General Information

  • Location

    This year Autumn Detectival takes place on new land in Gloucestershire, near the village of Badminton.

    We have around 1000 acres of land for you to search for historical items.

  • Getting There

    20 Miles North of Bristol
    80 Miles South of Birmingham
    110 Miles West of London

    Nearest Town
    Badminton - 4 Miles

    Nearest Airports
    Bristol Airport (BRS) - 30 Miles
    Cardiff Airport (CFR) - 68 Miles
    Birmingham Airport (BHX) - 83 Miles
    London Heathrow Airport (LHR) - 97 Miles

    Nearest Train Station
    Yate Train Station - 10 Miles
    Bristol Parkway - 17 Miles

  • Food & Drink

    You will find a broad choice of food and drink at Detectival.

    From burgers and chips to Mexican and Vegan options, there is something for everyone from breakfast to supper.

    There will be a fully licensed bar on site serving refreshing drinks all day and evening.

Luxury Camping

For our 2023 Autumn Detectival we have teamed up with Honeybells Tents & Events to bring our guests the option of a luxury camping experience. Arrive to your bell tent, pitched and ready for your enjoyment. Packages cover Friday 8th to Sunday 10th September 2023 and are big enough for up to 8 people!

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Things To Do

Detectival is an event for all. Whether you want to hit the fields in search of lost history, browse the newest products from your favourite retailers and the world's largest manufacturers or be entertained in the main arena, there is something for everyone and every age at Detectival.

  • The Magic Teapot

    The Magic Teapot is an all weather acoustic venue with an open fire and live music. Help yourself to tea and sit back to listen to the live music. They will stay open 24 hours a day, providing a welcoming place for people to gather whatever the time of day or night. 
  • Metal Detector Hire

    Our upcoming autumn Detectival is just around the corner, and we're thrilled to offer you the opportunity to join in on the fun. Whether you're a seasoned metal detectorist or just looking to try it out for the first time, we're offering metal detector hire to help you uncover hidden treasures and artifacts.

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  • Raffle

    Enter our raffle for a chance to win amazing prizes! Prizes include metal detectors and pin pointers. Tickets can be purchased on arrival.

  • Kids Token Hunt

    Hey kids! Are you ready for a metal detecting adventure? Join us for our token hunt, where you'll have the chance to some awesome prizes.

  • Kentucky Derby

    Combine luck and skill by rolling your ball into one of a number of holes - every time you sink a ball, your horse inches forward a little. Whoever's horse reaches the end of the line first is the winner, and gets a prize!

  • Flying Iron Axe Throwing

    Axe throwing is the perfect blend of adrenaline and skill. It's a thrilling activity that challenges your accuracy and focus. Unleash your inner lumberjack and experience the excitement of hitting the bullseye!