Are you missing camping? Gutted about the loss of festival season? Join the club.
Covid 19 is interrupting our outdoors way of life, there’s no doubt about it. But this Bank Holiday Weekend is a chance to embrace the new normal with The Big British Camp Out and their Virtual Festival. Turn your garden or your living room into your own personal basecamp and stream some of the quality festival entertainment right onto your screen.
You can check out the full festival line-up above. BBCO have scheduled in a wide range of activities for the whole family, from kids crafting and survival bushcraft, to quizzes and family yoga, with an evening soundtracked by acoustic vibes. All from the performers backyard, beamed straight into yours.
This event is a chance for the nation to celebrate VE day and the Bank Holiday, whilst getting a little of that camping experience, and at the same time protecting the NHS by staying at home.
The best part – all proceeds go to supporting the NHS Charities. Every “camping fee” donation of £2 (or more if you like) will help NHS staff with food, assistance packages, sleeping pods and emotional support.
How can I access the festival?
It’s simple: just search Great British Campout for NHS staff. Performances will be streamed onto the page as a Watch Party.
Alternatively, click here to be taken straight to the event’s Facebook page.
How can I donate?
Just go to the official Big British Camp-Out JustGiving page and pledge your ‘camping pitch fee’. A £2 fee would be gratefully received, but feel free to donate as much as you like.
The other major contribution you can make is staying at home. We all want to get out there, but as lockdown continues and some peoples’ patience begins to fray, it’s more important than ever to protect ourselves, our loved ones, and the NHS.
Check out out GoIndoors Hub for ways to make the most of lockdown without losing your outdoors spirit. And if you are looking to turn your backyard into a bank holiday basecamp, our selection of tents, camping furniture and equipment will ensure you get the full festival experience (minus the portaloos and dodgy food!)