what to take to camp bestival?
The Ultimate Packing List for Anyone Heading to Camp Bestival
Camp Bestival the sister of Bestival, is the mother (and father) of all family festivals. Set in the idyllic gardens of Lulworth Castle of on the impressive Jurassic Coast in Dorset it’s amazing musical line up curated by Rob da Bank provides a little something to suit all ages and the kids garden, sports park, dingly dell and castle stage will keep your children (and therefore you) more than happy all weekend long.
Top 10 Packing Tips for Camp Bestival
Make lists for packing, one for tent equipment, food stuffs, clothes and toiletries
Pack a Full Circle Eco-friendly festival kit for all of your hygiene needs, it all comes in a hangable cotton jute bag to keep it off of the possibly muddy and wet floor
Consider purchasing or borrowing a trailer or trolley to transport all of your stuff from the car park to the camping area, it’s worth travelling a bit further on the first and last day to get closer to the action so get as close as you can. It might take a few trips back and forth but it will be worth it, practice your packing technique! (see our top tips that Bestival lovers have shared for a link to a trolley for this one)
Keep the family hydrated, take your reusable bottles and refill where you need them, we love Raw bottles for their sleek design and practicality. Don’t take or buy plastic bottles!!
Each person will need a back-pack to pack everything that they need for the day ahead so as to avoid having to trek back to the tent every couple of hours.
Aim to do the majority of your camp cooking in the morning, breakfast is easy as pie on the camp stove or BBQ, think omelette and beans, bacon sarnies, sausage sarnies, then take snacks snacks and more snacks out with you for the day, the food stalls are glorious so enjoy what’s to offer for the rest of the afternoon and evening within your budget.
Further to the above, why not pre cook and freeze a couple of meals to take in a cool box and reheat, juice cartons are great to freeze and keep food cool for the first day
Dress for all weathers, fun will be had come rain or shine with the dance tents in downpours or a chilled cocktail in the sun but what you are wearing will help you enjoy it more. Layers, tights, leggings, hats, waterproof coats are all essentials - it does get chilly in the evenings.
Lighting for tents and children - headlamps are a great idea to help find the loo in the dark or keep an eye on roaming children.
Kids may still wake early regardless of how late they slept so bring plenty of quiet things for them to do in the morning like colouring in, uno (not always so quiet) small puzzles etc.