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Big Church Festival

Getting Here

WE ARE SO EXCITED TO SEE YOU AT BIG CHURCH FESTIVAL. BELOW IS SOME HANDY INFO TO HELP YOU FIND US EASILY AND KEEP THE TRAFFIC AS LOW AS IT CAN GO.

  • Get here as early as possible!
  • Have your e-ticket ready for checking before you reach the ticket gate
  • Travel in groups by coach if possible (it’s cheaper and more environmentally friendly)
  • Get your friends together and share lifts, fewer cars mean fewer queues.
  • Stay over in the Big Church Campsite or Glamping Village and get even more out of your visit, without having to go in and out of the event you get to be fully immersed!
  • 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 £12.50 per car at the Big Church Festival. If you’re using maps, the postcode you’ll need is BN44 3DZ. The full address is Wiston House, Steyning, West Sussex, BN44 3DZ. The Big Church Festival 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 so hard 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 and get the fun started! Please note that there is no access to the event via Mouse Lane in Steyning village.

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 car park 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 car park 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

For all our cool van lifers (i.e staying in 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

No car? No problem! Just a short train journey from Brighton which is excellently connected with London. Getting the train or public transport is a fantastic option for the Big Church festival. 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! The Trainline can give you all the information on prices and times available.

Don’t let any distance put you off! We want to see you there and there are plenty of transport options available.

COACH

We give FREE tickets to coach drivers, to say a big ‘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 are visiting from abroad you will no doubt be traveling through the sky. The closest airport to Wiston House is London Gatwick. The journey by car from London Gatwick to Wiston House is only about 45 minutes, and from London Heathrow, it’s about 1 hour and 15 minutes. If you are not keen on an airport transfer, there are loads of trains running regularly from Gatwick Airport to Shoreham-by-Sea station.