by Dave Anderson
July 16, 2013
At a loose end at the end of September? Looking for a weekend of adventure?
Here’s news of Alpkit’s Big Shakeout; a festival of Peak based outdoor goodness…
Big Shakeout Festival 2013- a weekend of adventure and entertainment
Building on the Big Shakeout success of previous years, organisers Alpkit and Thornbridge Outdoors will be looking for a sell out as they return yet again to bring you another weekend packed full of adventure and entertainment. From the 27th to the 29th September, this years festival promises to be bigger and better, and tickets are now on sale.
The 2013 Big Shakeout will be buzzing with activities for those young and old, experienced or novice – and promises to be exciting and inspiring for everyone involved. This year the event is to be held over the weekend of the 27th-29th September, and will once again take place at Thornbridge Outdoors near Bakewell in the heart of the Peak District.
The Big Shakeout is designed to bring together many people with a love for the outdoors. Whether you’ve been doing it for years or are just looking to start out, the festival has something for everyone. A Big Shakeout pass gives you 2 nights of camping in the beautiful Thornbridge grounds, a host of free on-site activities, a saturday night meal and plenty of evening entertainment – all for just £45 per adult and £20 per child.
Throughout the weekend there will be a diverse range of courses available through
the School of Adventure, from climbing, biking, and canoeing, right through to caving, bushcraft and photography. Run by Thornbridge instructors, elite athletes and top coaches, these offer short, affordable oppurtunities to try something new or brush up on your existing skills.
Then as the sun goes down and the firelight begins to twinkle in the darkness, the festival area will be transformed into a relaxing and sociable environment. The atmosphere will be magical and calming – perfect for listening to live music, watching adventure films, telling tall tales of your days adventures, and making new friends.
Check back regually to find to get the low down on the workshops, the bands, the lecturers, the films you will see at the 2013 Big Shakeout.
Tickets and full details are now available via the Big Shakeout website. www.bigshakeout.com