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Camp Bestival 2015 review

Firstly, we have to say in no uncertain terms that Camp Bestival is EPIC. The atmosphere from the moment you walk in is electric, there’s a feel about it like you’re privileged to be there…….kind of special. The theme for this year’s festival was Go Wild and that’s truly what happened, everyone getting in the mood with some amazing costumes and wagons that families must have spent months pimping!

Arriving, we decided to do the complete opposite of what we had planned to do and went right into the mix, pitching up on the brow of the hill overlooking the festival entrance. We were the red and white striped bell tent and must give thanks to everyone who stopped to comment on how nice our tent was!

The festival is simply huge, perfect if you’re a family as the kids had plenty of space to run around in without us being worried about them being lost in the crowds. From the moment you walk in you’re hit with a sensory overload, smells from the stalls selling food, sound from the smaller stages dotted everywhere and colours in every direction you could look (including up).

Yes it’s a family festival, but we didn’t expect quite so much space to be dedicated to the little ones in the lower kids Garden. We could have spent the entire three days there alone. Most of the activities were free, the Hello Kitty arena was amazing (phone charging nice touch), soft play perfect to get out of the sun (it got hot!) and so many activities for the children it’s impossible to list them all.

The music as expected was brilliant, Clean Bandit rocked, Ella Henderson roared, Soul II Soul….respect, we missed loads of acts we’d have normally watched without the kids (Sir Bob, Kaiser Chiefs, Underworld, 808 State, Level 42 ) but everyone told us they were as good as expected. We spent loads of time the Caravanserai, this was possibly the part of the festival the kids seemed to enjoy the most with a really chilled out atmosphere – we met loads of nice people there!

We got well and truly had on the Train of Thoughts (thanks guys, we get it now that there was no pre-booking) and at the Pimms bar, Si Genero made queuing quite good fun. A big thanks to the guys at Pasta Pizza who kindly laid on a pizza for the kids so we didn’t need to go and get more cash out when we were outside the Bollywood tent dancing to some evening Balearic beats in the sun.

As all good things do it had to end, and what an ending. On Sunday evening, walking out in the sun we were treated to yet another parade of music and colour. We walked back to the car park and hung around for the finale, listening to the music and crowds roar before watching one of the best firework displays we’ve ever seen (https://youtu.be/6NYUEElmwIo). 

Will we go again? A big thank you Camp Bestival and see you next year…………

 

 

 

 

 


  • Camp Bestival 2015 review
  • Camp Bestival 2015 review
  • Camp Bestival 2015 review
  • Camp Bestival 2015 review
  • Camp Bestival 2015 review
  • Camp Bestival 2015 review
  • Camp Bestival 2015 review
  • Camp Bestival 2015 review
  • Camp Bestival 2015 review
  • Camp Bestival 2015 review
  • Camp Bestival 2015 review
  • Camp Bestival 2015 review

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