General FAQ's

When will you be announcing entertainment details and other aspects of the event?

Details will be announced on our social media channels and this website as they are added.

Are all of the events suitable for children?

As a family-friendly event, we have made as much as possible accessible to all ages. However, there are some aspects where we rely on your judgement to determine whether your child will find them enjoyable. 

Where can I park at Detectival?

Car parking is available to all ticket holders within the Detectival site. There is 24-hour security on-site, including regular patrols of the parking areas. You are not permitted to sleep in the general parking areas.

There is NO vehicle access within the ‘Tent camping area’. Cars must be parked in the campsite car park, and all items carried in. Only the Caravan/Campervan campsites can be driven into. 

There are no facilities on-site for electric car charging. 

Are dogs/pets allowed at Detectival?

Well behaved Dogs are welcome at this event. Dogs must be kept on a lead and under owners supervision and control at all times. Please clean up after your Dog, and dispose of this responsibly. No Dog waste is to be disposed of in toilets.

Is smoking permitted?

Smoking is not allowed in any marquee or structure. Attendees are politely asked not to smoke in busy areas, around children or food.

When do the Detectival Doors open?

If you are staying offsite 
Day visitor car park opens for ‘Weekend Without Camping’ visitors at 6 pm on Friday and 7 am on Saturday and Sunday. Please do not arrive before this time as there is no space for cars to queue.  

Detecting is allowed 9 am – 6 pm on Saturday and Sunday. There is no detecting on Friday or any hours outside of this. 

Evening entertainment starts at 7 pm on Friday and Saturday. The evening event finishes at 11 pm each evening.  

If you are a camping visitor The camping doors open 2 pm – 10 pm Friday and 7 am – 8 pm Saturday. All campers must be offsite by 11 am on Monday. 

Can I leave the site and revisit it?

You will receive a wristband at check-in, allowing you to come and go from the site as required.  

Do I need a parking pass?

When you arrive on site, you will be provided with a parking pass. Please display this when entering the site at all times so our marshals can direct you correctly.

Are headphones required for detectorists?

Headphones are required for all detectorists at all times when in the field.

What else should I know?

Please do NOT bring any of the following onto any part of the Detectival Site: 

Gas in tent campsite – only bottles up to 2.2kg are allowed on the tent campsite.


On ground fires or BBQs

Chinese lanterns


Illegal substances of any kind