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Frequently Asked Questions (2022)

1 - Children : Are under 18s allowed in the Festival?
Challenge 21

Unfortunately it will not be possible for Under 18s to attend the Festival. The Festival licence conditions require that Challenge 21 operates. Any person who appears to be under the age of 21 must produce an acceptable form of identification (passport, photo driving licence, PASS accredited card of HM Forces identity card) before being admitted to the premises.

2 - Dogs : Are dogs allowed at the festival?

Trent Bridge cricket ground does not allow any dogs on site except for assistance dogs.

3 - Pass-Outs : Will I be allowed to leave the festival and return later.

Unfortunately due to severe abuse of the system in previous years pass-outs are not available at any time during the festival. Once you have entered the festival,  you will not be permitted to return once you have left the site. In the case of emergencies customers should contact the stewards at the exit points.

4 - Ordering Tickets from Abroad : I live overseas, how can I purchase an advance ticket?

Customers will be able to print their own tickets when purchasing them online and so there should be no problem no matter whereabouts in the world you are located.

5 - Gluten Free Beer : Unfortunately I have recently been diagnosed with coeliac disease meaning that I cannot eat or drink anything with gluten in - will you be showcasing any gluten free beers at this year's festival?

Yes we always seek to obtain a good choice of gluten free beers and these will be marked in the programme and on beer signs.

6 - Disabled Access : Are disabled facilities available at the festival and can my carer gain access with me?
Disabled access is possible to all areas of the festival and we welcome disabled customers. Disabled customers will be charged full admission prices but accompanying carers will be admitted free of charge.
7 - At a lot of festivals the last day tends to run dry early, how likely is this with the Saturday (and last day) of the Robin Hood Festival?
We always order plenty of beer and have not run out for well over 40 years, though even after all those years some people refuse to attend Saturday evening claiming that we "always run out of beer". Sorry but that is nothing more than an urban myth!
8 - Can I pay at the day or do I have to obtain an advance ticket?

Due to the popularity of this event, it will reach capacity at certain points throughout the week. For the safety and welfare of attendees, we ask that customers purchase tickets in advance wherever possible, especially for peak periods - Friday and Saturday afternoons and Friday evening, It will be possible to purchase tickets from the Trent Bridge Box Office on the day and we'll arrange immediate entry if we have the capacity however, there may be queues at times as advance ticket holders will be given priority. Unfortunately, admission cannot be guaranteed when we are close to capacity.

Wednesday evening - All the bars and stalls are open, prices are discounted, there's usually plenty of space and there's a full programme of entertainment. Some people feel this is the best session to attend.

Thursday - Becoming increasingly popular, Thursday evening gets pleasantly busy. Pay on the day tickets are unlikely to be limited, but it's still advisable to buy a ticket in advance to be sure of gaining entry.

Friday - Fills up gradually during the afternoon and becomes close to capacity by early evening so the earlier you arrive, the better! Once we reach capacity it's one in, one out. Queues can be expected.

Saturday - Customers tend to arrive and queue before opening time on a Saturday. If you haven't purchased tickets in advance, expect to queue. There is usually capacity in the early evening as we find customers from the afternoon starting to leave. There's always a vast selection of beers and ciders available throughout Saturday evening, as well as live entertainment, and despite the long-standing urban myth� we never run out.

9 - What if I want to visit the Festival but do not drink Beer or Cider or am a designated driver?

There will be bars�serving gins, prosecco and country wines. Soft drinks are available around the various festival food stalls.

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Updated : 8th March 2022