16 Reasons To Take Your Kids To Camp Bestival

Camp Bestival is the place to be for creative and outgoing families.  The list of reasons why you need to add this experience to your holiday calendar is growing by the minute!  Here’s just a few why the littles in your family are going to be ready to burst with excitement at the biggest event of the summer.

16 Reasons To Take Your Kids To Camp Bestival

  • The king of craft himself, Mister Maker will be making his debut appearance at Camp Bestival this year and you can guarantee there will be a lot of inspiring moments for the kids to enjoy.
  • The Bear & the Piano live in the Dingly Dell. Winner of 2016’s Waterstones Children’s Book Prize for Best Illustrated Book, don’t miss this series of magical storytelling sessions, craft and musical workshops based on David Litchfield’s beautiful story of friendship.
  • Camp Bestival is home to the World’s Biggest Bouncy Castle.
  • You will not want to miss The Insect Circus presents the Greatest Show on Earth. Curious?  I know I am!
  • Pop down to Art Town to make your best Pop Stars & Rock Stars Creations.
  • Don’t miss the daily Kids’ Disco every evening, with Rob da Bank & friends getting the tots rocking under the World’s Largest Glitter Ball
  • Poems, songs, stories, games and improvisation in a special kids’ edition of Tongue Fu.
  • Collective musical amusements with Mrs H and the Sing-along Band.
  • Ten times Guinness World Record-breaker, master Bubble-ologist and proud holder of no less than three Blue Peter badges, Samsam Bubbleman with his Giant Bubble Show
  • Rocked-up nursery rhymes, action songs, and kid-friendly rock and pop favourites from Boogie Monsters 
  • Workshops and three new sets of performances from long-time Camp Bestival faves, West End Kids
  • Dorset-based and local to Lulworth theatre company The MakeShift Ensemble presents Fox and Rabbit’s idiots guide to the Owl and the Pussycat.
  • School of Rock – The Musical is making an appearance!
  • Mr Tumble – it wouldn’t be Camp Bestival without him.
  • Mischief makers Dick and Dom are back for another year of mayhem.

Have you booked your tickets yet?  Here’s all the info you need:


Keep checking the www.campbestival.net and Facebook and Twitter for all the latest info

Ticket Info:

Camp Bestival 2017 Weekend Tickets are on sale now via: Ticketline / 0844 888 4410


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.


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

Please read T&Cs here before booking


Zena Goldman is a UK based travel, family & lifestyle blogger who left her 9-5 job behind in the not-for-profit sector to follow her creative dreams and enjoy a more flexible family life. She began writing Zena’s Suitcase in 2011 and shares the holidays and adventures she goes on with (and without) her 2 young daughters. She wishes her son would join them more often but he’s carving out his own dreams now and enjoying university life.

Since beginning Zena’s Suitcase she has worked with a number of brands and also has a regular monthly feature in the ASDA Good Living Magazine feature, ‘Ask The Expert’ where she shares helpful parenting tips. In 2018 she was also a finalist in the prestigious BIBs Awards for Social Media.

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  1. March 7, 2017 / 12:35 pm

    Ahhhhh Camp Bestival is still massively on our to do list. Every year the dates haven’t worked for us but hoping we might be able to swing it this year – it sounds amazing and we’d love to go!
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  2. March 7, 2017 / 2:35 pm

    I’ve been looking at taking my kids along to this festival for years, its quite close to me and looks like it would appeal to all the different ages which is really important for a mum to a toddler, tween and teenager
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  3. March 7, 2017 / 4:49 pm

    I’d love to take our son to a festival as it would be my first too. We were due to go to another thus year but with so impending move to another country we’ve had to postpone it. Hopefully once we’re settled we can look at some festivals for next year and Camp Bestival is definitely on my radar!

  4. March 7, 2017 / 8:10 pm

    Every year I see Camp Bestival and keep meaning to look more into it, so this post is perfect! It looks like such fun and the fact it’s family friendly makes it even better 🙂

    Helen x

  5. MARGARET gallagher
    March 7, 2017 / 8:51 pm

    Looks amazing
    So much to do and see for all the family
    Will be great

  6. Sarah Flint
    March 7, 2017 / 11:06 pm

    This looks great fun and my daughter loves mr maker. Where is it located?

  7. A S,Edinburgh
    March 8, 2017 / 7:55 pm

    The programme sounds amazing and the pictures and footage of it always make it look like it has a great atmosphere. Definitely one to consider!

  8. March 9, 2017 / 6:11 am

    I’m really desperate to go but it always seems to fall on dates when we are on holiday x

  9. Julie Davey
    March 9, 2017 / 12:56 pm

    Looks like a fun day

  10. Leanne Tickle
    March 9, 2017 / 1:42 pm

    Wow sounds amazing i have always wanted to go after reading this i think i may just have too!

  11. March 9, 2017 / 9:35 pm

    I am really hoping to go not sure abot the whole camping thing though!
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