You may have noticed a bit of a blog silence over the weekend? We spent four fun packed days at Camp Bestival and have returned exhausted, grubby and full of fabulous memories.
Here is what we thought of this years festival and some photos from our stay to give you a little glimpse of the fabulousness of this family festival:
This year we chose to GLAMP! There are a wide variety of choices of places to stay at the festival. From standard camping ( far superior to tear festivals ) to camping plus – an area which allows you to choose a space before you arrive, it also means you can arrange for friends and family to stay close by and you can ensure nobody encroaches your space. In the glamping area you can choose from bell tents, to tipis and even gypsy wagons. We have tried all of the camping option and not been disappointed by any of them.
One of our favourite parts about CB are the bits we don’t arrange, sat playing with circus equipment in the kids field whilst watching a dinosaur stroll past, an evening walk in the tingly dell or free activities at one of the many stands/stalls run by brands and charities. There are so many options to choose form , many of which allow parents that little chance to relax. We watched a film one day in the Big Top and a puppet show while enjoying lunch on another.
Oh and never forgot the face painting!
The food options on site are incredible, its part music and family festival and part food festival in my eyes. Its so exciting to try the various traders but we also love enjoying a meal next to our tent for the real camping vibe. Also worth noting are the gluten free and vegan choices – a must if you have intolerances and it certainly made our lives easier with Chloe.
We loved the day when we were eating our supper in one of the fields and a steel band started playing Uptown Funk, we were soon up and dancing along!
Glow sticks and neon facepaints are essential festival items, buy on site or prepare in advance by purchasing from Amazon before you leave.
You will definitely come across some strange but wonderful characters!
Art town is spectacular fun if you have crafty kids, just remember to leave your worries about paint stains at home!
Daily friendships are formed and you will be sure to find buddies in neighbouring tents, its a really family vibe.
There are so many things that I could rave about but I am pretty tired.. follow me on social media and you will see that rarely a few weeks go by without some kind of Camp Bestival chatter. Buy tickets now – you will not regret it!
Don’t forget early bird tickets go on sale on Friday 7th August. Check out www.campbestival.net for more info.