Camp Bestival: The difference between general, camping plus and boutique camping

Camp Bestival

We have just returned from our 6th year at Camp Bestival and it was our best one yet. This was also the year we tried Camping Plus and it was the perfect mix of the fun of general camping and the convenience of boutique camping and we would definitely book again. What is the difference between general, camping plus and boutique camping? If you have not been to Camp Bestival, or have only tried general camping it is tricky to know what the difference between them is, so here is my rough guide. General Camping Benefits General camping is included… Continue Reading “Camp Bestival: The difference between general, camping plus and boutique camping”

Camp Bestival 2019 Pre-Sale Announced

Camp Bestival 2019

Despite our weekend at Camp Bestival being cut short thanks to the mad change in the weather, we had an amazing time. Plans are already afoot for Camp Bestival 2019 which will run from Thursday 25th July to Sunday 28th July at Lulworth Castle – I am already doing a sun dance and I am hoping that their new logo will also encourage the sun to shine ALL weekend. I have just got news of a fabulous 72 hour pre-sale of tickets that is happened tomorrow, 3rd August 2018 from 10am, with adult weekend tickets available to buy for the amazing price of £150. Camping Plus,… Continue Reading “Camp Bestival 2019 Pre-Sale Announced”

Our Top Ten Tips for surviving the heat at a Festival

Camp Bestival

Last year we experienced our very first wet Camp Bestival and I wrote a post with my top tips for beating the rain at a festival. This year we had the opposite problem. We have had a glorious 6 weeks of heatwave conditions here in Dorset, with little to no rain, which brings its own set of problems. We arrived at Camp Bestival on Thursday morning on the hottest day of the year (so far) ready to do battle with the hills and find the perfect position to pitch. Top Tips for surviving a heatwave at a festival 1. Tent… Continue Reading “Our Top Ten Tips for surviving the heat at a Festival”

#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

Camp Bestival

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 5th 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”