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Planning your trip to Edinburgh Festivals 2015 - Earth's greatest Entertainment show

14 January 2015 : Written by Vicky Martin
Planning your trip to Edinburgh Festivals 2015 - Earth's greatest Entertainment show Edinburgh Fringe Festival Camping

Hundreds of thousands of visitors will descend on Scotland’s Capital city this August, all there to enjoy the amazing colourful celebrations that transform Edinburgh into one giant Festival.


So, where are you going to stay for this most spectacular show on the planet?  From 2015 we’re resolving the problem of finding somewhere to stay with Edinburgh Festival Camping!   No more paying tripled prices in the Cities bursting hotels and B&B’s and even someone’s spare room.


Just camp! It’s the answer and it’s here!!  It’s right in the City so you can easily get about to all the venues and events.  It’s a unique festival atmosphere in itself…with a performer & artists zone and separate family camping zone.  You needn’t even bring your own tent & kit, you can hire one and stay VIP!  It is the place to stay!


Book today for the very best early booking rates at Edinburgh Festival Camping


Read camper comments on what your camping site will be like


 


A visit Edinburgh in August has to be a must do on your calendar!  You don’t need to be booked in to see a show to enjoy and soak up the buzzing festival atmosphere.  There’s so much to delight and entertain for all ages, with plenty of free street shows as you take a stroll down Royal Mile or simply sitting enjoying watching the excitement of goings-on  at one of the many cafes  in Victoria Street .


You may choose to relax with a drink in hand in the beautiful  Charlotte Square Gardens , where families will find a great children’s programme of events  within the tented village created here.   Whatever your interest it’s impossible not to find something to entertain you at The Fringe Festival too.  Shows spring up in around 300 venues with every building that has space transforming itself into a stage of some kind offering performances  from unknown to established artists  in comedy, dance, theatre, circus, cabaret, pantomime, musicals, opera, music & story telling.  Whether you have the kids and grandparents in tow or going it alone  there really is something for everyone.


 


 


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The International Festival brings you many great shows , with world renowned artists taking Edinburgh by storm.  And that’s not all! There’s also the amazing array of talent at The Royal  Military Tatoo at Edinburgh Castle entertaining  you with performers from four continents  which is truly the most spectacular show on earth.   And finally the Art’s Festival brings you loads of free exhibitions and events all over the city with established and emerging artists. Then, just when you think you’ve seen it all there’s the  Mela  held at Leith Links, celebrating world music and diversity bringing all cultures together in this huge showcase of carnival colour.


What can we say but wow!  It’s electric , colourful and a tidal wave of entertainment.  Who wouldn’t want to be there!  We must also mention that Edinburgh is of course Scotland’s Capital City with many stunning attractions to explore and enjoy outside of the summers festival events. It’s also just a starting point to explore Scotland, take a stroll in the Highlands or seek some peace and tranquillity with a visit to the Hebrides,  a great way to wind down from the festival feva  excitement!


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Campingninja does Edinburgh Festival Camping!!

31 December 2014 : Written by Vicky Martin
Campingninja does Edinburgh Festival Camping!! Edinburgh Festival accommodation - campingninja campsite

Edinburgh Festival Camping - All new for 2015! 


We loved Scotland so much and made so many good friends during our time there at the Glasgow Commonwealth Games  we simply had to go back! So we are...


From 7th - 31st August 2015 Campingninja will host Edinburgh Festival Camping - a Unique festival atmosphere camping village in  Edinburgh City.


The camp site is for Visitors and Performers, with a dedicated family zone and VIP areas. 


There will be VIP camping options , in our pre pitched Ninja Village, with packages including a welcome drink, luggage portering, VIP parking and cooler box with daily ice block exchange.


The camp site will feature a Breakfast stage for performers to showcase acts to campers and provide great entertainment value. 


Facilities on site will include showers, on site bar and catering, mini market, family area with play zone. 


Edinburgh Festival Camping 2015 is now on sale with 100 Early Bird passes for  Pre Registered campers.  To save 37% and grab an early bird pass book today


Check out the latest news from all the Festivals : Edinburgh International Festival , Edinburgh Fringe, Edinburgh Royal Military Tattoo, Edinburgh International Book Festival ,Edinburgh Arts Festival , Edinburgh Mela


The Campingninja Team look forward to seeing you there!! 

Ninja Villages - Pop up Festival Accommodation

05 November 2014 : Written by Vicky Martin
Ninja Villages  - Pop up Festival Accommodation Ninja Village Pop Up Festival Accommodation

Ninja Village pop up tented accommodation offers you pre errected tents for your festival or event


What is a Ninja Village? 


We create every festival or event campers ideal ; a pre erected tented village for your guests, which gives the option of camping without the hassle of lugging all the kit,  setting it up, taking it down and all that hard work! We do it all!   Festival goers simply turn up,  carrying only their children and provisions for the weekend, they can also book a tent next to their friends too - so theres no problem with groups arriving separatley.  


Your pre pitched  Ninja Village will look great,  with coloured  flags, an entrance tent, festoon lighting and bunting,  a Ninja Village can also include · VIP lounge areas · bars · charging zone · children’s Ninja play zone · campsite entertainment  · a hair salon and pamper zone for your guests ·  a kitchen tent · central hub …. we’ll tailor your package exactly for what you’d like and what your festival goers might need to make their stay the most enjoyable.


Why choose Campingninja?


As camping providers for your festival we see ourselves as an integral part of your festival,  knowing campers impressions reflect on the festival as a whole.   We have gained a great deal of experience in what we do and we do it well.  We will provide dedicated customer service from the initial enquiry, through the booking, pre –event period , during the event and  right up to waving your festival goers a happy onward journey with a helping hand and friendly goodbye.


We’ve a  wealth of experience to draw on from hosting 12,000 campers over 13 sites during the Olympics &  8,000 over 4 sites during the Commonwealth Games. In 2015 we’ll be hosting great camp sites at The Open & The Edinburgh Fringe Festival as well as planning for our huge camp site in Rio 2016.  Hosting at these prestigious events takes excellence in service and product,  we’ve learnt a lot about what campers expect and need  and our aim is to ensure our festival pre pitched camping is the very best it can be leaving campers to enjoy your festival with friends and family.


What you need to do?


Contact us to tell us about your festival requirements.  We’ll have a few questions for you on your current facilities, and then we’ll decide with you what you’d like included in your pre pitched camping area. We’ll then put together our proposals and if you’d like to go ahead your festival goers can start booking their hassle free camping!


Contact our events team 


Telephone: 01252 279321


e mail : vicky@campingninja.com 

Planning for our Camping Village at Rio 2016 gets underway

31 October 2014 : Written by Vicky Martin

Following our huge success at London 2012 & Glasgow 2014 , the journey to bring our Ninja Village to Rio 2016 has begun!


Our very own Geoff Vaughan set out on his mission to find  useful grass space for Camping Rio 2016...


Geoff Vaughan reccy Rio 2016


The Ninja team are working hard in consultation with the Rio 2016 committee to bring you a first Class Camping Village and go Big in Brazil!  With 4 Olympic Sites and 24 Venues the hunt for the right grass space is now on.. we'll once again be creating and providing affordable accommodation for fans , volunteers and workforces to all come together at Rio 2016 in a unique atmosphere in our home form home Ninja Camping Villages.


Rio 2016 Parque radical Rio 2016 Olympic GroundWorks.


Keep an eye on our Facebook page for updates and news 


You can also register your interest for all Rio 2016 news straight to your inbox..


The Campingninja Team

Project Recamp recipient 7th Clyde Scouts visit Auchengillan Outdoor Centre

30 September 2014 : Written by Vicky Martin
Project Recamp recipient 7th Clyde Scouts visit Auchengillan Outdoor Centre Campingninja Project Recamp recipients enjoying the Great Outdoors!

Despite being almost October,  7th Clyde Scouts made great use of the tents and equipment donated to them after the Glagow Games 2014 on their outdoor adventure trip.  Their Scouts and Cubs enjoyed a weekend away at Auchengillan Outdoor Centre in Blanefield and were very thankful for the sleeping bags as apparently it got a little cold up there! 


One of their leaders Jane Husbands told us "A great time had by all - still recovering from a very raucous campfire on Saturday night!!" 


The team at Campinginja are really very pleased to see the tents and equipment being put to such good use by the Scouts and happy to hear  the Leaders had a fab time too!! 

What's coming up in 2015???

12 September 2014 : Written by Vicky Martin

The 2014 camping Season may have come to an end, but the team here at Campingninja are busy planinng the calendar for 2015!!


Campingninja Camp-Outs!
All new for 2015 will be our very own Campingninja Camp-outs!! We are creating lovely camp sites in beautiful places so you can come along and camp in amazing locations,  have a whole lot of fun with friends , plan group reunions or family get-together's!  We just know you are going to love our camp-outs! Camp fires and BBQ's will be allowed and we'll also be planning great fun entertainment too...


You can let us know you're interested here  to get the very best early booking discounts and be first to hear the news! 


Motorsports Event Camping!

We're very excited to be looking at hosting our pre erected camping villages at top Motorsport events here in the UK and in Europe. If you're a keen Motorsport enthusiast , or not one yet but maybe would enjoy the experience then register your details here to be on the inside track with all the news as we reveal it!


 



Rio 2016!! 


This may seem some distance away but planning the World's biggest sporting event is well underway and the Campingninja team are heading  to Rio for a reccy very soon!   If you're planning on registering as a volunteer, you'll need to get in now as applications will close on November 15th. You'll also want to register with us for those great early bird camping savings! 
 
Festival feva!
We are looking to host camp sites and pre errected camp villages at various festivals throughout the summer of 2015 - if you'd like to be kept in the know of where the campinginja team will be and when  let us know here


Dont forget you can always contact us by face book or twitter and let us know any events where you'd like to see a campingninja camp site! 


The Campingninja events team
 


 

Camping in Glasgow in Numbers!!

01 September 2014 : Written by Vicky Martin

This summer saw the invasion of Glasgow by thousands of campers all decending for the Commonwealth Games.  We took over 4 Glasgow rugby clubs to create our temporary camping villages for both volunteers & fans. 



The whole team at Campinginja would like to say a HUGE thank you to all our campers and we really hope you enjoyed your time in Glasgow!  


Many people came to stay with us for affordability, some chose to stay purely for the experience of camping. Whatever the reason we have had amazing feedback and thought we'd have a bit of fun summing up Camping in Glasgow in Numers for you!!!


So, here it is...



 



That's a whole lot of numbers!!! 


If you have any pics you might like to share with us we'd love to see them on our face book page!!  Check out this video review from Camping in Glasgow.


We are back to Scotland in 2015 this time in Edinburgh providing budget accommodation for familes, visitors and performers to Edinburgh Festival Fringe, International Festival, Royal Military Tattoo & Book festival...  Check out Edinburgh Festival Camping


We also have our sites on Rio 2016...  you can pre register your interest here to be the first in the know!   And finally...new for 2015 will be our Campingnija Camp-out's where you can plan your reunions! 


Hope to see you at our events in 2015!!!


The Campingninja Team...

Project Recamp

30 August 2014 : Written by Vicky Martin
Project Recamp

During the summer of 2014 Campingninja launched PROJECT RECAMP -  our project to help get young people camping and enjoying the outdoors as much as we do! 


We recycled and donated a great number of tents from our pre pitched TISO village at our Glasgow 2014 Camp sites, as well as kit donated by campers. Local Scout, Guides and Youth Groups all came along to help pitch and dismantle tents during the Games, gaining useful experience for their outdoor adventures. The youth groups involved all benefited from the donations, with a total of 17 groups receiving tents and a vast amount of sleeping bags, mattresses, pillows, and other camping equipment! 







We also took Project Recamp to Jimmys Farm at Ipswich where the Ipswich 6th Scout Group set up base with us and worked tirelessly all weekend helping campers ferry their belongings to and from their cars and generally assisting with pitching and carrying tents!  


Leader of 6th Ipswich Scouts , Lorraine Philips says..."We cant wait to do next year bigger and better, great to be part of a fantastic team...we worked hard , played hard... thanks very much for the parcel of tents that arrived!" 


We will look forward to continuing Project Recamp in 2015 with even more youth groups benefitting from donated camping gear. 

Jimmy's Farm Sausage & Beer Festival 2014

02 August 2014 : Written by Vicky Martin

The Campingninja Team were really pleased to partner up with Jimmy's farm this year, providing a great camp site at their annual Sausage & Beer Festival. 


The Sausage & Beer festival takes place over an entire weekend, with a whole host of entertainment for childen & adults alike, the live Music Stage, headlined by Matt Cardale this year, and of course an amazing choice of locally made Sausages and Beers! Camping on site at the farm was a great option to be able to enjoy the whole festival, 'Beer included', and not worry about who was driving home!  


A fantastic weekend was had by all, the weather was amazing, blue skies and sunshine all the way!!


 


Campers were woken up each day to the tempting aroma of coffee and sizzling full english breakfast baguettes, freshly made on our on site BBQ.   Our Little Ninja's were kept occupied in the Ninja Play Zone whilst parents relaxed at our camp site bar with Wood Fired Pizzas and a nightly BBQ. Our musical minded campers brought along their guitars and had a good sing along at the free stage Friday and Saturday night. 


In 2015 we are hosting a huge campsite at Edinburgh Festivals and would love to see you there!!! Interested to be there... Register here 

Tour de France

01 August 2014 : Written by Vicky Martin

The Campingninja Team landed in the Village of Ripon , making Ripon RFC their home from home camp site for the 1st & 2nd stage of Le Tour de France.  


We had a great camp site location, being in the heart of Ripon, just a short walk from the offical Tour Hub in Market Square, and to great viewing points for the race itself. 


It was a bit of a wet start  for many campers arriving in the pouring rain after hours of traffic, although warmly welcomed & helped by the Campingninja team to get tents up quickly and into the bar for a delicios meal and a pint of local Theakstons!!


 


mayor of Ripon


We were honoured to have the Mayor of Ripon and Ripons very own Hornblower, George Pickles, visit us on the Friday evening to join in the celebrations.  For those that dont know Ripon's is home to the most unbeleivebale longest tradition in the world, where the Ripon Hornblower sets the Watch evey night since  the year 1128, with not one night missed...simply amazing!!!


 



Our campers enjoyed great fun in the Club house Bar each night, with bingo and disco nights to entertain!  Campers started the mornings with a lovely Yorkshire Brew at our very own le' Cafe. 


We were all pleased the sun came out for the weekend of racing and exploring the local Yourshire Dales!!


 



To be in the know of  where the Campingninja team will be in 2015.. pre register your interest here  for news straight to your inbox...


The Campingninja Team