Hop Farm 2011 Review

hop farm music festival reviewHop Farm 2011 weather:  Overcast with sunny intervals

Reviewed by: Keeley Mayes (2 kids, aged 8 and 6)

Arriving and setting up camp:

Didn’t queue to get into festival, didn’t camp although we bought camping tickets we decided to drive each day. We looked into the camping area though and it looked okay.

What was the entertainment like?  Kids Activities / Line up etc,

Line up suited young and old over the whole weekend. Human league headlined the tent on Friday, they were the highlight of Friday for us. Prince headlined the main stage on Sunday and he was amazing!  There was a kids area, which could have been a bit bigger, but was very well organised with circus skills, story telling, puppetry arts and crafts and a separate children’s toilet (which was weirdly the worst toilet on site!) Facilities on site were great.

What would you change / improve (if anything)?

Raised areas for children to stand on so they can see.

Site and Facilities:

Well designed site, really easy to get between the 3 stages. Toilets were clean, best toilets at any festival I have been to.  Mobile phone coverage wasn’t great, better than V though! Also when you arrived you had to pay a £3 deposit on a plastic bus for beer etc, which you get back at the end, was a brilliant idea as there were very few cups left on the floor or being chucked around! There were no problems with water this year! I found all the staff really friendly too.

Any other comments and your Top Tip?

Take a picnic blanket for when your kids get tired.  Water bottles can be refilled for children saving you some money!

Did you feel safe?

Absolutely! The kids were running around playing, and I felt they were safe the whole time.

Would you go again?



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