My Top 10 Posts of 2016

Omaha Beach

I always find it fascinating looking at my stats and seeing which posts have been the most popular in the last year – it is rarely the ones you think it will be and this year is no exception. I enjoy researching travel almost as much as travelling itself and it looks as though I am not alone. 1. My top post this year was a bucket list post for visiting Thailand and I have to say that looking back, I can see why as the images draw you in and whisk you off to a warmer climate. 2. My second most… Continue Reading “My Top 10 Posts of 2016”

The Big Camp Bestival Linky 2016

Camp Bestival

It is back to earth with a bump after a fabulous weekend at Camp Bestival which more than delivered everything it promised from fun activities to try, great music, scrummy food and rounding it all up with an impressive firework finale. My Camp Bestival linky for 2015 was very popular with lots of people visiting to research the event, so I have decided to put another one together this year as there is so much to see and do that there just isn’t time to fit it all in and everyone has a completely different experience of what Camp Bestival has to… Continue Reading “The Big Camp Bestival Linky 2016”

My Top 10 Family Festival Must Haves!

Camp Bestival 2015

It is the month of July, which means festival season is well and truly upon us and this month I am heading to not one, but two family festivals – Larmer Tree in Wiltshire and Camp Bestival in Dorset. As a family we have been attending festivals for 4 years now and I am often asked what my must have items to take are, so without further ado, here are my top ten must haves! 1.  A Festival Trolley – decorated or not a trolley is not only great for taking the camping gear from the car to the pitch… Continue Reading “My Top 10 Family Festival Must Haves!”

Teenage Escapism at Camp Bestival with the Den

Camp Bestival

Camp Bestival is very pleased to announce that one of its most exclusive areas, The Den, is returning by popular demand to Lulworth Castle for its third year. Dedicated to 13-17 year-olds, The Den is a secret festival within a festival, featuring an alluring array of live music, DJs, workshops, talks and activities. And it’s the epitome of the teenage dream; no adults allowed! Rob da Bank says: “The Den is one of the best bits of Camp Bestival and I would spend all my time there but I’m not allowed in… From ace music and DJs like Kiko Bun, Dawson and Katy Wilson to all the… Continue Reading “Teenage Escapism at Camp Bestival with the Den”

Take the hassle out of camping at Camp Bestival with Pitch Village

Camp Bestival

We love Camp Bestival but there are two parts of the weekend that we don’t look forward and that are very hard work – finding a pitch and setting up the tent. Lulworth by nature is very hilly and depending where you pitch your tent, it is either close to your car or close to the main site. There are lots of hills to climb and dragging a trolley full of camping equipment and /or kids is very hard work. It normally takes us 5 or 6 trips to and from the cars to get all our camping equipment and clothes… Continue Reading “Take the hassle out of camping at Camp Bestival with Pitch Village”

Where to head offsite to in Dorset during Camp Bestival

Durlston Country Park

Camp Bestival is always the highlight of our year and there is so much to see and do onsite over four days that there is no need to go offsite at all. However, Dorset is my home county and I understand those coming from farther afield may be keen to explore some of the hidden treasures that we have to offer, so here are my top tips. My first suggestion is literally minutes from Lulworth Castle, home to Camp Bestival itself and is one of Dorset’s most loved beaches – Lulworth Cove. Tread in Brad Pitt’s footsteps and explore the… Continue Reading “Where to head offsite to in Dorset during Camp Bestival”

The Tudor’s are coming to Camp Bestival

Camp Bestival has already announced a universally joyous array of astronutters including Fatboy Slim, Tears for Fears, Jess Glynne, Katy B, KT Tunstall, Squeeze, Arrested Development, Dick and Dom, Mr Tumble and many more who will be joining them at Space Camp Lulworth this July 28-31. And with a whole galaxy of space-based high jinx and cosmological fun on offer all weekend long, Team CB’s ever imaginative arts crew thought it would be a curious delight to look in the other direction and spend some historic times working with Historic Royal Palaces to get to know one of Britain’s most intriguing royal… Continue Reading “The Tudor’s are coming to Camp Bestival”

First Acts Announced for Camp Bestival 2016

Last week we were super excited with the announcement that the theme for Camp Bestival was Outer Space and we have already started planning our fancy dress and we are over the moon (get it) with the first wave of acts that have been announced today. There appears to be plenty of cosmic goings on at Camp Bestival mission control and they’re all set to launch some amazing acts into orbit. So prepare to be dazzled by news of two of the headliners, some huge kids’ faves and a whole galaxy of space activities and fun this coming 28-31 July at Lulworth Castle in Dorset. Ticket sales are already… Continue Reading “First Acts Announced for Camp Bestival 2016”

How to Survive a Festival with Kids in Tow!

Camp Bestival

We have just returned from our third year at Camp Bestival, a multi-award winning festival that combines an all-encompassing family festival experience with an action packed camping holiday. When we say we are off to a festival with children in tow, we get comments such as “Are you mad?”, “How do you cope?” and “Is it really suitable for children?”. In answer to those questions; we are not mad, we get organised and yes, the event caters for children of all ages as it features a truly enormous kids’ area with a host of thrilling activities from soft play and circus… Continue Reading “How to Survive a Festival with Kids in Tow!”