Flags and Windsocks Guide

dragonwindsockSpinners, flags and windsocks are fun and colourful. They can help your children find their way back to your tent, as well as brightening up your festival pitch.

They are also fantastic if you are arranging to meet up with friends at the festival. Just tell them the rough location of your tent and which flag to look out for!

There are many different designs on the market. You can choose something special for you and your family, depending on your budget. Read more…

Top 5 Tips for Buying a Family Tent

imageIt’s time for me to admit something – I’m a tentaholic.

I love looking at tents. You will often find me at festivals wandering around the family camping section, checking out other peoples’ tents with increasing envy.

Choosing a tent is a difficult thing to do – after all this rolled up piece of fabric is the only thing that separates you from the (let’s face it) usually freezing cold and often very wet British weather. So it is important you get the right one for your family.

Read more…

Top 10 Luxury Camping Items

Hotel_Bell_TentLet’s face it – many of us find camping a bit tougher as we get older. And once we have children we no longer want to ‘rough it’ quite so much!

If money is not a problem you could go all out on some glamping luxury, but that’s not an option for most of us on a small budget.

So instead, here are my Top 10 recommendations for camping gear that will provide you that little bit of extra comfort.

Read more…

Top 5 Packing Tips

What’s the most annoying thing about going to festivals?

For me the answer to this is easy – PACKING!

packing

The Festival Kidz team have put our heads together to bring you our top packing tips, as well as a complete packing list, for you to print out and adapt for your own family.

Read more…

Safety and Security at a Festival

aerial_1666441iJust like anywhere it pays to be mindful and aware of your surroundings and potential risk. In everyday life we are more on our guard but when away in a field with loads of colourful, chilled people and wonderful things going on you tend to let that guard down and be more relaxed Read more…

Festival Survival Guide

Secrets to enjoying a festival with kids

Every year we get lots of parents asking us how to make a festival with kids fun rather than a weekend of stress.

The reality is that going to a festival with your kids is not such a crazy thing to do any more.  There are hundreds of festivals that welcome families of all ages and there’s usually more to do there than at many other holiday destinations so, rather than begrudging being dragged along, chances are your kids will have even more fun than you!
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…

Taking the Plunge!

Is this your first time?

Don’t worry if you’re a bit nervous about the whole idea of a music festival with children. Even if you went to a hundred festivals before you had kids, the first one with them is a completely new experience! Read more…

Fireworks can be deafening…

fireworks can be deafening

If your little ones hate the squeals and bangs of loud fireworks then you can help them to enjoy them more by using good quality ear defenders for kids. Read more…

Festival on a budget

Times are still tough for many of us but that shouldn’t stop us having fun, especially on the festival front. Even if we have to make a few compromises, and stick to a budget, go to a festival. Read more…

Flags and Windsocks Guide

dragonwindsockSpinners, flags and windsocks are fun and colourful. They can help your children find their way back to your tent, as well as brightening up your festival pitch.

They are also fantastic if you are arranging to meet up with friends at the festival. Just tell them the rough location of your tent and which flag to look out for!

There are many different designs on the market. You can choose something special for you and your family, depending on your budget. Read more…

Top 10 Luxury Camping Items

Hotel_Bell_TentLet’s face it – many of us find camping a bit tougher as we get older. And once we have children we no longer want to ‘rough it’ quite so much!

If money is not a problem you could go all out on some glamping luxury, but that’s not an option for most of us on a small budget.

So instead, here are my Top 10 recommendations for camping gear that will provide you that little bit of extra comfort.

Read more…

Safety and Security at a Festival

aerial_1666441iJust like anywhere it pays to be mindful and aware of your surroundings and potential risk. In everyday life we are more on our guard but when away in a field with loads of colourful, chilled people and wonderful things going on you tend to let that guard down and be more relaxed 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…

Fireworks can be deafening…

fireworks can be deafening

If your little ones hate the squeals and bangs of loud fireworks then you can help them to enjoy them more by using good quality ear defenders for kids. Read more…

Top 5 Tips for Buying a Family Tent

imageIt’s time for me to admit something – I’m a tentaholic.

I love looking at tents. You will often find me at festivals wandering around the family camping section, checking out other peoples’ tents with increasing envy.

Choosing a tent is a difficult thing to do – after all this rolled up piece of fabric is the only thing that separates you from the (let’s face it) usually freezing cold and often very wet British weather. So it is important you get the right one for your family.

Read more…

Top 5 Packing Tips

What’s the most annoying thing about going to festivals?

For me the answer to this is easy – PACKING!

packing

The Festival Kidz team have put our heads together to bring you our top packing tips, as well as a complete packing list, for you to print out and adapt for your own family.

Read more…

Festival Survival Guide

Secrets to enjoying a festival with kids

Every year we get lots of parents asking us how to make a festival with kids fun rather than a weekend of stress.

The reality is that going to a festival with your kids is not such a crazy thing to do any more.  There are hundreds of festivals that welcome families of all ages and there’s usually more to do there than at many other holiday destinations so, rather than begrudging being dragged along, chances are your kids will have even more fun than you!
Read more…

Taking the Plunge!

Is this your first time?

Don’t worry if you’re a bit nervous about the whole idea of a music festival with children. Even if you went to a hundred festivals before you had kids, the first one with them is a completely new experience! Read more…

Festival on a budget

Times are still tough for many of us but that shouldn’t stop us having fun, especially on the festival front. Even if we have to make a few compromises, and stick to a budget, go to a festival. Read more…