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Purbeck Folk Festival
3:01pm Wednesday 28th August 2013 in Entertainments
WE knew we were going to have a good time as soon as we got to the Purbeck Folk Festival.
I was a little nervous being on my own camping with my five-year-old, in a tent I had never used before, but the moment we parked up help came from all sides and it was up in 20 minutes.
We sauntered down to where the action was, and it soon became clear there was no shortage of things to do – most of them free.
There was a large art tent where children could make anything they wanted, theatre workshops, storytelling, a treasure hunt, and all the while wonderful music was being played on five stages around the site.
Various food stalls offered good value, tasty meals and we made pizzas for lunch and ate curries and spicy cous cous for our dinners.
The festival, now in its fifth year, has grown to be immensely popular with families.
It’s cosy enough that you feel secure, and large enough that there’s loads to do, and you don’t have to spend a fortune to enjoy yourself.
There are four days to enjoy the various acts, and so many activities are laid on for free, such as making items from rope, printing and making creatures from pegs.
We took took home a veritable gallery of art my son had made, all for free, and we had an absolute ball.