Camping and accommodation
See our Camping page for lots more useful bits on camping at the festival.
Are there different areas in the campsites?
There’s a campsite to suit everyone… Quiet Camping, Family Camping, General Camping, Disabled Camping, Day Camping, and the Van Field. They pretty much do exactly what they say on the tin, but you can take a look at our Camping page for more details. There’s also Camp Rushmore for Holiday ticket holders or those who are booked with our Comfy Camping providers.
What are the campsites like?
Bloomin’ lovely, even if we do say so ourselves! There’s our award winning toilets, free hot showers, ample water points, café, shops and 24-hour security. Plus Camp Rushmore (Holiday Ticket holders and those booked into Comfy Camping accommodation) has some great added facilities including its own car park, plus café and campfire.
Can I camp if I have a day ticket?
You certainly can, until 11am the following morning! The Day Camping/Parking field is ideal if you’re in need of an easy place to set up camp for the night. You can still camp elsewhere if you’d prefer, although you’ll have to park your car in Day Parking.
Is there a special area for caravans, campervans and trailer tents?
Yes, our Van Field is especially for caravans, campervans, trailer tents and live-in vehicles and has hot showers, toilets and Elsan disposal. If you’ve booked a Holiday ticket and are bringing a live-in vehicle, then you’ll be directed to Camp Rushmore.
Do I need to book a place for my caravan/campervan?
You’ll need the appropriate van pass to guarantee a space. You’ll need to buy this in advance as there’s limited space available and we can’t guarantee you access on arrival without the appropriate pass.
If I’m just bringing my campervan for the day, do I still need a van pass?
You can camp in the Day Camping/Parking field for one night and will need a day van pass to camp here. Buy this in advance with your tickets. The stewards will check your tickets on arrival and show you where to set up camp.
Someone else is delivering my caravan, what do I need to do?
You’ll need to buy and bring your van pass with you, not the person delivering the caravan (contact the festival office in advance on 01725 552 300 or email firstname.lastname@example.org to let us know about this arrangement). If you’re hiring a caravan you’ll also need to buy the appropriate van pass with your tickets and bring this with you.
Are there electric hook ups for caravans/campervans?
Our beautiful festival site and camping is gardens and countryside for the rest of the year, so there are no electric hook up points. Find out more about the facilities on offer in all our campsites here.
Can we pitch a tent next to a caravan/campervan?
Yep! There’s space for one or two small tents for your family and friends.
Can we join the fun in Camp Rushmore without a Holiday Ticket?
Sorry, this campsite is reserved for Holiday Tickets holders and those who have booked accommodation with one of our Comfy Camping providers.
Can I hire a tent or caravan?
Absolutely! Why not treat yourself to one of the Comfy Camping options available to hire. They come in different sizes, so you could fit the whole family in without the need to spend hours putting up your own tent!
Are there any B&Bs or hotels nearby?
Early booking is advised, as local accommodation is limited. Call or check out these Tourist Information Centre websites – Salisbury (01722 342860), Shaftesbury (01747 853514) or Blandford (01258 454770), or visit the Stay in Dorset or Dorset Cottage Holidays websites.
Can I buy my regular newspaper anywhere?
There’ll be a shop in the campsite where you can buy your paper and other essentials such as milk and bread.