Important Pre-event info for RESTFEST guests
Hilton Avisford Park Hotel, Arundel. Yapton Lane, Walberton, Arundel. BN18 0LS.
There is free car parking on site. Please car share where possible to save the environment and maximise parking opportunity.
Getting to the hotel by train
The nearest train stations are Arundel Station and Barnham Station. There is a direct train from Gatwick Airport to Barnham Station and takes just 51 minutes.
Once you arrive there, please call the reception team at the hotel on 01243-558-300 and they will book a taxi for you.
Our welcome desk (Pagoda in the gardens – weather permitting) will be open from 9.00am for you to collect your wrist band and printed RESTFEST guide and the Wisdom & Wonder Expo will buzzing and trading
We encourage everyone to arrive and be registered before 9.30am ready for the official RESTFEST opening ceremony which we’d love you all to enjoy.
Workshops start at 10.00am and run every hour finishing at 17.00
We are breaking for 60 mins for lunch at 1pm
Closing ceremony is at 6pm in the gardens. Don’t forget to come to the Pagoda to collect your RESTFEST swag bag before you leave!
There are new secret evening activities for GOLDEN GODDESS ticket holders including a private dining experience with some of our RESTFEST speakers and hosts.
What’s included in your ticket?
Festival – Opening & Closing ceremonies. All workshops, experiences and talks. 50 activities to choose from. Schedule to to be published on the 1st of June 2019. Plus self care swag bag and access to Wisdom & Wonder Expo all with restful festival vibes.
Retreat – As Festival experience with delicious nutritious brunch on arrival from 9am. And a pre-booked treatment / therapy in fairy light lit pop up uflourish spa. You also have access to a super chilled relaxation room and chill out space. For that really nourishing retreat experience. (Please note that lunch is no longer included in our mid-price ticket as we are moving to a festival-style dining experience for a communal lunch – which is payable direct to each stall)
Golden Goddess Experience – As festival ticket with extra special Sunday evening & Monday morning activities.
On Sunday after the festival closing ceremony Secret evening activities will unfold. These include a 3 course private dining experience with some of our speakers and hosts and other “money can’t buy” encounters.
On Monday morning you are invited to a practical workshop hosted by RESTFEST founder Naomi Newland. The 3 hour session will invite you to reflect upon your RESTFEST experience making a vision board to capture the life that awaits you. Naomi will share Hypnotherapy, NLP and coaching techniques to explain the science of vision boards and explain how they work with neuroplasticity. You’ll leave with a tangible plan to take away and tools to motivate you to step up and explore the opportunities that await.
Please note the Golden Goddess ticket does not include accomodation should you choose to stay over on the Sunday night. This needs to be booked directly with the Hilton Avisford Park Hotel.
For the first time we are able to offer overnight stays to make your RESTFEST experience even more chillaxed. We have negotiated a discounted rate but this is booked directly with the hotel using this link XXXXX
Any ticket holder can use this link but please be aware evening activities are exclusively for Golden Goddess ticket holders only. You can make the most of all the other leisure facilities on the estate. Hilton Avisford Park Amenities
What do I need to bring money for?
The Avisford Park chefs are providing a festival food inspired experience with a varied range of lunch time dining options. From Tacos & Raw Salads, Curries & Noodles, Paella & Risottos – we’ve got all tastes and dietary requirements covered. Full menu choices will be released closer to the time but please budget £7-£10 per dish for your lunch. No other food may be consumed on the hotel grounds. Lunch will be payable directly to the food stalls during a 2 hour lunchtime dining opportunity.
Bar Water will be available freely throughout the venue so please bring along a reusable water bottle but you can also get drinks at the bar. Soft drinks, hot drinks and alcoholic drinks.
Wellness & Wonder Expo
So many gorgeous goodies and luscious services available here. We recommend you find time in your day to browse. Best to bring cash in-case traders don’t have card machines – there are some wonderful shopping stalls too – Henna artist, Jewellery, Clothes, Yoga teachers, Life Coaches, Health Coaches and Clinics, Retreats, Crystal water bottles Natural and organic skincare, Essential Oils, Homewares, Self development books and subscription boxes.
What do I need to bring?
- Spending money for lunch & treats. An open mind and a big smile.
- Journal or notepad & pen, water bottle.
- A snuggly jumper and/or blanket for chillaxing. (A cloak room is available to store bulky belongings)
- A yoga mat if you have one
Planning your day
The schedule is due for release on 1st June 2019. We have colour coded intention paths for the day with options to experience JOY, EMPOWERMENT, REST or INSPIRATION depending on what you need most in that moment. You can of course mix it up – you don’t need to stick to one colour all day.
Please be prepared to be flexible in your choices. Disappointment is inevitable at a festival unless you want to spend the whole time queuing. The fun is ending up somewhere you didn’t expect to. Be free to be attracted to where your curiosity leads and try new things.
Also we HIGHLY recommend not over scheduling – the workshops run back to back to squeeze as much as we could into the day to offer choice but that doesn’t mean you should do it all! Our main hope for you busy woman is that you feel rested after RESTFEST. Take the time and space to make this happen.
Skip a workshop or two. Hang out, connect with new people, soak up the surroundings, browse the Wisdom & Wonder expo and chill out in the gardens (weather permitting!!)
What should I wear?
Whatever you are comfortable in! Clothes you can stretch and move in for the movement, yoga and Qoya classes. You can always get changed should you wish to.
We loved the bright colourful clothes you all wore last time – they looked fabulous in our photos!
Please be aware of weather forecast and dress accordingly. We can’t control the weather. Lots of activities are inside but we also have three festival tents and lunch being served outside so dress like you are attending a festival in October!
We are really hoping for a dry day but can’t guarantee it obvs! Last time it poured down and things got rather soggy and chilly.
We recommend warm COLOURFUL layers and sun dancing between now and then!
- We will have a professional photographer and videographer on site throughout the day and the uflourish team will also be capturing magical moments on their camera phones. We hope to use some of these images as future promotional material. Please make Naomi or MJ aware before the day, if you’d prefer not to be photographed or have your image published. By participating in RESTFEST we will assume that you agree to this unless you email us otherwise.
- We are also running a contest to win two free festival tickets to our next RESTFEST for the best photo taken at RESTFEST and the RESTFEST challenge which you’ll find details of in the printed guide to RESTFEST on the day.
How long are these prices valid for?
|Before 1st June||Before 31st Aug||Before 6th Oct|
Do you offer group (discounted) tickets?
For every 10 tickets of any same type Festival/Retreat/Super deluxe ordered – we’ll give you one of the same type for free. Simply order ten (10) tickets on the same order then email us with we’ll give you a code for a free one. firstname.lastname@example.org
Can I upgrade my ticket?
If you have already purchased your ticket and would like to upgrade your experience to either Retreat / Golden Goddess then yes we can help you do that. The deadline for this is 1st October 2019.
Please email email@example.com who will arrange payment to be made for additional cost to next level experience.
Do you offer instalment plans?
Yes – we will offer 4, 3 or 2 monthly payments which will start from 1st June 2019.
There will be an additional admin fee added to this method. It’s always cheapest to buy as early as possible.
Do you offer refunds on tickets?
No. But tickets are transferable to an alternative name. Please email us (firstname.lastname@example.org) with any name changes so that we can ensure we stay in touch with the correct person.
Can my business get involved?
Email email@example.com to see if we have any slots currently available.
Can I host a workshop?
We are busy working on the 6th October 2019 timetable so we’d love to hear from you if you’d like to be considered for future productions of RESTFEST.
Email:- firstname.lastname@example.org with full details and we’ll be in touch if it’s a good fit for us. Make sure you tell us why we should include you in RESTFEST line-up.
We’ve been inundated with requests so please be patient in waiting for a response.
What time does event run?
We will be opening doors at 9am until 6pm. With a secret evening activities for SUPER DELUX ticket holders and some of our speakers.
Can I bring my child?
RESTFEST is aimed towards an audience of women.
Girls aged 13-17 may attend in the company of a family member / carer.
We are considering launching some teen tickets for age 13-16 year old girls. Some of the content might be “adult” so we’d ask you to judge your daughter’s maturity accordingly.
Please let us know if a teen (reduced price) ticket would be of interest to your daughter. email@example.com
Is the event just for mothers?
Absolutely definitely not. We are celebrating all our perfectly imperfect selves at any stage of woman-hood.