FAQ’s

If your question is not here in our FAQ’s, please feel free to e mail us with any queries at yogihaughton.ssw@gmail.com.  However, we do hope that this easy to use list is helpful.

Where is SSW held?

SSW takes place in Silloth, a coastal town on the beautiful Solway Coast, Cumbria, in the North West of England.  Silloth is situated about 25 minutes from Carlisle centre and benefits from easy links to the M6 motorway and great rail and airport services.
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When is SSW?

November 23/24/25 2018
This year we kick off with a “meet your mates” afternoon session starting at 14:00 on Friday afternoon, with guest DJ’s playing deep, chilled, Soul and House music, in an environment where you and your friends can catch up and make your weekends arrangements and plans.  (Please see official SSW programme on arrival for full details)
SSW will start officially at 18:00 and run until approximately 05:00 on Friday morning.  There are of course numerous day and late night sessions over the weekend, with the finale drawing to a close at 20:00 on Sunday night.
Our popular Sunday night after party runs from 23:00 until 04:00 with 70% of the weekender attendees staying on to party with us until Monday morning.       .
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When can I check in?

From 12:00 on Friday 23rd up until 02:00 and the same time on Saturday.24th, although we are fairly flexible and will en devour to be around even later if we can, ask for Yogi or Munchkin at reception.  However, you can book extra nights and arrive prior to the 23rd if you fancy a day or two relaxing before the party starts.
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When can I check out of my accommodation?

12:00 midday is when you must vacate your accommodation by.  You will be charged for late check outs.
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What if I lose the keys to my accommodation?

Each party will asked to pay a £30.00 deposit for their set of keys, loss or failure to return the keys on your departure will result in the forfeit of your £30.00 deposit.
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Where do I check in?

In the main reception area, you will receive your wristband and accommodation keys on checking in and your after party pass if you have ordered one.
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Can I use the site facilities such as either of the two swimming pools and bowling ally?

Yes.
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What do I need to bring?

The party leader needs to bring one form of photographic ID and your booking ref.  All your freshly laundered bedding is in your accommodation on arrival but towles are not provided.  It is advisable to bring your own towels, however fresh bails can be hired from the site for a nominal fee.
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Is there a shop onsite?

Yes, the shop is well stocked with everything you need for your stay and is VERY reasonable.  You can buy food, alcohol, toiletries, postcards, confectioneries, etc, you name it, they have it, even bucket and spades and water wings.
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Can I bring alcohol onsite?

Ahh, that old chestnut and it’s rather an important chestnut.  Those of you that have attended other weekenders at the larger household name sites (the ones with blue and red coats) might recall that so little alcohol was being bought from the onsite shops, that bringing alcohol onsite was banned and cars were subjected to car searches.  NOBODY wants to be welcomed to a party by a car search, that simply doesn’t happen at SSW and we want to make sure that never happens in the future.  Our hosts at Stanwix Holiday Park are in the business of selling food and beverages and by purchasing your alcohol from the well stocked onsite shop, you are supporting SSW indirectly and its longevity on this superb site.  Comments have been made about the lack of off sales from the shop, so lets support our hosts business please .  The shop prices are VERY competitive, so if you can, please don’t hump two cases of beer and a bottle of rum up from Lands End, there simply is no need to.
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I love House, Soul, Funk and Disco but all my mates are into cheese or Rock, can I come to SSW alone and get hooked up with roomies?

Yes, each year we have folk that travel far and wide to SSW alone.  We ALWAYS get folk attending SSW alone roomies and it always works out wonderfully with new, long lasting friendships being formed and your roomies for future SSW weekenders secured.  There are always folk needing one or two folk to make up the numbers for an apartment, so, if you are a person or two short for an apartment, or you are attending by yourself, contact us at yogihaughton.ssw@gmail.comand we’ll hook ya’ll up…Simples!  Alternatively, there are hotels and BnB’s in Silloth, which is a 10 minute walk from the site but most folk enjoy the atmosphere of staying onsite.
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Can I bring children?

Yes, kids can stay onsite and they too can use the daytime/early evening facilities on the site.  Unfortunately children are not allowed into the weekender activities, SSW is an over 18’s event.
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Can I bring my pet?

We have a handful of pet friendly units, please state that you are requiring pet friendly accommodation in the notes section of your booking online.  NB:- the pet friendly units go quickly, please book early to secure one of these units.
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Is there a cash machine onsite?

Yes.
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Can I get a refund at any point?

Sorry but there are no refunds.  The line up is built on the back of the amount of folk attending the event, your booking will already have been fractured into the financial equation.
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Is there day passes?

Sorry, SSW never does day passes.  This is because the hired dance floor, door staff, lighting rigs, sound systems, etc, are onsite all weekend, your three day pass contributes to the cost for the three day hire of all the equipment, which obviously a one day pass wont do.
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I can’t make the whole weekend, can I just come to the after party on Sunday night?

Yes, just purchase a pass online or if you are local, from reception.
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I hear there is a new airport opening just twenty minutes away from the SSW site, is this true?

Yes, passenger flights will start servicing the new Carlisle airport from June.  Our travel page will be updated as soon as the details are released and we will also send an e mail to all our mailing list members as soon as we have the relevant information.
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The line up, is there anything I need to be made aware of?

99.9% of our line up doesn’t change, what we advertise is what you get to see and hear.  Occasionally though, an artiste can suffer from illness, have shit goin’ on in their life that prevents them from working or travelling but this is rare.  On the these very rare occasions when an artiste can’t make the SSW, we ALWAYS replace the artiste with another DJ/live act of the same calibre/style.  The really good news is, we sometimes have surprise artists play, bonus.
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I can pay a 50% deposit for SSW but when do I need to the balance?

All balances must be paid by 23:59 on the 23rd October 2018 or your booking will become void and you will lose the deposit.  (See our terms and conditions)
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Do I have to pay for electricity and gas?

No, unlike many other holiday parks and weekenders, Stanwix do not have metered electric or gas, it’s FREE.
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Are there restaurants and take aways in the area?

Apart from the glamping pods, all the accommodation at SSW has superb cooking facilities and all the equipment you need.  However, there is a cafe onsite that serves burgers, fish and chips, breakfast, pizza etc and there are also restaurants and take aways in Silloth.  Staff in reception will be happy to advise you.
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I’ve stayed at some of the well known parks at other weekenders, what is Stanwix like?

NOTHING like the big two holiday park companies.  Stanwix is family run, spotless, beautiful lawns, incredible facilities, the accommodation is warm and ready to use the moment you walk in, forget all the horror stories from other weekender sites, it’s so good, even our artistes choose to stay onsite.
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What is the Goldmine open decks room about?

It’s a room where anybody that is booking for SSW can get a slot and be on our massive line up, complete with your biog/image on our website, your name in our official programme and your name on 30,000 flyers.  It’s a first come first served basis and all slots for SSW8 were taken within a week of being on offer BUT you can book a slot for SSW9 at reception at SSW8.  Be part of it!