Lockdown Update

The latest government announcement has unfortunately made it impossible for us to hold Sparks in the Park on Saturday 7th November.

We, therefore, must postpone the event until after lockdown.  Tickets that have been purchased will remain valid for the event, and all orders will be fulfilled.

We cannot advise you of the date as yet but will do so as soon as we have one.

Thank you for your patience and understanding. We look forward to hosting a great event for you.

Fire Dancers, Professional Firework Display, Music, Food & Drink

Covid secure family fun held at Swallowfield Showground, Farley Estate, RG7 1TH

In the stunning grounds of Swallowfield Park

This is a very popular and fun event for all the family. Tickets are sold online at the beginning of September. Check this website for a link to purchase your tickets. Safety is our primary concern and we urge you to read the information to make sure you enjoy your evening.

Drink and Snack Bundles – SOLD OUT

Kids Pack - £3

A Fruit Shoot, a small bag of popcorn, fun-size bag of Maltesers & Haribo

Prosecco Pack - £7

2 bottles (20cl) of prosecco & 1 packet of popcorn

IPA Pack - £6

2 cans of premium IPA & 1 packet of crisps

Lager Pack - £6

2 cans of premium lager & 1 packet of crisps

Cider Pack - £6

2 cans of cider & 1 packet of crisps

White Wine Pack - £7

2 bottles (18.7cl) of white wine & a packet of crisps

Red Wine Pack - £7

2 bottles (18.7cl) of red wine & a packet of crisps

Gin Pack - £7

2 cans of gin & tonic & a packet of crisps

Keeping you safe

This year to comply with COVID legislation and to keep everyone as safe as possible, we are moving to the fields next to Swallowfield Park for a Drive-In version of the event. Tickets are sold online via this website from end of September. Safety is our primary concern and we urge you to read the information to make sure you enjoy your evening.

Only those with pre-purchased tickets should try to enter the venue. No tickets will be sold on the gate. Once the event is sold out, there is no further capacity.

No pedestrian access will be granted to the grounds, as a Drive-In you must be in a car.

A FANTASTIC FAMILY EVENING

Safety
You will be with your family and your car in a 20m2 bubble
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Fireworks
The area’s most spectacular professional display.
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Fire Dancers
Amazing live performers
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Music
Great sounds to get you ready for the show
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Hearty food
Hotdogs, burgers, hog roast, pizza, snacks, mulled wine, soft drinks and beer

TICKETS

This event is now SOLD OUT. No access will be granted without a ticket, no hot food, drinks or snacks will be available to buy on the night.

TICKET TERMS & CONDITIONS

All Tickets are sold subject to availability and to these Terms and Conditions. These Terms and Conditions should be read carefully prior to purchase and any queries relating to them should be raised with us prior to purchase. Purchase of Tickets constitutes acceptance of these Terms and Conditions. A valid Ticket must be produced to get into an Event. Removing any part of, altering or defacing the Ticket may invalidate your Ticket. It is your responsibility to check your tickets as if you have made a mistake it cannot always be rectified after purchase. Tickets are non refundable and non transferrable and your confirmation email with barcode should be provided either in print or on your mobile phone to gain access to the Event.

FAQs

THE EXPERIENCE
HOW MANY PEOPLE AM I ALLOWED IN MY CAR?

A general admission ticket allows one car per parking bay, you should enter the number of passengers as part of the booking process. You should only have the number of passengers that are legally allowed within your vehicle. You must follow the latest government guidelines regarding social distancing, limited numbers and mixing households.

CAN I SIT OUTSIDE MY CAR?

If you are visiting Sparks you must remain within your bay, except for using toilet facilities. You must follow social distancing rules with the adjacent bays. We recommend you stay within your car.

HOW DO WE HEAR THE MUSIC?

A PA system will be set up to play the music and make the announcements, and will accompany the entertainment including fireworks. You will not have any individual speakers for this event.

WILL I HAVE A GOOD VIEW?

We have priced the parking areas based on view. You will be asked if you have a standard or large car (SUV, People Carrier etc) to space out cars and ensure the best view for all.

CAN I OPEN MY WINDOWS DURING THE EVENT?

Yes, we recommend you do. To ensure smooth entrance and exit we require all cars to face forwards and we do not allow people to watch from their boots.

CAN I HAVE PEOPLE FROM OTHER HOUSEHOLDS IN MY CAR?

Due to the continual changes in government guidance and legislation we require you to follow the latest government guidance for Berkshire.

HOW DO I GET ACCESS?

You will only be granted access with the booking confirmation – this can be on your phone or a print out. Tickets are non-refundable and non-transferrable. If a ticket has already been used, additional access will not be granted to a second car.

WILL YOU SELL TICKETS ON THE NIGHT?

No, there will be no tickets available on the gate. If you do not have a ticket, please do not attempt to attend the event.

CAN WE PARK TOGETHER WITH FRIENDS OR FAMILY?

Parking spaces will be allocated upon arrival. If you and your friends arrive together and have the same ticket type, and have/ have not pre-ordered food, we will do our best to situate you in close proximity but this cannot be guaranteed. Social distancing will need to be observed throughout the event, regardless of your parking neighbours.

THE EXPERIENCE
IS THERE ARE HEIGHT RESTRICTION ON CARS?

If you are bringing a large car, please select large car ticket on booking and you will be directed to the appropriate parking spot on site. Please note that hightop vans or camper-vans are not eligible for Platinum tickets. All vehicles of this height will be placed on the back row to ensure a clear view. Please remove roof racks and car roof boxes prior to the event.

HOW CLOSE WILL THE CARS NEXT TO ME BE?

Each bay is 24m2 which includes the car. Walkways will be provided in front and behind of each parking row to allow social distancing to walk to and from the toilet facilities. If you need to leave your parking bay, please be aware of people in the adjacent bays. It is recommended that cars park on the left-hand side of the bay and if you wish to get out of your car you do so on the right if the adjacent cars have also followed this pattern to maintain social distancing.

WHAT IF WE GET ANOTHER LOCKDOWN?

Should the government legislation change and the event is not able to go ahead, we will postpone and provide a new date as soon as possible

WHAT SHALL I WEAR, WHAT SHALL I BRING?

We recommend that you wrap up warm, we require engines off and headlamps off during the event. We also recommend that you bring a torch.

CAN I BRING SPARKLERS?

You cannot bring sparklers or any kind of home kit fireworks to this event.

CAN I BRING ALCOHOL?

You cannot bring your own alcohol to the event.

CAN I BRING MY DOG?

No dogs or pets are allowed at the event.

ARE THERE TOILET FACILITIES?

There are toilet facilities provided, with sufficient space for social distance queuing and each toilet is equipped with hand sanitiser. The toilets will be cleaned and sanitised throughout the event.

CAN WE WALK TO THE EVENT?

No, the Drive-In is for cars only. No pedestrian access will be allowed to the event for safety reasons.

FOOD AND DRINK

HOW CAN I ORDER HOT FOOD?

All food orders will need to be placed in advance when you book your place. Hot food orders will be closed out on 30th October 2020. If you have ordered hot food, you will be able to collect this as you arrive using the Drive-Thru lane. If you have not ordered hot food, you will not be able to purchase any on the night, but snacks will be available from the bar service.

HOW CAN I ORDER DRINKS/SNACKS?

We will update this with more information shortly as we work on the latest government legislation.

WILL THERE BE ALCOHOL?

We will be serving alcohol based on the latest government legislation and will also have plenty of non-alcoholic drinks available to order. Please drink responsibly and always ensure you have a designated driver.

CONSIDERATION WITH YOUR RUBBISH

Please take any rubbish home to dispose of. Litter bins will not be provided in accordance with COVID-19 infection control guidelines.

STAYING SAFE

We will have track and trace event QR code, please ensure that you download the app and scan the QR code if you are attending.

Do not attend the event if you or anyone from your family is showing COVID-19 symptoms, or has tested positive for COVID-19.

Wear a face mask as necessary if you are less than 2m distance from anybody who is not within your household.

Follow government guidelines and legislation regarding COVID-19 whilst you are at the event to keep you and others safe.

Lost children – keep your children with you within your parking bay, and accompany them to and from the toilet facilities.

Please drive carefully and slowly on-site, and be courteous and vigilant.

I BOUGHT MY TICKET BUT CAN’T FIND THE EMAIL

The email was sent from Farley Hill School PTA, if you need to contact us, you can do this via the Facebook page or email us: pta@farleyhill.wokingham.sch.uk 

FINDING SPARKS IN THE PARK DRIVE-IN

The Drive-In will be on the fields for the Swallowfield Show. The location is near the village of Swallowfield, approximately 4 miles south of Reading. Using the postcode RG7 1TH, head for Swallowfield Church.

At the entrance to the Church, your entrance ticket will be scanned, and you will then be guided up to your parking location.

To allow sufficient time for parking and food collection, you will be required to arrive in timed slots:

  • Gold Parking to arrive at 5.30 pm
  • Silver Parking to arrive at 6.00 pm
  • Platinum and Bronze to arrive at 6.30 pm

Gates close at 6.50 pm.

Please drive considerately and be courteous to our volunteers. 

  • Premium parking will cost £3 per vehicle when booking online or £5 on the night.
  • There will be some limited free parking in the village further from the event.
  • Location on the field through the main gate of Swallowfield Park off Church Road.
  • The terrain is uneven so please ensure that you have a suitable vehicle (4×4 is not a requirement)
  • Premium Parking Tickets must be printed or shown on your mobile device on the night.
  • Please print your confirmation and place it on your dashboard when you arrive at the entrance to the Premium Parking area.
  • The car park will be open from 6:00pm
  • Last entry for access to parking is 7:00pm, last entry to the event is 7:15pm

Enter through the main gates of Swallowfield Park – please have your ticket ready.

On exiting, it will help considerably if cars going in the direction of Spencers Wood and Swallowfield can exit the way you came in, and cars for Farley Hill and Arborfield please use the secondary gate, as per this sketch:

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Please also remember that the event is run entirely by volunteers. Our helpers are there to direct you to the right place, but if you arrive after 7pm and are not granted access to the car park you may risk not being allowed in.

See you at Sparks for a great night out!

Farley Hill School PTA

SAFETY FIRST

THE SMALL PRINT

Strictly no entry after 6.50 pm, gates will be closed prior to fire dancers’ performance at 7 pm. Exit will be following a safety check after the fireworks display and cars will be guided out in an orderly manner by row.

Strictly entrance on advance purchase tickets only.

WHAT TO BRING

Warm clothes, torches and cameras are advisable. Please note bringing alcohol or sparklers is not permitted. Please note food purchases for hot food will need to be made online, online ordering will be closed 7 days prior to the event. You will not be able to purchase hot food at the event without pre-ordering.

If you have pre-ordered then you will collect your food from the Drive-Thru. Hand sanitiser will be provided, but please bring your own, and you will need a face mask in accordance to latest government legislation.

ADDITIONAL INFO

There are no specific disabled bays for the Drive-In, we would recommend purchasing a premium pass to ensure you are close to the facilities. The ground is uneven and there are no permanent pathways.
Apart from to visit the toilet facilities, you are required to keep within your parking bay/ bubble.  When visiting the facilities you will be required to follow COVID guidelines, legislation, follow one way systems, wear face masks and adhere to social distancing requirements.

HAVE A FANTASTIC & SAFE FIREWORKS NIGHT!

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