Campervans and Caravans


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27 OCT UPDATE Following today’s sale, all campervan/caravan tickets have now been booked. Any cancelled bookings will be placed back on sale immediately. 

Please note, the Campervan site at the Bath & West Showground is operated by Glastonbury Festival. If you require information about this site please use the FAQ below, or contact the Festival Office. The Showground is not able to assist with Glastonbury related enquiries.

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We’re pleased to report that bookings for caravan/campervan tickets, onsite tipis and the Worthy View pre-erected campsite will open at 12 noon on Thursday, 27th October, at glastonbury.seetickets.com.

Anyone planning to bring a campervan or caravan in 2017 will need to book their own campervan/caravan tickets and will need to present both their named campervan/caravan ticket and Festival ticket to be able to park in these fields. Campervan/caravan tickets will feature the name and address of the ticket booker. A maximum of one campervan/caravan ticket can be booked per transaction. If your campervan is larger than 8m in length, please book a large campervan pitch at the Bath & West Showground.

For 2017 you will have the option of booking from a number of different campervan/caravan ticket types:

West Campervan (pitch up to 8m x 7m, for one vehicle up to 8m in length – £100)
East Campervan (pitch up to 8m x 7m, for one vehicle up to 8m in length – £100)
East Campervan Family/Hire Pitch (pitch up to 8m x 7m, for one vehicle up to 8m in length, in the family section of the campervan fields – for families or for vehicles under 8m being delivered by hire companies – £100)
Bath & West Regular Campervan Pitch (pitch up to 8m x 7m, for one vehicle up to 8m in length located at the Bath & West Showground, with a 24 hour free shuttle bus service to the Festival site – £100)
Bath & West Large Campervan Pitch (pitch up to 16m x 7m, for all vehicles over 8m in length including hired vehicles being delivered, at the Bath & West Showground, with a 24 hour free shuttle bus service to the Festival site – £200)

Please note that demand for campervan tickets is usually very high, so we would recommend booking one as soon as they are released.

Whilst every effort will be made to accommodate campervans in your preferred site, the Festival reserves the right to provide alternative facilities in the event of adverse conditions.

As with your Festival tickets, campervan tickets are non-transferable and will include the name and address of the lead booker. Attempts to re-sell them may result in their cancellation. If you book a campervan ticket and later change your mind, refunds are available prior to the ticket refund deadline; subject to an administration charge of £10.

Campervan tickets are only available to general admission ticket holders. It is not possible to purchase a car park or campervan ticket when booking or paying the balance for a coach package.

Campervan tickets will be sent out with your Festival tickets (unless booked in a resale or after paying your ticket balance).
Caravans, trailer tents and campervans will only be admitted to special secure fields either along designated Routes off the A37 on the A361 or at the Bath & West Showground (A371) according to the type of ticket purchased.

To enable traffic to exit the site, Blue Route becomes one-way outbound from 1400 hours Sunday afternoon until 2100 hours on Monday evening. As a result, no vehicles can access the campervan/caravan fields during this time. Please do not leave the campervan/caravan fields in your vehicle and expect to get back to the fields during these times, or arrange for others to pick up during this period, as access will be refused.

Please note, if you hire a caravan or campervan over 8m in length to be delivered to the site, it can only be delivered to the Bath & West campervan fields (not East or West). Caravans less than 8m may be delivered to the Family/Hire section of the East campervan fields. Please ensure you book the correct campervan ticket for the length of vehicle you have hired.

Camping and caravan FAQs

Can I park my campervan/ caravan in the main car parks?
Do I need a special ticket for the camper/caravan fields?
Does every person staying in our campervan/caravan need a Festival ticket?
How do our friends gain access to the campervan fields if they travel separately?
What counts as ‘suitable fitted facilities’ in a camper/Caravan?
What will happen to my vehicle if it is considered unsuitable for the campervan fields?
What facilities are provided in the camper/caravan fields?
Is electricity available?
Does the Festival provide campers or caravans for hire on site?
Can I hire a camper/caravan myself and bring it to the Festival?
Can the Festival supply details of camper/caravan hire companies we can use?
How do we gain access to the camper/caravan fields on arrival?
When can we gain access to the camper/caravan fields?
How are pitches allocated?
Can our group of friends have pitches next to each other as a group?
How far is it from the campervan site to the Festival?
I have difficulty walking a long distance – can I be placed nearer the field entrance?
How do I arrange for my hired camper/caravan to get on and off site?
Can my car be kept beside the caravan in the camper/caravan field?
If I am travelling in a separate vehicle to the caravan/campervan can I park in the campervan fields?
Can I pitch a tent next to my camper/caravan?
Can I bring my trailer tent?
Can I bring a winnebago or extra large caravan?
Will I be able to put up an awning? Can I sleep under it?
How will I know where to place my campervan/caravan/towing car/awning/tent in the field?
Can I bring a generator?
Can I bring glass bottles with me in my camper/caravan?

Can I park my campervan/ caravan in the main car parks?
Separate fields for ticket holders to park campervans and caravans are available adjacent to the Festival site. Sleeping in vehicles in the car parks is strictly forbidden, as it is contrary to our licence. Regular checks will be made by Security patrols.

Do I need a special ticket for the campervan/caravan fields?
Yes. Campervan/caravan tickets to park in these fields are available for an additional fee of £100. See the Tickets page for details. Please note that there are 5 options of campervan ticket available – regular or family pitches on Blue Route on the East of the site; regular pitches on Orange Route on the West of the site, and regular or large pitches at the Bath and West Showground (White Route). Please ensure you follow the correct route according to the colour of your ticket.

Does every person staying in our campervan/caravan need a Festival ticket?
Yes. No one will be allowed into the Campervan/Caravan fields without a weekend Festival ticket.

How do our friends gain access to the campervan fields if they travel separately?
If your friends are arriving separately to your campervan or caravan they will not be able to gain vehicular access to the campervan fields (as only one car is permitted on the pitch). They will need to buy a car park ticket to park in the public car parks, or travel by public transport, and make their way to the campervan fields on foot via the pedestrian gates. If they are travelling to the East side they can walk directly from the car park into the campervan area. On the West side they will need to park in the car parks, then enter the site through the pedestrian gates and walk through the site to the West Campervan pedestrian gate. For the Bath and West Showground follow White Route, or catch a free shuttle bus from the Festival Bus Station.

What counts as ‘suitable fitted facilities’ in a camper/caravan?
Your campervan/caravan MUST have purpose-built fitted sleeping facilities and either fitted cooking or washing facilities. Any converted vehicles must clearly be live-in vehicles. This does not mean simply a van with a piece of foam cut to size for a bed, and a bucket for washing!

A team of campsite staff and security staff will check that campervans and caravans coming into these fields have bona fide living accommodation. No other vehicles will be let onto these fields under any circumstances – not even late replacement vehicles in the case of a breakdown – sorry.

What will happen to my vehicle if it is considered unsuitable for the campervan fields?
Unsuitable vehicles, including unconverted vans, with tickets for the camper van fields, will not be allowed entry and will be sent to one of the festival car parks – and, as it is contrary to our licence, security patrols will not permit sleeping in any vehicles in these car parks.

What facilities are provided in the campervan/caravan fields?
Water, waste-water containers, toilets, and a food trader open 24 hours a day. The fields are surrounded by steel shield fencing and patrolled by security staff.

Is electricity available?
There is no electricity provided for field users.

Does the Festival provide campers or caravans for hire on site?
The Festival does not rent caravans to ticket holders, or have any arrangements with contractors to rent caravans.

Can I hire a campervan/caravan myself and bring it to the Festival?
Yes, provided you have purchased a weekend Festival ticket and a campervan ticket.

Can the Festival supply details of campervan/caravan hire companies we can use?
The Festival holds no such details, and is unable to provide any information regarding hire. Please make your own enquiries.

How do we gain access to the campervan/caravan fields on arrival?
How do we gain access to the campervan/caravan fields on arrival?
The only access to the East campervan/caravan fields is via the Blue Route, along from the A37. Those who have booked family pitches will be directed to the family section on presentation of their family campervan tickets.

The only access to the West campervan/caravan fields is via the Orange Route, along the A361.

The only access to the Bath & West Showground campervan/caravan site is via the White Route, along the A371.

A campervan/caravan ticket with your specific routing colour will be sent to you with your Festival tickets, which will permit access to the Pylle Road via the Blue Route, the Orange Route from the A361 or the White Route from the A371 and allow you to park in the appropriate campervan/caravan  fields.

You will need to display the coloured routing element in your window on approaching the site. You will then be issued with your pass on site once your campervan/caravan has been checked and approved by the campervan/caravan field stewards.

When can we gain vehicular access to the camper/caravan fields?
First entry is from 12:00 hours Tuesday 20th June until 1400 hours Sunday 25th June. There will be NO access to the campervan fields prior to noon, Tuesday 20th June. Please be considerate of local residents and businesses. In order to keep the roads clear, there will be no queuing facility prior to gates opening. Any vehicles arriving before noon will be turned away.

To enable traffic to exit the site, Blue Route becomes one-way outbound from 1400 hours Sunday afternoon until 2100 hours on Monday evening to enable all the campervans/caravans and site traffic to exit. As a result, no vehicles can access the campervan/caravan fields during this time. Please do not leave the campervan/caravan fields in your vehicle and expect to get back to the fields during these times, or arrange for others to pick up during this period, as access will be refused.

Return entry (for collections) is from 21:00 hours Monday 26th June.

How are pitches allocated?
Pitches are allocated on a first come first served basis.

Can our group of friends have pitches next to each other as a group.
Sorry, we can’t hold pitches so if you want to park next to each other you will need to arrive together (and have booked in the same campervan section).

How far is it from the campervan site to the Festival?
We’d estimate it is approximately a 10 minute walk from the East and West campervan fields to the outer areas of the Festival, and 20 minutes to the main stages, at an average pace (longer when the site is busy). However timing will depend on where in the fields you are placed as some fields are much further out than others. The site map will give you a general idea of the distances involved and your nearest access points. In general the walk is flatter from the West campervan fields.

A free shuttle bus is available 24 hours from the Bath and West Showground to the Festival Bus Station.

I have difficulty walking a long distance – can I be placed nearer the field entrance?
Due to the location and distance to the campervan fields we recommend that anyone with a mobility issue should contact the Deaf & disabled access coordinator to discuss what options and facilities are available to them. Please note the disabled access facilities are for festival goers with permanent disabilities, so broken legs, recent injuries or pregnant woman do not qualify.

How do I arrange for my hired campervan/caravan to get on and off site?
We have developed a system with the contractors delivering the campervans/caravans so they can use the hire document/delivery note to bring the vehicle on to the Festival site. The contractor will need to arrange access to the fields by contacting the Off-Site Manager through the Festival Site Office. The ticket holder then uses the campervan/caravan permit to get into the site when they arrive later.

After the Festival, it is not possible to gain access to the site to pick up a caravan between 14:00 hours on Sunday afternoon and 21:00 hours on Monday evening. Campervan fields’ staff leave on Monday at 18:00hours, but caravans can be left until Tuesday for a contractor to pick up. However, this is at the contractor’s risk. The Festival accepts no responsibility for any caravan left after the fields close at 21:00 hours on Monday.

Can my car be kept beside the caravan in the campervan/caravan field?
Yes, there is space for one car to be parked beside or in front of the caravan. However, any other member of your party arriving separately by car will need to purchase a car parking ticket.

If I am travelling in a separate vehicle to the caravan/campervan can I park in the campervan fields?
There is space for one towing vehicle to be parked beside or in front of the caravan. However, any other member of your party arriving separately by car will need to purchase a car parking ticket for the public car parks. For more information please click here.

Can I pitch a tent beside my caravan/campervan?
The Fire Officer will not allow ticket-holders to camp beside campervans or cars due to the risk of contiguous fire, but it is permitted to camp behind them.

Can I bring my trailer tent?
Yes, as long as it is a purpose-built, manufacturer-made trailer tent.

Can I bring a winnebago or extra large caravan?
Yes. However, for all vehicles longer than 8 metres it will be necessary to purchase a double caravan/campervan ticket (£200), to cover the extra space required. Please note double pitches are only available at the Bath and West Showground.

Will I be able to put up an awning? Can I sleep under the awning?
Yes, manufacturers’ awnings are acceptable and can be slept in if they are a manufacturers’ annex or inner tent, but please make parking steward aware if you are sleeping in the awning.

How will I know where to place my campervan/caravan/towing car/awning/tent in the field?
Stewards will be on hand in the campervan fields to advise on siting vehicles. It is not possible to reserve a specific area – space is allocated on a first come first served basis. Caravans, their towing cars and campervans will be parked in rows, with a 4 metre fire road between the rows. Each pitch will be 7 metres wide by 8 metres long. For vehicles longer than 8 metres it will be necessary to purchase a double caravan/campervan ticket (£200), to cover the extra space required. Please note double pitches are only available at the Bath and West Showground.

Can I bring a generator?
No. Absolutely no generators are to be brought on site.

Can I bring glass bottles with me in my campervan/caravan?
Glass is not permitted anywhere on festival land. The usual Festival confiscations policy applies to campervans and caravans.  The security staff will also check for any other items not permitted on site, as specified in the terms and conditions on weekend tickets. Security staff will confiscate any such items and may refuse entry to the site. Domestic items that will stay within the campervan are unlikely to be confiscated, however we would advise not to bring anything valuable just in case. The decision of the security team will be final.

Please ensure your caravan and campervan field ticket is displayed in the centre of your windscreen at least 10 miles away from the site.

Terms & Conditions for Caravans and Campervans

To comply with the Festival’s license, and in the interests of safety as well as the welfare and goodwill of other Festival-goers and local residents, please adhere to the following:

• Only vehicles with fitted sleeping, cooking and or washing facilities may use these fields
• Each Caravan or Campervan must have a Campervan ticket and each person within the vehicle must have a valid Weekend Festival ticket.
• Vehicles are parked within an approximate 7m wide x 8m deep pitch, with a 4m fire lane between rows, as directed by Parking Stewards.
• Only one Campervan/or Caravan with car may be parked in each approximate 7m x 8m pitch, but ticketholders who arrive with a vehicle may camp in a small tent in the space behind or to the side of the vehicles as directed by parking stewards, space is very limited.
• Vehicles over 8m long require an oversized pitch (16m x 7m).
• No vehicles are to be parked or tents pitched in the fire lanes at any time.
• No trading of any kind is permitted from caravans or campervans.
• No sound systems are to be operated in the caravan/campervan fields. Anyone found operating such systems may be liable to confiscation of the system.
• Fireworks, generators, glass containers, potential weapons, portable laser equipment including laser pens or any illegal or offensive items or substances are not permitted in these fields and will be confiscated. No animals (except guide dogs) are permitted anywhere at the Festival. Vehicles in these fields are liable to search by security staff.
• All waste-water must be put in the containers provided. It is illegal to pour waste-water onto the ground, into a sump or into a stream because of the danger to the environment.  This will be monitored by the Environment Agency.
• All litter must be cleared and put into litter bins or recycling bins.
• Open fires are not permitted. Small barbecues can be used in these fields, but they must be at least 3m away from any vehicle.
• Towing vehicles must remain with caravans, not parked elsewhere.
• Self-driven vehicles must be clear by 6pm on Monday 26th June. Any remaining vehicles will be removed. Hire caravans and collections can take place on Tuesday but any caravan left overnight after 21:00 is left at the owner’s risk.
• On Sunday 25th June, at midday, the one-way system will be reversed to allow Festival-goers to leave the area. Entry to the caravan/campervan fields will not be permitted after midday. There will be no inbound access to the caravan parks until 21:00 on Monday evening.
• Users of these fields must not inconvenience local residents by trying to use the village for access. This will not be permitted. Please stick to signposted campervan routing.
• Please respect the Country Code at all times.
• Security staff may evict those that do not adhere to the conditions above, and may also confiscate their festival weekend tickets and any contraband items.
• The Festival and Premises License Holder accept no responsibility for any loss or damages to campervans or caravans (whether hired or privately owned). Any insurance or deposit claims arising from your campervan/caravan use at the Festival should be directed to your insurers or campervan/caravan hire company.
• Campervan/caravan tickets are personalised to the named campervan/caravan ticket booker, and are strictly non-transferable. If the person who books the campervan ticket subsequently cancels their ticket booking (prior to 5th May), the campervan ticket will also be cancelled. If someone else within the original booking would like to take over the campervan ticket, the booking can be rebooked with their registration as long as this is requested at the point of cancellation (£10 admin fee will apply) but the booking cannot be reassigned retrospectively or transferred to someone who wasn’t in the original booking.
• Whilst every effort will be made to accommodate campervans in your preferred site, the Festival reserves the right to provide alternative facilities in the event of adverse conditions.

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