Camping Pitch Village Style

Pitch Village

For this years Camp Bestival we ditched our normal routine of car jenga, where we normally squeeze our large 8 man tent in the car along with all the paraphernalia that accompanies a trip away camping and trust me, our car is normally rammed.

I was hopeful that we would get away with taking just one car, but with two trolley’s, suitcases and 6 people we still needed to take two, but everyone was comfortable rather than rammed in like sardines.

This year we were Camping with Pitch Village, where you tent is up ready and waiting for you to arrive whenever takes your fancy. We normally aim to get to Camp Bestival at 10am to ensure we get a good pitch, somewhere flat, but this year we arrived at 4pm which meant we had less time to amuse the kids as nothing really goes on, on Thursday evening.

Pitch Village

Staying at Pitch Village also meant we parked in the boutique camping section which is far closer to the campsite than normal parking, which was a real added bonus. We normally have to do five or six hilly trips back and forth to the car when we camp ourselves but this time it was just two.

Checking in was simple, we literally told them we were here and were shown to our tent along with a brief tour of the facilities which included the toilet block, showers, portable cabin with hair dryers and straighteners, baby changing facilities and that all important tea and coffee station (they even had biscuits).

Pitch Village

Our tent was a Vango Stanford 800, a vis-à-vis tunnel tent which offers a generous amount of living space as well as ample sleeping space. The fully sewn in groundsheet ensures that drafts and bugs are minimised while the patented Tension Band System (TBS II®) was a much-needed addition as it offers stability in high winds, which we had on the Friday.  There were also plenty of storage pockets in the bedrooms, making it a real home from home.

Pitch Village

We were also provided with an air mattress and comfy sleeping bags each plus there were FREE phone charging facilities and valuables storage if you needed it. The tents were not packed in closely together and there was plenty of space for the kids to play.

Staying with Pitch Village was the most secure I have ever felt at Camp Bestival as there was 24/7 Customer Reception, plenty of Customer Service Staff on hand if you needed them and security on the gate and because Pitch Village had its own toilet and shower facilities there were no queue’s to use them as there are in general camping either.

Pitch Village

The great news is that Pitch Village have secured a three-year contract with Camp Bestival so will definitely be back next year, although they can still be found at Bestival, Glass Butter Beach and Festival No.6 for this year.

Thank you Pitch Village for the best Camp Bestival experience yet, I don’t think we will ever go back to general camping again!

 

 

16 thoughts on “Camping Pitch Village Style

  1. Louise says:

    This sounds brill – I will definitely consider Pitch Village for future festivals. We were in VIP camping which probably cost about the same but we still had to bring our own tent and kit. The location was fab though. It is great we have so much choice! x
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  2. This looks like a massive amount of stress could be taken away by choosing this option!
    It was our first trip and things got more than a little heated while we were putting our tent up!
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  3. 76sunflowers says:

    Love the idea of having a tent already pitched – and those extra facilities too!! I did really want some warm running water at some point across the weekend. However, I do the love the camping field and all the different colours and makes of tents around! 😉
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  4. Stephen says:

    It looks and sounds as though you had a great time, I am still trying to convince the wife we need to try camping.

  5. Hannah says:

    Sounds like you had a great time! I do love camping x

  6. Looks like you had a great time. Sometimes I wish we went camping, the kids would love it x
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  7. Tim says:

    I thought Pitch Village was great. Being in a secure area with our own toilets and showers was a huge bonus and, to be honest, as a camping novice, the attraction of having a pre-pitched tent completely removed one of the most stressful aspects of the whole trip and left me able to relax and enjoy the experience. You do pay for it but I completely saw the benefits of doing it this way. Would definitely consider it again.

  8. Ickle Pickle says:

    Oh this does look good – although I have to say we did general camping and I felt very safe there too. Yes we were a bit more squashed in, and our car was over-rammed, but we had a fab time. I would love to try Pitch Village though. Kaz x

  9. Jen Walshaw says:

    I was really impressed with Pitch Village. Even though we were in a much smaller tent I can see the appeal of not having to pitch and if we go again we will be looking at using them.
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  10. Rachel says:

    Looks like a great idea and location and it sounds like you had an amazing time x
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  11. Sonya Cisco says:

    And we had lovely neighbours too! Was so lovely to see you all! It does make for a far less stressful camping experience doesnt it!
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  12. Oh wow, I’ve really been wanting to go to Camp Bestival but wasn’t sure about the logistics of it all, Pitch Village makes it all sound much easier!
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  13. anna nuttall says:

    My parents-in law are into camping, it never been my thing. However it look like you guys had an awesome time and it looked a lot of fun! xxx
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  14. Oh that is just the best idea!! We love camping but I’ve given up on it because I got so fed up of it taking forever to put the tent up and down – this would be ideal for us!
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  15. It looks like you guys had a great time! That looked like a really nice place to stay and I did see blue skies in your pictures so it looks like it didn’t rain on you guys!

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