The Family Festival Guide

Review: Alfresco Festival 2017

Alfresco Festival is one of those rare little gems in the festival community that provides something a little bit different for families. Just over an hour from London you can get real old-style raving as well as a true back-to-nature experience. With a few teething problems that could easily be ironed out, it has the potential for being an exceptional offering for families into electronic music.

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Win tickets to Chagstock 2017

Chagstock 2014

We’ve got another great competition for you. One lucky Festival Kidz reader will be winning tickets to see The Shires and Soul II Soul and plenty of other brilliant bands, and to witness the amazing Slamboree at Chagstock 2017 this July.

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Review: Elderflower Fields 2017

Elderflower Fields continues to get better and better – a truly magical woodland adventure.

We have been massively excited in the run up to Elderflower Fields this year as it always feels like the start of summer. Last year’s weather was a bit amiss so we decided to go all out and hire a motor home. Typically, the run up to the festival this year predicted the first May heat wave! We have been to Elderflower Fields before but it seems to be growing and growing in popularity with the festival fully selling out at a 5000 capacity well before the event.

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Bearded Theory Spring Gathering Review 2017

Arrival

Bearded Theory may well win the award for the most amazingly helpful staff. Steve and his colleagues on the disabled campsite moved bins and toilets around to make room for us when we arrived late on Friday night. He even helped mend our inflatable tent for us when half of it collapsed due to an unfixable puncture, carrying out most of the work on his own while we were off enjoying ourselves. I was overwhelmed by how accommodating and resourceful they all were. Thank you Steve – your halo shines brightly!

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Eco-friendly Camping Tips

Festivals are a big strain on the environment. Huge amounts of waste are created by events every weekend in the UK, sending hundreds of tons of extra waste in to landfill or off for incineration. For many families who live eco-conscious lives at home, the good efforts go straight out of the window when camping. There seems to be a disposable version of almost everything these days, and our throw away society is all too apparent when you see the piles of camping equipment and rubbish discarded on a Monday morning after a festival.

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Magical Faerie Festival Review 2017

fairy festival

A perfect little gathering of mystical folk in an idyllic Sussex setting

We’ve just returned from a wonderful time at the Magical Faerie Festival in the beautiful village of Alfriston. The gathering is around 1000 people and held at Pleaseant Rise Farm which was the perfect location for our first festival of the season. Relaxed, peaceful and full of happy people.

 

 

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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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Review: Alfresco Festival 2017

Alfresco Festival is one of those rare little gems in the festival community that provides something a little bit different for families. Just over an hour from London you can get real old-style raving as well as a true back-to-nature experience. With a few teething problems that could easily be ironed out, it has the potential for being an exceptional offering for families into electronic music.

Read more…

Review: Elderflower Fields 2017

Elderflower Fields continues to get better and better – a truly magical woodland adventure.

We have been massively excited in the run up to Elderflower Fields this year as it always feels like the start of summer. Last year’s weather was a bit amiss so we decided to go all out and hire a motor home. Typically, the run up to the festival this year predicted the first May heat wave! We have been to Elderflower Fields before but it seems to be growing and growing in popularity with the festival fully selling out at a 5000 capacity well before the event.

Read more…

Eco-friendly Camping Tips

Festivals are a big strain on the environment. Huge amounts of waste are created by events every weekend in the UK, sending hundreds of tons of extra waste in to landfill or off for incineration. For many families who live eco-conscious lives at home, the good efforts go straight out of the window when camping. There seems to be a disposable version of almost everything these days, and our throw away society is all too apparent when you see the piles of camping equipment and rubbish discarded on a Monday morning after a festival.

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…

Win tickets to Chagstock 2017

Chagstock 2014

We’ve got another great competition for you. One lucky Festival Kidz reader will be winning tickets to see The Shires and Soul II Soul and plenty of other brilliant bands, and to witness the amazing Slamboree at Chagstock 2017 this July.

Read more…

Bearded Theory Spring Gathering Review 2017

Arrival

Bearded Theory may well win the award for the most amazingly helpful staff. Steve and his colleagues on the disabled campsite moved bins and toilets around to make room for us when we arrived late on Friday night. He even helped mend our inflatable tent for us when half of it collapsed due to an unfixable puncture, carrying out most of the work on his own while we were off enjoying ourselves. I was overwhelmed by how accommodating and resourceful they all were. Thank you Steve – your halo shines brightly!

Read more…

Magical Faerie Festival Review 2017

fairy festival

A perfect little gathering of mystical folk in an idyllic Sussex setting

We’ve just returned from a wonderful time at the Magical Faerie Festival in the beautiful village of Alfriston. The gathering is around 1000 people and held at Pleaseant Rise Farm which was the perfect location for our first festival of the season. Relaxed, peaceful and full of happy people.

 

 

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…

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