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Highfields Independent School

Highfest 2024

Join us for a fabulous weekend of fun, food, family and friendship on the beautiful grounds of Highfields Independent School and Day Nursery!

Highfest 2024
Highfest 2024

Time & Location

15 Jun 2024, 13:00 – 16 Jun 2024, 12:00

Highfields Independent School, London Rd, New Balderton, Newark NG24 3AL, UK

Guests

About the event

Calling all current and past Highfieldians and their guests!

Our annual Highfield Summer Event, Highfest returns for 2024 and it's even bigger and better than last year!  

As you know, Highfest is run by the Families of Highfields, for Highfields Families.  It is not an event the school manage, although we are delighted to have their support.  All profits raised this year will go towards buying a replacement Highfields school bus.

Naturally, Highfest can only be a success if all our families get involved by not only attending Highfest but also volunteering to ensure the event is the very best it can be for everyone.  This year we would ask all Highfield families to volunteer to spend an hour or two on one of our many stalls from the Highfest Bar, to the Pimms Bar, Festival Shop, Activity Workshops and more.  They say it "takes a village to raise a child", and the same adage works for Highfest, it takes all our families to make a fun festival!

So, why not join us for a weekend of scrumptious food, delightful entertainment and fun activities with your friends and families under the theme, A Summer Solstice. We have chosen this theme as the Summer Solstice falls on Thursday, June 20th, only a few days after Highfest 2024.

Throughout Saturday we will host a range of events and entertainment inspired by the Summer Solstice and Midsummers Day that falls on Monday, 24th June.  The entertainment will include three live bands across the day and early evening, together with a play.

A highlight for all our families will be a performance of Shakespeare's A Midsummer Night's Dream in the late afternoon by Splats Entertainment, where the kids will have the opportunity to partake as the supporting cast with roles varying from fairies, to cats, donkeys and more!  The show should be great fun and very exciting for all the children whether they choose to enjoy it as participants or members of the audience.

A variety of Midsummer and Solstice Workshops have also been arranged focussing on potion making, mask making (for roles in the afternoon play) and an additional surprise workshop.  We will also be offering Circus Workshops throughout the afternoon.

If you'd like to make the most of Highfest 2024, why not bring along a tent so you can stay up late into the night singing songs around our campfire? Awaken, Sunday morning on Highfield's beautiful grounds to a delicious cooked breakfast?  We will have a "Father's Day Special" Breakfast available on Sunday for kids to buy as a 'breakfast in bed option".

For those of us without tents or campervans, or simply less keen to set up a tent, consider booking a glamping tent this year.  Teepee Tent Hire has pulled together a package of different-sized glamping tents to suit your party size and budget.   The full-service packages include the tent and bedding hire, together with set up and take down.  You can find out more details and book online from Teepee Tent Hire here.

As is our tradition, your entry ticket covers all the live entertainment, most children's activities, competitions, the cinema experience, and campfire sing-a-long.  Explore the list of ticket options below, including our new Family Ticket.

Additional pay-as-you-go services include our Highfest Bar, Brewery Bar, Pimms Tent, Festival Shop, Activity Workshops, Food Trucks, Face Painting and a whole lot more!

Current Planned Schedule (subject to change)

SATURDAY

Family Zone

  • Fully Stocked Bar
  • Pimms & Prosecco Bar
  • All Day Live Music (3 Bands across the afternoon and early evening)
  • Live Performance of A Midsummer Night's Dream with audience participation
  • Variety of Hot Foods (including vegetarian, vegan and gluten-free options)
  • Coffee & Milkshakes
  • Evening Camp Fire Sing-a-long
  • Tombola
  • Festival Shop
  • Evening Glitter Face Painting (Adults & Kids)
  • Adult Tug-of-War

Kids Zone

  • Kids Potions Workshops (these can be booked & paid for online, last 30 minutes and require a fee of £2.50 to attend)
  • Kids Mask Workshops (these can be booked & paid for online, last 30 minutes and require a fee of £2.50 to attend)
  • Kids TBC Workshops (these can be booked & paid for online, last 30 minutes and require a fee of £2.50 to attend)
  • Kids Circus Workshops (these workshops are on a walk-in basis and are FREE)
  • Traditional Face Painting
  • Bouncy Inflatables, Disco Dome & Obstacle Course
  • Scheduled Family Games

SUNDAY

  • Hot Breakfast from 8.00 am with the option for the "Father's Day Special" 
  • 8.30 am Kids Film
  • 10.30 am Kids Film

All Highfest tickets are available to purchase here on the FFH website. 

The current tickets are available at Early Bird pricing.  Early bird pricing will close on Wednesday, June 5th at midday and will be replaced with Standard pricing tickets.  The Standard pricing tickets will cost an additional £2 per Individual ticket and £5 per Family Ticket, so make sure you catch the Early Bird pricing and don't leave it too late!

Standard Ticket sales will close on Thursday, June 13th 2024 and tickets will not be available for purchase on the day of Highfest.  We do not sell tickets on the day of Highfest to reduce the administration load on volunteers.

This year we are charging a small additional fee for families pitching a tent or using a van/caravan to stay overnight.  The simple reason behind this change is that we employ security and first responders throughout the night and also provide porter loos for overnight guests, which comes at an additional cost.  The new pitch fee will go towards covering those additional costs.

We have also added a new Family Ticket option, listed below.

EARLY BIRD DAY TICKETS (pricing offer expires Wednesday, June 5th at midday and replaced with Standard Ticket Pricing)

Family Ticket £80 - This ticket is for 2 x Adults & 2 x Kids and includes Saturday only from 1 pm - 11 pm, no camping

Adult Ticket £30 - This ticket is for Adults aged 18+ years and includes Saturday only from 1 pm - 11 pm, no camping

Senior Ticket £20 - This ticket is for Adults aged 65+ years and includes Saturday only from 1 pm - 11 pm, no camping

Kids Ticket £15 - This ticket is for kids aged 2 - 17 years and includes Saturday only from 1 pm - 11 pm, no camping

Baby Ticket £0 - Children under the age of 2 years are free and no ticket is required

EARLY BIRD WEEKEND TICKETS (pricing offer expires Wednesday, June 5th at midday and replaced with Standard Ticket Pricing)

Family Ticket £90 - This ticket is for 2 x Adults & 2 x Kids and includes Saturday 1 pm to Sunday noon and camping/van pitch

Adult Ticket £35 - This ticket is for Adults aged 18+ years  and includes Saturday 1 pm to Sunday noon and camping/van pitch

Senior Ticket £25 - This ticket is for Adults aged 65+ years  and includes Saturday 1 pm to Sunday noon and camping/van pitch

Kids Ticket £15 - This ticket is for kids aged 2 - 17 years  and includes Saturday 1 pm to Sunday noon and camping/van pitch

Baby Ticket £0 - Children under the age of 2 years are free and no ticket is required

We have more details to follow, so please watch this space!!!!

Please note, Highfest is a private event, hosted on school grounds and ticket sales are only open to current and past Highfieldians and their guests.

Tickets

  • Day Family Highfest Ticket

    This ticket is for 2 x Adults aged 18+ years and 2 x Kids aged 2 - 15 years. It includes Saturday only from 1 pm - 11 pm, no camping As is our tradition, your entry ticket covers all the live entertainment, competitions, the cinema experience, and campfire sing-a-long. Additional pay-as-you-go services include our Highfest Bar, Brewery Bar, Festival Shop, Candyfloss and Sweet Stores, Food Trucks, Face Painting and a whole lot more!

    £80.00
    +£2.00 service fee
  • Day Adult Highfest Ticket

    This ticket is for Adults aged 18+ years and includes Saturday only from 1 pm - 11 pm, no camping As is our tradition, your entry ticket covers all the live entertainment, competitions, the cinema experience, and campfire sing-a-long. Additional pay-as-you-go services include our Highfest Bar, Brewery Bar, Festival Shop, Candyfloss and Sweet Stores, Food Trucks, Face Painting and a whole lot more!

    £30.00
    +£0.75 service fee
  • Day Senior Highfest Ticket

    This ticket is for Seniors aged 65+ years and includes Saturday only from 1 pm - 11 pm, with no camping As is our tradition, your entry ticket covers all As is our tradition, your entry ticket covers all the live entertainment, competitions, the cinema experience, and campfire sing-a-long. Additional pay-as-you-go services include our Highfest Bar, Brewery Bar, Festival Shop, Candyfloss and Sweet Stores, Food Trucks, Face Painting and a whole lot more!

    £20.00
    +£0.50 service fee
  • Day Kids Highfest Ticket

    This ticket is for children aged 2 - 17 years and includes Saturday only from 1 pm - 11 pm, with no camping As is our tradition, your entry ticket covers all the live entertainment, most children's activities, competitions, the cinema experience, and campfire sing-a-long. Additional pay-as-you-go services include our Drinks Suppliers, Festival Shop, Candyfloss and Sweet Stores, Food Trucks, Face Painting and a whole lot more!

    £15.00
    +£0.38 service fee
  • Day Highfields Staff Ticket

    This ticket is for Highfields Staff Members, their partner and children and includes Saturday only from 1 pm - 11 pm, with no camping

    £0.00
  • Weekend Family Highfest Ticket

    This ticket is for 2 x Adults aged 18+ years and 2 x Kids aged 2 - 15 years. It includes Saturday 1 pm to Sunday noon and camping/van pitch. As is our tradition, your entry ticket covers all the live entertainment, competitions, the cinema experience, and campfire sing-a-long. Additional pay-as-you-go services include our Highfest Bar, Brewery Bar, Festival Shop, Candyfloss and Sweet Stores, Food Trucks, Face Painting and a whole lot more!

    £90.00
    +£2.25 service fee
  • Weekend Adult Highfest Ticket

    This ticket is for Adults aged 18+ years and includes Saturday 11 am to Sunday noon and a camping/van pitch. As is our tradition, your entry ticket covers all the live entertainment, competitions, the cinema experience, and campfire sing-a-long. Additional pay-as-you-go services include our Highfest Bar, Brewery Bar, Festival Shop, Candyfloss and Sweet Stores, Food Trucks, Face Painting and a whole lot more!

    £35.00
    +£0.88 service fee
  • Weekend Senior Highfest Ticket

    This ticket is for Seniors aged 65+ years and includes Saturday 11 am to Sunday noon and a camping/van pitch. As is our tradition, your entry ticket covers all As is our tradition, your entry ticket covers all the live entertainment, competitions, the cinema experience, and campfire sing-a-long. Additional pay-as-you-go services include our Highfest Bar, Brewery Bar, Festival Shop, Candyfloss and Sweet Stores, Food Trucks, Face Painting and a whole lot more!

    £25.00
    +£0.63 service fee
  • Weekend Kids Highfest Ticket

    This ticket is for children aged 2 - 17 years and includes Saturday 11 am to Sunday noon and a camping/van pitch. As is our tradition, your entry ticket covers all the live entertainment, most children's activities, competitions, the cinema experience, and campfire sing-a-long. Additional pay-as-you-go services include our Drinks Suppliers, Festival Shop, Candyfloss and Sweet Stores, Food Trucks, Face Painting and a whole lot more!

    £15.00
    +£0.38 service fee
  • Weekend Staff Family Ticket

    This ticket is for Highfields Staff Members, their partner and children and includes Saturday 11 am to Sunday noon and a camping/van pitch.

    £10.00
    +£0.25 service fee

Total

£0.00

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