Counting Down The Days To Camp Bestival

One experience we really enjoy in the summer as a family is going to festivals and we are delighted to be collaborating with Contact Numbers UK who are joining us in our love of this British tradition with their #FestivalFever campaign.  We are literally counting down the days until Camp Bestival weekend from 27th July to 30th July as it’s our first year of visiting this event.

There are a lot of family friendly festivals in the UK over the summer, so why are we so excited about this one?  There’s so many reasons, but I thought I’d share the top 4 with you right now.

Helter skelter and fairground acts at Camp Bestival

Camp Bestival Starts The Summer

Camp Bestival starts the first weekend of the school holidays, and what a perfect way to to kick off a summer filled with fun but to attend one of the best festivals in the country.  The kids will be ready to let their hair down, and so will the parents and heading to Lulworth Castle sounds like a win all round to me.

Catching Up With Friends

Festivals in general are a very social affair and Camp Bestival is no different.  Some of my friends have been going to Camp Bestival for years and it will be so lovely to see them in the fun festival atmosphere.  It will also be the perfect place to make some new acquaintances, both for us and the kids.

Great Family Activities

Worlds largest disco ball

Camp Festival is packed full of family friendly activities for kids, including it’s famous kids discos with the world’s largest glitter ball, a visit from Mr Tumble and plenty of workshops including arts and crafts.  We know our children benefit from having a lot to do, and a visit to Camp Bestival will definitely keep them busy.

Listening To Great Live Music

Not every festival appeals to me as the music line up doesn’t really reflect my musical taste.  Camp Bestival is very different though and there are some great acts performing this year to appeal to a slightly older audience.  I love Madness, All Saints, T’Pau and The Blockheads to name but a few of the acts appearing this summer.  I will definitely be spending the odd summer’s evening going back to my youth at Camp Bestival.

Camp Festival music stage at night

Once you find a festival that ticks these kind of boxes for you, you are guaranteed to have a great experience and maybe even start a new summer tradition.  Once you’ve found that festival and you are keen to get those tickets booked visit so that you don’t miss out on all that summer fun.  Don’t leave it too long, as there’s nothing worse than a sell out gig and you not being there!

This post has been written in collaboration with Contact Numbers UK


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. Lorna Ledger
    May 9, 2017 / 4:04 pm

    I’ve never been – but would love to go, I hear it is very family friendly xx

  2. May 9, 2017 / 8:38 pm

    I say it every year but I’d love to visit Camp Bestival. One year maybe.

  3. May 9, 2017 / 8:43 pm

    Ooh how exciting! Every year I say we should go here, and every year we never do! We are doing Geronimo festival this month so I’ll see how that goes first!
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  4. May 10, 2017 / 1:33 pm

    I have a few festivals coming up which I am excited for and contact numbers sounds like a great way of making sure that you do not miss out on the fun. Have fun at camp bestival.
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  5. MARGARET gallagher
    May 10, 2017 / 2:58 pm

    Amazing experience for all the family
    Let the countdown begin

  6. May 11, 2017 / 1:03 pm

    I’ve never been to Camp Bestival – maybe we will try next year, I always think Hero is too small for it! Sounds amazing though, I need to be brave!

  7. May 11, 2017 / 8:45 pm

    I’ve never heard of Camp Bestival. Sounds amazing, would love to go.

  8. May 12, 2017 / 5:52 pm

    I am so jealous, this is certainly on my bucketlist to do with my daughter. I am trying to convince her father to come with us, even though separeted, going to need someone to put the tent up lol!

  9. Rachel Butler
    May 15, 2017 / 7:57 am

    Wow! This would be very exciting! There isn’t many family friendly festivals like this here in NI. xoxo

  10. May 17, 2017 / 11:09 am

    I love that Camp Festival is packed full of family friendly activities. I’d love to attend this event!
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  11. Sarah Cooper
    June 3, 2017 / 2:10 pm

    I’ve heard so many positive stories about Camp Bestival – I would love to go.

  12. Kayleigh Watkins
    July 23, 2017 / 2:32 pm

    It sounds like a fab weekend, my children would love it, I hope to take them in the future, hope you enjoy and the weather is better for yuou than it is where I am xxx

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