4 things to think about when taking your motorhome to festivals

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Fancy a trip to a summer festival in your motorhome? Here are four things to think about before you go.


  • Once you’ve decided which festival you’d like to go to, make sure you book the right tickets.
  • You’ll need to buy event tickets as well as a pass for your motorhome.
  • Latitude Festival, which is taking place at Henham Park from July 25 to 28, welcomes motorhomes.
  • Make sure you buy weekend tickets as well as a ticket to secure your motorhome pitch in the ‘extras’ section of the website.
  • There’s even the chance to pay for some extra little touches, such as access to the Latitude Lounge and a Gold Package that includes access to the Refresh Retreat lounge, luxury showers and toilets and lockers.

To book tickets for the festival, which this year features Kasabian, London Grammar, Keane and Duran Duran as headliners, go to latitudefestival.com


  • In terms of power, some festivals offer electrical hook-ups, which will save you using your leisure battery.
  • Red Rooster Festival, at Euston Hall near Thetford, is one festival that offers this service.
  • Once you’ve added your admission tickets to your online basket, make sure you go to the extras section of the website and add your small or large electric live-in vehicle pass.
  • The pass includes an electrical hook-up for the duration of the festival.

For more details on the festival, which takes place from Thursday, May 30 to Saturday, June 1 and celebrates Cajun, soul, rock ‘n’ roll, roots, blues and country music, or to book tickets, go to redrooster.org.uk

Food and drink

  • Before you set off, think about how much food and drink you’re going to need to take with you.You might want to take tea and coffee and some supplies for breakfast, then get food and drink from the festival outlets throughout the day.
  • When you’re booking event tickets, make sure you check what is and isn’t allowed on the site.
  • At Folkeast, which is taking place at Glemham Hall from August 16-18, glass and single-use plastic aren’t allowed on the main festival site. Free drinking water points are available on the site.
  • Barbecues (not disposable) are permitted at the festival, as long as they are at least 60cm off the ground.

Visit folkeast.co.uk for tickets or for more information about the folk festival.

Leave no trace

  • You’ve probably seen the pictures taken of the aftermath of certain festivals, with fields littered with tents and rubbish.
  • It’s really important to try to leave no trace behind, and one event which promotes that is The Wild Meadows, a new festival from the organisers of the Secret Garden Party.
  • This week-long festival, which is being held in the countryside near Huntingdon from August 5-12, offers pitches for motorhomes.
  • The event is taking place on a ‘leave no trace’ site, so you should leave the site exactly as you found it.
  • All cold drinks at the festival will be served in recyclable cans or carbon neutral reusable cups. You can also take a reusable bottle and fill it up at water points.

When you’re booking tickets, you can even add a donation of £5 to plant a tree in order to offset carbon.

For more information on this family-friendly festival, with activities for children and parties for the grown-ups, or to book, go to secretgardenparty.com

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