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Big Camp

Join us from 12.00pm on 3 August to 2.00pm on 4 August to camp out overnight beneath Dunstable Downs' famous skies!

  • Booking essential

Big Camp is the perfect family adventure, offering you the rare opportunity to pitch your tent and camp overnight at the highest point in Bedfordshire. Spend the weekend exploring the Downs in a new light and admiring our vast night-time skies.

Highlights:

• Camp fire with marshmallows • Lantern lit sunset walk • Scavenger hunt • Nature bingo

All included with your pitch ticket!

There will also be plenty of downtime for you and the kids to make your own fun, and our food outlet will be open to purchase other snacks and beverages, including a BBQ style dinner and breakfast on Sunday morning.

Saturday 3 – Sunday 4 August 2024. Entry 12pm-3pm on Saturday. Exit by 2pm on Sunday.

£60 per pitch for up to 2 adults and 3 children. A pitch can have up to 8 people, but there is a £5 charge for each extra person once the number of people has exceeded 5. Under 5s are free.

Booking is essential.

Times

Prices

Event ticket prices

Ticket typeTicket category
All Additional people (up to 3 extras per pitch)£5.00
All Per Pitch (2 adults and 3 children)£60.00

The basics

Booking details

Call 0344 249 1895

Suitability

Children are very welcome.

Meeting point

Drive carefully into the main car park entrance and look out for a member of staff and signs on your left which will direct you into the camping area.

What to bring and wear

Tents only please. We don’t have any showers, so please bring wipes or flannels. A suggested kit list and welcome pack will be sent out the week before.

Accessibility

Accessible to all.

Other

Toilets and drinking water will be available on the campsite. Only one dog per pitch permitted, to be kept under close control at all times. At 6.00pm gates into Dunstable Downs will be locked so no cars will be able to enter or leave after this point

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