Wilderness

3rd - 6th August 2017

Location: Cornbury Estate, Oxfordshire

Size: 10,000

Website: www.wildernessfestival.com

Reviews: 20162015,  2014, 2013 and 2012

Wilderness Festival is a little different, billing itself as ‘A Celebration shaped by Nature, a Landscape Transformed by the Arts’ it takes place in a stunning location in the wilds of Oxfordshire.

Read more…

Our Writers’ Recommendations 2017

All of our writers are festival veterans with more festivals under their belts than they can count! So which festivals are they excited about this year?

Read more…

Wilderness 2016 Review

My 6 year old son and I were given a last minute chance to spend Sunday at Wilderness Festival. No days spent choosing what to pack.  I just threw some sun cream, water, a couple of apples, a hoody, a small blanket and a couple of glow sticks in a bag and we were off for an adventure.  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…

Festival Kidz Award Winners 2014

Announcing the 2nd annual Festival Kidz Awards!

2014 was a fantastic year for family friendly festivals – we reviewed more than ever before and visited so many that it made judging the awards extremely difficult. If your favourite festival is missing from this list, please feel free to comment below!

2014GoldAward Read more…

Wilderness 2014 Review

wilderness17th to 10th August 2014

Sit back, relax, and savour the delights of a quintessentially English weekend.

Don’t mind if I do!

We have been to a lot of festivals as a family and Wilderness has certainly topped the most idyllic setting for us.

Just gorgeous. You can’t help but relax.

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…

Wilderness 2013 Review

Wilderness Festival… Where the wild things are…

Review and pictures by Vicky Lane

This was our second visit to beautiful Cornbury Park the home of Wilderness festival. The organisers really couldn’t have found a more perfect place to have a festival. We were so excited and so grateful to be invited back after discovering what felt like a wonderful secret last year.

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…

Best Festivals for Toddlers – 2013

glasto toddlerTweet

The 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).

After much debate, we reckon this year’s best festivals for Under 5’s are:

Read more…

Wilderness

3rd - 6th August 2017

Location: Cornbury Estate, Oxfordshire

Size: 10,000

Website: www.wildernessfestival.com

Reviews: 20162015,  2014, 2013 and 2012

Wilderness Festival is a little different, billing itself as ‘A Celebration shaped by Nature, a Landscape Transformed by the Arts’ it takes place in a stunning location in the wilds of Oxfordshire.

Read more…

Wilderness 2016 Review

My 6 year old son and I were given a last minute chance to spend Sunday at Wilderness Festival. No days spent choosing what to pack.  I just threw some sun cream, water, a couple of apples, a hoody, a small blanket and a couple of glow sticks in a bag and we were off for an adventure.  Read more…

Festival Kidz Award Winners 2014

Announcing the 2nd annual Festival Kidz Awards!

2014 was a fantastic year for family friendly festivals – we reviewed more than ever before and visited so many that it made judging the awards extremely difficult. If your favourite festival is missing from this list, please feel free to comment below!

2014GoldAward 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…

Our Writers’ Recommendations 2017

All of our writers are festival veterans with more festivals under their belts than they can count! So which festivals are they excited about this 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…

Wilderness 2014 Review

wilderness17th to 10th August 2014

Sit back, relax, and savour the delights of a quintessentially English weekend.

Don’t mind if I do!

We have been to a lot of festivals as a family and Wilderness has certainly topped the most idyllic setting for us.

Just gorgeous. You can’t help but relax.

Read more…

Wilderness 2013 Review

Wilderness Festival… Where the wild things are…

Review and pictures by Vicky Lane

This was our second visit to beautiful Cornbury Park the home of Wilderness festival. The organisers really couldn’t have found a more perfect place to have a festival. We were so excited and so grateful to be invited back after discovering what felt like a wonderful secret last year.

Read more…

Best Festivals for Toddlers – 2013

glasto toddlerTweet

The 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).

After much debate, we reckon this year’s best festivals for Under 5’s are:

Read more…

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