Alpkit and Thornbridge Outdoors
A weekend of adventure & entertainment
Thanks to everyone who came and made it such a great festival in 2015. Save the date for next year!
23rd / 24th / 25th SEPTEMBER 2016

Big Shakeout 2016

23rd - 25th September 2016.

An Alpkit Foundation not-for-profit festival at Thornbridge Outdoors.


The Big Shakeout festival is the ideal basecamp for a weekend of adventure in the Peak District. The format is simple, be active during the day and be entertained in the evening. If you have a taste for adventure, want to be inspired and try something new the Big Shakeout is for you. Its a not-for-profit festival with all proceeds supporting outdoor charities.


There will be free activities onsite that will appeal to families, but if you want more thrills sign up for a School of Adventure course with a qualified instructor. With an emphasis on taster sessions we will give you a set of core skills to take away.


We will give you somewhere to stay, feed you, and entertain you. The Thornbridge Outdoors campground is a beautiful, atmospheric and secluded location to set up camp for the weekend. In the evenings hang up your rucksack and enjoy hearty cooked food, great beer, live music, lectures, fun and games.


The Peak District is known for its world class rock climbing, challenging mountain biking, beautiful caves and fine walking terrain all within a 20 minute radius from Thornbridge Outdoors, adventure for all levels of skill and experience.

Big Shakeout 2016 Save The Date

2016 Dates Announced

NEWS: 02 01 2016

Big Shakedown 2015

2015 big shakeout success

NEWS: 12 10 2015

BSO15 this weekend

The sun is shining for the Big Shakeout weekend

NEWS: 25 09 2015

Shakeout Films and Speakers 2016 Line Up

Big Shakeout 2016 Film and Speaker Line Up

NEWS: 31 07 2015

Big Shakeout 2016 Live Music Line Up

Three days of great new music coming your way in 2016

NEWS: 30 07 2015

Be A Shakeout Shaker Maker

Volunteer at the Big Shakeout

NEWS: 21 07 2015