Festival Babies!

*** WIN! WIN! WIN! ***

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The lovely Baby Woohoo have given us these gorgeous shoes to give away!

** The competition is now closed **

Closing date: 5th April 2014 Read more…

Taking the Plunge!

Is this your first time?

Don’t worry if you’re a bit nervous about the whole idea of a music festival with children. Even if you went to a hundred festivals before you had kids, the first one with them is a completely new experience! Read more…

Croissant Neuf 2013 Review

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)

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Croissant Neuf gave me many new festival experiences, and for someone who has been to so many festivals that is an unusual thing.

Read more…

Essential Information and Advice

All the essential info sheets and tips for taking your family to a festival – all handily linked on one page!

If you are new to the world of festivals, or are taking your children for the very first time, it can be a bit daunting but we are here to help. Here at Festival Kidz, we have a wealth of knowledge and advice to share with families who want to experience the wonderful world of family friendly festivals but aren’t sure where to start… Read more…

Festival Baby – Glasto with an 8 week old!

baby-with-glasto-programmeFESTIVAL BABY! – a Guest Blog by Zarah Ross

“Are you mad?!”…  That was the reaction that we got from everyone when we told them of our plan.  “You’ll change your mind once the baby comes”, people warned.  But what was it that was deemed to be madness by all around us?  Simply taking our 8 week old baby to the largest music festival in the world… Glastonbury!

Read more…

Best Festivals for Toddlers – 2013

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The toddler stage is possibly the most difficult age to do festivals, but it doesn’t mean it can’t be done!

For really young kids we recommend small festivals, particularly if you are not an experienced festival-goer or camper.  For a successful festival experience with toddlers you need space to run around or relax, less crowds, smaller distances between campsite, arena and carpark, a good selection of child-friendly food and a willingness to take things at your toddler’s pace (see also Naomi’s Top Tips for doing Festivals with Toddlers).

After much debate, we reckon this year’s best festivals for Under 5’s are:

Read more…

The Bee Crèche at Shambala

A parent’s review of Moe’s Bee Crèche at Shambala 2012.

This was the first year that Moe had run the Bee Crèche at Shambala Festival, and I hope it’s not the last.

We have three children – a 5 year old and 2 year old twins. Even at a festival where there’s lots to occupy them everyday life is incredibly tiring, so given the chance for three hours off we grabbed it eagerly.

We went to have a look round the crèche on the Friday morning – we were allowed to take the children in and to see how we felt about it. Read more…

Festival Essentials for Babies

Izzy Blissfields Day 1Becky from Munchies and Munchkins has kindly let us share her lovely post about her first festival experience with her baby Izzy.  Here she shares her list of essentials…

“We have spent the last five days at Blissfields Festival in Winchester.. It was an unexpected success and we had a fantastic time. I say unexpected as even though I knew the festival would be fab (having attended last year) I was slightly worried about how Izzy would react to the crowds,noise,new place and most importantly how she would sleep.

Read more…

Baby wearing – bitten by the bug!

Jess and bubba in the Moby Wrap

My neighbour introduced me to baby wearing. She lent me her Baby Bjorn one day after I had complained I couldn’t get anything done because my baby just would not settle.

It was quite a success so I then got my own Baby Bjorn but I soon discovered I couldn’t wear it for long periods of time without it digging in to my shoulders…  Read more…

Top 15 Music Festivals for Under-5’s – 2012


Top Festivals for Babies and Toddlers 2012 (for 2013 – click HERE!)

For really young kids we tend to recommend smaller festivals, particularly if you are not an experienced festival-goer.  Smaller festivals have the dual advantage of not being so vast that a trip back to the tent for a forgotten dummy takes half the morning, and the stage areas are usually less crowded meaning you can get closer to the bands without fearing your little one getting accidentally trampled on or lost.  That said, smaller festivals often don’t have as much budget for children’s activities, so your choice will also depend a little on the level of laid-on entertainment that your family need.

It really is very hard to choose from all the festivals that take place in the UK each year. But if we have to narrow it down, our short-list of the best festivals to take your really little ones to goes a little like this:

Read more…

Festival Babies!

*** WIN! WIN! WIN! ***

SONY DSC

The lovely Baby Woohoo have given us these gorgeous shoes to give away!

** The competition is now closed **

Closing date: 5th April 2014 Read more…

Croissant Neuf 2013 Review

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)

DSC_1141

Croissant Neuf gave me many new festival experiences, and for someone who has been to so many festivals that is an unusual thing.

Read more…

Festival Baby – Glasto with an 8 week old!

baby-with-glasto-programmeFESTIVAL BABY! – a Guest Blog by Zarah Ross

“Are you mad?!”…  That was the reaction that we got from everyone when we told them of our plan.  “You’ll change your mind once the baby comes”, people warned.  But what was it that was deemed to be madness by all around us?  Simply taking our 8 week old baby to the largest music festival in the world… Glastonbury!

Read more…

The Bee Crèche at Shambala

A parent’s review of Moe’s Bee Crèche at Shambala 2012.

This was the first year that Moe had run the Bee Crèche at Shambala Festival, and I hope it’s not the last.

We have three children – a 5 year old and 2 year old twins. Even at a festival where there’s lots to occupy them everyday life is incredibly tiring, so given the chance for three hours off we grabbed it eagerly.

We went to have a look round the crèche on the Friday morning – we were allowed to take the children in and to see how we felt about it. Read more…

Baby wearing – bitten by the bug!

Jess and bubba in the Moby Wrap

My neighbour introduced me to baby wearing. She lent me her Baby Bjorn one day after I had complained I couldn’t get anything done because my baby just would not settle.

It was quite a success so I then got my own Baby Bjorn but I soon discovered I couldn’t wear it for long periods of time without it digging in to my shoulders…  Read more…

Taking the Plunge!

Is this your first time?

Don’t worry if you’re a bit nervous about the whole idea of a music festival with children. Even if you went to a hundred festivals before you had kids, the first one with them is a completely new experience! Read more…

Essential Information and Advice

All the essential info sheets and tips for taking your family to a festival – all handily linked on one page!

If you are new to the world of festivals, or are taking your children for the very first time, it can be a bit daunting but we are here to help. Here at Festival Kidz, we have a wealth of knowledge and advice to share with families who want to experience the wonderful world of family friendly festivals but aren’t sure where to start… Read more…

Best Festivals for Toddlers – 2013

glasto toddlerTweet

The toddler stage is possibly the most difficult age to do festivals, but it doesn’t mean it can’t be done!

For really young kids we recommend small festivals, particularly if you are not an experienced festival-goer or camper.  For a successful festival experience with toddlers you need space to run around or relax, less crowds, smaller distances between campsite, arena and carpark, a good selection of child-friendly food and a willingness to take things at your toddler’s pace (see also Naomi’s Top Tips for doing Festivals with Toddlers).

After much debate, we reckon this year’s best festivals for Under 5’s are:

Read more…

Festival Essentials for Babies

Izzy Blissfields Day 1Becky from Munchies and Munchkins has kindly let us share her lovely post about her first festival experience with her baby Izzy.  Here she shares her list of essentials…

“We have spent the last five days at Blissfields Festival in Winchester.. It was an unexpected success and we had a fantastic time. I say unexpected as even though I knew the festival would be fab (having attended last year) I was slightly worried about how Izzy would react to the crowds,noise,new place and most importantly how she would sleep.

Read more…

Top 15 Music Festivals for Under-5’s – 2012


Top Festivals for Babies and Toddlers 2012 (for 2013 – click HERE!)

For really young kids we tend to recommend smaller festivals, particularly if you are not an experienced festival-goer.  Smaller festivals have the dual advantage of not being so vast that a trip back to the tent for a forgotten dummy takes half the morning, and the stage areas are usually less crowded meaning you can get closer to the bands without fearing your little one getting accidentally trampled on or lost.  That said, smaller festivals often don’t have as much budget for children’s activities, so your choice will also depend a little on the level of laid-on entertainment that your family need.

It really is very hard to choose from all the festivals that take place in the UK each year. But if we have to narrow it down, our short-list of the best festivals to take your really little ones to goes a little like this:

Read more…