Parking and Access to the Site
There is a free coach park and a free car park for individuals and minibuses nearby. Please note the main production site is a 15 min walk from the Coach park. Teachers should note that the terrain is varied, and on occasion (if rainy) can be slippery and that students are advised to keep their pace to a walk at all times. The site is wheelchair accessible, and viewpoints are indicated. Buggy transport is available to assist with ease of access. Hearing interpreters can sometimes be arranged with prior notice. Please advise us of any special needs at the time of booking.
Toilets are located in the main car park, the coach park and close to the sites of Acts II and III. A disabled toilet is available between Act II and III, on the way to Act I. Please wear suitable clothing and footwear Please dress appropriately for a full day outside. The ground is uneven and can be slippery. Stout shoes, sun screen, hats and water are essential. Please bring a raincoat or umbrella in case of inclement weather. We are unable to accommodate people indoors in bad weather.
There is no seating provided. Please bring ground sheets and picnic blankets for the children to sit on. As this is a promenade performance, you do not have allocated seating. The Stage manager and production team will give clear direction to move your group around the site, and we would ask you to adhere to these directions.
Health and safety
Wintershall Charitable Trust takes health and safety seriously, and takes all reasonable precautions to ensure that all areas enable safe public access, and that equipment complies with current standards. Wintershall has a child protection policy. All members of the public attending the performance are expected to take full responsibility for their own health and safety and for those in their charge, including undertaking their own risk assessment prior to arrival. The stage manager and production team informs and guides the audience throughout the performance, including showing schools where they can sit at each stage. They also serve as the meeting point should an individual become separated from their group.
Fire Exits & Evacuation
The site complies with all Fire Control regulations and the Production staff have been formally trained in emergency evacuation procedures.
St John’s Ambulance crew and a doctor are in attendance throughout the event. Please contact St John’s or a member of production staff if you require First Aid assistance.
Wintershall Estate has the appropriate Public Liability Insurance in place to cover injury and damage. Wintershall Estate can supply a Certificate of Insurance upon request. Please call 01483 892167 for details.
On very rare occasions, performances may be cancelled due to technical problems. In the event of a cancellation, a full refund will be given.
Food and Beverage Sales
A Snack bar is available in the main car park, if necessary. Pupils need to be accompanied by a teacher. Stalls selling merchandise are located in the main car park, including Wintershall goods and some related charities. A Prayer tent run by volunteers is also available in the main car park.
Personal belongings and Bag storage
During the performance, Wintershall strongly advises teachers and students to keep all personal belongings with them. Wintershall Charitable Trust takes no responsibility for lost items. Wintershall does not have storage facilities and we recommend that school bags be left on the coach. If not practical, students may bring their bags onto the site. Please ensure that hats and other loose items are stored in bags to avoid becoming lost.
Please remind students to make sure they take all their belongings before leaving the site. Any items found at the end of a performance are placed in Wintershall Lost Property, located in the administration offices. We hope that you enjoy your visit to Wintershall.