Posted: 30.04.21 at 12:53 by Tim Lethaby
Booking for the one-year only family-friendly campsite on the site of the Glastonbury Festival, opens tomorrow (May 1).
With no festival taking place on Worthy Farm in Pilton for a second consecutive year in 2021, organisers Michael and Emily Eavis are inviting campers, for one year only, to experience the farm in a way they have never been able to before.
Over the school holidays, Worthy Farm will become Worthy Pastures – a tranquil, family-friendly campsite which will welcome guests to get back to basics in nature, with a range of pre-erected, unfurnished bell tents and scout tents available to hire for three, four and five-night stays. Head over to worthypastures.com for all the info.
Bookings for short breaks will open at 10am on Saturday May 1, via Seetickets.com.
Worthy Pastures will be set up sympathetically to reflect the rural, farming activities of the existing site, as well as capturing the essence of the Glastonbury Festival with its familiar style of signage, painted bins and décor.
This pre-erected campsite will provide a pastoral escape, featuring well-spaced tents, spread across Worthy Farm, with a central village green at Williams Green, hosting the best of local food traders selected by the Glastonbury Festival markets team, along with speciality coffees, a campsite bar and village store selling local produce and freshly baked bread.
Family Festival-favourites the Kidz’ Field Pink Castle and Green Kids Cadmus Ship will be available to enjoy, while the Pyramid field will be open for picnics, bike rides and generally enjoying the natural surroundings in the Vale of Avalon, close to Glastonbury Tor and all of Somerset’s attractions.
Intrepid explorers are welcome to roam the farm to find the Dragon, sheltering in the shade of its pond, with the Stone Circle providing the perfect spot to watch the sun rise or set.
Festival fans will also recognise some familiar sights among the site décor, which will have a distinct festival flavour, delivered with a family-friendly audience in mind.
Showers and property lock-up facilities will be available on-site, and Glastonbury’s three main supported causes, Oxfam, Greenpeace and WaterAid will have a presence at the campsite, with a shared focus on tackling climate change. A programme of additional activities will be published on a weekly basis as campers arrive.
A spokesperson for the festival said: "Please note that Worthy Pastures is not a party venue - there will not be any live music, sound systems will not be allowed and a noise curfew will be in place after 11pm.
"Instead, come for nature, fresh air, calm and tranquillity. With a focus on providing a safe, comfortable and relaxed environment, Worthy Pastures will provide the perfect base camp for a break exploring everything Somerset has to offer, and our information team in partnership with Visit Somerset will be happy to help with recommendations of local attractions, days out and activities for all ages.
"After what has been a challenging year for so many, we’re so pleased to be able to provide the opportunity for our crew to do what they do best, and we can’t wait to welcome our first guests back on to the farm. It will be a much-needed boost to morale all round."