The Family Festival Guide

Bearded Theory 2016 Review

Beards, barrows and brilliant music

bearded sign

“Hello, we’re Terrorvision and we’re from Bradford. Or should I say, we’re Terrorvision and we’re from the nineties!”

This cheeky statement summed up Bearded Theory for me, and got a huge cheer from the crowd for the same reason. Because for us it was truly a festival of nostalgia from the ‘good old days’ when we were younger.

The Bearded Theory crowd is truly something unique – I am sure these are the same people I was dancing in a field with all those years ago. So this is where everyone ended up! It was full of so many friendly up-for-it people.

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Starry Skies 2016 Review

Set Your Kids Free At Starry Skies

By Kirsty, with Evelyn (Very nearly 7) and Martha (3)

Starry Skies is made of friends and fresh air
Starry Skies is made of friends and fresh air

Starry skies is a little hard to define. Running from Wednesday to Sunday it’s more of a mini family holiday than a weekend music festival and while there is some live music that isn’t the focus.  Read more…

Deer Shed Festival 2016 Review

A Warm Yorkshire Welcome For a Great Family Weekend

By Kirsty with Evelyn (6) and Martha (3)

Deer Shed 2016

Sadly there are still those who think festivals are all about drink and drugs and so totally unsuitable for children. Those people need a trip to Deer Shed. Read more…

WOMAD 2016 Review

By Tim Kaye, Caroline Gilbert and Hazel (6) and Gwilym (4)

Main arena WOMAD 2016

Organisers the length and breadth of the country dread the rain when they have put on an outdoor event. It’s easy to miss the essential spark of a particular festival when you are soaked to the bone and the kids are moaning.

This is what it was like last year but we came back undaunted. Keen to sample the WOMAD atmosphere to its full effect.  Read more…

Stars in your skies! Cosmic firework display this week

This week stargazers are in for a treat, as the ‘natural fireworks’ of the perseid meteor shower are going to be twice as bright this year (according to NASA).

Perseid_Meteor_Shower_(201508130001HQ)

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Are festivals good for dogs?

festival dog

With record high temperatures at festivals predicted this summer many of us will struggle with kids out in the sun. Essential festival kit for little ones included hats, water bottles, practical clothing and oodles of sunscreen. But did anyone think about what to pack for man’s best friend?

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Festival sleeping know how

OK, so you’re pretty unlikely to have a great night’s sleep at a festival.  Even in the family or quiet sleeping areas there will be unfamiliar noise, your bed is not going to be as comfortable as home and your children will still wake up well before you are ready to get up.

But there at least are things you can do to improve your chances of getting some rest…  Read more…

Power Up at the Science Museum

Power Up at the Science Museum

This week we were invited along to the Science Museum’s new exhibition, Power UP, which runs from now until Sunday 7th August. Power UP features games, computers and consoles from the last 40 years. Everything on display is hands on and playable.  Read more…

Bearded Theory 2016 Review

Beards, barrows and brilliant music

bearded sign

“Hello, we’re Terrorvision and we’re from Bradford. Or should I say, we’re Terrorvision and we’re from the nineties!”

This cheeky statement summed up Bearded Theory for me, and got a huge cheer from the crowd for the same reason. Because for us it was truly a festival of nostalgia from the ‘good old days’ when we were younger.

The Bearded Theory crowd is truly something unique – I am sure these are the same people I was dancing in a field with all those years ago. So this is where everyone ended up! It was full of so many friendly up-for-it people.

Read more…

Deer Shed Festival 2016 Review

A Warm Yorkshire Welcome For a Great Family Weekend

By Kirsty with Evelyn (6) and Martha (3)

Deer Shed 2016

Sadly there are still those who think festivals are all about drink and drugs and so totally unsuitable for children. Those people need a trip to Deer Shed. Read more…

Stars in your skies! Cosmic firework display this week

This week stargazers are in for a treat, as the ‘natural fireworks’ of the perseid meteor shower are going to be twice as bright this year (according to NASA).

Perseid_Meteor_Shower_(201508130001HQ)

Read more…

Festival sleeping know how

OK, so you’re pretty unlikely to have a great night’s sleep at a festival.  Even in the family or quiet sleeping areas there will be unfamiliar noise, your bed is not going to be as comfortable as home and your children will still wake up well before you are ready to get up.

But there at least are things you can do to improve your chances of getting some rest…  Read more…

Starry Skies 2016 Review

Set Your Kids Free At Starry Skies

By Kirsty, with Evelyn (Very nearly 7) and Martha (3)

Starry Skies is made of friends and fresh air
Starry Skies is made of friends and fresh air

Starry skies is a little hard to define. Running from Wednesday to Sunday it’s more of a mini family holiday than a weekend music festival and while there is some live music that isn’t the focus.  Read more…

WOMAD 2016 Review

By Tim Kaye, Caroline Gilbert and Hazel (6) and Gwilym (4)

Main arena WOMAD 2016

Organisers the length and breadth of the country dread the rain when they have put on an outdoor event. It’s easy to miss the essential spark of a particular festival when you are soaked to the bone and the kids are moaning.

This is what it was like last year but we came back undaunted. Keen to sample the WOMAD atmosphere to its full effect.  Read more…

Are festivals good for dogs?

festival dog

With record high temperatures at festivals predicted this summer many of us will struggle with kids out in the sun. Essential festival kit for little ones included hats, water bottles, practical clothing and oodles of sunscreen. But did anyone think about what to pack for man’s best friend?

Read more…

Power Up at the Science Museum

Power Up at the Science Museum

This week we were invited along to the Science Museum’s new exhibition, Power UP, which runs from now until Sunday 7th August. Power UP features games, computers and consoles from the last 40 years. Everything on display is hands on and playable.  Read more…

Many thanks to our 2016 sponsors

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

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