Frequently Asked Questions
When Is Space to Emerge?
Space to Emerge runs from the 4th to the 7th May 2018
Where is Space to Emerge held?
Space to Emerge is held in a 60 acre bluebell woodland overlooking Lake Windermere, close to the towns of Ulverston and Windermere in Cumbria.
The woodland site is called Fellfoot Wood, and the address is Newby Bridge, Ulverston, Cumbria, LA12 8NN.
I am interested in being a part of the Space to Emerge team and join you on a Working Ticket. How does this work?
There are three kinds of Working Tickets, which in exchange for your time gives you a free weekend camping pass and access to all workshops and activities.
If you would like to be a member of our behind-the-scenes Crew, we just ask for 3-hours work per day on Saturday, Sunday and Monday, and 5-hours to help set up on the Friday. Crew members activities include helping set up and strip down at the beginning and end of the weekend, manning the Information Desk and looking after the central Glade area during the evenings.
We also have a limited number of Healer Working Tickets.
All of the Workshop Facilitator Tickets are now taken.
If you are interested in being a part of our Team then please get in touch with us via firstname.lastname@example.org.
Are Day Tickets available?
Yes, this year it is possible to come for just one day, and Day Tickets cost £60 for adults and £15 for children. You can book these on the 'Tickets' page.
How do I find my way to the event?
You can travel to us by car or public transport.
By car: Space to Emerge is held in the Lake District, at Fellfoot Wood, which is in Newby Bridge, 15 minutes south of Windermere. Click here for written directions by car.
By public transport:
The nearest train station to Space to Emerge is Windermere, which is 8 miles away.
The Number 6 bus runs directly from Windermere to Fellfoot Park and stops right next to the Space to Emerge entrance. the journey time is around 30 minutes.
At the time of writing this web page, there are three buses per day, at 11.05am, 1.35pm and 5.50pm from Windermere to Fellfoot Park at Newby Bridge. For the return journey there are two buses a day from Fellfoot Park at 1.02pm and 5.02pm. It's best to call closer to the time to check if there have been any monitor changes to the time table. Click here for more information and for the bus timetable telephone number.
You can book a taxi to take you from Windermere train station to Fellfoot Wood. The cost will be around £22 for a one-way journey. The journey time is around 20 minutes. Here are some local taxis firms:
Lakes Village Taxis: 01539 444055
Ambleside Taxis: 015394 88285
Windermere Taxis: 015394 42355
What are the arrival and departure times?
The gates open at 2pm on Friday 4th May. Registration is from 2pm on the Friday until 10pm.
When you arrive you will drive through the wood yard and up the hill. Park in the car park and walk up to the registration area where you will be given your map and programme. If you are camping over the weekend then you will also be given information on where you can camp.
If you are staying off-site the gates close at 11pm on Friday. They then open again at 8am on Saturday morning until 11pm Saturday evening. On Sunday they open again at 8am and the closing ceremony ends around 4.30pm.
Where can I stay overnight?
- A caravan park (without toilet block) 5 minutes away in Newby Bridge, Valley End caravan and camp site at fiddler hall Newby Bridge Grange over Sands.LA12 8NQ Phone 01539531725
- A caravan park (with toilet) in Ulverston, 20 minutes away from us. It is The Bardsea Leisure Park
If you would like to stay onsite then you need a weekend residential ticket. You have a few options on how you can sleep overnight on-site. You can:
- Camp in your tent or campervan
Stay in a Wild Wood Lodge- fully booked
Please follow the link to each option for further information.
Can I bring my motorhome/caravan?
The site is on a steep hill rising up from Lake Windermere. We can guarantee small campervans will be able to access the site, however larger vehicles may have trouble driving up the track.
It isn't the height & width of the vehicle so much as the ground clearance in relation to the length of wheelbase and whether there is a low slung tow bar or low hung exhaust. Large commercial vehicles can access the site depending on overall ground clearance in relation to length of wheelbase as above. We took photos of vans which have made it up the track at past events, so these might help you gauge whether yours will be OK. Click here to view them. This is the best we can do to advise you. If you are in any doubt you could always take a trip up before hand and try it out - people have done this in the past. Please contact the site owner Barry at email@example.com, 01539 531014.
When will the workshops and activities run?
They will run across the weekend, starting at 4pm on Friday and finishing by 4pm on Monday.
You will receive a full programme for the weekend when you arrive at the check in desk.
How will I receive my ticket?
When you book your name will be added to a list and all you need to do is come to the reception desk when you arrive and say your name and we will check you off our list and give you a stamp to allow you access to the event for the whole weekend.
What if I buy a ticket but cannot come?
Tickets non-refundable. If you can find someone to transfer your ticket too then you are very welcome to do so - we just need their details so we can update our Register.
If you think for any reason there is a chance that you might not be able to come, or transfer your ticket to someone else, we recommend you take out insurance to cover the cost of your ticket if you find your circumstances change and you can no longer attend.
Can children come along?
Yes absolutely! We have a limited number of children's tickets available, and this year we are providing a full programme of dedicated children's activities, as well as the usual opportunity to take part in a number of the other activities such as dance, singing, drumming and crafting, and the opening and closing ceremonies and the evening entertainment. There is also 60 acres of woodland for them to play in!
You can see the child specific activities we have planned by visiting our 'Programme' page and scrolling to half way down the page.
To qualify for a Child Ticket, 'Children' must be between 0 and 16 years of age.
Children must be supervised at all times.
Are dogs allowed?
The site owner places a restriction on the number of dogs we are allowed, and they must be well behaved dogs. The charge for dogs is the same as for children.
If you would like to bring your dog, you will need to purchase a Child Ticket(!), and send us an email to let us know so we can keep an eye on numbers to make sure we don't exceed our limit.
What about food and drink?
You can choose to bring all your own food, or this year we are delighted to say that we also have two caterers who between them offer food to meet all different dietary requirements, as well as hot drinks.
Feed of the Sun is a vegan specialist bringing wholesome and hearty,home cooked food, with a passion for fusion,flavours and plant based, gluten free whole-food. We also have the delicious Gourmet Burger Company who will furnish us with beef burgers, egg and bacon butties and sausage stir fries. All their meat is ethically sourced.
Should you wish to pop out and buy supplies, there is a basic shop nearby just over a mile away, and Ulverston and Windermere are just a 20 minute drive away, both with ample restaurants and each with a supermarket.
You can buy bottled water at low cost from us at our Information Desk as there is no drinking water on site.
On the Friday evening we have a bring-and-share supper, so if you would like to be a part of this then please bring a dish to share. There will be vegans, vegetarians, celiacs and paleo diets to cater for, so just bring along something that you would enjoy eating and that overall all dietary requirements should be covered. All we ask is that if you are bringing eggs and meat, that the eggs are from free range chickens and the meat is from animals which are outdoor reared.
Alcohol is permitted on-site.
How many people come to the event?
We have just 160 tickets for sale, and around 200 people once we take into account all the people on working tickets who help run workshops, provide healing and work in our crew team.
This is my first time at Space to Emerge
Welcome! We will help you settle in to the weekend. There will be a site orientation tour late on Friday afternoon, and we have a reception area where you can go through the weekend to ask any questions from the team.
I am coming alone. Have you made any provisions for lone campers?
It is really common for people to come to Space to Emerge on their own, and we would say that you are most certainly not in the minority - probably around 25% of participants come on their own. It is all part of growing into our path, and initially we do find that we can't persuade our friends to come on these kinds of adventures with us. So coming to events like Space to Emerge is an opportunity to meet like minded people and make new friends!
So we have made provisions to help you settle and feel as comfortable as you can as quickly as you can.
We have a reserved camping area for people who are coming to this event alone and would like to camp with other lone campers. This isn't a requirement if you come on your own - you can choose to camp anywhere in the woodland, but it is an option for you if you want to camp with others who have come on their own.
Please ask about this when you come to check-in.
During the Opening Ceremony we have an activity where you can begin to meet people. Also there are lots of opportunities to chat to people through the different workshops throughout the weekend. We work really hard on inclusion, and helping people settle in, because so many people do come on their own. They are not on their own for long though!
What happens if it rains?
Fellfoot Wood is a great wet weather site. It is well drained and not muddy.
Most of the workshops will take place indoors, either in the large barn, or in marque style workshop tents, so there will be no need to get wet, unless you want to!
What shall I bring with me?
We will send you a full packing list in the run up to help you plan for your weekend and make sure you bring everything that you need.
What other provisions do you have for campers?
There is a shop on site where you can buy basic camping equipment such as gas stoves and camping gas. This is open at certain times during the day. Please ask at the Information Desk.
We would also like to make you aware that photo and video footage are captured at our Space to Emerge events in order to help us promote future events.