Pre-Paid Camping


The Great Dorset Steam Fair is a camper’s paradise with over 170 acres allocated for pre-paid camping each year which will accommodate a staggering 5,000 individual units (caravans and tents etc). This includes disabled camping (for badge holders only). At the busiest time of Steam Fair week there will be between 15,000 and 20,000 show visitors camping on site! 

Pre-paid campsites are available to tents, caravans and properly manufactured campervans and motorhomes. We allow cars, 4×4’s, Landrovers & crewcabs. HOWEVER, NO VANS, LORRIES OR TRUCKS OF ANY DESCRIPTION WILL BE ALLOWED ACCESS TO THE PRE-PAID CAMPSITES. 

All pre-paid campsites open 8am Sunday 20th Aug and close midday on Tuesday 29th Aug. Minimum stay is one night. Camping costs are £17.00 per night per unit (Monday 28th Aug free) . One unit = one caravan or tent etc plus towing vehicle. Any additional cars are charged at £17.00 daily payable in advance. Only one additional car permitted for each unit booked. 

All pre-paid bookings and payments to be received by 12th August 2017 (subject to availability).

All the Pre-paid campsites will be serviced with drinking water and will have access to showers and there will be toilet and Elsan facilities. Some campsites will also have shops for general groceries and goods such as bread, milk, fruit and vegetables, newspapers, soaps, shampoos and general vitals etc. There will also be shops on the main exhibition showground. There is a Calor Gas store on site. Due to fire restrictions only gas barbeques are allowed (strictly no charcoal barbeques).

IMPORTANT : Before you make a booking it is essential that you read our camping terms and conditions for 2017. No refunds will be given so if you are in any doubt, please contact us before your booking is made on 01258 860361. 

Please also click on ‘Frequently Asked Questions‘ for further details.