Please note that camping in any form is welcome and all pitches are non-electric.
Join us for the Vanlife Event of 2021
2 Nights of Camping
Kids Activities & Inflatables
Big Outdoor Video Screen
Late-night Fire Pit
+ Special Guests
The Vanlife festival of 2021!
10am Saturday 28th until 10am Monday 30th
Join us for two days and two nights of hanging out, feasting with fellow vanlifers with a backdrop of live music, trade stalls, a video screen, various activities for all the family (including the furry ones) and vanlife inspiration.
Dummer Down Farm Basingstoke, Hampshire
We are carefully monitoring all UK government advice relating to mass gatherings at the time of the event and we will ensure that all safety measures are in place.
We are unable to refund your ticket in any situation other than if we are moved into a nationwide lockdown. Should COVID hit the country and force our government to put the country into a restriction that forces the event to cancel then we will issue you with a full refund.
At Vanlife Eats Big Picnic, we offer people the chance to show off their van conversions and interior designs and win a prize!
By participating in the Campervan Showcase you will open up your doors to the Vanlife Eats team as well as our van conversion special guests so that we can chat with you about your van, talk about the personalisation of your finishing touches and feature you on our website and social media channels.
Not only is this a chance to feature your van but its also a great opportunity to inspire others.
What will we be judging?
Everyone has their very own taste when it comes to van decor and not everyone has the tools for a professional finish. Therefore we will not be judging your workmanship.
Our judging will be based upon our favourite van builds.
Use of Space
Upon purchasing your ticket please state if you wish to participate in the campervan showcase and show off your van build.
**Please be aware that we may feature you and your van build on social media channels.
Vanlife Travel Talks
Professional Vanlife Build Advice
Morning Van Friendly Fitness Class
Join us for the Vanlife event of 2021
Vanlife Eats Big Picnic T Shirt
The official T-Shirt for Vanlife Eats Big Picnic 2021!
Our campervan pitches are approximately 8m x 5m and we have options of parking up near the action or further away for a more peaceful night.
We will do our best to park you up on as flat ground as possible.
You dont have to have a campervan to attend the event. Tents are welcomed and there are plenty of pitches for you to choose from.
There is also room for you to park alongside your tent.
Your pass will give you full access to event on both Saturday and Sunday so you are more than welcome to either stay at accomodation nearby or if you are local enough you could go back home for night.
Will there be food and drink available?
As this is a Big Picnic we are encouraging you to bring your own food and cook on-site. However, we will have two catering outlets at the event. Both serving delicious food that we have hand picked ourselves to attend the event. You wont be going hungry at the festival.
Are there going to be showers and toilets on-site?
We wont be having any showers at the event but for those who dont have a loo in their vans we will provide an adequate amount of portable toilets.
Will there be any electrical hook-ups?
The event is being held on private farmland and there will be no access to any power points. The event attractions will have both lighting and power.
Is there a family camping area?
Yes, we have ensured that there is an area suitable for families who want a more peaceful nights sleep.
Can I bring my pets?
Absolutely! There is plenty of room to walk your dog and get some exercise away from the crowds. I know it need not be mentioned but please make sure you clean up after your pets.
Can I bring an extra vehicle?
Yes, you can bring an additional vehicle to park up next to your friends vans or tents but in order to guarentee a parkup next to your friends you will need to travel into the event together. We can not pre allocate pitches.
Are motorhomes allowed?
Yes, we allow almost any home on wheels.
Can I pre-book a pitch?
No, we are afraid you can not pre pick your pitch. If you would like to park up amongst friends you should arrange to enter the site at the same time where stewards will locate you together.
Will there be drinking water?
Yes, we have two locations either side of the event to be able to fill up with fresh drinking water