Just when we thought we had our summer set and ready to go along came an invitation to visit and review Camp Bestival 2014.
Paul and I last went to a festival in 2007, it was V Festival and it was brilliant but it was most certainly not the place to take young children along. How could Camp Bestival be any different?
Camp Bestival line up
Well we’ve been looking at the line up, lots of names that I don’t recognise but some I do like Basement Jaxx, Sinead O’ Connor and Sophie Ellis Bextor. It’s made me realise that since the arrival of the twins music has made a quiet departure from my life and it’s time to do something about that, Camp Bestival 2014 will be my step back onto the music circuits.
Here’s a screen shot of some of the live acts
How to keep the kids amused at Camp Bestival
Now this may be too good to be true and we may find ourselves in this part of the Bestival all the time as there is so much going on and it’s all good. Charlie and the Chocolate Factory 50th birthday takeover, Horrible Histories, Mr Tumble, Ben and Holly, jousting (I really want to see this) Albert’s Travelling Circus and Hugless Douglas, one of our favourite books.
And that’s only scratching the surface, check out the full list here
Another great initiative this year comes from the National Trust as they are bringing along their 50 Things To do Before You’re 11 3/4 project a fabulous way to get the kids involved in nature and discovering the natural world.
There are ballet workshops, Beard and Moustache competition, dressing up, face painting, a science tent, a LEGO building factory and so much more.
This is possibly my favourite part and the part I’ve been particularly asked to review much to the delight of Hungry Husband. The Feast Collective is Camp Bestival’s brand new Food Lover’s haven and trust me we will be there.
I shall be popping in frequently to say hello to Helen McGinn in her Knackered Mother’s Wine Parlour, she’d be angry with me if I didn’t say hello.
I am intrigued with the Crayfish Bob stall as Hungry Husband has always wanted to take me to New Orleans and this is all Louisiana based.
Then there’s SMOKESTAK direct from Texas that is a must, I know for sure that HH will want to try this delight.
So much more: the WI Tea Tent, The Cake Shop Bakery, Rola Wala (looks scrumptious) Martin Morales with his Don Ceviche, Korrito from Korea, a vintage Roma van where Josie da Bank serves her Jam Jar cocktails anyone for a lemon and thyme vodka? Or would you prefer a Rhubarb Martini? Yum Yum.
Can you see why I am getting excited? Music, excellent food and kids entertainment. We’ll be taking our caravan down but if you’re not the camping sort then check out the gypsy caravans or the wigwams to hire, simply FABULOUS.
Lulworth Castle get ready because Dorset here we come. If you’re intrigued, here are the highlights from 2013 below.