frequently asked questions
Our B7s home is:
Bournemouth Sports Club
We do not check tickets against your name so if you have a valid ticket you will have no problem.
However, we can not be held responsible for any invalid tickets sold outside of the official Bournemouth 7s channels.
If you have any concerns about a ticket you have purchased, please feel free to contact us.
All tickets are sent out prior to the Festival, our ticketing is split between Teams whom are playing sport at the festival (Team Tickets) or General Public Tickets
Team Tickets – Team tickets will be emailed to the captains of each team in mid-May. Either bring mobile tickets or print them off.
General Public Tickets – All other tickets are emailed the same day when purchased from our ticketing partner. Bring this email with you, either on your phone or a printed copy upon arrival.
NO TICKET = NO ENTRY
Last Entry Times:
• Friday – 11pm (Campers Only)
• Saturday & Sunday – 6pm
B7s also operate a NO re-entry policy after 6pm. All general tickets holders cannot exit and re-enter the Festival after this time.
If you purchase a Student admission ticket then you must show a current College / Student or NUS card AND another form of accepted ID to prove your age upon arrival.
We do NOT accept UNIDAYS or similar student apps as a form of ID.
As part of the B7s continued greener festival initiative we encourage all attendees to use the Shuttle buses from Bournemouth Coach station or Car-share as much as possible.
Shuttle Bus – Available to pre-book (cheaper) or purchase on the day through our travel partner Big Green Coach / Yellow Buses. Cost £5pp each way.
Pick Up and Drop Off (PUDO) – We have a dedicated area if your being dropped off by friends or family. This is located within the Bournemouth Sports Club Main Entrance (Yellow Gate) on the left hand side please follow the relevant signage to the PUDO area.
Taxi – We have partnered with United Taxis to give B7s customers discounted rates going to and from the Festival – See rates here: (link)
Car / Minibus – If travelling by car or Minibus please arrive at the B7s Official Car Park which is located within the field opposite Bournemouth Airport Runway on Parley Lane. Please note that NO coaches or Campervans are permitted.
As always the earlier you arrive the better chance you get at securing the best spots in the Campsite avoiding those early morning half naked walks across the campsite.
The campsite is split into separate zones and we even have a women’s only camping area with private showers and toilets. Make sure you choose your preferred campsite during the team entry checkout section.
Everything is within close proximity including Toilets, Showers, Food, Shops and Bars. We do strongly advise turning up as early as possible once our gates open to ensure you have plenty of time to unpack, get set-up and grab a drink!
The earlier the better!! Come make the most of what the Festival has to offer and join everyone in watching the amazing Sport on offer. If you are running a little late the busiest queuing times are traditionally:
Friday between 4pm – 7pm
Saturday and Sunday between 3pm – 6pm
We would highly recommend avoiding these times as it’s likely that they’ll be a longer waiting time despite our teams best efforts.
Please note: You will be searched upon entering the festival and anyone may be subjected to additional searches if our security deems it necessary.
Please plan ahead and arrive in goodtime to have the best possible experience.
Our exclusive Glamping packages provide B7s fans with the most luxurious accommodation and services on site.
A separate Glamping area awaits with an abundance of luxury shower and toilet facilities. All our Glamping tents come pre-erected set up waiting for you to arrive.
All of the Spacious Bell tents come fitted with 5 single mattresses, pillows, duvets, bedding, interior carpet, small table and exterior lights. Just a short distance form your B7s home is various charging facilities and a vanity area with mirrors and hair dryers to make sure your looking your very best for the evening celebrations.
This area has its own 24 hour security along with a onsite campsite management team to answer any questions you may have.
Bournemouth 7s accepts the following forms of ID:
UK Photocard Driving Licence
If you have purchased a student ticket you will also need a Valid NUS or University/ College Card.
We operate a Challenge 25 Policy across all our the Bars so if you are lucky enough to look Under 25, then be prepared to prove you are Over 18 when required.
The Campsite opening times are:
Friday 24th May from Midday and closes on Monday 27th May at Midday. Please note you can start queuing from 10.00am on the Friday however gates will open the same time as the campsite (Midday).
Yes, our friends at Charge and Store have an area on site with more than ten years experience delivering low-cost ethical mobile charging and secure storage at UK festivals and events. They attend the Festival every year and are available to everyone staying on site.
Access to the whole campsite is strictly for Over 18s only. Anyone who is under the age of 18 will not be permitted to enter the campsite at any time.
The rumours are true, there is a Women’s only Camping area that offers a cosy and safe environment for those ladies who want to be part of the festival atmosphere but have their own space over the weekend.
The Women Only Camping Area also offers the following; a secluded fenced off area within the main campsite, private toilets & showers and 24 hour security however this area is available on a first come first serve basis. Players must indicate their preference on the checkout stage of the entry process however your spot cannot be guaranteed.
Yes, Under 18s must follow and adhere to the following restrictions:
An adult aged over 21 must accompany you at all times.
You must be offsite by 7pm.
You cannot access the V.VIP Lounge or Campsite at any time.
You cannot purchase alcohol or cigarettes.
Yes, we certainly do but not across all Bars. Most bars within the Main arena will accept card & contactless payments however not all food traders will accept card.
We like to make life as easy as possible for our customers and we have multiple Cash points clearly signposted around the festival site to get Cash out if preferred or needed.
Hot showers are available at the following times in all camping areas:
Friday: 12pm – 9pm
Saturday & Sunday: 6am to 9pm
Monday: 6am – 10am
Friday we host an exclusive players arrivals party, which is open to all Campers and Players. It’s a fantastic opening party so if you fancy starting your B7s experience earlier be sure to purchase a camping ticket and make the most of the Bank Holiday Weekend.
Please note: The Box office is not open to any non-playing Day or Weekend Tickets holders who want to trade their ticket for a wristband. All Day and weekend ticket holders MUST arrive early on the Saturday / Sunday to do this.
Yes, in essence but only until 6pm. Festival guests can leave and re-enter freely up until 6pm on Saturday and Sunday.
Players Only will be permitted to leave after games to shower and change if needed before re-entering however will be given a time to return and handed a “Pass Out” card.
Yes of course, children are more than welcome to come along to the festival. All children under 14 years old are able to attend for FREE by choosing a “Childs Under 14 ticket on the Tickets Page. Children over 14 years old must purchase a student ticket.
Please note: All U18 restrictions apply and must be adhered to details are explained in question 15.
Yes, the following are NOT allowed into the Festival, all of which will be removed and seized during the security searches upon arrival.
Formally) Legal/Synthetic Highs
Yes, the Bournemouth 7s Festival has its own changing block located at the centre of the site. This has Male and Female changing areas plus showers and is open from 7am – 8pm on Saturday & Sunday.