Yesterday afternoon I had an email that made me jump up and do a happy dance.
I've been picked as one of the official Camp Bestival bloggers.
Last year after seeing all the pictures across social media I really wanted to take the boys this year.
I know they'll love it, spending the whole weekend out in the fresh air, camping under the stars and being able to see MR TUMBLE live on stage will probably be the cherry on the cake for Rupert!
I'm a complete camping virgin (well there was that one time I went camping whilst pregnant with Noah, but I was so close to my grans, that it didn't really count) so I'm needing to buy absolutely everything to do with camping, from camping knife and forks to the tent.
Being a family of 6 we are going to need the daddy of all tents.
Sleeping bags for everyone minus Jon and Noah.
Plenty of dry shampoo.
For those unaware of what Camp Bestival is;
The sister festival of the Isle of Wight’s Bestival, in its first year Camp Bestival was awarded Best New Festival in 2008 at the UK Festival Awards and has since won Best Family Festival four times at the awards in 2014, 2013, 2010 & 2009.
Set in the majestic grounds of Lulworth Castle, on Dorset’s dramatic Jurassic coastline, Camp Bestival is jam-packed with entertainment, from stellar musical morsels and cultural delights to stunning sideshow attractions and lashings of family fun.
Featuring a truly enormous kids’ area your little’uns will be utterly spoilt for choice. With a host of thrilling activities from soft play and circus skills to go-carts and glitter, there’s plenty of excitement for kids of all ages. Plus, there are kids’ shows and performances on the Castle Stage and in the Big Top, daring antics to be had at the Freesports Park, and fairytale escapism in the Dingly Dell.