Below you'll find ansers to questions we get asked the most. 

Festival Dates

13th & 14th July 2019

Opening Times

10am - 5pm

Can I buy tickets in advance?

Yes.  Click here 

How much are the tickets?

Click here to see prices

Cash Points

Is there a cash machine at Cressing Temple Barns?

No, the nearest cashpoints are in Witham town centre

Credit Cards

Do you take Credit Cards?

At the entrance to the festival payments for admission can be made with credit or debit cards.  Many individual vendors do take credit cards but it is useful to have cash with you.

Disabled Visitors

There is level access to the venue and there are dedicated disabled parking bays directly opposite the entrance. This area is subject is subject to capacity on the day and is allocated on a first come first served basis. Blue badges must be displayed at all times. For those with disabled passengers, we allow and recommend drivers to drop off guests before parking in the main car park.

Access throughout the site is good with a path running through (although it is uneven in some areas). Ramps are in situ to gain entrance to the big barns which house many of our exhibitors.

There are several grassed areas where it may be more difficult to navigate a wheel chair or disabled scooter.

There is an accessible toilet on site.

Directions to the Show

Cressing Temple is in the county of Essex. It is between the towns of Witham and Braintree. It is relatively close to several major towns including Chelmsford, Colchester, Cambridge and Ipswich. the M25 motorway around London is half an hour away. The M11 is a similar travel time. The international port of Harwich which connects to the Hook of Holland is an hours drive.

Postal Address

Cressing Temple Barns, Witham Road, Braintree, Essex CM77 8PD.

Cressing Temple is situated on the B1018 between Braintree and Witham. OS Ref: TL799187.

From Colchester: take the A12 south. Leave the A12 at Marks Tey. then follow the signs for Stansted Airport. On the Braintree bypass you will see brown signs for Cressing Temple Barns at the Gallows corner roundabout. At this point you are 10/15 minutes from the barns. follow the brown direction signs.

From Chelmsford/London: Leave the A12 at Witham, pass by the petrol station on the right. Take the first exit off the roundabout and enter Witham. Cross the mini roundabout and pass through 2 sets of trafic lights to a mini roundabout beside a car park on the left. Turn left and then pass over a double mini roundabout. At the end of the road turn left and after 100 yeards you will be at the Labour Party Hall roundabout. Pass straight over and then go over the railway bridge. Pass straight over the next roundabout and take the first exit at the next. Keep left at the double mini roundabouts and leave Witham towards Braintree (B1018). Cressing Temple can be seen from the road after about three miles. Turn right into Teple Lane and then immediatly right after fifty yards into the Cressing Temple drive marked with a large sign.

From Stanstead: take the A120 towards Colchester. Leave the dual carriageway at the Gallows Corner roundabout on the Braintree ring road. Take the 4th exit towards Witham (B1018). You will see permanent road signs (brown) indicating the direction of Cressing Temple Barns. follow the main road for two miles. Cressing Temple is signposted to the left and the entrance is only fifty yards from the slip road.

Please note there is no bus service to Cressing Temple Barns.


Can I bring my dog?

We are sorry but no dogs except for assistance dogs are allowed in the festival.

First Aid and Medical Facilities

There are trained personnel on site throughout the weekend.


Free Car parking

Can we bring food and drink on site?

Sorry, we do not allow visitors to bring food and drink to the festival as there is a wide range of food and drink on sale