FAQ

Enjoy your visit to Rodmarton

We are excited to be welcoming visitors to

Crafts Alive at Rodmarton Manor

We have ensured that our Covid-19 safety precautions are up-to-date and ask that tickets are purchased online in advance if possible.

Attendees should be aware of the NHS webpages for information on symptoms of COVID-19 and asked not to attend the event if symptoms develop.

For safe and efficient organisation:

  • We encourage & prefer visitors to purchase tickets online to ensure a time slot to visit the house and exhibition of your choosing and to avoid unnecessary contact on site.
  • You need to be aware that any booking for events such as talks & workshops will not include the main entry ticket for the Exhibitions and the House – a timed ticket entry must be booked in addition to any other events.
  • Our stewards will be wearing masks or face visors, in line with the current rules, whilst on site and ensuring safe social distancing.
  • There will be a one-way route where possible around the Manor with a maximum number of people permitted to enter at any one time. Please be aware of any ‘pinch points’ such as doorways and stairways – please always keep on the left and in single file, when passing on the stairs which are wide enough to maintain a 1 metre social distance
  • If you are visiting with children, please ensure they are also observing the social distancing rules.
  • We will be operating a ‘one in-one out’ policy for the toilets and these will be cleaned regularly throughout the day.
  • Please see the map below in the brochure to familiarise yourself with the layout, including the entrance & exit points.
  • To comply with the Government's Track and Trace programme, we will keep everyone's contact details for 21 days.

In line with current guidelines (which are subject to change) we will ask that:

  • Everyone over the age of 11 wears a mask when inside the Manor House, The Café, also for the Talks Tent, the Workshops Tent, the Village Produce Show and the Demonstration Tent
  • Please respect the social distancing rules.
  • Make use of the hand sanitiser provided.
  • Please wash your hands after using the facilities.
  • If you are feeling unwell, please delay your visit until you are feeling better.

Parking

Free visitor car park in the Paddock with designated disabled car parking spaces. Follow the signs for blue badge disabled parking.

Food and picnics:

A food court with large seating area can be found on the pony paddock site, behind the lime trees. There will be places to sit comfortably with shelter to purchase delicious take away food with bins to responsibly dispose of waste.

Sit down gourmet food can be found in the artisan café in the stable yard you will pass on your way in from the car park.

WCs

Two toilet blocks, one behind the Café near the Main Entrance and mobile trailer loos in the Pony Paddock behind the Lime Trees near the Food Court, the Talks Tent and the Workshops Tent. A disabled toilet is available in the toilet block near the entrance cafe.

Dogs

Regrettably no dogs are allowed other than service dogs. We also respectfully ask that you do not leave pets unattended in vehicles in the car park as there is limited shade in that area.

Ticket Office

Situated in the Entrance to Rodmarton Manor.

Manor interior

Access to the Manor from parking in the field is through the Parking Paddock Gate, past the Café and Stables and via the Circular Drive around the Circular Lawn where some of the outdoor attraction in Tents will show the Plant Display & Sales, the Demonstration tent and the Colourful Village Produce Show.

Unfortunately the first and second floor rooms are inaccessible for wheelchair users, but we can offer a ground level tour with ramps – please contact the Guild office to discuss any difficulties prior to your visit on 07562 516545 or Email: info@guildcrafts.org.uk

Gardens

Some areas are wheelchair friendly, although we do have terraces which are only accessible via a series of steps.

In the gardens and grounds there are uneven surfaces, stone steps, terraces, non-edible plants, low branches and slippery surfaces in wet weather – please take care.

There are some benches dotted around the gardens, which offer the opportunity to take a rest and enjoy the view.

General Health & Safety Advice

Rodmarton Manor is an important Arts and Crafts house and garden designed in 1909 and built by hand as both an architectural and social experiment.

Please be aware that we have wooden staircases and long corridors with polished floors. There are two flights of stairs between floors with   We ensure that some seats are available within the House for those wishing to rest as they tour the rooms and view the exhibits.

Attendees should be signposted to the NHS webpages for information on symptoms of COVID-19 and asked not to attend the event if symptoms develop. Attendees who develop symptoms while at the event should be advised to leave the event immediately if they
are able to, using private transport to return to their accommodation/residence.

We hope that you enjoy your visit. If there’s anything that we can help with ahead of your visit please don’t hesitate to contact us 07562 516545 or Email: info@guildcrafts.org.uk

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Address

Rodmarton Manor
Oathill Lane
Rodmarton
Cirencester
GL7 6PF

Dates & Times

Date: 8 - 12 September 2021
Time: 10am - 5pm daily

Location