THE CONFETTI FLOWER FIELD IS CLOSED FOR 2018!
FLOWER FIELD UPDATE (4.7.18)
Due to the extremely hot weather we regret we are no longer able to sell bunches of cut flowers. We need to preserve the flowers for our confetti harvest.
Planning a visit for Saturday 7th or Sunday 8th July? PLEASE READ:
We always experience a high volume of visitors on the last open weekend. The lovely weather means we expect it to be extremely busy.
Please be prepared to queue.
Make sure you have water with you to drink in this hot weather.
We are a small company in a rural village and we will do our best to accommodate everyone trying to visit our confetti field. If the carpark is full when you arrive there will be a notice suggesting you return in an hour. If this does occur, we sincerely apologise, and with your patience hopefully we can fit you all in, as numbers tail off in the afternoon.
If you are travelling a long way we recommend you make a back up plan.
There are cafes, pubs and restaurants in both Pershore and Evesham, and there is also a food festival by the riverside in Evesham. A neighbouring village of Fladbury has a walkabout with gardens open, stalls and activities. Pershore Midsummer Brass takes place on July 7th. The local tourist website is https://www.valeandspa.co.uk/
Professional Photographers: We have emailed all Professional Photographers who have purchased Location Passes for this weekend with the details of our access plan in case we do get full. Please check your email. Please be sure to pass the details along to your clients so they know what to expect upon arrival. Thank you.
At a glance –
The Confetti Flower Field is NOW OPEN everyday until Sunday 8th July. We close for 2018 at 5pm on Sunday 8th July. There will be no admission after this time – we need to gather our harvest.
10am – 5pm daily. Last entry time: 4.30pm.
Admission Adult: £2.50. Child: £2.50. You can purchase tickets on the gate everyday. Cash only – sorry but we can’t accept card payments.
Free parking on site – please follow the signs.
The Confetti Cafe will be open again in 2018 during opening hours, with last servings at 4.30pm.
Confetti Petals will be for sale in the field.
Group visits welcome but we regret we are unable to offer talks or tours. There is no parking for full size coaches this year.
Please remember this is a farm field. Due to the hot weather it is very dry and dusty underfoot. We recommend you wear appropriate footwear and a hat and sunscreen. Please bring water to drink as there will be queues for the cafe at busy times. There is very little shade in the field.
This is a farm field and it is very bumpy and uneven underfoot. The dry soil is very soft and dusty. This can be challenging for those with limited mobility. We advise that it is unsuitable for wheelchairs, walking frames and pushchairs/prams.
There are grassed areas around the edge of the flowers, toilets and seating provided by the Confetti Café. This means you can see the flowers and colour without walking too far.
If you are planning a visit with family/friends with mobility issues we would recommend that you call us to discuss beforehand.
Group visits are very welcome but we regret we are unable to offer talks or tours. Due to the location of the field in 2018 there is no parking for full size coaches. Small minibuses are welcome with prior arrangement – please give us a call.
TV and Film Crews: Please call Nancy on 01386 555045 if you would like to film in our flower field in 2019.
Please be aware that there is a very short window when the flowers are in bloom.
Journalists and Bloggers: Please call Nancy on 01386 555045 if you would like feature, photograph or use our flower field for an editorial, photo shoot, travel or fashion piece in 2019. There is no further media access available for 2018.
Professional Photography Shoots: Professional photographers are required to pre-register with us and obtain a location pass. Locations Passes are no longer available for 2018.
Please help us to look after The Confetti Flower Field by following these simple rules.
General Admission Terms:
- Children under 16 must be accompanied by an adult.
- No smoking or vaping.
- Only registered disability assistance dogs are allowed in the Flower Field, so please leave your pets at home. DO NOT LEAVE THEM IN YOUR CAR!
- Please be careful when walking through the flowers – keep to the mown pathways and please don’t walk in between the rows. We know it makes a prettier picture, but it will damage the flowers.
- Cutting, picking, or digging up the plants is not allowed. Flowers and confetti are for sale.
- To protect all our crops, ball games and sports activities/equipment are not allowed in any of our farm fields. Bicycles, scooters, and large toys must be left in your car (or at your own risk at the entrance).
- Please do not bring barbecues, stoves or picnic chairs and furniture. No alcohol is allowed.
- Enjoy the peace and tranquillity of the countryside – please don’t bring radios, music players and musical instruments.
- We’re sorry but we only want to see birds flying overhead – drones and other remotely controlled aircraft are not allowed over any of the Wyke Manor Estate.
- People come from all over the world to enjoy the flowers – please be considerate in your behaviour.
- Finally, you may see some confetti pickers in the field harvesting the petals – please don’t take their picture without asking their permission.
Help protect our confetti harvest: If we can’t sell the petals we won’t be able to plant the flowers!
The Confetti Flower Field, Wick, Pershore, Worcestershire
The Confetti Flower Field is located behind the village of Wick on the Wyke Manor Estate. The flowers are planted in rotation with our other crops and therefore the field is in a different place each summer.
PLEASE FOLLOW THE SIGNS!
Access will be signed from the B4084 (Pershore to Evesham road). We operate a one-way entry/exit system so PLEASE FOLLOW THE SIGNS (not your satnav)!
If you are coming from Pershore you must take the second turning into Wick (Cooks Hill). If you are coming from Evesham you must take the first turning into Wick. Please do not drive through the village.
We are a working farm. Access to the field is along single-track roads and bumpy farm tracks – PLEASE DRIVE CAREFULLY AND CONSIDERATELY. The access roads are not suitable for long, wide or low vehicles.
During busy times (weekends) there may be some queuing. Please do not wait across people’s driveways, or block road junctions. There is NO PARKING in Wick village.
If you’d like to walk to The Confetti Flower Field we recommend you park in Pershore or at Pershore Bridges and walk across the river meadows. (A walking route will be signposted along the Wick footpath.)
The nearest railway station is PERSHORE on the main First Great Western London line. We recommend a taxi from the station as it is approximately 5 miles away. Please note – taxis DO NOT wait at Pershore Railway Station. Therefore we recommend that you pre-arrange your taxi pick up. Don’t forget to book your pick up back to the station!
Pershore Taxis – 07799477571 Vitesse – 01386 561072 Ian’s Taxis – 07770599564 County Cars – 01386 555285 Vale Taxis – 07775698643
Buses come to Pershore from Worcester and Evesham and drop you in Broad Street, Pershore. There are infrequent bus services to Wick – we suggest you search for timetables online and plan your trip carefully. The walk to the field from Broad Street is a little over a mile across the river meadows and is completely flat.
The Local Area
Wick is situated a mile outside of Pershore, a delightful Georgian market town. Pershore offers the River Avon, parks and picnic spots, lots of great cafes, pubs and restaurants, and plenty of independent shops.
Other interesting tourist attractions include the medieval Pershore Abbey, Number 8 Arts Centre and Pershore Heritage Centre. We are lucky to be located in the Vale of Evesham, on the edge of The Cotswolds, and ten miles from the Malvern Hills, so if you’re travelling from further afield why not stay over and make a break of it?!
The Confetti Cafe
Our pop-up café is back for 2018!
Open daily when The Confetti Flower Field is open. 10am – 5pm with last servings 4.30pm.
The Confetti Café offers teas, coffee, soft drinks, locally made cakes and ice creams.
We regret there is no access to the Café without field admission.
Booking a Professional Photo Shoot
The Confetti Flower Field makes a wonderful backdrop and setting for a photo shoot. Nowhere else can offer so much colour! If you are interested in booking a family portrait shoot, engagement shoot or getting some beautiful bump pictures, please get in touch and we can supply you with a list of photographers who have purchased location passes for 2018.
You’ll need to contact the photographers directly. The Real Flower Petal Confetti Company are unable to arrange a photo shoot for you. Space is limited so please book early to avoid disappointment.
Photographers click here if you’d like to buy a Location Pass for 2018.
Please note: There is no access to the flower fields outside of the advertised opening days and times without prior arrangement which is subject to availability. Please give us a call on 01386 555045 if you have any special requests.
Hayley Reynolds – Artist in Residence
We’re delighted to announce that Hayley Reynolds will be our Artist in Residence at this year’s Confetti Flower Field. She is a multi disclipinary artist who works with natural marble plasters, composite metals, acrylics and watercolours. She specialises in Venetian plaster work and creates contemporary art in stunning colours and textures. We can’t wait to see what she creates during her residency!
Hayley will be in The Confetti Flower Field on Friday 29th June, Tuesday 3rd, Wednesday 4th and Friday 6th July. She will have a selection of work available to purchase and she’ll also be taking commissions.
Please contact Hayley if you have any questions or to arrange an commission.