FAQs

  • Where do I find out the event venue of the Byte Night location I am sleeping out at?

    As soon as we have the venue confirmed for each region, we will publish this on our site.

  • I don’t want to sleep out but I would still love to be involved with the event in some way, are there any other options to get involved?

    Definitely! Byte Night would not be as successful as it is today without the help and support of our volunteer’s year on year. We have many volunteer roles across the event that range from registering sleepers to selling raffle tickets. If you would like to be a volunteer at any one of our locations, please get in touch.

  • Will food be provided at the event?

    Yes, we will ensure you are well fed. Depending on the event you attend this may be during the indoor part of the evening or served outside at the sleeper site.

    Throughout the night there will also be plenty of tea, coffee and refreshments on offer. You are also welcome to bring your own snacks to the sleeper site – but this must not include alcohol or glass.

    You will be given more details and asked for your dietary requirements ahead of the event.

  • What do I need to bring and what will I be given on the night?

    You will be provided with basic kit for the night and you can find further details of this depending on your location. We advise all sleepers to dress appropriately for a night spent outdoors, this should include waterproofs, warm clothing and plenty of layers!

  • Will the event be safe?

    The safety and welfare of everyone attending Byte Night is our number one priority. Security will be present throughout the event and will be patrolling the sleeper site to ensure that everyone is kept safe. There will also be a trained first aider should any one require medical assistance.

  • Do the items used at the event, i.e. foil blankets, tarpaulin and umbrella get recycled?

    Wherever possible we recycle materials used on the evening and we reach out to relevant community groups each year to see where these can be made good use of. Equally, if you know of any Girl Guides or Scouts that would benefit from these materials after the event, please get in touch.

  • Can my child take part in Byte Night?

    Due to the nature of the event, we don’t allow children under the age of 18 to sleep out. Children and families are welcome at our community events.

  • Are we allowed alcohol at the outdoor event?

    No alcohol or glass is permitted at the outdoor event. As you’ll note in the pre-event guidance and messages reinforced on the night, having fun is encouraged, but we do invite all sleepers to consider the delicate nature of the cause, the risk to the reputation of the event and the comfort of their fellow participants by drinking responsibly.

  • Why isn’t there an event closer to me?

    We build our events based on the amount of interest we get to warrant the expense and resources needed to hold Byte Night. If you are interested in hosting your own event near you, please get in touch to see how we can help support you.

  • Can I bring my dog to the event?

    I’m afraid due to health and safety reasons we are unable to allow animals into the indoor venue, or sleeper site – unless they are a guide dog.