Elderflower Fields was born in 2012 out of a desire to create a new festival in Sussex which started with families and kids first, and then built the rest of the weekend around them. In our first year we really didn’t know what to expect. Intending to produce a party for a few hundred friends and family, our plans snowballed and before we knew it, we had sold over a thousand tickets. What is more surprising is that everyone loved it! The sun shone, kids played and we danced in the beautiful surroundings of the Bentley estate.
It was so popular that we did it again in 2013 and this time twice as many people came – largely encouraged through word of mouth from the previous year’s customers. We had more kids activities, more music and more delicious local food & drink. And the sun even came back too!
In 2014 we moved to a new, bigger venue. It’s beautiful, hilly and wild! Pippingford has become a great home to us and we’re looking forward to being back there in 2016!
Our ambition for Elderflower Fields is to provide a unique family experience that opens children and their parents minds to new opportunities in sport, music, the arts, the environment and food. We want to get more kids out into the beautiful countryside and inspired by new challenges. We’re committed to remaining independent and offering the very best value festival we can.