Join the Insect Circus or Monsters from the Deep at Elderflower Fields 2019

Join the Insect Circus or Monsters from the Deep at Elderflower Fields 2019

Elderflower Fields invites you to escape to an enchanting Sussex wilderness and explore your wild side this May. A weekend of discovery, activity and family adventure in an idyllic countryside location, now in its eighth year, Elderflower is one of the leading family festivals in the UK.

Explore a wealth of activities, the delights of nature, and discover some of the finest local food and drink around. Seven unique areas, each with their own focus and atmosphere, offer inspiration through sports, the arts, cooking, science, nature, well-being, spoken word and an array of music and performance across three venues.

Relax in the woodland spa or try some early morning yoga or a wood-fired hot tub before joining the day’s fun. Slack-lining, pond dipping, mountain boarding, kayaking, bat detecting or simply explore this unique environment and enjoy the finest local food and drink. Elderflower Fields offers a rare chance for children to be free and for imaginations to run wild.

Join the adventure!

Confirmed performers and actvities for 2019 – more to follow.


Watch the Elderflower Fields highlights video


Elderflower Fields is a small, independent festival created in 2012 by a team of friends under the So Sussex umbrella. Set within stunning private grounds and a magical woodland in the Ashdown Forest, Pippingford Park also hosts So Sussex’s second family festival, Into The Trees. Watch the highlights.

So Sussex offers people a range of enjoyable, educational and fun outdoor experiences in the great outdoors to develop their understanding and appreciation of the local environment. Working in partnership with like-minded organisations and a range of wonderfully talented, enthusiastic and professional individuals, the team deliver amazing outdoor experiences including the successful Schools Without Walls programme. Elderflower Fields and Into The Trees are the first two So Sussex festivals encouraging kids and their families to spend more time outdoors. In 2020 the So Sussex calendar grows with a chance for families in The Midlands to experience the Elderflower Fields magic and there are more exciting plans underway.

Since creating Elderflower Fields, the ambition has been to create a wealth of great activities for children and families to take part in with organisations who love what they do and can inspire people beyond the festival. In 2019 the festival will welcome around 5000 guests to join the wild adventure, with more entertainment and activities on offer than ever before.

‘Elderflower Fields has raised the bar for what I now want out of a family festival’

‘Absolutely magical. I am an avid festival goer and this was just fantastic. It felt like a very safe festival and truly created with children in mind, but still a very lovely experience for the grown-ups too’

‘Elderflower Fields – Best family festival for trying something new’

‘Such a brilliant festival! So much for the kids to do.

The sports and arts camps are great for the kids and give parents a break. They also loved the high

rope climbing and swinging on the ropes in the trees. The Sunday picnic, also included in the price, was delicious and there was plenty! I love that it’s not too crowded. So friendly’

‘Second year attending this amazing event and once again exceeded all expectations. The children had an absolute blast! In their words;  ‘the best weekend ever and this year was even better!’

‘Fantastic weekend. Our first camping experience as a family and we all loved it. Wonderful

adventures in the wild! Will be back next year to make more memories’

‘What an amazing, extremely well run, family-friendly festival in the Sussex countryside. We had a

great time and have already booked again!! It’s like a mini, family-friendly Glastonbury – music was great and we loved the green, woodland setting. Our kids thoroughly enjoyed the woodland and nature bits as well as the science tent and rock climbing’