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Campingninja creates camping in Glasgow!

30 September 2013 : Written by Katie Astbury
Campingninja creates camping in Glasgow! Camping in Glasgow


23 July – 3 August 2014 will see one of the world’s most significant multisport events come to Glasgow. (Find out more at Glasgow2014.com


With less than 300 days to go and the results of the ballot about to go live, tomorrow campingninja will be releasing 150 early bird camping passes for the Volunteer Villages slap bang in the middle of Glasgow ahead of next summer's spectacle!


It's hard to believe that 12 months ago we were reflecting on a whilwind summer where we hosted over 7,000 campers from across 34 nations in London during the greatest show on earth - the London 2012 Olympics! And now we are about to do it all again - by popular demand - we are back with even more to offer campers in our exclusive Glasgow Volunteer Villages and Fan Centres. Next summer we will be recreating the magic of Camping in London... in Glasgow, across 2 large sites based at community sports clubs in South West and South East Glasgow and Earlybird passes will be on sale tomorrow!


The first two campsites to go on sale on Camping in Glasgow are less than a 30 minute journey on public transport from major venues including the; velodrome, aquatics centre, Hampden Park, The Glasgow International Hockey Centre and Ibrox Stadium for the rugby 7s. The majority of all other venues will also take less than 60 minutes to reach via public transport and even less by car if you dare to take on the traffic!


Campingninja will release 150 earlybird volunteer camping passes for Camping in Glasgow at a reduced special rate, that can be purchased here, from 9am tomorrow. Volunteers will need to book fast as pre-registration numbers suggest this will sell out in hours! Further passes and single night camping prices for ticket holders will also be released at an introductory rate of £11 per night - prices will then increase incrementally up to £21 per night thereafter. Keep a check on the website CampinginGlasgow.com for regular updates. There is also a handy Volunteer forum purposely for volunteers to meet prior to their stay and communicate ideas and requests to Campingninja.



Campingninja at Tough Mudder

03 September 2013 : Written by Hannah Barton
Campingninja at Tough Mudder Triumphant Mudders



One Tough Mudder down, two to go! We had a great time up in Scotland at the beautiful Dalkeith Country Estate and the campers were on top form making our job a real pleasure! The atmosphere on site was fantastic and spirits were high as Mudders returned to their tents after conquering ‘probably the toughest event on the planet’, although admittedly a little slower and with slightly more of a limp than when they set off! Hats off to the more hardcore/slightly crazy few who topped up on our Power Breakfast and then went out to do it all again on Sunday!



We really enjoyed hosting such a lovely bunch and some of the stories around the communal BBQ had the team laughing for days - the electric eel encounters in particular! Now we just can’t wait to get to Yorkshire this weekend; we’re very busy putting all of the final plans in place to make sure that our second Tough Mudder campsite is as much fun as the first!


 


 


The Yorkshire campsite opens on Friday 6th September at 5pm and closes on Monday 9th September at 10am and is set within the grounds of the stunning Broughton Hall Estate. Camping at Tough Mudder is like having a pint after work, it just feels right, so come join us and enjoy this phenomenal experience for longer!


 


 


 



Also check out our North West campsite at the Cholmondeley Estate in Cheshire from Friday 4th October - Monday 7th October - are you tough enough to do all three?!

Campingninja are off to Bristol Balloon Fiesta!

06 August 2013 : Written by Hannah Barton
Campingninja are off to Bristol Balloon Fiesta!


It’s a very exciting day at the Campingninja headquarters as we are getting ready to head to Bristol for the Balloon Fiesta and set up the first official campsite in the event’s 35 year history! The van is all packed, the weather is looking good and we can't wait to get on the road!


There is loads happening at this free four day phenomenon from the 6am mass ascents and aerosuperbatics to fairground rides and the spectacular world renowned nightglow performances not to be missed! And when the excitement down at the launch site ends it’s just a short walk (15 mins) through the beautiful Ashton Court Estate to our campsite where there is even more fun to be had! We’ve packed the volleyball net, swingball set and lots of BBQs to relax around with a pint of real ale or cider from our bar, or maybe even a yummy Fiesta cocktail! Mad Apple catering will also be joining us at the campsite this weekend and serving up a whole load of meaty goodness with 12 hour slow cooked beef and pork, as well as their intriguing Balloon Fiesta Brunch that promises to be special!


If you haven't booked your camping ticket yet then what are you waiting for? There is just a few spaces left at the Bristol Balloon Fiesta campsite so make sure you BOOK NOW and don’t miss out on this fantastic weekend - see you there!

Bristol Balloon Fiesta Campers get discount at Wookey Hole Caves

24 July 2013 : Written by Hannah Barton
Bristol Balloon Fiesta Campers get discount at Wookey Hole Caves Campingninja & Wookey Hole


Campingninja has partnered with yet another exciting attraction to bring even more exclusive deals to Bristol Balloon Fiesta campers! Get 20% off your entry ticket when you purchase on the day at Wookey Hole, Britain’s most spectacular caves and legendary home of the infamous Witch of Wookey!


Come and learn of the legend of how the witch was turned to stone, wander through the prehistoric valley of the Dinosaurs featuring King Kong and relax in the mystical Fairy Garden! And that’s not all - there’s a never ending list of entertainment to keep you busy! Don’t miss the Wizard’s Play Barn, Pirate Island adventure golf and the dazzling trapeze and silk skills of the magic circus show plus loads more! Make the most of the 35th Bristol Balloon Fiesta; book your camping here and enjoy the unique Wookey Hole experience for less!


During the Fiesta Wookey Hole will be open as normal, every day from 10am-5pm 


Address: Wookey Hole, Wells, Somerset BA5 1BB - click here for map


We will be issuing campers with their 20% discount voucher when they check-in at the Fiesta campsite.

Fantastic offer at Bristol Zoo Gardens for Balloon Fiesta campers!

24 July 2013 : Written by Katie Astbury
Fantastic offer at Bristol Zoo Gardens for Balloon Fiesta campers! Campingninja & Bristol Zoo

CAMPINGNINJA has joined forces with Bristol Zoo Gardens to offer campers at the Bristol Balloon Fiesta 20% off your entry ticket when you purchase on the day - Bristol Zoo is one of the City’s top attractions. 


Adventure into an exciting animal kingdom set within 12 acres of beautiful gardens. Visitors will come face-to-face with over 400 species of exotic, endangered and adorable animals from the four corners of the globe. For more information about visiting Bristol Zoo Gardens, visit www.bristolzoo.org.uk or call 0117 974 7300 


Make a weekend of the biggest annual ballooning event in Europe, book your camping here and visit Bristol Zoo Gardens - a must see for animal lovers! 


During the fiesta Bristol Zoo will be open as normal, everyday 9am-5.30pm 


Address: Bristol Zoo Gardens, Clifton, Bristol BS8 3HA     click here for map 


To obtain your discount simply display your Campingninja confirmation booking form to the main entrance staff at Bristol Zoo and enjoy your day

More family fun for Bristol Balloon Fiesta campers at Bristol Museums

22 July 2013 : Written by Hannah Barton
More family fun for Bristol Balloon Fiesta campers at Bristol Museums M Shed & Campingninja


Campingninja are teaming up with more great attractions across Bristol to help you to make the most of your weekend at Bristol Balloon Fiesta; check out what Bristol Museums have in store for absolutely FREE!


From Pause and Play, a chance for visitors of all ages to play with toys from generations past, to the remarkable industrial electric and steam crane experiences, there is loads happening at M Shed Museum located on the bustling Bristol Harbour! Don’t forget to keep an eye out for ‘National Treasure’ Gromit and ‘Watch Out, Gromit!’ during your visit as part of the Gromit Unleashed Art Exhibition! 


Or why not take a look at how people used to live at the Blaise Castle House Museum, home to many weird and wonderful historic items, as well as stunning parklands and an adventure playground. Also well worth a visit is the Bristol Museum and Art Gallery where you can explore some of the wonders of Ancient Egypt and Assyria, meet the best preserved dinosaurs ever found in Britain and even discover the Bristol diamond! 


During the Fiesta the Bristol Museums will be open as normal at the following times:


M Shed
10am-5pm Tuesday-Friday
10am-6pm Weekends


Address: Princes Wharf, Wapping Road, Bristol, BS1 4RN 


Blaise Castle House Museum
10:30am-4pm Tuesday-Sunday 


Address: Henbury Road, Bristol, BS10 7QS 


Bristol Museum and Art Gallery
10am-5pm Monday-Friday
10am-6pm Weekends 


Address: Queens Road, Bristol, BS8 1RL

Family discount at Puxton Park for Bristol Balloon Fiesta campers!

22 July 2013 : Written by Katie Astbury
Family discount at Puxton Park for Bristol Balloon Fiesta campers! Puxton Park & Campingninja


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:


9am-5.30pm Monday-Saturday


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!

Campers at Bristol Balloon Fiesta get a great deal at Avon Valley Park!

17 July 2013 : Written by Katie Astbury
Campers at Bristol Balloon Fiesta get a great deal at Avon Valley Park! Avon Valley Park & Campingninja!


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.



Clifton Suspension Bridge trail for Balloon Fiesta campers!

16 July 2013 : Written by Katie Astbury
Clifton Suspension Bridge trail for Balloon Fiesta campers! Clifton Bridge and Campingninja


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:


10am-5pm daily


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!


Camping now available at Tough Mudder North West

10 July 2013 : Written by Hannah Barton
Camping now available at Tough Mudder North West


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