Honey We're Home! Camp Bestival 2014 | Modern Mummy

Tuesday, 5 August 2014

Honey We're Home! Camp Bestival 2014

We're back from another utterly brilliant, wonderful, incredible Camp Bestival. The sun shone, the heavens opened, the sun shone some more. We danced, both barefoot and in wellies. We drank sangria, cucumber coolers and rum... lots of rum (well the grown ups did). We ate some of the most delicious food ever. Vegan Mexican burgers, burritos, paella, chapattis, falafel, hog roasts. We rolled down big hills. We wore flowers in our hair. We made clay faces and fairy houses and mixed potions. We tightrope walked. We had our faces painted. We dressed up. We covered ourselves in glitter every day. We decorated our camp with metres and metres of bunting. We partied til midnight every night (kids too!) and slept all snuggly buggly together in our tent. I could go on forever. 

You can read all about my first experience of Camp Bestivalling with kids here. It is honestly THE most PERFECT family festival and if the thought of taking your littlies has ever crossed your mind then you really must give it a go. There is so much to see and do, you'll want to stay a week!

Some of my highlights this year were:

camping with Ruth from RocknRoller Baby and Alice from An Essex Wife and their husbands and broods. Love that gang too much!  working my way around the food stalls - there was SO much choice and everything I tried was completely delicious ♥ watching Evie dance in true hip hop style to De La Soul, funniest thing ever ♥ spending time in the Dingly Dell and ticking off a few more of the National Trust 50 Things ♥ watching my girls snoozing in their Brandons Wagon whilst I listened to Nick Mulvey, beer in hand ♥ seeing Daisy in her absolute element at the Fairy Love stall (which sold all things fairy!) ♥ sitting in our tent on the Saturday morning, eating porridge and listening to the torrential rain outside ♥ having some rare baby free time with Ruth at Josie da Bank's Jam Jar Bar ♥ 

Here are a few of my snaps from the weekend. Camp Bestival 2014 was officially amazing and I can't wait for next year! 

Bunting everywhere!

Colour everywhere - even the pint cups were beautiful!

Porridge in our tent with the rain pouring down outside

A cucumber cooler at the Jam Jar Bar

Wandering through the festival


Ready for Circus Fancy Dress Day

The Modern Mummy Family 

The Bollywood Tent - awesome DJs, the best place to go for a dance

I love this photo so much! S looks wrecked (he wasn't!) and D looks like she's having an amazing time dancing to Basement Jaxx

I've got heaps more to tell about our weekend at Camp Bestival, but for now I'll leave you with this video of the Grand Finale. It was outstanding and I get goosebumps watching it back! xo



  1. Gorgeous gorgeous pics of you all and the festival - love the Basement Jaxx dancing one! Lovely to have met you again for Sangria :) The jam jar cocktails were lush weren't they?? Even though my friend waited for an hour :)

  2. Lovely pictures, sounds like you had as good a time as we did. Nice to bump into you, ever so briefly, at the tail stall, perhaps see you again next year.


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