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Funded by the National Lottery Heritage Fund, 'Sunnywood Fest' is part of the Unearth Burrs project.


The Sunnywood Summer Fest promotes the enjoyment of being outdoors to improve health and wellbeing - and to explore and learn about the Burrs Country Park’s heritage - through a  huge range of exciting FREE activities suitable for all ages, including:

Community Stalls

Strolling Performers

Bubble Artists

A Brass Band

Family Nature Craft

Heritage Walks & Trail

Trail Runs & Hikes

Art in Nature Sessions

Marshmallow Toasting

Foraging Walks

Yoga & Breathwork

The Burrs Quest

Storytelling Performances

Bring a picnic and embrace the outdoors with us!

Note

The festival activities listed below have a limited capacity and therefore need to be booked in advance separately to the General Entry ticket. 

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Information & FAQs

Getting There

There are many ways to get to the Burrs Country Park Coming by Car? There is ample car parking at Burrs Country Park and the park is a 5 minute drive from Bury Town centre. Postcode BL8 1DA. Please follow the directions of any marshals, park responsibily so as not to cause disruption to other park users or its neighbours. Coming in by train via the East Lancs Railway? There is a railway station at Burrs Country Park on the East Lancs Railway line. Why not grab the train from Bury and treat yourself to a 5-minute steam train ride to the site? Full details can be found on the ELR website and information on discounted fares can be found in our general entry registration page. Coming in on foot? The Sunnywood way to travel - Burrs Country Park is only a 30-minute walk from Bury town centre. Why not take in a local green route and walk to the site?

Weather

Ah, yes! The unpredicatable Great British Weather™ As an outdoor festival, we can only hope the temperamental British summer treats us well. Please keep an eye on the forecast and come dressed for whatever the elements throw our way. Should we have to make any alterations to the event or any activities, these will be communicated as soon as possible

Food and Drink

Unfortunately, we are not able to have food and drink vendors for this year's festival. We also ask that no alcohol or BBQs, disposable or otherwise, are brought into the Festival. Please ensure you bring a picnic, snacks, or even your own portable four-course meal if needs be! However, we will have water points - So be sure to bring a refillable water bottle or container.

Toilets

Just because we're going outdoors doesn't mean we have to 'go' outdoors! We will have portaloos onsite a short distance away from the main activities

Dogs

What about your furry friend? You are more than welcome to bring well-behaved dogs permitting they are kept on a lead at all times in the main areas of the Festival. We're sorry, but we won't be able to allow dogs near our campfire areas for health and safety and food hygiene

Volunteering at the Festival

Fancy lending a hand? It takes a village to put something like this on! We have a core group of regular volunteers who help us manage our frequent events but we'd love to hear from friendly folk passionate about helping create a memorable experience for everyone. That may be by: - Helping register and check people in - Marshalling the site and stewarding the events - Helping look after our artists and activity providers - Litter picking and general upkeep It's all important work - From setting up, running the day, and taking it all down again! Sound good? Click the button at the bottom of the page to let us know you're up for it.

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