INFO

 

HOW DOES IT WORK?

All day Saturday and Sunday there will be a host of workshops, talks, activities, demonstrations and performances. Most of these are free with your entrance ticket. See the what’s on page for more info.

Many are drop in sessions, and you can swing by at anytime to get involved. Others, involving more focused tuition or debate have set start times throughout the day. Activities can last anywhere from a few minutes to a few hours, so you should get time to do several things in a day as well as enjoy your lunch and perhaps go for a woodland walk or dip in the lake. Activities and workshops are suited to all ages unless otherwise stated.

A few workshops and activities are limited in terms of the amount of participants they can take at any one time. When this is the case, you can sign up to take part at a certain time at the office. There are two opportunities to sign up for that day’s events, at 10 am for morning activities, and at 1 pm for afternoon activities.

Each evening is a programme of entertainment - music, performance, feasting and dancing. 

Both day and evening activities are included in day tickets, but if you want to stay the night you will need to purchase a full festival ticket.  

You will receive a programme, map, information and your pre booked evening meal tickets on arrival.

 

WHEN DO THINGS START AND FINISH?


Activities begin from 10 am each day and finish around 5pm each afternoon. Evening events and performances finish at around 10 pm. 

Gates will open at 9.30 am each day. 

The farm is open to campers from 4 pm on Friday 26th July.
 
We ask that everybody leaves the farm by 12 pm Monday 29th July please.

 

HOW MUCH DOES IT COST?

Day tickets are £25 for adults, £12.50 for under 16s and are free for under 5s. Festival tickets (which include both days and three nights camping, and family tickets are also available. 

Evening meal tickets for Friday and Saturday must be booked in advance, see the Food Booking page for more details.

Please see the tickets page for more details and booking. 

 

WHAT DOES THE TICKET INCLUDE?


Tickets include entrance and participation in most of the activities and events on offer. Some activities may incur a small extra charge. Food is extra.

Evening meal tickets for Friday and Saturday must be booked in advance, online or by 12 pm on the day of the meal.

Food and drinks from the cafe and bar are not included and can be purchased on site. 

 

HOW DO I GET A TICKET?


Go to the tickets page to book online. We will then send you a reference number that you will need to bring with you in exchange for a stamp at the gate. 

If you can’t pay by card, please email post@trillfarm.co.uk or call 01297 631113 to arrange payment by cheque.

You can also buy tickets on the day at the gate but please remember to bring cash or cheque with you as we don't take cards at all on site. 

Evening meal tickets must be bought either in advance when you purchase tickets, or at the latest by 12 pm on the day of the meal, from the shop onsite.

ARE THERE ANY AGE RESTRICTIONS?


Tickets are free for under 5s and reduced price for under 16s. The ages apply on the date of entry to the festival. You may need to provide proof of age if you look older or younger than the ticket is valid for. Children under 16 must be accompanied by an adult over the age of 18 at all times.

The aerial woodland walkway and zipwire are only for those aged 7 and over, and also 1.4m tall. 

Other activities are suitable for certain age groups or may require the participation of an adult. Full details will be given on the programme.

 

I LOVE FOOD - WILL THERE BE ANY?


Check out the food page for all the details and menus. Delicious food, food security and food provenance is what we are about! At Trill Farm we work in harmony with nature to create an abundance of both cultivated and wild food which we share with you during the Summer Festival. Our food is a celebration of the diversity of harvest on the farm. We aim for all our food to be grown and produced here at Trill Farm. Where this is not possible we source from other local farms or fair trade producers. Our food will be delicious, nutritious and adventurous, and we take pleasure in delighting. 

During the day, meals, snacks, drinks, and ice cream and cakes will be available from the cafe. The bar selling local organic beers, ciders and wines will open in the early afternoon.

In the evenings we all come together to share a meal in the courtyard. Tickets for these evenings must be booked in advance when purchasing your tickets, or at the latest, by 12 pm on the day of the meal.

On Sunday the cafe will remain open into the evening for supper. 

 

ACCOMMODATION

If the great outdoors under canvas is not your thing – don’t worry, there are lots of other alternatives in the area. See local information for B&B and other options.

 

WHAT'S AT THE CAMPSITES?


Please see the camping page for details of the two campsites, tipis, gypsy wagons and camper vans.     

 

FIRE?

We think fires are a fundamental part of camping, but we also need to protect our grass. There is a large communal fire pit at both Top and Orchard campsites that you can sit round late into the night. 

 

WILD SWIMMING


We have a beautiful swimming lake to take a dip in if the sun is shining. It is around 1.5m at its deepest. Please be aware that there is no lifeguard, and swimming is at your own risk. There will be a disclaimer to sign if you wish to take a dip. You should only go in if you can swim 50m unaided. Children MUST be supervised at all times. No swimming in the evenings please. 


RUBBISH AND RECYCLING


We aim to minimise waste and to reuse everything we can: our waste vegetables go to the pigs and chickens, our surplus grain is milled for animal feed. Cooked food waste is composted and there is a system for general recycling by the local council. We try to minimize our packaging and landfill waste. 

We will have rubbish and recycling points across the farm. Please use them carefully and take as much home with you as possible. 

ACCESS


For safety reasons No cars are allowed on site at all, they must be left in the car park. We are providing regular transportation from the car park to the campsites, but please be patient as we do our best to help you. Please also remember to pack light!

If you have mobility issues or need help with a wheelchair, this can be arranged. Be prepared to wait, but we will do our best to help you. We have a disabled toilet in the farmyard but unfortunately not at the campsites.  


WEATHER POLICY


The event will go ahead whatever the weather. There will be no refunds given. Please dress for the prevailing weather conditions.

 

TRAVEL

We encourage you to use public transport where possible. We are a five-minute drive from Axminster Train station. If you need a taxi, please book a taxi in advance, as there is not a taxi rank at the station

If you drive we have a car park in a field at the farm, which is included in the ticket price. The car park is a seven-minute walk from the farmyard, and Orchard Camping, and 15 minutes from the Top Campsite. We are providing regular transportation to help with luggage from the car park to both campsites.    

 

ALCOHOL

Under 18s will not be able to bring, buy or consume alcohol on site. The bar will ask for ID for anyone who looks under the age of 25.    

 

ANIMALS

While we love animals, we can't take dogs on site. Please leave all pets at home.      


WHAT YOU MIGHT NEED TO BRING WITH YOU...


Swimming costume

Camera

Binoculars
Suncream... and waterproofs and wellies

Torch

Sketchpad

Rug

Pond dipping net

Dancing shoes
Hot water bottle

Telescope

Favourite poetry

Guitar

Castanets



WHAT IS TRILL FARM?


A 300 acre family-run farm, Trill dates back to medieval times and is set amidst the beautiful rolling hills and woodlands on the Devon/Dorset border. The farm was bought in 2008 by Romy Fraser, founder of Neal’s Yard Remedies, and re-established as an organic farm dedicated to promoting, demonstrating and sharing the benefits of sustainable food production. 


It is comprised of a community of small independent businesses that use the resources of our diverse landscape: the market garden run by Ash and Kate, the grazing herd of Devon Ruby Red cattle and flocks of sheep run by Jake, a natural beauty products workshop run by Ali and a fledgling herb business.

We work to produce good food, protect and conserve our wildlife, and share our skills, land and food with others. Together we aim to demonstrate how good our future could be, and believe a radical new approach to food, living, education and biodiversity is the key to ensuring a healthy future for everyone.


WHAT IS THE TRILL TRUST?

The Trill Trust hosts Trill Summer Festival at Trill Farm. It is an education charity (charity no. 1094893) based at Trill Farm, that aims to inspire healthy and responsible living, and an understanding of how deeply interconnected these are with the natural world. We are developing a leadership programme for young adults, to teach skills important for our future. 

Currently, we offer courses in natural health and wellbeing, renewable energy and low impact building. We run educational visits and outdoor activities for schools and youth organisations. 

Through our courses, events, guesthouse and campsite, we provide the opportunity for people to interact with nature, learn skills for the future, and eat responsibly produced food. 

Trill Farm


A 300 acre family-run farm, Trill dates back to medieval times and is set amidst the beautiful rolling hills and woodlands on the Devon/Dorset border. The farm was bought in 2008 by Romy Fraser, founder of Neal’s Yard Remedies, and re-established as an organic farm dedicated to promoting, demonstrating and sharing the benefits of sustainable food production. 


It is comprised of a community of small independent businesses that use the resources of our diverse landscape: the market garden run by Ash and Kate, the grazing herd of Devon Ruby Red cattle and flocks of sheep run by Jake, a natural beauty products workshop run by Ali and a fledgling herb business.

We work to produce good food, protect and conserve our wildlife, and share our skills, land and food with others. Together we aim to demonstrate how good our future could be, and believe a radical new approach to food, living, education and biodiversity is the key to ensuring a healthy future for everyone.


The Trill Trust


The Trill Trust hosts Trill Summer Festival at Trill Farm. It is an education charity (charity no. 1094893) based at Trill Farm, that aims to inspire healthy and responsible living, and an understanding of how deeply interconnected these are with the natural world. We are developing a leadership programme for young adults, to teach skills important for our future. 

Currently, we offer courses in natural health and wellbeing, renewable energy and low impact building. We run educational visits and outdoor activities for schools and youth organisations. 

Through our courses, events, guesthouse and campsite, we provide the opportunity for people to interact with nature, learn skills for the future, and eat responsible produced food.