**Applications will open by 1st December 2023.**
Applications for customers with weekend tickets will close on Thursday 1st August 2024 (three weeks before the festival).
Customers with day tickets can apply for PA Passes and Accessible Parking until Thursday 22nd August 2024 (one day before the festival).
We cannot guarantee that late applications will be received or processed.
What tickets do I need to buy?
If you are eligible to apply for a PA pass, you need to buy age-appropriate tickets for everyone in your group except the Personal Assistant or designated companion, then apply for PA passes when applications open.
Please click on the link below to read the PA Pass FAQ sheet with accepted evidence.
If you plan to apply for space on the Access Campsite, you need to buy General Weekend Camping Tickets.
Please click on the link below to read the Access Campsite Information sheet with a list of our facilities.
Do I need to buy a vehicle pass?
If you're approved for Access Camping, you're entitled to one free space in the Access Car Park. You must purchase a Car Park Pass for any additional vehicles.
If you are a Blue Badge holder staying on any other campsite, staff can direct you to an accessible space in the car pack closest to your campsite on arrival.
If you plan to apply for space on the Access Campsite with a Campervan or Caravan, you do not need to buy a standard live-in vehicle pass. Customers approved for access camping will be sent a link to buy the concession rate Access Campervan/Caravan Pass.
Are there any upgrades available?
If you plan to stay in Backstage Camping, you need to buy age-appropriate tickets for everyone in your group except the Personal Assistant or designated companion, then apply for PA passes when applications open.
If you are approved for a PA pass, you will be sent a link to upgrade the free PA pass to a Backstage ticket at a concession rate.
PA pass holders can purchase a concession rate upgrade to Paradise Garden, and can request a link to buy the PA upgrade by emailing our Accessibility Manager.
What is the festival site like?
Camp Bestival Shropshire takes place in the grounds of Weston Park.
Most of the festival activity takes place outdoors in fields. The site is on farmland, there are no hard standing pathways in the arena or within campsites, and the majority of the main arena is on relatively flat, even ground.
There is a downwards incline leading from the Accessible Car Park to the Access Box Office (on the Access Campsite).
The dedicated walking route from the Access Campsite to the main arena leads from the campsite entrance across a flat, tarmacked road, then follows a fence line through a flat area of camping ground.
The ground conditions are weather dependent, in very dry conditions the ground and grass may be dusty and compacted, after heavy rainfall the grass may become muddy in places. There are some areas of site where trackway or wood chipping can be laid if the ground becomes soft or slippery after heavy rain.
What other Access Facilities can I apply for?
There is a viewing platform by the Castle Stage and a second viewing platform in Big Top. Both platforms have charging points and accessible toilets.
Viewing platforms have a 1+1 policy, to ensure there is space for those who need it most.
The person named on the access application will receive a viewing platform wristband, and the PA or one other person from your group can accompany them (with a Viewing Platform wristband or PA pass).
Where possible, we will try to accommodate larger groups in the areas in front of the platforms. At times when the platforms are full, customers may have to queue.
Accessible Arena Toilets
Accessible toilets throughout the arena will be on a coded lock.
Please complete an application form to request the code, which will be sent via email before the festival.
D/deaf customers can find more information about BSL Performance Interpretation at Camp Bestival by clicking the link below.
Sensory Chill Out and Quiet Spaces
We have a sensory area and quiet space in the main arena, including a sensory chill out tent staffed by Diverse UK. This will be marked on the Accessible Facilities Map.
You do not need a pass or wristband to use this facility, it is available to anyone who needs time out from the busy festival environment.
The 2023 Accessible Facilities Map is here: FACILITIES MAP
Our 2023 Accessible Facilities Information Pack is here: INFO PACK
Please note, the Access Campsite location and the general site layout will remain the same for 2024. Updated festival maps will be on our website in the week of the festival and on the Camp Bestival app.
An updated Accessible Facilities Information Pack will be on our website in the week of the festival and will also be sent via email to all access customers in advance of the festival.
If you need any more assistance or have a question that is not answered here, please contact our Accessibility Manager, Amy, on firstname.lastname@example.org