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The Den: Teenage Independence at CB!

Escapism is a big part of the festival experience and we know all too well how much teenagers relish a taste of freedom and independence. That’s why we created one of Camp Bestival’s most exclusive areas, The Den. A teen-only space in the grounds of Lulworth Castle with specially programmed acts and activities, teens can escape their parents’ clutches for a bit and do what they want to do, and parents can be happy in the knowledge they’re safe and sound and having fun! As ever there’s myriad flavours of teen entertainment all weekend long in The Den topped by a Meet & Greet with Max & Harvey. Already set to cause a stir in the Big Top on Saturday, don’t miss this chance to come face to face with two of the biggest teen idols out there.   image But that’s not all as we also have Radio DJ, author and all-round cool cat, Gemma Cairney who will present Open: A Toolkit For How Magic And Messed Up Life Can Be, a Q&A session giving teens a head start in the big wide world; Ronnie Scott’s “Big Choir In A Day” which will see the team from the legendary jazz venue helping you to explore what your voice can do, head to the Camp Bestival website to apply to be part of the choir now; TV presenter Katie Thistleton who will be on hand with Dear Katie: Real Advice On Real Life Problems With Expert Tips, and the UK’s coolest crafty chick Lizzie King - Tie Dye Mayhem, which will see Lizzie showing you how to customise your kicks. We’ll also have music in depth workshops and jams at Rob da Bank’s Music Club, fun challenges from Let's Get Quiz-ical With Mark Grist, repartee and wit in Spoken Word with Si Mole & Will Gecko and you can make your own amazing creations when you get stuck into Crafts and our Daily Screen Printing Workshops. Further afield on the grounds of Lulworth Castle, we have a host of new attractions not just perfect for teens but all the family, including the Actual Reality Arcade, a life-sized interactive game zone for all ages, inspired by classic arcade games.  Pilot spaceships, dodge barrels, avoid lasers, build Tetris walls, fire rockets shoot alien invaders and become Pac-Man.  Enter the Actual Reality Arcade for physical fun where you bring the games to life. If you fancy a bit of challenging adventure, then why not have a crack at our Mobile Climbing Wall? Standing almost eight metres tall, routes to the top are graded to suit all abilities, so if you’re five years old or over and want to test your skills come and hit the heights. Satisfying the mini-football obsessives in your life isn’t always easy but never fear, following this year’s stellar World Cup we have an immersive treat, the 1966 World Cup Final Football Experience, giving footie fans the chance to relive the super-highs of England’s 1966 World Cup triumph. And finally, don’t miss out on Greenpeace’s Forest Friendly Skate Ramp. Training sessions for kids begin at 10am each morning. Confident skaters can have a go in the afternoon. The Greenpeace team will provide the ramp and the skate boards, you just need to wear sensible shoes and have a willingness to let go and have fun. image