Create your own festival!

By Hannah, editor of the brilliant GoFestival Guide 2011

Like a good festival but a bit strapped for cash? Why not have your own?

Gather some friends, find a piece of land, back garden or corner of a campsite. Decorate with flags and bunting, borrow a bell tent, round up a bunch of musicians and your very own festie could be born.

10 easy steps to get your DIY festival off the ground….

Read more…

Interview with Larmer Tree Festival Director, James Shepard

larmer tree mud 2011It’s Sunday, the final day of Larmer Tree 2011

I’m tired, slightly hungover, muddy and more than a tad dishevelled… I’m thinking there are better days to meet the co-director of your favourite festival, but the opportunity to have a chat with such a busy person on their home turf doesn’t arise that often so I slap on some mascara, grab my notebook and drag myself off to the Press Garden.

Read more…

Pregnant Festival Fashion

What to wear at festivals if you’re pregnant?

jester at v festival
Here is me at V2005 – I was hanging round the campsite at this point hence why I am wearing clumpy trainers and fetching socks!

Normally for a festival I don’t go in for the festival “fashion” that the magazines suggest. (Why, why, why would you ever wear a maxi dress to a festival?!  It’s probably the most impractical thing to wear apart from those dreadful playsuits!).

Now that I am pregnant again, I thought I’d better give a little thought to a good festival pregnancy outfit. (Click link for my other post on Pregnant FestivallingRead 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…

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.

Create your own festival!

By Hannah, editor of the brilliant GoFestival Guide 2011

Like a good festival but a bit strapped for cash? Why not have your own?

Gather some friends, find a piece of land, back garden or corner of a campsite. Decorate with flags and bunting, borrow a bell tent, round up a bunch of musicians and your very own festie could be born.

10 easy steps to get your DIY festival off the ground….

Read more…

Pregnant Festival Fashion

What to wear at festivals if you’re pregnant?

jester at v festival
Here is me at V2005 – I was hanging round the campsite at this point hence why I am wearing clumpy trainers and fetching socks!

Normally for a festival I don’t go in for the festival “fashion” that the magazines suggest. (Why, why, why would you ever wear a maxi dress to a festival?!  It’s probably the most impractical thing to wear apart from those dreadful playsuits!).

Now that I am pregnant again, I thought I’d better give a little thought to a good festival pregnancy outfit. (Click link for my other post on Pregnant FestivallingRead 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…

Interview with Larmer Tree Festival Director, James Shepard

larmer tree mud 2011It’s Sunday, the final day of Larmer Tree 2011

I’m tired, slightly hungover, muddy and more than a tad dishevelled… I’m thinking there are better days to meet the co-director of your favourite festival, but the opportunity to have a chat with such a busy person on their home turf doesn’t arise that often so I slap on some mascara, grab my notebook and drag myself off to the Press Garden.

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.