Frequently Asked Questions
WHAT IS THE SITE ADDRESS?
Stormin' The Castle
Witton Castle Country Park
Near Bishop Auckland
What time does the rally start?
The rally opens at 9am on Friday & you will be able to access the camping fields only.
What times does the Show Field open?
The Show Field will open at 12:00 noon on Friday.
Can I camp on Thursday night?
No, gates open 9am Friday.
Can I buy a rally ticket on the gate?
No, the rally is pre book only this year. This includes tickets for children. There will be NO cash handling on the gate.
Do children need tickets?
Children's tickets must be pre booked.
Children under 5 get in free. Children aged 5-15 pay £10.
Tickets are available On-Line
Do you do day tickets?
PRE-BOOKING CLOSING DATES
On-line: Midday, Wednesday 17th August 2022 NB this includes weekend tickets, children's tickets, car permits and disabled parking permits tickets.
Does the car permit include camping and admission to the rally?
The Car Permit does NOT include camping and admission to the rally
Additional Adult/Child tickets MUST be bought at this point or at least PRIOR to the rally for those travelling with you.
IMPORTANT : No tickets will be available on the gate for those arriving in a car or on foot. Make sure all passengers have a pre-booked ticket
Can I buy a car permit on the gate?
No, they are pre-book only and will not be available after the cut off date.
Can I bring a caravan with my car or arrive in a motorhome?
Our car permits are for car parking only. Witton Castle open their touring field over the duration of the rally, where you could park your caravan and car/motorhome. They will charge you a fee for this. This arrangement is nothing to do with the rally- you need to book direct with the Castle. Remember, you still need to buy rally tickets from us but you don't need one of our Car Permits.
Witton Castle can be contacted on 01388 488230 for more information.
IMPORTANT : No tickets will be available on the gate for those arriving in a car or on foot (e.g. from a caravan or motorhome). Make sure all driver/passengers have a pre-booked ticket
Can I be dropped off by a friend/taxi?
Yes, the drop off point will be indicated to you when you arrive on site. The vehicle must not be left unattended-it is simply a case of unload & the car departs.
Could I park nearby then walk to the site?
No, we advise you to buy a car permit or get dropped off at the site. Any cars parked near the site, which are causing an obstruction, are liable to be towed by the police. Witton Castle may tow away cars which are parked on their own land without authorisation.
DISABLED ACCESS/PARKING PERMIT
Can I bring my car?
Yes. Disabled car parking is free, but must be pre-booked through the website. Large vehicles-motorhomes/caravans towed by a car need to book in with Witton Castle (see above for contact info)
Where can I camp?
Disabled camping is located next to the main gate. The allocated space is for one vehicle (small car or van only) and one tent.
Do we need to pre-book tickets?
Yes, the blue badge holder and all passengers in the car will require pre-booked tickets. They must be ordered through the website. Cut off date is Wednesday 17th August 2022.
Should I bring my blue badge?
Yes, your blue badge will have to be displayed on the dash when you park up on site. The owner of the badge MUST be in the vehicle and the badge MUST be valid for the dates of the rally.
When is the products tent open?
Friday: Open 12:00
Saturday: Open 10:00
Sunday: Open 09:00
Can I buy products after the rally?
No, Stormin' products will only be available on the weekend of the rally
Does the bike have to be ridden on site?
Yes, all bikes must be road legal and ridden onto the site.
Do I have to pre-book to enter the bike show?
No, just arrive on the day. See the Bike Show page for all the latest information.
Carry Nowt Camping (Jake - 07760279905)
Click Here For Their Facebook Page
Can I bring my own beer?
We would prefer you to support the bars on site. Your ticket fee just about covers the cost of running the rally. We rely on bar profits to raise the donation to MAG.
No slabs of alcohol are to be brought in by car. We will stop you bringing it on site.
Please for the sake of all our tyres and the wildlife don't bring glass bottles.
Slabs of beer will be available to buy on-site from Honest Jim (near the main gate).
Can I bring bottles with me?
No. The land is used for animals at other times of the year. You will be asked to decant your drinks from glass bottles if you try to bring them onto the showfield.
Unlicensed Vehicles / Mini Motos
No unlicensed vehicles may be brought onto site, this includes Mini Motos. We don't want to stop anyone having fun, but if you damage someone’s property while riding/driving an unlicensed vehicle you will end up in a sticky situation.
Can I arrive as a pedestrian?
Yes, but only if you have a pre-booked ticket.
Can I bring my dog?
No, animals are not allowed on the site.
Can I bring a gazebo?
Yes, as long as it doesn't obstruct fire-breaks and access roads. Communal gazebos are becoming more popular and reduce the amount of camping space for individual tents. We reserve the right to clear space if necessary.
What happens if I break my wristband?
Come straight to the main gate cabin, with your broken wrist band.
What happens if all the prebook tickets are sold?
Sorry but you won't be able to get into the rally. Our licence, and current COVID19 restrictions stipulates the number of people we can have on site and if we break that number we may not get a licence next year.