Family Friendly Festival Series – Camp Bestival in Dorset

 

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28th – 31st July 2016

Lulworth Castle, Dorset

 

 

Our second post in our family-friendly festival series looks at Camp Bestival in Dorset. If you are looking for a kids festival this year? this one just might tick the box. There are so many children’s activities to choose from you won’t know what to do! This year’s Outer Space theme is sure to inspire a few fab costumes.

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A large section of the festival site is totally devoted to small people with the Upper Kids Garden for younger kids offering bouncy castles, bikes,  go karts, circus training and more. Here there is a separate toddlers area and Bestival’s own Breastival Mother and Baby Chill Out.

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The Lower Kids Garden is full of entertainment for older children with fairground rides, face painting, Kids Catwalk and also here, for the under 5’s, is a soft play tent and sand pit.

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Children’s entertainment is not restricted to the Kids Gardens, there are plenty of fun and games throughout the site and performances by well-known household names from Dick and Dom to Lazy Town and Mr Tumble. Art Town is the place to be if your children love to get a little creative, offering a huge range of drop in activities all weekend from sculpting to sticking, colouring, recycled fashion and more.

For a thrill the Wall of Death return to Camp Bestival, watch the Fox family defy gravity!

This is just the tip of the iceberg of what’s on offer for family festival fun at Camp Bestival. For more details checkout their kids page.

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So the kids are entertained but what about the adults? Don’t worry there is plenty to keep you happy too! The live line-up includes, Fatboy Slim, Jess Glynne and a treat for us, err slightly older folk, on Sunday night Tears For Fears take to the stage.

 

Sasha_6_barchan_sasha_fabric-room-1_21458666817Other acts include, Katy B, Reggie N Bollie, DJ Yoda, Dawn Penn and more. Bestival also offers lots of fun from theatre shows, DJ sets, poets, authors, talks, various attractions and activities such as the Travelling Barn and vintage fun, music and 78’s spinning DJs in Caravanserai.

 

Camp Bestival is on the same weekend as Standon Calling which we are already going to, I think if it wasn’t we could be tempted here!

All campsites open on Thursday to give you an extra day to settle in: for more details on prices and accommodation options visit the Camp Bestival camping page in their website.

Website

http://www.campbestival.net/

Win a free glamping weekend for a family of four at Caalm Camp in Dorset

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To celebrate the launch of our newest child-friendly holiday collection on Holiday Tots, glamping, we have teamed up with the owners at Caalm Camp in Dorset to offer the chance to win a weekend family holiday for four. To enter; visit the competition on our website. (closing date 3rd April 2015)

Here is a little information about these baby and toddler friendly yurts at Caalm Camp where the owners can even arrange babysitting!

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Beautiful hand-painted Mongolian Yurts

There are six traditional Mongolian yurts in total each furnished with a double bed and two day beds.

 

 

 

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Wood burners to keep you warm and cozy!

 

Each yurt is hand-painted and offers a luxury alternative to camping. There is a wood-burning stove and single ring hob for that first cup of tea or coffee in the morning.

 

 

Private shower rooms with heated floors!

Private shower rooms with heated floors!

Every yurt has its own private shower room and toilet situated in the communal Old Hay Barn with underfloor heating and vanity units so you can leave all your wash items here.

 

 

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Safe secure grounds

 

The grounds are secure for children to explore and run free and get closer to nature by meeting resident goats and sheep.

 

 

 

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Play room and lounge area

 

There is a communal lounge/play area with television and toys for wet days and communal kitchen/dining room if you prefer eating in formal surroundings.

 

 

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Each yurt is positioned to allow your own private outdoor area with miles of unspoiled views. Have a baby to bring along? No worries there are cots, high-chairs, baby monitors, play mats, toys and even babysitting!

To enter just visit the Holiday Tots competition page here Holiday Tots Competition – Competition closes on Friday 3rd April 2015 at midnight UK time.

Good luck!!! x