Balloons Over Cotham Park

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 website .

Huge thanks to everyone that camped with us for the 2022 Bristol Balloon Fiesta. We will be taking bookings for the 2023 Fiesta once the dates are officially confirmed. Please follow us on Facebook and/or Twitter for announcements.


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

Prices and Booking

There are different prices for tents and for motorhomes, campervans and caravans. Please make sure that you select the right ticket type when booking.

We offer two stay durations: 2 nights (Friday and Saturday) and 5 nights. For 2-night stays, you can check in any time after 9am on Friday 12th August, and check out any time before 1pm on Sunday 14th August.

For arrival/departure outside of these times, you must book a full 5-night stay, but of course you can come and go whenever you like! For 5-night stays, you can check in any time after 1pm on Wednesday 10th August, and check out any time before 1pm on Monday 15th August.

You will park on your pitch. Any additional vehicles that cannot fit on your pitch can be parked separately in our car park for £5 per night.


Medium Pitch (6m x 6m)

  • Friday and Saturday nights: £50
  • All 5 nights: £80

Large Pitch (9m x 6m)

  • Friday and Saturday nights: £60
  • All 5 nights: £100

Motorhomes, Campervans and Caravans

Medium Pitch (6m x 6m)

  • Friday and Saturday nights: £60
  • All 5 nights: £100

Large Pitch (9m x 6m)

  • Friday and Saturday nights: £70
  • All 5 nights: £120

Important Information

You must pay the full amount in advance to secure your booking.

Please check the size of your motorhome, caravan or tent and ensure that you choose a pitch large enough to accommodate you. Please note that you will park on your pitch, so must choose a pitch large enough to accommodate your vehicle as well as any tent/caravan. 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.

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

Frequently Asked Questions

How do I make a group booking for more than one pitch?

If you book multiple pitches in the same order, we will automatically try to place these pitches together. For separate orders, please use the text field at the end of the checkout process to let us know that you are part of a group. Pitches are grouped together in blocks of the same size, so it is much more likely that your group's pitches will be adjacent if they are all the same size.

How do I get to Cotham Park Rugby Club?

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

How do I get from Cotham Park to the Fiesta?

The walk to the festival site takes about 20 minutes, all off road apart from crossing Beggar Bush Lane to enter the Ashton Court Estate. The route takes you across the golf course (easy going on flat, short grass) and then follows the footpaths through the estate down to the Fiesta site. If you're not sure where you're going, our staff will be on hand to help with directions. You'll need to bring a torch to find your way after dark.

What time is check-in/check-out?

You can arrive any time after 1pm on the Wednesday, and any time after 9am on all other days. Pitches must be vacated by 1pm on your departure day.

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 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.