Applications for Camp Bestival Dorset 2023 are now open. Please click on the link below to submit an application.
Camp Bestival Dorset 2023 - Access Application Form
D/deaf customers can find more information about BSL Performance Interpretation by clicking the link below.
BSL Performance Interpretation
If you need any more assistance or have a question that is not answered here, please contact our Accessibility Manager, Amy, on email@example.com
BOOKABLE ACCESS FACILITIES
- The Access Application should be completed to apply for:
- Personal Assistant Ticket (PA Pass)
- Space on the Access Campsite
- Space in the Accessible Car Park
- Accessible Arena Facilities (toilets, changing places unit and viewing platforms)
The application will require your booking reference. You should purchase age-appropriate tickets for everyone in your group except the registered or designated PA or carer before applying.
Camp Bestival Dorset is an outdoor event in the grounds of Lulworth Castle. The majority of the grounds are flat and serviced by a network of paths, in the arena areas there is short grass and firm soil. Like any other outdoor site, the grounds can become soft or uneven after heavy rain, so please come prepared for all weather conditions.
There are around 15 different stages and performance areas in the main arenas. Distances from campsites to performance areas are in the Access Campsite Info Pack.
Please note, we do not offer any internal transport on site, and there are no mobility scooters on site for hire. There is a free shuttle bus service which runs on a continuous loop from the Access Campsite to the Taxi pick up and drop off point at the main festival entrance.
For camping, you should buy age-appropriate tickets for everyone in your group except the registered or designated PA or carer, then complete the Access Application for a PA pass if needed, and/or space on the Access Campsite and in the Accessible Car Park.
Day ticket holders requiring a PA Pass should also buy age-appropriate tickets for everyone in the group except the registered or designated PA or carer, then complete the Access Application for a PA pass if needed, and/or space in the Accessible Car Park.
PERSONAL ASSISTANT TICKET (PA PASS)
Customers requiring assistance throughout the festival are entitled to apply for one free pass for their Personal Assistant, Carer or Support Worker. We will also accept evidence of customers requiring 2:1 support.
Please note, the person requiring assistance must have a valid ticket before applying.
Please read the FAQ sheet to see what evidence we accept as proof of disability or additional needs, how to collect your PA pass, and how to upgrade PA passes to stay on Backstage or Hospitality Campsites.
Customers with a weekend ticket who apply to stay on the Access Campsite and day ticket holders with additional needs can apply for space in the Accessible Car Park. If your application is approved, you will receive a parking pass via email.
The Accessible Car Park is right next to the Access Campsite, for ease of unloading. If you are camping on another site, it is not possible to book space in the Accessible Car Park.
Staff in general car parks and campsite specific car parks (Camping Plus Car Park, Backstage Camping Car Park, etc.) can direct blue badge holders and customers with access needs to an appropriate space on arrival, in the car park closest to your campsite.
We moved to a new home for Access Camping in 2021. Please read the Information sheet for more information on the campsite facilities before applying.
If you would like to bring an Assistance Dog or ESA to the festival, please include details in your Access Application to show that the animal is registered with an organisation that is a member of Assistance Dogs UK or has proof of receiving training from a similar organisation or charity.
We also welcome Assistance Dogs in training.
If you require support at the festival but do not have any of the above evidence, please contact us explaining your requirements, and we will consider each application on a case-by-case basis.
SENSORY CHILL OUT
Our Sensory Chill Out Tent will be marked on the Accessible Site Map.
This quiet space, with a dedicated team of staff, will be available all weekend for anyone who needs some time out from the busy festival environment.
Any customers who would like to spend some time in a calmer environment away from crowds can use this space, you do not need an additional pass or wristband.
The Caste Stage viewing platform is located in The Castle Field, and there is a smaller viewing platform located at the back of the Big Top Tent.
Viewing platform areas are only accessible to customers with PA passes or platform wristbands and has a 1:1 policy so that space can be used by those who need it most.
There is a dedicated area in front of the viewing platform for larger groups and at times when the platform is full, customers may have to queue for entry. There are accessible toilets and charging points by both viewing platforms.
There will be standard and accessible toilets provided throughout site, a Mobiloo on the Access Campsite and another in the main arena. General campsites will each have one accessible toilet.
Accessible toilets will be on a coded lock, the code will be sent to everyone who has completed the Access Application a few days before the festival.
MAPS & INFO PACKS
The Accessible Site Map and an Accessible Facilities Info Pack will be online a week before the festival.
Please contact our Accessibility Manager, Amy, on firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any queries about Access at Camp Bestival Dorset.