A Brief Elderflower Fields History
Elderflower Fields was born in 2012 out of a desire to create a new festival designed especially for families and kids. In our first year we really didn’t know what to expect. Intending to produce a party for a few hundred friends and family, our plans snowballed and before we knew it, we had sold over a thousand tickets. What is more surprising is that everyone loved it! The sun shone, kids played and we danced in the beautiful surroundings of the Bentley estate.
It was so popular that we did it again in 2013 and this time twice as many people came – largely encouraged through word of mouth from the previous year’s customers. We had more kids activities, more music and more delicious local food & drink. And the sun even came back too!
In 2014 we moved to a new, bigger venue, Pippingford Park. It’s beautiful, hilly and wild, and it has become a great home to us.
We intentionally keep Elderflower Fields small – it’s part of what makes it such a safe and special weekend for families. But we also try to increase the quantity and quality of the activities and performances every year, so that there’s always something new and exciting for our guests.