The count down to Camp Bestival is well and truly on. This year is the 10th anniversary of the iconic family festival and I just know 2017 is going to be bigger and better than ever. The awesome Pop Stars and Rock Stars theme being announced along with new preformers being added to the long list acts every week. These are the most recent acts, I can’t wait to see Anne-Marie she’s brilliant.
I made the mistake of telling the girls we were going again this year and have had daily questions of “are we going next week?” or “what colour will our tent be?”.
Rookie mistake,. Every parent knows you do not under any circumstances tell your child of your plans until the morning of said plans. On the other hand it did get me to thinking what colour would our tent be?
I make no secret of not being the most outdoorsy of mums. We go for nice walks yeah (when it’s dry) but camping never really took my fancy. That was until last years Camp Bestival I felt like we missed out on a fair bit and although we had a brilliant weekend it could have been and even more amazing experience if I embraced the camping side of a festival.
I think for children the idea of sleeping in a tent for a couple of night appeals more than the idea of a week in a 5* hotel so mum is doing what mum’s do; I m taking one for the team, I am embracing dry shampoo, wet wipes and port-a-loos. I am going camping and I am pretty bloody excited about this adventure too!
We are lucky enough to be staying at the festival with Pitch Village this year. Pitch village is exactly what it says on the tin – a pre pitched village of tents on site. I am easing my way into the camping scene for these reasons:
- The cost. Tents are not cheap, let alone all the extra equipment you also need with it. What if I fork out around a grand on all the gear and then it sits in the garage for the next 5 years.
- Can you imagine me and three children attempting to put up a 6 man tent. I shudder just thinking about the mayhem it would cause. In the best case scenario I imagine it would take roughly three hours and lots of swearing. Worst case scenario I foresee tears, tantrums, missing tent pegs ending up saying sod this, cracking open the gin (me that is not the girls) and sleeping in the car. A pre pitched tent is sooooooooo much safer.
- Facilities & location. With standard camping you have to get yourself down nice and early to get a decent spot and use the facilities that are nearest to you. With Pitch Village you have your plot on a nice flat bit of field, you have separate toilet and shower’s available with there own team of cleaners (I can’t tell you how happy that made me), a tent to charge phones etc (blogger’s dream) and even a dressing room with hair dryers and straighteners.
The guys behind Pitch Village know exactly what we want don’t they. Packages are available for parties of all different sizes so if you are thinking about heading to a festival this year check them out!
If you need any more convincing that this is the festival for you, you can check out some of the posts I wrote last year here and here. The girls also see exactly what the toughest critics thought of Camp Bestival in this little Q&A below.
See you there!!!!