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 Sunday – Simple Minds for music fans, plus numerous others and a DJ set from Basement Jaxx and festival favourites the Cuban Brothers.
For the small people, family shows and entertainment are front and centre on the promenade deck with top billing turns from long time CB legend Mr Tumble, Castle Stage faves Dick and Dom, CBeebies favourite Andy with his band the Odd Socks and Mr Maker and his Shapes.
They will also have dino-mite fun with Dinosaur World Live, Ballet with Matthew Bourne’s New Adventures, Pirates of Penzance – The Musical, Royal Albert Hall’s Seafaring Symphony & Workshops, the return of ‘Come Dancing’ In Spiegeltent with Karen Hardy Studios, Underwater Carnival Night Parade, Sailing Talks with High Seas Adventurers, Pirate Bedtime Stories, The World of Supersaurs and Now That’s What I Call Sea Shanties. There will be teen talks and opinions from Gemma Cairney and Katie Thistleton.
Camp Bestival really is fun for all the family and HMS Camp Bestival will be hosted by the Blue Coats who will be sure to get everyone playing games and dancing. Our favourite is back: the Dingly Dell features Lizzie’s Way, with the opportunity to make some fairy magic and mud pies, plus try your hand at Den Building & Tree Climbing.
There is also the Crafty Cabin with Katie Jones’ Knit & Lizzie King’s Tie-Dye, the Insect Circus & Museum, The Greatest Tent on Earth!, a bigger and better Art Town, Bigtopmania Kids Theatre & Circus, Spinney Hollow Woodland Crafts and the Sports Park & Skate Ramps.
There will be lots of delicious food and drink on offer too including The Feast Collective hosted by DJ BBQ, River Cottage presents Family Feasting & Culinary Workshop, Zoe’s Ghana Kitchen’s Kente Kala-Bash Supper Club, and Rob & Josie’s Gin Festival and much, much more.
Camp Bestival is a lovely introduction to festivals and has so much to do for all the family. The camping in the Main Campsites is included free with your event ticket and for those fair weather campers amongst us, comes with plenty of toilet facilities and hot showers, plus some fabulous places to visit if you head offsite.
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