For those camping in tents, motorhorhomes and caravans, all vehicles must be parked in the camping field (side on to avoid rolling), please ensure the hand brake is on and the vehicle is in gear. Your living quarters should then be pitched at the side of your vehicle.
The ground is uneven so bring chops/wedges to level your vehicles.
You must be onsite by 21:00 each night.
There are several camping areas for both general Camping and Family/Quiet Camping. Please inform the parking stewards on your arrival where you would like to be directed to.
We allow awnings that are fixed to motorhomes/vans/caravans to be erected. Awnings must be secured using large metal pegs/stakes/heavy weights/substantial ratchet style straps to ensure they stay in place. We therefore reserve the right to demand you take your structure down if we deem it a safety risk.
Gazeebos/e-zee-ups. Stand alone structures must be secured using large metal pegs/stakes/heavy weights along with substantial ratchet style straps to ensure they do not blow away and injure people or damage any property. We therefore reserve the right to demand you take your structure down if we deem it a safety risk.
Admission to the festival (you can arrive on either Thursday, Friday or Saturday) and includes camping and spectating. Please note you will need to purchase a parking pass for your vehicle. If you intend to turn up on Sunday only, please purchase a day ticket and note there is no camping for anyone on Sunday night.
Camping refers to staying overnight in either a tent, van, caravan or motorhome. (Space ships are not allowed).
Camping pitches are allocated on a first come, first served basis. There is no booking system in place. A pitch is defined as a vehicle or a structure for which one or many persons will reside in over the festival weekend.
If you want to pitch with your friends please ensure you arrive at the same time as we are unable to reserve spaces. You can also pitch your tent next to your friends live in vehicle caravan/motorhome/van (again if you arrive at the same time as them). Please note for 2023 onwards we will have dedicated fields for each type of vehicle.
Apologies to say there are no electric hook up points.
We will have portable toilets, accessible toilets, urinals and showers onsite, all free to use. Drinking Water is available with several taps located onsite.
Parking should be purchased online at the same time as you purchase your weekend pass through the same website.
Anyone aged 12 and under can enter the festival for free. Please allocate a ticket for them when you purchase your ticket.
Anyone aged 17 or under must be accompanied by a responsible adult aged 21 or over (no more than three children per responsible adult).
This policy covers the Malverns Classic. In special circumstances, they may be altered or added to by local rules, made necessary for good management or because of agreements, planning consents, etc. entered into by the event organisers.
We ask all of our campers to comply with our policies. If you or your party do not comply with the policies we may ask you to leave the site.
The use of threatening behaviour and/or foul and abusive language will not be tolerated and will result in the offender being asked to leave the site.
Please consider other users of the site and we ask that all users conduct themselves at all times with due regard to the health and safety of themselves and others.
Personal alcohol must not be consumed or brought into the main finish arena.
We would like to also make you aware when cycling outside of the event arena to do so in a safe and proper manner as we expect a large number of pedestrians of all ages in attendance. We always advise you to wear a helmet when riding your bicycle. When riding at night, we would also advise both front and rear lights.
All cyclists must dismount in the main arena (Balance Bike Cyclists aged 4 and under may ride). This is to ensure the safety of everyone, note the main arena is a pedestrianised zone and will be packed with attendees. Let us all keep everyone safe please.
Please note front gate opening times:
Thursday 13:00 to 21:00. If you arrive after 21:00 you w not be allowed onto the site, please make alternative arrangements and come back the next day from 07:30 onwards.
Friday 07:30 to 21:00. If you arrive after 21:00 you w not be allowed onto the site, please make alternative arrangements and come back the next day from 07:30 onwards.
Saturday 07:30 to 21:00. If you arrive after 21:00 you w not be allowed onto the site, please make alternative arrangements and come back the next day from 07:30 onwards.
Sunday 07:30 to 18:00.
Camping Pitches are available from 13:00 on Thursday the 25th of August. You can arrive on either Thursday, Friday or Saturday to camp.
On arrival, please drive towards the ticket office and display your tickets or purchase tickets. Admission to the site is at the discretion of the Festival Organisers.
In the event of poor ground conditions, a pitch may not be available. The Festival Organisers will endeavour to advise you in advance should this occur but no responsibility can be accepted if this is not possible.
Please familiarise yourself with the site’s fire regulations and firefighting equipment and their locations as soon as you arrive on site.
1You may camp next to your vehicle, please do so in accordance to parking marshal’s instruction.
If you want to pitch with your friends please ensure you arrive at the same time as we are unable to reserve spaces. You can also pitch your tent next to your friends live in vehicle caravan/motorhome/van (again if you arrive at the same time as them).
Anyone caught tampering with fire equipment will be detained and reported to the Police for criminal damage and will receive a lifetime ban from the event. You will also be invoiced for any damage.
The fire assembly point will be clearly marked and located in the large field opposite the lake and finish arena next to the exit road.
All vehicles on the site should be parked at right angles to a slope where possible with their hand brake on, in gear and with the front wheels turned to ensure the vehicle does not run away down the hill.
The transfer or sub-letting of pitches is not allowed.
Do not move or adjust any markers that are laid out to allocate pitch space.8 – Gazeebos/e-zee-ups. We allow awnings that are fixed to motorhomes/vans/caravans to be erected. Stand alone structures must be secured using large metal pegs/stakes along with substantial ratchet style straps. We reserve the right to demand you take your structure down if we feel it is not secure.
Generators must be diesel fuelled. This is a direct H&S and Insurance directive as petrol is highly flammable and a huge risk that we must eliminate. #safetyfirst.
Pitching Caravans/Motorhomes and live in Vehicles (also includes vans your are sleeping in).
On arrival, the Festival Organisers will show you to your camping pitch and answer any queries you may have. If you want to pitch your live in vehicle with your friends you must arrive at the same time as we are unable to reserve spaces. . We need to enforce the four meter rule between live in vehicles, excluding guide ropes. You can camp inside your awning and next to your motorhome, please do so in accordance to the parking team’s instruction.
The “four metre rule” means that live in vehicles such as motorhomes and caravans must be four metres apart from adjacent units in order to protect you against the spread of fire. At all times there must be a clear 7.5 meter wide road way to allow emergency vehicle access.
The fire assembly point will be clearly marked and located in the large field opposite the lake and finish arena next to the exit road.
The pitch (along with any ancillary equipment) must fit within the confines of your pitch whilst maintaining the four-meter rule.
Parking of vehicles: All vehicles on the site should be parked at right angles to a slope where possible with their hand brake on, in gear and with the front wheels turned to ensure the vehicle does not run away down the hill.
1 – Vehicle movement on the site is prohibited between 21:00 and 07:00. This is for your safety. If you do need to leave in an emergency, please contact a member of our 24hr security team and they will assist you in your departure.
2 – Vehicle drivers, motorcyclists and cyclists are required to adhere to the Site’s 5 mph speed limit and follow any one-way systems in place.
3 – All cycles should have appropriate lighting if used at a time when it should be required.
4 – Essential repairs can be carried out so that an unserviceable vehicle can leave site, however, general maintenance and servicing is not allowed.
5 – Drivers of vehicles, including motorcycles, must hold a full and current driving licence and a road fund licence in order to drive their vehicle at the venue.
6 – EBikes. You can ride an electric mountainbike if you’re 14 or over, as long as the motor is pedal assist, the bike has pedals (not pegs) and does not propel the bike when it’s travelling more than 15.5mph. Anyone breaking this rule will be ejected from the site and no refund given.
7 – Mini motor-bikes are not to be driven around the event site.
8 – Once your vehicles are parked up, that vehicle must only be driven when you are exiting the venue.
9 – All one day only attendees vehicles will be parked in the ‘One Day’ parking area which will be located near the main entrance.
10 – Do not lock you bike to the roof or the rear of your vehicle. Lock it securely inside your vehicle with D Locks and Cable Locks (around car seat frames etc..) if possible. Remember: Out of sight is out of mind.
Barbecues must be purpose-built and portable, standing clear of the ground. There must be no possibility of damage to the ground. Only gas or a charcoal barbecues should be used.
Barbecues must be fully extinguished and cold before disposing of in the bins provided. Anyone causing a bin fire will be billed accordingly.
Campfires are not permitted.
Fireworks are not permitted.
Never use or store a used BBQ in your tent, sleeping or living quarters. Please aware of Carbon Monoxide poisoning, it can be a killer.
24 hour security will be onsite at all entrance points as well as patrolling all areas, 24 hours a day.
Please lock your bike up at all times when not riding it.
Please don’t lock you bike to the roof or the rear of your vehicle. Lock it securely inside your vehicle with D Locks and Cable Locks (around car seat frames etc..) if possible. Remember: Out of sight is out of mind.
1 – Chemical toilets must only be emptied at the chemical disposal point, using only water from that source to rinse and clean them out. These are located next to the shower blocks.
2 – To avoid possible damage to sewerage systems we support the use of bio-degradable chemical fluids that do not affect the natural bacterial balance within the system.
1 – Pets are welcome (no tigers or lions please) on site but you are responsible for the behaviour of your animals. Please ensure that your animals are not allowed loose on site and are kept on a lead no longer than 2 meters.
2 – You must ensure that your pets do not foul the site and you are responsible for cleaning up after them.
3 – If it is deemed a pet is creating a nuisance or causing disturbance to others, you will be asked to remove them from the site. Please note we do not allow on site, any breed of dog listed under the Dangerous Dogs Act of 1991.
4 – Please do not leave pets in your vehicle if there is a chance of them overheating.
5 – Check dogs and yourselves for Ticks, we always advise you to pack a Tick Removing Tool.
1 – Noise must be kept to a reasonable level at all times so as not to disturb the enjoyment of others camping.
2 – Between the hours of 23:00 and 07:00 all music, lighting and diesel generators be turned off.
The flying of model aircraft, drones, kites and frisbees are prohibited.
It is the responsibility of parents and guardians to ensure children are supervised at all times, whilst on site.
The releasing of sky lanterns with naked flames is not permitted.
There are a number of water filled lakes on site. Please ensure all children or vulnerable persons are supervised at all times and aware of the dangers.
All items of lost property will be retained for one week. Items not claimed after this period will be donated to a local charity this includes any monies. Any items that are not of use to any of the local charities will be disposed of.
Anything, where the owner is readily identifiable will be either directly returned to the owner if still on site or contacted if possible. If it is not possible to contact the owner the items will be passed to the Police.
Owners are responsible for the cost of reclaiming their goods.
Credit or debit cards. Reported to the card issuer. The card issuer will then advise what further action is necessary.
Items where there is any suspicion of danger to employees or to the public. The police will be contacted immediately in such circumstances for advice.
Any item that we feel has clearly been abandoned will be disposed of.
Where items of property are claimed the claimant should be expected to provide a description of the items lost. The claimant must sign for all items claimed and record their full name and address and provide valid I.D.
Please clear your area of all rubbish and either dispose of in the bins provided or take home with you and re-cycle.
Vehicle movement on the site is prohibited between 21:00 and 07:00. This is for your safety. If you do need to leave in an emergency, please contact a member of our 24hr security team and they will assist you in your departure.
If you are leaving the site through the entrance you drove in we will kindly ask you to turn left. This will be the quickest way to the M50.
If you are leaving the site through the entrance that is opposite the castle entrance, you can turn either left or right.
Please do not use the narrow country lane next to the castle entrance and opposite the exit to make your way towards the M50. It is super narrow and twisty and will upset the locals.
If you leave a camping unit or other property on the site without prior arrangement after 18:00 on Sunday. The Festival Team shall be entitled to dispose of such property.
Please leave the site by 18:00 on Sunday.
The Event Organisers will not accept responsibility for any loss or damage to the property of the visitor, including personal belongings, cash, jewellery, bicycles and motor vehicles, however, caused during their stay.