North Nibley Music Festival

30th June - 1st July 2017

Location: North Nibley in the Cotswolds, half way between Bristol and Gloucester.

Size: 3,800

Website: www.nibleyfestival.co.uk

North Nibley Music Festival has grown from quaint village party to proper music festival in just a few years.  The success is down to a devoted organising committee and the full support of the locals.  Nibley just has the most welcoming atmosphere 🙂

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…

Nibley 2014 Review

ribbon tutuNibley Festival Sat 5th July 2014 – North Nibley, Gloucestershire

 

Reviewed by Anna Waldron and family

Nibley Festival is a one day festival with camping set in the pretty village of North Nibley on the edge of the Cotswolds.

This festival is clearly well supported, appreciated by and benefitting the local people and community groups. As such the marshals are friendly and pleased to welcome you into the festival site. 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 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…

Nibley 2012 Review

north nibley music festival 2012North Nibley Music Festival 2012

As with most festivals that have taken place so far in 2012, the weather has been a major pain in the neck (that’s putting it politely!)

Our usual journey to North Nibley takes 4-5 hours… but not this time! We left home at 12.30 Friday and from the time we set off it did not stop raining. I can’t recall being able to turn off the wipers for the whole journey which due to the weather and traffic conditions took 6 and a 1/2 hours 🙁

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…

Junkfish – Festival Arts and Crafts

Last summer, we took the Festival Kidz stall to Nibley Music Festival, a small ultra-family-friendly festival in a stunning Cotswolds location.  One of the festival highlights is undoubtedly the huge craft tent run by Liz and her dedicated bunch of volunteers.  The tent has been so popular that she’s decided to turn her skills into a small business and ‘Junkfish‘ was born.  We invited Liz to tell us more about her new venture. Read more…

The Wishing Line: Nibley

nibley wishing line festival kids
The Wishing Line

Have the festival fairies granted your wishes yet?

We had such a lovely time at Nibley Music Festival.  What a great bunch of organisers – all volunteers, and the most well-organised and friendliest event we’ve been to in ages!

We put a Wishing Line outside the Festival Kidz stall and were over-loaded with so many of you hanging out your laundry on our line!  We managed to collect up most of your wishes and pass them on to the festival fairies – did yours make the list?

I wish I was a rat – Arthur age 5

I wish we have a lovly holiday – Loann age 8

I wish my grandad came back to life

I wish everyone was quiet – Rosie age 6

Read more…

North Nibley Music Festival

30th June - 1st July 2017

Location: North Nibley in the Cotswolds, half way between Bristol and Gloucester.

Size: 3,800

Website: www.nibleyfestival.co.uk

North Nibley Music Festival has grown from quaint village party to proper music festival in just a few years.  The success is down to a devoted organising committee and the full support of the locals.  Nibley just has the most welcoming atmosphere 🙂

Read more…

Nibley 2014 Review

ribbon tutuNibley Festival Sat 5th July 2014 – North Nibley, Gloucestershire

 

Reviewed by Anna Waldron and family

Nibley Festival is a one day festival with camping set in the pretty village of North Nibley on the edge of the Cotswolds.

This festival is clearly well supported, appreciated by and benefitting the local people and community groups. As such the marshals are friendly and pleased to welcome you into the festival site. 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…

The Wishing Line: Nibley

nibley wishing line festival kids
The Wishing Line

Have the festival fairies granted your wishes yet?

We had such a lovely time at Nibley Music Festival.  What a great bunch of organisers – all volunteers, and the most well-organised and friendliest event we’ve been to in ages!

We put a Wishing Line outside the Festival Kidz stall and were over-loaded with so many of you hanging out your laundry on our line!  We managed to collect up most of your wishes and pass them on to the festival fairies – did yours make the list?

I wish I was a rat – Arthur age 5

I wish we have a lovly holiday – Loann age 8

I wish my grandad came back to life

I wish everyone was quiet – Rosie age 6

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…

Nibley 2012 Review

north nibley music festival 2012North Nibley Music Festival 2012

As with most festivals that have taken place so far in 2012, the weather has been a major pain in the neck (that’s putting it politely!)

Our usual journey to North Nibley takes 4-5 hours… but not this time! We left home at 12.30 Friday and from the time we set off it did not stop raining. I can’t recall being able to turn off the wipers for the whole journey which due to the weather and traffic conditions took 6 and a 1/2 hours 🙁

Read more…

Junkfish – Festival Arts and Crafts

Last summer, we took the Festival Kidz stall to Nibley Music Festival, a small ultra-family-friendly festival in a stunning Cotswolds location.  One of the festival highlights is undoubtedly the huge craft tent run by Liz and her dedicated bunch of volunteers.  The tent has been so popular that she’s decided to turn her skills into a small business and ‘Junkfish‘ was born.  We invited Liz to tell us more about her new venture. Read more…

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