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Camping Festivals in the UK

Whether you’re looking for family-friendly camping festivals in the UK, music festivals, literary festivals, jazz festivals or car festivals, we have it here in abundance.

There are too many festivals to mention but below is a list of just some that might be of interest. We’ve included links to each website, so be sure to check it out and check the dates and ticket information as well as camping arrangements and line-ups. We’ll also be updating this list with more festivals so keep checking back.

If you take one of our campervans to any of these festivals, be sure to tag us in your social media pictures using @breakoutcampers


Lulworth Castle, Dorset

This family-friendly festival is the little sister of Bestival on the Isle of Wight. Set in the 17th century Lulworth Castle, Camp Bestival welcomes tents, caravans and campervans. There is also boutique camping, backstage camping, bell tents and many more camping options.

At Camp Bestival there is something for everyone including live acts, DJ sets, comedy acts, child-friendly activities, comedy, author talks, competitions and so much more. And with food and drink from around the world, it’s perfect for an action-packed weekend of fun and entertainment for the whole family.

Camping Festivals in the UK - Camp Bestival


Cheshire, Hampshire & Oxfordshire

Created by Chris Evans, CarFest is the biggest family fundraising festival in the UK and is held at locations throughout the UK every summer. CarFest delivers a weekend of incredible cars and music.

There’s also a whole lot of delicious food and activities which are suitable for all the family.

In it’s first 9 years, CarFest raised over £16.5million for UK Children’s charities. So when you visit CarFest, you’ll be supporting some great causes whilst having a great time!

Camping Festivals in the UK - Carfest


Cheltenham, Gloucestershire

Are you a book worm? If so, the Cheltenham Literature Festival could be right up your street. This annual festival takes place in the autumn and celebrates some of the UK’s finest authors.

Cheltenham Literature Festival includes book signings, talks and events that all take place at various locations in the city including the Town Hall, Imperial Square and Gardens and other pop-up locations.

There are lots of beautiful places to stay in your campervan in the Cotswolds with easy access to Cheltenham so add this to your festival list.

Camping Festivals in the UK - Cheltenham Literature Festival


Edinburgh, Scotland

The Edinburgh Fringe is one of the greatest celebrations of art and culture in the world. Featuring performances from a range of artists, circus acts, comedy, opera, spoken word and dance, there are also exhibitions and many other events throughout the city.

The Fringe is also a registered charity and aims to make art inclusive to everyone regardless of ability or needs.


Pilton, Somerset

Established in 1970, Glastonbury is possibly the biggest music festival in the UK. This five-day event takes place in June and has many different areas. Each area is like a mini festivals in their own right.

Over the years, Glastonbury has seen some of the biggest acts in the world headline at the Pyramid Stage. There are also countless dance, comedy, theatre, circus, cabaret and interactive acts throughout the festival. However, if you want to be a part of history, you’ll have to be fast to get your tickets!

Camping Festivals in the UK - Glastonbury Festival


Bristol, Avon

If you’re looking for something a bit different, why not visit the biggest international balloon festival in Europe? The Bristol International Balloon Fiesta is a free event which sees over 100 hot air balloons from across the world taking off at dusk and dawn.

The four-day festival finishes with the famous Nightglow and Firework Finale when the balloons sore in the night sky to music.

Camping Festivals in the UK - Bristol Baloon Fiesta

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