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Singing With Nightingales 2019, Camping under the Stars

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Singing With Nightingales 2019, Camping under the Stars

We are very excited to announce that once again this Spring Outdoor People are teaming up with Sam Lee’s Nest Collective and Green Farm Kent at this year's Singing With Nightingales to offer concert-goers a camping treat.
Universal feedback from 2018:

"WONDERFUL" - the warm welcome, the nighttime cocoa, the crisp linen, the cosy duvets, the morning woodland walk... And the campfire breakfast!”

This night is a spellbinding mix of fireside folk music celebrating the lyrical magic of the nightingale... a unique chance to enjoy birdsong and folklore deep in one of England’s most beautiful woodland spots. 
There is a magical line up of talent over two weekends, at the beginning of April and towards the end of May. This year the line up includes Japanese flautists, traditional folk singers and blues guitarists... something for every taste and every evening a joy. 

"If you have never heard a nightingale before this will bring magic into your life" – Alan Davey (Controller, BBC Radio 3)

Click on the date below to BOOK YOUR CONCERT TICKET and find out more about these amazing artists:
FRIDAY 19TH APRIL - Guest artist: tbc
Host: Sam Lee 
Host: Sam Lee 
Host: Sam Lee
FRIDAY 17TH MAY - Guest artist: Helen Vidovich
Host: Sam Lee
SATURDAY 18TH MAY - Guest artist: tbc
Host: Sam Lee 
SUNDAY 19TH MAY - Guest artist: tbc
Host: Sam Lee 

As the event finishes late, around 12-1am, we’re offering a special camping experience, so you can fall asleep listening to the night and put off that jarring return to the modern world. The camping experience includes late night cocoa or herbal tea and the option of a morning woodland walk, with a delicious breakfast cooked over a roaring fire. 

Tent hire costs £80 for two people or £100 for four people and includes:
  • A classic 3 person Vango Force Ten canvas tent or Vango Mambo tent (for couples) or
  • A Vango Wilmslow Family Tent (which has two private rooms)
  • Thick sleeping mat and a pillow for each guest, plus a solar powered lamp;
  • Morning woodland walks (optional if you want to sleep in!);
  • A chance to listen to the dawn chorus, and if we are lucky a nightingale as you go to sleep
  • plus a delicious breakfast cooked over a roaring fire.

 A limited number of sleeping packs (duvet and sleeping bag) are available for a supplement of £10pp. You are also welcome to bring your own duvets, sleeping bags and blankets. 

The campsite is in a nearby field next to lambs, has a hot shower and toilet nearby and is just a four-minute walk from the woodland concert site. There's a kitchen hut and shelters if it's raining at breakfast time. 

Last year we hosted over 30 peeps who all shared what a lovely time was had...

@outdoorpeeps Thanks so much to all of you for a magical, lovely event #singing with Nightingales and loads of associated fun! pic.twitter.com/kDnRYEWLjo
— Peter Lord (@PeteLordAardman) April 28, 2018
Thanks all for a lovely night! What a terrific experience!
— Olivia Thompson (@LivvieThompson) April 28, 2018
Getting there
Green Farm Kent is a world away... but actually only 4 miles (about a £20 taxi ride) from Ashford international station. There is a large car park for cars just a short walk from the camping area.
Fancy more camping?
If you'd like to add another night then message us for a discount code - you can have the second night for 40% off! There are lots of good pubs and walks nearby, the beach 20 minutes away or why not check out the Green Farm spa... LINK

How to book

Singing with Nightingales is only available at Green Farm on two weekends this year so if you don't want to miss out, reserve your place from the website now. Please ensure you have confirmed your SWN ticket before booking accommodation with Outdoor People. 
Once you've booked your ticket for the concert, head over to the Outdoor People Shop to book your tent. Capacity is limited to six tents per event, so please book early to avoid disappointment. If you need more information please don’t hesitate to get in touch at info@outdoorpeople.org.uk
All money raised from the Camping With Nightingales is reinvested into our Family Camping Project and will help us share the wonders of the wild with Inner City Families this summer. Find out more about Outdoor Family Camping here.