A great festival for families, Camp Bestival takes place at Lulworth Castle on the dramatic Jurassic Coast from 30 July-2 August. There will be live music from the likes of Kaiser Chiefs, Underworld, Professor Green, Bob Geldof and Soul II Soul. For little ones, there's a kid's disco, family-friendly cinema, bedtime stories, soft play and live theatre from the Cat in the Hat. Brand new for 2015, grown-ups who want to get away from it all can leave their teens in The Den, and head to The Hideaway Wellness Retreat & Spa.
To book tickets see campbestival.net
Shoppers looking for a respite from the hustle and bustle of Covent Garden should check out Mabel’s – a charming new brunch bar just a stone’s throw away from Leicester Square tube stop which caters for all preferences, offering light lunches, an elaborate cheese board and an hearty breakfast menu. It’s also a great option for those seeking out a spot of afternoon tea and has an extensive wine and cocktail list.
More info at mabels-coventgarden.co.uk
Green Day's award-winning Broadway musical American Idiot has come to the West End for the first time. Telling the story of three childhood friends searching for meaning in a post 9/11 world, the highly-acclaimed musical features much-loved Green Day songs including Wake Me Up When September Ends and American Idiot, and is based on the book written by the band's lead singer Billie Joe Armstrong and director Michael Mayer. Former X Factor finalist Amelia Lily leads the cast in this captivating musical at Leicester Square's Arts Theatre.
To book tickets see americanidiotwestend.com
A film that has already captivated audiences Stateside, Disney Pixar's new animation Inside Out is a comedy that all the family will enjoy. The film is set in the mind of 11-year-old Riley, where five emotions – Joy (Amy Poehler), Anger (Lewis Black), Disgust (Mindy Kaling), Fear (Bill Hader), and Sadness (Phyllis Smith) – try to guide her through a stressful move from Minnesota to San Francisco with her parents.
Great British Bake Off: Celebrations
As viewers eagerly await the return of the Great British Bake Off to TV screens in August, this book offers fans of the BBC show to try their hand at recipes created by judges Mary Berry and Paul Hollywood, as well as contestants from the previous series. From family meals to birthday parties, there is a recipe for every occasion in Great British Bake Off: Celebrations.