LAST weekend’s DadFest held their biggest and best event yet, with 150 dads and kids descending on Beeson for the popular outdoor festival.

DadFest, now in its third year, is the only festival in the country just for dads and children. DadFest is also home to the official World Dad Dancing Championships.

DadFest was awarded ‘Best Small Event’ in 2015, and is jointly organised by Totnes-based Dangerous Dads Network and the Forest and Beach school near Beeson.

The festival saw a weekend of camping and fun-filled adventure, with storytelling in the woods at night, camping, bushcraft skills, campfire cooking, woodland games, beach exploration, paddle boarding, archery, star-gazing, a children’s talent contest, entertainers and magic shows, local food by Britannia at the Beach, beer and cider, wildlife walks, and the highlight - the 2016 World Dad Dancing Championships, as featured on BBC Radio 2 and Newsround.

With five children judging the fiercely contested dance-floor battles, the children ‘tap out’ dancing dads, until just one remains.

The last three in the competition this year were defending champion, Conrad Gillespie from Guernsey, Ian Richardson from Totnes and Dean Wakefield from Plymouth. Dean went on to win, and pick up his trophy for World Champion of Dad Dancing.

Pete Moore, from Forest and Beach said: ‘Defending champion Conrad was disappointed, but he has assured us will be back next year!

‘The whole weekend was fantastic, with happy faces all around. On top of the Dad Dancing, the weekend provides a great opportunity for dads to spend time with their kids with no technology to distract them - everybody was chuffed to bits.

‘We held two events this year due to popular, and had dads coming from as far away as Warrington!’