I mentioned in a post yesterday – Tips & Advice for Camp Bestival Newbies that we are headed to this family festival as Official Camp Bestival Bloggers. To say that we are excited is an understatement! Going to a festival and camping has been on my bucket list for a long time now, and the fact that we are going in just a few weeks means to tick offs on my list!
Camp Bestival came onto my radar a few years ago, when I read several blog posts about the event, and thought it looked like a really fun family festival. But it wasn’t until I checked out the website that I realised just how much is going on! We are going to sit down together as a family and make decisions of the things we would like to do – this is generally how we treat any holiday or weekend away. We do this sort of planning, because it means we get to do the things that we really want to do, and anything else we fit in is a bonus!
But what is Camp Bestival?
Well, their website will tell you that it is a…
Multi-award winning festival that combines an all-encompassing family festival experience with an action packed camping holiday; something that they like to call a Festi-Holiday!
Set in the majestic grounds of Lulworth Castle, on Dorset’s dramatic Jurassic coastline, Camp Bestival is jam-packed with entertainment, from stellar musical morsels and cultural delights to stunning sideshow attractions and lashings of family fun.
You can still buy tickets!
|Ticketline / 0844 888 4410
Ticketmaster / 0844 844 0444
SeeTickets / 0871 220 0260
Skiddle / 0844 884 2920
Ticketweb / 08444 77 1000
Gigantic / 0115 807 7900
Festicket (Ticket & Accommodation Packages)
Big Green Coach (Ticket & Coach Travel Packages)
|CAMP BESTIVAL 2015 WEEKEND TICKET PRICES:
Adult Weekend Ticket (inc. camping from Thurs or Fri) – £195*
Student Weekend Ticket (inc. camping from Thurs or Fri) – £180*
Age 15 to 17 Weekend Ticket (inc. camping from Thurs or Fri) – £113*
Age 11 to 14 Weekend Ticket (inc. camping from Thurs or Fri) – £88*
Age 5 to 10 Weekend Ticket (inc. camping from Thurs or Fri) – £20*
Age 4 & Under Weekend Ticket (inc. camping from Thurs or Fri) – FREE (but ticket required)*
Car Parking – £15 in advance
For Campervan, Caravan/Trailer Tent, see Camp Bestival Website
*NB: please refer to the Camp Bestival Ticket Terms & ConditionsCAMP BESTIVAL 2015 DAY TICKET PRICES:
Adult Day Ticket – £65 per day
Age 15 to 17 Day Ticket – £37.50 per day
Age 11-14 Day Ticket – £30 per day
Age 5 – 10 Day Ticket – £15 per day
Age 4 & Under Day Ticket – FREE (but ticket required)
Day Car Parking – £5 cash available in advance or payable on arrival
Please ensure you read all the information about buying tickets on the Camp Bestival website
Camp Bestival Line Up
You can’t have a festival without music and lots of entertainment – the line up looks brilliant! Kaiser Chiefs, Soul II Soul, Alison Moyet and Level 42 are on my must watch list! With the live acts, DJs, comedy acts, theatre and shows, attractions and activities, poets, authors and talks, food, and The Den, there really is something for the whole family and for all ages!
I’m really excited about The Hideaway – taking the opportunity on our weekend at Camp Bestival to kick back, relax, chill out and forget about all my stresses! Some of these activities cost extra, make sure you check out the website to book your place!
Hideaway Restorative Massages – £45 + booking fee: Treat yourself to a rejuvenating full body massage by one of our highly qualified therapists
Bathing Under The Sky – £45 + booking fee: Book a luxurious wood-fired hot tub session – reserve your time slot now
1:1s in Nature with Nick Michell – £55 + booking fee: A one-to-one personalised fitness session in nature – book your place now
Nature Runs – £10 + booking fee: Fire up the neutrons & get your mojo flowing with mindful running session – book now
I’m going to be covering more about the food and The Feast Collective in another post, as that is where I’m going to be checking out for reviewing on my blog after the event!
And The Den is an area especially for teenagers, 13-17 years old, curated by a small team of young festival producers. The genre-spanning line-up won’t disappoint with contemporary folk, live drum and bass and house you like, along with special guests.
And finally, the theme for this year’s festival is Camp Bestival Goes Wild!
Camp Bestival’s own wild man Rob da Bank says: “Calling all wild boys and wild girls…oh yes my wild friends and family, prepare to get down and dirty at Camp Bestival 2015 as we dump the technology and scramble into the woods for a back to nature escape from normality. We’ll have golden chances to bond with your kids in the mud kitchen, sleep under the stars with your mates and family, and take part in tons of wild activities. Release your inner wild thing and see you in July!”
And that folks, is where I will leave this post about Camp Bestival 2015 – I told you that there was a LOT going on! And there is even more to read through over on the website – I don’t think I’ve even got through half of it yet! I’ll be following this post up in a few days time with our family’s must-dos.