Alpkit Big Shakeout outdoor festival returns for 2016

The sixth Alpkit Big Shakeout outdoor festival will be held at Thornbridge Outdoors activity centre near Bakewell in the heart of the Peak District, 23 – 25 September 2016.

A weekend of adventure and entertainment, this year’s festival offers a wider range of activities for all ages and abilities than ever before as well as more adventure films, inspirational talks, live music and good food.

Col Stocker, Alpkit co-founder, said: “The Big Shakeout has grown every year and 2016 is set to be the best yet. The festival format is very simple – designed to bring people from all walks of life who love the outdoors together to share the magic of summer’s adventures – it’s all about being active during the day and entertained in a relaxing, sociable environment in the evening.

“With world class rock-climbing, challenging mountain biking, beautiful caves and fine walking terrain all within a 20 minute radius from Thornbridge Outdoors, you can easily take advantage of the location and do your own thing during the day, or try something new on site.”

The Big Shakeout 2016 includes an action packed programme of specialist courses with qualified instructors ready to introduce people to new sports or coach those who just want to brush up on their skills. There’ll also be plenty of help on hand for parents to tire out their little explorers and everything in between from wild swimming, fell-running and walking to caving, climbing, biking and bushcraft activities.

Col added: “The Big Shakeout is an all-inclusive festival with a magical atmosphere – everyone is welcome from frost-bitten polar explorers to adrenaline seekers and families who just want to try something new or introduce children to the outdoor life.

“It’s the perfect place to meet like-minded folks, make new friends and catch up with old ones. Come along, join in and be inspired – see you there.”

An individual weekend pass includes camping, free tee-shirt, free mug with free tea and coffee all weekend, onsite activities, live music, lectures, adventure films and more from Friday evening through to Sunday afternoon. A family weekend pass is valid for up to 2 adults and 3 kids and includes everything on the individual pass.

Big Shakeout passes are available now at

Single adult weekend ticket - £60

Single child weekend ticket (12-16) - £20

Under 12 weekend ticket - Free

Family weekend ticket (2 adults, 3 children) - £150

Friends and family ticket (4 adults) - £200

The Big Shakeout is a not-for-profit festival with all proceeds going to the Alpkit Foundation (Charities Commission Registered Number 1162585)