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

camp bestival

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”

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

andyandtheoddsocks1061_ALEX_LAKE

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

Pitch Village

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”