The Family Festival Guide

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…

Larmer Tree Festival 2016 Review

Peacock Display - Larmer tree Festival 2016Lovely Larmer Tree…

By Romany, with 3 kids (11, 13, 13)

It’s the end of term, the children are flagging and I’m not sure that any of us have the energy left to do anything this weekend, let alone a festival! But we have such enduring happy memories of Larmer Tree Festival as a young family, that we wanted to see if it still retained its magic for us now they are older. Read more…

Magical Faerie Festival 2016 Review

Magical Faerie Festival is a lovely little festival. It is with mixed feelings that I observe how it has grown, even since last year, and yet I’m so pleased for the organisers.

It’s great to be able to share the experience with more likeminded, wonderfully individual, folk. The only sadness I have with the secret being out, is that I don’t know how many more years it will fit in the beautiful location so close to where I live! Read more…

How to choose the ideal camping pitch

camping pitchLong gone are the days when I used to turn up to a festival with a two-man tent and a backpack, pitching at the first point I came across a friend or when the backpack got too heavy!

Nowadays, with small people in tow, festivals can feel like a military operation what with all the gear necessary to keep our old bones comfortable and young bones whinge-free.

But every parent knows that good preparation can be key when doing anything with children. I believe finding a good camping spot can, if not make a festival, certainly get you well on your way to an enjoyable weekend.

With that in mind, here are Festival Kidz’s top tips for how to bag the perfect pitch…

Read more…

Summer Solstice 2016 Review

Penatcle Drummers

This is a lovely celebration, put on by colourful Sussex percussionists, The Pentacle Drummers. It is a gorgeous event, taking place at the home of Eastbourne Borough Football Club, Langney Sports Centre, in Eastbourne. Read more…

Stargazing at Just So Festival

Just So Festival 2015

The fantastical festival that is Just So Festival is going one better than the usual nights under canvas this year with the chance to build your own bivouac and sleep under the forest canopy. Read more…

Lunar Festival 2016 Review

lunar 2016
Let the fun begin!

We’ve been home for a few days since the Lunar Festival and I’m still full of that happy, relaxed glow that comes when you’ve had a great time.

I’m in two minds about writing this review. Part of me want to tell everyone about how great Lunar is, and part of me wants to tell nobody so it stays a special secret between those “in the know” and doesn’t grow any bigger.
Read more…

The Best Camping Chairs for Festivals

Comfort or practicality? Can you have it all?

broken camping equipment at festival

Packing for a festival with kids can be a bit of a military operation. Weighing up what you can fit in the car and physically carry versus what you’d ideally like to take is a real balance. Luxury items like camping chairs can sometimes find themselves abandoned in the hall while parents frantically try and cram the last pillow on the parcel shelf as the kids go crazy in their seats.
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…

Magical Faerie Festival 2016 Review

Magical Faerie Festival is a lovely little festival. It is with mixed feelings that I observe how it has grown, even since last year, and yet I’m so pleased for the organisers.

It’s great to be able to share the experience with more likeminded, wonderfully individual, folk. The only sadness I have with the secret being out, is that I don’t know how many more years it will fit in the beautiful location so close to where I live! Read more…

Summer Solstice 2016 Review

Penatcle Drummers

This is a lovely celebration, put on by colourful Sussex percussionists, The Pentacle Drummers. It is a gorgeous event, taking place at the home of Eastbourne Borough Football Club, Langney Sports Centre, in Eastbourne. Read more…

Lunar Festival 2016 Review

lunar 2016
Let the fun begin!

We’ve been home for a few days since the Lunar Festival and I’m still full of that happy, relaxed glow that comes when you’ve had a great time.

I’m in two minds about writing this review. Part of me want to tell everyone about how great Lunar is, and part of me wants to tell nobody so it stays a special secret between those “in the know” and doesn’t grow any bigger.
Read more…

Larmer Tree Festival 2016 Review

Peacock Display - Larmer tree Festival 2016Lovely Larmer Tree…

By Romany, with 3 kids (11, 13, 13)

It’s the end of term, the children are flagging and I’m not sure that any of us have the energy left to do anything this weekend, let alone a festival! But we have such enduring happy memories of Larmer Tree Festival as a young family, that we wanted to see if it still retained its magic for us now they are older. Read more…

How to choose the ideal camping pitch

camping pitchLong gone are the days when I used to turn up to a festival with a two-man tent and a backpack, pitching at the first point I came across a friend or when the backpack got too heavy!

Nowadays, with small people in tow, festivals can feel like a military operation what with all the gear necessary to keep our old bones comfortable and young bones whinge-free.

But every parent knows that good preparation can be key when doing anything with children. I believe finding a good camping spot can, if not make a festival, certainly get you well on your way to an enjoyable weekend.

With that in mind, here are Festival Kidz’s top tips for how to bag the perfect pitch…

Read more…

Stargazing at Just So Festival

Just So Festival 2015

The fantastical festival that is Just So Festival is going one better than the usual nights under canvas this year with the chance to build your own bivouac and sleep under the forest canopy. Read more…

The Best Camping Chairs for Festivals

Comfort or practicality? Can you have it all?

broken camping equipment at festival

Packing for a festival with kids can be a bit of a military operation. Weighing up what you can fit in the car and physically carry versus what you’d ideally like to take is a real balance. Luxury items like camping chairs can sometimes find themselves abandoned in the hall while parents frantically try and cram the last pillow on the parcel shelf as the kids go crazy in their seats.
Read more…

Many thanks to our 2016 sponsors

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

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