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…

Choosing a festival

Best Family Festivals 2016
Writers’ Choices 2016

A-Z Festival Listings
Family Friendly Festival Finder (Map and Calendar)
Finding the right festival for your family
2013 Best festivals for babies and toddlers

Best Family Festivals 2015
Best Festivals for First Timers 2014
Best Festivals For Toddlers 2014

Festival Kidz Award Winners 2015

Festival Kidz Award Winners 2014
Festival Kidz Award Winners 2013

Practical help

Ultimate Festival Survival Guide
Ultimate Family Camping Packing List
Advice for First Timers
Packing Tips
Getting Around The Festival
Festival on a Budget

Buying Guides

Family Tents
Camping Chairs
Flags and Windsocks
Ear Defenders

Advice depending on your children’s ages

Guide to Taking Toddlers
Guide to Taking Babies
Festivals when Pregnant
Going Solo – Festivals as a Single Parent

Help if you’re worried about…

Finding Your Tent
Mud and Rain
Keeping Track of your Children
Ear Defenders
Taking children out of school

And if you’re still not sure… read the following!

Why festivals are the best family holiday
What children learn at festivals

Want free festival tickets and kit?  Head to our Current Giveaways Page

Parents’ experiences and stories

Taking an 8 week old baby to Glastonbury 2013
Jessica’s experience of attending a festival pregnant
Diary of a lost kids’ officer
Taking newborn baby to Glasto, 5 days after emergency c-section!

As always we welcome comments and would love you to share your experiences with us as well as ask any questions however small, you may have. We don’t claim to know it all but if we don’t know we are bound to know someone who does!