The good folk from Shambala have just announced their Starry Skies family camping holidays. I’m not quite sure what to make of this. On the one hand I have complete faith in the Shambala posse to pull off whatever they turn their hands to, but on the other hand, this kinda thing semi-fills me with dread.
It is limited to 200 families, which is still quite a lot. That’s potentially, around 400 kids running around causing mayhem….which of course could be fun or could be your idea of hell.
Personally, I don’t really understand the need for this. Shambala and other festivals are great for kids and adults alike. The diversity of age is part of the beauty of festivals. This is a four-day festival without the really good festival bits….like the music, for example. It will have less nutters (a bad thing in my book) and less freakiness (another bad thing). I guess that may appeal to other parents.
I hope (expect maybe) to be proved wrong but Starry Skies just looks a little too like a trendy Butlins for my liking. 400 kids!! Maaaan….that’s like going to school.
This posting was edited after it was pointed out the capacity of Starry Skies is 200 families, not 350 as originally stated.