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


More than 100 free things to do at Camp Bestival!


Camp Bestival isn’t simply a music festival, it’s a whole weekend of memory-making family fun in the great outdoors. And with more than 100 free things to do, spread across land and water in Weston Park’s stunning grounds, there’s a cornucopia of screen-free activities and high-jinks in store for you and yours each and every day.


Indulge in playtime with all manner of amusements including wood whittling, playground building, sword fighting, bike riding, tree climbing, zip wiring, skateboarding, Bollywood dancing, slack line walking, mud pie making, roller disco skating good times galore.  Hit the water and go kayaking, paddleboarding, raft making, or wild swimming. And hone your expertise and show off your talents at workshops and coaching sessions including Bushcraft skills, African Activities, clay modelling, lantern making, and textile and fashion designing. 


Marvel at the trickery of Cirque Bijou, Circus Raj and the Farmyard Circus and even join in with the Jitterbug Circus. Settle down to enjoy entertainment from the likes of Horrible Histories, Ghost Caribou’s walkabouts, parachute displays, Extreme Bikes, and Ken Fox’s Wall of Death, or reconnect with nature with kids yoga, breathwork and incredible sound baths.


So, whether you’re looking for exciting play, enthralling workshops, astounding circus, invigorating water sports 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.   Watch Circus Raj’s colourful slack rope performance
7.   Listen to the Old-Time Sailors inside Caravanserai
8.   Watch Caravanserai’s Circus Café with Cirque Bijou
9.   Listen to the Old-Time Sailors inside Caravanserai
10.  Watch the Cirque Bijou Silent Forest performance
11.  Bee Keeping demonstrations
12.  Clay modelling with Daemon or Doppelganger
13.  Watch a late-night cabaret show in Caravanserai
14.  Watch BMX bike displays with Extreme Bikes
15.  Practice circus skills with Jitterbug Circus 
16.  Parachute games with Jitterbug Circus
17.  Poi dance workshops with Jitterbug Circus
18.  Juggling with Jitterbug Circus
19.  Stilt walking with Jitterbug Circus
20.  Make your own lantern
21.  Join the Sunday night lantern parade
22.  Watch Ghost Caribou’s evening walkabout show
23.  Guided nature walks through the woods with Woodland Trust

(sadly the Woodland Trust can't be with us this year)
24.  Play on Orchestra of Objects colourful sound installations
25.  Look at the light display at night 
26.  Walk through our makers craft market 
27.  Fire spinning with Pembrokeshire Fire Spinners
28.  Roller Disco skating in the Artful Dodgem’s venue
29.  Try Bollywood dancing inside the roller disco venue
30.  Learn how to skateboard at Tic Tac Skate school 
31.  Go to a silent disco in The Big Top
32.  Play in a pirate ship sand pit
33.  Go on our new skatepark bowl with Southwest Skate Ramps
34.  Join a family 5k wild run around the festival
35.  Practice guided meditation techniques in the Sleep Retreat
36.  Try guided breathwork practices in the Sleep Retreat
37.  Watch Ken fox on The Wall of Death
38.  Watch Aardman Animation favourites, Wallace & Gromit on the Big Screen in the Big Top
39.  Take a picture infront of the Robot
40.  Read a book at Pelican Post’s bookshop
41.  Listen to a talk inside the Literary Institute 
42.  Laugh at a comedy show in the Literary Institute 
43.  Try a VR headset with Greenpeace
44.  Play Bongos Bingo
45.  Play on giant inflatables at BigTopMania
46.  Walk on a slack line at BigTopMania
47.  Swing on a mini trapeze at BigTopMania
48.  Ride a crazy bike with Jitterbug Circus
49.  Join the Pop Bingo disco show
50.  Paddleboarding on the lake
51.  Make a raft on the lake
52.  SUP yoga on the lake 
53.  Wild swimming in the lake
54.  Kayaking on the lake
55.  Mega SUP water races 
56.  Guided wild swim sessions
57.  Make your own beanie hat in Textile & Fashion world
58.  Learn how to macrame in Textile & Fashion world
59.  Learn how to knit in Textile & Fashion world
60.  Try hand sewing in Textile & Fashion world
61.  Learn Shashiko embroidery techniques in Textile & Fashion world
62.  Make a festival headdress in Textile & Fashion world
63.  Make your own crocheted festival wear in Textile & Fashion world
64.  Try Indian woodblock printing in Textile & Fashion world
65.  Learn how to make a festival skirt in Textile & Fashion world
66.  Sit on The Pigs Big Ballroom sofas and listen to the bands 
67.  Relax in the sensory garden 
68.  Play instruments at the Rock School!
69.  Follow behind the roaming Rajasthan Brass Band 
70.  Sing around Spinney Hollows campfire 
71.  Dress-up life drawing with Spinney Hollow
72.  Watch the vegetable orchestra with Spinney Hollow
73.  Beat Boxing and songwriting with Spinney Hollow
74.  Parade your parent spectacle with Spinney Hollow
75.  Make a dreamcatcher in Textile & Fashion world
76.  Practice Kung-Fu with Kung Fu Kids
77.  Learn about sustainable fashion in Textile & Fashion world
78.  Kids silent disco in the roller disco venue
79.  Disco dance class in the roller disco venue
80.  Wake up & flow yoga in The Retreat
81.  Ashtanga yoga in The Retreat
82.  Kundalini yoga in The Retreat
83.  Sound bath in The Retreat
84.  Restorative yoga in The Retreat
85.  Yin yoga in The Retreat
86.  Vinyasa flow yoga in The Retreat
87.  Rap yoga in The Retreat
88.  Lyengar yoga in The Retreat
89.  Cosmic flow yoga in The Retreat
90.  Rewilding the voice workshop in The Retreat
91.  Disco flow yoga in The Retreat
92.  Watch a Farmyard Circus show
93.  Learn about Barmy Britain with Horrible Histories
94.  Play on The Big Adventure Playground
95.  Join the fancy dress parade
96.  Beard and moustache competition
97.  Pimp my trolley competition
98.  Family fancy dress competition
99.  Creative colouring crafts inside the Soft Play tent
100. Nursery songs in the Soft Play tent
101. Watch a puppet show inside the Soft Play tent


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