Are you ready for the Gloworm Festival?

Are you ready for the Gloworm Festival?

That’s right! If you haven’t heard already Gloworm Festival is back for 2023! This blog will get you up to speed and hopefully answer any questions you might immediately have!

When and where?

This year’s Gloworm Festival will be held at Thoresby Park, Newark, Nottinghamshire, NG22 9EQ.

It will feature closer camping facilities than last year with the furthest camping point being just a 5-minute walk, with hard standing paths making it easier for pushchairs and similar items.

Also, for day parking visitors, it is only a 5-minute walk on hard standing paths to the main site, the furthest parking is around 10 minutes but, on the day, they will have a land train in place for people!

(All Photo credit goes to Gloworm

However, it is recommended that you use the Postcode NG22 9EP for your satnav, which will bring you through the main entrance. It is also recommended that you research your route before setting of as some satnavs will take you on an un-needed adventure through private roads!

What's on?

On the main stage this year you can be excited for acts including a Daft Punk tribute, Livin Joy, Mister Maker and friends, Playmobil Rave, Mercury - Queen tribute, and More! There will be something for the everyone! 

There's more! You can expect meet and greets from some of your favourite characters including Bing and Flop, Hey Duggee, Chase and Skye from PAW Patrol, and Bluey! Among others!

As well as all of this there are also plenty of activities during the weekend for you and your little one to look forward to including Circus Performances, Dino-Zone, Fairground, The Hive featuring the Actual Reality Arcade, Wrestling and more!

To see the full list of activities and performances at the Festival visit the website HERE 


Tickets and pricing

At the event you can choose to camp or turn up each morning and park!

Site opening times:

Saturday 12th August 2023 – 10am – 10pm

Sunday 13th August 2023 – 10am – 10pm


For Campers: The campsite opens at 12pm on Friday 11th August 2023 with check in closing tat 9pm and re-opening at 7am Saturday 13th August.

The campsite will close at 12pm on Monday 14th August 2023.

Friday evening entertainment starts at 5pm and closes at 10pm on the main festival site, please note that the fairground will be chargeable on Friday.

Camping includes free parking in a dedicated car park next to the campsite. In the interest of safety no one will be allowed to park next to their tent. 

Tier 2 from 1st Jan – 31st March

Adult weekend ticket with camping - £125 (full weekend including Friday, Saturday & Sunday nights)

Child weekend ticket with camping - £105 (full weekend including Friday, Saturday & Sunday nights)

 Adult weekend - £75 Entry for Saturday & Sunday, 10am – 10pm, no camping

Child weekend (aged 2 – 15) - £55 Entry for Saturday & Sunday, 10am – 10pm, no camping

Adult day ticket - £40 1 day ticket, 10am till 10pm, no camping

Child ticket (Aged 2 -15) - £30 1 day ticket, 10am till 10pm, no camping


For more information regarding prices, camping packages, live-in-vehicles, glamping rules and facilities visit the official page HERE,

Will you be taking your little ones to this amazing family festival?

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