In the foreground are a number of colourful camping tents all pitched together. In the background you can see the top of a red and yellow striped circus tent.
Guide Friday 5th January

A Guide To Your Camping Options

Camp Bestival – the original family festival – combines action-packed festival adventures with a fantastic family camping holiday. From pitching up with your own kit to living in the lap of luxury, there are many different ways to enjoy the camping experience at Lulworth Castle. And, with a veritable smorgasbord of accommodation options that go far beyond traditional canvas-based standards, the sky is the limit when it comes to outdoor living.

General Camping: If you’re the freewheeling type, General Camping comes as part of your standard weekend festival ticket price. So, bring along your own tent and pitch up where you like in the fantastic and spacious General Camping campsite that’s divided into two colour-coded zones (Yellow and Purple), so you can guide you and yours back to your tent at the end of an excitement-filled day.

Camping Plus: If being organised is more your thing guarantee yourself and your little ones a spot with Camping Plus. A dedicated campsite with paid-for reserved pitches, you can book cinema style, so you know exactly where you’ll be setting up camp. A Camping Plus ticket, which you will need to buy in addition to your weekend festival tickets, gives you plenty of space for your own tent and all your kit, in a campsite with food stalls, toilets and showers for the use of Camping Plus customers only, with a dedicated car park close by, all included in the price.

Camp Pre-Pitch: Camp Pre-Pitch is here to make your festival trip that bit easier. Book now and turn up to find a pre-pitched tent ready for your weekend stay. Your pre-pitched tent will be waiting for you to arrive so you can get on with enjoying Camp Bestival to the fullest. Need a little added comfort? You can also choose to add a bundle of sleeping bags and self-inflating mats. The Camp Pre-Pitch field will have dedicated warm showers and toilets, free phone charging and a pamper area with blow dryers, straighteners and mirrors.

Boutique Camping: But what if audacious accommodation is what you’re after? Have no fear, we have a breath-taking array of Boutique Camping options available. So, forget wrestling with a tent, and book your weekend stay in one of the 15 different types of accommodation we have for hire. From tipis and country wagons to Bedouin tents and yurts there are lots of ways to relax and camp in style in the Boutique Campsite, which also features hot showers, proper flushing loos, a dedicated car park near to the main campsite entrance, and staff ready to welcome you as you arrive. To stay at the Boutique Campsite, you will need to book your accommodation in addition to your weekend festival tickets. Full details of what’s available and how to book can be found here.

Backstage Camping: Channelling the rockstar vibes is all part of the festival adventure but how about really having a backstage experience? That’s no problem at Lulworth Castle when you buy Backstage Camping Weekend tickets. Bring your own tent and you can enjoy exceptional facilities, including, a reception, food and drink vendors, luxury loos, hot showers, and a dedicated car park in a fantastic, premium campsite, situated backstage, tantalisingly close to the mainstage action, where you’ll also have access to the VIP bar.

Or, if you want to push the boat out a touch more and really treat yourself, in addition to your Backstage Camping Weekend tickets, you can up the ante luxury-wise and hire one of a number of lavish boutique accommodations such as yurts and belle tents or book a campervan or caravan pitch for your own live-in vehicle.

Hospitality Camping: Hospitality Camping offers Hospitality Camping Weekend ticketholders luxurious creature comforts in a beautifully designed, spacious campsite with fast access to the heart of the main Castle Stage arena plus luxury toilets, hot showers, pamper tent and complimentary hot drinks. We have a dedicated car park and concierge buggy service to help you with your luggage so you can truly arrive in style. Book a boutique accommodation such as Luxury Lotus Belles, Airstreams, Deluxe Yurts, or bring your own tent (make sure you book a BYO tent pitch), or live-in vehicle. This campsite has a peaceful and welcoming atmosphere with a fantastic community vibe and an array of sophisticated and exceptional facilities.

Live-in Vehicles: And, of course, we know that living the dream often means having your own live-in vehicle. So, in addition to your weekend festival tickets, if you’d like to bring your vehicle, or hire one to bring along, you can either book a pitch for your vehicle in General Campervans/Caravans, which is situated behind General Camping, or get closer to the action and secure a spot in our Front Row Campervans/Caravans site near Camping Plus, or pitch up in the Kids’ Garden Campervans/Caravans and you’ll be right next to the Lower Kids’ Garden and just a short skip, hop and jump into the Castle Field and main stage.