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International Spring Festival 2014

Accommodation & Meals

Accommodation

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A range of on-site accommodation is available, which can be reserved as part of your Festival booking.   Staying on-site gives us the full experience of our International Festival, and many opportunities to meet and share experiences with our Kadampa family from around the world.

During Festivals, in addition to Manjushri KMC’s guest accommodation, many of the residential community vacate their rooms so that they can be offered to guests.  For this reason, there are a limited number of single and twin/double rooms available pre & post Festival.  If your chosen pre/post Festival accommodation option is not available, we will offer an alternative.

Both indoor and outdoor accommodation is available onsite:

Indoor

Single*
Twin (2 beds)*,
Double (one large bed)*
A limited number of the above rooms are available with ensuite bathrooms.
All linen and towels are provided.

Shared rooms* – have 4 – 6 beds.  These may include bunk beds
Indoor dormitories –  these vary in size and are usually bunk beds.
Please bring a sleeping bag and towel. 
Other bed linen including a blanket is provided.

 *These accommodation types very limited please book early. You are advised to try to book at the date/time that booking opens.  If when making your initial booking your preferred accommodation option is sold out, please contact Festival Registration and request to be put on a waiting list in case of cancellations.

Outdoor

Marquee dormitories – cot beds are provided with pillow and blanket in a marquee tent.
Please bring a warm sleeping bag and additional blankets if needed. 

Pre-erected Tents – book a tent which is already set up, including a foam mattress, pillow and blanket.
Please bring a warm sleeping bag and additional blankets if needed.

Camping (in own tent) – camping space is available in designated areas of Manjushri KMC’s woods for those bringing their own tent. Please ensure that your tent is waterproof and that you bring all equipment; eg. groundsheet, insulated sleeping mat, warm sleeping bag, blanket etc.

Camper Van – a limited number of spaces are available for those bringing a Camper Van to the Festival.

For those staying off-site, there is a wide range of guest houses and hotels in the surrounding area – please contact Festival Registration.

Children’s Accommodation

We regret we are unable to accommodate children in shared rooms or dormitory accommodation.

Children aged 4 and over who are occupying a bed/space in a twin or double room will be charged at full adult rate.  Children aged 3 and under sharing their parent’s bed are free of charge.

Children who are camping (in parents own tent) are free of charge. It is not permitted for those under 16 to sleep in their own tent, but must share with an adult family member/nominated carer.

Children who are camping (in a ready-erected tent) are free of charge only if they do not take up an additional person space. Eg. 2 person tent = 2 people + child. Once the child is old enough to require their own bed space, they will be charged as an adult.

 Meals

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Festival Meal Ticket

Three meals per day are served in the Main Dining Tent.  All meals are vegetarian and may include eggs and dairy.  Vegan meals can be provided upon request – please select which option you require when making your booking. Regrettably due to the large numbers, it is not possible to cater for other dietary needs.

Take Away Kitchen

Lunch and evening meals are also served daily from the Takeaway Kitchen on a ‘pay as you dine’ basis – many of which are wheat-free/gluten free. Please see menus which are posted daily.

Snacks

There are several Festival cafes selling a variety of savoury snacks, cakes and pastries as well as coffee, herbal teas, hot chocolate and cold drinks.  The Health Juice Bar offers smoothies and warm spiced juice options, and the Festival Tuckshop offers a range of healthy snacks including gluten free options, as well as the usual crisps and chocolate.