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A Non-Profit, Zero to Landfill Festival

The Big Shakeout grew from our love of the outdoors. And we have a passion for making our outdoor spaces accessible to everyone. So all proceeds from the Big Shakeout go to the Alpkit Foundation to help make this a reality.

All our waste and rubbish is handled by Peak Waste Recylcing with zero going to landfill. All waste gets hand sorted after the event at their own Material Recycling Facility.

Please make full use of the bins and skips provided on the Big Shakeout site to ensure as much as possible gets recycled.

Site Rules

Big Shakeout weekend is great fun, but there are a few rules we ask everyone to abide by so that everyone can enjoy themselves safely.

- Sorry no pets.
- No fires, but BBQs are allowed if raised from the ground and used outside your tent.
- Noise to be kept to a minimum after 10pm in the quiet and family areas.


Thornbridge Outdoors provides an atmospheric and secluded location to base your weekend of adventure. It's ideally situated for running, walking, climbing, swimming and riding in the Peak District. On site facilities include hot showers, serviced toilets, a washing up area and water points.
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Thornbridge Outdoors,
Great Longstone,
DE45 1NY

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Frequently Asked Questions

If you require more information about the Big Shakeout Festival, please get in touch.

What about Covid?

The Big Shakeout will operate in line with the latest government restrictions.

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.

Can I bring my pets?

Sorry no. Pets are not allowed on site.

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.

Can I get a day ticket?

This is a weekend event, no day or evening tickets are available for purchase.

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 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.

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.

What about under 18s?

Under 18 year olds must be accompanied by a ticket-holding adult. Proof of age / photo ID may be required for entry.

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Terms & Conditions

1. No pets on site.
2. The artist and performer line-up and all billed attractions may be subject to change at any time without notice.
3. Alpkit/Thornbridge Outdoors reserves the right to refuse admission in any circumstances, to provide security, safety and comfort of all guests. They may refuse entry to ticket holders who attempt to enter the site with prohibited items.
4. Prohibited items include, but are not restricted to: Glass Bottles, Animals, BBQs/Naked Flames, Drugs/Illegal Substances, Guns, Crossbows, Generators, Fireworks, Chinese/Flying Lanterns, Flares
5. 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.
6. 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.