This page contains all the information you need regarding the event, etiquette at a star party, the camp site, location and directions and other useful information This page will be updated as necessary – please ensure you check it regularly for any updates…
First Light Optics have kindly agreed to allow us to use their store to take the bookings for the Star Party. It is important that you register your booking with your CORRECT EMAIL address, as you will be sent information nearer the date.
The following information will help you with the booking process. Although you can stay elsewhere on the site by booking directly with the campsite, please note – they will not take bookings for the rally field. Also, if you wish to extend your stay beyond those listed, please contact Grant via PM to arrange).
Payment does not guarantee a pitch. There is only a certain capacity available to us, and so pitches are sold on a first-come-first-served basis. We will endeavour to secure additional capacity should we need, but this is not guaranteed
You may book for any number of nights, however, the minimum booking is for two nights – the Friday and Saturday.
The following pitch types can be booked
- Pre-reserved Pod
There is no charge for a Visitor to the Star Party, and you can book a meal ticket, if you require
Please note that Tents staying more than 4 nights may be asked to move after 4 nights to prevent damage to the grass. We are at the end of the camping season, so this us unlikely, but possible.
- 1 – Select your first night – click Add to Basket, click Continue Shopping
- 2 – Select your next night – click Add to Basket
- Repeat step 2 until you have added your required nights
- 3 – Add your food options via the Related Products links
- 4 – When finished, go to the Checkout
- 5 – During checkout you will be asked for the following information:
- Contact Number (for Lucksall to use if they need to speak with you, mobile is preferred)
- Accommodation Type (Tent, Caravan, Trailer Tent…)
- Caravan Length, Caravan Awning or Tent Berth – Whichever is applicable
- SGL Username
- Preferred pitch details
- Imager or Observer
- Additional Name Badges
Sleeping in a van/car
If you wish to sleep in a van, or your car, this is no problem – HOWEVER, you must be on a booked and paid-for pitch. Under NO circumstances will anyone be allowed to just park up and sleep without having a pitch booked.
Ideally, there should be a 3 metre gap between you and your neighbour, however, if people are sharing pitches, this is not always possible. Therefore, please exercise caution and common sense when pitching your tents. We want everyone to be SAFE!
The camp site have agreed that we can book dates after the main weekend. Due to another rally field booking we cannot book dates prior.
- Thursday October 31st ** Limited Pitches **
- Friday 1st November ** MAIN DAY **
- Saturday 2nd November ** MAIN DAY **
- Sunday 3rd November ** MAIN DAY **
- Monday 4th November
- Tuesday 5th November
- Wednesday 7th November
- Thursday 9th November
When you go through the purchase process for your pitch, you will be able to nominate a preferred pitch number. Lucksall will be allocating pitches and will use your preferred pitch information as well as the type of unit you have and number of days you intent to stay to allocate you a suitable pitch. They will try and accommodate everyone for these requests, but it is not guaranteed. Be aware that Lucksall may need to allocate you a different pitch nearer the time if the weather is likely to be poor.
There is also a box for you to enter your SGL username, which will be used to produce a name badge for you. If you have other people with you (non-SGL’ers) that would like a name badge, there is space for you to add their names too.
We have organised a curry night and quiz at the campsite cafe for the Friday night and our traditional hog roast for the Saturday. Tickets for both can be booked at the same time as your pitch booking. There is also the option of a roast dinner on the Sunday – highly recommended!
Even if you don’t want the curry on Friday, you are very welcome to come along and join the quiz, meet your fellow campers and Mod team! Bear in mind that the cafe will not be serving other meals on the Friday…
Payment is accepted via First Light Optics, so usual payment methods are accepted. We are no longer able to accept payment via cheque.
Refunds will be allowed up until 28 days in advance of the first main day (net of any payment fees). Simply let us know and we will arrange the refund and re-allocation of the pitch.
If you cannot attend after this cut-off date, let us know so we can try and fill the pitch for you – alternatively, you are welcome to advertise the pitch yourself.
Please note that the event will be held regardless of weather. Non-attendance for weather will not be eligible for refunds.
Change of names
Once all of the pitches have been sold, we will operate a waiting list on a first come, first served basis (There will be a thread in the Star Party section). If we are able to secure additional pitches, then these will be offered to the waiting list first.
Please post your preferred pitch type and number of nights in this thread. Please do not send PMs or emails.