There is not a doubt in my mind; we WILL be at Camp Bestival 2014.  After all the fun we had at Camp Bestival 2013 it would be rude not to.

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Being the super organised looser that I am I made notes all weekend at this year’s festival of things I’d like to do differently next year, so I can be as ready for my Camp Bestival 2014 planning as possible.

Firstly I want a bigger tent (I have my eye on this one). Don’t get me wrong ours is great but now I have the camping bug I would like a tent with more living space and at least 3 bedrooms so the girls can have their own space and maybe not wake each other up to play so early next year.

Alongside the bigger tent I need some tent accessories.  I’m talking bunting, gazebos, table and chairs, flags, fairly lights, outdoor rugs and cushions (I think I may also need to add bigger car to the list at this rate already).  There were families camping that had set up little villages and it all looked so cute and cozy, I want that for next year.

I need a wagon for the girls.  Our BOB buggy worked a treat this year but by next summer I think out buggy days will be behind us so a wagon is the way forward.  There were so many amazing trolleys on show this week that I need to do some serious research as to what one to buy, but currently these Radio Flyer ones are top of my list (you can even design your own)

Another new purchase I need to make are some ear defenders for the girls.  I honestly had never realized how loud festivals were.  At the back of the crowds we were fine, but my 4 year old want to be down the front and in the dance tents (clearly her mothers daughter) and they were just too loud for her, so I will be investing in some ear defenders for 2014.

Then, when packing, I would plan my outfits more. There were some seriously stylish people at Camp Bestival and I want to make more of effort next year.  I would also pack more beer.  I didn’t realise how much time we would spend chilling at the tent. Popping back for meals or returning to get the girls ready for bed, often turned into an hour rest while we recharged ready to go again.  We ran had out of cans by Saturday evening, so more supply needed for next year.


Camp Bestival is a great place for families, and a great way to introduce your children to the wonders that festivals have to offer. Early Bird tickets for Camp Bestival 2014 (31st of July to the 3rd of August 2014), priced at £180 plus booking fee for an adult weekend ticket including camping from Thursday, are on sale now with payment plans available over a 36 week period meaning you pay just £5 a week per ticket.  For more information and to book please visit the Camp Bestival website.

So my planning for Camp Besitval 2014 is already underway – I hope to see you there (and if you still need convincing the Camp Bestival is for you then way not check out my review of this years festival and our Camp Bestival 2013 journey in photos)



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4 Thoughts on “Planning For Camp Bestival 2014

  1. Mummygadgetgeek on August 19, 2013 at 12:22 pm said:

    Bestival sounds awesome, I’d love to go. In your opinion, what’s the youngest age that children would appreciate it? Would it be good for really little ones or best if they’re a bit older?

    Oh, and my friends we went camping with just got that tent – it is awesome! I’d quite like one too :)

    • AnEssexWife on August 19, 2013 at 1:15 pm said:

      I have serious tent envy!! My girls are 4.5 and 21 months and they loved it – but I also saw families with teenagers having a blast. Its so well deigned and laid out for you just to make it what you want it to be, you don’t feel forced to do anything, just be yourselves and enjoy x

  2. MelkshamMum on August 22, 2013 at 6:55 am said:

    I love to see organisation and planning – it’s so me! After our first Camp B I went planning mad for all the extras. I’ll still stick to a medium size tent purely because I want to be able to get the dam thing up just me and the kiddies – and transport it too! Are you going to make your own bunting? We should create a bloggers camp ;)

    • AnEssexWife on August 30, 2013 at 7:57 pm said:

      A bloggers camp sounds fab!!! I camped with Modern Mummy and her brood – was lovely to share the weekend with others x

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