Chilled in a Field 2015 Review

chilled in a field

Chilled in a Field keeps getting better and better. This was the fourth time our family have attended this event, and it was by far the best. A mix of great music, a friendly vibe, and an amazing venue has made this little festival one of our families’ firm favourites.

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Festival Kidz Award Winners 2015

Announcing the 2015 Festival Kidz Awards!

This year we let you be the judge, and asked you to vote for your favourite festivals.

The following awards are based solely on the votes of all of you, our family festival goers! And the winners are….

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Starry Skies 2015 Review

P1010731It was our first visit to Starry Skies, although we were excited about it because it is run by the same people as Shambala (my favourite of the adult festivals).

Starry Skies doesn’t list itself as a music festival as such – it is more like a family camping holiday with activities. For us, this meant it was all the best family friendly parts of a festival without the crazy madness, and with the chance to get a decent night’s sleep!

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Green Man Festival 2015 Review

Green Man Festival 2015We had the absolute pleasure of attending Green Man Festival again this year. We adore this beautiful festival and jumped at the opportunity of being able to review it again.

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Lakefest 2015 Review

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERALovely family festival Lakefest charmed us once again with its perfect combination of size, music and family friendly fun, all set around a gorgeous lake complete with water sports.

This was our second Lakefest, the fifth to take place overall and in fact the final one to occur at its current Croft Farm location, with a move to Eastnor Castle planned for next year. But more on that later.

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Big Feastival 2015 Review

16With The Big Feastival, you’re guaranteed every possible set-up for families, with kids of all ages. All the kid’s brands are there, giving away goody bags, offering activities, and selling all kinds of bits and pieces that we’re so familiar with if you have children. The vibe is relaxed, trendy and slightly upmarket. Read more…

Green Gathering 2015 Review

With Hazel Kaye (5), Gwilym Kaye (3), Caroline Gilbert and Tim Kaye.

Peacefield (370x276)Having spent such a lovely and inspirational time last year we were keen to sample a bit of the green gathering magic once again. Would it be as good as last year or was it all just some cosmic trick? In my opinion it was my favourite ever festival, oh and the kids loved it as well. I am happy to report on just on Sunday’s evidence it did not disappoint, everyone is friendly, the location is stunning and the range of activities just as broad. It’s as far out as you want to make it and as usual we didn’t get to do everything we wanted to do (both adults and children!)

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WOMAD 2015 Review

With Hazel Kaye (5), Gwilym Kaye (3), Caroline Gilbert and Tim Kaye.

Mud (370x269)Let me just say at the outset that it rained at Womad, not just heavily but torrentially then stopped then rained again. Now I am not one to whimper at the first sign of a bit of water from above but this review is tempered by the fact that this brilliant festival endured a WOMUD year. Having said that, it is obvious the event provides so much to enlighten, entertain and enhance both young and old minds.

Having wanted to go to the festival of world music for so long we can safely say that it did not disappoint. It has a feel of a small, intimate and exciting festival and yet it’s the biggest stage for acts from around the world.

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Shambala 2015 Review

Another year another Shambala Festival! For a medium sized festival, we all agree this one is hard to beat. It remains our family’s favourite festival, because it has so many different activities and exciting performances and artwork everywhere, that every year there’s something new to experience. They also listen to feedback from festival goers, meaning that each year they make changes to try to improve the event, which shows how much they value their supporters, who keep coming back year after year. This was our fourth Shambala, and definitely not our last!

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Together The People 2015 Review

together t p logoWe were pretty excited to hear about this new festival Together The People in our home town Brighton. Falling the last weekend of the school holidays for many local children, it was set to be the perfect way to end a fabulous summer with what was billed as ‘a high quality, creative, family friendly and socially aware flagship event accessible to all’.

Read more…

Chilled in a Field 2015 Review

chilled in a field

Chilled in a Field keeps getting better and better. This was the fourth time our family have attended this event, and it was by far the best. A mix of great music, a friendly vibe, and an amazing venue has made this little festival one of our families’ firm favourites.

Read more…

Starry Skies 2015 Review

P1010731It was our first visit to Starry Skies, although we were excited about it because it is run by the same people as Shambala (my favourite of the adult festivals).

Starry Skies doesn’t list itself as a music festival as such – it is more like a family camping holiday with activities. For us, this meant it was all the best family friendly parts of a festival without the crazy madness, and with the chance to get a decent night’s sleep!

Read more…

Lakefest 2015 Review

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERALovely family festival Lakefest charmed us once again with its perfect combination of size, music and family friendly fun, all set around a gorgeous lake complete with water sports.

This was our second Lakefest, the fifth to take place overall and in fact the final one to occur at its current Croft Farm location, with a move to Eastnor Castle planned for next year. But more on that later.

Read more…

Green Gathering 2015 Review

With Hazel Kaye (5), Gwilym Kaye (3), Caroline Gilbert and Tim Kaye.

Peacefield (370x276)Having spent such a lovely and inspirational time last year we were keen to sample a bit of the green gathering magic once again. Would it be as good as last year or was it all just some cosmic trick? In my opinion it was my favourite ever festival, oh and the kids loved it as well. I am happy to report on just on Sunday’s evidence it did not disappoint, everyone is friendly, the location is stunning and the range of activities just as broad. It’s as far out as you want to make it and as usual we didn’t get to do everything we wanted to do (both adults and children!)

Read more…

Shambala 2015 Review

Another year another Shambala Festival! For a medium sized festival, we all agree this one is hard to beat. It remains our family’s favourite festival, because it has so many different activities and exciting performances and artwork everywhere, that every year there’s something new to experience. They also listen to feedback from festival goers, meaning that each year they make changes to try to improve the event, which shows how much they value their supporters, who keep coming back year after year. This was our fourth Shambala, and definitely not our last!

P1020346 Read more…

Festival Kidz Award Winners 2015

Announcing the 2015 Festival Kidz Awards!

This year we let you be the judge, and asked you to vote for your favourite festivals.

The following awards are based solely on the votes of all of you, our family festival goers! And the winners are….

Read more…

Green Man Festival 2015 Review

Green Man Festival 2015We had the absolute pleasure of attending Green Man Festival again this year. We adore this beautiful festival and jumped at the opportunity of being able to review it again.

Read more…

Big Feastival 2015 Review

16With The Big Feastival, you’re guaranteed every possible set-up for families, with kids of all ages. All the kid’s brands are there, giving away goody bags, offering activities, and selling all kinds of bits and pieces that we’re so familiar with if you have children. The vibe is relaxed, trendy and slightly upmarket. Read more…

WOMAD 2015 Review

With Hazel Kaye (5), Gwilym Kaye (3), Caroline Gilbert and Tim Kaye.

Mud (370x269)Let me just say at the outset that it rained at Womad, not just heavily but torrentially then stopped then rained again. Now I am not one to whimper at the first sign of a bit of water from above but this review is tempered by the fact that this brilliant festival endured a WOMUD year. Having said that, it is obvious the event provides so much to enlighten, entertain and enhance both young and old minds.

Having wanted to go to the festival of world music for so long we can safely say that it did not disappoint. It has a feel of a small, intimate and exciting festival and yet it’s the biggest stage for acts from around the world.

Read more…

Together The People 2015 Review

together t p logoWe were pretty excited to hear about this new festival Together The People in our home town Brighton. Falling the last weekend of the school holidays for many local children, it was set to be the perfect way to end a fabulous summer with what was billed as ‘a high quality, creative, family friendly and socially aware flagship event accessible to all’.

Read more…