Vanlife has soared in popularity over the last few years. Why? Well there is nothing better than packing up the campervan, and hitting the open road in search of sunsets and adventures. The UK offers historical cities, beautiful National Parks, and unique coastlines making it an ideal location for a campervan adventure. There are also plenty of festivals across the UK for all the family to enjoy. It is looking to be a busy year for UK Vanlife festivals and gatherings. Here is a list of Vanlife Festivals, meet-ups and campervan shows in the UK for 2023.
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UK Vanlife Festivals 2023
Here is a comprehensive list of Vanlife Festivals in the UK for 2023. All festivals are in the UK. Take along your campervan, and enjoy live music, entertainment and of course ….. all things vanlife!
Mighty Dub Fest 2023 Weekend VW Festival
16-18 June 2023/ Alnwick Castle, Northumberland
A family friendly VW festival celebrating VWs and live music. The weekend will be jam packed with live music, dog shows, craft workshops and street food. EVERYONE is welcome. You don’t have to have a VW to attend, bring along your tent, motorhome or caravan, and if glamping is. more your thing you can hire a glamping tent too.
7 – 9 July 2023 / Weston Park, Stafford
Camper Jam is one of the most recognised UK VW festivals. This festival brings a weekend of campervan vibes to the VW community, celebrating all camper vans from T1s to T6s. This family friendly festival offers something for all ages, from craft workshops, tree climbing to live music and of course the Disco Shed!
Camp Quirky 2023
28th April to 1st May 2023, Kelmarsh Estate, Northamptonshire.
Are you living the vanlife? If you a full time van lifer, self builder, or just love camper vans then Camp Quirky is for you. This vanlife festival offers a weekend of Vanlife workshops, wellness, a kids area, live music, street food, and LOTS of campervans. It is a great opportunity to meet up and meet like minded people.
5th May – 7th May 2023/ Scampston Hall, Malton, North Yorkshire
VanLifeFest is a family friendly campervan festival held in North Yorkshire. There is live music, a trade village and plenty of family entertainment including climbing walls, a gaming van, archery, and a family circus. Not to mention a showcase of some of the BEST campers in the UK
Campervan Campout 2023
5-7th May 2023/ South of England Showground, Selsfield Road, Haywards Heath
This festival offers a weekend of live music, a campervan shopping village, artisan food and drink, wellness sanctuary, gin festival and silent disco!
26 – 29 May 2023 / Kelmarsh Hall, Northamptonshire.
ClubFest 2023 from the Caravan and Motorhome Club offers four days of live entertainment as well as plenty of free fun activities and sports for all the family to enjoy. Entertainment includes a dog show, children’s sports events and caravan manoeuvring competitions. There will be an activities marquee with games and activities for the whole family including zumba, competitions, and dancing!
VanLove Fest 2023
23rd – 25th June 2023, Elvington Airfield York
Head to Vanlove Fest 2023 for the ultimate vanlife experience. This festival is aimed at people who love life on the road, from micro campers to overlanders, full-time or new van lifers, this vanlife festival offers the opportunity to meet-up with like-minded individuals.
Fri 19th to Sun 21st May 2023/ Santa Pod Raceway, Northants
VW Breakout is a family friendly VW Festival offering a family friendly VW weekender!!!! At this relaxed VW festival expect quarter mile track action featuring Doorslammer Drag Racing, live Music, traders, a fun fair and a bar. Meet plenty of like minded individuals for a weekend of festival fun.
VW Music Festival Weekend
11th – 13th August 2023 /Harewood House, Leeds
VW Festival is not just about VW’s….It is a weekend of festival entertainments for all ages including live music, trade stands, and vehicle displays too. This is a dog friendly UK festival!!!!
V Dubs UK Weekender
12th May – 14th May 2023/ Ash Tree Farm, Market Harborough
V Dubs UK weekends is a family friendly festival offering music, entertainment, trade stands, fairground rides and circus acts and much more!
Dubbed Out Festival
27th – 30th July 2023 / The Royal Cheshire Showground
Dubbed Out is a family-oriented Volkswagen festival (but all makes and models of vehicles are welcome). This vanlife festival offers a weekend of live music and entertianment including mini golf, circus, dub dog show, and axe throwing!
Vanlife Eats 2023
25th – 27th August 2023 / Dummer Down Farm Basingstoke, Hampshire
Head to the Vanlife Eats Festival for a vanlife gathering over three days and three nights, hanging out with fellow Vanlifers and easting amazing food, with a backdrop of live music, trade stalls, and family friendly activities. Dogs are welcome to this festival too!
Derbyshire Dubs VW FEstival
4th – 7th May 2023 / Seed Low Rake Camping, Wardlow, Derbyshire
Derbyshire Dubs VW Festival is a vanlife festival held in Derbyshire that offers a weekend of live music, circus skills, trade stores, dog show, and much more!
VW gatherings 2023
VW Camp out
28th April – 1st May, Budle Bay, Northumberland
VW camp out is a VW gathering set on a beach overlooking Holy Island. Exclusively for VW only and not a show or festival, VW campout offers a chilled out weekend for VW lovers. Dogs are welcome. Caravans are allowed, but must be towed by a VW.
Vee Dub Family Birthday Weekender 2023
13th – 16th April 2023, Somerset.
A chilled out camp to connect with like minded people and make new friends!
UK FESTIVALS FOR VW CAMPERVANS 2023!
- Mighty Dub Fest 2023
- Camp Quirky
- Campervan Campout 2023
- ClubFest 2023
- VanLove Fest 2023
- VW Camp out
- VW Breakout
- VW Music Festival Weekend
- V Dubs UK Weekender
- Dubs at the Castle 2023
- Van Life Festival
- Vanlife Eats 2023
- Derbyshire Dubs
Campervan and motorhome Events for 2023
- Campervan & RV Show 2023, Excel, London from 14 – 16 April, 2023.
- Tatton Park VW show, Tatton Park, Cheshire, August 6th 2023
- The Motorhome & Campervan Show, NEC Birmingham, 17th-22nd October 2023
- Go Explore – Now planned for 2024
So there you have our list of UK Vanlife Festivals, gatherings and vanlife shows for 2023. Please do let me know if I have missed any!
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