Join us for Spring LIVE at Bishop Burton College on Sunday 20 March, 10.30am – 3pm.

We’ll be throwing open the gates to the campus, with plenty of activities to make sure you and your family have an amazing day. Head to the farm to see our new arrivals, tackle an obstacle course, watch some barrel racing or get up close to our creepy crawlies! Download the event programme to check out all of the activities.

Please note, pregnant women are advised not to enter the lambing sheds. No dogs except for assistance dogs.

Book your tickets now!

Book Now

Head to Eventbrite to book your tickets now and save! Pricing is as follows: 

Ticket Type Pre-Book On the Day
Adult (16+) £7 £8
Child (aged 3-15) £5 £6
Under 3s FREE FREE
Family Ticket (2 adults + 2 children or 1 adult + 3 children) £20 £22

Tickets will not be sent via post. Your Eventbrite booking confirmation(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, though mobile phone signal is sometimes limited so we advise that you load the codes before you arrive. 

If you wish to purchase tickets on the day, please note that our ticket booths are cashless so you will need to bring a card for payment. 

Unfortunately, we are not able to take any bookings over the telephone or via email. 


As our events are very popular, parking is extremely limited at Bishop Burton. As such, we will be charging £5 per car to limit the number of vehicles on campus. We encourage visitors to use our FREE accessible bus links instead.

On the Day Parking

Standard and disabled spaces will be for sale on the day at £5. Payment for these will be cash only, so please bring cash with you.

No parking in Bishop Burton village.

Pre-Book Parking

Pre-booked parking is now sold out.

Pre-booked standard spaces will be in our Visitors Car Park (Car Park 5), accessible via the Village Entrance adjacent to the Altisidora pub. All pre-booked disabled spaces will be in our Main Car Park, which is accessible through the Main Entrance. 

FREE Park and Ride from Beverley

Our FREE park and ride service from Beverley runs from the School Lane car park adjacent to Beverley Fire Station. Buses will depart every 15 – 25 minutes from 10.15am. The earlier buses are usually the busiest, so to avoid queuing we'd advise arriving a little later.

Return buses from Bishop Burton College’s bus terminal will run throughout the event, with the last return bus leaving at 3.15pm. 

FREE Buses from Hull

Our FREE bus service from Hull will stop at every official bus stop on the route. When you see an Acklams coach with Bishop Burton as the destination, just pop out your arm and they will stop for you.

There will be 2 buses to Bishop Burton College and 2 buses back to Hull, which are scheduled for the following times.


Hull Truck Theatre Lay-by 10:30 11:45
Beverley Road / Cottingham Road 10:38 11:53
Ennerdale Leisure Centre 10:45 12:00
Kingswood Leisure Park 10:50 12:05
Bishop Burton College 11:05 12:20


Bishop Burton College 13:30 15:15
Kingswood Leisure Park 13:45 15:30
Ennerdale Leisure Centre 13:50 15:35
Beverley Road / Cottingham Road 14:00 15:45
Hull Truck Theatre Lay-by 14:10 15:55

Animal Feeding Experiences

Get up close with some of our animals with a special feeding experience. Each experience lasts for approximately 20 minutes and allows you to go into the enclosure with the animal(s) of your choice: 

  • Red ruffed lemurs (11am or 1pm) 
  • Porcupine and mongoose (11.30am or 1.30pm) - our brand new arrivals!
  • Raccoon dogs (12pm or 2pm) 

The experiences cost £20 per person and are suitable for children aged 6 and over, children aged 6 to 9 must be accompanied into the enclosure by an adult who has also purchased a feeding experience. Each experience is only open to a maximum of 4 people, so be quick!

Animal Feeding Experiences are now SOLD OUT.

Please note that feeding experiences do not include entry to the event. Entry tickets must be purchased separately.

Bishop Burton students with red ruffled lemurs

Payment at the Event

Please bring your card with you to pay for entry tickets and food from our cafes during your visit. We'd recommend bringing some cash with you too, to treat yourself when you visit our trade stands and to pay for parking, which is cash only on the day.

Frequenty Asked Questions

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. Payment will be by card only. Any remaining parking spaces will also be available to purchase on the day, though parking is very limited and so we advise that guests use our free park and ride services wherever possible. 

Animal feeding experiences must be pre-booked. 

Will I be able to hold or feed the lambs?

To ensure the welfare of our animals and to make the event as COVID safe as possible, 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?

Whether you have booked tickets, parking, an animal feeding experience or all three, you should have received an email confirmation via Eventbrite. If this hasn’t arrived, don’t worry. You should also have access to your bookings when you login to Eventbrite. 

Your booking(s) should include QR codes that we will scan on your arrival. You can print these off to show us or show them on your phone. Please note that mobile signal is sometimes limited on campus and therefore we advise that you download your QR codes before you arrive.

Is the event all outside? Do I need to wear my 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. 

Some activities are inside and you may wish to visit our cafes, so please bring a face covering with you as they will be required as current Government guidance advises at the time of the event. 

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 a 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 are your COVID-19 protocols?

To make sure the event is as safe as possible for everyone attending, we ask that those attending social distance wherever possible. Face coverings will be required as current Government guidance advises at the time of the event. Please return to this page for the most up-to-date information and guidance.

What happens if the event gets cancelled?

Should we need to cancel the event, we will advertise this fact 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?

Unfortunately, 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 minibus/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. You’ll be provided with a programme when you arrive, which includes 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. 

What if I have a question that hasn’t been answered here?

Please feel free to get in touch! Email and someone will get back to you asap. 

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