The Family Festival Guide

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!

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…

Camp With Your Car

One of the biggest excuses we hear from parents for not taking their kids to festivals is the fear of getting all the camping equipment from the car to their pitch. Obvious other excuses like toilets and not wanting to sleep in a tent we can’t help with, but here’s a little guide to some of the easiest festivals in the UK to camp at with kids.

Read more…

WIN BOOMTOWN TICKETS

Nothing is as it seems!

Kidstown at Boomtown festival

Boomtown will blow your mind. Discover this crazy pop up city of wonderment, theatre, escapism, community and love.

Your family could be adventuring in to the next chapter of this wild and wonderful story. Enter below for a chance to WIN BOOMTOWN 2017 festival tickets.

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Portable Fire Pit Review

As our children are older now we tend to spend most of our evenings at the tent, so last year I decided to invest in a portable fire pit. Smaller and lighter than carrying a BBQ, they can burn both charcoal and wood so seemed like an ideal bit of festival gear. Mostfestivals will allow fire pits as long as they are off the ground (such as this one), but always check the specific festival website before you go.

After reading a few reviews I chose this one: La Hacienda 58106 as it was a good size and could take both wood and charcoal. 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…

WIN BOOMTOWN TICKETS

Nothing is as it seems!

Kidstown at Boomtown festival

Boomtown will blow your mind. Discover this crazy pop up city of wonderment, theatre, escapism, community and love.

Your family could be adventuring in to the next chapter of this wild and wonderful story. Enter below for a chance to WIN BOOMTOWN 2017 festival tickets.

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…

Camp With Your Car

One of the biggest excuses we hear from parents for not taking their kids to festivals is the fear of getting all the camping equipment from the car to their pitch. Obvious other excuses like toilets and not wanting to sleep in a tent we can’t help with, but here’s a little guide to some of the easiest festivals in the UK to camp at with kids.

Read more…

Portable Fire Pit Review

As our children are older now we tend to spend most of our evenings at the tent, so last year I decided to invest in a portable fire pit. Smaller and lighter than carrying a BBQ, they can burn both charcoal and wood so seemed like an ideal bit of festival gear. Mostfestivals will allow fire pits as long as they are off the ground (such as this one), but always check the specific festival website before you go.

After reading a few reviews I chose this one: La Hacienda 58106 as it was a good size and could take both wood and charcoal. Read more…

Many thanks to our 2016 sponsors

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

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