Camp Bestival, the family-centric sibling to Bestival, is a relaxed, intimate and inclusive weekend festival at Lulworth Castle in Dorset.
Mixing music with comedy, theatre and a huge variety of workshops, fun and games, Camp Bestival has become one of the UK's most popular festival-getaways for families.
2017's lineup saw headline sets from Madness, Mark Ronson and Brian Wilson performing Pet Sounds, while the likes of Dick & Dom entertained the kids and Reginald D. Hunter provided the laughs.
Every year the festival also has a fancy dress theme, with all festival-goers encouraged to go all out and get creative, adding to the eccentricity of this truly unique and immersive music festival.
Dick and Dom
Dinosaur World Live
Ballet with Matthew Bourne's New Adventures
Pirates of Penzance
Royal Albert Hall's Seafaring Symphony & Workshops
The Return of 'Come Dancing' wth Karen Hardy Studios
Underwater Night Parade
Now That's What I Call Sea Shanties
Nautical Bedtime Stories
The World of Supersaurs
River Cottage Family Feasts
Zoe's Ghana Kitchen's Kente Kala-Bash
Robby & Josie's Gin Festival
HMS Camp Bestival hosted by The Blue Coats
Insect Circus & Museum
Dingly Dell feat. Tree Climbing, Den Building & More
The Greatest Tent On Earth!
Crafty Cabin feat. Katie Jones' Knit & Lizzie King's Tie-Dye
Bigger & Better Art Town
Bigtopmania Theatre & Circus
Spinney Hollow Woodland Crafts
Lulworth Castle is a stunning castle and grounds situated near to the Dorset coastline. With green, rolling fields, it is the perfect space for the festival's various stages and quirky activities.
Bournemouth Airport is the closest airport to the festival site.
The Yellow Buses line A1 runs every 30 minutes from the airport to Bournemouth Station. From there, it is a 30 minute train to Wool, from where a local taxi is the best option for the short ride to Lulworth Castle.
All ages can attend Camp Bestival. Those under 4 go for free but still need a ticket, while those under 18 must be with a parent, legal guardian or nominated guardian.
The festival is great for families. If you're planning on going to a festival as a family, enquire here for extra help.