The lovely layout with fields of different types lends itself to discovery and for some reason we seem to spend most time in the same field for most of the festival, though the field we pick has varied by year! This year we spent a lot of time in the main castle field, and in the lower kids field.
A highlight for DD and for me too was Mr Motivator on the main stage, getting an entire field of adults and children alike, swinging our arms and leaping around to music. Dick and Dom were as chaotic as always with plenty of laughs for the children and innuendo for the adults, once again they made a small child cry on stage (which always makes DD and I feel bad when we giggle).
Fatboy Slim's set was a triumph and quite possibly my favourite act of the weekend.
Though Mr B the Gentleman Rhymer and his 'chap hop' was certainly a contender for most fun set of the weekend.
This year the theme was Space and so our fancy dress Saturday costumes were R2D2 and a StormTrooper. The fancy dress costumes and buggy pimping just get better year after year and this year my Morphsuit costume, while wonderful, was put to shame by a real stormtrooper! and even Chewbacca on a rare day off.
|Me as a Stormtrooper|
|An actual Stormtrooper|
The food was great, plenty of simple choices for small children (and fussy teens!) and more fancy fayre in the Feast Collective tent.
As always the end of the festival was marked by an amazing firework display around and even on, the castle.
|Saturday Morning Pictures Camp Bestival Style - in the Big Top|
Tickets for next year are already on sale! Why not take advantage of the payment plan and spread the cost over the year. (from as little as £5 a week)
Disclosure : I was invited to attend the festival for free in exchange for promotional blog posts and an honest review, but in previous years I've been happy to pay!