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.

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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!

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Ben and Jerry’s Festival 2010 Review

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Playfest 2011 Review

toddler festival ear defendersPlayfest 2011 – Jester’s review

Yesterday we attended day 2 of East Anglias newest festival, Playfest

Set in the grounds of New Eccles Hall School, in Quidenham, Norfolk, Playfest is in a beautiful setting, lots of trees and little coves of trees.

Getting there:

We knew where we were going as we live about 20 minutes up the road, and it was well signposted off the A11.

Upon entering the carpark (an empty goose farm field) we were told to park to our right and then the steward muttered something else, as I drove off another steward shouted at me “put your hazards on” in quite an aggressive manner!  That must have been what the other steward had said that I didn’t hear. (I noticed the car in front didn’t have hazards on nor did a few other cars that came in, she didn’t shout at them!)

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Harvest at Jimmy’s 2010 Review

Review by:  Tess (with 2 kids: 4 and 5 years old)

Harvest at Jimmy’s is the best weekend as a family we have ever had.  From start to end it was an amazing experience and we are all counting down for this year and are bringing friends.  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…

Playfest 2011 Review

toddler festival ear defendersPlayfest 2011 – Jester’s review

Yesterday we attended day 2 of East Anglias newest festival, Playfest

Set in the grounds of New Eccles Hall School, in Quidenham, Norfolk, Playfest is in a beautiful setting, lots of trees and little coves of trees.

Getting there:

We knew where we were going as we live about 20 minutes up the road, and it was well signposted off the A11.

Upon entering the carpark (an empty goose farm field) we were told to park to our right and then the steward muttered something else, as I drove off another steward shouted at me “put your hazards on” in quite an aggressive manner!  That must have been what the other steward had said that I didn’t hear. (I noticed the car in front didn’t have hazards on nor did a few other cars that came in, she didn’t shout at them!)

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…

Ben and Jerry’s Festival 2010 Review

Read more…

Harvest at Jimmy’s 2010 Review

Review by:  Tess (with 2 kids: 4 and 5 years old)

Harvest at Jimmy’s is the best weekend as a family we have ever had.  From start to end it was an amazing experience and we are all counting down for this year and are bringing friends.  Read more…