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  • Arriving | Glastonbury Festival
    transport arrangements will stay as per previous years ie there will be no facilities at Castle Cary railway station for early arrivals Public transport facilities will only begin on Wednesday morning As in previous years there will be no amplified entertainment on the Wednesday with the main music stages not kicking off until Friday Please have your parking ticket clearly on display once you are within ten miles of the festival to make sure you are directed to the correct car parks You will also need to have your Festival ticket to hand Do not give your Festival ticket to anyone until you go through the turnstiles Once past security you will be given back your ticket which you will need for re entry along with the festival wristband you ll be given at the entrance if you leave the site or go to the car parks If you exit the site during the weekend you will be given a Pass Out Voucher hang onto this It is very important as you need it in order to get back in Do not give it to anyone else Security staff may ask to see your ticket during the event too so keep it secure In past years some ticket buyers had their tickets stolen some distance from the Festival when they stopped at service stations Your ticket is precious do not flash it around From 8am on Wednesday pedestrian gates operate 24 hours a day until the end of the Festival If you have any problems with your ticket or getting on site there are enquiry cabins at each pedestrian gate with the exception of Pedestrian Gate B and an enquiry cabin is also sited in the caravan campervan field Leave Pets at Home Please don t bring your pets to

    Original URL path: http://www.glastonburyfestivals.co.uk/information/advice/arriving/ (2016-02-13)
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  • Children | Glastonbury Festival
    the Festival Click for tips from the mother of a toddler on bringing kids to Glastonbury Tips for those with kids Bring plenty of sunscreen and waterproofs and don t forget a sunhat A nice strong but snuggly rug blanket is essential It s great to sit on during the day and great to wrap them up in during the evening as is plastic sheet to sit on if it gets wet A wheelbarrow off road pushchair bike trailer buggy or other form of push pull impromptu transportation for young children is useful Not only can it help you cart about all that you need to cater for every child related eventuality it will also relieve those inevitably tired little legs The Festival site is massive kids will get tired and unless you are happy to carry them for a long time you need some transport Bring plenty of carton drinks They are cheap easy to carry and you can leave a tray in the car for later There is plenty of access to drinkable tap water so bringing dilutable squash is another option Avoid a trek to the toilets in the dead of the night by bringing a bucket with a tight fitting lid you may find it useful too A first aid kit with Savlon plasters wipes waspese midge repellant Calpol etc is essential Bring biodegradable wet wipes they are useful for everything from your daily wash wiping hands before eating and wiping bums If you have a formula fed baby then invest in those bottles that use disposible liner bags the sort you use for freezing breast milk and a load of ready mixed formula milk in cartons If your child is a little older compromise any healthy eating morals and get prepared tins glass is banned

    Original URL path: http://www.glastonburyfestivals.co.uk/information/advice/children/ (2016-02-13)
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  • Money | Glastonbury Festival
    with you But if you do find yourself in need of cash there are six Cash Machine sites ATM s spread across six locations around the site All are open 24 hours a day and accept all UK and International cards The ATMs at the top of the site near Worthy FM are free to use the other ATMs carry a charge 2 50 per UK debit card withdrawal Get

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  • Food and shopping | Glastonbury Festival
    smells or feeling the vibes and exploring your inner self indulge your senses it s all available here in the markets Have a good wander around you ll be amazed at what you can find At Glastonbury like nowhere else you can track down objects to amaze and delight It s so easy to spread a little happiness Consider the amazing wood carvings and sculptures for sale in the Craft Field the unique imported treasures in the original markets in Babylon and some of the most random goods on this planet around the Other Stage and Dance Field A weekend is only just long enough to get a taste of all that is on offer Eat to your heart s content There s an array of food to tantalise all kinds of taste buds from the Far East to the Wild Wild West to good old proper English Country grub The choice is yours with around two hundred and fifty food stalls onsite Glastonbury is famous for having some of the best festival food available anywhere some very reasonable others slightly pricier There are all types and prices of food available from a cheap bowl of porridge and cup of

    Original URL path: http://www.glastonburyfestivals.co.uk/information/advice/food-and-shopping/ (2016-02-13)
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  • Property Lock-ups | Glastonbury Festival
    You can leave your belongings in safety however large or small and for whatever period of time you choose Property lock ups are open 24 hours a day and are free of charge to use Soap and toilet rolls are distributed free of charge from the lockups The lockups open on Wednesday and close at 12 noon on the Monday so if you leave anything in the lockups make sure that you pick up your belongings before then Anything left behind after this time will have to be claimed from Waggonshed Welfare and may not be available until after 4pm Challenge 21 wristbands This year the lock ups will also be issuing Challenge 21 wristbands The Festival operates a Challenge 21 policy for alcohol sales If you look under 21 you will not be served alcohol unless you can prove you are over 18 by presenting ID or by wearing a Challenge 21 wristband These will be available from the lock ups on presentation of a valid form of photo ID The following are acceptable forms of ID UK Driving Licence Valid Passport If you don t want to bring your passport or driving licence use a PASS ID See

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  • Welfare | Glastonbury Festival
    waggonshed by the farmhouse this is the main centre for practical welfare support If your problem is practical rather than medical try here first A good place to go if you lose all your kit for example not least because they also handle Lost Property during the festival They also look after found children after 8pm found kids are looked after in the Kidz Field until that time Green Welfare Situated just beyond the railway line at the entrance to the Green Fields Green Welfare is a good place to head for if you have any problem and are on that side of the site The Samaritans The Samaritans The Festival Branch of Samaritans have been going to Glastonbury since 1974 offering 24 hour emotional support They have a team of volunteers who work shifts throughout the day and night dealing confidentially with upset depressed or suicidal people The Samaritans tent with prominent green and white SAMARITANS banners and huge flags will be situated in the Main Markets area near Whitelake Bridge between the Pyramid and Other Stages See the Festival Branch website at www festivalsamaritans org The admin address for Festival Samaritans is festival samaritans org uk Samaritans national

    Original URL path: http://www.glastonburyfestivals.co.uk/information/advice/welfare/ (2016-02-13)
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  • Medical and First Aid | Glastonbury Festival
    should think very carefully before attending the event in the late stages of pregnancy FMS policy is to transfer women in labour promptly to an off site obstetric hospital rather than deliver on site Infectious diseases Infectious diseases could spread rapidly amongst festival goers You would be advised to stay away if you are suffering from an infection Please don t come to Glastonbury if you have suffered from gastroenteritis with diarrhoea or vomiting during the previous 48 hours Viral gastroenteritis is very infectious and spreads easily in crowds Risks can be reduced by careful hand washing after going to the toilet and before handling food Measles is one of the most infectious diseases and there are outbreaks in England and Wales Please don t come to Glastonbury if you have developed a rash with a fever in the 4 days before arrival Be prepared two doses of MMR vaccine provide a high level of protection MMR is recommended for anyone over the age of 13 months although if you were born before 1970 you are very likely to have had measles as a child and to be immune For further information see www nhs uk Health A Z Staying safe and well You can reduce the risk of injury and ill health by following this simple advice Alcohol Drink in moderation Hangover headaches usually respond if you drink plenty of water Burns Camping gas accidents are the most common cause of serious burns Never change these canisters in or near a tent and make sure the canister is threaded properly before lighting Beware of wax flares and candles Only buy from sellers authorised by the Festival Every year some irresponsible people sell unapproved flares and candles which cause nasty sight threatening eye injuries so if you are uncertain they are legit don t buy Crowds Can be dangerous places for small children Body surfing may look like fun but would you like to be dropped and trampled Don t put yourself at unnecessary risk Drugs Stay safe don t take drugs FMS does not prescribe or dispense Controlled Drugs and makes no exceptions Hearing damage If you spend too long in front of the loudspeakers you could damage your hearing Colourful earplugs to protect your ears are available from the Royal National Institute for the Deaf stall next to the Pyramid Stage Medicines and medication Bring some over the counter remedies for headache tooth ache minor cuts burns or bruises and sunburn Ask your local pharmacist for advice If you suffer from hay fever remember to bring enough nasal spray eye drops or antihistamine tablets to last through the Festival Remember to bring any regular medications you might need FMS can look after your medication if it needs to be kept in the fridge If you do forget anything tell FMS They can usually obtain further supplies Click for our prescribed medicines policy Practice Safe Sex If you have sex without a condom you risk catching diseases such as

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  • Prescribed Medicines Policy | Glastonbury Festival
    Festivals to permit prescription medicines to be brought onto site through pedestrian gates However to ensure that illicit or potentially dangerous substances are not brought onto site under the guise of legitimate medical need the following measures are to be enforced Advance information to customers and crew If someone needs to bring prescription medicines onto site they should consider this in advance and follow the steps set out below to assist security personnel to determine the medication is legitimately held Customers should Ensure the medicine is in its original container with the dispensary sticker and issued in the name of the ticket holder i e DON T peel the label off or carry someone else s medication Bring the official prescription counterfoil or a letter of explanation from a registered medical practitioner Ensure the quantity carried is the minimum required for duration on site Do NOT bring non essential tablets such as vitamin supplements Be prepared to be challenged at the Gate but do not seek to conceal medication Contact the Festival in advance if the medication is vital to health and wellbeing to ensure that you remain safe and well Be aware that a pharmacy and prescription service is available onsite Safe Storage In some instances safe storage of medication can be arranged through the onsite medical service including temperature controlled storage Please contact in advance if this service is required Confiscation Glastonbury Festival reserves the right to refuse access to patrons carrying substances which cannot be proven as stemming from genuine medical need In such instances gate staff may require that medicines be surrendered at the gate or returned to a vehicle or similar We will NOT offer a Receipt and Collect service Appeal At each entry Gate there will be a designated supervisor who will handle any

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