Friday, 7 August 2015

10 Best Things About Camp Bestival!

We recently attending Camp Besitval and had the time of our lives! The weather was sunny, the loos were clean and the food? On point. All essentials for happy festival fun. So here's the top ten things we loved about Camp Bestival. You could call it 'The Best of Bestival'. See what I did there? 


Attention To Detail
From the second we entered the site we were bowled over by the attention to detail of each and every stall, stand, tent and bar. There were brightly coloured flags, beautiful sequinned umbrellas to sit under and get shade from, magical areas that looked like they were straight out of children's books, inflatable churches and even some of the toilets looked amazing! 



Food
We didn't camp this year, we stayed in a little hotel 25 minutes away in Weymouth so any food we wanted to eat was brought on site. The choice was brilliant. We did bring our drinks in to cut down on cost but the kids gorged on massive cups of fries and tomato sauce. Whilst I may have had five or six churros. As I believe I was doing a lot of walking so burning off the calories? Right?

Booze
You can't have a festival without a cheeky drinky or three. And as the weather was so perfect it would have been rude not to indulge in a few frozen cocktails. They were around £7 which obviously is a little pricey if you plan on drinking them all night but was fine for the odd treat. There were plenty of bars around and we never had to queue to long. However I'm not sure what this was like on the night time.


Free Kids Fun
I was really impressed with the amount of free kids fun around the site. My two enjoyed bouncing on a bouncy castle in the sun, listening to stories being read to them by Mr Nice himself Howard Marks and the Hello Kitty area? Was a triumph! Not only did they get to meet the Kitty herself but there were chances to do colouring, get free face paints and tattoos. Ace!

Fair Rides
If you wanted to spend a bit on fun there were the odd fair ride dotted around. Not too pricey, they were based on the traditional rides such as the Helter Skelter which my two (and my husband) loved.


Educate Yourself
I am a teacher and therefore a huge massive geek. So if there are any times when my two can be educated? I get super involved and probably embarrass them massively. My girl made a brilliant necklace out of recycled paper and Sunday afternoon? Was spent inside a tent listening to dance music whist she learnt how to make paper crowns. We all got one! Whether you wanted to wear it or not.

Toilets
I have been to a few festivals and found that the toilets are grim. However I found on the whole here that the toilets were clean, the queues were relatively short and my daughter really loved using the environmentally friendly loos that meant you had to pop compost on top. It blew her mind. We didn't need a changing table (we just did it in the great outdoors) but I did spot a baby changing area.


Shade
It was SUPER hot over the weekend which I find always produces grumpy kids and stressed Mums. But dotted around there were activities that meant you could keep out of the sun. We found a lovely tent with giant bean bags were we could sit and read for a bit (or I lay and watched the other half read for a bit). Also we spent a good few hours doing the limbo at the indoors kids disco.

Beautiful Surroundings
I have to mention again just how beautiful Camp Bestival is. Not only is it set within the grounds of a gorgeous castle but round every new corner there is something else that makes you catch your breath, get out your camera and take an instagram


Bonding 
I was lucky enough to be a Camp Bestival Blogger so got to meet up with some of my blogging buddies whilst I was there. It was amazing to spend time with Bonita, Caro and Aby. We enjoyed the odd drinky and chat. And Bontia and I? Did some cool moves to Wham at 3pm on a Sunday afternoon. My children had such a fantastic time and it has provided me and my husband with memories that will last a lifetime...same time and place next year?

If you are interested in going early bird tickets are open for Camp Bestival soon! Check out here for more information! 


See what happened in our little vlog!

10 comments:

  1. Sounds amazing I wish I went I live in dorset so am defo going next year! X

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  2. Looks like so much fun & congrats on becoming a Camp B blogger!!
    Xx

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  3. It was so lovely to see you huni. Glad you loved it, we did too xx

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    1. It was fab! Hopefully we can do it again next year x

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  4. Aww love! Thanks so much for the gorgeous mention!!!! I absolutely LOVED it - and it was such a pleasure to hang out with you and have a proper chinwag. Cannot blooming WAIT until next year!!! 😃 xxxx

    Caro | www.thetwinklediaries.co.uk

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    1. WHOOP WHOOP!!! You are your sparkly hats x

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  5. Always wanted to try this one, or Bestival in September:)) We do a child free 'Glastonbury' each year to feel young again for 5 minutes and take the kids to Latitude which is fab. Nothing like dancing in the mud after a few cheeky pimms:)

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    1. Oh it is the best feeling!!! I feel the need to do a child free festival soon too! x

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