Camp Bestival is a long-weekend jam-packed with fun and frolics for all the family. Family is top of the Camp Bestival agenda. Expect a massive Kids Area filled with an abundance of treats for lil’uns of all ages. At Camp Bestival, pretty much everything has been designed with families in mind. There is a fair amount of branding (Boden, etc) and kid’s TV characters with plenty of activities all weekend included in the price to keep the kids busy.
Most festivals do what they can to be accessible to as many as possible. After all, they want to be popular, and to exclude people from attending would obviously result in less ticket sales!
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Our first competition of the year and it’s a BIG ONE! Your family could be joining the super star elite at this years’ CAMP BESTIVAL. Enter below for a chance to WIN a family festival ticket to Camp Bestival 2017.
This was my fifth year at Camp Bestival. The 2016 theme was Outer Space, and I think it may well have been my favourite so far. Read more…
It’s BIG, it’s BOUNCY and it’s coming to a field near you!
We can’t wait to have a go on this!
This year Bestival has teamed up with Cardiff-based Something Creatives to make the world’s biggest bouncy castle!
Quite simply massive, it’s an inflatable legend in the making, don’t miss the chance to have a jump around on our historic bouncy castle at Camp Bestival 28th-31stJuly and Bestival from 8th – 11th September.
How can I describe our time at Camp Bestival 2015? Epic, joyful, sunny, crazy, busy, vibrant, loud, wonderful and exhausting.
We used to go to Camp Bestival many years ago and wanted to return this year as our youngest is 5 and we thought that he was a perfect age to enjoy it. He had an absolutely wonderful time.
Here are our top picks for 2015!
Whether a festival is good for you depends on what music you’re into and what other things you like doing at festivals, as well as the age of your kids. If you are new to festivals with kids, you may want to read our guide to Choosing the right Family-Friendly Festival.
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Announcing the 2nd annual Festival Kidz Awards!
2014 was a fantastic year for family friendly festivals – we reviewed more than ever before and visited so many that it made judging the awards extremely difficult. If your favourite festival is missing from this list, please feel free to comment below!
31st July- 3rd August
Luworth Castle, Dorset.
For many festival goers Glastonbury is their spiritual home, but for me and my daughter it is Camp Bestival.
It was our second visit to Camp Bestival, set in the amazingly beautiful setting of Lulworth Castle, Dorset. First time was our first festival with our daughter and I was pregnant, this time was very different with the children being of the age where they could immerse themselves in things much more.
Preview of Camp Bestival 31st July -3rd August 2014
We are so so excited about Camp Bestival 2014! There is so much going on for all the family that I don’t know how we are going to fit it in!
Firstly the music, as usual for Sunday Best Productions there is a stellar line up including Bassment Jaxx, De La Soul, James, Johhny Marr, Laura Mvula, Pop Will Eat Itself, Chas and Dave and many, many others as well as the obligatory DJ Sets from Rob Da Bank and friends.
Its not just the music though, there is comedy from Milton Jones, Pajama Men and Comedy 4 Kids to name a few, Theatre and shows from Horrible Histories, the legend that is Mr Tumble, the ever popular insect circus plus so many more I won’t be able to fit onto this page.
For the children there is something for every age and stage. From the Breastival Mother and Baby chill out and under fives soft play area for the tinies, along with a bouncy castle, circus skills, bikes and go carts in the Upper Kids Garden and lots of space to charge around in, the tinies are well catered for.
For older children the Lower Kids garden has the Insect Circus, Art Town, fairground rides and facepainting.
But thats not all! As part of Camp Bestival’s passion to get everyone connected with Mother Nature and the wonders of the great outdoors, the National Trust will be bringing the 50 things meadow to Lulworth Castle, giving kids a brilliant taster of their amazing ’50 things to do before you’re 11¾’ initiative. As part of the wider Project Wild Thing Camp Bestival takeover*, the meadow will introduce kids to the kind of exciting challenges and carefree adventures they can have throughout the summer holidays. Being huge fans of the great outdoors this will definitely be on our list of must dos!
Disney will be attending the festival with an interactive fire truck to celebrate the launch of Planes 2: Fire and Rescue, and will be demo’ing a brand new augmented reality game that will be located within it for guests to see themselves simulated on screen as their favourite characters Dusty and Dipper.
Parents want to relive their raving days? Look no further, Big Fish Little Fish are hosting their raves for big kids and little kids, we can’t wait for that!
For ages 13-17 a brand new area called The Den will be the place to be! Think of a festival within a festival, new and emerging talent in the form of DJS, artists, comedians and authors and talks.
Day tickets and limited weekend tickets are still available at TicketLine