This article is part of our series of guides to the different campsites in Glastonbury Festival. Spring Ground is an accessible campsite that starting in 2023 was extended in to some of the surrounding grounds like Hitchin Hill and Wicket Ground.
Updated for 2023!
If you’re wondering where to camp at this year’s Glastonbury Festival and you require accessible camping keep reading for more info on what to expect from the new accessible ground!
Camping in Spring Ground
Spring Ground at Glastonbury Festival is a dedicated camping area reserved for those with disabilities and their carers.
This campground is equipped with various features to make the festival experience as comfortable and accessible as possible for those with disabilities.
Upon arrival, campers will find concrete ramps at the entrance to the field, making it easy for wheelchair access.
In addition, there are charging facilities for mobility scooters, as well as a high-dependency unit which provides access to sterile toilets, washing and medical facilities for those with serious illnesses.
Campervans and caravans are also welcome in this field, in limited number.
You will need to contact the festival in advance to get permission to bring a campervan or caravan on the field.
It’s important to note that early registration is required in order to be able to camp at Spring Ground and take advantage of any other onsite Access Facilities or the PA scheme.
More information on this can be found on the festival’s website.
In summary, Spring Ground is an excellent option for those with permanent disabilities and their carers, providing wheelchair-easy access, charging facilities for mobility scooters and various other features to make the festival experience as comfortable and accessible as possible.
- Spring ground is fully accessible for those in wheelchairs, including all essentials like toilets and showers.
- Charging facilities for electric wheelchairs and other medical essentials.
- Secure refrigerated location for medication storage.
- Shuttle bus available.
- High-Dependency Unit on site to help with advanced needs.
- More space surround Spring Ground was added, starting in 2023!
- You will need to register to receive an access pass, to use access facilities.
- Spring ground is the only accessible site camping ground and camping there does require planning.
- Deadline for access facilities is on Monday 20th March, so you have a limited time to arrange.
Best Place to Park For Spring Ground
You should park in the Accessible car park next to the yellow gate for access to Spring Ground, as this is the only accessible car park.
There’s a shuttle that will take you from this car park to Spring Ground.
Parking is limited so other group members arriving in separate vehicles will need to park elsewhere.
Best Gate to Access Spring Ground
The closest gate to Spring Ground is Gate A.
Is Camping in Spring Ground Right for You?
Spring Ground is set up for those who are disabled and have additional needs so you probably already know if this is the one for you, but, it is right for you if you:
- Have a permanent disability that causes you have accessibility requirements.
- Require carers to be with you. during the festival.
Spring Ground Alternatives
As of writing this blog, Spring Ground is the only accessible camp ground, but has been extended starting 2023!
For those who may not know, Glastonbury Festival is one of the biggest and most iconic music festivals in the world, taking place annually in the UK. This five-day extravaganza is like a magical kingdom, where the music never stops and the good vibes flow 24/7. The line-up is always a who’s who of the music industry, with past headliners including the likes of Beyoncé, Adele, Paul McCartney and Ed Sheeran.
But Glastonbury isn’t just about the music. It’s an immersive experience that’s hard to put into words. Imagine wandering through the lush fields, taking in the colourful and eclectic art installations, and getting lost in the diverse array of food and craft stalls. It’s like stepping into an entirely different world, where anything is possible.
One of the things that makes Glastonbury so special is the sense of community. The festivalgoers are a diverse group of people from all walks of life, but for five days, we’re all one big family. The vibe is so positive and inclusive, it’s impossible not to feel uplifted and connected to everyone around you.
See you on the farm!