This year’s Hedge-U-cation Family Camp takes place during the Spring 2019 half-term break. Once again, we are returning to our venue in the Devon countryside, near Exbourne. The Family Camp and Hedge Fest are held in a 25 acre field, surrounded by woods including magnificent old oak trees, alongside the river Okement.
Family Camp: Monday – Friday
Hedge-U-cation Family Camp is held in one large field, and includes:
We are also very pleased to confirm that the fantastic Pirate’s Pantechnicon solar-powered travelling stage will return this year. The Pirate’s Pantechnicon will be here all week, playing host to various daytime performances and shows, including musicians, entertainers, karaoke, You Can Fly Theatre with the Hedge Kids, X-Ray Spexercise aerobics and lots more!
Weekend celebration: Hedge Fest
A licensed bar (The Stagger Inn) opens at 6pm on the Friday evening. There’ll be performances in the afternoon that have been created throughout the week.
Friday night is Cabaret Night, featuring a dazzling variety of entertainment, including a very special Fire Show and Fire Ceremony curated by Lara Fire Fairy with the Hedge Kids and Hedge Youth, and Asuray Fire.
We have confirmed a fantastic line-up for the main stage (click to view the Hedge Fest Poster) this year, featuring a fine selection of bands and solo artists from the UK festival scene. The Hedge Youth Teen Tent will become the Hoodwinks Woodland DJ Stage, hosting the Hedge DJ Takeover and offering a showcase for younger performers. We will also have a Horsedrawn Solar Junglist Stage! Friday night entertainment will continue until 2am.
Throughout the weekend, we’ll have more entertainment, including performances curated during the week. The bar will open again, with bands and DJs playing from 1pm-2am on Saturday and from 12pm – 10pm on Sunday.
Some workshops will continue to run over the weekend, but please be aware that a lot more people will arrive on Friday and Saturday, so if you don’t want to miss out on workshops and activities, it is best to come along during the week.
What to expect
Hedge-u-cation is a not-for-profit organisation. All workshops are run by volunteers, who come together to share their skills in a relaxed environment that’s more than family-friendly, it’s family-focused!
Hedge-U-cation is all about building communities, and moving away from the feeling of isolation and consumer expectation that can be so overwhelming in the rest of our lives.
The Community Café serves three meals per day; tea, coffee and cakes will be available all day. We cater for vegans and gluten-free diets. The Community Café is supported by the Real Junk Food Project and Riverford Farm Organics. All proceeds go back into the project to keep the camp affordable for all, and to help towards our volunteers’ expenses. Please let us know of any special dietary requirements at the time of booking.
Camp facilities are basic, but provide everything you need for off-grid living for a week. We supply clean drinking water, compost toilets and portaloos, handwash facilities and solar shower washrooms.
Family Camp Facilities
We have separate camping areas so please talk to the gate crew about your needs on arrival, the field in which we hold the camp is very large, so there is plenty of space for everyone. Would you like to be close to friends and family, within sight of the Hedge Kids children’s area, near the horses, or somewhere quiet? Whatever your preference, you’ll be able to choose where you’d like to camp.
Dates for your diary
The dates for the Hedge-U-cation Family Camp 2018 are Monday 27th May – Sunday 2nd June 2019 with Hedge Fest, the weekend celebration, running from Friday 1st June – Sunday 2nd June 2019.
Tickets are available for Hedge-U-cation Family Camp (Monday – Friday), Hedge Fest (Weekend Only) and the full length of the Hedge-U-cation Family Camp (Monday – Sunday). We also have limited weekend-only advance day tickets.
Our aim is to keep the tickets affordable for all, to ensure everyone can access the camp.
Prices are as follows:
|Adult||Under 18||Under 5|
|Full week: 9am Mon – 9pm Sun||£120||£60||FREE|
|Weekend: 9am Fri – 9pm Sun||£60||£30||FREE|
|Week: 9am Mon – 5pm Fri||£90||£45||FREE|
The prices above include camping with no additional charge for campervans, caravans, trucks, yurts, benders, tipis, horsedrawn wagons* etc – all welcome, and there will plenty of room to camp for everybody.
Advance tickets are available to purchase on the Brown Paper Tickets website. Online ticket bookings are subject to a small service charge/booking fee. Buy Tickets for Hedge-U-cation Family Camp / Hedge Fest