Camp Bestival

26th July - 29th July 2018

Location: Lulworth Castle, Dorset

Size: 30000

Website: www.campbestival.net

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.

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Looking Forward to Camp Bestival 2018

Camp Bestival is a firm favourite here at Festival Kidz and we are very excited about the 2018 edition. Much of the line up has already been announced, and it’s looking fantastic.

This Year’s Camp Bestival Theme

2018 has a nautical theme – think pirates, mermaids, jellyfish, sharks and crocodiles. There will be a whole host of seafaring themed entertainment to look forward to this year.

Read more…

Six reasons to be excited about 2018

A Glastonbury Festival fallow year is always a strange one for the people that go every year. I used to be one of them – and even now I still get a pang every year when it’s on – so I understand that you might have a festival-shaped hole to fill.

Still let’s hope that the 2018 hole isn’t just full of mud! Although even if it is, it won’t stop us from having fun.

The great thing is that now there are so many other festivals to go to (we have over 150 on our site, with more added every year) that you could use this year to explore something completely new. And if you find an amazing one, please do share it with us on our Facebook page, or email us on chat@festivalkidz.com!

Read more…

Camp Bestival 2017 Review

We last visited Camp Bestival 5 years ago when the kids were really small, so were keen to go back and see how it had developed. Having a 7 and 11 year old it seemed the perfect safe festival to give them some freedom and for us to relax.

Read more…

Accessibility at Festivals

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!

Read more…

WIN CAMP BESTIVAL tickets!

Want to see the World’s largest disco ball…?

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.

Read more…

Camp Bestival 2016 Review

Aliens! at Camp Bestival

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…

The World’s Biggest Bouncy Castle

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!

Worlds Biggest Bouncy Castle

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.

Read more…

Camp Bestival 2015 Review

How can I describe our time at Camp Bestival 2015? Epic, joyful, sunny, crazy, busy, vibrant, loud, wonderful and exhausting.

wild thing camp bestivalWe 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.

Read more…

Best Family Festivals 2015

CIAF 2014


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.

We have included our affiliate links in the listings – if you click “Buy Tickets Now” you will go straight to the ticket page for your chosen festival. You will not pay anything for this but the festival will give us a small commission to keep Festival Kidz up and running – so please use them!

Read more…

Camp Bestival

26th July - 29th July 2018

Location: Lulworth Castle, Dorset

Size: 30000

Website: www.campbestival.net

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.

Read more…

Six reasons to be excited about 2018

A Glastonbury Festival fallow year is always a strange one for the people that go every year. I used to be one of them – and even now I still get a pang every year when it’s on – so I understand that you might have a festival-shaped hole to fill.

Still let’s hope that the 2018 hole isn’t just full of mud! Although even if it is, it won’t stop us from having fun.

The great thing is that now there are so many other festivals to go to (we have over 150 on our site, with more added every year) that you could use this year to explore something completely new. And if you find an amazing one, please do share it with us on our Facebook page, or email us on chat@festivalkidz.com!

Read more…

Accessibility at Festivals

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!

Read more…

Camp Bestival 2016 Review

Aliens! at Camp Bestival

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…

Camp Bestival 2015 Review

How can I describe our time at Camp Bestival 2015? Epic, joyful, sunny, crazy, busy, vibrant, loud, wonderful and exhausting.

wild thing camp bestivalWe 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.

Read more…

Looking Forward to Camp Bestival 2018

Camp Bestival is a firm favourite here at Festival Kidz and we are very excited about the 2018 edition. Much of the line up has already been announced, and it’s looking fantastic.

This Year’s Camp Bestival Theme

2018 has a nautical theme – think pirates, mermaids, jellyfish, sharks and crocodiles. There will be a whole host of seafaring themed entertainment to look forward to this year.

Read more…

Camp Bestival 2017 Review

We last visited Camp Bestival 5 years ago when the kids were really small, so were keen to go back and see how it had developed. Having a 7 and 11 year old it seemed the perfect safe festival to give them some freedom and for us to relax.

Read more…

WIN CAMP BESTIVAL tickets!

Want to see the World’s largest disco ball…?

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.

Read more…

The World’s Biggest Bouncy Castle

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!

Worlds Biggest Bouncy Castle

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.

Read more…

Best Family Festivals 2015

CIAF 2014


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.

We have included our affiliate links in the listings – if you click “Buy Tickets Now” you will go straight to the ticket page for your chosen festival. You will not pay anything for this but the festival will give us a small commission to keep Festival Kidz up and running – so please use them!

Read more…