Do I need to bring my own sleeping bag?
You will be provided with a basic kit of beanie hat, umbrella, foil blanket and ground sheet. Sleepers are advised to bring their own sleeping bags, warm, comfortable clothing and plenty of layers.
Can I take part in the event if I am pregnant?
We would suggest that you seek advice from a medical practitioner in relation to whether or not you should be taking part in Byte Night and we would ask you to provide a note to highlight that the medical practitioner agrees for you to participate in the event.
If you do decide to participate, we would be keen to remind you that we will have a first aider present at the event will be able to tend to any needs our participants may have, as well as hot drinks that will be provided throughout the night. We would also include your participation in the risk assessment and if possible, would agree to make an area available to you should you need to go inside during the event and would provide you with additional materials to keep sleepers warm such as extra foil blankets.
We should highlight at this point that we would take no responsibility if there were any negative outcome as a result of your choice to participate.
What happens in the event of bad weather?
Spending a night outdoors in October comes with an obvious risk of bad weather. We encourage all sleepers to come prepared for this. The event will go ahead in the event of poor weather conditions unless they are so severe it poses a health and safety risk.
The Event delivery team, security and first aid will all be on hand throughout the night to assess this.
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 dont 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 volunteers 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 dont allow children under the age of 18 to sleep out. Children and families are welcome at our community events.