Louise Carron Harris

pregnant festival babyMum of two, Louise, helped to set Festival Kidz up with Romany.

She shared her festival exploits with us in guest blogs and, drawing on her vast festival experience, wrote about Glastonbury trips while pregnant, with newborns, and with toddlers.

Louise’s festival-style: Huge and awesome!  Glasto of course…!

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…

Taking Babies to Festivals

baby-with-glasto-programmeWhy you should take your baby to a festival – and what you’ll need to do it

We went to our first family festival when our youngest daughter, Martha, was nine months old. A lot of friends thought we were crazy taking a babies to festivals but we all loved it. The next year we did two, the year after that it was five so I guess you could say we caught the bug. 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…

Flummoxed 2014 Review

The Flummoxed Festival was tiny. Teeny weeny tiny. Previously I had thought a festival with under 5000 people was small, but this one had 150 people, including the kids.

So I’m not sure whether the Flummoxed Festival is a festival or not, or just a lovely family friendly camping event with lots of live music and activities added for good measure.

But this was actually what made it a very enjoyable, friendly, relaxing experience and one that my whole family would readily do again next year.

This is a fledgling festival which appears to offer something quite different for families, a bit of a middle ground between staying on a normal camp site and going to a large, noisy festival.

Flummoxed 2014
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…

Chilled in a Field 2013 Review

Chilled in a Field is small but perfectly formed

Chilled in a Field 2013

*Chilled* in a Field will always mean something special to our family, as it was the first festival for our two youngest last year, aged only 2. We wanted to visit it again but I admit I was a little bit concerned that as we had since been to much bigger festivals we might be disappointed in one so small. However I shouldn’t have worried – what *Chilled* misses out in big names and variety of entertainment it more than makes up for with atmosphere, enthusiasm and heart.

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…

Louise Carron Harris

pregnant festival babyMum of two, Louise, helped to set Festival Kidz up with Romany.

She shared her festival exploits with us in guest blogs and, drawing on her vast festival experience, wrote about Glastonbury trips while pregnant, with newborns, and with toddlers.

Louise’s festival-style: Huge and awesome!  Glasto of course…!

Taking Babies to Festivals

baby-with-glasto-programmeWhy you should take your baby to a festival – and what you’ll need to do it

We went to our first family festival when our youngest daughter, Martha, was nine months old. A lot of friends thought we were crazy taking a babies to festivals but we all loved it. The next year we did two, the year after that it was five so I guess you could say we caught the bug. Read more…

Flummoxed 2014 Review

The Flummoxed Festival was tiny. Teeny weeny tiny. Previously I had thought a festival with under 5000 people was small, but this one had 150 people, including the kids.

So I’m not sure whether the Flummoxed Festival is a festival or not, or just a lovely family friendly camping event with lots of live music and activities added for good measure.

But this was actually what made it a very enjoyable, friendly, relaxing experience and one that my whole family would readily do again next year.

This is a fledgling festival which appears to offer something quite different for families, a bit of a middle ground between staying on a normal camp site and going to a large, noisy festival.

Flummoxed 2014
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…

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…

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…

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 2013 Review

Chilled in a Field is small but perfectly formed

Chilled in a Field 2013

*Chilled* in a Field will always mean something special to our family, as it was the first festival for our two youngest last year, aged only 2. We wanted to visit it again but I admit I was a little bit concerned that as we had since been to much bigger festivals we might be disappointed in one so small. However I shouldn’t have worried – what *Chilled* misses out in big names and variety of entertainment it more than makes up for with atmosphere, enthusiasm and heart.

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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