How to camp, what to bring, what you need and what you don’t need. Can you bring your dog? No, you can’t. Can you build a huge fire and dance around it naked? Fire bad, naked fine.

Upgrade your festival experience with The Shire

This is where glamping meets fantasy fiction. Everyone loves comfort and warmth at an outdoor event, and, sometimes, all you want to do is take time out, curl up and escape from the party. Gentle lamp light, homely surroundings and a comfy bed to rest your head. A magical retreat, a grounded space to renew your sparkle ready for tomorrow’s adventures.

In here, you are safe and warm, cocooned and, maybe, just a little smug. So close the door, snuggle up and sleep; let your imagination guide you towards enchanted slumber. This is where glamping meets fantasy fiction. You won’t need to go on a quest to find added luxuries as these heated, lockable huts come with power sockets and lighting, as well as a mirror, bedside table, beds with foam mattress, sheet and cushions, rug, floor mat, coat hooks, bin, bespoke outside stools and a welly stand (please bring your own bedding such as a sleeping bag/duvet/pillows). Each occupant must also have weekend camping tickets.

Fully furnished 2 berth and 4 berth Shire Huts available. Along with lighting, heating, beds, electrics, lockable doors as well as lots of little added homely touches! Available to book now via our ticket page:

Please note, this is the hire price for the duration of the festival, including a £50 refundable damage deposit. The deposit will be returned once we’re happy that your hut hasn’t been damaged (e.g. destroyed by a wizard’s spell or a band of unruly orcs). And, please, even if you are in a group of halfings, the two-berth huts are for two people and the four-berth huts are for four people. So, please keep your shire hut to yourselves – and, please, no trolls – they ALWAYS smash the place up! Refunds – we can only refund the price paid for your hut if we are able to re-sell the booking before 6 weeks prior to the event. Contact the team at Shire Huts to find out more  or for any questions… except, “How do I avoid a wizard’s spell?”… we can’t help that

Can I have a campfire?

Do you even have to ask? Sorry, no campfires allowed. Anywhere. Ever.

Can I bring my dog, pets or animal?

We are afraid not unless of course, you have a guide dog. If you have a guide dog, please contact our accessibility team with the relevant documentation and they can help you further. Email

Dogs or any other animal are not permitted to be left in vehicles, campervans, motorhomes, caravans or tents.

Glamping Bell Tents, What’s Included?

To stay in a Luxury Glamping Bell Tent, simply choose the bell tent option in the ticket section. The 5 metre bell tents have a zipped in ground sheet and all of the following is included: air mattresses with sheets, lighting, mirror, low level table, bunting inside and out, coloured lights around the centre pole, door mat, welly boot holder, large rug and power to charge your mobile phone and devices, and a name sign outside so you know which tent is yours.  All you have to do is bring your own bedding! How good does that sound?

Our wonderful team will reach out to you to discuss configurations of beds for you in advance of the festival.

Please note that all luxury bell tent occupants must also purchase a weekend camping ticket each.



How does camping work?

If you wish to camp, for any given night, and in any vehicle each occupant requires a weekend 3 day camping ticket. It is not possible to purchase a per-night camping ticket. Child and infant tickets are valid for weekend camping.

If you are bringing a camping vehicle e.g. motorhome / campervan / caravan / trailer tent you will also require a relevant vehicle pitch.


Weekend 3 day camping tickets include Friday, Saturday and Sunday night, and we ask that everyone vacates the camping areas by midday on Monday 5th June 2023. You can set up camp from 10am on Friday, 2nd June 2023.  Please note, this is a very popular arrival time and there can be long queues to access the site, we would recommend arriving later if possible. If you arrive before 10am, you will be turned away, and that wouldn’t be good 🙁

If you have a Thursday ticket upgrade, you can arrive to site from 5pm Thursday 1st June. This is access to the campsite only, there will be food and drinks available from some vendors.


Campervan, motorhome and caravan awnings are accepted but must fit within the allocated pitch of  8x4m.  You must ensure you purchase the correct ticket type that includes an awning. Tents are NOT permitted in any of these areas for safety.


Campervan, motorhome, trailer tents and caravans, please bring plenty of your own water. The water and showers are supplied in the main tent campsite which is approximately a five-minute walk from the campervan area.


There are no electric hookups on site, and generators are not permitted.


Tents are restricted to the camping area only and are not allowed next to vehicles in the car park or campervan / motorhome or caravan areas. The camping field is near the car park so it is not far to walk with your tent/belongings. People do tend to favour the use of wheelbarrows / pull along trolleys to aid with the movement of camping gear.


If you wish to sleep in your car, each occupant must have a valid weekend camping ticket,  and motorhome/campervan pitch. It is not possible to purchase camping tickets on a per-night basis. Tents are not permitted on or next to cars, or in any vehicle areas. Roof tents are not permitted.


Trailer tents are treated the same as caravans and will require a caravan pitch ticket per trailer tent as well as weekend camping tickets per person sleeping overnight in the trailer tents. Caravans and trailer tents cannot go into the motorhome / campervan fields.

What is the security situation?

There will be a vigilant security team operating within the festival, searching bags, checking vehicles and monitoring the site with CCTV. There is zero tolerance for antisocial behaviour and the use of any illegal substances.

If you see or hear anything, please let the nearest security person know about it. No glass is allowed on site, anywhere and will be confiscated if found.

Knives, including Swiss Army type knives are not allowed in the festival site.  A robust fencing and security entrance system will be in operation.

What time does the festival open?

Everyone who is camping at the festival for the weekend three day camping tickets 10am on Friday 31st May 2024 to park and pitch tents. This is an extremely popular time for people to arrive and can result in long queues. We would advise arriving later if possible so you have the best possible experience. If you have three day weekend non-camping tickets, or Friday day tickets you can arrive from midday on Friday 31st May 2024, again we would advise arriving later if possible so you have the best possible experience.

All day ticket holders can arrive and collect their tickets from the box office from midday on Friday,  9am Saturday and Sunday up until 10pm each evening.

The main festival arena opens at midday Friday 31st May 2024 and runs through to 23:00. Gates open again at 10:00 on Saturday and close at 02:00. On Sunday gates open at 10:00 and close at 23:00.

We ask all weekend campers to vacate the campgrounds by midday on Monday taking all of your belongings with you, please do not just leave your tents or any other items. Please ensure all rubbish is taken to the correct refuse points (all recycling goes into general rubbish to be sorted by our partners) and leave Scorrier House as tidy as you found it 🌱

What tickets do I need to stay overnight?

To stay on-site overnight on any given night, weekend camping tickets must be purchased for each person staying.

Any vehicle (motorhome / campervan) being slept in overnight will also need a valid campervan or motorhome pitch (depending on the size of vehicle), which must have been purchased on this website. Caravans and trailer tents are permitted and must have a caravan pitch purchased.

There are no cars or tents allowed within the motorhome /campervan fields, and rooftop tents are not permitted anywhere on site.

All occupants of the vehicle must also have weekend camping tickets. Camping tickets are for the whole weekend. Camping tickets are not available on a per night basis for day ticket holders.

If you wish to purchase weekend camping tickets and have already purchased weekend tickets, you can simply purchase the camping upgrade ticket from our ticket page here. You can also upgrade your weekend tickets at the box office, but they are cheaper to buy in advance from our website.