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 for 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 from 8am on Tuesday 23rd August 2022 and close midday on Tuesday 30th August 2022.
For a standard unit, a charge of £25.00 per night will apply (excluding cost of admission tickets to the show). One unit = one caravan, one motorhome or tent, etc, plus the towing vehicle for caravans. Any additional cars are charged at £25.00 daily payable in advance. Only one additional car permitted for each unit booked. Please click on the “Buy Tickets” button to see the full range and prices of other pre-paid camping options.
All pre-paid camping is subject to availability. Bookings and payments must be received by 7th August 2022. However, early booking is advisable as demand for the 2022 show is expected to be high.
All pre-paid campsites will be serviced with drinking water and will have access to showers, toilets and Elsan facilities. Some campsites will also have shops for general groceries and goods. There will also be shops on the main exhibition showground. There is also a Gas Company on site for LPG. 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 Conditions of Entry (please click on our “Info” button on the Home page). No refunds will be given so if you are in any doubt, please contact us before your booking is made on 01258 860361.
ALL Tickets, Vouchers and Camping passes will be sent out electronically for you to Print out at home prior to the event. People who have purchased the consecutive 5 Day Tickets will exchange their e-vouchers for an equivalent 5 Day Wristband at one of the Ticket Exchange Points (located at the Pay Gates).
Please also click on ‘Frequently Asked Questions‘ for further details.