Exciting news folks! Camp Bestival tickets went on sale last week!!
And whilst you’re shaking your head, thinking:
1. It’s winter. I don’t want to think about festivals right now.
2. There’s a cost of living crisis. I can’t afford a lump sum.
3. Christmas presents take precedence over everything else.
I just wanted to put a little post together with a few reasons why you should put Camp Bestival tickets on your Christmas list this year.
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Pros & Cons for Buying Camp Bestival Tickets Right Now
POV 1 — It’s winter. I don’t want to think about festivals right now.
This is EXACTLY the time we should be thinking about festivals!
First off, as the tickets have just been released, it means early bird tickets are available. You can make a fantastic saving, by buying early.
Plus, Camp Bestival is offering a limited edition camping package at the moment; the Magical Nights Family Gift Experience… this includes weekend camping tickets for next year’s festival, plus a Christmas gift sack full of treats.
Secondly, festivals are JOY. Having a festival to look forward to, through the winter months is one of the best pick-me-ups.
When the days are long and grey, having a weekend of colour and fun to look forward to, is brilliant. It’s such a tonic.
POV 2 — There’s a cost of living crisis. I can’t afford a lump sum.
This is a really valid point. The cost of everything is crazy at the mo.
We’re not putting the AGA on this year as we’ve worked out it’s going to cost around £500 a month extra. Families on zero hour contracts and low incomes are struggling to put food on the table, let alone buy non essentials, like tickets.
But if you are in the market for Camp Bestival tickets — and not being able to afford a lump sum right now is the only reason for not buying them — Camp Bestival does offer a couple of options to spread the payments.
A ‘monthly payment’ plan, where you can split your payments over 7 months.
Pay the initial deposit payment (plus booking fees and handling charge), then 6 payments over the following months.
And a ‘Buy Now, Pay Later’ plan.
Simply add all your tickets to your basket, then select ‘Buy Now, Pay Later’ at checkout and follow the on-screen instructions to split the total cost of your tickets over 3, 6 and 9 month payments.
This is a more affordable option and can really take the pressure off. Budgeting for a little every month, rather in one big lump, can definitely make the purchase price more palatable.
POV 3 — Christmas presents take precedence over anything else.
At this time of year, it’s a given that other treats take a backseat over Christmas gifts. So why not spoil yourself (and the kids) and buy the tickets for Christmas?
Although it’s not a tangible ‘thing’ to open on Christmas day, it really will be something to look forward to. And — most of all — it’s a long weekend that (as a family) you’ll never forget.
Last year, for Christmas, the boys’ grandad bought them (and us) tickets to Harry Potter World for the following Easter. We were a bit worried that they’d be disappointed to not have something to open and play with over the Christmas period. But, instead, they were so excited!!
Long after Christmas was over, the promise of the trip to Harry Potter burned brightly.
It was such a lovely thing to look forward to and the trip itself didn’t disappoint.
Memories last a lifetime and the memories that we’ve made at some of the festivals we’ve been to over the years are priceless.
Sometimes the best presents are the ones that can’t be wrapped up in paper and ribbon.
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Camp Bestival Ticket Information
You can find out more info — including all the camping options available — over on the Camp Bestival website. Early bird tickets are available now!
Caro Davies is a former art-director turned writer and content-creator, and editor behind UK lifestyle blog The Listed Home. She writes about home-related topics, from interiors and DIY to food and craft. The Listed Home has been featured in various publications, including Ideal Home, Grazia, and Homes & Antiques magazines.