Camping at the Durham Miners Gala



Make the most of The Big Meeting with official camping hosted by Marras - the Friends of Durham Miners' Gala.

The campsite is in a beautiful and quiet setting just a short walk from the festivities (see map below), and includes free shower and toilet facilities, plus on site catering providing breakfasts. New for 2022 is a communal area with a bar and live entertainment (see below for details) for guests only. Stewarding will be on site throughout the night to ensure a safe and secure stay.

The 136th Durham Miners' Gala takes place on Saturday 9 July 2022.

Accommodation can be booked now for Friday 8 and/or Saturday 9 July 2022.

The campsite will open at noon on Friday 9, and closes at 3pm on Sunday 10 July. Camper vans and caravans, as well as tents, are welcome. Dogs on leads are also welcome.

Book before noon on Monday 20 June for an early price of just £15 per person per night for adults, £7.50 for under 16s, and is free for under 5s. Prices will then rise to a full price of £20 per person per night for adults, £10 for under 16s, while remaining free for under 5s. 

Free cancellation with a full refund is available until Saturday 2 July – a week before the Big Meeting.

There is also a further 20 percent discount for members of the Marras. To receive your discount code, please email [email protected].

If you haven't yet, become a Marra, support our great celebration and get an extra 20 percent off). Join today here. All funds raised from camping will go to help cover the costs of staging the Gala, which is a free event.

  • East Durham College, Houghall Campus, Durham, DH1 3SG (see map below)

For camping enquiries email [email protected], or call 0191 386 8413.

*** The great County Durham band DENNIS will head our line up of performers at the official Gala campsite. DENNIS will perform a special stripped back acoustic set exclusively for our campsite guests on Friday 8 July. Saturday evening’s entertainment will come from North East acts Silver Lakes and Gary Grainger ***