At Satellites, youth groups will have the opportunity to camp together throughout the week. We'll allocate you camping space together, and we even have tents that you can hire if you don't have your own!
The Satellites team will allocate you to a ‘village’, with enough room for your group to camp safely alongside other youth groups that have travelled from the same geographical area as you. The space we assign to your group is based on the number of tents and other accommodation that you’ve let us know you’re bringing so please make sure your booking is as accurate as possible!
You’ll need to work out the sleeping arrangements for your group (including sourcing all tents and other camping equipment you might need), and any communal marquees or gazebos for your group to gather in – particularly for eating together or hanging out in if it starts to rain! Again, please let us know on your booking if you are bringing a marquee with you so that we factor that into your village space.
There may be some members of your group that have accessibility requirements - please make sure that you give us further details to your booking so that we can allocate you to the most suitable camping area. For more information, please check out our accessibility page.
Don’t own a tent?
We are excited to be partnering with Camplight to provide an option for you to hire a tent for the week – and even better, their team will pitch the tent for you! Camplight collect abandoned tents from events (saving them from landfill), clean and restore them and offer them back to campers for an affordable hire price. They have a variety of tents available to rent for the week (sleeping one person all the way up to ten people) and also hire out sleeping bags, air beds, roll mats and camping chairs.
You’ll be able to book these items in the autumn.
Don’t fancy sleeping under canvas for the week? There are several hotels really close to the showground, so you won’t need to miss out on too much of the fun! The East of England Arena has a number of partner hotels that offer a discount to visitors of the showground. More information can be found on their website here.
Please note that if you are arriving on site each day, you will need to park your car in the car park as vehicles are only allowed onto site on arrival and departure days.
Electric hook-ups are available on the campsite for use in communal areas for cooking, lighting, phone charging etc. There will be a charge to add this for the week - prices will be available soon.
You’ll be able to add an electric hook-up to your booking in the autumn.
Please note: generators are not allowed on the Satellites campsite.