Last week I teased you with all the delicious dining experiences available at Camp Bestival.
Of course all this gastro indulgence can get expensive, so you definitely need to bring your own food supplies as back-up. We’ve gone to our last two festivals by train and my biggest concern was not having too much to carry.
So we keep our packing — including food items — as light as possible.
That said, sometimes you need lots of ideas before you can fine-tune your list, so here’s a selection of (partly) nutritious and family friendly food you can take to a camping festival that (mostly) doesn’t require cooking.
Festival Food for Breakfast
Festival Food for Snacking
- Dried fruit and nuts
- Cereal/Energy Bars (useful for breakfast too)
- Crisps and/or Popcorn (slightly healthier)
- Tortillas and salsa
- Crackers and/or Bread Sticks
- Babybel (eat early)
- Squeezy tubes of fruit and/or yoghurt
- Rice Cakes
- Chocolate bars (an essential pick-me-up!)
- Lollies (these keep the babes quiet for a while when the hunger monster stirs! You can look for sugar-free lollies.)
- Cakes/cupcakes (sealed in tupperware)
Festival Food for Lunch or Dinner
Useful Things to Pack for Eating and Drinking at a Festival
Want more? Here’s a good list of festival food from Festival Kidz
No Cook Recipe Ideas
Try this Simple Wrap: avocado, can of corn, can of beans, tomatoes, lettuce, grated hard cheese in a tortilla wrap. Check out some more tasty looking No Cook Recipes from Real Simple.
Or why not make stuff ahead? Here are a couple of Fantastic Festival Food Recipes from Great British Chefs.
Cooking at a Festival
If you can find the time, energy and have space for the right equipment, cooking your own food at a festival can save you a lot of money and make you the envy of nearby tents.
Easy foods to cook while camping include sausages, hot dogs, beans, bacon, pancakes, quesadillas, omelettes/frittatas, corn on the cob (yummy roasted) and (if you can store it safely) pre-cooked dishes brought from home and warmed up. Don’t forget marshmallows for toasting!
I also found an old but helpful post Cooking at Festivals from the Art of Camping blog.
Have I missed anything? What foods would you take camping or to a family festival?
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