*Camp Bestival 2015 was my first ever festival experience! Yes I have never been to a festival before, just didn't think it was my thing as I mentioned in my previous post here along with my tips on staying safe / healthy during festival season here. Camp Bestival is set over 4 days Thur - Sunday with so so much to do for the whole family.
Since we were only going for the day we din't have to worry about the Camping equipment tents etc which is probably the best way to do it for someone like myself who wouldn't really enjoy the whole camping experience. However these Glamping tents / huts looked so pretty but of course these would come as a price since there is nothing to set up...all about the convenience! Of course there was a huge area for the ordinary campers.
The site itself is absolutely HUGE with the main attraction being Lulworth Castle in Dorset with the main big stage opposite. The balcony area was perfect to watch the stage if you didn't fancy getting in the crowd - ME! Saturday main headlining act was the Kaiser Chiefs which is why we opted for Sat rather than Sunday but there are so many bands throughout the day to keep you entertained, nothing better than sitting out in the sun with a blanket / drinks / food and just soaking up the atmosphere!
Activities were scheduled throughout the day for all ages from live music, comedy, theatre shows, spa, poets / authors shows and various kids activities to keep every one busy. My favourite has to be these Alpacas / Llamas.
Festival Kitchen with Hotpot was also one of the main attractions for me with various cooking demos scheduled for the whole day. A lot of the food gets sold out quickly so you definitely need to get there quick if you don't want to miss out.
The Garlic Farm over in the IOW was definitely my favourite dish of the day. Garlic mushrooms with sour cream and coriander and a slice of garlic bread was delicious. If you are ever on holiday / weekend break over at the Island I would definitely recommend trying out their cafe / restaurant for food. The Green Brownie room was also a favourite...you can't beat a brownie with warm custard!
We had a lovely day in Dorset and I would highly recommend Camp Bestival for families with kids as there is SO SO much for them to do and keep them busy while you can relax with a few drinks! Early bird tickets are already on sale for 2016!