Ditch the umbrella with the People’s Poncho!

The People's Poncho

We have just got back from a very wet and muddy Camp Bestival, the first wet festival I have experienced and it was a huge learning curve. The last four we have been to have been glorious, with only an early morning rain shower one year. This time we were checking the weather daily and it was clear that this time we would need to pack raincoats and wellies. A couple of months ago I was sent the a waterproof… Continue Reading “Ditch the umbrella with the People’s Poncho!”

Meeting the Tudors at Camp Bestival

Tudor's

Camp Bestival is known for hosting some fabulous events and in previous years we have seen knight’s jousting and cowboys doing some amazing tricks whilst riding their horses. This summer, we were in for a treat with Henry VIII’s arrival at Camp Bestival from Hampton Court Palace with the unmissable Tudors on Tour. Presented by independent charity Historic Royal Palaces, this ‘festival within a festival’ was a big hit with kids and adults alike, allowing us to step into a living Tudor… Continue Reading “Meeting the Tudors at Camp Bestival”

Camp Bestival Fun in the Kids Upper and Lower Gardens 2016

Camp Bestival

The one thing that Camp Bestival does brilliantly is put on activities for kids of all ages to enjoy. We have already admitted that the Dingly Dell is our favourite hang out but that does not detract from all the other things on offer and the Kids Upper and Lower Gardens are firm favourites too. At Butlins earlier this year the kids all bravely tried out the Helter Skelter, having not been interested before, and it was one of the… Continue Reading “Camp Bestival Fun in the Kids Upper and Lower Gardens 2016”

Camping Pitch Village Style

Pitch Village

For this years Camp Bestival we ditched our normal routine of car jenga, where we normally squeeze our large 8 man tent in the car along with all the paraphernalia that accompanies a trip away camping and trust me, our car is normally rammed. I was hopeful that we would get away with taking just one car, but with two trolley’s, suitcases and 6 people we still needed to take two, but everyone was comfortable rather than rammed in like… Continue Reading “Camping Pitch Village Style”