Flummoxed 2013 Parent Review

Flummoxed-2013_Debbie-Gregory_12FLUMMOXED FESTIVAL: 6-7th JULY 2013

Reviewed by Debbie Gregory (with 4 children!)

I was gutted to miss the Feast in the Woods in May so I looked out for other events organised by Honeywoods Camping and was excited to get tickets for Flummoxed.

I was looking forward to this so much. It was also my birthday so thought it would be a great way to celebrate with my family. It was a case of bring-your-own food and drinks, although there was a great hog roast provided by a local butcher on the Saturday night.

We have 2 daughters (7 and 6 years old) and 3 year old twin boys, now known as Mischief and Mayhem. They had so much fun making new friends, chasing a dog called Poppy, having ukulele lessons, fairy hunts and arts and craft. Not to mention making hay bale sofas and racing round a field and dancing until 11pm at night. We would have liked to stay up for the bonfire chats and toasting marshmallows, but unfortunately I think parents were even more exhausted than the kids!!

Mayhem was a big fan of the music, I’ve never seen him bop so much. He loved We Happy Few, especially the double bass. He now plays ‘air bass’ every time he hears music.

Faye Hanson entertained the kids wonderfully with her beautiful book ‘The Wychwood Fairies’ and her fairy stall.  I think Molly & Maisie used up her entire supply of glue and glitter!!

Flummoxed-2013_Debbie-Gregory_13The Indian Marquee was beautiful and provided some much needed shade, all adding to the magical romance of the occasion.

Everyone was so friendly and lovely, every minute was a real pleasure for all of our family. We found a new set of like-minded friends who were introducing their little one to a festival for the first time and she took to it like a duck to water.

My only regret was it was only 1 night, we really did not want to go home on the Sunday. We will be first in line for next year.

 Debbie x

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* Note: Debbie was NOT given free tickets in return for this review *

About Flummoxed Festival:

This intimate overnight festival was successfully organised by Honeywoods Camping and Peter Garret of We Happy Few. Over 100 people turned up in a field near Milton Keynes to relax under scorching blue skies and chill out to some great music.  Honeywoods Camping also organise the gorgeously boutique and family-friendly wild camping gourmet weekend Feast in the Woods.


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