Kids overview

Kids are king at Camp Bestival. There is an avalanche of activites for children of all ages; 2 to 62! A large section of the festival site is devoted to the little-uns with the Upper Kids' Garden on the lawn behind the castle particularly suited to giving them a bit of freedom to cavort and explore. Activities here include the likes of BigTopMania where you can learn a circus skill, a Bouncy Castle, bikes and go-carts, a separate Toddlers' Area and our pioneering Breastival Mother and Baby Chill Out plus space spectacluars galore in our soon to be announced brand new Space Centre! The Lower Kids' Garden, meanwhile, is packed full of entertainment for slightly older children. This year you'll find the Insect CircusArt Town where paint and glitter was the order of the day, the Kids' Catwalk, fairground rides, facepainting and a Soft Play Tent and Sandpit (for under 5's). And inter-mingled amoungst all this are plenty of food markets, cafes, bars, talks and music stages to ensure the slightly older clientele don't stand a chance of getting bored. Kids entertainment certainly isn't restricted to the Kids' Gardens either, with fun and games spread throughout the site. You'll find performances by huge names in kids entertainment and loads more happening on our Castle Stage and Big Top amongst all our live music acts, plus the Freesports Park and Rob da Bank's Music Club for older kids are over in the upper Magic Meadow near the campsites. The Dingly Dell is also a great place for families to take part in activities together. Take a stroll in the woodland arena and discover how to make fires in the wilderness, how to carve a wand or build a home for faries, how to identify the trees or even have a close encounter with some owls or falcons!  And don't forget our ground-breaking area dedicated to 13-17s: The Den!