Are you going to Tangerine Fields?
You’ll find the pre-pitched tents and boutique camping experience at Camp Bestival and a number of festivals across the UK.
Tangerine Fields offers an exclusive service** where they set your tent up for you and provide whatever sleeping equipment you’ve requested. So all you need to do is show up with your luggage!
We went to Camp Bestival by train from London so having less gear to lug around was a God send for us. Tangerine Fields turned out to be miles away from the main castle entrance, but luckily there was a Festaxi to get us and our wheelie cases there.
When we pulled up at the campsite, we were met by friendly staff who gave us our Tangerine Fields wristbands and offered to help take our cases over to our tent.
We’d booked the most basic option of 2-man tent and 3 sleeping bags, and the tent was cosy but big enough for an adult and 2 kids (we’re used to a similar sized Vango pop-up tent).
The boys soon felt right at home.
Being private access, Tangerine Fields wasn’t as lively as the main camping fields, but what it lacked in atmosphere it made up for in a lovely calm vibe, friendly guests (we made buddies with our neighbours Neesha and River) and space for the kids to run around without you worrying where they might have disappeared to.
There was also 24 hour security which is great, although the 12 midnight curfew meant I could only dream of going to the Prince tribute event that happened after 1am at the silent disco!
Tangerine Fields has its own private toilets that were regularly cleaned and constantly replenished with some dark blue disinfectant (probably hiding a multitude of sins). There was always toilet roll available, hand sanitiser in the pump and running water from the tap.
The clean loos were a huge relief for the kids, especially Jed who was somewhat traumatised by the state of the festival toilets on our first camping trip! We also had our own private showers and amazingly we didn’t have to queue to use them.
If you really want to glamp things up, Tangerine Fields offers a Pamper Parlour tent that’s kitted out with blowdryers, hair straighteners and mirrors. The tent was very busy though because it provided free sockets so it was also a popular spot to charge your phones.
Tangerine Fields has some cool tents like the ‘dice’ style tents (pictured above) I wanted to have a proper peek inside. The babes were excited to see a Naija (Nigerian) family representing in Tangerine Fields.
Some of the Tangerine Fields tents are seriously high-end but having had this small taste of ‘glamping’ ourselves, I can definitely see the benefit in stumping up for those extra luxuries.
**discounted to us for purposes of review