Larmer Tree Festival

20th - 22nd July 2018

Location: Larmer Tree Gardens, Dorset/Wilts borders

Size: 5000

Website: www.larmertreefestival.co.uk

 

Wow! 2015 was Larmer Tree’s 25th year!

 

A wonderful festival in one of the most beautiful gardens in the UK.  Everyone is welcome here whether you are 1 or 101.  For older kids and teens, Larmer Tree’s Youth Zone is particularly good, and provision for younger kids is nothing short of excellent.

Read more…

Links to Festival Guides

In alphabetical order, here are the links to all of our Festival Factsheets aimed at festival goers with Families, incorporating links to the all-important Parent Reviews/Comments.

Read more…

Best Festivals 2016 – As Chosen By You!

Last year we decided to ask you for your favourite festivals, and now here’s the full list! All the quotations are from you, our readers, and festivals are ordered by the number of votes for each of our awards categories.

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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…

New rules make it illegal to take children out of school for holidays

P1060830In September 2013, the rules on taking children out of school in term time changed. Schools are no longer allowed to grant term time holiday for festivals.

Before September 2013, headteachers could approve absences of up to 10 days a year for family holidays in “special circumstances” – which for many families included festivals during term time. The new rules, however, state that absences are only allowed for “exceptional circumstances” such as funerals of family members. 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…

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…

10 Reasons why festivals are best

Despite there now being well over a hundred different family friendly festivals to choose from in the UK, I’m still getting the same common reaction from the majority of people: “Why on earth would you want to take your children there?”

So if you are wondering what is so appealing to parents I’ve compiled this top ten list.

Read more…

Larmer Tree Festival

20th - 22nd July 2018

Location: Larmer Tree Gardens, Dorset/Wilts borders

Size: 5000

Website: www.larmertreefestival.co.uk

 

Wow! 2015 was Larmer Tree’s 25th year!

 

A wonderful festival in one of the most beautiful gardens in the UK.  Everyone is welcome here whether you are 1 or 101.  For older kids and teens, Larmer Tree’s Youth Zone is particularly good, and provision for younger kids is nothing short of excellent.

Read more…

Best Festivals 2016 – As Chosen By You!

Last year we decided to ask you for your favourite festivals, and now here’s the full list! All the quotations are from you, our readers, and festivals are ordered by the number of votes for each of our awards categories.

P1010621

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…

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…

Links to Festival Guides

In alphabetical order, here are the links to all of our Festival Factsheets aimed at festival goers with Families, incorporating links to the all-important Parent Reviews/Comments.

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…

New rules make it illegal to take children out of school for holidays

P1060830In September 2013, the rules on taking children out of school in term time changed. Schools are no longer allowed to grant term time holiday for festivals.

Before September 2013, headteachers could approve absences of up to 10 days a year for family holidays in “special circumstances” – which for many families included festivals during term time. The new rules, however, state that absences are only allowed for “exceptional circumstances” such as funerals of family members. 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…

10 Reasons why festivals are best

Despite there now being well over a hundred different family friendly festivals to choose from in the UK, I’m still getting the same common reaction from the majority of people: “Why on earth would you want to take your children there?”

So if you are wondering what is so appealing to parents I’ve compiled this top ten list.

Read more…

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