Camp Bestival it does exactly what it says on the tin

Festival Crowd Header
Camp bestival
Camp Bestival – It does exactly what it says on the tin! Its a weekend of fabulous camping with fistfuls of Bestival thrown in for good measure. Patrons of Camp Bestival bring Glamping (glamorous camping) to a new level. The camp site is awash with villa like tents, sheepskin rugs, cushions, fairy lights and gazebos. Once the music dies down you can hear the hum of the battery powered fridges cooling the wine and keeping the cheese fresh for tomorrow. But if you don’t fancy lugging all the gear to the castle yourself (although there are trolleys to borrow) there is an array of camping options to choose from which will literally put the ‘camp’ in your camping.
You can utilise a yurt, squat in a squrt (small yurt), commandeer a caravan or crash in a campervan. You can go all out luxury with furnished belle tent complete with made up bed and pop to the hot showers in the morning. Get pampered with a new hairdo, a massage and a facial. Get wholesome with some reiki, some reflexology and some aromatherapy. Fill up on fantastic food from organic salads to fish and chips, smoothies, milk shakes in fact everything your heart desires.
So once you have emerged from wherever you slept- refreshed and ready to play – what are you going to do with your day? Well you might, make a movie, go to the ballet, swing with a big band, knit a scarf, watch some jousting, sing round a piano – in a meadow, make a clay model, play hide and seek in the woods, get some fancy dress, make some modern art, watch a parade, take a walk to the beach and thats just for adults and before you get anywhere near a stage. If you are lucky enough to be a kid at Camp Bestival you are going to be very busy indeed! Backing onto Lulworth Castle is the Kids Garden which you will find if you can get away from the Magic Meadow long enough to look around. I only found the kids garden on the last day as we had not got past the tents in the Magic Meadow where flags and pictures and musical instruments were being made all day long. Kids will be painting, swinging, dancing, singing, gluing, making, playing, watching, smiling and laughing all weekend. They really are looked after and included in every way which makes Camp Bestival a real family experience.
Make sure you have a proper look in every tent as you go past so you don’t miss anything, there is so much going on and it will be something you could so easily walk by that you will remember the most. Save some energy for the evening though you wont want to miss whoever is playing on the main stage. Actually there is always someone good on the main stage its just you might be too busy to notice.
It really is a tongue in cheek holiday camp round the castle amid rolling hills, think Hi di hi, think retro, think lovely legs competition round the pool without the pool. So quiff you hair, put on some enormous sun glasses, paint your face, paint a picture, paint the castle red but whatever you do, do it in full fancy dress it is the only thing that counts at Camp Bestival.

Published on 01 February 2010 by Cathi Moore

Recent News More news

  • Musicport Festival celebrates its 21st anniversary

    A popular Yorkshire coast festival continues to strike a chord with music fans – so much so that Musicport – in Whitby – is celebrating its 21st anniversary next month (October).

  • Secret Garden Party to return next summer

    Following recent rumours and conjecture on social media the multi award-winning Secret Garden Party, an event that set the creative benchmark for festivals everywhere, announced today that after a 5-year hiatus it will return next summer to celebrate its 20th Anniversary year.

  • Mostly Jazz, Funk & Soul Festival 2021 move dates

    Birmingham’s Mostly Jazz Funk and Soul Festival is back this August with a top-flight line-up of big names, classic artists and brand new regional talent

  • One Month to Go until Boardmasters | Last Chance to Get Tickets

    Boardmasters is back from Wednesday 11 – Sunday 15 August 2021 and it’s set to be the best yet with an epic line up including headliners Foals, Gorillaz and Jorja Smith, plus over 200 more world-class artists set to take to the stage up at Watergate Bay

Upcoming Festivals Browse all

  • Sunset On The West

    1 October - 03 October 2021

    Sunset on the West is a brand-new family-orientated, 3-day musical indoor extravaganza taking place from the iconic Pontins Brean Sands holiday resort in Somerset. Like many before it, it combines all...

  • Sound City Ipswich

    01 October 2021

    Sound City Ipswich is a first of its kind for the city. It is a multi-venue music industry conference and festival. The action will take place at four of the cities most iconic music venues - Cornhill...

  • Focus Wales

    7 October - 09 October 2021

    Focus Wales music festival & conference is a three-day live music event with an emphasis on showcasing the best music in Wales right now.  With over 70 acts performing over the weekend. Weeke...