Campervan Campout 2024 - The ultimate Campervan Festival

Friday 3rd to Sunday 5th May 2024

Campervan Campout 2024

Join us at the South of England Showground in Ardingly for our family friendly Campervan Festival!

Music all day, every day including a DJ set from the legend that is Chris Moyles! Visitors can also enjoy a Shopping Village, Artisan Food & Drink Hall, Wellness Sanctuary, The Campout Hub, Street Food Area, and Silent Disco.

A selection of bloggers, vloggers and podcasters will be sharing their experiences and advice in a packed timetable across the three days meanwhile the Wellness Sanctuary will offer visitors Yoga sessions, Breath Workshops and Mental Health Talks as part of their entry fee.

Camping Tickets

Pre-booking for camping has now closed, however you can still camp for the weekend by paying on arrival. Camping from the Friday to the Monday will be £195.

Day Tickets

A day ticket entitles you to full access including all the music and events available that day, and you are welcome to stay for the evening entertainment too. Join us from just £10 per day.



What's on

Live music and amazing bands!

We're bringing a stellar lineup of performances, headlined by the sensational Chris Moyles with his ’90s Hangover Tour to evoke the best of '90s nostalgia. Bring your chairs, grab a drink from the bar and get ready to party. Day visitors are more than welcome to join in the evening festivities too! Stay tuned as we unveil more fantastic performers and be sure to download the event timetable closer to the date to catch all your favourite acts.

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A Melting Pot Of Creativity & Community - Hosted by Motorhome Matt

Step into the electric atmosphere of the Campout Hub at Campervan Campout, where the vanlife universe comes alive with its most vibrant and diverse lineup yet! This is where big names and creative souls converge, offering an experience unmatched by any other event. Get inspired by the adventurous tales of Highlands2Hammocks, delve into the urban escapades with The Urban Motorhome, and don't miss the legendary insights from Motorhome Matt. The Hub is a melting pot of creativity and community, buzzing with dynamic talks, thrilling stories, and expert advice. Join us for an unforgettable journey into the heart of vanlife, where every session ignites imagination and sparks connections. Explore The Campout Hub, the ultimate destination for vanlife enthusiasts and creatives!

Meet the speakers  


An Experience Like No Other

Hit the Beach Barn in your snazziest beach attire for the Silent Disco Beach Party at Campervan Campout, hosted by the lively VDub Radio! Each night, three of VDub's finest DJs will spin a variety of tunes on three channels, promising a silent disco to remember. Whether it's pop hits or funky rhythms, grab a headset and get ready to groove. It's a family-friendly, beach-themed blast where your vibrant outfits add to the fun. Dance the night away in a sea of silent beats and beach vibes!


Hosted by The Conscious Heart Warriors

Discover a sanctuary of transformation, a haven curated by The Conscious Heart Warriors, invites you on an enchanting journey of self-exploration and holistic healing. Immerse yourself in unique experiences that blend ancient wisdom and modern practices. From the soul-stirring rhythms of ecstatic dance to the profound tranquility of shamanic massages, each activity is an invitation to awaken your inner magic. Unleash your creativity, connect with your inner self, and find serenity in our nurturing space. Curious to explore more? Deep dive into this extraordinary world of wellness and wonder!

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Explore, play and learn together

Embracing families with open arms, our festival is a haven of joy and togetherness, featuring an extensive range of activities specially curated for family fun. The Camping and Caravanning Club-sponsored Family Activities zone is a bustling hub of creativity, laughter, and learning, perfectly suited for families of all sizes and ages. From the vibrant arts & crafts tent to interactive and educational cooking demos, beachside games accompanied by live music, to the sheer delight of face painting and bouncy Ktroo sessions, every aspect of our festival is designed with families in mind. Eager to join in the fun?

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Hosted by The Urban Forage

Urban Forage, renowned for its engaging foraging activities, will once again be a highlight at this year's Campervan Campout. After the resounding success of last year's foraging walks, they are returning with an even more enriching program. Participants can immerse themselves in various activities such as kid-friendly foraging tours, enlightening forage walks, and interactive cooking demonstrations, all designed to deepen the appreciation of wild plants and fungi. The experience is further enhanced with a Foraged Food Market Stall offering free samples, a Forage Shop with exclusive merchandise, and unique Mushroom Spore Prints and Art Demos. This area promises a blend of education, fun, and culinary adventure, perfect for everyone from novice foragers to seasoned nature enthusiasts.

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Firelighting workshops, wood carving & crafts

Step into the wild side of vanlife at Campervan Campout 2024 with our Bushcraft area, presented by the esteemed Rika ACE, a notable figure in the festival scene. Offering a blend of engaging fire demos, hands-on fire lighting sessions, and creative workshops including carving and daily crafts like paracord bracelets, games pouches, and woodland keyrings, there's an adventure for every attendee. Designed for bushcraft enthusiasts of all ages, these activities highlight skills in survival and craftsmanship, ensuring a memorable and educational experience. Don’t miss your chance to connect with nature and learn from the best at Rika ACE’s Bushcraft workshops.

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A showcase of creativity & inovation

Roll into a world where creativity hits the road at the Self Build & Display Vehicle Show at Campervan Campout! Marvel at an eclectic mix of self-built wonders, from quirky converted ambulances to stylish classic campervans. Got a cool conversion of your own? Join the show! Whether you're a seasoned builder or just starting out, this is your playground for inspiration and connection. Discover how to be part of the fun or simply to feast your eyes on the coolest van transformations around. Get ready for a festival of innovation and style on wheels!

Explore the self build show  


Campervan Culture Showcase

Explore the vibrant world of Campervan Culture at Campervan Campout 2024, where the thrill of vanlife comes to life. Discover a bespoke collection of self-built vans and overlanders, meet the experts behind epic travel stories, and get inspired by Jed's tales from deserts to mountain peaks. For a deeper dive into the art of mobile living and adventures that await you, visit our Campervan Culture feature page. Embrace the road less traveled and join a community where every journey is an unforgettable story.

Explore the CampervanCulture area  


Meet Carl Elliott: Self-build Expert

Join us at Campervan Campout for an exclusive experience with Carl Elliott, the renowned leader of the 'Built Not Bought Campers' Facebook group and organiser of the Vanlife & Overlander Celebration. In our dedicated self-build area, Carl and special guests will offer free talks and personalised advice for both novice and experienced self-build enthusiasts. Learn the essentials of starting a self-build project, gain expert tips, and engage in our drop-in advice centre to connect with the community. Carl's sessions promise to inspire and guide anyone interested in the art of self-built campervans.’

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Campervans, accessories & artisan crafts

Step into the vibrant Shopping Village at Campervan Campout 2024! Whether you're in the market for a new campervan, seeking innovative vanlife accessories, or looking for unique artisan crafts and festival gear, our Shopping Village has it all. Discover the latest models, essential gadgets, and handmade treasures, all in one lively marketplace. It's a shopping haven for campervan enthusiasts and festival goers alike.

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Broadcasting live from the festival

We are thrilled to announce that VDubRadio will be broadcasting live from the event with music and interviews from the guest speakers. You can download the free app and listen in the comfort of your campervans or bring your portable speakers to the party. VDubRadio will be hosting the main stage, and will perform multiple DJ sets throughout the day to keep you grooving. VDubRadio are also sponsoring and hosting the silent disco that takes place each evening in the wellness sanctuary. 

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Paws In The Pool

Dive into a tail-wagging good time at Campervan Campout with our newest addition, 'Paws in the Pool'! This dog-friendly festival just got even more paw-some with an on-site swimming pool exclusively for our four-legged friends. Paws in the Pool, renowned for creating a safe and fun environment for dogs to paddle and play, brings their heated 8.5m pool to the heart of the festival. Each 40-minute session, with up to 4 dogs, promises a splashing good time at a cozy 28 degrees. Humans, you're invited to join in too! A session costs £30 for one dog and just £10 per additional furry swimmer – perfect for teaming up with friends. With 10 sessions daily from 9:15 AM to 4:00 PM, these slots are sure to fill up fast. Don’t miss out on creating special memories with your pup – book your spot at [email protected] as soon as you've secured your pitch! Get ready for a doggone great time at Campervan Campout 2024!"

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A Huge Range of Food & Drink Delights

Indulge your taste buds with the mouthwatering Food and Drinks section of Campervan Campout! As you dance to the music of Chris Moyles’ 90s Hangover Tour and the electrifying performances on the Main Stage, treat yourself to some food or drinks from the amazing selection of stands and bars on offer. Don't miss out on the perfect blend of music, food, and fun – join us at Campervan Campout and let your senses come alive!

Food & Drink  


The beauty of South East England

Located just a short drive from Ashdown Forest, the idyllic home of Winnie-the-Pooh, there is lots to do locally...

You're just 20 miles from Brighton, the area is full of bike trails, walking routes and local attractions such as Wakehurst and the Bluebell Railway.

Discover West Sussex  


We have tried to answer all the questions we are commonly asked in our FAQ section.

This includes 'Pre-Event Information', 'Arriving at site' information, 'On-site Facilities' questions and 'On-Site Show' Information.



Watch the highlights from Campervan Campout 2023

Camping Tickets

Pre-booking for camping has now closed, however you can still camp for the weekend by paying on arrival. Camping from the Friday to the Monday will be £195.

Day Tickets

A day ticket entitles you to full access including all the music and events available that day, and you are welcome to stay for the evening entertainment too.

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