VW Camper Van Tent

VW Camper Van TentThe coolest tent at the festival?

If you love festivals and you love retro revival things like old VW’s, or if you just like to be a little different, then you will love this VW Camper Van Tent!  Your tent will be SO easy to find in a festival campsite…

This 4 man tent is a brilliant, full-size replica of the iconic 1965 Splitty, officially licensed by Volkswagen.  It was a huge hit on festival campsites this summer for the lucky few who managed to get hold of one!

Read more…

Meet Dean the Art Wizard

 

Hi all festival fanatics,

My name is Dean and I’ve been working with children of all ages at festivals & events within the UK but mainly within the Midlands as Dean The Art Wizard & friends!

Take a look at this film of us creating the Summer Sundae logo with friends & family, we created an enormous guitar including a Summer Sundae vase created from beer cans collected at the festival. We also used plastic pint glasses, recycled vinyl records, Cd’s & tape cassettes. Read more…

Best Family Festival: UKFA 2011

UK Festival Awards 2011Anyone who’s anyone in the festival circuit came out in force yesterday for the UK Festival Conference at The HMV Forum in Kentish Town,  followed by a Gala Dinner and the eagerly anticipated awards ceremony in Camden’s Roundhouse.

The winner of the UK Festival Award 2011 for
BEST FAMILY FESTIVAL is…

Beautiful Days!

The Best Family Festival Award is presented in association with Showsec.  Other festivals making it to the shortlist were Camp Bestival, Wychwood, LolliBop and Deer Shed – Congratulations everyone! x

Other winners of the night were:

Read more…

Justin Fletcher – Hand’s Up!

Justin fletcher album coverAlbum release postponed until 26th March 2012

There’s barely a parent amongst us who doesn’t know who Justin Fletcher is and we reckon his album is going to give the traditional X Factor chart success a run for its money this Christmas.  Probably best know for his Mr Tumble character in Something Special, he has been involved in zillions of other children’s TV programmes from Shaun the Sheep to the Tweenies.

Love him or hate him, Justin was by far the most popular Children’s Performer at festivals this summer, drawing massive crowds whenever he was on stage (even when he was just sound-checking!!).

We thought he was great and it seems that everyone who watched him agreed – when it comes to engaging his audience, Justin is a true master!

Read more…

Junkfish – Festival Arts and Crafts

Last summer, we took the Festival Kidz stall to Nibley Music Festival, a small ultra-family-friendly festival in a stunning Cotswolds location.  One of the festival highlights is undoubtedly the huge craft tent run by Liz and her dedicated bunch of volunteers.  The tent has been so popular that she’s decided to turn her skills into a small business and ‘Junkfish‘ was born.  We invited Liz to tell us more about her new venture. Read more…

London Music Mapp launch

London Music Mapp LogoThe London Music Mapp is a new FREE Mobile Music & Travel App for the iPod Touch, iPhone and iPad launched this week.

The London Music Mapp entertains and informs music fans with facts, maps, videos and images which illustrate London’s rich musical heritage, vibrant musical present and unique musical geography.

Music locations of all kinds are highlighted and split into easy to search categories: Landmarks, Record Stores, Musical Instrument Shops, Live Music Venues, Clubs, Labels, Recording Studios and our favourite: the fun Songs & Streets category.

The London Music Mapp is a travel guide to London’s many popular music locations, but it is also going to help lead many music tourists to discover locations they probably never have knew existed.

London is one of the world’s great music cities and it not only has a fascinating musical heritage, but a vibrant musical present and a unique musical geography which touches every part of the city.

Read more…

The beautiful Larmer Tree Gardens…

Larmer Luminaries – hidden doors dedicated to inspirational souls

The Larmer Tree Gardens are stunning at any time of year, but while the Larmer Tree Festival is taking place they come alive with the most gorgeous lighting effects and magical artistic treasures, just waiting to be discovered.  Each year my family heads straight to the Lostwood as soon as dusk falls to see what creative genius will await us amidst the trees…

In 2011, an exciting new and special site art project was commissioned, not just for the five-day annual festival, but as a permanent installation…

Read more…

Rainbow Barrows and Barefoot Books Bell Tent

Lisa Igo, a qualified teacher, gave up her safe job and lifestyle to explore an alternative way of life with her family.  Here she shares the highs and lows of her festival-filled summer Read more…

NEWSFLASH: The Festival Angels have landed!

Entrance to Angel GardensAngel Gardens take family festival spaces to a whole new level

My friend Sam, the oh-so-lovely Angel Sam of Angel Gardens, has just told me about their exciting new ventures for 2012.  Anyone who has already had the good fortune to visit Angel Gardens in any of the festivals they went to last year will know how lovely they are.  But not content with being wonderful already, they are ramping up their offering a notch or ten, to be THE most thoughtful family space in the country!

So without further ado…  We are VERY excited to announce Angel Garden’s Plans for 2012:

Read more…

Your 2011 Festival Highlights

Over on our Facebook Page, we asked you for your most memorable festival moments of 2011.  Here are our favourites:

Alli – Watching my 12 yr old lose all his inhibitions to Babyhead at Shambala and watching my 10 yr old talk about open fire cooking with a group of Ghanian drummers around a camp fire at 3 in the afternoon at Small Nations Festival. I love the UK festie season, so diverse!!!

Karon – Camp Bestival firework finale truly was my festy moment of the year… mindblowing… goosebumps… kids couldn’t believe how fab it was and we still haven’t stopped talking about it!! Guy Fawkes night will be nothing in comparison anymore!! Booking our summer holidays around Camp Bestival next year as we hated leaving on the Monday morning to traffic jams and tears!! Camp Bestivalwe ♥ you!! x

Sam – I agree with Karon that the finale at Camp Bestival was truly magical, & seeing our kids faces, priceless. Another highlight was watching John Grant at Standon Calling Festival, a true lyrical genius. The icing on the cake, ending our fantastic festival season by dancing to ‘A Perfect Love Song’ by The Divine Comedy at Harvest at Jimmy’s with my hubby (our wedding song)… Sorry Romany, but to choose just one was impossible… WOW, what a year! x

Read more…

VW Camper Van Tent

VW Camper Van TentThe coolest tent at the festival?

If you love festivals and you love retro revival things like old VW’s, or if you just like to be a little different, then you will love this VW Camper Van Tent!  Your tent will be SO easy to find in a festival campsite…

This 4 man tent is a brilliant, full-size replica of the iconic 1965 Splitty, officially licensed by Volkswagen.  It was a huge hit on festival campsites this summer for the lucky few who managed to get hold of one!

Read more…

Best Family Festival: UKFA 2011

UK Festival Awards 2011Anyone who’s anyone in the festival circuit came out in force yesterday for the UK Festival Conference at The HMV Forum in Kentish Town,  followed by a Gala Dinner and the eagerly anticipated awards ceremony in Camden’s Roundhouse.

The winner of the UK Festival Award 2011 for
BEST FAMILY FESTIVAL is…

Beautiful Days!

The Best Family Festival Award is presented in association with Showsec.  Other festivals making it to the shortlist were Camp Bestival, Wychwood, LolliBop and Deer Shed – Congratulations everyone! x

Other winners of the night were:

Read more…

Junkfish – Festival Arts and Crafts

Last summer, we took the Festival Kidz stall to Nibley Music Festival, a small ultra-family-friendly festival in a stunning Cotswolds location.  One of the festival highlights is undoubtedly the huge craft tent run by Liz and her dedicated bunch of volunteers.  The tent has been so popular that she’s decided to turn her skills into a small business and ‘Junkfish‘ was born.  We invited Liz to tell us more about her new venture. Read more…

The beautiful Larmer Tree Gardens…

Larmer Luminaries – hidden doors dedicated to inspirational souls

The Larmer Tree Gardens are stunning at any time of year, but while the Larmer Tree Festival is taking place they come alive with the most gorgeous lighting effects and magical artistic treasures, just waiting to be discovered.  Each year my family heads straight to the Lostwood as soon as dusk falls to see what creative genius will await us amidst the trees…

In 2011, an exciting new and special site art project was commissioned, not just for the five-day annual festival, but as a permanent installation…

Read more…

NEWSFLASH: The Festival Angels have landed!

Entrance to Angel GardensAngel Gardens take family festival spaces to a whole new level

My friend Sam, the oh-so-lovely Angel Sam of Angel Gardens, has just told me about their exciting new ventures for 2012.  Anyone who has already had the good fortune to visit Angel Gardens in any of the festivals they went to last year will know how lovely they are.  But not content with being wonderful already, they are ramping up their offering a notch or ten, to be THE most thoughtful family space in the country!

So without further ado…  We are VERY excited to announce Angel Garden’s Plans for 2012:

Read more…

Meet Dean the Art Wizard

 

Hi all festival fanatics,

My name is Dean and I’ve been working with children of all ages at festivals & events within the UK but mainly within the Midlands as Dean The Art Wizard & friends!

Take a look at this film of us creating the Summer Sundae logo with friends & family, we created an enormous guitar including a Summer Sundae vase created from beer cans collected at the festival. We also used plastic pint glasses, recycled vinyl records, Cd’s & tape cassettes. Read more…

Justin Fletcher – Hand’s Up!

Justin fletcher album coverAlbum release postponed until 26th March 2012

There’s barely a parent amongst us who doesn’t know who Justin Fletcher is and we reckon his album is going to give the traditional X Factor chart success a run for its money this Christmas.  Probably best know for his Mr Tumble character in Something Special, he has been involved in zillions of other children’s TV programmes from Shaun the Sheep to the Tweenies.

Love him or hate him, Justin was by far the most popular Children’s Performer at festivals this summer, drawing massive crowds whenever he was on stage (even when he was just sound-checking!!).

We thought he was great and it seems that everyone who watched him agreed – when it comes to engaging his audience, Justin is a true master!

Read more…

London Music Mapp launch

London Music Mapp LogoThe London Music Mapp is a new FREE Mobile Music & Travel App for the iPod Touch, iPhone and iPad launched this week.

The London Music Mapp entertains and informs music fans with facts, maps, videos and images which illustrate London’s rich musical heritage, vibrant musical present and unique musical geography.

Music locations of all kinds are highlighted and split into easy to search categories: Landmarks, Record Stores, Musical Instrument Shops, Live Music Venues, Clubs, Labels, Recording Studios and our favourite: the fun Songs & Streets category.

The London Music Mapp is a travel guide to London’s many popular music locations, but it is also going to help lead many music tourists to discover locations they probably never have knew existed.

London is one of the world’s great music cities and it not only has a fascinating musical heritage, but a vibrant musical present and a unique musical geography which touches every part of the city.

Read more…

Rainbow Barrows and Barefoot Books Bell Tent

Lisa Igo, a qualified teacher, gave up her safe job and lifestyle to explore an alternative way of life with her family.  Here she shares the highs and lows of her festival-filled summer Read more…

Your 2011 Festival Highlights

Over on our Facebook Page, we asked you for your most memorable festival moments of 2011.  Here are our favourites:

Alli – Watching my 12 yr old lose all his inhibitions to Babyhead at Shambala and watching my 10 yr old talk about open fire cooking with a group of Ghanian drummers around a camp fire at 3 in the afternoon at Small Nations Festival. I love the UK festie season, so diverse!!!

Karon – Camp Bestival firework finale truly was my festy moment of the year… mindblowing… goosebumps… kids couldn’t believe how fab it was and we still haven’t stopped talking about it!! Guy Fawkes night will be nothing in comparison anymore!! Booking our summer holidays around Camp Bestival next year as we hated leaving on the Monday morning to traffic jams and tears!! Camp Bestivalwe ♥ you!! x

Sam – I agree with Karon that the finale at Camp Bestival was truly magical, & seeing our kids faces, priceless. Another highlight was watching John Grant at Standon Calling Festival, a true lyrical genius. The icing on the cake, ending our fantastic festival season by dancing to ‘A Perfect Love Song’ by The Divine Comedy at Harvest at Jimmy’s with my hubby (our wedding song)… Sorry Romany, but to choose just one was impossible… WOW, what a year! x

Read more…