Itchen Valley Country Park Events
The At the Park stage area is adjacent to the Kingfisher Barn and Woodland Café at Itchen Valley Country Park, Allington Lane, West End, SO30 3HQ.
Itchen Valley Country Park is situated just off the A27. Exit the M27 at Junction 5 from the west, or Junction 7 from the east. Follow the brown tourist signs to the Park on the A27 (towards West End) from either direction.
We are giving all bookers staggered entry times to reduce queues and manage social distancing effectively. Please check the information email you will receive in the week of the event to find your allocated entry time and try to arrive as close as possible to this time.
We are asking all audience members to bring their own seating or hire a deckchair as part of their booking.
Picnic blankets, or a camping, deckchair or similar are all welcome, if bringing a picnic blanket, please do consider other audiences around you and bring a sensible sized blanket to seat the number in your party.
Suitable clothing and footwear for the weather and outdoor setting
Food and drinks can be bought from the Itchen Valley Country Park Woodland Café on the day.
Please note that we are only able to take credit card or debit card payments at the cafe and are not able to take cash payments.
Attendees may bring their own food and drink, however please ensure all litter is disposed of using bins on site or taken home with you.
Picnic blankets, or a camping, deckchair or similar are all welcome. If bringing a picnic blanket, please do consider other audiences around you and bring a sensible sized blanket to seat the number in your party.
Yes, you will also need to pay for parking at the Country Park.
Entry to the country park is free but parking charges apply. Your parking fee helps support the work at Itchen Valley Country Park Blue badge holders and motorcycles can park for free.
Parking is pay and display only - payment by card (contactless/pin), RingGo (by phone/app) or cash.
Up to 1 hour £1.50
Up to 2 hours £2.80
Up to 3 hours £4
Up to and over 4 hours £4.60
Toilet facilities, including accessible toilets in the Kingfisher Barn will be available to use throughout the event.
The event will still go ahead in light rain or wind, however in the event of severe weather, a Met Office yellow rain warning or wind gusting above 25 mph the Event Controller and Point Technical Manager will make a delay or cancellation call. This call will be made based on health and safety implications of staff and audiences. If possible, ticket holders will be contacted by email/phone in advance and information will go out on website and social media. If the call is made close to the event, a tannoy announcement will be broadcast and event staff will begin the egress process.
We would therefore advise all customers to bring waterproof clothing or ponchos in case of rain. Umbrellas may be used but please be considerate of people sat behind your group and do not bring parasols or gazebos.
We require the contact details of each individual person in your group (unless under 16) for NHS Test and Trace and we advise people to make sure they have downloaded the NHS Covid-19 Test and Trace app.
Attendees must wear face coverings when using public transport or in enclosed areas as per government guidance on face coverings. Please also wear a face covering and keep a social distance whilst queuing for the bar (unless you are exempt).
Customers must not attend if they have any symptoms of Covid-19. All attendees will be asked on arrival if they have any symptoms or have been told to self-isolate and will be refused entry if so.
Customers must wash their hands and use hand sanitisers provided on site. These will be available on entry, exit points, ticket desk and in the Woodland Cafe.
Attendees will be expected to keep to Government advice on the current social distancing rules throughout the event. This will be enforced by our stewards and people found to break these rules may be asked to leave the event.