Saturday 21 April 2012

Onsite Facilities Stonehenge Summer Solstice 2012

Close to the Monument, there will be several areas for people to gather, two of which will have braziers provided. Please use the areas for your own enjoyment, such as poetry readings, meditation or playing of acoustic instruments.


There are increased mobile toilets, including disabled toilets, in both the Monument Field and Solstice Car Park - please use them!! Do not desecrate the Monument or surrounding land. It's bad for the wildlife and makes the site dirtier for everyone, including you.


Authorised catering points selling hot and cold refreshments, will be available throughout the access period and these will be clearly indicated. Please do not purchase refreshments from any unauthorised outlets.
There is a tap for drinking water close to the Monument which will be clearly marked. However, there is no similar supply of drinking water available in the Solstice Car Park. The authorised catering units will be selling bottled drinking water as well as other hot and cold drinks.


Parents/Guardians are requested to ensure that children are not left unattended at any time. Children under 16 will be refused entry unless accompanied by an adult.
There will be two clearly marked information / meeting points, one in the Solstice Car Park and one close to the entrance to the Monument. These provide experienced, caring and confidential help for all kinds of practical and personal problems.


Visitors are requested to dispose of their rubbish carefully at the designated recycling and rubbish points located in the Solstice Car Park and at Stonehenge. Every effort is being made to create a more sustainable, environmentally friendly Solstice. To help with the recycling process, clear bags will be handed out on arrival and after sunrise. Do not drop litter. Please bag and bin your rubbish so the recycling team can collect it. You are visiting a very sensitive landscape which is still in agricultural use - please respect the local farmers' crops and livestock.
All visitors are encouraged to 'think green' and improve on the already successful waste management programme. We aim to further reduce the amount of rubbish that goes to land fill and to increase the recycling rates. So please help us to make this year a cleaner Summer Solstice.