk/ alternatively you can call into PT Kitchens on Ormskirk Road in Rainford.
How much does it cost?
Tickets are £20 for patrons aged 12 and over. There are a limited number of child free places (11 and under) for early birds.
WHAT ABOUT GAZEBOS?
Gazebo pitches must be purchased at PT Kitchens on Ormskirk Road Rainford. There must be a minimum of 6 patrons per gazebo. Gazebo pitches cost an additional £10 and there are a limited number available. Please note you must provide your own gazebo and it cannot be bigger than 12ft.
Who are beneficiaries of the rainford festival?
The festival is organised by volunteers from Rainford Rangers Football Club, 1st Rainford Boys’ Brigade and Girls’ Association, Rainford Tennis Club and Rainford Cricket Club. Each club is raising money so they can exist within the community of Rainford and provide people of all ages with opportunities to thrive.
Last year was our first year and it is safe to say it was enjoyed by all. It was lovely to see a genuine mix of people and families aged 0-90 all having a great time.
Is it good for families?
YES! It’s ideal for families. As well as the live entertainment there will be a selection of stalls and activities to keep everyone happy for the whole day, from face painting to bouncy castles! All patrons under the age of 18 must be accompanied by a responsible adult.
What’s the safety policy for kids?
Children aged 18 years and under must be accompanied at all times by a parent or guardian, during the event, and tickets are only sold according to this principle too.
The Lost Child Point is located in the St John’s Ambulance First Aid tent which is clearly signposted.
Can I bring my dog on site?
No. No pets are allowed at the event.
WHAT ABOUT DISABLED ACCESS?
There are drop off points close to the venue entrance and full wheelchair access is available (although it might be a little muddy depending on the weather). There will be a portable disabled toilet on site too.
IS THERE ANYTHING I CANNOT BRING?
Aside from the obvious illegal stuff, we are a strict ‘no glass’ event. Please see the terms and conditions on the website. Glass is only permitted in spectacles, sunglasses, watch faces and medicines.
No sharp objects or items will be allowed on site. Therefore, please ensure you only bring plastic cutlery to use on the day.