Archive for London 2012 Campsites

Get Your Kit on with Blacks!

We have teamed up with Blacks who are running daily camp shops at some of our campsites

They are regularly at Blackheath, Matchday Centres and Eton Manor for everyone to stock up on much needed camping items from lamps to airbeds, and tents to waterproofs! Approximate daily times are:

  • 12pm – 2pm – Blackheath RFC
  •  2:30pm – 3:30pm – Match Day Centres
  • 4:30pm – 7:30pm – Eton Manor RFC

Pre-order on the Blacks Hotline:

If you are going to be camping at any of these sites or are already there and want to pre-order anything please call the Blacks hotline: 07563925500 Then they will deliver whatever you need directly on site – what a service!!!

Click here to see more detailed information about Blacks and the kit they have on offer….

Win A Tent when camping with Camping At The Games

Join in the fun when camping and take a photo of yourself in front of the #WinATent banners at any of our campsites, then post on Twitter using #WinATent, tell us which campsite you’re at, and you’ll be in with a chance of…. guess what…. winning a 4 man family sized tent.

Check out some of our favourite examples:


International Olympic visitors choose to Camp at the Games!

We are delighted to report that Camping at the Games has a global following as this week we were featured in a special report by Canadian Daily, The Vancouver Sun! The lengthy piece goes into detail about how Canadian’s heading to London this summer can keep their travel costs down by camping at one of our 8 temporary campsites across London, Reading and Weymouth. And this isn’t the first time we have been featured in news from across the globe, last December BBC News Worldwide featured us in their travel tips for 2012…so we can certainly expect plenty of international visitors at our campsites this summer!

There has been more hype this week about the rising cost of hotel prices in London during the Olympic Games and we were also featured in a news piece by NUS, who have a number of Student Ambassadors representing student volunteers who will be requiring budget accommodation at the games this summer.  For both British and International Games Makers the cost of staying in London during the Olympics and Paralympics is a real concern.

At Camping at the Games we are doing our up-most to make the Olympics accessible to everyone by keeping costs to a minimum and offering maximum flexibility for Games Makers…and it has been a hit! We have already received an influx in bookings from campers across the UK and beyond including Holland, Belgium and Germany.

With less than 150 days to go until the Olympics there is a real buzz in the air and the sports clubs hosting the sites are really excited about it too. This is a fantastic opportunity for the clubs to get involved in the games and to take something from the Olympic Legacy with the money raised!

You can get involved in the 2012 Olympic action even if you haven’t got tickets!

You may not have Olympic tickets but that doesn’t mean you can’t get involved in the action as there will be a whole host of non-ticketed sports events and cultural activities taking place as part of the London 2012 celebrations!

Check out non ticketed London events

Check out non-ticketed London events

There are a number of non-ticketed events for the games including the Marathon, 50km Road Race, 20 km Road Race, Road Cycling, Time Trials and more! During the games, London Live, the UK’s biggest free celebration of the games will also be taking place across sites all over London, offering a host of entertainment including live music and outdoor arts as well as showing live coverage of the medal events! Also the Olympic Museum, a free exhibition about the Olympic Journey, will be open from the 27th July – 12th August at the Royal Opera House.

And what’s even better is that you can see these things without paying extortionate sums of money for accommodation in London during the games as we now have 7 temporary campsites all in close proximity to the free events, for only £10 per night for adults and £5 for children!

Eton Manor RFC and Blackheath Rugby, SE London: Both these sites are located at the heart of the games in easy reach of the Waltham Forest and Woolwich London Live sites! They are a great place to come for those hoping to soak up some of the Olympic fever and are in easy reach of the Olympic Park if you are keen to do a tour or walk (prices and availability online).

Weymouth College & Redlands Community Sports Hub: Weymouth and Portland Bay is a natural amphitheatre and there are several vantage points where you can watch the sailing events if you don’t have tickets. The college is set on the stunning Jurassic coastline and the sports hub is less than 2 miles further out, both are really accessible to Weymouth Town Centre and the beach where there will be a range of cultural activities during the games, including Weymouth’s very own opening ceremony! There are also many spectacular sites to explore throughout Dorset, so why not take the opportunity to investigate!

Surbiton Hockey Club, West London: Surbiton is located on the outskirts of London close to some fabulous green spaces including, Bushy Park and Hampton Court Gardens where the Time Trials will be taking place, in fact the Time Trials almost head directly through Surbiton. This club is also easily accessible to Central London if you want to watch the Marathon, Road Cycling, or visit the Olympics Museum or the most iconic London Live sites in Hyde Park, Victoria Park or Trafalgar Square!

Wodson Park: Situated in the picturesque town of Ware, it only takes 45 minutes to get to the Olympic Park and less than an hour to Central London where you can catch the non-ticketed events and visit the London Live sites! This club is perfect for families who want to soak up some of the action in a more relaxed environment that is easily accessible from the M25!

Reading RFC: Situated in Sonning on Thames this is a great site to try out some rowing of your own nearby! Aside from being easily accessible to central London and host of famous Berkshire attractions, you are also in easy driving distance of Hampton Court where the time trials take place!

Hopefully this may have given you some food for thought, happy planning!

The Campingninja Team

Online bookings now open for 2012 camping at the London Olympic and Paralympic Games!

Camping at the Games is delighted to announce that online bookings are now open Reading RFC summer bashto anyone planning to book their camping ahead of the 2012 Olympic and Paralympic games this summer! Bookings have already been open for one week to those who have pre-registered and campers are already flying in, so we suggest you secure your spot fast!

All of our sites are secure, so tents can remain erected at all times and we have only selected sports clubs with the right facilities in place and access to local amenities, to enable campers to have a great stay! So far we have 3 sports clubs on board to provide great value camping in close proximity (30-60 minutes via public transport door to door) to the major Olympic and Paralympic venues, including; Reading RFC, Blackheath Rugby and Wodson Park and what’s great about these sites is that there really is something for everyone, including bundles of atmosphere!

Reading RFC – great for: Eton Dorney, Wimbledon, Earls Court, Lords, The Mall, Hyde Park, Horse Guards Parade

Blackheath Rugby – great for: Royal Artillery Barracks, Olympic Park, Excel, Greenwich Park, North Greenwich Arena, Hyde Park, Horse Guards Parade, The Mall

Wodson Park – great for: Lee Valley White Water Centre, Olympic Park, Excel, The Mall,

This week our sites have received an overwhelming response from the media and we were invited to speak to BBC Berkshire, BBC London and were discussed by Visit London on BBC West Midlands– an impressive start to the campaign! We are extremely grateful for the support as Camping at the Games goes beyond providing affordable accommodation; it’s about community sports clubs benefitting from the Olympic legacy by reinvesting camping fees into grass roots sports!

How do you book?

It’s easy just head to Camping at the Games , from here you can select a site and book online. Campingninja is the UK’s largest online campsite provider so everything is safe and secure – this is what we do…So what are you waiting for?!

We will be introducing three more sites over the coming weeks as we anticipate a huge demand from ticket holders and volunteers, however the three sites we already have on board so far are all unique so we hope there is something to tickle your fancy!