Must see: Camp Bestival, Lulworth Castle, Dorset

From Shrek to Shaun Ryder in one blissful weekend of fun

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What becomes of the maturing raver, children in tow and the knees no longer fit to dance for three days solid on a diet of two soggy noodles?

Both beats- and family-friendly, the blissful Camp Bestival might just be the answer. Kicking off in time for the summer holidays, the little sister of Rob da Bank's much-loved Bestival is offering The Gruffalo, Shrek the Musical and Mr Tumble for kids.

In a similar but scarier vein, it's got Happy Mondays for grown-ups, with their own Mr Tumble in tow: Mr Bez. Hot Chip will please those who prefer a sweeter class of beats than the old nosebleed techno; vintage disco grooves come from Chic and Kool and the Gang; Adam Ant proves age is no barrier to rock'n'roll; and Little Dragon, King Creosote and Jon Hopkins, and Frankie Rose all provide choice trimmings.

Consider it the best(ival) of both worlds: classy enough for kids and fun enough for grown-ups who aren't anyway near retiring from the festival frolics of old.

(0844 888 4410; ticketline.co.uk/camp-bestival) Thur to 29 Jul

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