so like i said here, i didn’t come away with an abundance of photos but wanted to share with you our favourite bits of camp bestival.
today i bring you the haven falconry & the dingly dell.
the haven falconry was nestled just along the hideaway, so just on our way in to the lower meadow. it was founded paul martin and his wife sally. paul and his team have a passion for birds of prey and are keen to share their wonderful knowledge through educational entertainment.
the birds were absolutely stunning, and the guys encourage the kids to join in the fun and games as the birds ran and flew past them. we were delighted to see that ronnie jumped at the chance to hold a hawk, something he just wouldn’t have done this time last year.
the dingle dell, is the most wonderful place. it was a favourite last year as it was our escape route when things became a little too over whelming and again this year when a much-needed break from all the people and the scorching sunrays.
welcoming you into the dingly dell is lizzies way a wonderful woodland play area, full of creative wild fun for both the smalls and the big people.
there’s a mud cafe, a mud mural, there’s a lot of mud! woodland craft and a delightful puppet theatre.
just down the way from lizzie is the national trusts 50 things to do before you are 11 3/4. cue a spot of hill rolling!
what we didn’t know is that the dingly dell is open in the evening too, and is full of twinkling lights. we will be going back next year to feast in the magic. but if you can’t wait until next year check out this photo, taken by 76 sunflowers, a fellow camp bestival blogger.
disclaimer: we received family camp bestival 2015 tickets in return for previews and reviews of this year’s festival. we did however pay for our hotel bell tent, because actual camping was not an option! either way, it goes without saying we will be honest and our views and opinions will be our own.