Wychwood Festival

1st - 3rd June 2018

Location: Cheltenham Racecourse

Size: 10,000

Website: www.wychwoodfestival.com

Highlights for Families:

As well as the music, film and comedy on offer, you’ll find workshops for all ages, Seminars, Guest Speakers, a music quiz, the Healing Gardens, walkabout circus performers and street theatre, a special toddler’s area, AND a Children’s Literature Festival with story telling shows, children’s authors and illustrators, and creative activities.

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Battstock Festival

Discontinued

Location: Witney, Oxfordshire

We can’t find any information about this festival and we believe it has now been discontinued. If you know any different, please leave a comment.

Accessibility at Festivals

Most festivals do what they can to be accessible to as many as possible. After all, they want to be popular, and to exclude people from attending would obviously result in less ticket sales!

Read more…

Wychwood 2015 Review

This year we kicked off our festival season with a trip to Wychwood in Cheltenham. It’s been on my festival wish list for a while now and I’m pleased to report that it didn’t disappoint. Despite torrential rain just before we arrived I was immediately struck by how friendly everyone was. Our Sat Nav somehow managed to take us to a trade entrance but we were cheerfully pointed in the right direction by some rather damp looking stewards and soon had our wristbands on ready to go. 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 Workshops – junk4funk

junk4funk300coljunk4funk makes Musical Instruments out of rubbish such as pizza boxes and plastic bottles.  junk4funk runs workshops in schools and festivals across the country, and would love to be involved in more.

culturefest#1 - CopyI had the opportunity to interview the owner/director, who wishes to bring his mix of craft, music and recycling to more music festivals. Read more…

Wychwood 2014 Review

A Lovely 10th Birthday Party

Sun catchersLooking back through past line ups, Wychwood appears very impressive for one of the smaller festivals, and for their tenth birthday celebrations, they pulled out all the stops!

This is definitely an extremely family orientated festival, almost exclusively attended by young families. A massive focal point of the festival was The Parade, which everything stopped for on the Sunday afternoon. The huge kids’ field boasted countless opportunities among the impressive array of various craft activity stalls for making treasures to exhibit in the Sunday Parade, which was a beautiful procession of activity organisers and children – so proud of their achievements.
Read more…

Carting Kids Round Festivals

Pushchairs, Wagons, Slings, Carriers and Buggies

I once read on the old Glastonbury advice page that parents should get a cheap £20 stroller from Argos and throw it away after the festival. WOW – I was so unimpressed by this comment!

Leaving aside the obvious environmental issues with that approach, for parents taking babies, a good buggy can make or break your festival experience.  Can you imagine trying to get a cheap stroller through 6 inches of mud???!!

Surely we all want our festival experience to be easy and enjoyable?
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…

Wychwood 2013 Review

After a weekend at Wychwood Festival, my son ran through the school door telling his teacher and friends all about dragons, staying up late, making friends, eating crumpets, dancing to music, seeing Mr Bloom, bubbles and bouncy castles. So if you asked him if he enjoyed it, I would say it was a big YES.  But from a parent’s perspective, it wasn’t all plain sailing.

Read more…

Wychwood Festival

1st - 3rd June 2018

Location: Cheltenham Racecourse

Size: 10,000

Website: www.wychwoodfestival.com

Highlights for Families:

As well as the music, film and comedy on offer, you’ll find workshops for all ages, Seminars, Guest Speakers, a music quiz, the Healing Gardens, walkabout circus performers and street theatre, a special toddler’s area, AND a Children’s Literature Festival with story telling shows, children’s authors and illustrators, and creative activities.

Read more…

Accessibility at Festivals

Most festivals do what they can to be accessible to as many as possible. After all, they want to be popular, and to exclude people from attending would obviously result in less ticket sales!

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…

Wychwood 2014 Review

A Lovely 10th Birthday Party

Sun catchersLooking back through past line ups, Wychwood appears very impressive for one of the smaller festivals, and for their tenth birthday celebrations, they pulled out all the stops!

This is definitely an extremely family orientated festival, almost exclusively attended by young families. A massive focal point of the festival was The Parade, which everything stopped for on the Sunday afternoon. The huge kids’ field boasted countless opportunities among the impressive array of various craft activity stalls for making treasures to exhibit in the Sunday Parade, which was a beautiful procession of activity organisers and children – so proud of their achievements.
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…

Battstock Festival

Discontinued

Location: Witney, Oxfordshire

We can’t find any information about this festival and we believe it has now been discontinued. If you know any different, please leave a comment.

Wychwood 2015 Review

This year we kicked off our festival season with a trip to Wychwood in Cheltenham. It’s been on my festival wish list for a while now and I’m pleased to report that it didn’t disappoint. Despite torrential rain just before we arrived I was immediately struck by how friendly everyone was. Our Sat Nav somehow managed to take us to a trade entrance but we were cheerfully pointed in the right direction by some rather damp looking stewards and soon had our wristbands on ready to go. Read more…

Festival Workshops – junk4funk

junk4funk300coljunk4funk makes Musical Instruments out of rubbish such as pizza boxes and plastic bottles.  junk4funk runs workshops in schools and festivals across the country, and would love to be involved in more.

culturefest#1 - CopyI had the opportunity to interview the owner/director, who wishes to bring his mix of craft, music and recycling to more music festivals. Read more…

Carting Kids Round Festivals

Pushchairs, Wagons, Slings, Carriers and Buggies

I once read on the old Glastonbury advice page that parents should get a cheap £20 stroller from Argos and throw it away after the festival. WOW – I was so unimpressed by this comment!

Leaving aside the obvious environmental issues with that approach, for parents taking babies, a good buggy can make or break your festival experience.  Can you imagine trying to get a cheap stroller through 6 inches of mud???!!

Surely we all want our festival experience to be easy and enjoyable?
Read more…

Wychwood 2013 Review

After a weekend at Wychwood Festival, my son ran through the school door telling his teacher and friends all about dragons, staying up late, making friends, eating crumpets, dancing to music, seeing Mr Bloom, bubbles and bouncy castles. So if you asked him if he enjoyed it, I would say it was a big YES.  But from a parent’s perspective, it wasn’t all plain sailing.

Read more…

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