The Family Festival Guide

Valley Fest review 2021

The most beautiful festival views in the world!*

Valley Fest is the perfect combination of music, food and family fun for all ages.

Victorious Festival 2021 Review

Our review of Victorious Festival 2021.

Timber Festival 2021 Review

It was with huge excitement that we packed our bags for our first festival in almost 2 years. As well as the conundrum as to what to pack for a mixed weather forecast, we also had to remember to pack our face masks in case we needed them.

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Guide to hosting an outdoor party

This last year we’ve all spent a lot more time outside. But in this unpredictable English weather an outdoor party can quickly turn into a washout if you’re unprepared. Here are our top tips for hosting a great weather-proof party.

We’ve included practical tips, recommendations, and a wish list of things we would like!

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WIN! Tickets to Victorious!

Victorious is one of our favourite festivals and we have a family ticket for TWO adults and up to TWO children to give away!

Set on the Seafront in Portsmouth, it matches a fantastic location with an excellent line up and a Kids arena packed full of activities that’s like a festival in itself.

Check out our 2019 and 2018 reviews to see how much fun our reviewer and her family had there.

When: 27th-29th August 2021

Where: Southsea Seafront, Portsmouth

Tickets are on sale now: £120 weekend pass, day tickets from £35

Enter in the widget at the bottom of this page, a winner will be chosen at random after the closing date.

Victorious sunset stage
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Green Gathering Saving Families

Family holidays are without a doubt one of the largest contributors to most household’s annual carbon emissions. Even if you are a hardcore eco-warrior doing all you can daily to reduce your impact on the planet, when the summer holidays arrive it’s often hard to make low carbon plans.

In comparison to overseas holidays, choosing to spend time closer to home is obviously better for the environment. Camping is a relatively low impact choice providing you aren’t buying lots of equipment or single-use items, and good quality second-hand supplies are easy to come by. Festivals, however, are very rarely able to claim they are low-carbon due to the simple fact they are for such a short period of time, plus all the infrastructure and individual travel involved.

Green Gathering is different. One of a few UK festivals that can really make the ‘eco family festival’ claim, it is not only a super fun family holiday, it’s also leading the way in sustainable events.

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2021 Family Festivals and Camps

With summer holidays still so unknown and the list of what we can and can’t do changing daily, we thought we’d put together this little guide to 2021 small family festivals and camps you can book now. Hopefully, it will help with your summer plans.

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We Are Not A Festival 2020 Review

In the year without festivals, a few festival-like events did actually happen. Certainly they were quieter than usual. But for those of us who enjoy smaller community events and who were desperately missing festivals in 2020, they were an incredible bolt of joy at such a difficult time.

We felt fortunate to be part of the lucky few who went to We Are Not a Festival in 2020. The venue was beautiful, and due to social distancing rules there was loads of space for the kids to run around in nature, and no queues for anything. Less choice meant less stress, and we had a weekend to relax together as a family, but still be around lots of other people. Even at a distance it was good to be around festival goers again.

Lantern parade
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Valley Fest review 2021

The most beautiful festival views in the world!*

Valley Fest is the perfect combination of music, food and family fun for all ages.

Timber Festival 2021 Review

It was with huge excitement that we packed our bags for our first festival in almost 2 years. As well as the conundrum as to what to pack for a mixed weather forecast, we also had to remember to pack our face masks in case we needed them.

Read more…

WIN! Tickets to Victorious!

Victorious is one of our favourite festivals and we have a family ticket for TWO adults and up to TWO children to give away!

Set on the Seafront in Portsmouth, it matches a fantastic location with an excellent line up and a Kids arena packed full of activities that’s like a festival in itself.

Check out our 2019 and 2018 reviews to see how much fun our reviewer and her family had there.

When: 27th-29th August 2021

Where: Southsea Seafront, Portsmouth

Tickets are on sale now: £120 weekend pass, day tickets from £35

Enter in the widget at the bottom of this page, a winner will be chosen at random after the closing date.

Victorious sunset stage
Read more…

2021 Family Festivals and Camps

With summer holidays still so unknown and the list of what we can and can’t do changing daily, we thought we’d put together this little guide to 2021 small family festivals and camps you can book now. Hopefully, it will help with your summer plans.

Read more…

Victorious Festival 2021 Review

Our review of Victorious Festival 2021.

Guide to hosting an outdoor party

This last year we’ve all spent a lot more time outside. But in this unpredictable English weather an outdoor party can quickly turn into a washout if you’re unprepared. Here are our top tips for hosting a great weather-proof party.

We’ve included practical tips, recommendations, and a wish list of things we would like!

Read more…

Green Gathering Saving Families

Family holidays are without a doubt one of the largest contributors to most household’s annual carbon emissions. Even if you are a hardcore eco-warrior doing all you can daily to reduce your impact on the planet, when the summer holidays arrive it’s often hard to make low carbon plans.

In comparison to overseas holidays, choosing to spend time closer to home is obviously better for the environment. Camping is a relatively low impact choice providing you aren’t buying lots of equipment or single-use items, and good quality second-hand supplies are easy to come by. Festivals, however, are very rarely able to claim they are low-carbon due to the simple fact they are for such a short period of time, plus all the infrastructure and individual travel involved.

Green Gathering is different. One of a few UK festivals that can really make the ‘eco family festival’ claim, it is not only a super fun family holiday, it’s also leading the way in sustainable events.

Read more…

We Are Not A Festival 2020 Review

In the year without festivals, a few festival-like events did actually happen. Certainly they were quieter than usual. But for those of us who enjoy smaller community events and who were desperately missing festivals in 2020, they were an incredible bolt of joy at such a difficult time.

We felt fortunate to be part of the lucky few who went to We Are Not a Festival in 2020. The venue was beautiful, and due to social distancing rules there was loads of space for the kids to run around in nature, and no queues for anything. Less choice meant less stress, and we had a weekend to relax together as a family, but still be around lots of other people. Even at a distance it was good to be around festival goers again.

Lantern parade
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And thanks to the following festivals for their support in the past