Camp Bestival 2019 Review

Camp Bestival Fireworks

This year I took my son to our eighth Camp Bestival. It’s testament to just how much we love the festival that we’ve not missed a single one since we first went back in 2012.

An absolutely incredible amount is on offer for families. Everyone who goes to Camp Bestival has a unique festival experience. No matter how much you jam pack into your days, you’ll only experience a small sample of all the treats on offer because there is just so much!
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Starry Skies 2019 Review

Before I went to Starry Skies, I spent hours pouring over the map that I had been sent. Trying to decide where best to camp, which luggage drop off to use, how far away from the toilets I should be and how crowded the different campsites would be.

Upon arrival we decided to take our tent with us and choose a spot before we unloaded. We walked through the efficient wristband exchange and headed towards the festival.

Very quickly we realised that the site was tiny! Before we knew it, we had walked past the centre camp barn and trotted straight through the health and wellbeing area.

Nowhere was crowded and so we looked around for level ground before pitching camp directly opposite the Neptune bag drop off.

Children swordfighting
The fancy dress theme this year was fairy tales and nursery rhymes

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Larmer Tree Festival 2019 Review

I don’t think I ever really enjoy the first few hours of a festival; the worry about the weather, how to get everything onto site on my own, whether we’ll get a decent camping pitch.

It’s all a bit stressful until we get settled, and this years Larmer Tree was no exception. We arrived much later than planned, in torrential rain and with two tired and grumpy kids!

But as always we pulled our socks up, put our wellies on and got stuck in.

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Timber Festival 2019 Review

Sunset at Timber
Sunset at Timber

Timber is a small, yet beautiful festival, nestled in the National Forest in Staffordshire. I was so pleased that our family were able to return to Timber’s second year.

Timber is a celebration of the beauty of the landscape and the forest. It feels very respectful of the landscape it sits within.

The site is impeccably clean, there is open space to wander around and it is strangely peaceful! Not something that I expect at a music festival…

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Great Wonderfest 2019 Review

Great Wonderfest 2019 certainly was a great and wonderful festival. It was hard to believe that this was the first ever Great Wonderfest, as everything had fallen into place beautifully. I took my eleven year old son, and we had so much fun together, playing and enjoying the food and music. We really didn’t want it to end.

Great Wonderfest

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Love Supreme 2019 Review

love supreme familySet in the South Downs village of Glynde Love Supreme is in its seventh year and is growing at a tremendous rate.  More than 50,000 guests now visit over the weekend with a large number of day guests. Weekend camping and non-camping tickets are also available with a host of premium camping options to suit your tastes.

 

 

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The Great Estate 2019 Review

The Great Estate 2019

The sun shone gloriously for our first ever visit to The Great Estate Festival. It was a fantastic weekend of great live music, tasty food, fun activities and time spent with good friends in a beautiful location. Read more…

Bearded Theory 2019 Review

View of the main stage from the childrens village.

Bearded Theory 2019 was truly a festival for the whole family.

I saw so many children there that at points I wondered whether there was anyone who hadn’t come with kids!

I think the reason that it was so popular was the balance. There was something for everybody, with tents offering everything from cabaret to dance.

There were art installations everywhere and a cracking line up. It gave guests a great opportunity to be near to the front for some big bands.

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Black Deer 2019 Review

Yee Haw!

On Saturday we were transported to a land of country music, cowboy hats and good ol’ barbecued ribs. All of this took place in Tunbridge Wells in Kent at Black Deer Festival. We were invited along for the day to see what this festival had to offer for families.

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Woodlands Festival 2019 Review

We popped along to Woodlands Festival for the day to check it out.

Families braved some torrential rain and winds to put even the toughest campers off on Friday evening but on Saturday to sun shone, the fancy dress came out, and the glitter flowed. A great day was had by all in the lovely location of Elm Wood in Kent.

Woodlands Festival

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Camp Bestival 2019 Review

Camp Bestival Fireworks

This year I took my son to our eighth Camp Bestival. It’s testament to just how much we love the festival that we’ve not missed a single one since we first went back in 2012.

An absolutely incredible amount is on offer for families. Everyone who goes to Camp Bestival has a unique festival experience. No matter how much you jam pack into your days, you’ll only experience a small sample of all the treats on offer because there is just so much!
Read more…

Larmer Tree Festival 2019 Review

I don’t think I ever really enjoy the first few hours of a festival; the worry about the weather, how to get everything onto site on my own, whether we’ll get a decent camping pitch.

It’s all a bit stressful until we get settled, and this years Larmer Tree was no exception. We arrived much later than planned, in torrential rain and with two tired and grumpy kids!

But as always we pulled our socks up, put our wellies on and got stuck in.

Read more…

Great Wonderfest 2019 Review

Great Wonderfest 2019 certainly was a great and wonderful festival. It was hard to believe that this was the first ever Great Wonderfest, as everything had fallen into place beautifully. I took my eleven year old son, and we had so much fun together, playing and enjoying the food and music. We really didn’t want it to end.

Great Wonderfest

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The Great Estate 2019 Review

The Great Estate 2019

The sun shone gloriously for our first ever visit to The Great Estate Festival. It was a fantastic weekend of great live music, tasty food, fun activities and time spent with good friends in a beautiful location. Read more…

Black Deer 2019 Review

Yee Haw!

On Saturday we were transported to a land of country music, cowboy hats and good ol’ barbecued ribs. All of this took place in Tunbridge Wells in Kent at Black Deer Festival. We were invited along for the day to see what this festival had to offer for families.

Black Deer Festival Read more…

Starry Skies 2019 Review

Before I went to Starry Skies, I spent hours pouring over the map that I had been sent. Trying to decide where best to camp, which luggage drop off to use, how far away from the toilets I should be and how crowded the different campsites would be.

Upon arrival we decided to take our tent with us and choose a spot before we unloaded. We walked through the efficient wristband exchange and headed towards the festival.

Very quickly we realised that the site was tiny! Before we knew it, we had walked past the centre camp barn and trotted straight through the health and wellbeing area.

Nowhere was crowded and so we looked around for level ground before pitching camp directly opposite the Neptune bag drop off.

Children swordfighting
The fancy dress theme this year was fairy tales and nursery rhymes

Read more…

Timber Festival 2019 Review

Sunset at Timber
Sunset at Timber

Timber is a small, yet beautiful festival, nestled in the National Forest in Staffordshire. I was so pleased that our family were able to return to Timber’s second year.

Timber is a celebration of the beauty of the landscape and the forest. It feels very respectful of the landscape it sits within.

The site is impeccably clean, there is open space to wander around and it is strangely peaceful! Not something that I expect at a music festival…

Read more…

Love Supreme 2019 Review

love supreme familySet in the South Downs village of Glynde Love Supreme is in its seventh year and is growing at a tremendous rate.  More than 50,000 guests now visit over the weekend with a large number of day guests. Weekend camping and non-camping tickets are also available with a host of premium camping options to suit your tastes.

 

 

Read more…

Bearded Theory 2019 Review

View of the main stage from the childrens village.

Bearded Theory 2019 was truly a festival for the whole family.

I saw so many children there that at points I wondered whether there was anyone who hadn’t come with kids!

I think the reason that it was so popular was the balance. There was something for everybody, with tents offering everything from cabaret to dance.

There were art installations everywhere and a cracking line up. It gave guests a great opportunity to be near to the front for some big bands.

Read more…

Woodlands Festival 2019 Review

We popped along to Woodlands Festival for the day to check it out.

Families braved some torrential rain and winds to put even the toughest campers off on Friday evening but on Saturday to sun shone, the fancy dress came out, and the glitter flowed. A great day was had by all in the lovely location of Elm Wood in Kent.

Woodlands Festival

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