Big Shakeout is having a fallow year
Join Us for Our Annual End of Summer Party!
24-26th September.


We can't wait to see you for our end of summer party in 2023.


Big Love for the Big Shakeout!


"With loads going on for families and adventurers of all ages, The Big Shakeout is a great weekend. Don’t forget to allow a bit of time to soak up the vibe and chill out with like-minded folk, as well as making the most of all the great activities and new skills you can learn... A lovely event." - Rob Slade, Wired for Adventure.

"With loads going on for families and adventurers of all ages, The Big Shakeout is a great weekend... A lovely event." - Rob Slade, Wired for Adventure.

"We absolutely love living in the Peak District with all the outdoor adventures and stunning family walks on our doorstep... But for those families who live in towns and cities who want to cram as much outdoor adventure into a weekend as possible, Alpkit’s Big Shakeout Festival is a must." - The TraveLynn Family.

"...for those families who live in towns and cities who want to cram as much outdoor adventure into a weekend as possible, Alpkit’s Big Shakeout Festival is a must." - The TraveLynn Family.

On-Site Activities
So much to do. So little time!
On-Site Activities
So much to do. So little time!

At Big Shakeout, adventure really is on the doorstep.

Makers Creative

Make yourself a Big Shakeout souvenir

Climbing Tower

Test your abilities in free 1 hour sessions

Craft Tent

Enjoy for arts and crafts for parents and children

Edale MRT Drop-In

Stop by for all your mountain safety advice

Food & Drink
Refuel. Refill. And Go!
Food and Drink
Refuel. Refill. And Go!

Good food. Great drink. It's worth savouring. Give your stove the day off and have a hearty meal made for you.

FREE TEA & COFFEE

ALPKITCHEN CAFE

THE FOUNDATION BAR

STREET FOOD

YOUR WEEKEND TICKET GETS YOU:

✔ Individual, Family or Friends weekend entry
✔ 2 Nights camping at Thornbridge Outdoors
✔ Free festival t-shirt (and mug for adults)
✔ Adventure films, inspirational talks and lectures
✔ Heaps of on-site activities
✔ Free tea and coffee. All. Weekend. Long!


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EXTRAS TO BOOK LATER:

Weekend parking pass
Campervan pass for sleep-in vehicles
School of Adventure courses
Some extra comfort with onsite accommodation
Breakfast, lunch and dinners
Drinks (other than tap water)


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WHAT'S INCLUDED:

✔ Individual, Family or Friends weekend entry
✔ 2 Nights camping at Thornbridge Outdoors
✔ Free festival t-shirt (and mug for adults)
✔ Adventure films, inspirational talks and lectures
✔ Heaps of on-site activities
✔ Free tea and coffee. All. Weekend. Long!


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WHAT'S NOT INCLUDED:

Weekend parking pass
Campervan, caravan or motorhome pass
School of Adventure courses
Some extra comfort with onsite accommodation
Breakfast, lunch and dinners
Drinks (other than tap water)


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Watch Adventure in Action

When did you fall in love with playing outside?

It's something that stays with you. Something to be celebrated.

And it's what fuels the Big Shakeout.

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LOCATION: Thornbridge Outdoors

The Peak District. Known for its world class rock climbing. Mountain biking. Caves. And endless walking trails. All within a 20 minute radius from The Big Shakeout.

FAQ's

What about Covid?
The Big Shakeout will operate in line with the latest government restrictions.
Where is the Big Shakeout?
The Big Shakeout takes place at Thornbridge Outdoors near Great Longstone in the Peak District.
Can I bring my pets?
Sorry no. Pets are not allowed on site.
Can I book on an AKF School of Adventure activity without a weekend pass?
No. You must have a valid Big Shakeout weekend ticket to participate in any School of Adventure Activities. Any orders for activities without a Big Shakeout weekend ticket will be cancelled and refunded.
Will School of Adventure activities still go on if the weather is bad?
We will do everything we can to make sure your chosen activity goes ahead, however in some circumstances a course may have to be cancelled due to weather or lack of numbers. In these cases we will either offer you a place on an alternative activity or refund.
When will I receive my tickets?
You will receive an email confirmation with an order reference number upon completing your order. Your order number is your unique reference number, bring it along with you and present it at registration. You will need your order reference number to register on arrival.
What disabled facilities are there?
There are no dedicated disabled weekend activity tickets, however some activities may be suitable with additional instruction. Please contact us with your requirements to see how we can tailor the experiences accordingly.
Is there any parking, and what if I am in a camper van?
Tickets will be available for on-site parking. If you are in a campervan, please buy a campervan ticket for the Big Shakeout festival, there will be a designated campervan space available for you. If the ground is unsuitable due to conditions, parking will be along the public road.
Can I make a group booking?
We do not reserve tickets for group bookings. Everyone in your group needs to register and purchase tickets in the same way as anybody else buying tickets.
What about under 18s?
Under 18 yearolds must be accompanied by a ticket-holding adult. Proof of age / photo ID may be required for entry.
What about refunds/cancellations/exchanges?
We cannot give refunds unless the event is cancelled or substantially altered. Tickets cannot be transferred to another name.
Can I get a day ticket?
This is a weekend event no day or evening tickets are available for purchase.