My excitement is building by the minute as we get closer and closer to our trip to this years Camp Bestival.
Memories from last year keep flooding back and we are all looking forward to visiting old favourites and trying out lots of new experiences that will create a whole host of new memories for us all.
It may only be a week until the fun begins but there is still a few tickets available if you want to come along and join in the fun.
If you are a visual person like me and are still a little undecided if it’s the kind of thing for you then take a peek at this Camp Bestival video and see what a fabulous place it is to be!
The countdown is really on now for Camp Bestival, and with only a few weeks left lists are being made, stock piles of tinned food are being collected and the camping gear is being pulled out of storage.
This year however there will be no tent appearing from the depths of the loft space as we are going to be trying out the most spectacular tent from The Glam Camping Company.
For well over a year now I have been lusting after the exclusive strawberries and cream bell tent over on Instagram that has been having a makeover and is only just available to preorder now.
The red and white tent has been worked on to make it even better with the addition of extra waterproofing, mosquito nets and some super cute porthole windows.
It is certainly set to be a crowd stopper and the children will have no excuse to say they can’t find the tent!
We will be showing you how we get on in the next few weeks and if you have fallen in love with it as much as me then head over to their site and get your order in as there is only a limited amount being made to really keep their uniqueness.
For anyone that reads my blog I’m sure that it hasn’t gone unnoticed that we are huge fans of Camp Bestival.
I have been getting so excited over all the fantastic acts that are set to hit this fantastic festival this year and with it being their 10th birthday it is sure to be even bigger and better than last year.
Last year I was asked to be an offical blogger at Camp Bestival and it was honestly the absolute highlight of our summer for so many reasons.
This is why I am delighted to announce that this year we have been chosen as Offical Rock Stars and can’t wait to get covered in glitter and rock out with everyone else at the best festival around!
Keep an eye out for updates on the ever growing acts that are coming through thick and fast and hopefully if you like what you see you can come along and join in the fun with us too!
Last year was our first time at Camp Bestival and we were a little overwhelmed with the amount of fabulous stuff going on; So much so that there were a few areas that we didn’t really make the most of, with the Slow Motion area being one of them.
Last year was all about the kids for us really and all our activities were planned around them. What would have been fabulous would be to get a little break from the excitement and take a little time out for ourselves.
Slow Motion has a range of massage treatments from sports massage to reflexology, Reiki sessions that you can go along to on your own or with your children or a relaxing and revitalising Shiatsu massage that will help you restore the calm and leave you ready to enjoy the rest of the festival.
The indulgence doesn’t stop there though. The Transformation Station allows you to get away from the communal showers and hop into a solar power shower and treat yourself to the use of a hairdryer and straighteners which I know is something missed by a lot of people when camping!
From here you can head over and enjoy getting your hair braided, some nail art done or get really festival ready with some super cool body and glitter art by the talented Jingo.
I know that after a few days of one to many G&Ts and lots of indulgent food my body was craving something a little healthier and this is the perfect place to grab some healthy and nutritious food and drink.
Something my husband was keen to try last year was the nature run. It’s a perfect way to set yourself up for the day and allows you to step off site for a while and take in the beauty that surrounds Lulworth Castle with the chance to clear your head and slip in some peaceful meditation too.
I know this is a must for us this year and I’m sure something that would be a big pull for many busy parents.
A whole year is a pretty long time to wait in between festivals so thankfully Camp Bestival and Big Fish Little Fish have got together this year to create a tour that allows everyone to experience the fun of festival for a few hours before the summer and get ready for this years festival theme of ‘pop stars and rock stars’.
Last year we spend a lot of time next to the BFLF stage at Camp Bestival and the boys absolutely loved dancing around and jumping on and of the stage to all the great music they put on.
We were lucky enough to go along to the tour at Dreamland in Margate last week which is one of my favourite seaside attractions.
The cool, retro theme of Dreamland was the perfect setting for a children’s rave with lots of open space around the roller disco area that had been transformed into a super cool dance floor for the kids…well the adults too!
The dance floor was packed with people dancing playing with the tents and tunnels that were set out and eagerly awaiting the bubble machine and glitter cannons to go off!
For the really tiny ones there were quieter areas set up away from the hustle and bustle of it all.
It wouldn’t have that festival feel without face painting and even though my guys weren’t interest there were some very impressive faces walking around.
The boys spent a lot of time over at the craft station getting tattoos, making superheroes masks and creating masterpieces with the play dough.
In addition to all this fun families had the opportunity to grab some ‘pop stars and rock stars’ themed props and take a photo at the booth that gave them the chance to win one of three family tickets to Camp Bestival 17 which would make for the most fantastic prize!
The next event is in Hackney on 23rd April and if is set to be another cracker if you can get along to it.
If not please take a look at everything Camp Bestival has to offer. I can’t put into words what a mind blowing experience we had last year and this years is set to top it!
The acts for Camp Bestival this year have been coming thick and fast. I have already told you a little about the fantastic music line up, and the kind of things you can expect to see for the kids.
Now it’s time to let you know who is going to be bring the belly laughs to the Big Top on Sunday night with the comedy acts.
The witty and extremely funny Reginald D Hunter and Gary Delaney will be taking to the stage as well as Kerry Goodman who is a personal favourite of mine.
I first saw her on the hit comedy Derek written by Ricky Gervis where she played a care home manager in charge of some very temperamental patients and staff!
The comedy isn’t just for the adults as there will be the Kidocracy interactive theatre that will allow the children to rule an island, leaving absolutely everything down to them…can you imagine!
To find out more about this or tickets for Camp Bestival then take a look HERE.
Every few weeks new acts get announced for Camp Bestival and my excitement grows even more with each announcement.
This year is set to be one of the best ones yet and with the Lightning Seeds, Julian Clary and many more acts being added to the already fabulous line up it really will be an event not to be missed.
With a very big family I know all to well about the costs of events such as this and having to find the funds to pay it all in one go could be a little daunting.
This is why Camp Bestival have a payment plan that make it an affordable event for everyone by spreading the costs across fifteen weeks and making an adult ticket an average of £12 a week.
Simply sacrificing your morning coffee could have you well on the way to getting a ticket to a truly memorable break that will create memories that are going to last a lot longer than that latte!