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…

Larmer Tree Festival 2010 Review

Our friends at LittleStuff.co.uk have kindly let us share this great review of Larmer Tree Festival 2010:

The Larmer Tree Festival Review – what we really thought

by Emma, on behalf of Littlestuff

When Laura asked on Wednesday if I wanted to take her place at the Larmer Tree Festival for five days she didn’t have to ask twice. I imagine she chose me because I had easy access to four enthusiastic children. What she might not have considered was my previous experience working at numerous festivals in the past, delighting children with a huge inflatable bouncy dragon, and more recently taking my own children to experience the fun for themselves.

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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!

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…

Larmer Tree Festival 2010 Review

Our friends at LittleStuff.co.uk have kindly let us share this great review of Larmer Tree Festival 2010:

The Larmer Tree Festival Review – what we really thought

by Emma, on behalf of Littlestuff

When Laura asked on Wednesday if I wanted to take her place at the Larmer Tree Festival for five days she didn’t have to ask twice. I imagine she chose me because I had easy access to four enthusiastic children. What she might not have considered was my previous experience working at numerous festivals in the past, delighting children with a huge inflatable bouncy dragon, and more recently taking my own children to experience the fun for themselves.

Read more…

Ben and Jerry’s Festival 2010 Review

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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…