Camping and Accommodation

Campsites becoming communities

From up and down the country; campers pitch up together as neighbours for the weekend, rubbing shoulders with old friends and new. You can camp on Friday, Saturday and Sunday. You only need to purchase one camping ticket per person, regardless of whether you choose to camp for 1, 2, or 3 nights. Everyone camping will need a camping ticket, including children, babies, and personal assistants. Your event ticket is not included and will need to be purchased separately. You will NOT need to purchase a camping ticket if you have purchased a Glamping tent or Rent-A-Tent as the camping ticket is included within the price.

Facilities

We have lots of toilets and plenty of showers, which are free of charge and available to all campers across the weekend.

Across the campsite we have sinks for you to wash up, standpipes for filling your water containers and multi-tap units for brushing your teeth!

MR TROLLEY – In attendance at the Big Church Festival, this year will be Mr Trolley, a trolley hire service to help you carry all your kit from your car to where you decide to camp. Our trolley pick up point will be located in the car park, near the entrance to the campsite. 

Prices and information for Mr Trolley hire is available here.

The Village Green

A central hub filled with everything you need to make yourself at home! In The Village Green you will find:

  • The Campsite Cafe, together with Barnabas Aid for your morning coffee and late night snacks, plus Superbook cartoons and filter coffee between 5.30am & 7.30am for all you early risers! More of a night owl? Stop by for a hot chocolate in the evening – we’re open till midnight.
  •  If you’re a solo traveler, check out our brand new tables outside the Campsite CafĂ© where solo travelers can meet up with like-minded people and make new friends.
  • Check out the food traders at the Village Green for your culinary needs. These will be open from 12 noon on the Friday in the Village Green.
  • Phone charging + tokens
  • Info Point for any help or assistance you need.
  • The Corner Shop for all your essentials and camping provisions. We also have an ice block exchange available in The Corner Shop.

Thanks to our friends at Street Child, both Saturday and Sunday mornings will see the start of the Big Church Festival 5k run! Meet at the Village Green at 8am and run, walk, skip or jump around this 2 lap course totalling 5 kilometres.

The Campsite Shop

Stock up on all your camping needs!

Opening Times

Shop Openings

The Corner Shop in the Village Green is open from 12pm – midnight on Friday, from 6:30am to midnight on Saturday and Sunday and 6:30am – midday on Monday!

Kitchen Ingredients

Locally sourced products for the preparation of meals on the campsite, ie. bread, milk, dairy products, fruit and veg, sausages, bacon, eggs, rice, pasta, tinned soups, cooking oil, teabags, coffee, fruit juices, cordials, cooking sauces, ketchup, salt, sugar, jams, spreads, breakfast cereals etc. There is adequate provision for those on exclusion diets, vegetarian or vegan, gluten-free, sugar free etc.

Camping & Kitchen Equipement

A large range of basic requirements often forgotten or overlooked prior to the festival, ie. tents, airbeds, tent pegs, sleeping bags, blankets, towels, toothbrushes, soap, shampoo, pots and pans, torches, batteries, ponchos, wellies, suncreams, earplugs, nappies etc.

Snacks & Cold Drinks

Both organic and conventional, crisps and snack bars, chocolate, dried fruits, nuts and seeds, children’s snacks, cans of cold drinks, bottled water etc.

Ice blocks

Iceblock exchange for ÂŁ2 per block.

First-Aid, Medicines and Remedies

From Rennies, Paracetamol, Ibuprofen, rehydrating electrolytes and other medicines, to essential oils, herbal and homeopathic remedies and sticking plasters.

BCF Camping Products

BCF Camping

RENT-A-TENT

Imagine your new home for the weekend sitting and waiting there for you on arrival. Designed to make your festival trip that bit easier, just book in advance and turn up to a pre-pitched tent ready and waiting! Less time googling youtube videos on how to put the tent up, and more time having fun with family + friends! All you have to do is unpack your bits and bobs and you can put your feet up!

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Glamping

Glampers will be located in the exclusive Glamping village where you’ll find all those essential home comforts, including luxury toilets and showers. Treat yourself in the deluxe parlour tent which includes table mirrors, hair dryers & straighteners, and feel as fresh as a daisy the whole weekend. The village also has a small kitchen tent with access to hot water.

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CARAVANS AND CAMPERVANS

We want you to be as comfortable as possible so campervans and caravans are very welcome at the Big Church Festival.  We are now selling 6m x 6m and 6m x 9m caravan pitches that will be individually marked out. We will be engaging a professional parking company to help site each caravan.

You will need to buy a camping ticket per person as well as a caravan/campervan ticket for every caravan/campervan you bring.

See info below for Electrical Hook Ups!

ELECTRICAL HOOK UPS

Electrical hook-ups are available for the weekend for caravans/motorhomes/campervans only. The cost is ÂŁ60 per caravan. This gives you power from Friday until Sunday. You will need at least 10m of 16amp cable to reach the nearest power source. You will need to purchase an electrical hook-up through our website when purchasing your caravan ticket. All power must be pre-booked as you will be allocated a specific space according to your booking.

If you have a specific medical need and require an electric hook-up, please email [email protected] with as much information as possible so that we can review your request. Please include relevant documentation such as a doctor’s note. We’ll then let you know whether we’re able to provide this free of charge.

Please note that those requiring electrical hook-ups for medical reasons will need to be coming in a caravan or tent and will need to camp in the Caravan field or Disabled Campsite as this is the only area where electrical hook ups will be available. Upon arrival, please make one of the campsite team aware by showing your e-ticket that you have been authorised for an electric hook-up for medical reasons so you are then directed to the correct place.

When requesting power please be aware that the site is powered by generators, it could go off at any point so we can’t guarantee the power being on permanently during the festival. Should a generator’s power switch off one of our engineers will be working to get it on again as soon as possible.

Late Night Venues

Stay up late for this exclusive campers-only content and squeeze every ounce of fun out of your time at the Big Church Festival.

Late Night Live

If you fancy a good old knees-up, then join us in the Kids’ Tent for some stomping live music! Get your Big Church groove on!

Illuminate after Hours

Illuminate After Hours is the perfect place for the youth to blow off some steam after the main arena finishes for the night. Make sure you bring some energy and party until midnight!

The Campfire

There’s something truly magical about singing under the stars in the cool night air, warmed by a roaring campfire. We like to keep some things as a surprise…“Who’s singing at the campfire?” This highly anticipated mystery is only revealed in the moment, so grab your torch and a blanket and come and join us!

Worship After Hours

The lights stay on and artists from Mainstage lead worship into the wee hours at the Worship Tent. Check out our programme when you arrive to find out who will be leading us into God’s presence in 2024!

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