Accommodation at Sun and Moon Festival

 There are 2 great options for accommodation at Sun and Moon:

  • Camping
  • Bedrooms on-site
For pricing please see the "Festival Prices" section of our site, under the "Tickets" menu option
We have two spaces, both close to the Castle and the main festival area for camping. The first one is located next to the halls of residence, where the bedrooms are all located, and offers ease of access to the hot showers and toilets.
The second area is our "wild camping" area, surrounded by woodlands and fields. There is no road access to this and no showers here (you can use the showers by the halls of residence, which is a 10 minute walk). Toilets are nearby in the form of portable toilets
You are free to camp in either area as you prefer. There is no designated "quiet camping" or "family camping" area, only because we expect both areas to be quiet at night. This is an all-round family friendly festival and of course a wellbeing festival, and generally we expect everyone will be getting an early night
There are ample toilet facilities which will be open all night, and hot showers in the Sports Hall, which is close to the first camping area
On-site bedrooms
Herstmonceux Castle is home to Queen's University (Canada) students most of the year, and as such has student rooms which we can offer you to stay in during the festival. These are all on site, in the "Bader" halls of residence. The rooms are comfortable and clean, and come with towels, bed sheets, duvets and pillows. There are no cooking facilities, so if booking a room, we strongly suggest that you also book a food option
There are both single rooms and twin rooms available with shared bathrooms. Or there are a limited number of en-suite rooms, which can be single, twin or double. Please specify on the notes section of the booking form if you require twin beds rather than a double.
There are also family rooms which sleep 4. Family rooms are all en-suite, with a double bed and 2 single beds. The en-suite rooms also have televisions, and tea and coffee making facilities ( or similar) - and are generally of a higher standard as they are reserved for guest visitors to the college rather than being used as student rooms