27th - 30th July 2023
Location: Lulworth Castle, Dorset
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 brand sponsorship and kid’s TV characters with plenty of activities all weekend included in the price to keep the kids busy.
With at least seven stages featuring predominantly music, as well as numerous smaller areas, it’s possible to find something that takes anyone’s fancy. Musicians come from a wide variety of genres, so most if not all tastes are satisfied.
There are so many activities for kids of all ages, it’s hard to list them all. You will find specific areas for babies, toddlers, under 5s and more. Live acts include Dick and Dom and festival legend Mr Tumble. Fairground rides, a bouncy castle and a soft play area, roller disco, forest school are also available.
Organisers go to a lot of effort to keep teenage visitors happy with Bollywood attracting gaggles of them all evening.
Everywhere is gorgeously decorated and named to conjure up magical fairytale visions. You can chill in the healing area which has a range of varied and calming workshops. Yoga, mediation, Tai Chi and the spa for indulgent treatments.
Foodies young and old alike can enjoy a wealth of options. It’s a celebration of exceptional, artisan food producers from across the UK. Our favourite is the Women’s Institite Tea Tent where you can pick up a lovely cup of tea, sandwiches and cakes.
Arts and crafts, merry-go-rounds, comedy, theatre, the WI, Bollywood, a farmers market, fireworks, storytelling, campfires… With so much variety on the bill, you won’t be stuck for something to do!
Camp Bestival has many different types of camping field available, as well as campervan and caravan areas. This includes the main camping area, camping plus which allows you to reserve a pitch, boutique camping and backstage camping which includes extra exceptional facilities. An array of glamping options are available.
The accessible camping area is provided for festival goers with disabilities. This is a generally flat space located near the bottom of the children’s field with accessible toilets and showers, charging points and a medicine fridge. Apply for the carer’s assistant pass first before ticket purchase. Documents accept are DLA higher/middle, PIP, recognised assistant dog card, severe sight impairment, or Credibility Access Card with +1. When the application is successful, you will then be instructed on how to apply for a spot in the accessible camping area. There is a viewing platform for the main stage.
The Camp Bestival website is an excellent source of information, as are the popular Camp Bestival forums (access via the website).