Stay at the Field of Dreams-Glamping Johnny Vegas Style

I have grown up enjoying camping and as a child have been woken up in a canvas tent pitched on the beach with the tide coming in and water lapping at the legs of my ex-army camp bed. Nowadays I prefer a bit more comfort and when I'm not exploring the gorgeous UK countryside and coast in our touring caravan we enjoy glamping.

Last summer I spent a happy few days with a good friend in what I can only honestly describe as a shed with decking and a great view in Norfolk but we stayed warm and dry despite newsworthy storms and had the BEST time!

Glamping in Norfolk

If you fancy glamping in some unique (less shed-like) accommodation in truly splendid surroundings I have some news for you.

Following the success of the inaugural Live at Melbourne Hall summer series of events in 2022, JOHNNY VEGAS handpicked the Derbyshire home of Lord & Lady Kerr to permanently host his hugely popular The Field of Dreams campsite which will officially open in April 2023 with bookings being taken now.

Johnny Vegas with US schools glamping accommodation

The Field of Dreams
at Melbourne Hall will be a unique glamping experience consisting of lovingly restored and converted vehicles. A German fire truck, Patricia the bus, an American School Bus and a classic Citroen Camper will take centre stage, with three new additions adding to the unique fleet for 2023. These include a boat set for conversion to a stylish glamping pied-a-terre that will take up a prime place beside the lake, and even a helicopter! 

The iconic vehicles will be situated across two sites, both within a short walk from the pool and the famous walled gardens which play host to the Live at Melbourne Hall summer series of events.

Having performed at Live at Melbourne Hall in May 2022, Johnny approached Lord Kerr with the idea of bringing his The Field of Dreams to the grounds of the South Derbyshire Stately home. 

The Channel 4 series, Johnny Vegas: Carry On Glamping, continues to follow Johnny and his long-suffering assistant Bev with the setting up of the site at Melbourne Hall and will be returning to the screens at some point in 2023. 

After opening the original Yorkshire glampsite in 2021, it became a roaring success with bookings aplenty, however, ambitions for a bigger site meant Johnny needed to move on. This led Johnny and Bev to undertake a search to find a new home for the eclectic collection of repurposed vehicles that they share with Jim and Claire.  

Guests staying at the site will also be able to combine their stay with the 2023 Live at Melbourne Hall calendar that is currently being planned.  

With glamping, top comedians, music, food and more, the South Derbyshire stately home is quickly becoming a destination for more than just its iconic gardens, Bookings open from the 13th January via