#Win a Family Ticket to Camp Bestival

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One of the highlights of our year is heading to Camp Bestival on the Dorset coast. This year, it’s festi-holiday frolics ahoy with the theme of Camp Bestival sets sail and I have already made a start on our nautical costumes and ideas for our trolley. Camp Bestival is based at Lulworth Castle from the 26th to the 29th July 2018 and is a family festival like no other, brimming with incredible spectacles, joyous music, amazing food, luxury camping and tons of fun for all the family. The line-up certainly does not disappoint this year with headliners: Friday – Rick Astley, Saturday – Clean Bandit and… Continue Reading “#Win a Family Ticket to Camp Bestival”

Our Travel Plans and Travel Wishlist for 2018

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It is the first week of January and with the wind howling and the rain drumming on the windows, my thoughts are turning to our travel plans for 2018. I would like to say we are really organised and have a plan in place for every month but with Hubby’s work constraints and Kian about to embark on his final few months of A-Levels, things are a bit up in the air. Our Travel Plans This month we will be staying close to home and enjoying some local days out. It is also Eliza’s 7th birthday and we have booked… Continue Reading “Our Travel Plans and Travel Wishlist for 2018”

First big wave of acts announced for Camp Bestival 2018

Camp Bestival 2018

Festi-holiday frolics ahoy! The Camp Bestival crew have hit the slipway to launch their good ship onto the high seas of the summer holiday, brimming with incredible spectacles, joyous music, amazing food, luxury camping and tons of fun for all the family. by announcing the very first wave of shipmates, acts and entertainers cruising into Lulworth Castle from the 26th to the 29th July 2018. Bringing all three of our headliners above board for this first announcement, we are delighted to reveal that Simple Minds will be heading leeward-ho on Sunday night topping the bill before their epic fireworks finale. Effortlessly sailing the rickrolling waves, baritone crooner Rick Astley will be… Continue Reading “First big wave of acts announced for Camp Bestival 2018”

My Top Ten Tips for beating the rain at a Festival

This year was our 4th at Camp Bestival in Dorset. Being Dorset residents, we often boast of our own mini-microclimate and any bad weather seems to avoid us, even when the rest of the country is suffering with storms. On the run up to Camp Bestival, however, I was checking BBC Weather daily and by the time it was ready to pack, it looked increasingly likely that it was going to rain at some point, so we needed to be prepared. We arrived to beautiful sunshine on Thursday and went about exploring the site to see what was on offer… Continue Reading “My Top Ten Tips for beating the rain at a Festival”

What the kids are looking forward to seeing at Camp Bestival 2017

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Cannot believe that Camp Bestival is just one more sleep away. The kids have been busily scanning the website to see who is there this year and it is safe to say that they are uber excited by some of the acts. Back in February we were introduced to Fun Kids Radio during a very long journey to Scotland and there was one band in particular that they wanted to here: Andy and the Odd Socks and particularly the ‘Cheeky Bum Song’. At the time we had no idea that it was actually Andy Day of Cbeebies fame, who is… Continue Reading “What the kids are looking forward to seeing at Camp Bestival 2017”

10 Reasons we are Staying with Pitch Village at Camp Bestival

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This year will be our 4th year at Camp Bestival and saying we are excited is an understatement! Last year, however, we discovered a new way to camp and will never go back to general camping again. Pitch Village takes the fuss out of festivals so you can get back to enjoying the bands and amazing atmosphere! They are a “pre-pitched accommodation provider” which means they will have everything from the tent pitched to the mattress inflated before you arrive on site. The benefits of staying with Pitch Village 1.  One Car: Before now we have had to take two… Continue Reading “10 Reasons we are Staying with Pitch Village at Camp Bestival”

Our Family Festival Packing List

With less than a month until Camp Bestival 2017 my thoughts have turned to what we need to pack. We are seasoned Camp Bestival campers with it being our fourth year, but every year we add something to our must pack list, as it does change slightly as the kids get older. Camp Bestival is held at Lulworth, a spectacular site in the heart of Dorset which is very hilly so you have to make an executive decision where you pitch your tent. It is either close to your car or close to the main site and I would recommend… Continue Reading “Our Family Festival Packing List”

My Top 10 Posts of 2016

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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

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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”