Photography in the Confetti Field:
The Confetti Flower Field is open to the public until Sunday 16th August 2020.
VERY IMPORTANT – all admission slots are now FULLY BOOKED.
Please do not travel to see us if you have not already bought your admission.
We’re really sorry, but there is no public admission after 16th August.
Everything’s different this year – including our Flower Field…
What to expect –
As the flower field was replanted to bloom later in the year the flowers will not look the same as you may have seen when visiting in previous years. The delphiniums will make a show but they are much shorter and not as imposing as they are in some of our photographs.
We have also planted lots of cornflowers and native wildflowers – which are brilliant for attracting bees, butterflies, and pollinating insects – and a great area full of smiling SUNFLOWERS!
VERY IMPORTANT – in 2020 the public are required to buy admission in advance. All slots for 2020 have now completely sold out!
Tickets will be sold with a timed 1hr arrival slots throughout the day. This is to help us keep everyone safe.
It is important that you READ our main Flower Field Page so you are fully aware of how the experience will be for your clients this year.
KEY CHANGES – Need to Know 2020:
- The Confetti Flower Field will be open from Friday 7th August – Sunday 16th August 2020.
- You must buy a Professional Photography Pass online in advance of your visit or you will be charged double (£90.00) at the gate.
- Your clients must buy their general admission tickets from our website in advance.
- All tickets will cost £5.00. Children aged 5 and under will be admitted for free.
- Tickets will be sold with a timed 1hr arrival slots throughout the day. Starting from 10am through until 3pm and the field will close at 5pm.
- Tickets will be checked in your car.
- We recommend that you ask your clients to book their admission tickets BEFORE you buy your Pass. That way, if a particular entry slot has sold out, you can make alternative arrangements.
- To make this easier for you Photography Location Passes are not limited and will not sell out. ( You will be able to buy them up to 24hrs in advance of each open date)
- There will be a dedicated meeting point inside the flower field for you to meet up with your clients.
- There will be two entry points into the field this summer, so please do not arrange to meet in the car park, in case you are directed to different parking areas.
It is important that you READ the main Flower Field Page so you are fully aware of how the experience for your clients will be this year.
As we have advertised – please note – the flower field this year will look different to previous years: The delphiniums will make a show but they will be much shorter and not as tall and imposing as they are shown in some of our photographs. We have also planted lots of native wildflowers and a great area of smiling sunflowers! This will give you much more to work with and much more colour for your picture backgrounds. Please note – there will be no viewing platform to see over the flowers. You can bring a small foldable step to stand on, but step ladders will not be permitted.
- Everyone must abide by the government’s social distancing regulations, and we recommend that you bring your own hand sanitiser with you.
- Sorry – no pets of any kind are allowed.
- Drones & any other remotely controlled aircraft are not allowed in the flower field or over any part of the Wyke Manor Estate.
- There is no access to any of our surrounding fields.
Please make sure you read the full Terms & Conditions at the bottom of this page.
Our new systems are there to keep all our staff and visitors safe. Please be kind, considerate and patient and we should all be able to enjoy the beautiful flowers, spacious views and soak up some joy!
Important information to help you with your photography in the confetti field planning:
The entry slots at 10am, 11am and 2pm on the weekends are expected to be our busiest times. Consequently, please make plans with your clients with this in mind. This year our open days will be in the school holidays, so we hope this will help you take advantage of week day visiting.
We recommend that you ask your clients to book their admission tickets BEFORE you buy your Pass. Therefore, if a particular entry slot has sold out, you can make alternative arrangements. To make this easier for you the Photography Location Passes are not limited and will not sell out.
A Photographer’s Location Pass gives you, the photographer (1 person), access to the field during opening hours on your chosen date/dates as printed on the purchased pass/passes. If you work as a photography team, each photographer needs to buy their own pass. There is NO ACCESS to any surrounding fields.
The Confetti Flower Field is open from 10am – 5pm. There is NO ACCESS outside of these times. We do not recommend that you start your bookings at 10am as it will take time for you and your clients to get in and meet up.
There will be a dedicated Photographer’s Meeting Point – this is the best place for you to arrange to meet with your clients. There will be two entry points into the field this summer, so please do not arrange to meet in the car park, in case you are directed to different parking areas.
Passes are transferable but not refundable. If you wish to change the date on your pass, please call Nancy on 01386 555045 with at least 24h notice.
This is an outdoor event in the British summertime – please discuss this with your clients and prepare accordingly. We cannot guarantee the sunshine! If it’s just a little light rain we will generally be open as usual, so we would encourage you and your clients to wear wellies and bring colourful umbrellas for an equally fab photo opportunity! However, if you do want to transfer your pass to an alternative day, you must telephone us at least 24h beforehand to re-book your pass/es.
If the weather conditions mean that we must close the flower field on the day you are booked to visit, we will call you at the earliest opportunity to let you know and you will receive a refund for any pass valid on that day.
Terms and Conditions – Photography in the confetti field:
In addition to our General Admission Terms (below), to make everyone’s visit to our flowers more enjoyable, we ask that you adhere to the following –
- Please do not bring excess baggage or equipment.
- We will not allow large props and large pieces of equipment into the flower fields (eg. suitcases, furniture, step ladders, giant light reflectors). A small foldable step is fine. Please don’t use our chairs to stand on – it’s too wobbly underfoot.
- Please do not bring photo display cases, business branded check-in desks, flags, or large signage.
- There are no changing facilities on site. It is not appropriate to change clothes/costumes in the flower field. Please do not bring changing tents. Lifestyle, Fashion & Product Shoot are not allowed during the public open days.
Our flowers are grown to be harvested for wedding confetti, so we need to look after them:
- Do not encourage your clients to walk in amongst the flowers. Keep to the edges and the mown pathways.
- When taking pictures please do not stand in amongst the flowers yourself. Keep to the edges and the mown pathways.
Guidance 2020 – Please help us to look after The Confetti Flower Field and enable everyone to have a safe and happy visit by following these simple rules:
Most importantly, DO NOT leave your home if you or anyone in your household has Coronavirus (COVID-19) symptoms. These are a cough, and/or high temperature, and/or loss of, or change in, your normal sense of smell or taste.
When you visit you need to abide by the government’s social distancing guidance. This means that –
- you should keep your distance from people outside your household. The government recommends that you keep two metres apart. Please do not crowd in on other visitors and you should be especially careful and considerate in queues and busy areas.
- Bring a hand sanitiser gel with you and use it regularly. There is no running water in the flower field. Avoid touching your face.
- Read and comply with the signage in and around the flower field. It is there to ensure the safe movement of everyone.
Be kind! We ask everyone to be kind, considerate and patient with our staff and fellow visitors.
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. Please leave pets at home.
- Please be careful when walking through the flowers – keep to the mown pathways and please don’t walk in between the rows. You will damage the flowers. Please help us look after the petal harvest.
- Cutting, picking, or digging up the plants is not allowed. Flowers and confetti are for sale at the marquees.
- 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 in the flower field or over any of the Wyke Manor Estate.
- People come from all over the world to enjoy the flowers – please be considerate in your behaviour. We retain the right to refuse admission or remove from the field anyone not behaving appropriately.
- There is no access to any surrounding fields. Please do not climb fences or hedges. Please do not walk in our farm crops.
- Finally, you may see some confetti pickers in the field harvesting the petals – please ask their permission before taking their photograph.