After a huge demand the Little Orchard Festival is back again for 2015. We have had two amazing years and now we're preparing for a third. Once again we'll be showcasing incredible bands and talent from all over the world accompanied with a huge selection of delicious ciders. You can expect big colourful marquees like the BBC introducing stage, The Big Little Apple Top, Granny Smith's Dance Emporium, as well as a selection of new tents and features.
You can expect three days of incredible festivities, sea shanties, a huge selection of world class bands and musicians, dancing and fun for all the family. We've got free tractor rides, cider sampling, delicious grub and loads of activities all on the beautiful working cider farm that is Healey's, home of the famous Rattler. The Little Orchard festival promises to be another magical weekend of activities and camping fun. Don't delay and grab your tickets today!
This year's eclectic mix of genres is being delivered across three magnificent stages in three fantastic tents. We've added the BBC Introducing stage to the festival, giving us unrestriced access to the most impressive local talent. We'll be updating this line as and when we book new artists.
A shanty-singing, swordfighting, dramatic band comprising of buccaneers, corsairs and ne'er-do-well piratical presentationists of the 18th century variety. Our port is Charlestown, Cornwall, near England. Their shows raise money for various charities including the RNLI, Cornwall Air Ambulance Trust and Children's Hospice South West.
Healey's Cyder Farm is centrally located in Cornwall, just a couple of miles off the main A30.
We are easy to find, and are situated on the A3075 Redruth/Newquay road at the tiny hamlet of Penhallow. Look out for the brown tourist signs. For Sat Nav use postcode TR4 9LW.
Enter the almighty food hall, where delicious feasts will be prepared such as pulled pork delights, a selection of gourmet burgers, sausage and mash with Rattler cider gravy, ribs, veggie curry, kids meals and a selection of vegetarian options
Tickets for Camping and campervans are sold on a per person basis, not per tent basis. Caravans are allowed, although no facilities such as power/waste disposal is on site
No fires/BBQ’s are permitted in the camping area, no dogs.
Tents may be pitched at any time. Toilets and Showers for camping/campervans are available on site
Campers and Camper vans can arrive from midday on Friday – please note that any camping vehicles must access the camping area before 6PM on any given day, once parked up on site, no vehicles will be permitted to move after 6pm until 7am due to health and safety reasons.
If you fancy camping in style this year, then look no further. We have teamed up with hobbithuts.net to provide luxurious tents, tipis and stretch tents. Hobbit huts are heated, lockable and include a spacious bed, furniture and a power socket to charge your gadgets. If you’re interested in hiring a hut, please check their booking page.
Please note, a camping ticket must be purchased separately from ordering your luxury accommodation.
Kernow Springs, Cornwall's first pop-up Eco Spa, have just signed up to provide some glamorous rest and relaxation for you at this year's Healy Cider Fest!! With a private space of natural sanctuary run entirely from the power of burning wood & includes wood fired hot tubs, a wood fired sauna yurt, hold & cold showers, private changing rooms & a cosy Bedouin chill out lounge complete with huge bean bags, rugs and throws. Be pampered before a day of festival fun or chill out in total luxury with some friends!
Choose from one of the following two options:
Bringing alcohol into the festival is strictly prohibited, however a small amount for personal consumption is allowed within the campsite - strictly no glass is to be brought at all.
Security will be searching for glass and will confiscate any alcohol that is deemed to be more than for personal consumption.
The festival is a very short walk from the parking and camping area, approximately 3 minute walk.
Cars can come and go throughout the day and parking is free.
Access is allowed in and out of the festival at all times so long as wristbands are worn.
Tents are restricted to the camping area only and are not allowed next to vehicles in the car park.
The camping field is directly next to the car park so it is not far to walk with your tent/belongings.
Campervans and caravans have a designated area within the car park - there are no special facilities for vans such as electricity or waste disposal.
No fires or bbqs are allowed in the campsite, gas stoves are allowed.
The Festival opens at 12:00 Friday 11th September onwards. Campervans can arrive from 10:00.
People are free to come and go from the festival over the weekend providing wristbands are worn at all times.
No Alcohol or glass to be brought onto the site.
A selection of delicious festival food will be on site including veggie options.
Under 14’s are free when accompanied by a parent/guardian (no more than 2 under 14’s per adult – any more will be charged at the regular ticket price).
Simply bring your Eticket print out to the entrance of the festival at Healey’s Cider Farm with ID, where it will be exchanged for wristband(s) anytime from 12pm Friday 12th September – Wristband collection will be available for the entire duration of the event – If you have bought an E-ticket with your credit card details and have given it to someone else, simply drop us an email to let us know their name and we will make sure that person can gain access
Festival is on short grass on firm land – Disabled access toilets will be provided