Favourite children’s festival, Camp Bestival has an exciting new development for 2024. The Explorer’s Passport is a brand new magical booklet designed and illustrated by festival co-curator Josie da Bank. The Explorer’s Passport will be free for every child to collect on arrival at the festival and is packed with beautiful illustrations, maps and information, with space for children to add their memories, stamps, and stickers as they explore Camp Bestival.
Aside from a stellar line-up of musical stars, which will be announced at the end of January, what really makes Camp Bestival a truly unforgettable family festival is the multitude of magical experiences in the spacious grounds of Lulworth Castle and Weston Park. With over 100 free activities, The Explorer’s Passport has been designed to encourage families to try as many as possible with precious collectable stamps and stickers up for grabs in every corner of both festivals.
Whether it’s piquing the kids’ curiosity at a host of workshops including bushcraft survival skills and fashion forward fun in Textile and Fashion World, guided nature runs, silly science challenges or creative colouring, the new Explorer’s Passport will act as a seal of approval for all the fun free activities participated in over the weekend.
The Explorer’s Passport will be managed on-site by a new team of Navigators, located at the brand-new Navigation Town, who will present each child with their passport upon arrival and inspire families to explore activities, shows, talks and workshops so that every child makes the most of their time there.
Josie da Bank, festival curators of Camp Bestival said: “It feels particularly special to be introducing The Explorer’s Passport for Camp Bestival 2024. We wanted to introduce something creative and fun that will enable families and children to explore the landscapes of Lulworth Castle and Weston Park in true Camp Bestival fashion and record their own adventures, as well as participating in as many free activities as possible – it is very much a veritable dream ticket for all things curiosity.”
News on The Explorer’s Passport follows the recently announced festival first add-on ticket option for 2024 – the Camp Kids Extra Pass. This is valid Friday to Sunday and comes with its own welcome pack with drawstring backpack, water bottle and your all-important meal tokens that give your child six kid’s meals, three sweet treats, and unlimited fruit and filtered water for just £39.99.
There is no age limit for the Camp Kids Extra Pass, however it is primarily designed for younger children aged up to around 10 years. Saving festivalgoers more than 35% of the cost of buying meals and snacks separately, the Camp Kids Extra Pass offers a sandwich, wrap or pasta dish with two snacks and a drink on Friday, Saturday and Sunday lunchtimes, plus a sweet treat, and a dinnertime child’s meal from select traders throughout the Camp Bestival site. Between 9am and 6pm Friday to Sunday, kids can also keep their energy levels topped up with unlimited fruit and filtered water.
The Camp Kids Extra Pass for Camp Bestival Dorset can be purchased here:
The Camp Kids Extra Pass for Camp Bestival Shropshire can be purchased here: