Bringing a caravan to a festival?
Do you love festivals but hate the rough sleeping? Are you thinking about accommodation for your next event? I can promise you that once you go in a caravan you will never want to go back to a tent!
Book a caravan. We also offer a delivery/collection service if you don’t want to self-tow.
I loved going to festivals but hated when the time came to cramp myself into a small, hot, and damp tent. At nearly every event, it rained, the joys of Irish weather I suppose! Dragging myself out of an uncomfortable tent in the morning, shuffling across muddy fields, then showering with thousands of others wasn’t my idea of fun anymore. The first festival I used a caravan for accommodation at was Body and Soul. The difference was unbelievable! Chilling out on a nice comfy couch. A table to put your pre-drinks on. Nice big windows to watch all the action outside as you got ready….it was perfect!
What’s so good about a caravan?
I find the best things about staying in a caravan are the shower, the heating and the bed. After a day in muddy fields, there is no better feeling than jumping into a warm shower and getting into a proper bed. The simple things we take for granted are appreciated so much more when you have the luxury to do them at a festival. Being able to use a hair dryer and straighteners in the comfort. Making a cup of tea in the morning. Having a fridge to keep your drinks cold. The option of cooking something yourself if you don’t want to go out for food the whole weekend. Then there’s being able to put the heat on when you need it at night. On the flip side, you’re also so much cooler in the morning than you would be in a stuffy tent.
Packing the caravan for a festival…
- For the kitchen: milk, teabags, coffee, sugar and whatever you’d eat if you’re going to cook in the caravan
- Bottles of water (make sure to bring plenty)
- Don’t forget to pack towels
- Toilet rolls we do supply some but you’ll need more
- Warm clothes for night time
- Even though you do have lovely comfy couches inside the caravan, it can be nice to sit outside in the atmosphere so don’t forget some camping chairs (we can provide at extra hire cost)
- Food can be quite pricey at festivals so try bring some snacks with you for over the weekend
- Sunscreen and rain gear (let’s face it, you’ll probably need both during the weekend!)
- And of course, don’t forget your wellies…
Tips for when you get there…
When you first arrive think carefully about where to pitch. Avoid being too near the portaloos and bins. There’ll be noise there all through the night, but mostly because they generally stink!
Try and make sure the land is flat where you park. You don’t want to feel like the caravan is swaying after a long day of food and drink.
If you’re hoping to use a hairdryer or hair straightener in the caravan, you will need to bring an inverter. Or, you can hire from us at an extra cost. The inverter is a device that connects to your car battery and will turn 12v into 240v. You must always make sure that the engine of your vehicle is running before connecting the caravan or you’ll end up with a flat battery.
If choosing to hire an inverter, ask us about using it if you’ve never used one before. Just make sure that the festival you’re going to allows cars to stay parked beside the caravan. Most do but I have been to one that didn’t. There is always the option of paying to use these appliances at festival tents if you don’t want to hire the inverter. If you were hoping you could just use a generator for electricity, it’s important to note that generators are not allowed in festival campsites in Ireland.
So, if you’re looking for festival accommodation, there really is nothing like the luxury and comfort of having a caravan. It’s an experience you don’t want to miss out on.
Have a look through the caravans we offer here and get booked for your next event.
Make the most of the Irish festivals and happy caravanning!
We book up fast for festivals so make sure to get your booking in as early as possible.
If you have any questions about bringing a caravan to a festival, get in touch, we’re happy to help.