Festival fever with Pitchup.com
Jul 22 2014 Posted by Samantha Marsh
--Pitch up at sites near the hottest festivals from £2.50pppn--
--V Festival, Wilderness, Camp Bestival, Reading Fest--
Want to enjoy the festival experience this summer but don’t want to pay the extortionate camping costs? Outdoor accommodation specialist Pitchup.com have got it covered. They have revealed four fantastic camping and glamping sites close to the festival action, at a fraction of the on-site price. Camp near huge festivals such as V Fest, Wilderness and Reading from just £2.50pppn.
Camp Bestival, Dorset: 31 July – 03 August 2014
Woodlands Camping Park – Dorset, from £8.00pppn
Wareham, Dorset: Pitchup.com has availability on its non-electric grass pitches at Woodlands Camping Park on 31 July with prices starting from £32.00 per night based on four people sharing (£8.00pppn).
Set in the majestic grounds of Lulworth Castle on Dorset’s dramatic Jurassic coastline, Camp Bestival is a family-friendly festival packed with entertainment, music, attractions and an enormous kids’ area with circus skills, go-carts and glitter.
Situated just 2.5 miles from Lulworth Castle where Camp Bestival will be held, Woodlands Camping Park is a friendly site in an excellent location with fantastic facilities including a camp shop, charging facilities and free Wi-Fi.
The 8m x 8m grass pitches without electric are suitable for one unit and cater for tents and motorhomes. Includes a gazebo, awning or pup tent. Units sleep up to eight people. Toilet and shower blocks are on site.
Wilderness Festival, Oxfordshire: 07-10 August 2014
Hardwick Park – Witney, from £5.76pppn
Witney, Oxfordshire: Pitchup.com has availability on its non-electric grass pitches at Hardwick Park this summer with prices starting from £34.55 per night based on six people sharing (£5.76pppn).
Wilderness is a festival that champions all the arts, from outdoor theatre courtesy of Shakespeare's Globe to talks and debates, horse riding, a lakeside spa and even 'long table' banquets with leading chefs. The music isn’t bad either with the likes of Jessie Ware and Sam Smith set to attend.
Hidden away in the Oxfordshire countryside yet just a 25-minute drive from Wilderness Festival, Hardwick Park is set over 180 acres of beautiful parkland and lakes. The park is ideally located close to Oxford so great for exploring the city, but is also on the edge of the Cotswolds, which has an abundance of leisurely activities, from walking and cycling to horse riding. Hardwick Park has all the facilities needed including shower blocks, a laundry room, a club house for food and drink, a shop and café, plus a huge lake with a watersports centre.
The 8m x 8m grass pitches without electric are suitable for one unit and cater for tents, tourers and motorhomes. Includes awning and car. Units sleep up to six people.
V Festival, Staffordshire: 16-17 August 2014
Leighton Meadow Camping, Telford from £2.50pppn
Telford, Shropshire: Pitchup.com has availability on its non-electric grass tent pitches at Leighton Meadow Camping this summer with prices starting from £10 per night based on four people sharing (£2.50pppn).
One of the biggest music events of the year, V Festival is annually held across two beautiful parks simultaneously – Weston Park in Staffordshire and Hylands Park in Chelmsford. This year, the line-up boasts world-class stars such as Justin Timberlake, The Killers, Ed Sheeran and Lily Allen.
Leighton Meadow Camping is a basic but very beautiful campsite located on the foothill of The Wrekin in the Shropshire countryside. The site is just over 14 miles from Weston Park – making access to V Festival simple. Shropshire Way footpath passes by the campsite, perfect for enjoying a walk along while you wait for the music to start.
The non-electric grass tent pitches include awning, gazebo and pup tent. Units sleep up to four people.
Reading Festival, Reading: 22-24 August 2014
Home Farm Camping and Caravan Park – Buckinghamshire, from £30.50pppn
Radnage, Buckinghamshire: Pitchup.com has availability on its bell tents at Home Farm Camping and Caravan Park from 22 to 25 August for £457.50 based on five people sharing (£30.50pppn).
The hottest rock festivals on the calendar, Reading and Leeds are annual festivals bringing together the biggest names in rock music. This year, the line-up includes Arctic Monkeys, Blink 182 and Paramore.
Home Farm Camping and Caravan Park is a small and friendly site just 20 miles from the site of Reading Festival and offers a fantastic base for festival goers. Forget muddy tents, this top-notch site offers luxury bell tents meaning music fans can enjoy their festival experience in style instead of sludge.
The large 5m-diameter bell tent includes beds and stylish furnishings as well as a log-burning stove. All cooking utensils and seating are also included. Outside you can enjoy a firepit and barbecue with logs and dining table. Just bring food and drink, they supply the champagne bucket! The village pub offering good food, a beer garden and real ale is located just next door to the site. Barbecues are permitted on site. The campsite is easily accessible from the M40, M4 and M25.
For more information visit www.pitchup.com. All prices correct at time of writing.
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