We can't wait for you to join us at the Big Church Day Out this year, so here's lots of handy info to help you find us!
Friday 24th May (Campers only): The campsite, car parks and ticket gates open at 12 midday. Camping gates will close at approximately 10pm.
Saturday 25th May: Car parks open at 9am and all ticket gates open at 10.30am. It will not be possible to enter the Campsite before the ticket gate is open. Ticket gates close at 10pm.
Sunday 26th May: Car parks open at 9am and all ticket gates open at 10.30am. It will not be possible to enter the Campsite before the ticket gate is open. Ticket gates close at 10pm.
Monday 27th May (Campers only): Campsite closes at 12 midday.
We'd love your help to keep the queues down, here's what you can do:
- Arrive as early as possible
- Have your e-ticket ready for checking before you reach the ticket gate
- Travel in groups by coach (it's cheaper and more environmentally friendly)
- Share lifts (you could even use Liftshare.com)
- Stay over in the Big Church Campsite or Glamping Village and get even more out of your visit!
- Allow about 30 minutes to exit the site at the end of the day, but be aware that it could take longer.
Parking is completely free at the Big Church Day Out. If you’re using a sat nav, the postcode you’ll need is BN44 3DZ. The full address is Wiston House, Steyning, West Sussex, BN44 3DZ.
The Big Church Day Out is a big event in a rural location, so getting in and out of the site does mean there may be some queuing. Please bear with our fantastic Traffic Management and Parking teams as they work to get everyone in and out as quickly and safely as possible.
Once you have parked your car on-site, you can begin to make your way on foot to the campsite or event entrance.
Please note that there is no access to the event via Mouse Lane in Steyning village. Cars must enter via the signposted car park entrances.
If you're catching the train to the Big Church Day Out, the nearest station is Shoreham-by-Sea. It's easy to get here from London, Gatwick Airport and everywhere! To make it super easy for all you train-riders we run a shuttle bus to and from the station to the event. Plan your journey and buy tickets here.
Shuttle buses will be running from Shoreham-by-Sea train station and the Big Church Day Out. A single fare is £2 for adults and £1 for 1-16 year olds. The timetable can be found here.
We give FREE tickets to coach drivers, to say 'thank you coach driver' and give them the opportunity to get stuck in with the event. If your coach driver would like a free ticket please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org for more details.
Looking for a cheaper, cleaner way to travel to the Big Church Day Out? Amazing! Liftshare is the UK's biggest car share network. We're registered with them as an event, so check out our Liftshare.com page, or download their iOS and Android apps to request or offer lifts to the Big Church Day Out.
If you live very far away from the Big Church Day Out, you might want to travel through the sky. The nearest airport to Wiston House is London Gatwick. The journey by car from London Gatwick to Wiston House is about 45 minutes, and from London Heathrow it's about 1 hour 15 minutes.
There are loads of trains running regularly from Gatwick Airport to Shoreham-by-Sea station, and then you could catch the shuttle bus to the event.