Travel & Arrival

Woodlands Festival will take place from the 7th - 9th June at Elm Wood off  
Risden Lane in Hawkhurst, Cranbrook, KENT, TN18 5DU

BY CAR: Located down Risden Lane off the A268 Rye Road
or off the B2244, down Conghurst Lane

SAT NAV: TN18 5DU & follow the signs

BY TRAIN: The closest railway station is Etchingham on the Hastings Line & pre-booked taxis can be arranged through T&S Cars 01580 851000 or Ivy Cars 07754 239163  

FOR MORE ROUTES: Please see http://www.travelinesoutheast.org.uk



Friday 7th – The festival site & campsites (both general camping & glamping) are open from 4pm with last entry at 10pm. The festival site is open through to midnight.
Saturday 8th – The festival site is open to weekend campers from 8am & to day ticket holders from 10am & closes at 1am.
Sunday 9th – The festival site is open to weekend campers from 8am & to day ticket holders from 10am & closes at 4pm.



There is one general campsite with plenty of space for groups to camp together & kids to run around.  We aim to site all families together at one end, leaving the other end for friends, groups & couples.                                       (Please be considerate to your fellow campers in regards to space used & noise levels, especially at night).   

If you are arriving by car, you must leave it in the car park. The car park is only a few minutes walk to the campsite.  Cars will not be allowed into the campsite, so come prepared with a trolley or helpers or both if you have a lot of gear! On arrival at the Ticket Office, you will be directed to the campsite.

We would prefer that food is not brought into the festival as we would like to support the fantastic local traders that will be there, however we understand that feeding little ones can be tricky sometimes.  So if you do, please ensure that no glass is brought in & if you're cooking, you must use the designated 'Cooking Area' in the campsite for the safety of little & big people running around.

NO alcohol or glass of any kind is to be brought into the festival or campsites (baby food must be decanted into plastic) 

Random searches will be carried out on arrival to ensure everyones safety & security.

Drinking / washing up water will be available free of charge from a dedicated tap next to the shower block in the general campsite. Please bring your own drinking bottles & washing up bucket.



To make your festival weekend even more relaxing, we’re bringing back Tent2Hire
All you have to do is click on the link below, select your tent size, what you would like included & you’re done!  Tent2Hire will not only deliver your tent & all the kit you need, they’ll also put it up for you prior to your arrival & take it down for you at the end!  So all you have to do is wake up on Sunday, have an amazing last day & then head home… no packing up & trying to get it all back in the car!  And best of all, there’s no unpacking & sorting at the other end!
Tent2Hire tents will be erected in the General Campsite, so just purchase your WEEKEND festival tickets & then click on the link below for the rest!

Toilets & Showers

There are toilets situated in the campsite, as well as around the site.          The location of these will be marked on the festival map in your program. If you notice over the weekend that they’ve run out of loo paper or are getting a bit grubby, please let a member of the festival team know.

There will also be hot showers available!  The location of these will be marked on your map as well.  We expect them to get busy, especially in the mornings, so if you hate queuing, we suggest a sneaky mid-morning or afternoon wash. Either that or just stay dirty for a few days… we won’t tell!


Cooking & Fires

Cooking is only permitted from the designated 'Cooking Area' in the general campsite or on raised up gas cookers in the Glamping Village.

Unfortunately open camp fires are not permitted anywhere, in either the campsite or glampsite. The same goes for candles & paper or Chinese lanterns, so please leave these at home.  

However we know that camping wouldn’t be camping without a campfire, so we will be running a large communal campfire on the main festival site, where you can warm up, toast marshmallows, listen to the live music or sing a few of your own if the mood takes you…



The Glamping Village is set apart from the general campsite, in a lovely spot overlooking the festival site.

It’s a 5-minute walk from the car park & on arrival at the Ticket Office, someone will escort you to your tent.

The ‘glampsite’ will be open from 4pm on Friday 7th June, with last entry at 10pm.  If you are arriving on Saturday 8th, access will be from 10am.
And to make your glamping experience that little bit more comfortable, you will have your own posh loos & hot shower facilities… that should make for happy campers!

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A staple classic amongst boutique campers in the know…  Bell tents sleep 2 - 6 people comfortably, providing enough headroom to stand & move about freely.  Perfect for a couple, friends or a family.



(NB.Prices do not include your WEEKEND festival tickets which must be purchased separately through our website).


Who we are

Woodlands Festival was conceived by husband & wife team, Chris & Rachel.
"We wanted to create something special that all our friends, families & the like-minded could come to… those with kids & those without; but most importantly, we wanted to give something back.
Our families have been touched by dementia & cancer, as have many families we know.  So, as part of the festival we will be raising awareness & funds for Alzheimer's Society & Macmillan Cancer Support.  We hope that these charities can benefit from our little festival, helping them to continue doing the incredibly challenging & valuable work they do.

Life makes huge demands on our time these days but we still like to get together, hang out, listen to good music & enjoy fantastic food & drinks, all in a beautiful setting & for a great cause…

And from this, Woodlands Festival was born."


Alzheimer’s Society work tirelessly to find new treatments &, ultimately, a cure for dementia. They provide expert information, training & support services to those who need their help.  They are creating a more dementia friendly society so people with the condition can live without fear & prejudice.

By 2021, 1 million people will be living with dementia. But dementia won’t win. Until the day a cure is found, Alzheimer’s Society will be there for anyone affected by dementia - wherever they are, whatever they are going through.  Everything they do is informed by & inspired by them.

Let’s take on dementia together. Volunteer. Donate. Campaign for change. Whatever you do, unite with us against dementia.


Macmillan Cancer Support are there to help people living with cancer get on with their lives, no matter what. They can provide the practical, emotional, and genuinely personal support needed so they’re able to hold on to who they are and what’s important to them.  

They can be there during treatment, help with work and money worries and they’ll always listen if you just need to talk.

They’ve helped millions of people through cancer and will continue to do so.

Life with cancer is still life – & they help people live it.