Back with a Booom!


Click For Area MapThe venue is the field next to the river at the end of Mapledurham Drive, Purley on Thames, RG8 8BD.

Pedestrian access is via Mapledurham Drive, which is paved all the way to the field. There are a couple of cattle grids, but they will be covered to accommodate wheelchair access and generally make life easier for everyone.

The field itself may be soft and soggy if there has been too much rain in the days preceding the event so wheelchair users should use their discretion when attending, as should people in stiletto heels.



The easiest option is to arrive on foot, but those of you that are coming from further away might like to cycle or take the bus. Reading Buses Route 16 comes right into Purley, with stops on New Hill and Colyton Way. Other services stop on the A329 at the top of New Hill.

Blue badge holders that need to drive and park close to the event can be accommodated. Please contact us via email for details.

We urge you not to arrive by car unless absolutely necessary, however, with the kind permission of Tim Metcalfe at Home Farm and weather conditions permitting, there will be free parking in the field at the top of Mapledurham Drive for anyone coming along from outside the village. Please note that this is strictly subject to weather conditions so check this website the night before if possible in case it rains too much and we have to change things.
There will be directions/signs placed around the village to help with parking. If you do come by car, please spare a thought for the residents of Purley who still need to be able to go about their business as does the local bus service and emergency vehicles. Therefore please do not block drives or park on or very near to junctions. Please park considerately following the signs up around the village and refrain from parking in local residential roads unless they are designated for parking as the buses need to complete their routes around the village.  Pedestrian & disabled access to the site is via Mapledurham Drive.