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Rock the Fringe with UB40 - Edinburgh Festival 2015

16 March 2015 : Written by Vicky Martin
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UB40, International stars &  Britain's most successful Pop/Reggae group are set to Rock the Fringe on 7th August with a fantastic concert. The concert is run by Live Promotions who create concerts suitable for families, and friends, in a picnic style setting in which you can relax and bring your own picnic furniture and food too!

You can book to camp the night on site from just £15 per adult / £7.50 per child with Edinburgh Festival Camping, run by Campingninja.  You needn't even bring your own tent.. there are pre pitched tents for a fantastic easy option,  as well as pitches for campervans & motorhomes.    The camp site is open all through the Edinburgh festivals from 7th - 31st August. 

Enjoy the concert , camp on site with friends & family and be entertained at breakfast by Fringe performers showcasing acts.. Loads to do on site for all ages too! Make a long weekend or a week of it!!   Check out the camp site facilities

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Edinburgh Festival Fringe Participant Accommodation Deal

12 March 2015 : Written by Vicky Martin
Edinburgh Festival Fringe Participant Accommodation Deal Edinburgh Festival Fringe Participants camp

There’s great news for participants at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe this summer as we have been talking to the Fringe Society to ensure we have a great value accommodation solution tailored to suit your needs – from just £10 per night (special participants rates, which are also applicable to any crew or participants attending one of the big 6 festivals in Edinburgh)!

As you will be residing at the festival for up to 4 weeks you need comfort and a space that you can relax in away from the madness festival when you are not performing…And that is exactly what we are offering. Our campsites are renowned for their relaxed friendly atmosphere and for events like London 2012 and Glasgow 2014 our volunteer villages became a home away from home for the many hundreds of volunteers and contractors who stayed with us for up to 8 weeks! Within the lovely leafy setting of the Royal Highland Centre we will be setting up a dedicated area for performers and crew ONLY with a comfy chill out zone, where you can relax and share your experiences from the festival and other events on the circuit with other performers. Or if you prefer you can soak up some of the atmosphere and unwind at our campsite bar or grab yourself a well earned home cooked hot meal at the hub! Performers can also use the campsites very own breakfast stage to rehearse and promote their acts to the campers – and have great fun along the way.

Not only are we offering you an exclusive camping area but we are also offering you reduced rates on your stay when you book for 10 nights or more to make performing more affordable! The Fringe is open to everyone and that’s exactly what we aim to support by making staying at the festival as cheap as possible BUT without skimping on the necessary comforts. Pre pitched tents and Premium pitches are also still available for participants and if that wasn’t enough we are also offering a 100% MONEYBACK GUARANTEE if your show is not selected by a venue – meaning you can book now and secure the best rates whether you have your slot confirmed or not!

Rhian Evans Director at Campingninja comments:

“Camping is incredibly social and means that participants travelling to the show on their own or in small groups can spend their down time with other like minded people and share their experiences from the festival and other events they do on the circuit. Many volunteers and contractors who have previously stayed on our sites still keep in touch with friends they have made and even hold reunions – I’m not joking!”

“We want performers to have a space away from the madness of the festival where they can unwind, grab a hot shower, a tasty home cooked meal and a beer – and reset themselves for the next show! We get that for a lot of first timers especially, performing at the Fringe can be daunting and exhausting and it’s nice to know you have a space to come back to that’s less full on where you can feel looked after.”

And don’t just take our word for it…Hilary, Games Maker at London 2012:

“I thoroughly enjoyed the camping, and in some respects just as much as completing my Olympic role. It was like having a ‘family’ while living in London.”

Click here to go to our participants camping pages now!

Premium Pitches for Caravans and Motorhomes Visiting the Edinburgh Festival

25 February 2015 : Written by Katie Astbury

We are delighted to announce that due to high demand we are now offering PREMIUM PITCHES at Edinburgh Festival Camping, each pitch will be 6m by 7m - perfect for those bringing motorhomes, campers, caravans or just an extra large tent! The premium pitches will have their own area meaning vehicles can access the field and park up pitch side! For more details and pricing click here

For details on our standard camping passes, pre pitched camping and performers camping click here

Location revealed for the Edinburgh Festival Campsite 2015 - bringing affordable accommodation to the City!

25 February 2015 : Written by Katie Astbury
Location revealed for the Edinburgh Festival Campsite 2015 - bringing affordable accommodation to the City! Edinburgh Festival Camping - Location confirmed!

Drum roll please...We can exclusively reveal that the official location for Edinburgh Festival Camping 2015 is the prestigious Royal Highland Centre on the edge of the City a short walk from the shiny new tram links running from Edinburgh Airport into the City Centre!

The Royal Highland Centre is home to World Class events on an annual basis and is excellently equipped for hosting a campsite of this kind - it has tonnes of lovely grass space and has excellent transport links whether you are travelling by car, bike, rail or air!!! By operating here we have the scope to welcome not only tent campers but caravans and motorhomes and are now offering premium pitches. It also means we are in an excellent spot to utilise the brand new tram line from Edinburgh airport that will take campers directly into the City Centre to access the festivals in less than 30 minutes for just £1.50pp!

You can see more details about our premium pitches here along with our new and improved performers passes. Earlybird passes have now SOLD OUT but you can still secure up to 33% off your camping if you book before the 31st March so don’t hold back and start planning that trip!

This week the Edinburgh Festival Fringe also released the next batch of event tickets and you can find updates on the latest acts to be announced here...But remember you don’t need tickets to hit the Fringe or the Book Festival this summer, you can buy tickets to lots of shows on the day and enjoy lots of free stuff! HOWEVER the biggest acts and the affordable accommodation is booking up fast, so don’t miss out on the best rates...

Over and out from a very excited Campingninja Team!

News on Edinburgh Festival Fringe

17 February 2015 : Written by Vicky Martin
News on Edinburgh Festival Fringe Edinburgh Festival Fringe Tickets

Today sees the release of more great shows for this years Festival Fringe. It's easy to find out what's on, just visit the Fringe Society's tickets pages to check out all the great shows that have been released to date.   You can book now and search for shows by Genre, date, suitability for families etc... 

There's great 2 for 1 offers available too... with Music, Comedy, Theatre & Performances you'll find something to suit all the family. 

Comedy Club 4 Kids is on sale now, offering stand-up from grown-up, high-quality acts like John Robins, Stu Goldsmith and Nish Kumar, who perform their usual sets, just without the swearing or rude bits' (Independent). Just right for family audiences.


After Hours Comedy offers Legendary and unmissable acts in a splendid new roost and shimmering plumage, Afterhours again delights by showcasing the Fringe's highest flying stand-ups while launching 2015's soaring fledgling comedians towards stardom. 'Awesome late night hilarity' (ThreeWeeks). 'Stellar!’ (Scotsman).


See all the shows here 


Camping for the Festival is now on sale too with Edinburgh Festival Camping  Early Bird Passes have sold out but it's not too late to grab yourself a 'Special Rate' offer!!!

Loads of Free shows at Edinburgh Fringe!!!

04 February 2015 : Written by Vicky Martin
Loads of Free shows  at Edinburgh Fringe!!! Free Fringe Festival

The Festival Frenzy that hits Edinburgh in August offers an immense variety of entertainment for all , whatever your age or interest you are sure to find something to delight you...  

The best bit is you don’t have to spend £££’s... There are simply loads of Free Shows going on all over Edinburgh for adults, kids and grandparents to enjoy!


Some of the Free stuff...

For starters there is Edinburgh's Free Fringe...

Held around the city in Pubs & Clubs there are three organisations who have taken on the mantle of the "Free Fringe": The Laughing Horse, Peter Buckley Hill's Free Fringe Comedy, and La Favorita Freestival.


You’ll find daily shows with comedy, spoken word, theatre, cabaret and live performances, across a variety of venues.

You can usually catch a free show just by turning up at the door, however some free shows can be booked in advance through the Fringe Box Office

Impossible to miss is the ‘Fringe on the High Street’

Royal Mile is the Hub of the Fringe Festival , known as ‘Venue 10’ you’ll find street performers and acts previewing their shows every day here. There’s plenty of cultural free shows for all ages to enjoy. Performers and artists showcase their acts here  and there’s loads of childrens entertainment too! This is a great area to enjoy the festival buzz and soak up the Fringe atmosphere too in one of the many eateries.


The Forest Fringe offers the unpredictable


There is a completely eclectic element to the Forest Fringe, with random performances this is a mini festival in itself!  You’ll find a varied programme of events including interactive shows, live performances with screenings,  live art performances, talk-ins, signed performances for the hard-of-hearing, and random experiences, such as a bake-in and possibly even a real wedding!! It’s unpredictable and wonderful shows will delight.


Every show is free , you are able to book in advance on their web site  or simply turn up and see what’s on!

Where to stay for The Edinburgh Festivals....Stay at  Edinburgh Festival Camping - Family Friendly Camp site with Performer & Artist camping at discounted rates. Easy Access to the festivals - A great holiday ona budget this summer! 

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!

Book your stay!

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

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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...

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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.

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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