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. Most festivals 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…

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.
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Festival Wagons and Trolleys Guide

So many different wagons to choose from but not sure which to go for? Whether you want to buy a ready made one or make one yourself, here’s all the information you need!

Space Rocket Wagon

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Festival Camping Gear & Gadgets 2016

GadgetsRemember the days when festival kit meant a tent, a sleeping bag and, if you’d really made the effort, some patterned wellies? When you could get 5 adults and all your gear into a two door Ford Fiesta? Well, if you’re like me, then the arrival of kids has changed all that. I now tend to start the festival season staring at the pile of equipment and gadgets and wondering which child I’ll have to leave behind if I’m going to fit it all in our seven seater car.

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Flags and Windsocks Guide

dragonwindsockSpinners, flags and windsocks are a fun and colourful. They can help your children find their way back to your tent, as well as brightening up your festival pitch.

They are also fantastic if you are arranging to meet up with friends at the festival. Just tell them the rough location of your tent and which flag to look out for!

There are many different designs on the market. You can choose something special for you and your family, depending on your budget. 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. Most festivals 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…

Festival Wagons and Trolleys Guide

So many different wagons to choose from but not sure which to go for? Whether you want to buy a ready made one or make one yourself, here’s all the information you need!

Space Rocket Wagon

Read more…

Flags and Windsocks Guide

dragonwindsockSpinners, flags and windsocks are a fun and colourful. They can help your children find their way back to your tent, as well as brightening up your festival pitch.

They are also fantastic if you are arranging to meet up with friends at the festival. Just tell them the rough location of your tent and which flag to look out for!

There are many different designs on the market. You can choose something special for you and your family, depending on your budget. 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…

Festival Camping Gear & Gadgets 2016

GadgetsRemember the days when festival kit meant a tent, a sleeping bag and, if you’d really made the effort, some patterned wellies? When you could get 5 adults and all your gear into a two door Ford Fiesta? Well, if you’re like me, then the arrival of kids has changed all that. I now tend to start the festival season staring at the pile of equipment and gadgets and wondering which child I’ll have to leave behind if I’m going to fit it all in our seven seater car.

Read more…

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