Rally Chat Summer Of Fun 2017 - Balloons, Retro & Malvern Dates

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  1. Wombles

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    Next August is looking great for Funsters with the possibility of attending the Bristol Balloon Fiesta for either the duration 10-13 August ( Cotham Park RFC &/or Parsonage Farm) or just the Thursday 10th with the Nightglow then on to Retrofestival :Grin:at Newbury 11-13 August with Malvern Show 18-20 August! Just three nights (14-16 August) to fill - please post any ideas for a good site with facilities in between Newbury & Malvern for those coming a distance.
    The dates for the Balloon Fiesta are sourced from Bristol Balloons website & the others direct from the organisers so should be definite :)
     
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    Great location & looks lovely (y) for some but for any that full time or those coming south for the duration also looking for ideas of sites with laundry facilities (& showers?) as that might be preferable or necessary:unsure:
     
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    Well , fair play to you 3 lovely personages(y)(y)(y)...you've got it sussed(y)(y)...more than I'm capable of.:hugs::hugs:
    This sounds like a fabulous August 2017:dance2::dance2::dance2:
    We'll keep close tabs on this:Grin::Grin::Grin:
     
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    Glad you like this :hi5: - we may not be able to make all of these but will be at Retrofestival as too good to miss! See you there :) if not before :hugs::hugs:
     
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    Fab thats the retro and malvern for us sorted. Thanks for posting dates.
     
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    Suggested stopover siites between Newbury & Malvern:
    One interesting site would be Adam Henson's (Countryfile) campsite at Guiting Power, have seen this but not stayed
    Caravan Club site at Moreton in Marsh, highly recommended by other funsters
    Merry Weather Farm near Chipping Norton (very good for small repairs etc on your van - I have used them!

    I hope to join you at Bristol next year @Wombles!

    Catherine
     
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    If you are looking for all the facilities then you could also consider cc sites at Cirencester or Broadway. If you just want a cl there is one at Burford in the school grounds, there is also a cc site at Burford but it's out by the Cotswold wildlife park and nowhere near Burford.
     
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    I've got the dates already in the calendar, thanks @Wombles for the heads up. Definitely plan to do the balloon festival and Malvern and will think about the dates in between. - might even see if there is a THS somewhere around that time.
     
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    :dogthanks:Definitely interested in the balloons and the retro festival
     
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    Good to see there's some interest in these (y) Another event that might be worth considering for next year is Valleyfest at the beauty spot Chew Valley Lake http://www.valleyfest.co.uk/ - don't have their dates for 2017 yet but likely to be the beginning of September as it is this year.

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    This is small but rapidly growing family friendly food & music festival. Can try to find out (when we volunteer there in the next couple of weeks) if there is any chance of a dedicated Fun area or chance of group/rally discount for next year :)
    Trying our best to get some more Funsters rallying down south! :cheers:
     
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    @Wombles We were at balloon fiesta this year staying at parsonage farm and the organisers confirmed these dates for next year, so should be definite. We hope so as we did balloon fiesta Thursday for the night glow but weather too windy for balloons to fly Friday morning and we left midday to go to Malvern so missed the balloon flights on Saturday when the weather improved. Got it in the diary for next year and probably Malvern again so a site to stay between would be good. I'll see what I can find.
     
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    Many thanks for the dates, having just done the balloons at Bristol I will definitely be doing it again next year.

    This can't be for real, I NEVER ever plan a month ahead never mind a YEAR !!
     
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    We like something to look forward to in the deep dark depths of winter :)
     
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    Loks lovely but £200 for a weekend would make it out of our league with so many other things going on:( or have I read it wrong?
     
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    I agree that, like a lot of these types of festival with lots of live acts, it isn't cheap - that's why we are volunteering there this year & will see what that's like. We understand that in return for 8 hours "work" (lots of different roles) on the Friday all three of us get to enjoy the weekend & camping but still finalising details. Tickets would cost us over £285 :eek: (out of our budget) at the moment although there were some early booking offers. With our recent volunteering experience at Retro we are likely to be pitching up tents & campervans. With this being a growing event (backed by large organic food companies) they will need more volunteers each year so maybe that's an option for some Funsters to consider? Also we hope to have a chat with the owner/organisers to see if they might consider a rally rate for Funsters (no volunteering) for next year if enough interested - long shot but no harm asking! :)
     
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    Wombles is this Bath Chew Valley ... I stayed there for a week once ... run by lovely biker lads but only one bus a day and really expensive. Nowhere to go on foot.

    I can't open your link as not on proper computer till weekend:( I like the sound of a family feztival and it near my daughter .. would be interested if not expensive. :)
     
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    Hi Joy - it's is on an organic farm with great views next to Chew Valley Lake & is being described as the "new Glastonbury" but at present it is a relatively small family friendly food & music festival. Cheapest way to do it is to volunteer (all 3 of us will be :hi:) - details are still being finalised but looks like it's now 2 x 6 hour shifts for 2 free meals, free ticket & tent camping - still waiting to hear if it's extra to take a motorhome for volunteers. Riverford adult tickets at £60 each are cheapest I have found so far & include a free supper but have to pay an extra £32.40 if bringing the motorhome booking a campervan pass on the main Valleyfest website. Will copy & post below some pages off the website so you can get an idea of what it will be like :)
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    Welcome to the band stand


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    Zutopia Collective

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    The Shimmer Band


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    My Baby


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    Sinnober


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    Forleigh


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    Hannah & The Heartbreak

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    Guided meditation and gong bath

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    Three London Planes


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    Honeyfeet


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    Retrospective for Love

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    Dila V & The Odd Beats


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    Brexit - shaping a new future for food and farming


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    Satish Kumar (talk and discussion)

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    Guided meditation and gong bath


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    Zumba
     
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