The Family Festival Guide

WIN FOLK BY THE OAK TICKETS!

A family friendly festival through and through

Folk by the Oak is just outside London, but its leafy location feels a million miles away. As the UK’s largest one day folk festival it promises all the open air buzz of a 3 day festival packed into one joyous day of music, fun and bunting!

Born in 2008; the fruition of a long held dream for festival directors Adam and Caroline Slough, Folk by the Oak is about to celebrate the 10th festival with a sensational 2017 line-up that includes Levellers, Kate Rusby and Show of Hands to name but a few.
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WIN CORNBURY TICKETS!

Where posh and festivals meet…


This year sees the 14th and final Cornbury Music Festival. Set in the gorgeous Great Tew Park in Oxfordshire, Cornbury has welcomed Festival Kidz warmly for many years. It is a great introduction to festivals for people with children.
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Washing kids at a festival

Eeeww – smelly!

Well, it is a festival so normal rules on washing and personal hygiene tend to go out of the window for a few days.  A pack of wet-wipes and a relaxed attitude will be enough for most people.  Sometimes though, annoying as it may be, the kids will need a wash. Either because they are caked in mud (or worse), or because their bottoms are suffering from nappy rash, or because they develop an allergy to the emergency sunscreen you just bought for £20 at the festival stall.  Or maybe it’s just that you’re a family who would rather have a wash?

Most festivals with camping offer showers.

Most little children HATE showers.

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WIN family festival tickets

Have you ever wanted to go back in time?

Find out what life was really like in days of old?

Gather round fair maidens and knights of old. England’s Medieval Festival will transport you back to a world of dungeons and dragons, mystery and marvel.

WIN a family ticket to England’s Medieval Festival 25th Anniversary this August Read more…

Our Writers’ Recommendations 2017

All of our writers are festival veterans with more festivals under their belts than they can count! So which festivals are they excited about this year?

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Farmer Phil’s Festival 2016 Review

Farmer Phil’s is such a difficult festival to write a review about. It doesn’t tick any of the ‘family friendly festival’ boxes – the facilities are very basic and there’s not so much entertainment on offer as it’s so small, and there’s no dance music (although this might be good news for some!)

However, the festival was voted ‘best tiny festival 2015’ by our readers, and now that we have visited we understand why. It’s certainly different from all those ‘identikit’ commercial festivals out there. And it will certainly suit those parents wanting to take their children properly back to nature.

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Accessibility at Festivals

Most festivals do what they can to be accessible to as many as possible. After all, they want to be popular, and to exclude people from attending would obviously result in less ticket sales!

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The Red Barrows at Bearded Theory

It’s hard to think of Bearded Theory without remembering the delightful Red Barrows.

Festivals often have regular acts that are invited back year after year due to their unwaivering popularity. Bearded Theory’s staple favourites are The Red Barrows from Bonsall. Read more…

WIN FOLK BY THE OAK TICKETS!

A family friendly festival through and through

Folk by the Oak is just outside London, but its leafy location feels a million miles away. As the UK’s largest one day folk festival it promises all the open air buzz of a 3 day festival packed into one joyous day of music, fun and bunting!

Born in 2008; the fruition of a long held dream for festival directors Adam and Caroline Slough, Folk by the Oak is about to celebrate the 10th festival with a sensational 2017 line-up that includes Levellers, Kate Rusby and Show of Hands to name but a few.
Read more…

Washing kids at a festival

Eeeww – smelly!

Well, it is a festival so normal rules on washing and personal hygiene tend to go out of the window for a few days.  A pack of wet-wipes and a relaxed attitude will be enough for most people.  Sometimes though, annoying as it may be, the kids will need a wash. Either because they are caked in mud (or worse), or because their bottoms are suffering from nappy rash, or because they develop an allergy to the emergency sunscreen you just bought for £20 at the festival stall.  Or maybe it’s just that you’re a family who would rather have a wash?

Most festivals with camping offer showers.

Most little children HATE showers.

Read more…

Our Writers’ Recommendations 2017

All of our writers are festival veterans with more festivals under their belts than they can count! So which festivals are they excited about this year?

Read more…

Accessibility at Festivals

Most festivals do what they can to be accessible to as many as possible. After all, they want to be popular, and to exclude people from attending would obviously result in less ticket sales!

Read more…

WIN CORNBURY TICKETS!

Where posh and festivals meet…


This year sees the 14th and final Cornbury Music Festival. Set in the gorgeous Great Tew Park in Oxfordshire, Cornbury has welcomed Festival Kidz warmly for many years. It is a great introduction to festivals for people with children.
Read more…

WIN family festival tickets

Have you ever wanted to go back in time?

Find out what life was really like in days of old?

Gather round fair maidens and knights of old. England’s Medieval Festival will transport you back to a world of dungeons and dragons, mystery and marvel.

WIN a family ticket to England’s Medieval Festival 25th Anniversary this August Read more…

Farmer Phil’s Festival 2016 Review

Farmer Phil’s is such a difficult festival to write a review about. It doesn’t tick any of the ‘family friendly festival’ boxes – the facilities are very basic and there’s not so much entertainment on offer as it’s so small, and there’s no dance music (although this might be good news for some!)

However, the festival was voted ‘best tiny festival 2015’ by our readers, and now that we have visited we understand why. It’s certainly different from all those ‘identikit’ commercial festivals out there. And it will certainly suit those parents wanting to take their children properly back to nature.

Read more…

The Red Barrows at Bearded Theory

It’s hard to think of Bearded Theory without remembering the delightful Red Barrows.

Festivals often have regular acts that are invited back year after year due to their unwaivering popularity. Bearded Theory’s staple favourites are The Red Barrows from Bonsall. Read more…

Many thanks to our 2016 sponsors

And thanks to the following festivals for their support in the past

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