Camp Bestival

Jul 2020

The Lulworth Estate

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The basics

Get a taste of big Bestival with this family friendly festival on the spectacular Dorset coast. It’s part family camping trip, part proper festival.

The festival

From the tireless and endlessly creative founders of Bestival comes this camping-trip-come-festival that manages to be family friendly without dumbing down. Instead of the Isle of Wight, Camp Bestival takes place on the Isle of Purbeck (which isn’t an island at all, but we’ll forgive it) in Dorset, and the setting – both natural and manmade – is as good as it gets.

Taking Bestival’s sense of fun, togetherness and whimsy as a starting point, Camp Bestival leans further towards keeping the kids happy than its older sibling – there are kids’ shows and entertainment, circus skills workshops, soft play areas and sports activities, but the main draw – however old you are – is the music.

Our tip

It’s possible to combine your trip to Camp Bestival with getting married at Lulworth Castle, so you can tie the knot then head to the main stage for the ultimate post-wedding party.



Getting there

How do I get there?

Travelling by Train: Lulworth benefits from an excellent rail network linking the midlands, North, Scotland and London Waterloo with Wareham or Wool railway station. Local taxis will be available from Wareham and Wool Station to take you to the site, and also available from the site when you need to leave.

Travelling by Car: SatNav please enter postcode BH20 5QS. Once you arrive near the site please follow the directions below and as soon as you see Camp Bestival event signage please turn off your SatNav off and follow these signs: From the East (via/near Bournemouth) - take the A35 towards Dorchester, turning left onto the A351 towards Wareham and then right onto the A352 signposted to Wool. Then follow event signage. From the West (via/near Dorchester) - From the A35 Dorchester by-pass take the A352 signposted for Wool and Wareham. Then follow event signage.

Using the Ferry: White Motor Boats operate ferries between Weymouth and Lulworth Cove in the summer months. They land passengers on the beach in the Cove, and then it is a 5 minute taxi ride to the Castle. 

Flying: European and International visitors can benefit from the newly developed Bournemouth and Southampton International Airports.



Adult Weekend Ticket - £197.50*
Student Weekend Ticket - £185*
Age 13 to 17 Weekend Ticket - £118*
Age 10 to 12 Weekend Ticket - £93*
Age 5 to 9 Weekend Ticket - £45*
Age 4 & Under Weekend Ticket - £15*
Babes In Arms (1 & Under) - FREE (but ticket required)*

All tickets include camping from Thursday or Friday.
*NB: please refer to the Camp Bestival Ticket Terms & Conditions

Weekly Payment Plan:
Camp Bestival also use a 30-week payment plan to purchase your tickets, meaning that an adult ticket can now be bought at a payment of around £5 per week over 29 consecutive weekly payments following an initial deposit payment. More info here

When can I get them?

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Where can I get them?

Tickets are available via Festicket.

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