Festival access reviews

Camp Bestival Dorset

the back view of a performer on stage at camp bestival dorset

FESTIVAL: Camp Bestival Dorset

WHERE: Lulworth Castle, Dorset

WHEN:  25 - 28 July 2024

HEADLINERS:  Pete Tong: Ibiza Classics, Paloma Faith, McFly


You must buy ONE standard ticket first which can be purchased on the Camp Bestival website.

The festival offers a 2 for 1 offer for people who receive or in procession of…

A recognised Assistance Dog ID card

CredAbility Access Card - +1 category requirement

Evidence of being sight impaired

Disability Living Allowance – Middle or Higher rate/ Personal Independence Payment (PIP)

To apply for your 2 for 1 Personal Assistant Pass please complete the Camp Bestival Accessible Form

You will collect your free PA ticket upon arrival at the Accessible Campsite, so make sure you bring photo ID such as a passport or driving license.


There will be a shuttle bus service to the accessible campsite which is a short distance offsite.

The campsite will offer the following facilities:

A 24 hour Campsite office

Accessible toilets

Standard Toilets for friends/family

Accessible showers

A changing places unit containing a raised bed with a hoist above. Hoist slings will not be available. If you need to use this unit, please bring your own slings.

Charging points for electric wheelchair users – located in the pop up tent

A Fridge for storing medication – located within the campsite office

Fresh Water Point

Waste Disposal Point

A dedicated, safe pedestrian walkway

Flat surfaces

A car park next to the accessible campsite

A dedicated food vendor

Ticket scanning and wristbanding in the campsite

An access team available 24/7

The Castle Stage viewing platform is situated towards the back of The Castle Field to the left of Lulworth Castle.

There is a viewing platform located towards the back of The Big Top Tent.

Both platforms have a +1 policy so once carer can accompany those who need access providing they registered for the facility. Both viewing platforms have accessible toilets.

Manoeuvring around the site in a wheelchair? You should find the surface fairly flat although in some places the ground can be quite uneven and bumpy.

A Changing Places unit can be located in the festival site and accessible campsite.

There will be a sensory/ chill out area in the arena.

If the weather is poor you may find navigating around the festival a little tougher than usual.

There are a few pathways around the site although most of the ground is on short grass with firm soil.

If you need to escape from the music now and then you’ll be able to find some quiet areas.

No cars are permitted to enter the site after midnight on any night.

If you do require extra space because of your condition the staff will do their very best to find you a more suitable patch of grass. If you have a blue badge and providing you can fit your car and tent in your designated area you will be able to keep your vehicle in the campsite all weekend.

Non-disabled guests are asked to use public showers and toilets, please don’t use the accessible facilities. These can be found around the site.

The medical tent is situated in the Magic Meadow Field.

If you wish to bring an assistance dog please contact the festival in advance.

Please note strobe lighting may be used for some performances.


During its first year Camp Bestival included a silent disco – The idea was scrapped the next year to avoid waking up the kids.



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