Welcome to South Coast Van Fest

Van Fest - the van weekend for everyone.

2022 sees the return of many events and festivals as life becomes “normal” again
We would like to invite you to the first South Coast VanFest on the edge of the New Forest and here is what you can expect – Enjoy

Vanlife – a life style accessible for everyone
For our first event we have chosen to support The Dorset Children’s Foundation 
There is always a story behind every charitable cause and the stories from The DCF are incredible! 
Our involvement with The DCF goes way back. Patsy and Nicole had many conversations about an accessible festival for all and have worked very closely over the years on a variety of projects. 
Now it’s time to get out there and to make it possible – VanLife is a community for everyone. 
Remember how easily accessible it is for most of us but there are many children who cannot access the vanlife experience for various reasons. 
So with each ticket sold for our new SouthCoast VanFest you are directly supporting The DCF. 
Please have a look at their website and their fantastic work across Dorset. 
Whether you have a day van, part time or full time living in it – the memories, adventures and friends you make each time are priceless. 
We are looking to hold talks on how to convert your van to make it accessible for anyone with a disability. 
Days to go

Just SOME of things going on over the weekend


We have some fantastic van build workshops running Saturday and Sunday Some of the workshops need to be pre booked and a small fee is payable to cover costs… Our workshops start from midday

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Live Music

Friday evening, Saturday and Sunday you can come and join us for some great live music, poetry slam and some laughs in our live lounge presented by local artists and bands - Music will start Friday from 7pm - 11pm
Saturday from 5pm - 11pm
Sunday 10am - 4pm


you can pre book your pitch – so you can camp with your friends or why not make new friends over the weekend. We are based on a fantastic site on the edge of the New Forest very easy accessible via the A35
Gates will be open from midday on Friday

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Van Cooking

Here you can find our live cooking demonstration and new exciting recipes to try out in your van
Our cooking shows will be on Saturday afternoon


We have some fellow van lifers who are super crafty in their vans while travelling so come and see all their great art and support them
Our traders market will be open from Friday 4pm

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Saturday and Sunday morning will be for our Yoga sessions Pre book your session We also have massages available Early morning yoga sessions available on Saturday & Sunday
Other Well-being activities will be available

You can purchase tickets here...