New Explorer’s Passport for youngsters at Camp Bestival

YOUNG people attending this year’s Camp Bestival in Dorset can enjoy a raft of activities – and log them in a passport designed and illustrated by co-curator, Josie da Bank.

The event, which runs at Lulworth Castle from July 25 to 28, has unveiled The Explorer’s Passport – a free booklet for each child at the festival.

Illustrated by Josie, the Explorer’s Passport features maps and information, with space for children to add their memories, stamps, and stickers as the festival.

Camp Bestival boasts more than 100 free activities to enjoy across the festival weekend, with the Explorer’s Passport designed to encourage families to try as many as possible, collecting stamps and stickers as they go.

Young people can collect stickers and stamps as they make their way around the festival

Young people can collect stickers and stamps as they make their way around the festival

Josie 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 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.”

Activities on offer include a host of workshops, including bushcraft survival skills and Textile and Fashion World, guided nature runs, silly science challenges and creative colouring.

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“Robby and I are also extremely excited to be introducing a new area which will lend itself directly back to the Explorer’s Passport – Navigation Town and our team of Navigators,” Josiie added.

“We couldn’t be happier that each family will now have a keepsake of their ultimate festival adventures that will be able to tell stories for years to come – this year is going to be amazing.”

The Explorer’s Passport will be managed on-site by a new team of Navigators, located at the 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 at Camp Bestival.

News on The Explorer’s Passport follows the recently announced festival first add-on ticket option for 2024 – the Camp Kids Extra Pass.

The pass is designed to make kids’ mealtimes as easy as possible, while helping families budget and spread the cost of their festival weekend.

The Camp Kids Extra Pass is valid Friday to Sunday and comes with its own welcome pack with drawstring backpack, water bottle and meal tokens giving youngsters six kids meals, three sweet treats, and unlimited fruit and filtered water for £39.99.

Co-curator Josie da Bank has designed and illustrated the Explorer's Passport

Co-curator Josie da Bank has designed and illustrated the Explorer’s Passport

There is no age limit for the Camp Kids Extra Pass, however it is primarily designed for younger children aged up to around 10.

It saves festivalgoers more than 35% of the cost of buying meals and snacks separately, organisers said, offering 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.

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