This week we are frantically checking our camping gear, searching for our sun-cream and practicing our bubble blowing all in preparation for our exciting trip to Camp Bestival next week. If you haven’t heard of Camp Bestival yet, it is an exciting adventure packed four days of family fun. This will be our 3rd year attending as Official Camp Bestival Bloggers, so we thought we’d put together an A-Z of Kids activities at Camp Bestival to either encourage you to go grab a ticket, or to help you find something new to see if you are already the proud owner of Camp Bestival tickets.
Aliens Love Underpants
If your child is anything like M they will love Aliens Love Underpants and this show aims to deliver just as well if not more, than the smash hit children’s book. It comes direct from London’s West End and is a fresh and funny production designed to please the whole family.
Bouncy Castle (World’s Biggest)
We recently saw footage of this bouncy castle and confirm it looks rather epic. It measures 23.8 metres long and 20.7 metres wide and stands 12.8 metres tall at its highest point. It can safely accommodate 100 festival goers and is going to be a must visit for our family.
The Clangers Space Show will be performed each day at Camp Bestival and there will also be meet and greet Clangers at the festival, so make sure you have a camera to snap you or the kids with a retro classic.
Dick and Dom
Dick and Dom are hugely popular with kids from 5 and up. In fact I have been known to giggle at a few of their antics over the years. I am hoping M is a fan this year as last year he was a little young. They are fun to watch and love a bit of mischief making.
The Explorer Dome will be presenting their flagship show ‘The Wonder of Space’, an inspiring, family-friendly show. The domes encourage you to climb in to explore space, stars, life on other worlds, the ultimate fate of our sun and a guided tour of the sky tonight.
Fancy Dress Parade
The Fancy dress parade encourages everyone to join them in the Kids’ Garden from 1pm on Saturday, to share their ultimate fancy dress attire. This year’s theme is Space, which offers many opportunities to create some out of this world costumes.
The Giant Astronauts are built by Shipshape Arts and will be at Camp Bestival. Resplendent in gleaming space suits, and stationed in the Magic Meadow they stand incredibly tall and just have to be seen to be believed!
Have lunch at The Feast Collective.
The Feast Collective is a great place to find somewhere to refuel before you head on to the next kids activity. There is plenty of tasty treats to discover, such as DJ BBQ, Polar Pops and a great Farmer’s market for your little fruit lovers.
The Insect Circus is such a fun show and features wasps, butterflies and spiders all sharing their acrobatic abilities. Your kids will love it.
It just wouldn’t be Camp Bestival without a trip to the Castle stage to take in the vocals of a fab artist and Jess Glynne is the one M keeps telling us he wants to hear.
Kids talent show with Pan’s People
The Kids Talent Show runs each afternoon in the Bollywood Tent in the Magic Meadow. All entrants must be under 16, so get practicing your talent and enter here.
Lazytown live on stage
Lazytown live on stage promises to offer singing, dancing, spectacular acrobatics, music and fun.
Mr Tumble doesn’t really need an introduction if you have a child under 5. But if you have managed to escape the world of Mr Tumble, he is the star of ‘Something Special’ on CBeebies, a show that uses the sign language Makaton to help kids to communicate better with each other and the world around them.
National Space Centre
The award winning National Space Centre offers a wide range of activities such as building your own rocket, mission patch badge making and they are also giving away a family pass to the National Space Centre.
OKIDO Magazine activities are generally suitable for children aged 3-8. There will be lots of messy space activities to do and plenty to play with.
Professor Queen-Bee Presnts: “It’s Bee-hind you”
In “It’s Bee-hind You” Professor Queen-Bee an ecologist Environmental Education and Forest School Specialist, uses her knowledge in the conservation field and combines it with Punch and Judy to share an important ecological messages in a fun way.
Q Pootle 5
Nick Butterworth is presenting an interactive show discussing the space adventures of Q Pootle 5. Enjoy live illustrations, offering interesting insights in to the way Nick works.
Rob Da Bank’s Music Club
As the fab creator or Camp Bestival himself says –
“My Music Club is the place to be on at Camp Bestival if you are between 13 and 17 years old and if you want to get into music or just hang out and be inspired – it’s that simple. Be there!”
Spinney Hollow is a wonderful place to join in a session to help your child learn survival skills, practical craft skills as well as providing them with the opportunity to create swords, axes, or bows.
The Science Museum
The Science Museum will be offering some amazing science in the form of Greatest Hits, an explosive show for all ages!. Head there to enjoy rockets, ‘magic’ tricks and earth-shaking bangs.
UK Space Agency
Put your body to the test by challenging yourself to take part in some space-themed fitness activities.
Visit the Dingly Dell
The Dingly Dell is one of our favourite places to visit over the weekend. Home to nature, craft and wilderness skills workshops and activities as well as offering a quiet cool location to chill for a little while.
Wallace & Gromit – A grand day out
This needs no introduction. Wallace & Gromit, an all time classic.
X-treme spots at the Freesports Park
The Freesports park is a great location for your children to get hands on with some free sessions in extreme sports. There will also be demo sessions with some of the UK’s most talented pro’s.
Lizzie’s Way is a wonderland that lives within the Dingly Dell. It provides children and parents with a stimulating environment which is great for the imagination and encourages families to enjoy a hands on approach to the outdoors.
What are you looking forward to most?