Best Family Friendly Festivals 2019

People are always asking us which festival is the best!

There’s no easy answer to this as everyone has their own favourites.

Festivals have such a broad reach these days. There really is something for everyone. Do you want luxury or basic facilities, indie or world music, laid-back or party central?

So before you dive in and buy tickets…

Read more…

Boomtown – It’s Dare!

Gorillaz, craziness and more at 2018’s Boomtown Fair

Boomtown Oldtown
[photo credit: Boomtown]
I have been wanting to go to Boomtown for so long and we are finally going for the first time this year.

I admit I have what could amount to an obsession with interactive and immersive theatre. It was a love I discovered at Glastonbury Festival more than 20 years ago. I was a shy child and it took me a long time to come out of my shell. To pretend to be another character, to go along with a story and to pretend I’m in it, is a genuine thrill for me. Now that I have my own children I have involved them in this passion and noticed them finding confidence through joining in too. Read more…

Win Tickets to Into The Trees

Into the Trees 2018

Win festival tickets to Into The Trees, 14-16th September

Missing from our lives more than anything is time spent outdoors in nature. Into The Trees takes families on a fascinating journey through one of the South East’s most unique landscapes. A rare chance to relax and actively explore our natural surroundings.

Read more…

Interview with Ella from Nozstock

With Nozstock’s 20th anniversary festival just a few weeks away one of our regular writers, Debra Welsh, caught up with Ella Nozworth (daughter of Noz who founded the festival).  We chatted about music, family and the very different festival experience when bringing your children along.

Ella, dad Peter and eldest daughter Edie

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Enchanted Horsham comes alive

An ancient magic is returning to Horsham Park this summer, so prepare to be Enchanted……

Enchanted Horsham is an exciting family festival with illuminated pleasure gardens that will take place from 4pm to Midnight on the 27th , 28th and 29th July 2018.

Read more…

WIN A FAMILY TICKET TO FOLK BY THE OAK!

Folk By The Oak – Voted Best Day Festival 2017

Last year YOU, the Festival Kidz readers, voted Folk by the Oak the Best Day Festival and so to celebrate they are giving you not one, not two, but three chances to win a family ticket to experience it for yourself in 2018!

Folk by the Oak, Hatfield House, Herts, returns on Sunday 15 July 2018 and Festival Kidz are excited already.
Read more…

Fun for families at Larmer Tree 2018

LTF18 Family Line Up
Family Line up – Larmer Tree 2018

After taking a year-long break, Larmer Tree Festival kicks off on 19th July with a wonderful packed programme to delight festival families.

HIGHLIGHTS FOR KIDS AND FAMILIES

The fun-fuelled family activity schedule for 2018 features famous faces, family games, storytelling and plenty of crafts.  There’s also a fantastic line up of musicians, DJs, comedians and theatre to look forward to.

What better way to start the summer holidays? Read more…

Try something new!

We all have our favourite festivals we want to return to year after year but there are so many festivals in the UK (and abroad!) that we haven’t tried. So this year we all picked a festival that Festival Kidz hasn’t covered yet.

In May Naomi is trying out the gorgeous Shindig Weekender. June sees Sarah checking out Woodlands Festival. In July Lisa R is going to the brand new Timber Festival, Kirsty is going to Port Eliot Festival and Christina is reviewing our first ever French festival, Enchanted Arts. Then in August Lisa M is going to Wickham Festival and Catherine is hoping to try out Victorious and Carfest.

(Image credit: The Shindig Weekender)

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Best kids’ entertainers for grown-ups!

Lost your twinkle twinkle? Incey Wincey finally driven you round the bend? If you really couldn’t give a monkeys how many bags of wool he really had, then it’s time to rethink your kids entertainers at festivals.

Me and MC Rocky Patch from Junior Jungle (Image Credit: Boomtown)

Read more…

5 Tips for Preparing for a Festival Family Holiday

Now that ‘the beast from the east’ finally seems to be loosening its iron grip on Britain, it’s time to start looking ahead to the long-awaited summer days and start planning which festivals you are going to go to this year. Read more…

Best Family Friendly Festivals 2019

People are always asking us which festival is the best!

There’s no easy answer to this as everyone has their own favourites.

Festivals have such a broad reach these days. There really is something for everyone. Do you want luxury or basic facilities, indie or world music, laid-back or party central?

So before you dive in and buy tickets…

Read more…

Win Tickets to Into The Trees

Into the Trees 2018

Win festival tickets to Into The Trees, 14-16th September

Missing from our lives more than anything is time spent outdoors in nature. Into The Trees takes families on a fascinating journey through one of the South East’s most unique landscapes. A rare chance to relax and actively explore our natural surroundings.

Read more…

Enchanted Horsham comes alive

An ancient magic is returning to Horsham Park this summer, so prepare to be Enchanted……

Enchanted Horsham is an exciting family festival with illuminated pleasure gardens that will take place from 4pm to Midnight on the 27th , 28th and 29th July 2018.

Read more…

Fun for families at Larmer Tree 2018

LTF18 Family Line Up
Family Line up – Larmer Tree 2018

After taking a year-long break, Larmer Tree Festival kicks off on 19th July with a wonderful packed programme to delight festival families.

HIGHLIGHTS FOR KIDS AND FAMILIES

The fun-fuelled family activity schedule for 2018 features famous faces, family games, storytelling and plenty of crafts.  There’s also a fantastic line up of musicians, DJs, comedians and theatre to look forward to.

What better way to start the summer holidays? Read more…

Best kids’ entertainers for grown-ups!

Lost your twinkle twinkle? Incey Wincey finally driven you round the bend? If you really couldn’t give a monkeys how many bags of wool he really had, then it’s time to rethink your kids entertainers at festivals.

Me and MC Rocky Patch from Junior Jungle (Image Credit: Boomtown)

Read more…

Boomtown – It’s Dare!

Gorillaz, craziness and more at 2018’s Boomtown Fair

Boomtown Oldtown
[photo credit: Boomtown]
I have been wanting to go to Boomtown for so long and we are finally going for the first time this year.

I admit I have what could amount to an obsession with interactive and immersive theatre. It was a love I discovered at Glastonbury Festival more than 20 years ago. I was a shy child and it took me a long time to come out of my shell. To pretend to be another character, to go along with a story and to pretend I’m in it, is a genuine thrill for me. Now that I have my own children I have involved them in this passion and noticed them finding confidence through joining in too. Read more…

Interview with Ella from Nozstock

With Nozstock’s 20th anniversary festival just a few weeks away one of our regular writers, Debra Welsh, caught up with Ella Nozworth (daughter of Noz who founded the festival).  We chatted about music, family and the very different festival experience when bringing your children along.

Ella, dad Peter and eldest daughter Edie

Read more…

WIN A FAMILY TICKET TO FOLK BY THE OAK!

Folk By The Oak – Voted Best Day Festival 2017

Last year YOU, the Festival Kidz readers, voted Folk by the Oak the Best Day Festival and so to celebrate they are giving you not one, not two, but three chances to win a family ticket to experience it for yourself in 2018!

Folk by the Oak, Hatfield House, Herts, returns on Sunday 15 July 2018 and Festival Kidz are excited already.
Read more…

Try something new!

We all have our favourite festivals we want to return to year after year but there are so many festivals in the UK (and abroad!) that we haven’t tried. So this year we all picked a festival that Festival Kidz hasn’t covered yet.

In May Naomi is trying out the gorgeous Shindig Weekender. June sees Sarah checking out Woodlands Festival. In July Lisa R is going to the brand new Timber Festival, Kirsty is going to Port Eliot Festival and Christina is reviewing our first ever French festival, Enchanted Arts. Then in August Lisa M is going to Wickham Festival and Catherine is hoping to try out Victorious and Carfest.

(Image credit: The Shindig Weekender)

Read more…

5 Tips for Preparing for a Festival Family Holiday

Now that ‘the beast from the east’ finally seems to be loosening its iron grip on Britain, it’s time to start looking ahead to the long-awaited summer days and start planning which festivals you are going to go to this year. Read more…