Plan your Big Shakeout
Get close to nature, learn something new and step out of your comfort zone. Our packed schedule of courses and activities has something for every festival goer to find their own challenge.
Thank you for making Big Shakeout 2023 such an amazing festival
See again for our end of the summer weekend of fun and adventure. 27-29 September 2024. Save the date.
Your Big Shakeout ticket gets you...
- Individual, family or friends weekend entry
- 2 nights camping at Thornbridge Outdoors
- Free festival T-shirt
- Adventure films, inspirational talks an lectures
- Heaps of on-site activities
Watch this years's trailer
Prepare for the best outdoor event of the year
Location: Thornbridge Outdoors
Big love for Big Shakeout
"With loads going on for families and adventurers of all ages, The Big Shakeout is a great weekend. Don’t forget to allow a bit of time to soak up the vibe and chill out with like-minded folk, as well as making the most of all the great activities and new skills you can learn... A lovely event."
- Rob Slade, Wired for Adventure
"We absolutely love living in the Peak District with all the outdoor adventures and stunning family walks on our doorstep... But for those families who live in towns and cities who want to cram as much outdoor adventure into a weekend as possible, Alpkit’s Big Shakeout Festival is a must."
- The TraveLynn Family
Frequently asked questions
The Big Shakeout takes place atThornbridge Outdoorsnear Great Longstone in the Peak District.
Sorry no. Pets are not allowed on site.
No. You must have a valid Big Shakeout weekend ticket to participate in any School of Adventure Activities. Any orders for activities without a Big Shakeout weekend ticket will be cancelled and refunded.
We will do everything we can to make sure your chosen activity goes ahead, however in some circumstances a course may have to be cancelled due to weather or lack of numbers. In these cases we will either offer you a place on an alternative activity or refund.
You will receive an email confirmation with an order reference number upon completing your order. Your order number is your unique reference number, bring it along with you and present it at registration.You will need your order reference number to register on arrival.
There are no dedicated disabled weekend activity tickets, however some activities may be suitable with additional instruction. Please contact us with your requirements to see how we can tailor the experiences accordingly.
Tickets will be available for on-site parking. If you are in a campervan, please buy a campervan ticket for the Big Shakeout festival, there will be a designated campervan space available for you. If the ground is unsuitable due to conditions, parking will be along the public road.
We do not reserve tickets for group bookings. Everyone in your group needs to register and purchase tickets in the same way as anybody else buying tickets.
Under 18 year-olds must be accompanied by a ticket-holding adult. Proof of age / photo ID may be required for entry.
We cannot give refunds unless the event is cancelled or substantially altered. Tickets cannot be transferred to another name.
This is a weekend event - no day or evening tickets are available for purchase.
Prohibited items include, but are not restricted to:
Glass bottles, naked flames, drugs/illegal substances, guns, crossbows, generators, fireworks, chinese/flying lanterns, flares