Pregnant Festivalling Part 1

Many people would baulk in horror at the thought of going to a festival when pregnant, I however don’t see an issue with it at all. Maybe it’s because many of my fellow mummy friends (who have never been to a festival) think that I will be spending the weekend covered head to toe in mud, surrounded by drunk people and being bashed around in a mosh pit. Read more…

Green Man Festival embraces Future Generations

Kid’s Areas are so last season… all hail the Future Generations!

Future Generations (formerly the Kids Area) is Green Man’s all-new adult-free adventure zone, exclusively designed for young people of all shapes and sizes under the age of 18.

From toddlers to teens and everyone in between, there’s never a dull moment with tonnes of cool stuff to explore across six exciting activity areas!

Read more…

The Wishing Line: Nibley

nibley wishing line festival kids
The Wishing Line

Have the festival fairies granted your wishes yet?

We had such a lovely time at Nibley Music Festival.  What a great bunch of organisers – all volunteers, and the most well-organised and friendliest event we’ve been to in ages!

We put a Wishing Line outside the Festival Kidz stall and were over-loaded with so many of you hanging out your laundry on our line!  We managed to collect up most of your wishes and pass them on to the festival fairies – did yours make the list?

I wish I was a rat – Arthur age 5

I wish we have a lovly holiday – Loann age 8

I wish my grandad came back to life

I wish everyone was quiet – Rosie age 6

Read more…

Love Outdoor Play

Back in January, I learned of the Love Outdoor Play campaign.  I wanted to add my voice to the campaign because I am a huge fan of the outdoors and feel that modern children are losing out on opportunities to explore freely outside, so when Daniel (Mission:Explore / The Geography Collective), one of the organisers behind the campaign, asked me to write a guest blog I was delighted!

Read more…

One4Ruby – the heartmelting tale of a festival kid

www.one4ruby.com

Parent or no parent, it’s hard not to be moved by the story of Ruby Lambert.

Ruby is a little 7 year old girl in rehabilitation following a life-changing brain injury arising from her collapse from a previously-undiagnosed heart disorder at school in April 2010. Read more…

Green Man Staycation

Turn your trip to the Green Man Festival into a week-long family holiday in the Brecon Beacons National Park!

Green Man Festival 20th 21st 22nd August

ENOY THE ULTIMATE “STAYCATION” THIS SUMMER AND TURN GREEN MAN INTO A WEEK-LONG ADVENTURE YOU’LL NEVER FORGET!

Beat the recession and enjoy the breathtaking natural beauty of the Brecon Beacons National Park with Green Man’s UK exclusive Holiday Ticket offer!

Read more…

BBC Radio 2

We were on BBC Radio 2 on Saturday 11th June!

The feature on Family Friendly Festivals also included Camp Bestival, Shambala, Deer Shed Festival and LolliBop.

Website of the Week: The Times Saturday Review!

Wahey! The Times thinks we’re a bit cool then?!  Wow!

So I come back from a hard weekend trading at Wychwood festival only to discover that none other than The Times has chosen us for its website of the week in the Saturday Review.  We’re there on the bottom left hand corner of page 30.

For those of you who didn’t get a copy, here’s the blurb:

Staying in – Games, Tech and DVDs

the website

www.festivalkidz.com

This site is a boon for parents planning to take their children to a music festival this summer.  It has blog posts, tips, and a festival map that you can access to see which festival is right for you.  There is also an online shop to pick up the essentials for festival tykes, such as a miniature rain coat or a bottle of fairy dust.

David Hayles

Glamping Getaways

Ooooh Squeeeeeeal!…

Yes, I admit it, I actually let out an audible squeak this morning as I opened up my review copy of this gorgeous new Cool Camping book, just published by Punk Publishing.  I couldn’t help myself… it is so sumptuously divine.

In true Cool Camping style the book is full of the most beautiful inviting photography that makes you feel like you are right there, like I could touch and feel those beautiful fabrics… I thought could even smell the smoky canvas of those stunning yurts.

What surprises me most is Read more…

Best Campervan Awning… ever!

A circus tent for workshops and the awning as a stall

The Outwell Country Road

Last weekend I used my new awning for the first time – I LOVE IT!!!

I got it from Just Kampers a while back having searched for nearly a year for the perfect awning until I finally settled on the Outwell Country Road. Just Kampers were involved in the design of the Outwell range of awnings so you can rest assured they have been created by people who know a thing or two about campers.

Read more…

Pregnant Festivalling Part 1

Many people would baulk in horror at the thought of going to a festival when pregnant, I however don’t see an issue with it at all. Maybe it’s because many of my fellow mummy friends (who have never been to a festival) think that I will be spending the weekend covered head to toe in mud, surrounded by drunk people and being bashed around in a mosh pit. Read more…

The Wishing Line: Nibley

nibley wishing line festival kids
The Wishing Line

Have the festival fairies granted your wishes yet?

We had such a lovely time at Nibley Music Festival.  What a great bunch of organisers – all volunteers, and the most well-organised and friendliest event we’ve been to in ages!

We put a Wishing Line outside the Festival Kidz stall and were over-loaded with so many of you hanging out your laundry on our line!  We managed to collect up most of your wishes and pass them on to the festival fairies – did yours make the list?

I wish I was a rat – Arthur age 5

I wish we have a lovly holiday – Loann age 8

I wish my grandad came back to life

I wish everyone was quiet – Rosie age 6

Read more…

One4Ruby – the heartmelting tale of a festival kid

www.one4ruby.com

Parent or no parent, it’s hard not to be moved by the story of Ruby Lambert.

Ruby is a little 7 year old girl in rehabilitation following a life-changing brain injury arising from her collapse from a previously-undiagnosed heart disorder at school in April 2010. Read more…

BBC Radio 2

We were on BBC Radio 2 on Saturday 11th June!

The feature on Family Friendly Festivals also included Camp Bestival, Shambala, Deer Shed Festival and LolliBop.

Glamping Getaways

Ooooh Squeeeeeeal!…

Yes, I admit it, I actually let out an audible squeak this morning as I opened up my review copy of this gorgeous new Cool Camping book, just published by Punk Publishing.  I couldn’t help myself… it is so sumptuously divine.

In true Cool Camping style the book is full of the most beautiful inviting photography that makes you feel like you are right there, like I could touch and feel those beautiful fabrics… I thought could even smell the smoky canvas of those stunning yurts.

What surprises me most is Read more…

Green Man Festival embraces Future Generations

Kid’s Areas are so last season… all hail the Future Generations!

Future Generations (formerly the Kids Area) is Green Man’s all-new adult-free adventure zone, exclusively designed for young people of all shapes and sizes under the age of 18.

From toddlers to teens and everyone in between, there’s never a dull moment with tonnes of cool stuff to explore across six exciting activity areas!

Read more…

Love Outdoor Play

Back in January, I learned of the Love Outdoor Play campaign.  I wanted to add my voice to the campaign because I am a huge fan of the outdoors and feel that modern children are losing out on opportunities to explore freely outside, so when Daniel (Mission:Explore / The Geography Collective), one of the organisers behind the campaign, asked me to write a guest blog I was delighted!

Read more…

Green Man Staycation

Turn your trip to the Green Man Festival into a week-long family holiday in the Brecon Beacons National Park!

Green Man Festival 20th 21st 22nd August

ENOY THE ULTIMATE “STAYCATION” THIS SUMMER AND TURN GREEN MAN INTO A WEEK-LONG ADVENTURE YOU’LL NEVER FORGET!

Beat the recession and enjoy the breathtaking natural beauty of the Brecon Beacons National Park with Green Man’s UK exclusive Holiday Ticket offer!

Read more…

Website of the Week: The Times Saturday Review!

Wahey! The Times thinks we’re a bit cool then?!  Wow!

So I come back from a hard weekend trading at Wychwood festival only to discover that none other than The Times has chosen us for its website of the week in the Saturday Review.  We’re there on the bottom left hand corner of page 30.

For those of you who didn’t get a copy, here’s the blurb:

Staying in – Games, Tech and DVDs

the website

www.festivalkidz.com

This site is a boon for parents planning to take their children to a music festival this summer.  It has blog posts, tips, and a festival map that you can access to see which festival is right for you.  There is also an online shop to pick up the essentials for festival tykes, such as a miniature rain coat or a bottle of fairy dust.

David Hayles

Best Campervan Awning… ever!

A circus tent for workshops and the awning as a stall

The Outwell Country Road

Last weekend I used my new awning for the first time – I LOVE IT!!!

I got it from Just Kampers a while back having searched for nearly a year for the perfect awning until I finally settled on the Outwell Country Road. Just Kampers were involved in the design of the Outwell range of awnings so you can rest assured they have been created by people who know a thing or two about campers.

Read more…