John Parr: Origins of Rock

John with his famous ‘Stars and Stripes’ Gibson Les Paul

John Parr talks to Festival Kidz about music through his life…

You might be forgiven for thinking that John Parr was a one-hit wonder, famous only for the huge 80’s chart-topping hit ‘St Elmo’s Fire’.

Granted that song did have most young girls of my generation singing away into their hairbrushes dreaming of kissing Rob Lowe in the mirror… but there is certainly a lot more to John Parr than that! Read more…

Get kids outdoors – give them a book!

Review – Mission:Explore Camping

We got very excited when the Geography Collective asked us to review their latest book.  As if the first Mission:Explore book wasn’t fun enough, they have now released a whole new set of missions tailored specifically to our favourite pastime: Camping!

There are 50 all-new missions included in the book that are guaranteed to get kids both involved in, and intrigued by, their surroundings.  From playing a challenging game of hide and seek in bright clothing to imagining the campsite 1000 years ago, young explorers will have to use every ounce of creativity and ingenuity they possess to complete their missions.

Read more…

We took our New Born Baby to Glasto!

We took a couple of weeks off from work after Arabella was born and headed to Glastonbury Festival with my husband Harry, daughter Constance Avalon, and our new born baby daughter Arabella Leah (not forgetting our 20 odd friends and my dad!).  ‘Mad’ is what most people called us, because I’d had an emergency c-section just 5 days before!

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Taking kids to NON family-friendly festivals

 

I’m sure he does – but don’t expect EVERYONE to agree…

Not all festivals are good environments for children!

A friend of mine took her toddler and young baby to Reading festival last summer – she was desperate to see Guns and Roses… BIG mistake Read more…

Festival Awards 2010

The winners from the Festival Awards 2010 were:

Best Family Festival – Camp Bestival

Best Small Festival – Kendal Calling
Best Medium Festival – Green Man
Best Major Festival – Bestival

Other categories:

  • Best Toilets – T In The Park
  • Best Metropolitan Festival – Gaymers Camden Crawl
  • Best Breakthrough Artist – Mumford & Sons
  • Best Dance Event – Creamfields
  • Feel Good Act of the Summer – Paolo Nutini
  • Best New Festival – Vintage At Goodwood
  • Headline Performance of the Year – AC/DC at Download Festival
  • Virtual Festivals’ Critics Choice* – Biffy Clyro at Glastonbury
  • Overseas Festival – Snowbombing
  • Anthem of the Summer – Florence & The Machine ‘You’ve Got The Love’
  • Line-Up of the Year – Rockness
  • Promoter of the Year  – Glastonbury

John Parr: Origins of Rock

John with his famous ‘Stars and Stripes’ Gibson Les Paul

John Parr talks to Festival Kidz about music through his life…

You might be forgiven for thinking that John Parr was a one-hit wonder, famous only for the huge 80’s chart-topping hit ‘St Elmo’s Fire’.

Granted that song did have most young girls of my generation singing away into their hairbrushes dreaming of kissing Rob Lowe in the mirror… but there is certainly a lot more to John Parr than that! Read more…

We took our New Born Baby to Glasto!

We took a couple of weeks off from work after Arabella was born and headed to Glastonbury Festival with my husband Harry, daughter Constance Avalon, and our new born baby daughter Arabella Leah (not forgetting our 20 odd friends and my dad!).  ‘Mad’ is what most people called us, because I’d had an emergency c-section just 5 days before!

Read more…

Festival Awards 2010

The winners from the Festival Awards 2010 were:

Best Family Festival – Camp Bestival

Best Small Festival – Kendal Calling
Best Medium Festival – Green Man
Best Major Festival – Bestival

Other categories:

  • Best Toilets – T In The Park
  • Best Metropolitan Festival – Gaymers Camden Crawl
  • Best Breakthrough Artist – Mumford & Sons
  • Best Dance Event – Creamfields
  • Feel Good Act of the Summer – Paolo Nutini
  • Best New Festival – Vintage At Goodwood
  • Headline Performance of the Year – AC/DC at Download Festival
  • Virtual Festivals’ Critics Choice* – Biffy Clyro at Glastonbury
  • Overseas Festival – Snowbombing
  • Anthem of the Summer – Florence & The Machine ‘You’ve Got The Love’
  • Line-Up of the Year – Rockness
  • Promoter of the Year  – Glastonbury

Get kids outdoors – give them a book!

Review – Mission:Explore Camping

We got very excited when the Geography Collective asked us to review their latest book.  As if the first Mission:Explore book wasn’t fun enough, they have now released a whole new set of missions tailored specifically to our favourite pastime: Camping!

There are 50 all-new missions included in the book that are guaranteed to get kids both involved in, and intrigued by, their surroundings.  From playing a challenging game of hide and seek in bright clothing to imagining the campsite 1000 years ago, young explorers will have to use every ounce of creativity and ingenuity they possess to complete their missions.

Read more…

Taking kids to NON family-friendly festivals

 

I’m sure he does – but don’t expect EVERYONE to agree…

Not all festivals are good environments for children!

A friend of mine took her toddler and young baby to Reading festival last summer – she was desperate to see Guns and Roses… BIG mistake Read more…