Geronimo Festival Review 2017

Rock Climbing
Rock Climbing at Geronimo Festival

The biggest children’s festival in the country; Geronimo Festival moved home this year from Tatton Park, Cheshire to Arley Hall. I had never visited the previous place so cannot compare the two but the new site had plenty of room to cater for all ages of children, as well as the young at heart. With everything from free donkey rides and ferret racing (your children actually race the ferrets along human sized tunnels!) to large scale stunt shows and circus displays you will not hear the words “I’m bored” at any point during your visit.

Read more…

Our Writers’ Favourite Festivals 2016

Now we know which festivals are your favourites, but what do our writers think?

Here are some of our Festival Kidz writers, their favourite festivals and the new festival they are each trying this year!

Please note all opinions stated below are those of our writers, who are all volunteers, and do not necessarily represent those of Festival Kidz! Read more…

Festival Survival Guide

Secrets to enjoying a festival with kids

Every year we get lots of parents asking us how to make a festival with kids fun rather than a weekend of stress.

The reality is that going to a festival with your kids is not such a crazy thing to do any more.  There are hundreds of festivals that welcome families of all ages and there’s usually more to do there than at many other holiday destinations so, rather than begrudging being dragged along, chances are your kids will have even more fun than you!
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…

Chilled in a Field – New Venue!

bentleyNEWS: Chilled in a Field have announced their new home for 2014!

This year Chilled in a Field will be held in the Bentley Wildfowl & Motor Museum. This location is even more perfect for families as it is a wonderful magical place for children to visit, and entry to Bentley is included in your ticket. 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…

Shambala 2013 Review

Shambala 2013

SHHHHambala! The secret’s out…

One of the more exciting but less well known festivals in the UK is gaining fans year on year. This year it sold out weeks in advance, and I would advise anyone wanting to go next year to get tickets early.

I only hope that it doesn’t grow any larger because this year it was the perfect size to create a fantastic atmosphere without feeling too crowded.

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.

Read more…

Essential Information and Advice

All the essential info sheets and tips for taking your family to a festival – all handily linked on one page!

If you are new to the world of festivals, or are taking your children for the very first time, it can be a bit daunting but we are here to help. Here at Festival Kidz, we have a wealth of knowledge and advice to share with families who want to experience the wonderful world of family friendly festivals but aren’t sure where to start… Read more…

Surviving the dreaded… festival toilets!

Toilets at Chilled in a Field 2012 (c) Naomi Jones
The Toilets

As much as you try not to think about it, your children will need to use the festival toilets.

I sometimes wonder how we coped with three small children. The truth is that I gritted my teeth and thought of all the good times we were having in exchange for a little bit of ‘messy’ work.

Isn’t that what parenting is all about?!  We should all be able to cope with this – after all we’ve looked after newborns and nothing will ever be as much work as that! Read more…

Geronimo Festival Review 2017

Rock Climbing
Rock Climbing at Geronimo Festival

The biggest children’s festival in the country; Geronimo Festival moved home this year from Tatton Park, Cheshire to Arley Hall. I had never visited the previous place so cannot compare the two but the new site had plenty of room to cater for all ages of children, as well as the young at heart. With everything from free donkey rides and ferret racing (your children actually race the ferrets along human sized tunnels!) to large scale stunt shows and circus displays you will not hear the words “I’m bored” at any point during your visit.

Read more…

Festival Survival Guide

Secrets to enjoying a festival with kids

Every year we get lots of parents asking us how to make a festival with kids fun rather than a weekend of stress.

The reality is that going to a festival with your kids is not such a crazy thing to do any more.  There are hundreds of festivals that welcome families of all ages and there’s usually more to do there than at many other holiday destinations so, rather than begrudging being dragged along, chances are your kids will have even more fun than you!
Read more…

Chilled in a Field – New Venue!

bentleyNEWS: Chilled in a Field have announced their new home for 2014!

This year Chilled in a Field will be held in the Bentley Wildfowl & Motor Museum. This location is even more perfect for families as it is a wonderful magical place for children to visit, and entry to Bentley is included in your ticket. Read more…

Shambala 2013 Review

Shambala 2013

SHHHHambala! The secret’s out…

One of the more exciting but less well known festivals in the UK is gaining fans year on year. This year it sold out weeks in advance, and I would advise anyone wanting to go next year to get tickets early.

I only hope that it doesn’t grow any larger because this year it was the perfect size to create a fantastic atmosphere without feeling too crowded.

Read more…

Essential Information and Advice

All the essential info sheets and tips for taking your family to a festival – all handily linked on one page!

If you are new to the world of festivals, or are taking your children for the very first time, it can be a bit daunting but we are here to help. Here at Festival Kidz, we have a wealth of knowledge and advice to share with families who want to experience the wonderful world of family friendly festivals but aren’t sure where to start… Read more…

Our Writers’ Favourite Festivals 2016

Now we know which festivals are your favourites, but what do our writers think?

Here are some of our Festival Kidz writers, their favourite festivals and the new festival they are each trying this year!

Please note all opinions stated below are those of our writers, who are all volunteers, and do not necessarily represent those of Festival Kidz! 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…

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…

Surviving the dreaded… festival toilets!

Toilets at Chilled in a Field 2012 (c) Naomi Jones
The Toilets

As much as you try not to think about it, your children will need to use the festival toilets.

I sometimes wonder how we coped with three small children. The truth is that I gritted my teeth and thought of all the good times we were having in exchange for a little bit of ‘messy’ work.

Isn’t that what parenting is all about?!  We should all be able to cope with this – after all we’ve looked after newborns and nothing will ever be as much work as that! Read more…

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