Looking Forward to Camp Bestival 2016

As long time readers will know, we are big fans of Camp Bestival. It allows me and my other half to get a live music and festival fix, while also being brilliant fun and totally suitable for young kids. A winner all round.  I am just taking a sneak look ahead to this years festivities and highlighting the bits we are most looking forward to as a family!


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The Theme

Camp Bestival always has a theme – and this years is out of this world – literally – SPACE!! This is my favourite theme yet, as I am a bit of a space geek, I even have a category on the blog where I intermittently (and without scientific knowledge) ponder the universe and all its awesomeness! As well as setting the scene for fancy dress and trolley decorating, there is also a whole moons worth of awesome space themed activities going on – from Space Agents to pop-up observatories, mission control and events in association with The Science Museum, The Greenwich Observatory and the UK Space Agency – exciting huh!!

The Line-up

Camp Bestival are great at catering to a wide range of musical tastes – unlike other festivals that may be aimed at a specific music market, Camp Bestival’s selling point is it is for all the family, and therefore they always curate a fabulously eclectic line-up to ensure there is something for everyone. This year my other half is most excited for one of his fav bands – Squeeze, I am really looking forwards to getting my 80’s thang on with a bit of Bananarama, and my teenager loves Jesse Glynn. For the younger age group there is always Mr Tumble – one of the biggest draws of the festival every year, oddly Syd isn’t overly bothered by him though, but I know he will really enjoy the Aliens Love Underpants live show, and will be taking part in all the fun, adventures and crafts available all over the site.  And for my 12 year old, Max, he will be with me on all the space geekery, and as a history fan too, he will enjoy the Tudors on Tour – a festival within a festival’ will allow you to step into a living Tudor world. Bringing to life the magnificence and splendour of the Tudor court through a spectacular mix of theatre, games, and live craft demonstrations. So Time Travel as well as Space Travel!!

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I really, REALLY cannot recommend this festival highly enough for family fun – it is clean, safe, colourful, exciting, the attention to detail is fabulous – with treasure to spot around every corner. The food is AMAZING too – with every corner of the world represented – plus cocktail bars and all manner of glorious cakes and bakes from the WI Tea Tent to cupcake stalls and hot churros with chocolate sauce (a must have when the evening gets chilly!). We simply love it. Here are a few links to some of my past years posts so you can see a little more about what we got up to then, and also a couple of links to useful tips posts for Camp Bestival newbies too!

Camp Bestival 2015

Camp Bestival Top Tips

Camp Bestival 2014

Tips for taking babies and toddlers to Camp Bestival

and one from my friend Penny – her ultimate Camp Bestival Packing List!

Will I see you there this year? Find out more about what is on offer and ticket information by clicking the image below – it is going to be OUT OF THIS WORLD!!


Love Miss Cisco XXX



  1. March 3, 2016 / 10:41 am

    Have a great weekend. We used to do Camp Bestival lots when kids were younger. Been trying out some others over the last few years but would like to go back one day. So many festivals, so little time. Going to start working through the alphabet and give Beautiful Days and Boomtown a go this year. Might see you at CB next year though!

    Here are our top tips for surviving festivals with kids (and having fun) http://afieldsomewhere.com/festivals/10-tips-to-enjoy-or-survive-festivals-with-kids/

  2. March 3, 2016 / 12:13 pm

    Have a great weekend. Sounds like a fab day out its great that it includes family.

  3. March 3, 2016 / 1:40 pm

    You always make it sound so brilliant and I’m sure it will be fab this year too! That theme is wonderful. I love the idea of space as a theme – you can do so much with it and really exciting stuff too. Enjoy!

  4. March 3, 2016 / 2:48 pm

    We cannot wait for this year – looking forward to seeing the Tudors, should be something a bit different

  5. March 3, 2016 / 4:20 pm

    Oh my God! Bananarama! I remember them! This sounds like a great festival. My toddler would love to see Mr Tumble (though he gives me the wiggins).

  6. March 3, 2016 / 8:46 pm

    It sounds absolutely amazing! Every year, I read all about Camp Bestival on so many blogs: I should really make the jump and book tickets. I’m not sure this year is the right year to start since my little ones are so… well, little still (1, 3, 5, 7) and I wouldn’t want to lose one of them!

  7. March 4, 2016 / 5:05 am

    I’m gonna have to go this year. You’ve made me want to go. It looks so family friendly and we are obsessed with space in our house x

  8. March 4, 2016 / 12:00 pm

    We are hopefully going this year! We love the theme too! It’s time to blast off! We love going to festivals 🙂 great tips too!

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