A year ago we started ticking off the 50 things to do before you’re 11 and 3 quarters, the inspiring list created by The National Trust to get children outdoors and having fun. Our little man loved exploring and was giving tree climbing a go, even if it was just a stump. A year later and he’s climbing bigger trees and exploring much more. So we were excited to learn that The National Trust are taking their list to Camp Bestival and will be creating a 50 Things Meadow.
There will be a team of National Trust experts on hand to help children make a start on their 50 things list. Below are some of the things we are looking forward to helping M tick off his list.
Create some wild art – Use the best mother nature provides to build an amazing piece of wild art.
Climb a tree (he’s done this but it wasn’t a HUGE tree)– In the meadow you will find one of the largest trees on the site. Highly-skilled instructers will teach you how to use ropes, knots, carabiners and harnesses to climb to the very top of the tree. I bet the view will be amazing!
Go stargazing – For one night only, away from the lights and music, there will be a gathering by a campfire, with only the beautiful awe inspiring night sky above you. There is even an option to leave your tent at the campsite and camp out in the wild for a night. Places are limited, with one adult/parent per child required. Sign up for this will open two weeks before the event, so look out on Camp Bestival’s Facebook and Twitter!
Roll down a really big hill – Everyone needs to do this at least once in their life. It’s been on my life list for years and just this week I had a test run on a mini hill. So I am looking forward to getting M to roll down a lovely grassy hill with me.
Build a den. Experts will show you how to build a secret hideaway with sticks and leaves. I used to spend summers making dens in the woods. I’m looking forward to M having a go.
If like us you have a child who likes the outdoors, then Camp Bestival has so much to offer. If you fancy a fun family adventure filled weekend read below for details on how to get a ticket.
Ticketline, 0844 888 4410
Limited Day Tickets available now:
Adult Weekend Ticket (inc. camping) – £195 Adult Tickets are for anyone aged 18 or over on 31/07/2014
Student Weekend Ticket (inc. camping) – £180 Student Tickets are for Students with valid ID between 31/07/2014
Age 15 to 17 Weekend Ticket (inc. camping) – £113 Age 15 to 17 Weekend Tickets are for anyone aged 15 to 17 on 31/07/2014.
These ticket holders must be accompanied by a Ticket holding parent or guardian over the age of 30*
Age 11 to 14 Weekend Ticket (inc. camping) – £88 Age 11 to 14 Weekend Tickets are for anyone aged 11 to 14 on 31/07/2014.
These ticket holders must be accompanied by a Ticket holding parent or guardian over the age of 26*
* NB: All teens (aged 11 to 17) MUST camp in the same area as their families with a maximum of 2 teens per adult (over the age of 26)
Age 5 -10 Weekend Ticket (inc. camping) – £20 These ticket holders must be accompanied by a Ticket holding parent or guardian over the age of 21*
Age 4 and Under Weekend Ticket (inc. camping) – FREE (but ticket still required) Age 4 and Under Weekend Tickets are for anyone aged 4 and under on 31/07/2014.
These ticket holders must be accompanied by a Ticket holding parent or guardian over the age of 21*
Camping Plus Plot – £125
Advance Car Parking – £11
Campervan Ticket – £72 per vehicle
Caravan/Trailer tent ticket (includes a car parking space) – £83
All Tickets: – will incur a booking fee. – are non-transferable and cannot be re-sold.
*We are very kindly provided with a family pass to the event.