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Big Church Festival

Getting Here

We can’t wait for you to join us at the Big Church Day Out this year, below is some handy info to help find us and keep the queues down:

  • Arrive as early as possible
  • Have your e-ticket ready for checking before you reach the ticket gate
  • Travel in groups by coach (it’s cheaper and more environmentally friendly)
  • Share lifts
  • Stay over in the Big Church Campsite or Glamping Village and get even more out of your visit!
  • Allow about 30 minutes to exit the site at the end of the day, but be aware that it could take longer.

By Car

Parking is £10 per car at the Big Church Day Out. If you’re using a sat nav, the postcode you’ll need is BN44 3DZ. The full address is Wiston House, Steyning, West Sussex, BN44 3DZ.

The Big Church Day Out is a big event in a rural location, so getting in and out of the site does mean there may be some queuing. Please bear with our fantastic Traffic Management and Parking teams as they work to get everyone in and out as quickly and safely as possible. Once you have parked your car on-site, you can begin to make your way on foot to the campsite or event entrance.

Please note that there is no access to the event via Mouse Lane in Steyning village.

CAMPSITE

If you are camping at Big Church you need to head for the GREEN GATE – follow the signs with the GREEN circle on. We have two campsite ticket gates this year so you won’t have to walk so far with your belongings, just follow the instructions from our parking team.

GLAMPING

If you are glamping at Big Church you need to head for the GREEN GATE – follow the signs with the GREEN circle on. Our parking team will guide you to the glamping carpark where you can unload your car and make your way to the glamping ticket gate.

ACCESS

If you are using the Accessible Campsite at Big Church you need to head for the GREEN GATE – follow the signs with the yellow circle on. Our parking team will guide you to the Accessible carpark where you can unload your car and make your way to the Accessible ticket gate. Please use the GREEN gate if you are staying in a campervan/ live in vehicle in the Accessible campsite.

CARAVANS/ LIVE-IN VEHICLES

If you are staying in a Caravans/ Live-In Vehicles you need to head for the BLUE GATE – follow the signs with a BLUE circle on. This gate can only be accessed from the westbound lane of the A283. If you are coming from the west along the A283 you will need to proceed to the Steyning bypass roundabout (approximately 2 miles) to turn around. Please follow the signs and the instructions from our traffic management team to help keep the traffic flowing.

DAY VISITORS

If you aren’t camping you need to look out for the RED GATE on the A283 – look out for the red signs!

By Train

If you’re catching the train to the Big Church Day Out, the nearest station is Shoreham-by-Sea. It’s easy to get here from London, Gatwick Airport and everywhere! To make it super easy for all you train-riders we run a shuttle bus to and from the station to the event. Plan your journey and buy tickets here.

SHUTTLE BUS

A shuttle service operates between Shoreham-by-Sea Station to Wiston House as follows: THURS: Approx. every ½ hour, on the hour, from Shoreham Station between 13:30 and 22:00 (Excluding 16:30 and 18:00). FRI & SAT: Approx. every ½ hour, from Shoreham Station between 09:30 and 16:00. Approx. every ½ hour from Wiston between 19:00 and 23:30. SUN: Approx. every ½ hour from Wiston, between 08:00 and 14:00. Prices are for one way: Adult: £3 | Child: £1.50 It may be necessary for the timetable to change during the event so please visit the Info Point for up-to-date information. Please note this service is provided independently of Big Church Festival.

All of the shuttle buses are wheelchair accessible

COACH

We give FREE tickets to coach drivers, to say ‘thank you coach driver’ and give them the opportunity to get stuck in with the event. If your coach driver would like a free ticket please contact us at [email protected] for more details.

BY PLANE

If you live very far away from the Big Church Day Out, you might want to travel through the sky. The nearest airport to Wiston House is London Gatwick. The journey by car from London Gatwick to Wiston House is about 45 minutes, and from London Heathrow it’s about 1 hour 15 minutes. There are loads of trains running regularly from Gatwick Airport to Shoreham-by-Sea station, and then you could catch the shuttle bus to the event.