Standon Calling

26th - 29th July 2018

Location: Standon Lordship Manor House, Hertfordshire

Size: 5,000

Website: www.standon-calling.com

Highlights for kids and families:

The Swimming Pool!

Standon has several areas dedicated to kid’s activities and all ages are extremely well catered for.

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Best festivals for toddlers 2014

DSC_0941The toddler stage is possibly the most difficult age to do festivals, but it doesn’t mean it can’t be done!

For really young kids we recommend small festivals, particularly if you are not an experienced festival-goer or camper. For a successful festival experience with toddlers you need space to run around or relax, less crowds, smaller distances between campsite, arena and carpark, a good selection of child-friendly food and a willingness to take things at your toddler’s pace (see also Naomi’s Top Tips for doing Festivals with Toddlers).

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Taking the Plunge!

Is this your first time?

Don’t worry if you’re a bit nervous about the whole idea of a music festival with children. Even if you went to a hundred festivals before you had kids, the first one with them is a completely new experience! Read more…

Family Christmas Events 2013

sledgingOne of the great things about Christmas is spending some magical time with the whole family. It is a fantastic time to be in the UK; with lights, celebrations, carol singing, mince pies and mulled wine.We’re looking forward to getting our sledges out and ice skates on!

Festival Kidz have been looking for the Christmas events which are less about commercialism and more about celebrating community, music, arts and crafts, and the outdoors. With the odd Santa’s grotto thrown in.

Read more…

Croissant Neuf 2013 Review

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)

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Croissant Neuf gave me many new festival experiences, and for someone who has been to so many festivals that is an unusual thing.

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The Magic Loungeabout 2012 Review

July 27-29th 2012, Broughton Hall, Skipton, Yorkshire

Reviewers: The Hogan Family (Mike, Gaelle, Celeste & Lily) & The Wharton family (Mark, Louise, Maddy & Maisie)

We were very excited about “the Loungeabout”, and with good reason: we were eager to see what looked like one of the most interesting line-ups of music and entertainment in the festival calendar,  located in a serene part of Yorkshire, and we were helping our friends break their (adulthood) festival cherry.

We spent many hours poring through the recommendations on festivalkidz.com to find the most suitable festival that would meet the needs of our two families; a good mix of live music, lots of activities for the kids and within 3 hours drive of Merseyside. The promise of a “refined unwind” at the Magic Loungeabout with its heavy focus on family friendly activities is what won us though.

Read more…

Standon Calling

26th - 29th July 2018

Location: Standon Lordship Manor House, Hertfordshire

Size: 5,000

Website: www.standon-calling.com

Highlights for kids and families:

The Swimming Pool!

Standon has several areas dedicated to kid’s activities and all ages are extremely well catered for.

Read more…

Taking the Plunge!

Is this your first time?

Don’t worry if you’re a bit nervous about the whole idea of a music festival with children. Even if you went to a hundred festivals before you had kids, the first one with them is a completely new experience! Read more…

Croissant Neuf 2013 Review

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)

DSC_1141

Croissant Neuf gave me many new festival experiences, and for someone who has been to so many festivals that is an unusual thing.

Read more…

Best festivals for toddlers 2014

DSC_0941The toddler stage is possibly the most difficult age to do festivals, but it doesn’t mean it can’t be done!

For really young kids we recommend small festivals, particularly if you are not an experienced festival-goer or camper. For a successful festival experience with toddlers you need space to run around or relax, less crowds, smaller distances between campsite, arena and carpark, a good selection of child-friendly food and a willingness to take things at your toddler’s pace (see also Naomi’s Top Tips for doing Festivals with Toddlers).

Read more…

Family Christmas Events 2013

sledgingOne of the great things about Christmas is spending some magical time with the whole family. It is a fantastic time to be in the UK; with lights, celebrations, carol singing, mince pies and mulled wine.We’re looking forward to getting our sledges out and ice skates on!

Festival Kidz have been looking for the Christmas events which are less about commercialism and more about celebrating community, music, arts and crafts, and the outdoors. With the odd Santa’s grotto thrown in.

Read more…

The Magic Loungeabout 2012 Review

July 27-29th 2012, Broughton Hall, Skipton, Yorkshire

Reviewers: The Hogan Family (Mike, Gaelle, Celeste & Lily) & The Wharton family (Mark, Louise, Maddy & Maisie)

We were very excited about “the Loungeabout”, and with good reason: we were eager to see what looked like one of the most interesting line-ups of music and entertainment in the festival calendar,  located in a serene part of Yorkshire, and we were helping our friends break their (adulthood) festival cherry.

We spent many hours poring through the recommendations on festivalkidz.com to find the most suitable festival that would meet the needs of our two families; a good mix of live music, lots of activities for the kids and within 3 hours drive of Merseyside. The promise of a “refined unwind” at the Magic Loungeabout with its heavy focus on family friendly activities is what won us though.

Read more…

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