Balloons Over Bristol

Balloon Fiesta Camping at Cotham Park

Cotham Park offers camping facilities for the Bristol Balloon Fiesta weekend. Motorhomes, campervans, caravans and tents are all welcome. We are located just off Beggar Bush Lane, about 20 minutes walk from the main Balloon Fiesta site.

The Balloon Fiesta event details and programme can be found on the official Fiesta site



New for 2018: luxury bell tents provided by Tinkerbell Tent Hire

These tents come pitched ready for your arrival and fully prepared with airbeds, all bedding and furnishings. Click here to contact Tinkerbell Tent Hire for more information or to book a pre-pitched bell tent.

You can of course still bring your own tent, motorhome, campervan or caravan. Book online now to reserve your pitch, or read on for more information and prices.


Please note that you will park on your pitch, so if you are bringing a tent or caravan you must choose a pitch large enough to accommodate your vehicle and your tent/caravan. There will be additional charges for guests using more space than their allotted pitch.

New for 2018: The minimum stay is 2 nights. There are different prices for tents and for motorhomes, campervans and caravans. Please make sure that you select the right ticket type when booking.

The cost per pitch per night includes up to 2 people and 1 vehicle. There is a charge of £5 per night for each additional person over the age of 5. There is no charge for children under 5. Any additional vehicles will be charged at £5 per night.


  • 4m x 4m pitch: £12 per night
  • 6m x 6m pitch: £20 per night
  • 9m x 6m pitch: £25 per night

Motorhomes, Campervans and Caravans

  • 4m x 4m pitch: £17 per night
  • 6m x 6m pitch: £25 per night
  • 9m x 6m pitch: £30 per night

Important Information

  • You must pay the full amount in advance to secure your booking.
  • Pitches should be vacated by 1pm on the day of departure.
  • Please check the size of your motorhome, caravan or tent and ensure that you choose a pitch large enough to accommodate you. There will be additional charges for guests using more space than their allotted pitch.
  • No specific pitches can be guaranteed. We will do our best to accommodate requests for specific pitches made at the time of booking.

Cancelling/amending your booking: If you are unable to make the dates of your original booking, we will be happy to move your booking to more suitable dates where possible, free of charge. We regret that we cannot give refunds on any bookings made.

If you have any questions, please get in touch via our contact page. We look forward to seeing you in August!


  • Showers, flush toilets and changing facilities
  • Outdoor drinking water access and washing up facilities
  • Chemical toilet disposal
  • Indoor area with TV and stereo
  • Well-stocked bar with late licence all weekend
  • Pub quiz in the bar on Friday night
  • Music and dancing in the bar on Saturday night
  • Kitchen serving hot breakfast, lunch and dinner
  • Snacks, bags of ice and cold cans of beer and cider also available to buy

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Frequently Asked Questions

How do I get to Cotham Park Rugby Club?

Click here for our location on Google Maps. For satnavs, use postcode BS8 3TF.

Are dogs allowed?

Well behaved dogs are welcome to stay with us. However, dogs are not allowed in the clubhouse changing rooms or bar/kitchen area. You must also keep your dog on a lead while on the campsite. There is publicly accessible woodland next to the club, and of course the Ashton Court Estate, where you can exercise your dog off the lead.

Can I pay for food and drink by credit/debit card?

Yes, the bar and kitchen are now able to accept card payments.

Can I bring a barbecue or fire pit?

Yes you can. The barbecue or fire pit must be raised off the ground to avoid damage to the grass. We have some thermo-insulating bricks you can borrow to help with this, for example if you have a disposable BBQ. Please be aware that we will charge you for any damage to the grass.

Do you provide electric hook-up points?

Unfortunately not. Our campsite is a rugby pitch for the other 51 weeks of the year, and the players would keep tripping over them! You are very welcome to use any of the plug sockets in the clubhouse to charge electronic devices.

Can I use a generator?

Yes you can, between the hours of 8am and 10pm.