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The Event

About Us

Forbidden Forest X

Forbidden Forest was born as a passionate response to the stagnation of the dance music festival and clubbing circuit in the UK.

Created by a group of rave enthusiasts they felt frustrated by the restrictions that the classic warehouse or tent spaces often encumbered on a large-scale events.

Lost Property

LOST PROPERTY


• Any item(s) found to be traceable to their owner no larger than A4 in size will be retuned by post within 14 days of the find.


  •   Any item(s) found to be traceable to their owner but larger than than A4 in size will lead to the owner being notified by post.


  • The owner will then have 14 days to respond allowing the item(s) to be sent back to their owners.


 • If contact is not made within 14 days of notification, then the item(s) will be destroyed.


 • Whilst Exurbia Events will endeavour the safe keeping of any lost property item(s) they hold no responsibility for any loss or damaged item(s).


Please email Info@forbidden-forest.co.uk to check lost property.


Forest Credit Refunds

For credit refunds please visit the below link. Refunds will be available for 48 hours after the event.

https://forbiddenforest.eventg...

New Forest Venue

Wymeswold Forest.

 Located close to the Wymeswold airfield and sitting unvisited and Forbidden until now.

 Subsequently being used as a WW2 firing range and training ground for the MOD, this Forbidden Forest has since slowly become reclaimed by nature laying neglected and overgrown for decades. Many of the debilitated bunkers and buildings still stand to this day and create the natural décor to this new Forbidden Forest venue.

Find yourself emerged amidst history as you follow the pathways into one of the 5 stage areas whilst participating in a whole new Forbidden Forest adventure.

We are excited for you to join us at our brand new forest, taking things to the next level. As one chapter closes, another new adventure begins. Join us September 8th to be the first to experience a brand new Forbidden Forest.  

Venue Address - Prestwold, Loughborough, Leicestershire, LE12 5SH 


Opening times and last entry

The next Forbidden Forest takes place on Saturday 8th September 2018.

We open our doors at 12 PM and close at 11 PM (12:00 - 23:00 ).

Last entry is 16:00 with NO exceptions. Once you have entered the forest there will be no re admittance into the event.

Tickets

Tickets can be purchased here.

You will also be able to buy drinks credits in advance of the event date to save queuing upon entry. These are now available.

Tobacco

Cigarettes will be sold on site at one of the Forbidden Forest merchandise stalls.

Lockers / phone charging

There will be a Locker service available onsite along with a phone charging station/portable units to purchase.

Local hotels to Wymeswold Forest

Please see the below link for all local accomodation / Hotels within the area. We advise you book these as soon as possible as the demand will become high closer to the event.

http://bit.ly/2JDKDbs

Prohibited Items & Clothing

The list below is of prohibited items you will not be able to bring into the event or wear.

  • Neither opened or sealed Food & Drink are permitted into the event.
  • Aerosols are not permitted into the event
  • Glass, including perfume and aftershave bottles are not permitted into the event
  • Illegal substances & Illegal/Legal highs (Including Nitrous Oxide) are not permitted into the event.
  • Any item which may reasonably be considered for use as an offensive weapon
  • Man Bags are not permitted into the event (Bum bags, Rucksacks, Backpacks etc are allowed. All must NOT be bigger than A4 size).
  • No bag bigger than an A4 size will be permitted into the event
  • Tracksuits are not permitted into the event (Tracksuit tops worn without the bottoms are acceptable).
  • Full body camouflage wear or workwear are not permitted into the event
  • Portable Laser Equipment or Laser Pens
  • Animals (except for approved assistance dogs)
  • Umbrellas are not permitted into the event
  • Items of clothing that can be adapted to fully cover the face are not permitted into the event
  • Full face masks are not permitted into the event
  • Professional audio, audio-visual, film, or video recording equipment
  • Flares, bangers, fireworks, sparklers, Chinese lanterns and Naked Flames inc. tea lights

Anybody that requires medication to be brought to the event must inform the organizer 48 hours prior to arrival. They must carry the relevant data sheets with the medication.

Travel

Getting to Wymeswold Forest

Google Maps or satellite navigation will take you to the correct entrance using the following address.

Wymeswold Forest - Prestwold Lane, Leicestershire LE12 5SH - Please look carefully for event signage when arriving to be guided into the correct entrance  / car park and drop off zones


Travel by train

The nearest train station to Wymeswold Forest is Loughborough train station. This is a 7 minute taxi ride away from Forbidden Forest, however please leave adequate time to reach the station before and after the event. At this station East Midlands Trains operate a regular service. Please check timetables for all journeys and interconnecting train times.

There will be a FREE shuttle bus service too and from East Midlands Airport hotels for those staying there - Click the link below to apply.

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Travel by coach

Forbidden Forest has chartered return coaches to run from the majority of surrounding towns and cities. Tickets for these are available on our tickets page. If your town or city is not listed and there is a large group of you wanting to attend please  get in touch

For those who have purchased coach tickets, these remain valid and pick up locations remain the same, although pick up times may slightly vary. You will be informed of any changes via email in the coming weeks. 

Anyone that has already booked hotels local to Donington Park/East
Midland Airport, we will be providing a FREE return shuttle bus from these hotels to Wymeswold Forest. 


From North (M1 / A512 / A60 / B676)

Leave the M1 at Junction 23 and turn left at the roundabout taking the 1st exit onto the A512 towards Loughborough. Follow this road for 1.2m and continue straight over the next roundabout towrads Loughborough. Continue along the A512 and take the second exit over the next roundabout staying on the A512 Ashby Road. 

After 0.6m turn left onto Broad Street and then left onto The Rushes. Take the next Left onto Bridge Street / A6 / B589. Continue to follow the B589. Turn right onto Clarence Street and then left onto Nottingham Road towards Loughborough Train station - A60.

After 1.0m you then turn right onto Barrow Road / B676. Continue on this road for 1.4m before turning left onto Prestwold Lane. 

From here the event will be signposted to give you direction into the event as well as all carparking / drop off facilities - Please follow all event signage with care.

Travel by taxi

There are many local taxi firms that service all surrounding areas including Loughborough train station. We strongly advice that due to the rural location of the event that you book your taxi in advance to ease your travel home. Those booking via Uber, use the code FORESTUBER for up to £15 off.

Travel by air

If you are lucky enough to be flying into the UK then the East Midlands airport is a mere 15 min drive to Forbidden Forest. The airport offers car hire facilities as well as hotels that are located directly next to the airport.

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From South (M1 / A512 / A60 / B676)

Leave the M1 at Junction 23 and turn right at the roundabout taking the 3rd exit onto the A512. Follow this road for 1.2m and continue straight over the next roundabout. Continue along the A512 and take the second exit over the next roundabout staying on the A512 Ashby Road. 

After 0.6m turn left onto Broad Street and then left onto The Rushes. Take the next Left onto Bridge Street / A6 / B589. Continue to follow the B589. Turn right onto Clarence Street and then left onto Nottingham Road towards Loughborough Train station - A60.

After 1.0m you then turn right onto Barrow Road / B676. Continue on this road for 1.4m before turning left onto Prestwold Lane. 

From here the event will be signposted to give you direction into the event as well as all carparking / drop off facilities - Please follow all event signage with care.





Coach Travel Information

Pick up and drop off points:


Leicester:

Bus Stand (BH)

Liquid Envy Nightclub Gravel Street,

Leicester.

LE1 3AN.

Departing: 11:30hrs


Derby:

Ghost Bar 15A Wardwick,

Derby,

DE1 1HA.

Departing: 11:15hrs


Nottingham:

Bus Stop C2 (opposite Ocean Nightclub),

Collin Street, Broadmarsh A6008

Nottingham,

NG1 7EQ.

Departing: 11:30hrs


Birmingham:

Bus Stands,

1 Dudley Street,

Birmingham,

B5 4EG.

Departing: 11:15hrs


Sheffield:

Bus Stand SS4,

Sheaf Street (A61)

Sheffield,

S1 4SE. 

Departing: 11:00hrs


Manchester:

Bus Stand (Outside Piccadilly Station)

Fairfield Street

Manchester

M60 7RA

Departing: 10:30hrs


Hull:

Bus Stands outside Funktion Hull Nightclub,

54 Anlaby Rd,

Hull,

HU3 2SB

Departing: 10:30hrs


Coventry:

Bus Stands,

Rail Station,

Eaton Rd,

Coventry,

CV1 2FD

Departing: 12:00hrs


Liverpool:

Broad Green Train Station

Bowring Park Road

Liverpool

L14 3NG

Departing: 10:30hrs


Leeds:

Bus Stop 'F'

St Peters Street

Leeds

LS9 8BL

Departing: 10:30hrs


Northampton:

Northampton Train Station,

Bus Stop Station Approach,

Black Lion Hill

NN1 1SP

Departing: 11:45hrs


Stoke:

Stoke-on-Trent Train Station,

Bus Stop,

Station Road

ST4 2AA

Departing: 11:30hrs 


Loughborough (Shuttle Bus):

Loughborough Train Station @ 12:15hrs  

Returning Home 20:00 / 21:00 / 22:00 / 23:00hrs  (Subject to a full shuttle)



*ALL RETURNING - 15/20 mins after the event finishes. Coach Tickets – Please ensue you bring a PRINTED PAPER TICKET or DOWNLOADED PDF with you for us to Scan easily to allow us to authorize your access on-board. You can do this via the Ticket Arena website. If you have not purchased a ticket in advance – You will be refused access on-board.

FAQ

  • Is there parking availible?

    There is parking availible when you arive on site at £10 per car.

  • Is ID essential?

    ID is essential for entry. NO ID NO ENTRY. Please see the 'Age Restriction' section for a list of valid forms of identification

  • Can you buy tickets on the door?

    There will be NO tickets available on the door.

  • Is it safe to buy 2nd hand tickets?

    If you are buying second hand / resale tickets from people you know and trust, this shouldn't be an issue. However with our shows selling out in advance, we have seen a serge in fake tickets and people selling the same ticket on multiple times. Forbidden Forest can not guarantee entry on any 2nd hand resale ticket. Anyone buying 2nd hand resale tickets do at their own risk. NO fake ticket holder will gain access to the event.

  • Are cigarettes sold at the event?

    Yes you can purchase cigarettes from the merchandise stall at the event.

  • Can i bring food or drink with me?

    Unfortunatly you can not bring food and drink into the event. Food and drink will be served on site.

  • Is there a dresscode?

    Our dresscode is Festival friendly, however there are items of clothing that are not permited such as tracksuits, Manbags etc. For the full list, please see the 'Prohibated Items & Clothing' section.

  • Is the event under cover?

    All stages are positioned within the forest with a small degree of coverage, however these areas are mainly open air and exposed to the elements so please dress accordingly. Rain is alwasy likely so please bring attire to keep yourself comfortable and dry.

  • Can i screen shot my ID for entry?

    Screen shots of any form of ID will NOT be accepted.

  • Are there lockers availible?

    Yes lockers are available on site to allow the safe storage of any belongings you do not wish to carry.

General

Cashless System

Cash is no longer king! Forbidden Forest will be operating a Cashless RFID Wristband System. This system will make purchasing drinks at the event quick and easy, enabling a smoother more efficient process. You exchange your entry ticket for a contactless wristband upon arrival. Your money will be exchaged for credit which will go directly onto your contactless wristband to spend as you wish across the entire event. No more losing your money, tokens or wallets !

Credit can be purchased online before the event to save time on queuing upon entry. Credit can also be purchased at the event from one of many top up areas. We also offer the flexibility of refunds on any credit you don't spend. Refunds must be made within 48 hours of the show. Anything after unclaimed after this period unfortunately cannot be processed (Ticket Arena T&C apply).

Parking

Parking is available and charged at £10 per vehicle. If there is a need to leave your vehicle over night then all owners do so at their own risk. Forbidden forest cannot be held responsible for any damages or loss to any vehicle parked on site. Cars left on site over night must be collected by 6pm the following day. Failure to do so may result in the vehicle being removed on your behalf. 

Age Restrictions / Entry Conditions

The event is strictly suited for anyone 18 and over. For those lucky enough to look younger than 25, in accordance with our Challenge 25 policy, our bar staff will be required to check ID at point of sale. Please do not take this as an insult, take this as a compliment as there are many that thrive on being asked!

To back up the above Valid photographic ID is required upon entry to verify your E-Ticket and age. NO ID NO ENTRY - NO EXCEPTIONS.

Suitable forms of valid photographic ID include

  • Passport
  • Driver’s licence 
  • Pass card with hologram 
  • Armed Forces Identification cards 
  • Photocopies are not acceptable
  • Screen shots of any form of ID will NOT be accepted 
  • If your ID is out of date then unfortunately we cannot accept it
  • If you are found to be using ID that isn’t yours you will be removed from the grounds with NO refund

Entry Conditions

  • Anyone heavily intoxicated by means of drugs or alcohol will be refused entry
  • No search, no entry (to include metal detection and drug detection dogs and further in-depth searches)
  • The dress code does not permit tracksuits, full body camouflage wear or workwear 
  • No admittance after 16:00
  • There is no re admittance permitted into the event once entry has been made
  • Cash admittance is not available
  • No tickets will be available to purchase on the door 
  • Exurbia Events will not accept any responsibility for damages or loss sustained at the event 
  • Security reserve the right to refuse entry to anyone in possession of prohibited items 
  • Fake tickets will be denied access to the event. 2nd hand tickets are bought at your own risk.

The above conditions are put in place for the safety of everyone attending Forbidden Forest events. Exurbia Events, or their management, reserve the right to refuse admission to the event.

Food and Drink

No food or drink is allowed into the event, we have carefully selected some great food vendors to provide you with meals throughout the event. Our bars will have a wide selection of alcoholic and soft drinks with great offers to suit everyone’s tastes and budget.

Disabled Access

If you are disabled or care for somebody that is then please get in touch with us via info@forbidden-forest.co.uk so we can accommodate and assist you to the best of our ability

Prohibited Items & Clothing

The list below is of prohibited items you will not be able to bring into the event or wear.

  • Neither opened or sealed Food & Drink are permitted into the event.
  • Aerosols are not permitted into the event
  • Glass, including perfume and aftershave bottles are not permitted into the event
  • Illegal substances & Illegal/Legal highs (Including Nitrous Oxide) are not permitted into the event.
  • Any item which may reasonably be considered for use as an offensive weapon
  • Man Bags are not permitted into the event (Bum bags, Rucksacks, Backpacks etc are allowed. All must NOT be bigger than A4 size).
  • No bag bigger than an A4 size will be permitted into the event
  • Tracksuits are not permitted into the event (Tracksuit tops worn without the bottoms are acceptable).
  • Full body camouflage wear or workwear are not permitted into the event
  • Portable Laser Equipment or Laser Pens
  • Animals (except for approved assistance dogs)
  • Umbrellas are not permitted into the event
  • Items of clothing that can be adapted to fully cover the face are not permitted into the event
  • Full face masks are not permitted into the event
  • Professional audio, audio-visual, film, or video recording equipment
  • Flares, bangers, fireworks, sparklers, Chinese lanterns and Naked Flames inc. tea lights

Anybody that requires medication to be brought to the event must inform the organizer 48 hours prior to arrival. They must carry the relevant data sheets with the medication.

Safety Information

At Forbidden Forest safety is paramount. Our first aid team are there to help and are more than happy to answer any questions. They are your friends and care for your welfare. We will have first aiders working within the forest as well as medical tents positioned and sign posted within our concessions area.

Throughout the day and night our production will be made up of strobe lighting and special effects.

Forbidden Forest takes a zero tolerance approach to drugs and legal highs. We are working closely with the local authorities to ensure anyone found in the possession /  have the intent to supply any illegal substances or legal highs at or during the event is prosecuted. Anyone caught in the possession of personnel drugs will be removed from the event and ejected from site no matter what the circumstances.

Metal detectors will be used as part of the searches upon entry. Full body searches will be carried out at random and in accordance with the security company policies.

At any large-scale event pickpockets are active. Mobile phone theft has increased over the years given that our society relies on them for everything. From making cashless payments to social media. Please keep your mobile phones safe. If you loose or feel your mobile phone has been stolen then please report this straight away to our venue staff or a member of security who will then help you find a place of quiet to allow your network provider to be contacted and the police made aware of the theft. Do not wait until the event is finished before reporting.

Reporting concerns or an incident

If you need to report a concern or incident on the day, please visit our info point where they will see your concerns are reported and seen too.

RAVE SAFE & WELFARE

We want you to be extra vigilant in the forest and on site. Using alcohol and other drugs is never without risk.

If you or your friend feel unwell during the event, go to the Welfare & First Aid tent to speak to our non-judgemental medics. Our qualified team are there to help you, whether you or any of your friends feel unwell, or even if you just need some time out.

If you see someone on their own who looks vulnerable or need help, please contact any member of staff nearby. Please look out for your fellow forest ravers, even if you don’t know them.

Free decanted water is available at every bar. There is also a free water point on site.


I love my ears

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Think for yourself, care for others

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Don’t push your limits. Be responsible.

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Be prepared for any type of weather

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Take time to chill out

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First aid teams are your friend