There will be no more Croissant Neuf Summer Parties
An announcement in January 2015 on their Facebook page says:
Hi Croissant Neufers – Just a quick note to sat that there will not be a CNSP again this year. . sorry folks . . We would love to be able to say otherwise but the truth is we just can’t make it pay and , not being rich peeps, we can’t afford to work 8 months for nothing. We know our festival was unique and we all miss doing it very very VEEERY much…
The greenest and one of the most family friendly festivals in the UK – with all the entertainment of a great festival but none of the crowds, plus a huge amount for the children to do.
CNSP is a big family! The dedicated team that puts all this together have been friends for 20 years – some of them for longer. Their kids have grown up together in festivals, and today they are the main driving force of the event. Most of them have known each other all their lives and we hope the real warmth and friendship and our crazed obsession with building great parties shines through. Read more…
Croissant Neuf – not just ‘family-friendly’ but a real family festival
Review by Naomi Jones – with her girls Eloise (6), Charlotte (3) and Amelie (3)
Croissant Neuf gave me many new festival experiences, and for someone who has been to so many festivals that is an unusual thing.
Every year we face the same dilemmas – Do we go to our favourites, the ones we know and love, where the kids feel at home?
Or do we try out some new ones, potentially discover something amazing, and widen our knowledge of great festivals to recommend to all you lovely families out there?
We’re very lucky in that we get invited to far more than we can manage to attend… but the reality is that with kids (or even without kids) it’s just too tiring (and expensive!) so we’ve had to learn to pick and choose.
Here are the festivals we’ve picked this year and why Read more…
2011 Croissant Neuf Summer Party Weather: Cloudy most of the time, one or two light drizzles.
Review by: Nonny Kinchin-Smith (with 2 kids: aged 5 and 4)
Getting to the festival and setting up camp:
The festival is situated in a beautiful wooded valley in south wales, accessed by very narrow country roads. Stewards were at junctions in the approach to the site to ensure that no vehicles tried to drive the wrong way (limited passing places). Once on site we queued for 15 minutes in the car before being able to go to the ticket office to get our wrist bands. So, in less that 30 minutes we were already parked and unpacking our gear.