Welcome to the Field of Inspiring Dreams
Travelling with a temporary home for work, holidays, exploration and adventure is far older than the invention of the motor car. While it is impractical for us to go too far back in time, we can give you a taste of what our grandparents and even great grandparents did to follow their dreams.
Come and take a stroll down Memory Lane stepping back in time to see the amazing classic campers and caravans from yesteryear. Talk to their enthusiastic custodians who have dedicated their time to preserving these amazing pieces of Nomadic history.
Do you have a dream?
Do you dream of being able to escape the normality of the day-to-day rat-race that most of us are caught up in?
What do you dream? Is it of a micro camper that you can just drive out in and enjoy the great outdoors? A camper van for weekends and holidays? A full-on expedition vehicle for adventuring in foreign lands or a full time live-aboard as a lifestyle choice?
Or are you just curious?
Continue through Memory Lane into The Field of Inspiring Dreams where you will find over one hundred dreams and their proud owners, all too willing to chat to you about their creation and the realisation of their dream. All of these dreams have been handcrafted using repurposed vehicles from the 1950’s right up to the current day. Everything from micro camper’s, trailers, vans, horse lorries, double-decker buses and even a small converted artic lorry.
Don’t miss out on a lifetime experience
We promise you the ‘Field of Inspiring Dreams’ will leave you inspired, enthusiastic and awe-struck. Knowing that every dream can be realised!
Why not tell us what has inspired you?
What choices would you make?
Would it be a luxury camper with all the mod-cons or are you more a ‘ bear in the woods’ kinda person?
Join us on social media and tell us.
We really want to know.
Take a sneak peek of a small selection from the ‘Field of Inspiring Dreams’ vehicles below.
2023 Display Vehicles
Here are just some of the vehicles from Vanlife Festival ’23
Then we look forward to seeing you in the
Field of Inspiring Dreams
Day tickets available at Ticketsource
Saturday 1st June 10am – 11pm (last entry 6pm)
Sunday 2nd June 10am – 4pm (last entry 2pm)
Application to to display your vehicle at the Vanlife Festival 2024
Would you like to apply to be one of the unique display vehicles in our 2024 Field of Inspiring Dreams?
We will consider applications from all types of vehicles – including vans, micro campers, horse trucks, buses, motorhomes or ex-service vehicles. If you think your vehicle is exceptional or has features you are willing to show off to others, plus you agree to the terms and conditions below regarding arrival and departure times:
Send us an email with at least 3 different photos showing off your vehicle’s features along with a written description ( by clicking this link )
The Vanlife Festival team will select the lucky ones and notify you by email.
Check out our gallery to see last year’s Field of Inspiring Dreams vehicles.
You are very welcome to arrive from :
- Thursday 1st June from Midday – 20:00
- Friday 2nd June from 10:00 – 21:00.
- You can also arrive from 08:00 Saturday morning 1st June, but be aware that you will need to arrive at the festival NO LATER than 09:00 as the show will be open to the public at 10:00. If you can’t arrive before 09:00 on Saturday then please do not apply to display your vehicle in the Field of Inspiring Dreams.
On Saturday 1st June the Displays Access Gate will be closed at 9:00 (ready for the show to open to the public at 10:00) and re-open on Sunday 2nd at 16:00, so you will need to be able to stay until 16:00 Sunday 2nd June when the event closes to the public.
PLEASE NOTE : WE CANNOT HAVE ANY VEHICLE MOVEMENT WHEN THE SHOW IS OPEN AS THIS IS CONDITION OF OUR INSURANCE.
People displaying will be able to camp in the display area and will not have to move all weekend.
We don’t expect you to stay with your vehicle all weekend however we ask you to give a few hours of your time to talk to our visitors at peak times between 10:00 – 17:00. We would like you to please bring also bring some photos and written information or facts and figures about your vehicle that people can read from your window.
These terms and conditions will also be in the display confirmation forms.