General Booking Questions (9)

All you need to know about booking your pitch at Kempsford Camping.

Kempsford Camping will be open from Monday, 15th until Sunday, 21st July 2024.
We open the website for bookings from October/November. Once we hit capacity, online bookings will close. Keep an eye on our social media to see if/when spaces open up or you can get in touch with us direct. We may operate a waitlist to fill any cancellations. This is on a first come first serve basis. Please contact us direct by email with your contact details, arrival/departure dates, number of people in your party and how many guests you will have. There are no guarantees that we will be able to offer you a pitch.
Yes you can book as many as required. Please note that all fees are payable in full at the time of booking. Your pitch(es) are not guaranteed unless you pay in full. Each booking represents one pitch. For more pitches please make separate bookings. If members of your party are arriving on different days, please use the form to include them, adding the number of nights per person. If you are not sure at the time of booking, please contact us in advance and pay on the gate on arrival.
No, we do not allocate picthes or areas, they are available on a first come first serve basis. You can choose your pitch on arrival and reserve spaces so you can be next to your friends. We have specific areas for pitches with electric hook-up and disabled guests.
Yes, 2 nights is the minimum booking.
No. We request 100% up front to guarantee your pitch.
We have several payment methods: We acccept payment using Amex We accept payment using Visa We accept payment using MasterCard

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In the event of RIAT being cancelled we cannot guarantee a refund. We recommend you take out your own travel insurance policy which will cover you in the event of a cancellation.

Questions about your stay(7)

Answers to commonly asked questions about staying with us.

The pitch size measures 30’ by 35’ / 9 x 10.6m approx.
Pitches must not contain more than one caravan or motorhome. You may pitch several tents/awnings but must have room to park your car on your designated pitch.
Clearly marked pitches, loos, showers, optional electrical hook-ups (these are limited. They can be selected under 'Pitch type', if there is no option listed then we have sold out), water points, recycling and refuse disposal areas, caravan loo chemical disposal points, a shop for all basic essentials, first aid tent, a beer tent and food concessions. You can find more info here.

2023 will feature the Naffy Bar, stocked with a large selection of guest ales including Flying Solo and Chinook from Hop Kettle Brewery alongside Arkells' beers, spirits and cocktails plus fruit ciders from Lilly's Cider Barn. Food trucks include Nepalese street food from Yak Yeti Yak restaurant in Bath, Sam's Kitchen and the Officers Mess offering up a selection of burgers from the charcoal grill and pizzas from the 'Bombardier' travelling pizza oven! Cold picnic platters will also be available. Ella's shop will be selling the usual essentials from Wednesday 13th until the following Monday.
The hook-up is a standard Caravan 16 amp C form socket, rated at 5 amps only. You can run 1250 watts on this hook up. Any more and you will trip out your direct neighbourts as 2 pitches share a 10 amp breaker in the fuse box. Please DO NOT run standard household kettles or toasters (which typically run at 2500/3000 watts each) as this will trip the supply. Please bring a long lead or two so you can connect to the box. We will have some spares available to hire if you forget but these will be charged for.
Yes, well behaved dogs are welcome. We ask that all those bringing a dog to please make sure it is under control at all times and is cleaned up after!
Yes! During RIAT weekend a one-way system is imposed by the Air Tattoo organisers and the police. You must follow Kempsford Camping direction signs to enter the site at all times. Please note these times are subject to change and will be confirmed on the day by the local traffic management team. We will keep our website, social media, guest information & site staff as up to date as possible. The following is an example of restrictions set out in previous years. We will update this once we know this year's plan.
  • Friday - alternative access will be in place, follow Kempsford Camping signage
  • Saturday - traffic cannot leave the campsite between 5am and 2pm
  • Saturday - traffic cannot enter the campsite between 2pm and 10pm
  • Sunday - traffic cannot leave the campsite between 5am and 2pm
  • Sunday - traffic cannot enter the campsite between 2pm and 10pm

  • Please ensure you are onsite by Friday evening.
    We reserve the right to close the campsite if the ground conditions are in such a way that the site cannot be safely accessed by emergency vehicles.

    2024 Prices

    Campsite open/close Monday, 15 July to Monday, 22 July 2024
    Arrival from Monday, 15 to Friday 19 July
    Minimum stay 2 night minimum stay. Due to access restrictions, all campers must be onsite by Friday pm. See Camping Info for details.
    Pitch fee £25 per pitch
    Adults, 16yrs+ £20 per person, per night
    Children, 6-15yrs+ £10 per person, per night
    Children, 0-5 yrs Free of charge
    Electric hook-up £75 per pitch



    Campsite Layout

    We will be retaining the same familiar layout as in previous years. Pitches will be marked out, with access to electric hook-up in the same locations. We will not allocate general pitches; pitches with electric hook-up and accessible spots for disabled guests are in the same locations as previous years. Our two plans below show the campsite in relation to the airfield, plus access route as well as a detailed map of the campsite itself (may be subject to change without notice).

    George Ellis, of local catering company company Outside Inn, will be returning to run the bar, which will play host to great bands and entertainment. We will have great food on site all week, including breakfasts and roast lunches.


    Getting here

    Nearest postcode: GL7 4HE. Top Road, Kempsford

    Kempsford village borders RAF Fairford. Kempsford Camping site is off Top Road and will be clearly signposted. Approach Kemspford from the west via A419, from North/East via Burford A361/Oxford via A420.
    During RIAT weekend a one-way system is imposed by the Air Tattoo organisers and the police. You must follow Kempsford Camping direction signs to enter the site at all times as there are also travel restrictions to the campsite during the weekend.

    Please refer to the official Air Tattoo website for accecss information, particularly with regard to traffic restrictions and the temporary, reversible, one-way system, which operates on Saturday and Sunday.

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