Camp Bestival 2016 Highlights


I’m still slowly working my way through the hundreds of photos I took while we were at Camp Bestival, I’d intended to come home and dive straight in, then ended up sick and now I’m miles behind in everything! So, while I’m sorting through them all for a review post, I thought I’d share our top highlights from this year’s festival.

1| World’s Largest Bouncy Castle

When I first saw the announcement that this would be there this year, I knew the girls would be excited! They didn’t even mind the half hour queue to get on. They said is was ‘so big’ inside and were exhausted after ten minutes of bouncing on it!!

2| Dingly Dell

This has been a favourite all three years now, great for bigger kids as well as toddlers. We loved Lizzie’s Way, the girls made wishes to add to her wish line, we played in the park. explored in the dark and LOVED the addition this year of a petting zoo {failed in convincing anyone to sneak a duckling in their pocket though!}

3| Mr B The Gentleman Rhymer

G has seen him at Camp Bestival before, and we’ve all listened to his songs at home… this time we all went along to watch him play in the Big Top and it was one of the best shows. He’s a great performer and super nice {the big girls queued up to meet him after and they got to go behind the fence and have a photo with him!}

4| The Den

Miss Lola hit 13 this year – which meant she could go to The Den – a special hang out zone for teenagers. It must have been fun in there, as we barely saw her all weekend! She made some friends, watched some music and did a quiz

5| Art Tent

Kiki and Baya have always loved the art tent {Beastie enjoyed it too}. There were some great activities on offer for the kids to do, and it meant we could sit on the field, with a glass of beer whilst they did some crafting for half an hour.

6| Jess Glynne

Kiki’s choice. She absolutely loved seeing Jess Glynne play! I missed it, as Baya was really tired that night, so I took the little two back to the tent whilst G and the biggies watched the gig. But she hasn’t stopped singing the songs since, and made me buy her the album for her birthday!

7| Giant Astronauts

I hadn’t quite realised just how big they’d actually be until we saw them in person! They were impressive and looked great watching over Camp Bestival – they really came into their own in the evening though, once they were all lit up they looked amazing!

8| Insect Circus

We caught parts of their show a few times over the weekend, we’ve seen them previously at Camp Bestival and they are definitely worth a watch. The first time we saw them, Kiki was awestruck and I think she wanted to run away and join the cirucs!

9| National Trust’s 50 Things

My girls all have the National Trust ’50 Things to do before you’re 11 3/4′ booklets and love ticking off the activities as we do them.  They had some great activities running at Camp bestival and it was a great hands-on area for the kids.

10| Fireworks

Always the best finale – this years were truly breathtaking, such an amazing end to a fantastic festival. As fab as they are, it’s always a little sad to know it’s all over and finished for another year.


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