Latitude Festival

12th - 15th July 2018

Location: Henham Park, Southwold, Suffolk

Size: 35,000

Website: www.latitudefestival.com

Latitude is a popular choice with families wanting a big festival experience.

The Children’s Arena at Latitude is an entire festival of its own! Put together with love and imagination, and featuring a vast array of activities, it’s a riot of colourful creativity, it’s wild and adventurous. Experienced children’s groups, many from the surrounding areas bring their talents together and share one aim: to give Latitude families a magical, fabulous fun packed weekend that they’ll remember all year.

Read more…

Best Family Festivals 2015

CIAF 2014


Here are our top picks for 2015!

Whether a festival is good for you depends on what music you’re into and what other things you like doing at festivals, as well as the age of your kids. If you are new to festivals with kids, you may want to read our guide to Choosing the right Family-Friendly Festival.

We have included our affiliate links in the listings – if you click “Buy Tickets Now” you will go straight to the ticket page for your chosen festival. You will not pay anything for this but the festival will give us a small commission to keep Festival Kidz up and running – so please use them!

Read more…

Best Family Festivals 2014

Here are our top picks for 2014!

Now is a great time to start thinking about buying your festival tickets – most of the festivals offer ‘early bird’ prices, which means they are reduced if you book them early.

Whether a festival is good for you depends on what music you’re into and what other things you like doing at festivals, as well as the age of your kids. If you are new to festivals with kids, you may want to read our guide to Choosing the right Family-Friendly Festival. Read more…

Latitude 2013 Review

It’s been said that Latitude is “more than just a music festival” and we can certainly vouch for that.

Latitude is no stranger to us but there was something different about this year… most notably the sun was shining!

We arrived in our campervan Thursday at around two o’clock and were surprised to see no queues.  We had planned to get there as early as we could knowing how far away from the festival site the family campervan field is. 

Once set up, we went into the festival arena and all of the familiar sights and sounds of Latitude became quickly recognisable, minus the mud of course! Read more…

Festival on a budget

Times are still tough for many of us but that shouldn’t stop us having fun, especially on the festival front. Even if we have to make a few compromises, and stick to a budget, go to a festival. Read more…

Festival Kidz Team: Our Picks 2013

Every year we face the same dilemmas – Do we go to our favourites, the ones we know and love, where the kids feel at home?

Or do we try out some new ones, potentially discover something amazing, and widen our knowledge of great festivals to recommend to all you lovely families out there?

We’re very lucky in that we get invited to far more than we can manage to attend… but the reality is that with kids (or even without kids) it’s just too tiring (and expensive!) so we’ve had to learn to pick and choose.

Here are the festivals we’ve picked this year and why Read more…

Our pick of the Festivals 2012

festivals top trumpsChoosing from the hundreds of excellent family-friendly festivals out there is really really tough.

Many families will place a different importance to different aspects.  Personally I don’t like my festivals too crowded, I like quality music but I’m not so bothered by big names, and most importantly I like a good range of workshops and street theatre to keep everyone entertained.  But people always ask me which are the best festivals for kids so here is my shortlist – the ones which I think have something extra-special about them: Read more…

Latitude 2011 Review

2011 Latitude Festival Weather: Heavy persistent rain, a few sunny spells then mostly more rain resulting in lots of muddy areas!

Latitude-2011-Sam-Sugden
Sam and her family at Latitude 2011

Review by: Sam (with 2 kids: aged 3 and 12)

Getting to the festival and setting up camp:

We arrived Thursday evening around 7. We had set off at 4 o’clock, met friends not far from the site at 5.15 but then took some time to get onto the site & to be directed to a plot. We were booked into the family campervan area & were a bit worried when we arrived as it already seemed to be very busy. Although in 2010 we had not arrived until the Friday morning, we were much further back this year in the family campervan area & were glad we had made the effort to get there Thurs.

Read more…

Latitude Festival

12th - 15th July 2018

Location: Henham Park, Southwold, Suffolk

Size: 35,000

Website: www.latitudefestival.com

Latitude is a popular choice with families wanting a big festival experience.

The Children’s Arena at Latitude is an entire festival of its own! Put together with love and imagination, and featuring a vast array of activities, it’s a riot of colourful creativity, it’s wild and adventurous. Experienced children’s groups, many from the surrounding areas bring their talents together and share one aim: to give Latitude families a magical, fabulous fun packed weekend that they’ll remember all year.

Read more…

Best Family Festivals 2014

Here are our top picks for 2014!

Now is a great time to start thinking about buying your festival tickets – most of the festivals offer ‘early bird’ prices, which means they are reduced if you book them early.

Whether a festival is good for you depends on what music you’re into and what other things you like doing at festivals, as well as the age of your kids. If you are new to festivals with kids, you may want to read our guide to Choosing the right Family-Friendly Festival. Read more…

Festival on a budget

Times are still tough for many of us but that shouldn’t stop us having fun, especially on the festival front. Even if we have to make a few compromises, and stick to a budget, go to a festival. Read more…

Our pick of the Festivals 2012

festivals top trumpsChoosing from the hundreds of excellent family-friendly festivals out there is really really tough.

Many families will place a different importance to different aspects.  Personally I don’t like my festivals too crowded, I like quality music but I’m not so bothered by big names, and most importantly I like a good range of workshops and street theatre to keep everyone entertained.  But people always ask me which are the best festivals for kids so here is my shortlist – the ones which I think have something extra-special about them: Read more…

Best Family Festivals 2015

CIAF 2014


Here are our top picks for 2015!

Whether a festival is good for you depends on what music you’re into and what other things you like doing at festivals, as well as the age of your kids. If you are new to festivals with kids, you may want to read our guide to Choosing the right Family-Friendly Festival.

We have included our affiliate links in the listings – if you click “Buy Tickets Now” you will go straight to the ticket page for your chosen festival. You will not pay anything for this but the festival will give us a small commission to keep Festival Kidz up and running – so please use them!

Read more…

Latitude 2013 Review

It’s been said that Latitude is “more than just a music festival” and we can certainly vouch for that.

Latitude is no stranger to us but there was something different about this year… most notably the sun was shining!

We arrived in our campervan Thursday at around two o’clock and were surprised to see no queues.  We had planned to get there as early as we could knowing how far away from the festival site the family campervan field is. 

Once set up, we went into the festival arena and all of the familiar sights and sounds of Latitude became quickly recognisable, minus the mud of course! Read more…

Festival Kidz Team: Our Picks 2013

Every year we face the same dilemmas – Do we go to our favourites, the ones we know and love, where the kids feel at home?

Or do we try out some new ones, potentially discover something amazing, and widen our knowledge of great festivals to recommend to all you lovely families out there?

We’re very lucky in that we get invited to far more than we can manage to attend… but the reality is that with kids (or even without kids) it’s just too tiring (and expensive!) so we’ve had to learn to pick and choose.

Here are the festivals we’ve picked this year and why Read more…

Latitude 2011 Review

2011 Latitude Festival Weather: Heavy persistent rain, a few sunny spells then mostly more rain resulting in lots of muddy areas!

Latitude-2011-Sam-Sugden
Sam and her family at Latitude 2011

Review by: Sam (with 2 kids: aged 3 and 12)

Getting to the festival and setting up camp:

We arrived Thursday evening around 7. We had set off at 4 o’clock, met friends not far from the site at 5.15 but then took some time to get onto the site & to be directed to a plot. We were booked into the family campervan area & were a bit worried when we arrived as it already seemed to be very busy. Although in 2010 we had not arrived until the Friday morning, we were much further back this year in the family campervan area & were glad we had made the effort to get there Thurs.

Read more…

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