Join Us for Our Annual
End of Summer Party!
24-26th September.
Join Us for Our Annual End of Summer Party!
24-26th September.


You're invited to a weekend of epic adventures. Camping, courses, live music, films and talks. Great food, great beer and even better company.

Come to our not-for-profit festival run by Alpkit staff with all proceeds donated to the Alpkit Foundation.


Entertainment Lineup Announced!
Eat. Drink. Dance. Watch. Enjoy!
Entertainment Lineup Announced!
Eat. Drink. Dance. Watch. Enjoy!

Nights are for letting your hair down. Hang up your rucksack. Enjoy hot meals. And Great beer. Watch inspirational speakers and award winning adventure films. Then let the night's live music get your feet moving and your heart pumping.

We'll announce the entertainment lineup soon. Watch this space for details.

ADVENTURES BY DAY

Learn something new. Try out wild swimming.
Run with friends. Cycle the trails.
Hike with a guide. Master tarpology.
Forage for food. Explore the Peak District.
Have an adventure. Make amazing memories.
With so much to do at Big Shakeout, you're spoilt for choice.


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ENTERTAINMENT BY NIGHT

Dance the night away. Hear tales of adventure.
Warm by the fire. Enjoy a hot meal.
Escape with a film.
Have a sing-along around the campfire.
Pour yourself a pint. Catch up with friends.
Nights at Big Shakeout festival are just simply unforgettable.


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ADVENTURES BY DAY

Learn something new. Try out wild swimming.
Run with friends. Cycle the trails.
Hike with a guide. Master tarpology.
Forage for food. Explore the Peak District.
Have an adventure. Make amazing memories.
With so much to do at Big Shakeout, you're spoilt for choice.


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ENTERTAINMENT BY NIGHT

Dance the night away. Hear tales of adventure.
Warm by the fire. Enjoy a hot meal.
Escape with a film.
Have a sing-along around the campfire.
Pour yourself a pint. Catch up with friends.
Nights at Big Shakeout festival are just simply unforgettable.


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School of Adventure
The best days of your life!
School of Adventure
The best days of your life!

Daytime is for adventure. The best instructors. Best guides. Best inspirationalists. All in one place. Try something new, hone your skills or simply do more and do it better.

Book Your School of Adventure Activities!
Book Your School of Adventure Activities!

These sessions give you a great set of core skills to work on. SofA courses for 2021 are still being confirmed. Here are just a few of our favourites...

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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ACCOMMODATION

Camping is included in your weekend ticket but you can add some luxury with onsite accommodation!
If your tent has 4 wheels and an engine, you'll need a Campervan Pass.
Book a Teepee if you want to be really close to the action.
Limited rooms available in the Lodge Bunkhouse.

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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.

Site Rules

  • We will operate the site in accordance with the latest government Covid guidelines.
  • No animals on-site except for registered guide dogs.
  • No fires, including Chinese lanterns, flying lanterns, flares, and fireworks.
  • BBQs must be raised from the ground and used outside your tent.
  • Noise must be kept to a minimum after 10pm in family and quiet areas.
  • Use toilets and urinals provided, do not pollute the streams, ponds, and hedges.
  • All litter must be put in litter and recycling points provided.
  • Do not bring prohibited items onto the site.
  • To protect your own safety and that of other guests, please act responsibly at all times.
  • As of 2007, smoking is not permitted in enclosed public spaces or buildings. Alpkit will provide a designated smoking area at the event.

Prohibited items include, but are not restricted to: Glass bottles, naked flames, drugs/illegal substances, guns, crossbows, generators, fireworks, chinese/flying lanterns, flares

Terms and Conditions

  • The artist and performer line-up and all billed attractions are subject to change at any time without notice.
  • Alpkit and Thornbridge Outdoors reserve the right to refuse admission in any circumstances to ensure the security, safety and comfort of all guests.
  • Alpkit and Thornbridge Outdoors may refuse entry to ticket holders who attempt to enter the site with prohibited items.
  • Activities at the Big Shakeout may be photographed and/or filmed over the course of the weekend to be used for marketing by Alpkit and Thornbridge Outdoors. By participating, you consent to the publication of this material with no compensation for such use.
  • Admission is at the ticket holder’s own risk. Alpkit and Thornbridge Outdoors will not be held liable for any loss, injuries or damages sustained at the event, including damage, theft or losses to property and motor vehicles, if the cause is due to the negligence of the Ticket Holder or the actions of other patrons or third parties.
  • Any items which the organisers consider may be used in an illegal or offensive manner shall be confiscated. Persons suspected of carrying out illegal and/or offensive activities on site may face eviction from the site.
  • Alpkit Ltd does not offer refunds in the event of lost or stolen tickets.

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.