CAMPINGNINJA has joined forces with Puxton Park to offer campers at the Bristol Balloon Fiesta a family discount on the chance to swing across pendulum ropes, climb through tunnels and run around 3 storeys of soft play!
Make a weekend of the fiesta and come and visit the largest undercover play barn in the South West. From aerial climbing to the fast and furious slides, there is something for everyone including a fun toddler soft play area, adventure playgrounds, a falconry centre, miniature railway and restaurants.
During the fiesta the Puxton Play Barn will be open at the following times:
9.30am - 5pm Sundays
Address: Puxton Park, Cowslip Lane, Hewish, BS24 6AH. Click here for directions
Discount vouchers will be issued to campers on arrival at the campsite along with more information on one of the South West’s top family attractions!
CAMPINGNINJA has now partnered up with AVON VALLEY ADVENTURE AND WILDLIFE PARK to offer campers at the Bristol Balloon Fiesta 10% off entry to one of the best family days out in the South West. At the park you can enjoy acres of beautiful countryside, the famous riverside walk and assault course, falconry displays, a host of residents including farm animals and wild exotic species, an adventure playground and even a play barn!
Make a weekend of the biggest annual ballooning event in Europe, book your camping here and take a visit to Avon Valley Country Park where they fuse family fun and education to provide an appreciation of the natural world!
During the fiesta Avon Valley Country Park will be open as normal at the following times:
Monday - Sunday 10am-5.30pm
Address: Pixash Lane, Bath Road, Keynsham, Bristol, BS31 1TP
To claim your 10% discount at the park bring along your camping booking confirmation email with you when you purchase your ticket at the park.
CAMPINGNINJA has joined forces with CLIFTON SUSPENSION BRIDGE to offer campers at the Bristol Balloon Fiesta the chance to explore and find out more about Bristol’s most iconic landmark along a special one off “Fiesta trail”, ABSOLUTELY FREE!
Make a weekend of the fiesta and come and discover how and why this incredible structure was built 75 metres above the Avon Gorge 140 years ago. Discover why the bridge design changed so many times, how daredevil bridge builders managed to get the suspension chains from one side to the other and how it is maintained today at the Clifton Bridge Visitor Centre. And as a special one off pick up the “Fiesta trail” to celebrate 35 years of the biggest annual ballooning event in Europe!
During the fiesta the Clifton Suspension Bridge Visitor Centre will be open at the following times:
However, the Bridge will be closed to all traffic and pedestrians from:
6pm – midnight on Thursday 8th and Saturday 10th August.
Address: Bridge Road, Leigh Woods, Bristol, BS8 3PA The Visitor Centre is situated on the Leigh Woods side of the bridge and is in easy walking distance of Ashton Court.
There are few places where you can catch a better glimpse of the balloons ascending over Bristol so come and pay us a visit at the Clifton Suspension Bridge and make a weekend of the Fiesta - you can book your camping here!
We are already bringing camping to Tough Mudder Scotland and Yorkshire, now we want to see what the North West has to offer - on Saturday 5th October Mudders will take to the grounds of the spectacular Cholmondeley Estate in Cheshire where Campingninja will be setting up another OFFICIAL campsite. With one million participants worldwide Tough Mudder is the premier obstacle course race in the world and the new addition of camping now provides the opportunity to make the most of the experience with your teammates and loyal spectators by continuing the camaraderie around our communal BBQS!
Sleeping in a tent before Tough Mudder is like having a pint after work - it just feels right. Campers can wake up feeling bright eyed and bushy tailed ready to conquer the gruelling 12 mile challenge that awaits them. Of course, the victory wouldn’t be complete without the Strongbow Post Party which offers the perfect excuse to extend your stay and enjoy the incredible atmosphere for even longer, or if Tough Mudder gets the better of you it’s just a 10 minute crawl from the finish line back to your tent!
The campsite opens on Friday 4th October at 5pm and closes on Monday 7th October at 10am. Click here for more information or to book your space if you think you’ve got what it takes to camp at ‘probably the toughest event on the planet’.
NB. Campsite passes will only be valid if you have registered to enter Tough Mudder or have purchased a spectator pass via www.toughmudder.co.uk
This sunny weather must be giving you lot camping fever - places at the Bristol Balloon Fiesta campsite are filling up fast and we’re about to make things even more exciting with the launch of FAMILY FRIDAY! This is how it will work - over the next few Fridays we will be giving away one family camping pass absolutely free! That’s four nights camping for two adults and two children worth £156... and you pay nothing at all! Wow, aren’t we good to you! To get your hands on this amazing prize all you need to do to enter is share with us your memoirs. Each week we’ll be asking for something different and our favourites will win the pass! All you need to do is post your answers in the comments section of this blog or on Twitter @Campingninja with the hashtag #FamilyFriday.
Week 1: Share your family camping pics - WINNER ANNOUNCED
Week 2: Share your top family camping tips - WINNER ANNOUNCED
Week 3: Share your best balloon fiesta memories
For those of you who aren’t already in the know, we’ve teamed up with Europe’s biggest annual ballooning event to bring onsite camping to Bristol Balloon Fiesta for the first time in its 35 year history! This FREE four day phenomenon is perfect for families looking for a weekend away with a difference from the 6am ascents and aerosuperbatics to fairground rides and the spectacular nightglow performances, and with camping now available the amusement doesn’t have to end there! It’s just a short walk (15 mins) through the beautiful Ashton Court Estate to our campsite where there’s even more family fun to be had; join in with badminton, spinball and rounders or wind down from all the excitement around our communal BBQs. Other onsite facilities include parking, hot showers, toilets, 24 hour management team, a bar, and of course fantastic views of Bristol’s balloon filled skies!
For more information on the Bristol Balloon Fiesta or to book your camping pass click here.
Family Friday Terms and Conditions:
We are delighted and overwhelmed by the positive response to our official campsite at Bristol Balloon Fiesta! Bookings are flying in from families and groups of friends eager to make a weekend of the Fiesta. Onsite camping was introduced following the ongoing feedback from visitors to have camping closer to the event for those who are keen to get a good spot for the dawn ascents or for anyone wanting the ease of strolling back to their tent after enjoying the night glows. Camping now makes it easier to experience the four day Fiesta at its best and to explore everything else on its doorstep from Cheddar Gorge to Central Cardiff and the arts capital of the South West itself - Bristol!
For those of you who have still not seen the news the campsite is located within the grounds of the beautiful Ashton Court Estate with fantastic onsite facilities to ensure that your stay is more than comfortable; toilets, parking, 24 hour management personnel, catering and bar provisions are all available as well as hot showers in the cricket pavilion. The campsite opens on Thursday 8th August and closes on Monday 12th August and is priced at just £12 per day for adults, £6 per day for children and £6 per day for each car (the same price as standard parking at the Fiesta). Spaces are limited and filling fast so don’t miss out - ADVANCED BOOKINGS ONLY, click here.
Today sees the launch of The Camping Network!
Calling all athletes, sport lovers and wannabe gladiators... Campingninja are now joining forces with what is probably the toughest event on the planet - Tough Mudder. This is a series of 10-12 mile long obstacle courses designed by Special Forces to test your all round strength, stamina, determination, and camaraderie and believe me, it’s not just a walk in the park! Forget triathlons, marathons and aimless road running, Tough Mudder is a whole different ball game and it takes an exceptional kind of person to conquer the mental, physical and emotional challenges that these courses will put you through! But it’s not all blood, sweat and tears; when you finally cross the finish line you’ll be greeted with a well earned free pint, tshirt, headband and the right to call yourself a true Mudder AND NOW for the first ever time you can camp with your teammates and loyal spectators and continue the camaraderie around the BBQ!
So far we are working with two events that are taking place at Dalkeith Country Estate in SCOTLAND on Saturday 24th and Sunday 25th August and at Broughton Hall Estate in YORKSHIRE on Saturday 7th and Sunday 8th September where we will be making Tough Mudder history and setting up the first OFFICIAL campsites. Both campsites will be located within the stunning grounds of the estates just a short walk from the base should you need somewhere to crash as you reach the end of the course, or for those of you with any energy left then the Strongbow Post Party is the perfect excuse to extend your stay with live music, plenty of food and drink options and awards for the most hardcore of you all!
If you are already signed up or thinking about taking the plunge then why not make a full weekend of it and explore everything the campsite surroundings have to offer? The Scotland event will run over bank holiday weekend just five miles outside of Edinburgh giving you the opportunity to experience the last and best few days of the Edinburgh Fringe Festival whilst the Yorkshire event is situated just a stones throw from the Yorkshire Dales with outstanding scenery - the ideal setting for a whole host of outdoor activities.
Both campsites will open the Friday evening before each event and will close the following Monday morning. Click here for more information and to book your space if you think you’ve got what it takes! NB. Campsite passes will only be valid if you have registered to enter Tough Mudder or have purchased a spectator pass via www.toughmudder.co.uk
Watch this space for camping at Tough Mudder North West and Tough Mudder South West!
Campingninja is bringing camping to yet another incredible event! We’re very excited to announce that we have now teamed up with Europe’s biggest annual ballooning event and have set up the first ever OFFICIAL campsite for Bristol International Balloon Fiesta from Thursday 8th – Sunday 11th August.
This amazing spectacle sees over 150 balloons rise over the city of Bristol and has attracted balloon makers and spectators alike from all over the world to take part in the iconic event that is free for the whole family! Each day the balloons are launched from Ashton Court Estate where around half a million visitors gather to watch the mass ascents that take place at dawn and again at 6pm, as well as world renowned night glow performances (also free to attend) on Thursday and Saturday evening that are not to be missed!
Camping now makes it easier to enjoy everything that the four day Fiesta has to offer with a whole host of family entertainment throughout the day including; fairground rides, acoustic music areas and plenty of food stalls and bars. The campsite will also be located within the beautiful grounds of Ashton Court Estate just a 15 minute walk through the estate and is perfectly situated to explore Bristol, the arts capital of the Southwest, and some of the spectacular scenery along the Welsh border. Bookings are now being taken and spaces are limited so click here for fun, affordable, fuss free onsite accommodation to experience the Bristol International Balloon Fiesta at its best.
Music and Camping lovers watch this space... For the first time ever the event services arm of Campingninja, Camp at my Event, has partnered up with two of the biggest emerging music events in the country to bring camping to Transmissions Live from Jodrell Bank and Brisfest. Both music events have become weekend festivals attracting fans from all over the country but up until this year they have never been able to offer camping, which is where we come in…
The Transmissions are a series of one day shows taking place over two jam packed weekends this summer on the 6th-7th July and the 31st August – 1st September 30 minutes outside of Manchester. The shows take place on an outdoor stage under the shadow of the iconic Lovell telescope and the huge success of the events and the demand for multi day tickets has meant that they now requires their very own campsite – and that is exactly what we have set up over both weekends. click here for details - spaces will be limited!
Brisfest is taking place at Ashton Court Estate on the 21st-22nd September and is expected to draw around 25,000 visitors to the weekend festival. Camping passes are now on sale for the first time ever just as the event releases exclusive details on its increible line up, which features PRIMAL SCREAM amongst meany other high profile acts! More than just a music festival Brisfest is also a registered charity providing an arena for local talent and there will still be a huge collection of local artists performing throughout the weekend.The campsite will also be in the grounds of the beautiful Ashton Court Estate and spaces are limited, so what are you waiting for click here for more details.