Camp Bestival 2016 – Dingley Dell

This was our first time at Camp Bestival this year and wow what a year it was. I have to admit that one of our favourite finds of the festival and one of the places we spent most of our time was the ‘Dingley Dell’jfini

Β The ‘Dingley Dell’ is set in the magical, peaceful woodlands of Camp Bestival. For us it was the perfect place to take the kids to enjoy a bit of time away as a family from the noise for a while.
Upon first entering the ‘Dingley Dell’ thru the Lizzies Way entrance, we were in ore of just how beautifully decorated the walk way was, lights hanging from tree, gorgeous buntings drapsing across. It wasn’t long before we stumbled across a selection of cute little cubby dens made out of sticks and leaves. Inside was some blankets and books etc. It was the perfect place for us to sit and read to the kids for a little while .
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The amount of things that the dingley dell has to offer, really doesnt stop with the wonderful reading dens. On further exploring we found even more activites for the kids to do. From making potions, to a mud kitchen and even animal holding.
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picmonkeycollagelnewOne of my favourite things about ‘Dingley Dell’ was that its just as magical at night as it is in the day,if not more so. One night we decided to venture up to The Dingley Dell on the off chance it might still be open and wow what a good choice that was. I was expecting it to be shut off due to the time, however was surprised to see it all lite up in lights. It was stunning, the kids loved walking thru it in the evening and we visited in the evenings a few times whilst at Camp Bestival and each time we came out at least one of the two little ones was asleep and the other almost.
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  1. August 13, 2016 / 8:43 pm

    Love your photos and looks like you guys had so much fun. We've been meaning to go to Camp Bestival, hopefully, we'll manage to organise it next year πŸ™‚

    • August 16, 2016 / 9:30 am

      You should definitely try to go hun, it fantastic for kids hun. We're so glad we got to experience it. X

  2. August 14, 2016 / 10:53 am

    Your photos are great. I can see you guys had a good time.

    • August 16, 2016 / 9:34 am

      Aww thanks hun πŸ™‚ we really did x

  3. August 14, 2016 / 7:21 pm

    Great photos, I am so dying to go to Camp Bestival , you won't be able to get me out of Dingley Dell! This has made me all the more determined!

    • August 16, 2016 / 9:31 am

      Awww don't blame you we were the same it was alot of people's favourite place to spend time whilst there xx

  4. August 14, 2016 / 7:34 pm

    I have heard such great things about Camp Bestival this year. The Dingley Dell looks and sounds amazing, I bet my children would love this too xx

  5. August 14, 2016 / 8:47 pm

    My little one would love this – thanks for sharing!

  6. August 14, 2016 / 11:52 pm

    This looks like great fun. My girls would love to go x

  7. August 15, 2016 / 12:43 am

    I'm so jealous of everyone who went to camp Bestival, it looks so good and sounds like so much fun for all the family.

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  8. August 15, 2016 / 1:22 pm

    We love the Dingly Dell. It's one of our favourite places at Camp Bestival

  9. August 15, 2016 / 9:15 pm

    The more I read about this festival the more I like the idea of going. I'm going to look into it for next year for sure

    • August 16, 2016 / 9:33 am

      Next year is the 10th year anniversary so I'm guessing it's going to be even more spectacular:) be a great year to visit x

  10. August 15, 2016 / 10:30 pm

    Oh my goodness I am so going here next year. I keep seeing some seriously amazing reviews about Bestival and I'm desperate to try it for myself. It sounds so perfect for families and I love all the little creative areas they have for children. x

    • August 16, 2016 / 9:29 am

      It was amazing, I can't praise it enough. There was so much to do there the kids where definitely never bored that's for sure. We loved every moment. X

  11. August 16, 2016 / 6:29 am

    This looks amazing. I really want to take Archie but I just don't know how he would cope with his Autism & sensory issues. He doesn't manage very well in big busy situations

    • August 16, 2016 / 9:22 am

      My little man has autism too hun and is non verbal . We stayed in disabled camping, which was lovely. I too was anxious about going with him at first however I was really suprised with how well he coped, he lived every minute. The loud noises upset him a few times but we had ear defenders for him which helped massively and we used the disabled viewing point to watch bands and acts as it wasn't as crowded. You should definitely look into hun. xx

  12. August 16, 2016 / 7:44 am

    I so want to go to Bestival! Maybe next year! This little place looks awesome, my monsters would love it!:)

  13. August 16, 2016 / 9:20 am

    The Dingly Dell is always our favourite haunt at Camp Bestival – it is fab isn't it

    • August 16, 2016 / 9:27 am

      It really is, it was such a lovely find for us πŸ™‚ hope you had a fab time hun xx

  14. August 16, 2016 / 11:57 am

    This really does sound like a superb event! The more I read about this festival the more I want to go!

  15. August 16, 2016 / 8:11 pm

    What a wonderful place to spend some time away from the festival. I would love to take my children to Camp Bestival one year, it always sounds like a magical weekend.

  16. August 16, 2016 / 10:47 pm

    Bestival looks like an exciting place to come with the kiddies and Dingley Dell does look rather epic.

  17. August 17, 2016 / 12:23 pm

    It seems that Camp Bestival has ticked everyones boxes this year which is always nice to read x

  18. August 17, 2016 / 1:56 pm

    This festival does look especially great for kids. Dingley Dell looks great fun for little ones!

  19. August 18, 2016 / 8:26 am

    Looks like a great place for children to be entertained and try out different activities. I haven't been to Camp Bestival but it sure looks interesting.

  20. August 18, 2016 / 12:23 pm

    this looks great, would love to take my little one in a couple of years x

  21. August 18, 2016 / 2:04 pm

    This Camp Bestival looks really a great place for the family. I think it is really fun and i can see it from the photos.

  22. August 18, 2016 / 7:21 pm

    What fab photos, it looks like you had an absolute blast! We have never been to any kind of festival but reading your post I would love to take the kids!

  23. October 13, 2016 / 11:23 am

    Wow this looks amazing, definitely the kind of place I'd take my kids if/ when I have them. Looks like you had an amazing time x

  24. October 13, 2016 / 11:58 am

    Oh my gosh,
    This actually looks fantastic, although it does make me miss the summer! πŸ™

  25. October 13, 2016 / 1:03 pm

    Always wanted to take th kids to a festival and this looks perfect for us. Having such a gap in ages it hard to find something to please everyone, love your pictures.

  26. October 13, 2016 / 9:02 pm

    This does sound like one amazing camp and festival all rolled into one x

  27. October 14, 2016 / 4:31 am

    Looks like you all had a blast! I am definitely going to try and make next year. It looks like loads of fun for the kiddies πŸ™‚ x

  28. October 14, 2016 / 9:40 am

    We were there too and loved Lizzie's Way – we actually spent the majority of the Bestival weekend, dodging the hot sun in the woods – it was amazing

  29. October 14, 2016 / 10:31 am

    This sounds like such a fun event! You have some lovely photos x

  30. October 14, 2016 / 7:03 pm

    This looks like you had such a great time. I've never been but I've always heard that Camp Bestival is such a fun one! Live a festival that's family friendly. Kat x

  31. October 14, 2016 / 7:36 pm

    We went for the first time this year too, and absolutely loved it. It was an incredible festival and we can't wait for next year! Kaz x

  32. October 14, 2016 / 9:26 pm

    Lovely pictures, I have never been before but always wanted to go πŸ™‚

  33. October 15, 2016 / 6:36 pm

    I need to go here next year. Everything I hear about it makes it sound so perfect!!! It sounds like heaven for kids .x

  34. October 16, 2016 / 10:49 am

    It looks lovely there, I love the floral entrance. My kids would love petting the animals.

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