Festival sleeping know how

OK, so you’re pretty unlikely to have a great night’s sleep at a festival.  Even in the family or quiet sleeping areas there will be unfamiliar noise, your bed is not going to be as comfortable as home and your children will still wake up well before you are ready to get up.

But there at least are things you can do to improve your chances of getting some rest…  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!

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…

Going Solo – Why Should Single Parents Miss Out?

Last year at Blissfields we happened to be camping near some single parents having a fantastic time and by the end of the festival we were all great friends.

The Blissfields gang!
The Blissfields gang!

So what do you do if you’re a festival-loving person and you don’t have a partner, or if your partner hates camping and refuses to go with you? Do you give up on festivals? I know if you love festivals as much as we do here at Festival Kidz that is simply not an option. Read more…

Inflatable Tents Guide

vangotentFestival season is still a few months away, but if like me you’re already dreaming of cider in the sun and kids dancing themselves silly this is probably a good time to start thinking about camping kit and keeping an eye out for last season bargains.

In 2015 our big kit purchase was an inflatable tent – and we loved it! 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…

Top 5 Tips for Buying a Family Tent

imageIt’s time for me to admit something – I’m a tentaholic.

I love looking at tents. You will often find me at festivals wandering around the family camping section, checking out other peoples’ tents with increasing envy.

Choosing a tent is a difficult thing to do – after all this rolled up piece of fabric is the only thing that separates you from the (let’s face it) usually freezing cold and often very wet British weather. So it is important you get the right one for your family.

Read more…

Top 10 Luxury Camping Items

Hotel_Bell_TentLet’s face it – many of us find camping a bit tougher as we get older. And once we have children we no longer want to ‘rough it’ quite so much!

If money is not a problem you could go all out on some glamping luxury, but that’s not an option for most of us on a small budget.

So instead, here are my Top 10 recommendations for camping gear that will provide you that little bit of extra comfort.

Read more…

Family Camping Packing List

Here is our ultimate family camping packing list.

Of course all families’ needs are different, so we have included an editable version for you to download and adapt for your own family.

sleepingWe hope you find this useful!
Read more…

Festival sleeping know how

OK, so you’re pretty unlikely to have a great night’s sleep at a festival.  Even in the family or quiet sleeping areas there will be unfamiliar noise, your bed is not going to be as comfortable as home and your children will still wake up well before you are ready to get up.

But there at least are things you can do to improve your chances of getting some rest…  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…

Going Solo – Why Should Single Parents Miss Out?

Last year at Blissfields we happened to be camping near some single parents having a fantastic time and by the end of the festival we were all great friends.

The Blissfields gang!
The Blissfields gang!

So what do you do if you’re a festival-loving person and you don’t have a partner, or if your partner hates camping and refuses to go with you? Do you give up on festivals? I know if you love festivals as much as we do here at Festival Kidz that is simply not an option. 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…

Top 10 Luxury Camping Items

Hotel_Bell_TentLet’s face it – many of us find camping a bit tougher as we get older. And once we have children we no longer want to ‘rough it’ quite so much!

If money is not a problem you could go all out on some glamping luxury, but that’s not an option for most of us on a small budget.

So instead, here are my Top 10 recommendations for camping gear that will provide you that little bit of extra comfort.

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!

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…

Inflatable Tents Guide

vangotentFestival season is still a few months away, but if like me you’re already dreaming of cider in the sun and kids dancing themselves silly this is probably a good time to start thinking about camping kit and keeping an eye out for last season bargains.

In 2015 our big kit purchase was an inflatable tent – and we loved it! Read more…

Top 5 Tips for Buying a Family Tent

imageIt’s time for me to admit something – I’m a tentaholic.

I love looking at tents. You will often find me at festivals wandering around the family camping section, checking out other peoples’ tents with increasing envy.

Choosing a tent is a difficult thing to do – after all this rolled up piece of fabric is the only thing that separates you from the (let’s face it) usually freezing cold and often very wet British weather. So it is important you get the right one for your family.

Read more…

Family Camping Packing List

Here is our ultimate family camping packing list.

Of course all families’ needs are different, so we have included an editable version for you to download and adapt for your own family.

sleepingWe hope you find this useful!
Read more…

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