Welcome to your home for Blue Sky Fest 2022. Here you can find out more about the event, book your tickets, nominate Young People for awards that will be presented at the event and sign up to perform on the day itself. Please see below for all the information you will need for this amazing day
Children: Carers are reminded that they are responsible for their young people and responsible for supervising the behaviours of their young people at all times whilst on site. Individual risk assessments and safe care plans for your young people should be observed during this event. Please also always accompany your young people when they collect food and drink and whilst going to the toilet. Blue Sky staff will be around the venue if you need any advice.
Arrival and Signing in: On arrival, attendees will be checked off the master list of attendees by the greeting team. You will be given a blue festival band for each attendee and must wear this all day. During the event, any person without a blue band will be asked to identify themselves and may be asked to leave to ensure no members of the public come in to the event
Queue Assist: We understand that for various reasons, people at the event may find queuing for rides and food a challenge for a range of reasons. As such, we have a selection of queue assist bands available. If you feel that you or someone in your party requires one of these, please feel free to take one from the box at the entrances.
Please be respectful of this system and those making use of it
If you have one of these bands, please make your way to the side of the vendor/ride and make them aware of your presence, where they will make every effort to get you on the ride and serve your food as soon as possible.
Dogs: We are not discouraging you from bringing your beautiful companions to the festival; however, any dogs in attendance must be kept on a lead at all times, and carers are responsible for their continual supervision.
Dogs with an unknown temperament that have not had a dog questionnaire completed should not be present. Dogs are not permitted close to animals’ area and are only to attend if carers have no other option for day care for them.
Drinks Containers: There will be a small number of compostable cups available on the day for teas, coffee and squash; however, we would please ask you, where possible, to bring a refillable drinks container for your use
Food tokens: When you arrive at the festival, you will be asked to take three wooden tokens per person. This entitles you to any three meal/food items throughout the day, including ice creams. Drinks are unlimited, and there will be various squash/water stations and a tea/coffee area throughout the venue. This is to ensure everyone gets a chance to eat in as fairway as possible, and we ask that those in attendance respect the system.
These tokens will be given to you as Foster Carers, and it is your responsibility to judge whether to give the tokens to your young people or accompany them to the food vendors. They are around 50p in size, and their suitability in terms of a choking hazard should be judged accordingly.
Allergies: Each food vendor will be able to provide you with information on this. We will also have a list near the stage as an overview of allergens.
Stage times and Performances: To allow for flexibility, there will be a whiteboard at the event with the times of some of the performers. This will be subject to change on the day based on the needs of those performing. If you are performing, please ensure to find Ed when you arrive at the venue to confirm your stage time. This also allows us to add more people to the stage on the day, should you or a Young Person wish to participate.
At Blue Sky we have created a pair of awards in memory of two people who have passed away from our family. These awards reflect the passions and life of both Alex & Rhianna respectively. You can find out more about the awards, and nominate a Young Person, by clicking below:
Part of what makes Blue Sky Fest so amazing is the performances by our Young People and Foster Carers. In the past we have had magic tricks, original music, covers, hula hooping and spoken word, all on our undercover, professional stage set-up. you dint even need your own equipment, just as long as you let us know what you need – we will try and find it. So if you want to perform, follow this link by clicking here, and let us know…
Our amazing panel of Young People helped us choose our rides and attractions for Blue Sky Fest…but what are they? See below to find out…
With hopefully up to 19 rides and attractions, the list below is not exhaustive.
Last Man Standing
Pulsar Laser Quest
Wrecking Ball Challenge
4 Lane Basketball
Test Your Strength
There is something for everyone at Blue Sky Fest so our rides are not just high energy. We have worked to ensure there are accessible rides and attractions for everyone, also including:
Giant Connect 4
With her main purpose-built stables on the Somerset/Wiltshire border and additional donkey accommodation in the south east of England, Kelly has provided the staff & donkeys for rides at thousands of events all over the UK.
As of 2018 new, stringent animal licensing laws came into force in England and Kelly is the proud holder of a brand new 5 Star licence for her donkeys and stables, the highest rating available. Animal welfare is, and always has been, the most important part of the business. Kelly lives on site and has her donkeys with her year-round, so they really are members of the family. They have access to the best equine vets, farriers, dentists and equine chiropractors in the business and funds are always available to take in and rehabilitate rescue animals. Find out more about Kelly’s Donkey’s here
Rosie returns to Blue Sky Fest this year and says “I provide colour and sparkle at all kinds of events, from princess parties to birthdays, company or family venues. Face painting is my true passion, so I only use the best quality paints like Diamond FX and TAG”
A designated quiet space for those who need time out and a toy filled area for our Younger members of the Blue Sky Family
Millie and Dom from our Sussex and Surrey team will be on hand in one of our Bell Tents making slime (with glitter and colour), necklace/bracelet making, and painting mini wooden plaques with the hope of putting something massive together. Make sure to stop by and say “Hi”
All the food and drink at Blue Sky Fest is on the house, we operate a token system to make sure that everyone is able to get their fair share. When you arrive at the venue, you will be given a stack of tokens each. Below are some of the food vendors that will be there on the day. this list is not exhaustive and more stall will be in attendance on the day.
Since 2010 Let’s Go Street Food has been trading at music, beer and food festivals, corporate events, weddings as well as everything in between with their street food stalls. They will be on hand with burgers, fries and hot dogs with Vegan options also available
The classic returns and is always a popular choice at Blue Sky Fest!
Another favourite returns to help keep you cool on the day
Alongside our locally sourced food options, there will also be a range of food items for those wishing to enjoy salads and other choices
We are already thinking about Blue Sky Fest 2023 and following the event we will be running an open poll of potential dates, so we can ensure as many of our Blue Sky Family can attend as possible. Check this space after the event for more information
Times and locations of coach collection points will be shown here closer to the time.