More than 100 free things to do at Camp Bestival! image


More than 100 free things to do at Camp Bestival!


Aside from a stellar line-up of musical stars, what really makes Camp Bestival a truly unforgettable family festival is the multitude of magical experiences you can find throughout the spacious grounds of Lulworth Castle. With more than 100 free things to do all weekend long there are new screen-free activities and madcap adventures waiting for you and the kids every single day. 
There is a wondrous array of play, from making potions and mud pies in the Dingly Dell, jumping aboard Pirate School with Lost & Found, and Bollywood dancing at the brand new Roller Disco to frolicking with giant inflatables, playing Orchestra of Objects’ amazing sound installations, hitting the skateboards and grabbing some air, and good old fashioned riding bikes.
You can pique your kids’ curiosity at a host of workshops including all kinds of African Activities, bushcraft survival skills, and fashion forward fun in Textile and Fashion World, or head out on guided nature runs, try your hand at silly science challenges or indulge in creative colouring. Run away to the circus, at least for an hour or two with BigTopMania and the Jitterbug Circus, or sit back and enjoy parachute displays, Ken Fox’s Wall of Death, Horrible Histories, Splash Test Dummies’ acrobatics, and puppet shows. And reconnect with yourselves and your surroundings with guided breathwork practices, kid friendly yoga, and sublime sound baths.
So, whether you’re looking for exciting play, enthralling workshops, astounding circus or enchanting entertainment, Camp Bestival will leave you spoilt for choice.  
 1.    Build a playground with Woodland Tribe
2.    African drumming circle at African Activities 
3.    African craft workshops at African Activities 
4.    African story telling at African Activities 
5.    Visit Cosmic Kim in Slow Motion 
6.    Remove negative energy at The Love Machine!
7.    Watch a spectacular firework show on Sunday night 
8.    Watch Circus Raj’s colourful slack rope performance
9.    Listen to the Old-Time Sailors inside Caravanserai
10.    Watch Caravanserai’s Circus Café with Cirque Bijou
11.    Clay modelling with Daemon or Doppelganger
12.    Watch Cirque Bijous HMS Spectacular show
13.    Get involved with a Drum Machine workshop
14.    Watch BMX bike displays with Extreme Bikes
15.    Dance inside the Inflatable Church 
16.    Practice circus skills with Jitterbug Circus 
17.    Parachute games with Jitterbug Circus
18.    Poi dance workshops with Jitterbug Circus
19.    Juggling with Jitterbug Circus
20.    Stilt walking with Jitterbug Circus
21.    Houla hoop with Marawa’s Majorettes 
22.    Be a racing snail with Lost & Found 
23.    Pirate school with Lost & Found
24.    Mud pie making in the Dingly Dell mud kitchen
25.    Bushcraft survival skills in the Dingly Dell 
26.    Make a fairy/elf house in the Dingly Dell mud kitchen 
27.    Make your own potion in the Dingly Dell mud kitchen 
28.    Make a magical wand inside the Dingly Dell
29.    Listen to storytelling in the woods
30.    Build a den in the Dingly Dell
31.    Make a festival flag inside Textile & Fashion world 
32.    Create an animal mask inside the Dingly Dell 
33.    Make a tutu inside the Dingly dell 
34.    Guided nature walks through the woods with Woodland Trust 
35.    Play on Orchestra of Objects colourful sound installations
36.    Look at the light display in the woods at night 
37.    Walk through our makers craft market 
38.    Play one of our 3x grand pianos around the festival 
39.    Fire spinning with Pembrokeshire Fire Spinners
40.    Roller disco skating in the Artful Dodgems venue
41.    Try Bollywood dancing inside the roller disco venue
42.    Learn how to skateboard at Tic Tac Skate school 
43.    Join a weekend long yoga retreat with Soul Adventures Retreat
44.    Go to a silent disco inside The Big Top
45.    Play in a pirate ship sand pit
46.    Go on our new skatepark bowl with Southwest Skate Ramps
47.    Join a family 5k wild run around the festival
48.    Practice guided meditation techniques in the Sleep Retreat
49.    Try guided breathwork practices in Sleep Retreat
50.    Watch Ken fox on The Wall of Death
51.    Join Wallace & Gromit’s clay workshop
52.    Take a picture Infront of the Robot
53.    Read a book at Pelican post bookshop
54.    Listen to a talk inside the Literary Institute 
55.    Walk underneath our mini-Bollywood Temple
56.    Play Bongos Bingo
57.    Play on giant inflatables at BigTopMania
58.    Walk on a slack line at BigTopMania
59.    Swing on a mini trapeze at BigTopMania
60.    Ride a crazy bike at Jitterbug Circus
61.    Make your own beanie hat in Textile & Fashion world
62.    Learn how to macrame in Textile & Fashion world
63.    Learn how to knit in Textile & Fashion world
64.    Try hand sewing in Textile & Fashion world
65.    Learn Shashiko embroidery techniques in Textile & Fashion world
66.    Personalise your own jacket in Textile & Fashion world
67.    Make a festival headdress in Textile & Fashion world
68.    Make your own crocheted festival wear in Textile & Fashion world
69.    Try Indian woodblock printing in Textile & Fashion world
70.    Learn how to make a festival skirt in Textile & Fashion world
71.    Sit on Pigs Big Ballroom sofas and listen to the bands 
72.    Follow behind the roaming Rajasthan Brass Band 
73.    Sing around Spinney Hollows campfire 
74.    Dress-up life drawing with Spinney Hollow
75.    Watch the vegetable orchestra with Spinney Hollow
76.    Beat Boxing and songwriting with Spinney Hollow
77.    Parade your parent spectacle with Spinney Hollow
78.    Make a dreamcatcher in Textile & Fashion world
79.    Learn about sustainable fashion in Textile & Fashion world
80.    Kids silent disco in the roller disco venue
81.    Come to a disco dance class in the roller disco venue
82.    Wake up & flow yoga in The Retreat
83.    Ashtanga yoga in The Retreat
84.    Kundalini yoga in The Retreat
85.    Sound bath in The Sleep Retreat
86.    Restorative yoga in The Retreat
87.    Yin yoga in The Retreat
88.    Vinyasa flow yoga in The Retreat
89.    Rap yoga in The Retreat
90.    Lyengar yoga in The Retreat
91.    Cosmic flow yoga in The Retreat
92.    Rewilding the voice workshop in The Retreat
93.    Disco flow yoga in The Retreat
94.    Kids clubbing experience 
95.    Dance to Bowie disco!
96.    Brit school performance workshops
97.    Learn about Barmy Britain with Horrible Histories
98.    Watch Splash Test Dummies acrobatic show 
99.    Mum & dad dance-off with The Pop Bingo Disco
100.    Join the fancy dress parade
101.    Beard and moustache competition
102.    Pimp my trolley competition
103.    Family fancy dress competition
104.    Science demo’s inside the Science tent
105.    Silly science challenges in the Science tent
106.    Creative colouring crafts inside the Soft Play tent
107.    Nursery songs with musical instruments in the Soft Play tent
108.    Watch a puppet show inside the Soft Play tent
109.    Music and movement class for babies inside the Soft Play tent
110.    Playful toddler yoga inside the Soft Play tent

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