Accessible Information

Accessible Information

Please submit an Access Application for Camp Bestival Dorset 2024 here:

Weekend Ticket holders

Full Weekend Accessible Facilities Application

Applications for customers with Weekend Tickets close on Thursday 4th July 2024 (three weeks before the festival).

Day Ticket holders

Day Tickets only Accessible Facilities Application

Customers with Day Tickets can apply for PA Passes and Accessible Parking until Thursday 25th July 2024 (One day before the festival).

We cannot guarantee late applications.

If you have any questions about our new application form or need assistance to complete an access application for the festival, please contact Amy, our Accessibility Manager: [email protected].

Please note, the Accessible Campsite location and the general site layout will remain the same for 2024. We will update festival maps  on our website in the week of the festival and on the Camp Bestival app.

We will email an updated Accessible Facilities Information Pack to all access customers in advance of the festival.

What tickets do I need to buy?

If you are eligible to apply for a PA Pass, please buy age-appropriate tickets for everyone in your group except the Personal Assistant or designated companion, then apply for a PA pass.

Please click on the link below to read the PA Pass FAQ sheet with accepted evidence:


If you plan to apply for space on the Accessible Campsite, you must buy General Weekend Camping Tickets.

Please read the Accessible Campsite Information sheet with a list of our facilities.

Do I need to buy a vehicle pass?

If your application is approved for Accessible Camping, you’re entitled to one free space in the Accessible Car Park. You must purchase car park passes for any additional vehicles.

If you are a Blue Badge holder staying on any other campsite, event staff can direct you to an accessible space in the car park closest to your campsite.

We will send customers with a Campervan or Caravan, who are approved for Accessible Camping a link to buy a concession rate Accessible Campervan/Caravan Pass.

Are there any upgrades available?

If you plan to stay in Hospitality or Backstage Camping, you must buy age-appropriate tickets for everyone in your group except the Personal Assistant or designated companion, then apply for PA pass.

If you are approved for a PA pass, you will receive a link to upgrade your free PA pass to a Backstage or Hospitality ticket at a concession rate.

What is the festival site like?

Camp Bestival Dorset takes place in the grounds of Lulworth Castle. There are some hard standing gravel pathways in the main arena, and the main stage viewing platform is accessed from a hard standing pathway.

Most of the festival activity takes place outdoors in fields. The site is on farmland with undulating ground, some walkways are uneven, and the site is hilly in places; the steepest inclines are in the general car parking and general camping fields.

There are some hilly areas in the main arena (Magic Meadow and Wild Tribe), and some areas where pathways are on softer ground (Dingly Dell).

The ground conditions are weather dependent, in very dry conditions the ground may be dusty and compacted, after heavy rainfall it may become muddy in places. There are some areas of site where trackway or wood chipping can be laid if the ground becomes soft or slippery after heavy rain.

The dedicated walking route from the Accessible Campsite to the main arena leads from the campsite through a paved car park and onto a flat, tarmacked road, across an area of short grass with an incline and then through the paved Castle Courtyard.

There is a shuttle bus from the access campsite to the main arena, which stops at the taxi pick up point by Castle Courtyard and runs throughout arena opening hours.

What other Accessible Facilities can I apply for?

Viewing Platforms: There is a viewing platform by the Castle Stage and a second viewing platform in the Big Top. Both platforms have charging points and accessible toilets.

Viewing platforms have a 1+1 policy, to ensure there is space for those who need it most.

The person named on the access application will receive a viewing platform wristband, and their PA or one other person from the group can accompany them (with a viewing platform wristband or PA pass).

Where possible, we will try to accommodate larger groups in the areas in front of the platforms. Customers may have to queue when the platforms are full.

Accessible Arena Toilets: Accessible toilets throughout the arena will have a coded lock. Please complete an application form to request the code, which will be sent via email before the festival.

Bringing an Assistance Dog or ESA to Camp Bestival: Camp Bestival welcomes Assistance Dogs and ESA’s. We require all customers who plan to bring an Assistance Dog or ESA to the festival to complete an Accessible Facilities Application form by the required deadline and upload relevant evidence to support the application.

To ensure that Assistance Dogs and ESAs are able to fulfil their role, we request that all Assistance Dogs and ESAs at the festival wear a jacket or harness that clearly identifies them as a service animal or support animal, even if they would not usually do so.

Please click on the following link to read our Assistance Dog and ESA Policy for more information: Assistance Dog & ESA Policy

BSL Performance Interpretation

We have a team of BSL Interpreters from Performance Interpreting offering a free service to our D/deaf customers.

There is a dedicated area for BSL performance interpreting next to the main arena viewing platform, with boarded flooring and a sound system.

There is also a BSL Access Tent in the arena which will host a welcome meeting on Friday morning, when the team will explain the service in BSL and help you with any requests and communication support that you may need during the festival.

You can find the BSL Access Tent on the festival map, which will be online a week before the festival.

If you have any questions about this service, please email [email protected].

Sensory Chill Out and Quiet Spaces

We have a sensory area and quiet space in the main arena, including a sensory chill out tent staffed by Diverse UK. This will be marked on the Accessible Facilities Map. You do not need a pass or wristband to use this facility, it is available to anyone who needs time out from the festival environment.

F.E.A.R Van

This year, we are working with ‘Face Everything and Rise’ (F.E.A.R) to provide dedicated support for customers who receive artificial nutrition or long term IV treatments. The ‘FEAR VAN’ will be in the main arena, marked on the Accessible Facilities Map.