A lot of people don’t know what to expect from the Treehouse Festival, and we don’t blame them. To make packing for the unexpected a little easier, we’ve compiled this short checklist of things you should probably bring along:
Things for Sleeping – a roll mat, a sleeping bag and a tent (or caravan, campervan etc).
Things to Get Muddy – we’re not a muddy festival, but don’t bring your best clothes either. BRING WELLIES.
Things to Get Swamped – if workshops include cob walling, this is EXTREMELY messy (and fun because of it), come dressed for becoming a swamp monster.
Things to Deal With the Sun — ‘it’s always sunny in Brandon Parva’, so bring suntan lotion and a hat (we import our weather from the Mediterranean).
Lateral flow test – a bit less interesting than the others, but if you wish to go off-site and come back again and you have not been double vaccinated, you’ll need to show a negative lateral flow test. You can get these from the NHS website or from a local pharmacy.
What not to bring – PLASTIC! The dream is that the festival will be Nil-to-Fil – meaning zero to landfill. Please do not bring any plastic food packaging. If you do, please make sure you take it away with you. Like many festivals, we have to be careful with glass as well; the farm is used by horses for the rest of the year and we don’t want them to hurt their feet. We recommend bringing one glass (wine?) bottle that you use for water and ensure that it’s kept safe and reused! You also don’t need things to eat with! We supply all the plates and stuff for you, just to make it a bit simpler.
In 2019 the Festival created 2.5 wheelie bins of landfill rubbish for 90 people over 1 week. Lets do even better this year.