Lounge on the Farm 2011 Review

2011 LOTF Festival Weather: Showers Friday, mostly sunny rest of weekend, bar a few showers on Saturday. Very heavy rain overnight on the Friday night but the farm is very well draining so it didn’t really have a major impact. A tad chilly.

Review by: Ami (with 13, 6, 5 and 4 year olds)

Getting to the festival and setting up camp:

We have a campervan so were in a seperate field to the tents, there field did look like it was on quite a slope though!  There was also Boutique Camping available which was in hired Bell Tents.  There was no delay in getting on to site or to get our wristbands as we drove in but some of the staff seemed unsure of where to direct us.  Others that we camped with had to wait over an hour in a queue to get their wristbands.

Entertainment – Line up and Kids Activities:

Line up was great. Read more…

Penn Festival 2011 Review

2011 Penn Festival Weather: Sunny then Wet Saturday, then very Sunny and Hot Sunday

As mentioned in The Independent – 15 July 2011

Review by: Claire (with 2 kids, aged 3 and 8)

Getting to the festival and setting up camp:

The signs to the festival were quite useful.  No queues.  The car park was right next to the camping area so only a couple of trips and we had everything transported.  There was plenty of room to pitch our tent.

However our biggest worry of the whole weekend was the lack of security at night, there was none basically.  On the Friday there was a huge group of rowdy teenagers near us that had been able to wander unimpeded into the campsite, they managed to keep our kids awake for several hours.  Read more…

The Cornbury Music Festival 2011 Review

arriving at cornbury festival

After a wonderful weekend of fun, music and frivolities with my two lovely festival kids, it’s taken me a few days to regain normality to our routine, hardly surprising when The Cornbury Festival was so entertaining!! Only a half hour’s drive from our home town, in a beautiful countryside setting, who could resist a weekend away with so much to offer? Alpro Soya asked me to come along as their guest to The Cornbury Festival on behalf of Festival Kidz and see how us festival goers really enjoyed ourselves, sampling their free tasty goodies all weekend at the Alpro Breakfest Stand too!!

Read more…

Glastonbury 2011 Parent Review

kidzfield helter skelter 2011 Glasto Weather: Wet, Muddy and Hot Hot Hot!!!

Review by: Jan (with 9 yr old and 11 mth old)

Getting to the festival and setting up camp:

Getting into the festival was HELL!  Read more…

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, Read more…

Hard Rock Calling 2010 Review

Hard Rock Calling 2010 – Reviewed by: Clairem

What was the weather like?

Really good

How old were your kids?

9 months

Arriving and setting up camp:

Got a train and then tube. Easy to get to! Day festival so no camping.

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

Line up good. No children’s activities. My son enjoyed Read more…

V Festival Staffordshire 2009 Review

V Festival Staffordshire Reviewed by: Claire

What was the weather like?

Good weather – not too hot or cold!

How old were your kids?

I was pregnant!  Read more…

Popblast Festival 4 Kids 2011 Review

Review by Karon Louise

What was the weather like?

Scorching, 30′ hate to say it but a little too hot… only a few gazebos for cover in main area and was on concrete… not soft ground, but there were lots of picnic benches! No water facilities except drinking water in toilets but first aid crew were great with overheated kids!

How old were your kids?

4 and 9

Getting there:

No camping as it was a dayfest over 2 days,  not well signposted at all, Read more…

Wychwood 2011 Review

What was the weather like?

Mixed rain and sun.  Campsite very flat so no problems with flooding!

How old were your children?

4, 5 & 7

Getting to the Wychwood 2011 and setting up camp:

We were there early but friends of ours had to queue for ages to get in – there seemed to be some confusion from the staff as to which route the cars should take – also the family camping wasn’t particularly well sign-posted so people were finding it hard to find the right area to camp in.

Read more…

Camp Bestival 2010 Review

Camp Bestival Finale 2010

2010 Camp Bestival weather: Warm in the day and a little chillier at night but not really cold cold.

Review by:   Lorraine (with 4 kids aged 10, 14, 15 and 17)

Getting to the festival and setting up camp:

We got there about  10.30 am and still had quite a queue to get in. We hired a cart to take our stuff into the camping field which were quite expensive. Didn’t have a problem getting a space as we were early but it filled up quickly and people were squeezing into any available gap by mid afternoon.

Had been very dry in the few weeks before so was very dusty and hard to get pegs in the ground, make sure you take robust ones!

Read more…

Lounge on the Farm 2011 Review

2011 LOTF Festival Weather: Showers Friday, mostly sunny rest of weekend, bar a few showers on Saturday. Very heavy rain overnight on the Friday night but the farm is very well draining so it didn’t really have a major impact. A tad chilly.

Review by: Ami (with 13, 6, 5 and 4 year olds)

Getting to the festival and setting up camp:

We have a campervan so were in a seperate field to the tents, there field did look like it was on quite a slope though!  There was also Boutique Camping available which was in hired Bell Tents.  There was no delay in getting on to site or to get our wristbands as we drove in but some of the staff seemed unsure of where to direct us.  Others that we camped with had to wait over an hour in a queue to get their wristbands.

Entertainment – Line up and Kids Activities:

Line up was great. Read more…

The Cornbury Music Festival 2011 Review

arriving at cornbury festival

After a wonderful weekend of fun, music and frivolities with my two lovely festival kids, it’s taken me a few days to regain normality to our routine, hardly surprising when The Cornbury Festival was so entertaining!! Only a half hour’s drive from our home town, in a beautiful countryside setting, who could resist a weekend away with so much to offer? Alpro Soya asked me to come along as their guest to The Cornbury Festival on behalf of Festival Kidz and see how us festival goers really enjoyed ourselves, sampling their free tasty goodies all weekend at the Alpro Breakfest Stand too!!

Read more…

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, Read more…

V Festival Staffordshire 2009 Review

V Festival Staffordshire Reviewed by: Claire

What was the weather like?

Good weather – not too hot or cold!

How old were your kids?

I was pregnant!  Read more…

Wychwood 2011 Review

What was the weather like?

Mixed rain and sun.  Campsite very flat so no problems with flooding!

How old were your children?

4, 5 & 7

Getting to the Wychwood 2011 and setting up camp:

We were there early but friends of ours had to queue for ages to get in – there seemed to be some confusion from the staff as to which route the cars should take – also the family camping wasn’t particularly well sign-posted so people were finding it hard to find the right area to camp in.

Read more…

Penn Festival 2011 Review

2011 Penn Festival Weather: Sunny then Wet Saturday, then very Sunny and Hot Sunday

As mentioned in The Independent – 15 July 2011

Review by: Claire (with 2 kids, aged 3 and 8)

Getting to the festival and setting up camp:

The signs to the festival were quite useful.  No queues.  The car park was right next to the camping area so only a couple of trips and we had everything transported.  There was plenty of room to pitch our tent.

However our biggest worry of the whole weekend was the lack of security at night, there was none basically.  On the Friday there was a huge group of rowdy teenagers near us that had been able to wander unimpeded into the campsite, they managed to keep our kids awake for several hours.  Read more…

Glastonbury 2011 Parent Review

kidzfield helter skelter 2011 Glasto Weather: Wet, Muddy and Hot Hot Hot!!!

Review by: Jan (with 9 yr old and 11 mth old)

Getting to the festival and setting up camp:

Getting into the festival was HELL!  Read more…

Hard Rock Calling 2010 Review

Hard Rock Calling 2010 – Reviewed by: Clairem

What was the weather like?

Really good

How old were your kids?

9 months

Arriving and setting up camp:

Got a train and then tube. Easy to get to! Day festival so no camping.

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

Line up good. No children’s activities. My son enjoyed Read more…

Popblast Festival 4 Kids 2011 Review

Review by Karon Louise

What was the weather like?

Scorching, 30′ hate to say it but a little too hot… only a few gazebos for cover in main area and was on concrete… not soft ground, but there were lots of picnic benches! No water facilities except drinking water in toilets but first aid crew were great with overheated kids!

How old were your kids?

4 and 9

Getting there:

No camping as it was a dayfest over 2 days,  not well signposted at all, Read more…

Camp Bestival 2010 Review

Camp Bestival Finale 2010

2010 Camp Bestival weather: Warm in the day and a little chillier at night but not really cold cold.

Review by:   Lorraine (with 4 kids aged 10, 14, 15 and 17)

Getting to the festival and setting up camp:

We got there about  10.30 am and still had quite a queue to get in. We hired a cart to take our stuff into the camping field which were quite expensive. Didn’t have a problem getting a space as we were early but it filled up quickly and people were squeezing into any available gap by mid afternoon.

Had been very dry in the few weeks before so was very dusty and hard to get pegs in the ground, make sure you take robust ones!

Read more…