Camp Bestival Review 2019

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Wow! What can I say Camp Bestival is an absolute feast for the ears, eyes and definitely taste buds! This year the weather was fantastic thankfully, and the festival did not disappoint. As a mum of two little monkeys one being only 9 months old the idea of attending a festival seems impossible, yet the team at Camp Bestival have created the perfect family friend festival. I felt relaxed the whole time with my little ones, it is such a lovely friendly atmosphere with generations of families attending together and group of families camping and enjoying their time together. The festival is more than the event it’s about really great quality family time together.

Our pre-schooler was so excited by the incredible location, Lulworth Castle is just spectacular at the best of times but add in lots of fairy lights, bunting, flags, decorations and it’s every 3 year old’s dream. This year’s dress up day on Saturday was lots of fun with many people donning on superhero and hero costumes!

The festival is set over a large site and is full of so many shows, activities, funfair rides, some of the highlights for our little preschooler was the great bouncy castle, big tent full of soft play equipment, craft tent and watching Mr Tumble on the Castle Main stage. Other headlines for slightly older guests included a real star studded line up including Lewis Capaldi and Jess Glynne. There are so many food choices as well, it’s quite difficult to decide what to have and thankfully with the heat this year there were many stations to fill up your water bottles for free.

I’m not sure how many people camp at the festival, but it’s incredible walking through the fields and seeing how much effort families have put into decorating their tents, also there is glamping options and posh shower if you aren’t as keen on camping. The site is constantly being cleaned and I was surprised at just how clean the portable toilets were, even taking a pre-schooler in with me each time was actually okay. Thankfully the site also has lots of trees, as it was pretty warm especially after a official heatwave week of weather, so there were plenty of places to stop and take a break in the shade to feed our little baba.

We’ve attended this fantastic festival in the past and I truly love each time I get to go, as it’s the perfect weekend or day out for children and adults in one of the most prettiest places in Dorset. In the past the grand finale on Sunday night has always been my favourite part but with a baba it was just too much this year so we missed it……but I’ve seen it online and it looked incredible, the castle is transformed with a animation projected onto it with a spectacular firework show! It a truly incredible end to a long weekend of family fun.

Published on 07 August 2019 by Lynn Darracott

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