26th - 27th May 2018
Location: Southampton Common, Southampton
Common people is a new festival for 2015 and is curated by the Bestival family. It is a metropolitan, city based festival and takes place on the May Bank Holiday in the leafy surroundings of Southampton Common.
Bestival’s creative team will be flexing their visionary muscles, taking the spirit of Bestival to the heart of Southampton, transforming the common into a world of wonder with a host of fantastical fun, daytime diversions, amusements and good times for one and all. Read more…
There will be no more Croissant Neuf Summer Parties
An announcement in January 2015 on their Facebook page says:
Hi Croissant Neufers – Just a quick note to sat that there will not be a CNSP again this year. . sorry folks . . We would love to be able to say otherwise but the truth is we just can’t make it pay and , not being rich peeps, we can’t afford to work 8 months for nothing. We know our festival was unique and we all miss doing it very very VEEERY much…
The greenest and one of the most family friendly festivals in the UK – with all the entertainment of a great festival but none of the crowds, plus a huge amount for the children to do.
CNSP is a big family! The dedicated team that puts all this together have been friends for 20 years – some of them for longer. Their kids have grown up together in festivals, and today they are the main driving force of the event. Most of them have known each other all their lives and we hope the real warmth and friendship and our crazed obsession with building great parties shines through. Read more…
One of the things I love about Shambala is that the organisers obviously love it as much as I do. The extra thought given to details at this festival is simply incredible.
This year they put on so many extra little stages and acts that I’ve decided to concentrate on the new things! If you want to see what else is on offer – I would love it if you would go and read my other reviews. I reviewed Shambala in 2013, 2014 and 2015 as well (this is how much I love this festival).
This was my fifth year at Camp Bestival. The 2016 theme was Outer Space, and I think it may well have been my favourite so far. Read more…
31st July- 3rd August
Luworth Castle, Dorset.
For many festival goers Glastonbury is their spiritual home, but for me and my daughter it is Camp Bestival.
It was our second visit to Camp Bestival, set in the amazingly beautiful setting of Lulworth Castle, Dorset. First time was our first festival with our daughter and I was pregnant, this time was very different with the children being of the age where they could immerse themselves in things much more.
Guilfest 18th to 20th July 2014
Great to see Guilfest back for 2014.
Very much a music festival there’s lots of variety with a mix of main stream, rock and punk.
Nibley Festival Sat 5th July 2014 – North Nibley, Gloucestershire
Reviewed by Anna Waldron and family
Nibley Festival is a one day festival with camping set in the pretty village of North Nibley on the edge of the Cotswolds.
This festival is clearly well supported, appreciated by and benefitting the local people and community groups. As such the marshals are friendly and pleased to welcome you into the festival site. Read more…
Here are our top picks for 2014!
Now is a great time to start thinking about buying your festival tickets – most of the festivals offer ‘early bird’ prices, which means they are reduced if you book them early.
Whether a festival is good for you depends on what music you’re into and what other things you like doing at festivals, as well as the age of your kids. If you are new to festivals with kids, you may want to read our guide to Choosing the right Family-Friendly Festival. Read more…
Here are the results of our very first Festival Kidz awards!
Thank you so much to everyone who joined in – the judging panel have read through all your responses carefully and taken them into consideration. It was a difficult decision, and something that clearly emerged from the process was how many fantastic family festivals there are in the UK and how much their loyal fans love them!
Croissant Neuf – not just ‘family-friendly’ but a real family festival
Review by Naomi Jones – with her girls Eloise (6), Charlotte (3) and Amelie (3)
Croissant Neuf gave me many new festival experiences, and for someone who has been to so many festivals that is an unusual thing.