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    Gaunts House Summer Gathering 2018

    Gaunts House 27th Annual Summer Gathering returns.

    Surrounded by majestic trees of differing greens, and a timeless landscape stretching into the distance, Gaunts House and Estate is naturally beautiful and peaceful. Our annual Summer Gathering is our invitation for you to temporarily join our ever evolving community during an unforgettable week of family friendly camping. The week includes daily talks from guest speakers, workshops, masseuses, therapists and various types of music!
    Whether you're a local friend or coming from the other side of the world, Gaunts house offers an interconnected experience for everyone to come together in a loving and accepting environment. The Summer Gathering gives individuals a chance to freely express themselves by sharing, learning and teaching, while experiencing and appreciating the present moment.
    Past workshops included various types of meditation, yoga, dancing, sound therapies, body massages, shamanic practices and other forms of healing from renowned leaders; all revolving around creating a holistic community space and immersing yourself within nature.

    Remember to bring warm gear for camping and lazing about sitting under the stars, and don't forget to bring your swimmers to take a dip in our swimming pool.


    Free children’s tickets and teen tickets must be booked at the time of purchasing adult tickets.

    We are committed to making the Summer Gathering an inclusive event.  Disabled visitors and those with other special needs are asked to contact us in advance and we will do our best to meet your requirements. Please email with 'special needs' in the title.

    Full event tickets include free camping (tents or campervans) and free parking – campers may arrive from 2pm on Wednesday to set up.  All campers to leave by 10am Monday. Vehicles are the parked at owner’s risk.

    Day tickets are available – these do not include camping.  Gates open at 9am for day ticket holders.  Day visitors must park in designated carpark and must leave by midnight.  No campervans in Day Ticket Parking.  Different coloured wrist bands will be issued for each day and anyone without the correct wrist band will be ejected.

    Accommodation is available in the Beautiful House or converted stables at Gaunts for an additional fee. We have a limited number of shared and individual rooms available – book early to avoid disappointment.

    Please note that you will ALSO need to buy a ticket for the 4 day Summer Gathering itself and will need to provide your ticket number on booking accommodation.

    The pricing for accommodation is listed below. Minimum 3 nights. All prices are per person for Bed and Breakfast. 

    • Shared rooms with shared bathroom facilities in the main house - £50 per night (minimum 3 nights £150, 4 nights £200, 5 nights £250)
    • Single en-suite in the stable block - £75 per night (minimum 3 nights £225, 4 nights £300, 5 nights £375)
    • Twin or double en-suite in the stable block - £60 per night (minimum 3 nights £180, 4 nights £240, 5 nights £300) per person
    • Single occupancy of any twin or double room would be at full two person price minus £10 per day.

    Accommodation charges must be paid in full at the time of confirmation.

    If you would like to book accommodation, please email  (with “SG accommodation” in the subject box).

    We regret that there will be NO REFUNDS for tickets or accommodation.




     Are there ID or minimum age requirements to enter the event?

    All under 18s must be accompanied by a responsible adult.  Teen ticket holders will need to bring ID.

    Free childrens tickets (12 and under) and teen tickets (13-17) must be purchased at the same time as adult tickets.

    What are my transport/parking options for getting to and from the event?

    Public Transport:

    Train to Bournemouth Station, taxi to Gaunts House (taxi around £30)

    or Bus to Wimborne, taxi from Wimborne to Gaunts House (taxi around £12).

    Canford Taxis 01202 886666

    By Car:

    From London: M3 and then M27 West to A31 Wimborne

    From Bristol: A4 to Bath; A35 to Wimborne. Take the B3078 which runs north from Wimborne toward Cranborne, for three miles to the Gaunts House entrance.

    Sat Nav for Gate A - BH21 4JD - (No public entrance at gate B)

    Car Share:  Please use our Summer Gathering Facebook page to offer or request lift shares.

    What can I bring into the event?

    Please bring warm clothing & camping gear.

    What must I not bring to the event?

    No dogs (or other pets), no illegal drugs or 'legal highs'.

    What's the refund policy?

    There will be no refunds. If you have bought a ticket and are unable to come, you are welcome to sell your ticket to someone else; we suggest using our Summer Gathering facebook page to offer tickets.

    Keep checking this page and the 'Gaunts House' and 'Gaunts House Summer Gathering' FB and instagram page (@gaunts_house) in the next few months for further details regarding ticket prices, musical line-up, guest speakers and workshop schedules!
    With love,
    The Summer Gathering Team