Spreading The Cost Of Camp Bestival 

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!

Elderflower Fields Are Getting Ready For Fun

We had our first taster of Elderflower Fields in 2015 when we visited for the day and had such a wonderful time we couldn’t wait to get back and enjoy a full weekend of fun.

Last year Elderflower Fields gave us our first experience of camping as a family…well we did cheat a little with a camper van! bur we loved every single moment of it!

The emphasis of this festival is to find new skills, take part in new activities and sample sumptuous food all in the beautiful surroundings of the great outdoors.

This year the festival will be coming to life from 26th-29th May in the stunning Pippingford Park, East Sussex.

It looks set to top lasts years with lots of familiar activities such as mountain boarding, arts camp, climbing walls, and pond dipping to name just a few and the exciting addition of a campfire cookout and the woodland tribe playground.

The list goes on with the activities that are on offer that are nearly all included in the extremely reasonable price of the weekend ticket.

If music is more your thing then the main stage is home to some fantastic performers that might not be well known artists but they are certainly not lacking in talent.


My tummy is always something I think our and the food here is second to none. The variety is huge and a good proportion of it is from local suppliers who’s passion for their products really shines through.

If you are looking for a relaxed family festival this year then this is the place to be.

I can promise a weekend they won’t break the bank but will leave you with some fabulous memories.

Take a look here to see what you could have to look forward to.

Camp Bestival Is Going ‘One Step Beyond’

The excitement for this years line up at Camp Bestival came a few weeks ago now, and with the likes of All Saints, Louisa Johnson and Leftfield taking to the stage I was wondering who was going to top them as the Saturday night headliner this year.

Well it turns out we will be donning our baggy trousers and taking one step beyond as Madness come to Camp Bestival.


This Ska band were formed in the mid 70’s and were a huge hit with my Dad.
His passion for this lovable group was passed down to me and I have many happy memories of singing along to the likes of Our House and Baggy Trousers and of course trying to perform the infamous dance to One Step Beyond.

This is going to be the icing on the cake to  a line up that is set to rock Camp Bestival like never before!

Ticket Info:

Camp Bestival 2017 Weekend Tickets are on sale now via: Ticketline / 0844 888 4410
WEEKLY PAYMENT PLAN
The Camping Bestival 2017 Weekly Payment Plan is on sale now. Use our 25-week payment plan from £7 per week. Book online via Ticketline only.
CAMP BESTIVAL 2017 WEEKEND TICKET PRICES
Adult Weekend Ticket – £ £197.50*
Student Weekend Ticket – £185* / Age 13 to 17 Weekend Ticket – £125*
Age 10 to 12 Weekend Ticket – £98.75* / Age 5 to 9 Weekend Ticket – £45*
Age 4 & Under Weekend Ticket – £15*
Babes in Arms (1 & Under) – FREE (but ticket required)*
*All tickets include camping from Thursday / Please refer to the Camp Bestival Ticket Terms & Conditions below
Car Parking – £20 in advance / Campervan Ticket (Field A) – £95
Caravan / Trailer Tent Ticket (Field A) – £105
T&Cs here before booking
                  

Camp Bestival 2017 Line Up Is Looking Good

Last summer we were at Camp Bestival getting our grove on to hits from my teens from Bananarama, jumping around to Reggie and Bollie and in awe of a spectacular performance put on by Fatboy Slim.

This years line up for 2017 Pop Stars And Rock Stars is beginning to take shape and looks like it is set to top lasts years acts if that could be possible!

All Saints will be gracing the stage and this is another group that bring back many memories of my carefree youth.

The infamous Mark Ronson is set to headline on Friday night and is one not to be missed.

Mr Tumble will be making a very welcome return of the hoards of people that were there to see him last year are anything to go by!

Something that my daughter would absolutely love to see if the UK festivals exclusive – School Of Rock from the cast of Andrew Lloyd Webber’s fabulous new musical.

This is just a taster of things to come and these acts mixed with the hundreds of activities to keep busy kids amused and delicious food around every corner then this years festival is definitely worth checking out.

Pop over ‘here’ to get your tickets booked and get your summer off to a cracking start.

                  

Camp Bestival:The Perfect Christmas Present

Our summer holidays got off to the most fantastic start ever this year with a fabulous few days at Camp Bestival.
I never thought staying in the middle of a muddy field under canvas with four little ones would have left us with such wonderful memories and made such an impact on us as a family.

I couldn’t recommend a trip to Camp Bestival enough and with their 10th festival coming up this year I’m sure it will be even bigger and better than ever!


As with every year there is a theme to the weekend and this year it’s time to dig out the leather and get your air guitars at the ready for Pop Stars And Rock Stars.


I’m sure that you are all gearing up to Christmas now and lots of pressies are being bought. 

What better present could you get than one that would create a lifetime of memories for years to come, and this is exactly what you would get from giving the gift of Camp Bestival tickets.

You can expect outstanding music, superb theatrical acts, hilarious comedy, all the fun of the fair with numerous fairground attractions, mouth watering food round every corner, the chance to really get into your natural surrounding with plenty of outdoor activities and so much more!

If you grab the early bird tickets before the 9th December they will come with an exclusive souvenir Camp Bestival Christmas card. These are limited so you will need to get in quick.

Whilst we are on the subject of Christmas there will be the Camp Bestival Advent Calender coming in the next few days where you have the chance to win some great prizes and activity sheets, so something well worth entering.

Lastly if you fancy a little bit of luxury with your stay then Camping Plus, Backstage VIP and Hospitality Camping are all open for booking now and are limited on spaces so don’t miss out if this is for you!

                    

Our First Camping Trip At Elderflowerfields 

Last year we went along to Elderflowerfields to experience or first taste of festival life.  I feel in love with it more than I ever thought I would and knew from that experience festivals were going to be something I wanted our family to experience a lot more of.

Last year we only attended for the day so getting ready for a few nights of camping was going to be a challenge.

With my mud and rain fearing husband and the weather being a little unpredictable we decided to ease ourselves into the experience by taking a camper van instead of braving it under canvas!

VW campers are a bit of a passion of mine so having the opportunity to take the award winning Ladyboy from Honeys VW Camper was a dream come true.

We packed up the van with everything we needed and took a slow drive to Pippingford Park where we were guided towards our pitch by the enthusiastic volunteers and set up our  for the next few days.

We had a small tent to store all our bits and pieces in but soon realised we had a lot to learn regarding camping when we looked round at everyone else’s great set ups!

I couldn’t wait to get down to the fun so made our way down to the main field.

The music was echoing across the fields, the smell of beautiful food was wafting from the stalls and I knew that the next few days were going to be wonderful.
We always start with food in our family and the potato twists were a hit on more than one occasion.

That along with belly fulls of ice cream, burgers, veggies nibbles, fish and chips; well the list really is endless and I challenge anyone to not find something to take their fancy.


Number three went of and took part in the fabulous sports and craft workshops that are put on while we wandered round with the youngest two getting messy with the paints and exploring the woods.


all of the activities are included in your ticket price so the children are free to try anything out as often as they like.

There are way to many activities to name but rock climbing, scooting, slack lining, canoeing, pond dipping and mountain boarding are just a few things on offer.  Take a look here for the whole list of things you can get up to.

We made our way back to the van for a BBQ and to try out my chocolate cones and a little rest before joining in with the evening fun.

Being at the festival after dark is what the children were most excited about and they were not disappointed.  We listened to some super talented bands and grabbed a cocktail at the cocktail shack while the kids took to the stage!


With some very weary children we headed back and got a fantastic nights sleep which I really wasn’t expecting.

I got up nice and early to take a shower where I was plesently surprised with beautifully clean showers and no queue!

Once breakfast was wolfed down we headed down for day two of fun.  We did some more exploring and had fun with plenty more activities.


The biggest queue is always the facpaint but it was more than worth it.  The kids loved it and I couldn’t resist joining in.

 

Lunchtime came round and it was time to take part in the So Sussex Family Picnic.
I wasn’t entirely sure how this was going to work as you had to meet by the main stage and find people to get together with to make a group of twelve people.

Lunchtime with my lot is more like feeding time at the zoo so picnicking with strangers was a little worrying.  I needn’t have worried as I found two lovely families in the queue and spent a blissful afternoon getting acquainted whilst sampling some of the finest food all local sourced from in and around Sussex.
We ripped apart crusty, fresh bread to dip  in creamy pate, picked at flavourful olives and tender meats.  But the favourite part for me was the gooey, rich chocolate cake that I really wish I hadn’t had to share!

Our final evening was spent sipping hot chocolates, listening to more fabulous music and a huge hay fight that the children declared as the best part of the trip.

We sadly made our way back to what would be our last night at Elderflowerfields and I can honestly say we had the most magical introduction to camping.

The lack of technology, the open space and the atmosphere of the festival were just the perfect combination.

All my worries of losing the children or them getting bored were completely unfounded and this was mainly due to the  festival being run by a group highly passionate people that work tirelessly to create a wonderful experience for all who visit.

If you can’t wait for next year to get your tickets to joint in the fun then take a look at the Into The Trees event daytime event that is running on the 3rd and 4th September. I can’t wait to get there and would love to see some of your lovely faces!


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Camp Bestival Offical Blogger 2016

   
 My face lit up this afternoon when I opened my inbox to see that I had been selected as a Camp Bestival blogger for this years festival.

It’s somewhere I have wanted to take the children for many years and I’m thrilled at the fact this opportunity has come up for us to go along and check out everything they have to offer!

Camping with four little ones is something I’ve not done before so we are going to get our preparations underway and will let you all know how we are getting along before the big trip!