Prohibited items

Please do NOT bring the following items to the Godiva Festival site. They will be confiscated, and you may be refused entry or ejected from the site if you are found to have them in your possession:

  • Chinese lanterns
  • Candles 
  • Sound systems
  • Generators 
  • Animals, with the exception of guide dogs
  • Glass items (including bottles, makeup containers and perfume)
  • Golf umbrellas
  • Weapons 
  • Face coverings (Religious face coverings and medical masks will be accepted)
  • Alcohol
  • Drinks (sealed, unopened 500ml bottles of water will be accepted) 
  • Large bottles of hand sanitiser (bottles under 50ml will be accepted),
  • Drones, quadcopters or any remote-controlled flying device.
  • Portable laser equipment and pens
  • Unofficial high vis jackets or tabards
  • Illegal substances, psychoactive substances, nitrous oxide and legal highs
  • Fireworks or flares
  • megaphones, airhorns, compressed air
  • Aerosols (including but not restricted to deodorants, antiperspirants, hairspray, dry shampoo, spray paint)
  • Portable or disposable barbeques/gas/paraffin lamps or any fire/gas related cooking equipment
  • Smoke bombs, flag sticks or banners
  • Signs or materials displaying political, religious, offensive or race-related messages, slogans or images
  • Anything that could be reasonably considered for use as a weapon
  • Professional camera or video recording equipment (including SLRs and anything with a detachable lens)
  • Any objects bearing trademarks or other kinds of promotional signs and messages (of whatever nature) which we or any authorised person believes are for promotional purposes (and any Prohibited Items may be removed, confiscated and/or destroyed even if the item itself is not illegal without compensation at the discretion of any authorised person);

Anyone found in possession of drugs or weapons will be reported to the police and may face arrest.

Camping chairs will be permitted on the Saturday and Sunday but not on the Friday. Please be aware that camping chairs will need to be moved later in the day to allow for increased viewing space