Do I need to pre-book or can I just turn up?
Entry tickets will be available to purchase via Eventbrite on the day, as well as on the gate, though on the day tickets are a little more expensive. Payment for tickets on the day is by card only.
Parking spaces will be available on a first come first served basis at a cost of £5 per car. Parking is very limited, so we advise that guests use our free park and ride service wherever possible.
Will I be able to hold or feed the lambs?
To ensure the welfare of our animals, guests will not be able to hold or feed our lambs. However, you will still be able to visit the lambing sheds to meet our new arrivals and you may even witness a birth!
I've pre-booked via Eventbrite. What do I do now?
You should have received an email confirmation via Eventbrite. If this hasn’t arrived, don’t worry. You should also have access to your booking(s) when you login to Eventbrite.
Your booking(s) will include QR codes that we will scan on your arrival. You can print these off to show us or show them on your phone. Mobile signal is sometimes limited on campus and so we advise that you download your QR codes before you arrive.
Is the event all outside? Do I need to wear wellies?
Most activities at Spring Live will be outside, so we recommend that you wear appropriate clothing for the weather. There are concrete paths available across campus, so you shouldn't need to worry about walking across muddy fields, but you’re welcome to wear your wellies if you’d like to.
What happens if the weather is bad?
As a rural campus with lots of our teaching out in the field, we’re used to a bit of bad weather. If we have extremely bad weather and need to cancel the event, we will advertise this fact as detailed in ‘What happens if the event gets cancelled?’
What happens if the event gets cancelled?
Should we need to cancel the event, we will advertise this on our website and social media pages. We’ll also endeavour to contact everyone that has pre-booked tickets using the email address provided at the point of booking. We would issue full refunds in this instance.
What happens if I've pre-booked and can no longer attend?
Unless the event is cancelled, we are unable to refund any purchases.
Why are pregnant women advised not to enter the lambing sheds?
If you are pregnant, you may put yourself and your unborn baby at risk of infection if you come into close contact with sheep that have recently given birth, newborn lambs, or other newborn farm animals or new mother animals such as cows or goats.
Although the number of human pregnancies affected by contact with an infected animal is usually extremely small, it is important that pregnant women are aware of the potential risks and take precautions.
Is the event accessible?
We have endeavoured to make the event as accessible as possible, with access to most activities via concrete paths, on the ground floor or with access to a lift. However, Bishop Burton is a working farm so there may be some areas that are a little more difficult than others.
Limited disabled parking spaces are available in the Main Car Park, at a cost of £5 per car. Where possible, we’d recommend that guests use our FREE park and ride buses, which are accessible.
Please note that on some occasions we may ask that prams are left outside of activity areas due to limited space. Where possible we will provide pram parking areas for this.
Can I hire a wheelchair or accessibility equipment?
No, unfortunately we do not have equipment available on campus to offer this service.
Can I bring a mini bus or larger vehicle?
Unfortunately, we only have parking spaces available for cars on campus. If travelling as a group, you may wish to meet and travel together on one of our free park and ride buses.
Will we have access to the entire campus?
Whilst lots of the campus will be open to guests for the event, some areas may be restricted to ensure your safety and the safety of our residential students and our animals. The event programme will include a map of where to go to enjoy each of our activities.
Can I bring my own food and drink?
You’re very welcome to bring your own food and drink. There will be plenty of space outside for you to have a picnic. As indoor eating space is limited, priority will be given to those that have purchased food and drink from our cafes. It is not permitted to bring alcohol onto the premises.
Can I bring my dog?
As much as we love dogs, we ask that no dogs be brought to Spring Live, except assistance dogs.
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