Frequently Asked questions

Our Early Bird tickets are going quickly for our 2023 Festival. We’re so happy to see so many so excited to celebrate our 30th anniversary with us. We’ve been asked a few questions, which we thought sharing the answers with you might help.

We will keep updating our frequently asked questions over the next year so do keep checking back in on here if you have a burning question.

Can I camp with a Day Ticket?
No. To stay at Beyond the Border Campsite or Live-in Vehicle site, you must purchase a weekend pass ticket.

Can I pay to stay at the campsite on the day?
No. We have limited space at the campsite and live-in vehicle site, and we expect these spaces to sell out quite soon.

When can I stay from?
The campsite will open from Friday 7 July at 11am and will close on Monday 10 July at 11am.
The festival programme of events doesn’t start on Friday until 6pm.

Is there any mains connections for the live-in vehicle site?
No. You need to be self-sufficient. We will have a dedicated toilets and shower area in both campsite and live-in vehicle site.

Can I drive my car onto the campsite or festival field?
For the health and safety of everyone staying on the campsite we do not allow vehicles onto the site. We are very grateful to be allowed the very rare opportunity to camp on the NT Dinefwr estate however our campsite field is part of a working farm and as such has only a small single file track. The safety of our customers is paramount which is why we do not allow vehicles onto the campsite. However, there is a car park right next to the entrance of the festival and it’s a 5 minute walk from the festival site entrance to the campsite.

We will have heavier duty trollies available and accessibility buggies on site.

I might need extra support getting around the festival site. What can I do?
If you require further assistance, please contact our team on before the festival to let us know how we can support you during your visit.

I am a National Trust Member. What do I pay?
We have reduced tickets available for NT members when you go the payment page. When you go to the payment page you will be asked to enter your membership number. We will be cross checking numbers with NT.

I live locally, is there a reduced ticket fee?
Yes. If you live locally there are a limited number of reduced Day Tickets available. Flyers have been sent to those living in an SA postcode near to Dinefwr. If you haven’t received this information and want to know more please email

Can I bring my dog to the festival?
Dogs are NOT allowed in venues unless they are Companion or Guide Dogs.
NT Dinefwr is a working farm with cattle, deer and sheep. Dogs are allowed on the festival site but must be kept on leashes and under control.

Is the programme suitable for young children?
Yes! We programme a mix of storytelling event and activities suitable for young families through to grown-ups.

Will there be food stalls?
We will have a wide range of food and drinks available on site bringing you the best of local and Welsh cuisine.

I am a performer and I’d like to be at the festival. How do I apply?
We are a storytelling festival and look for the best stories in music and performances. We welcome applications on email but we can not guarantee you will be able to perform at the festival. The 2023 programme is nearly complete, and we will be making a full programme announcement in the new year.

I want to volunteer at the festival. How do I apply?
Applications to be a volunteer will be available from December.

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