By Tim Kaye, Caroline Gilbert and Hazel (7) and Gwilym (5) There is a very good reason why WOMAD is called ‘The World’s Festival’ it is like visiting 50 countries in one weekend. This is our third foray into the many different sounds and experiences that are on offer here and it didn’t disappoint. The […]
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By Tim Kaye, Caroline Gilbert and Hazel (6) and Gwilym (4) Organisers the length and breadth of the country dread the rain when they have put on an outdoor event. It’s easy to miss the essential spark of a particular festival when you are soaked to the bone and the kids are moaning. This is […]
With Hazel Kaye (5), Gwilym Kaye (3), Caroline Gilbert and Tim Kaye. Let me just say at the outset that it rained at Womad, not just heavily but torrentially then stopped then rained again. Now I am not one to whimper at the first sign of a bit of water from above but this review […]
In the words of my 5 year old: “I wish it could be WOMAD everyday” Confession time, we were WOMAD virgins but this only added to the excitement of setting off on our five and a half hour journey to Charlton Park and our very first WOMAD experience. Just as we were packed up and […]
Taking 4 kids to WOMAD? Not a problem…! Parent Review by the Dersons Family My husband and I, and our 4 children, enjoyed a wonderful weekend of mind-blowing sounds, amazing sights and delightful tastes at WOMAD, Charlton Park. Having packed everything required for the wide variety of weather that could come our way we arrived […]
After several festivals in awful weather this year… mud, gales, rain, more mud… I wasn’t sure I could face another one. But at the last minute I had been offered a ticket to WOMAD and as it’s been on my wishlist for a few years, and I wasn’t committed to anything else, it felt too […]
2011 WOMAD Weather: Little bit of light rain on Friday but weekend was lovely and sunny Review by: Freya, age 10 Hi! My name is Freya and I am at Womad. My favourite things about Womad are: the people are all kind, the music is wicked and the food is lush! The thing I don’t […]
WOMAD stands for World of Music and Dance and it does pretty much what it says on the tin, with an enormous amount of other creative arts thrown in for good measure. You will hear the very best of World Music, dance to all sorts of global and tribal beats and experience an absolute feast […]
This was not our first time at Standon Calling, in fact is was our fourth! So would it still hold a special place in our hearts?
Here are our favourites, our tried and tested. The festivals we return to year after year. These are the festivals we give our Festival Kidz recommended stamp of approval. So what are the best family festivals for 2020, as recommended by Festival Kidz parents?