The yurt was so comfortable and welcoming. There was chocolates on the pillows, flowers next to the bed and fresh clean bedding to snuggle into at the end of a long, fun filled day.
We had plenty of room for all our stuff and we quickly made it look like a home from home!
The other benefit of Boutique Camping was the showers. Lovely hot showers that we only had to queue 10 minutes for, pure luxury!
The yurt was expensive but as this is to be our only holiday this year I figured I would have spent just as much on a holiday cottage.
We spent an extraordinary amount of time in the kid's field as it was the kid's entertainment that was the main attraction for going. There was so much for the children to do and the atmosphere in the whole festival was very family friendly. The views everywhere you looked were wonderful too as we had the sea and a beautiful castle as backdrops.
We had Hugh Fearnley Whittingstall's River Cottage Cafe tent
The fabulous Wonderland Inn with their comfortable day beds strewn with cushions.
The Art tent where you could paint your wishes
Animal mask making
Cake decorating in the WI tent
Meeting Justin Fletcher aka Mr Tumble
and more adult orientated attractions like Breakfast at The River Cottage Cafe (yes we saw Hugh)
The sewing tent
The knitting tent
Howard Marks reading Fairy Stories (surreal)
Dancing to Gilles Peterson's set in The Bollywood tent whilst drinking Pimms
The gorgeous and wonderful Florence and the Machine
Afternoon tea at the Tofflins Tent. Tea and cabaret extravaganza
.....where Alfie got dragged up onto the stage by a burlesque dancer who blew him a kiss when he got back to his seat. Luckily he had face paint on so you couldn't see him blushing!
Bon Iver on the Big Screen (where I sat with Lizzy, colouring in!)
Will Young the Ringmaster
...........and just hanging out in the sunshine, for we had 2 and a half days of it, people watching.
Sunday's weather was a bit wetter and we dodged the showers but that didn't dampen our spirits and we were treated to set from Candi Staton and Chic, followed by Rob da Bank's set complete with dancers from the English National Ballet and topped off with the most spectacular firework display ever. They went on for 20 minutes, accompanied by great music courtesy of Rob, set against the castle. All in all the most fabulous weekend. I can't wait for next year's offering.
Here for you all is the first 6 minutes of the fireworks, enjoy x