Hatfield House, Herts, Sunday 14 July 2019

Festival Info

Gates open 12 noon, finish approx. 10.30pm



Folk by the Oak takes place in the beautiful, leafy surrounds of the historic Queen Elizabeth Oak Field at Hatfield House , just 21 miles north of London

Hatfield Park, Hatfield, Hertfordshire, AL9 5NQ
Venue website: www.hatfield-house.co.uk

Getting There

Arriving by car
The festival parking and entrance is clearly signposted from all major routes into Hatfield, Hertfordshire. Please use postcode AL9 5NQ for Sat Navs then look out for temporary yellow event signage as you approach the venue.

Ample free parking is provided on site (no overnight parking please)

If you do need to drive and have spare seats why not consider car sharing? We have teamed up with GoCarShare to help encourage as many of you as possible to share car journeys by offering lifts. Just add your journey, whether you are driving or looking for a lift, and they will match you with someone going the same way!

Arriving by train or bus
Local bus services regularly drop off at Hatfield railway station.

The pedestrian entrance to Hatfield Park is opposite Hatfield railway station. The fast train from Kings Cross to Hatfield takes 20 minutes. There are London Underground links with this mainline at Finsbury Park (Piccadilly and Victoria lines).

PLEASE NOTE: As you may be aware from recent media coverage many railways including Thameslink are experiencing problems with their network. We have been advised that a new timetable comes into play on Sunday and you can access this at www.thameslinkrailway.com. However, as disruption to services is likely please do follow Thameslink on Twitter @TLRailUK ‏ to be sure you receive the most up to date service information.


Arriving by bike
We recommend that you enter via the estate entrance know as North Lodge (postcode AL9 5LZ.) This is the safest route for cyclists and just 2 minutes from Hatfield Railway Station if you are coming part way by train. Follow stewarded route to the festival entrance.

Please note that there is no designated cycle lane on the estate and that arriving by bike is done at your own risk. Please take extra care during peak festival traffic times.

Venue Website: www.hatfield-house.co.uk

Where to Stay

Unfortunately, because Folk by the Oak is only a one day event, we are unable to provide camping facilities on site. The nearest campsites to Hatfield House are as follows:

For caravans and tents (approx. 6 miles from Hatfield House) - Hertford Camping and Caravanning Club Site, Mangrove Rd, Balls Park, Hertford, SG13 Tel: 01992 586696 or visit the website campingandcaravanningclub.co.uk

For caravans only (approx. 1.5 miles from Hatfield House) – Commons Wood Caravan Club Site, Ascots Lane, Welwyn Garden City, Hertfordshire, AL7 4HJ Telephone: 01707 260786 or visit the website www.caravanclub.co.uk

For local hotels and B+Bs please click here www.hatfield-house.co.uk

Great budget accommodation is also available at the University of Hertfordshire, 10 minutes via regular bus service, and 8 minutes by taxi from Hatfield Train Station. Or you could try Hatfield Travelodge a couple of miles away. 

If you need any further help with places to stay or other local information, we would recommend getting in touch with the Hertford Tourist Information Centre: Tel - 01992 584322, Email: tic@hertford.gov.uk