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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!

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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

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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.  A huge thank you to Streets Chartered Accountants for sponsoring Highfest this year!

Naturally, Highfest can only be a success if all our families get involved by attending Highfest and volunteering to ensure the event is the 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 family under A Summer Solstice? We have chosen this theme because the Summer Solstice falls on Thursday, June 20th, only a few days after Highfest 2024.

Throughout Saturday, we will host various events inspired by the Summer Solstice and Midsummer Day, which falls on Monday, 24th June. The entertainment will include three live bands throughout 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. The kids can participate as the supporting cast, with roles ranging from fairies to cats, donkeys, and more! The show should be fun and exciting for all the children, whether they enjoy it as participants or audience members.

Various Midsummer and Solstice Workshops have also been arranged, focussing on potion making, circus skills, mask making (for roles in the afternoon play) and a magic show.  We will also offer A Midsummer Night's Dream Workshop hosted by Starlight Theatre Academy (a separate event from the A Midsummer Night's Dream evening performance from Splats Entertainment), where children can work on their theatre skills.

If you'd like to make the most of Highfest 2024, why not bring 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 without tents or campervans or less keen on setting up a tent, consider booking a glamping tent this year. Teepee Tent Hire has assembled a package of different-sized glamping tents to suit your party size and budget. The full-service packages include the tent and bedding hire, set up, and take down. You can learn 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 much more!

Current Planned Schedule (subject to change)

SATURDAY

Family Zone

  • Fully Stocked Main 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 Magical Science Workshops divided by age group (tickets are limited; pre-book your place here)
  • Kids A Midsummer Night's Dream Workshop by Starlight Theatre Academy (tickets are limited; pre-book your place here)
  • Kids A Midsummer Night's Dream Performance by Splatts Entertainment (no booking required)
  • Kids Circus Workshops (no booking required)
  • Traditional Face Painting (no booking required)
  • Bouncy Inflatables, Disco Dome & Obstacle Course (no booking required)
  • Children's Yoga (tickets are limited; pre-book you place here)
  • Magician Shows (no booking required)

SUNDAY

  • Hot breakfast starts at 8.00 am with the option of 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. 

Standard Ticket sales will close on Friday, 14th June 2024, and tickets will not be available on the day of Highfest.  We do not sell tickets on the day of Highfest to reduce the administration load on volunteers.

All Kid Tickets must be accompanied by an Adult Ticket, as children may not attend Highfest unsupervised due to insurance restrictions and standard health and safety requirements. If you would like your child to attend Highfest without you, please arrange to have another Adult take responsibility for your child on the day by having them purchase the Kid Ticket on your behalf. They can then agree directly to our T&Cs during the online purchase process.

This year, we charge an 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.

DAY TICKETS 

Family Ticket £85—This ticket is for 2 Adults and 2 Kids and includes Saturday only from 1 pm to 11 pm; camping is not allowed.

Adult Ticket £32 - This ticket is for adults aged 18+ years and includes Saturdays only from 1 pm - 11 pm, with no camping.

Senior Ticket £22 - This ticket is for Adults aged 65+ years and includes Saturday only from 1 pm - 11 pm, no camping.

Kids Ticket £17 - 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 £95 - This ticket is for 2 x Adults & 2 x Kids and includes Saturday 1 pm to Sunday noon and camping/van pitch.

Adult Ticket £37 - This ticket is for Adults aged 18+ years  and includes Saturday 1 pm to Sunday noon and camping/van pitch.

Senior Ticket £27 - This ticket is for Adults aged 65+ and includes camping/van pitch from Saturday at 1 pm to Sunday at noon.

Kids Ticket £17 - 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 that 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 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!

    £32.00
    +£0.80 service fee
    Sale ended
  • 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!

    £22.00
    +£0.55 service fee
    Sale ended
  • 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!

    £17.00
    +£0.43 service fee
    Sale ended
  • 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
    Sale ended
  • Weekend Family Highfest Ticket

    This ticket is for 2 x Adults aged 18+ years and 2 x Kids aged 2 - 17 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!

    £95.00
    +£2.38 service fee
    Sale ended
  • 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!

    £37.00
    +£0.93 service fee
    Sale ended
  • 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!

    £27.00
    +£0.68 service fee
    Sale ended
  • 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!

    £17.00
    +£0.43 service fee
    Sale ended
  • 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.

    £15.00
    +£0.38 service fee
    Sale ended

Total

£0.00

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