Frequently Asked Questions



We’ve had a go here at answering your frequently asked questions. As and when new issues are raised we’ll update this page.

Q. What are the dates for the upcoming Festivals?

A. Our Festival returns to the traditional 3rd weekend in July – 13th-14th July 2019, 18th-19th July 2020 and 17th-18th July 2021

Q. Is there an entrance fee?

A. No, but there is a fee for the park and ride, which, for safety and traffic management reasons, we need you to use.

Q. Is this an event suitable for the whole family?

A. Yes, very much so.

Q. Do I have to dress up?

A. No, but as the Festival encompasses the whole of the village centre you are ‘IN’ the event and will enjoy it far more if you are a participant rather than just a spectator

Q. How is the Festival funded?

A. Through sponsorship, donations, grants, ‘On the Ration’ 200 Club, Park & Ride and the sale of the Festival newspaper.

Q. Who organises the Festival?

A. A group of enthusiastic Woodhall Spa volunteers.

Q. If I represent a re-enactor group, 40’s display or trade who do I talk to about participation?

A. Take a look at the Festival Contacts page.

Q. If I’m a singer and would like to participate who do talk to?

A. Take a look at the Festival Contacts page.

Q. I’d like to lend a hand and help the organising team who run the Festival – who do I contact to offer my help?

A. Take a look at the Festival Volunteers page.

Q. Are the disabled catered for?

A. Yes, Car Park ‘A’ has an area reserved for blue badge holders, is served by ‘low rider’ buses with good wheelchair accessibility and a well paved route into the village centre. There is also a drop off point close to the hub of events and ‘disabled’ toilets. The village is flat with low kerbs and most venues are outdoors with shelter nearby if required.

Q. Are there local camping and caravan sites?

A. Yes, but those close to the village will be fully booked by now. Please see the Woodhall Spa Community Website:

Q. Where can I catch a bus to Lincoln/Boston?

A. Bus stops are located on Tattershall Road, between Victoria Avenue and Cromwell Avenue. View schedule and map on the ‘Find Us‘ page

Q. Where are the toilets located?

A. On Spa Road and in Jubilee Park adjacent to the swimming pool; additional portaloos (including disabled) are located at several sites including the car parks.

Q. Can I bring a dog?

A. Yes; the vast majority of daytime events are outdoors, but suggest you avoid the battle re-enactments. Dogs are NOT permitted on ‘Park and Ride’ buses.

Q. What happens if I need medical attention during the Festival?

A. The Festival provides dedicated medical cover which is located adjacent to the Police Station on the Broadway and in Jubilee Park; alternatively contact any of the event staff who should all have contact numbers for the medical team; or phone 999 if it is an emergency.

Q. Where is the Festival HQ/Control located?

A. The Festival Control point is co-located with the Information Stand outside the Inn at Woodhall Spa Hotel; all incidents are to be reported to this point as soon as possible.