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10 Reasons we are Staying with Pitch Village at Camp Bestival

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July 14, 2017

This year will be our 4th year at Camp Bestival and saying we are excited is an understatement!
Last year, however, we discovered a new way to camp and will never go back to general camping again.
Pitch Village takes the fuss out of festivals so you can get back to enjoying the bands and amazing atmosphere! They are a “pre-pitched accommodation provider” which means they will have everything from the tent pitched to the mattress inflated before you arrive on site.

The benefits of staying with Pitch Village

1.  One Car: Before now we have had to take two cars as getting 4 children and our huge tent and equipment in one was impossible
Pitch Village
2.  Parking: You get to park in the boutique car park which is much closer to where your tent is pitched, saving your legs on the trips to the car to collect all your equipment
Pitch Village
3.  Pre-Pitched Tent:  There is no denying it – Lulworth is hilly and to find a flat pitch you have to get there early on Thursday.  Trying to pitch your tent, make the numerous trips to the car and keep an eye on 4 kids is stressful, so having a pre-pitched tent, on flat ground means you can arrive a bit later on Thursday and head off to explore without the hassle of setting up.
Pitch Village
4.  Mattress & Sleeping Bags:  They also provide the self-inflating mattresses and sleeping bags, saving even more room in the car!!
Pitch Village
5.  Private Toilets: Festival Toilets are notoriously a bit smelly, especially just before they get emptied. Pitch Village has private toilets with dedicated cleaners to keep them fresh and clean
Pitch Village
6.  Shower Units / Freshen Up Tent: Camp Bestival does provide hot showers, but unless you get up stupidly early, there is always a long queue for them. Pitch Village has their own private showers with lots of lovely hot water and a Freshen Up Tent, with hairdryer’s, Straighteners and Mirror’s, plus a baby changing area, if you need it.
Pitch Village
Pitch Village
7.  Free tea & coffee: Need a cup of tea or coffee to get going in the morning? Pitch Village has their own facilities to make one any time of day or night
Pitch Village
8.  24/7 Customer Reception, and Customer Service Staff: Pitch Village is zoned off from general camping and is manned by 24 hour security and service staff. They have a secure area to store your valuables and will even charge your phones too
Pitch Village
9.  Quiet:  Staying at Pitch Village is a lot quieter, as Camp Bestival does get quite noisy, especially when people are heading back to their tents at night and there is no danger of a late arrivers pitching their tent on top of yours.
Pitch Village
10.  Heading Home: When it is time to head home you only have to take what you have brought in the first place, so no taking a tent back down and playing car jenga to fit it and all the other camping paraphernalia all back in again.
10 Reasons we are Staying with Pitch Village at Camp Bestival
Pitch Village are not just at Camp Bestival. You can also find them at HebCelt Festival, Belladrum, Houghton Festival, Bestival and Festival No.6.
What are your best Festival camping tips?

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    July 14, 2017

    Sound like to good reasons to be! I went to reading festival about 3 years ago now and I have to say it was one of the best weekends in my life (despite my doubts). Definitely worth experiencing once in your life!

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    Nadine Hill

    July 14, 2017

    Amazing! Pitch Village definitely looks easier – especially when you have little ones like you to keep an eye on! We have done the tent thing before (both boutique and our own tent) but these days we prefer to hire a motorhome – drive in, drive out – no heavy bags! Perfect! Can’t wait to see you there:-)

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    July 14, 2017

    Pre-pitched tent, private toilets and straighteners – I’m sold!

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    July 14, 2017

    Wow, sleeping bags as well?! That’s really impressive. I’m with you on the one car thing. So often when we’ve camped we’ve really had to rough it a bit because we couldn’t fit everything in that we wanted to. I’ve never done Camp Bestival, and often wanted to, but that aspect of it does put me off, and I love camping when it’s all set up right. I’d definitely consider this as an option if we decided to go.

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    Jayne @ Sticky Mud and Belly Laughs

    July 14, 2017

    What a brilliant idea! I love how it takes all of the hassle away from pitching your tent and having to take it all down when it’s time to leave. What a time saver.

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    Jen Walshaw

    July 14, 2017

    If wee were to do it again we would use Pitch Village. i was really impressed with them last year

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    July 14, 2017

    This is such a good service to be offered at festivals – if we were going I’d certainly stay in Pitch Village!

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    Erica Price

    July 14, 2017

    Sounds like a much more civilised way to camp at festivals. Very appealing.

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    Samantha Bye

    July 14, 2017

    I camped at Creamfields the year it flooded and was cancelled on the Sunday, had left such bad memories! I think I’d be ready to try camping again with this though. Airbeds and free tea and coffee are a nice touch!

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    Rachel neal

    July 14, 2017

    See if we did this I would totally go. I hate camping but I would just about tolerate this festival. Ive done one festival in my life Reading and i hated it. I hated the toilets, the smells, the noisy nights. This sounds good though. x

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    angela hamilton

    July 14, 2017

    Ok this may have convinced me to try camping for the first time!! Love how everything is ready to go and a much friendlier and safer way of camping!!

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    Thomas Sanderson

    July 15, 2017

    This sounds like the perfect way to do a festival. Pre-pitched tent, showers, toliets and even a constant supply of COFFEE. Which is a must!

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    Elinor Hill aka Beach Hut Cook

    July 15, 2017

    Wow haven’t been to Camp Bestival in years and hasn’t it come on. When I used to go there weren’t even any showers!! Our boys are now big boys and go to festivals on their own! Loved those Camp Bestival days. Elinor x

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    five little doves

    July 15, 2017

    AMAZING! Now THIS is my kind of camping! The thing that puts us off camping is having to “slum it”, this looks amazing and the little luxuries make such a difference!

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    Baby Isabella

    July 16, 2017

    Pitch Village does sound good! Last year we pitched just in front of that area and it was a bit hilly. Must be nice to take one car and not have to worry about putting a tent up. My daddy loves his tent so theres no getting rid of it anytime soon 😉 xx

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    Kate Williams

    July 18, 2017

    Oh this sounds like bliss!! We’ve just bought an absolutely massive tent which is meant to go up in a few mins (essential with small kids) but… really does take up the whole car so no idea where we will fit stuff like clothes 😉 This sounds like a fabulous idea!

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    July 20, 2017

    We’ve only been to Camp Bestival once and we loved it. We’d love to go back one day and Pitch village sounds like the perfect plan to enjoy a camping life without the fuss. Have fun!

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