The safety and welfare of the families and children at this event are of the utmost importance and every effort will be made to create a safe environment for all attendees.
Kaleidoscope does not accept any parental or supervisory duty of care or liability for any under 18’s attending the event.
Yes! We have some big friendly characters who will be easy to spot across the site and act as meeting points! Make sure you Meet our Meeting Points so everyone in your gang knows where to go when they arrive!
Disabled access facilities
KALEIDOSCOPE 2023 ACCESSIBILITY INFORMATION
- Accessible Campsite Facilities
- Viewing Platforms
- Accessibility Area in Main Arena
- About All Abilities Ireland
- Carer’s Passes: information and distribution links
Accessible Campsite Facilities:
Our accessible campsites will have plenty of room for those with all abilities and needs.
There are wheelchair accessible toilets in the Accessible campsite, and accessible showers in the shower block right beside the campsite.
Accessible car parking is conveniently located nearby to the campsite. Please enter the site via Gate 1 and follow the signage to these spots.
There will be 24/7 security in the accessible campsite.
There are wheelchair accessible, elevated viewing platforms at our Main Stage & Zozimus Stage.
Our viewing platforms also have charging points.
Accessibility Area in Main Arena:
We are pleased to announce that KALEIDOSCOPE 2023 are working with All Abilities Ireland to bring you an inclusive program, as well as a safe, quiet, spacious area for those who require it.
Our accessibility area will be ideal for calming down any overwhelmed individuals, with large, clean, indoor toilets that can fit 2 people, if assistance is needed. The accessibility area is located along the route to the main arena.
About All Abilities Ireland:
All Abilities Ireland are Neurodiversity champions and as a leading body in the All Abilities performing arts industry, they nurture and inspire every individual who joins. They also develop bespoke mental health programmes for schools, youth groups and other organisations. We are delighted to be working with them for our accessibility program at KALEIDOSCOPE 2023.
The application for Carer’s Passes are closed, and are being sent out now. See you all soon!
We will have our Carer and Disabled Access Support forms open in March 2023 – please fill out the relevant form with your carer ID’s, and any additional support or accessibility requirements your party has, and we will provide carers with free tickets, as well as accessible parking, camping (if required), on-site assistance if required, elevated platforms, and quiet zones.
At Kaleidoscope, our aim is to make sure everyone is included in the fun!
Onsite, you will find wheelchair accessible toilets & designated disabled parking spots in the carpark.
If you have special access requirements, we ask that you please email us at email@example.com, so we can better assist you & address any questions you may have. To make sure we have adequate facilities in place please get in touch as soon as possible! Kaleidoscope is an outdoor festival. As such, much of the site is located on grass, and will not be serviced by pathways or hard ground.
what can i bring?
BBQs & hot coals/ash must be disposed of carefully & thoughtfully in the metal bins provided in the campsite cooking area
Please do not dispose of hot coals/ash in plastic bins
BBQs can only be used in the designated campsite cooking area
No gas BBQs
No BBQs can be used in the main tent camping space
Yes, though we ask you be mindful not to interfere with the space of your fellow KALEIDOSCOPE campers! Please note that if your awning is considered a fire/safety hazard, you may be asked to remove it.
Yes, once it is not in a glass container. We will have plenty of free drinking water points to refill your water bottle. We highly recommend that you bring along reusable and refillable water bottles for all the family.
For safety reasons you are not allowed to bring glass bottles into the event site.
- We ask you don’t bring your own alcohol beyond your tent
- Those with day tickets cannot bring their own alcohol
- Over 18’s with a government ID may purchase alcohol at the festival
- Alcohol purchased at KALEIDOSCOPE can be consumed anywhere on site
- There will be searches between the campsites and main arena: any alcohol found will be confiscated and disposed of.
- Strictly no glass bottles on site
- Please do not litter, and please recycling using the correct bins! Plenty of bins will be provided on site to dispose of empty cups and/or containers
|Alcohol for Personal Consumption (on site, no glass)||SEE ABOVE|
|Animals (other than assist dogs)||NO|
|Camping Equipment (Gas, Gas BBQ’s, Sharp items, etc.)||NO|
|Candles / Incense||NO|
|Chinese or Sky Lanterns + Kites||NO|
|Cigarettes (Personal Consumption)||YES|
|Disposable Barbeques (charcoal)||YES|
|Drones or any other remote flying devices||NO|
|Empty Plastic Bottles||YES|
|Fireworks, Flares + Blow Torches||NO|
|Food for personal consumption||YES|
|Gazebos / Canopies||NO|
|Gas Canisters/Cylinders fitted in campervans/caravans||NO|
|Gas Canisters/Cylinders – not fitted in campervans||NO|
|Generators – diesel generators fitted in campervan||NO|
|Generators – diesel generators not fitted in campervans + petrol generators||NO|
|Glass items over 100ml||NO|
|Glass items under 100ml||NO|
|Goods for Unauthorised Trading||NO|
|Illegal / Unidentifiable Substances Drugs & Legal/Herbal Highs||NO|
|Knives & Weapons or anything that could reasonably be considered for use as a weapon||NO|
|Medication with doctors note or prescription||YES|
|Medication without doctors note or prescription||NO|
|Megaphones / Airhorns||NO|
|Portable Laser Equipment and Laser Pens||NO|
|Professional Cameras with Detachable Zoom Lenses or Recording Equipment||NO|
|Professional Radios / Walkie – Talkies||NO|
|Closed Water / Soft Drinks Bottles||YES|
|Open Water / Soft Drinks Bottles (please keep closed when not drinking)||NO|
|Empty Plastic/Reusable Bottles||YES|
|Skateboards, Scooters, Hoverboards or any personal motorised vehicles||NO|
|Unofficial HiViz & Reflective Jackets||NO|
Please drink responsibly!
Children under 24 months require a ticket, that is available for free.
Babes in Arms tickets can be added to your booking before the checkout on ticketmaster.ie here
All tickets are non-refundable. Please see our T&C’s for more info.
Admission to the festival includes camping, car parking, and offers families free participation in a number of workshops, sports and wellness activities, dancing, and much more!
Weekend Family of 4 bundles are now just €263!
And with each bought Adult Day Ticket, you can get a Free Child Day Ticket!
All Shuttle Info Below!
- Bus everyday 30th June – 2 July
- From 9am with the last shuttle leaving Russborough at 10pm
- Running around every 45 minutes.
- 45 seater bus
- We’re going to charge adults €5 each way
- Children under 18 go free
- Card only payments
- Pick Up and Drop Off Outside Murphy’s in Blessington
- No booking available
- Also the drop off point
KALEIDOSCOPE 2023 takes place from 30 June – 2 July 2023 at Russborough House, Co. Wicklow.
Caravans and Campervans can enter from Thursday 29th of June, 5pm.
All General Camping and those staying at home or locally can enter the festival site from 9am on Friday 30th June (delays may occur).
All camping gear, equipment and vehicles must be cleared from the site by 12 noon on Monday 3rd of July.
Please be mindful to leave no trace and help protect and maintain the beautiful site of Russborough House.
No, we do have communal charging points but no electric hook up.
There is no size restriction on your tents. We do ask you be mindful not to interfere with the space of surrounding KALEIDOSCOPE campers.
No, driving is not permitted on the camping fields.
If you are concerned about the weight/size of camping equipment, trolleys/boogies are permitted to help move your belongings.
The car parks are set up to be beside the campsites, however do be mindful that the campsites are quite long and fill up quickly, so walking distance from car to tent can vary!
KALEIDOSCOPE takes place in Russborough House, Blessington, County Wicklow.
Stay tuned for updated access routes and recommendations!