Packing our tent into the car and squeezing the kids in with the suitcases is usually on our Easter Holiday agenda. Sadly, due to the current situation with COVID19 – we are all confined to the safety of our houses.
This year, we wanted to take the children to Camp Bestival. As many plans have changed, we took it upon ourselves to join in with the BLTF20, arranged by the Caravan and Motorhome club on Wednesday April 15th 2020.
Big Little Tent Festival Fun – Create Your Own Festival
Big Little Tent Festival started in 2015 as a way of encouraging people who had never been camping to try it in their back garden with all home comforts close at hand. In 2020 with campsites temporarily closed, it is a great way to go camping, without even having to leave your home.
You should try it! Just empty a square of space in your garden (or even living room) and erect a tent, tepee, or string a blanket over a line. Decorate the area with bunting or streamers, put on some music and switch on some fairy lights.
We are lucky to have a large garden, so we shall be attempting to make a tepee style tent with blankets and some wood we have lying around. We have also downloaded the festival pack from the caravan and motorhome club website.
In the pack, there are hints and tips to create your own festival. There are wristbands to colour in, bunting to decorate with and puzzles and games to keep the kids entertained. There are even recipes to have a go at!
When you download your pack, you will be in with a chance of winning one of 6 tents from Costwold outdoor worth £190.
Send in your pictures of your Big Little Tent Festival to the website to also be in with the chance of winning a £50 voucher for Marks and Spencers.
The festival will definitely keep the kids entertained all day and will help us to enjoy our time together in isolation. The Caravan and Motorhome club website have some lovely ideas to keep in touch with loved ones in these strange times. We will be sure to Facetime Nanny while we are enjoying our picnic outside, as it is usually customary for her to join us in events like these.
Things to include at your Big Tent Little Festival
- Face painting
- Bug hunting
- Musical Statues
- Teddy bear picnic
- Marshmallows by the fire
- Cloud watching
- Star counting
Big Little Teatime Festival
As well as the Big Little Tent Festival, you can also take part in the Big Little Teatime Festival. This is taking place every Wednesday until mid-may. Everybody has tea in their respective tent/caravan/motorhome and connects with their loved ones via social media/messaging/video calls. You can use platforms such as Zoom, Skype or Facebook Portal. They are simple to set up, and enable us to see loved ones as well as talk to them.
Catch us on Instagram to see what we get up to on festival day. Let us know what you get up to and if you have any good festival ideas. Big Little Tent Festival Fun – Create Your Own Festival.