Starry Skies wants to get kids back to nature and roaming free. Inspired by the great outdoors, we’ve found the perfect wilderness for families to come together and celebrate living out under the stars. With a working farm, miles of rolling meadows, rivers, streams, ancient woodland, mountains and hills to explore, it’s the perfect place for a Famous Five style adventure.
Food – The Starry Skies cafe has a strict sourcing policy – you will be eating freshly prepared, locally sourced and ethically certified ingredients. All eggs, fish, meat and milk are from local farms which treat their animals well, and is mostly certified free range and organic where possible.
Waste – We are proud to be working with Chris from Zero Waste, to recycle as much as possible. We will have volunteers manning a recycling point in each campsite where they will help you separate your recycling. We’re aiming for only a small percentage of non-recyclable waste will go to landfill – e.g. nappies but we need your help to do it!
Carbon – We are carbon positive! We accurately measure the Starry Skies carbon footprint using an established online tool which takes into account all our impacts derived from waste, transport, energy use and food and drink. We then invest into clean energy to avoid the equivalent amount of carbon, which is reported by the wind farm operator. There are no carbon credits involved to confuse things.
Energy – Starry skies is 100% powered by waste vegetable oil biodiesel and solar energy, courtesy of Firefly Solar. The lighting is LED and low energy throughout. The only fossil fuel used onsite is the gas for cooking in the cafe and heating shower water.
Travel – We measure and account for the travel of artists and crew with carbon avoidance investments, and offer you the opportunity to make a donation to account for your real journey length when buying car passes – please do this if you can afford to do so.