Green Man Festival

15th - 18th August 2019

Location: Crickhowell, Brecon Beacons, Wales

Size: 10000

Website: www.greenman.net


Read more…

Best Family Friendly Festivals 2019

People are always asking us which festival is the best!

There’s no easy answer to this as everyone has their own favourites.

Festivals have such a broad reach these days. There really is something for everyone. Do you want luxury or basic facilities, indie or world music, laid-back or party central?

So before you dive in and buy tickets…

Read more…

Green Man 2018 Review

Green Man 2018
The Green Man!

Oh Green Man, what a beauty you are! Nestled at the base of the Black Mountains, this is a very special festival indeed. In fact it wasn’t just a festival, it was a whole week’s holiday in glorious Wales.
Read more…

Wales and border: Best Family Festivals 2018

These are our writers’ favourite festivals in Wales and the welsh border. Although not all in the same country, the festivals on the Welsh border are close enough to share that same wild, green, close-to-nature atmosphere. You may not even get a phone signal!

Does this mean that they are more likely to get rain? Yes. Does this also mean that they are better able to handle rain? A big YES!

For more festivals please see our special family friendly festival map.

We know there are other amazing festivals that we are missing out – and we’re attempting to get our reviewers around as many festivals as we can. The festivals below are our tried and tested choices, ones our writers go back to year after year. Read more…

Green Man 2016 Review

p1050332I’ve wanted to go to Green Man for a long time now, and I’m so happy we finally made it there. Set in a lush green Welsh valley, the site could not be more beautiful and acoustics could not be better. The main stage, called the Mountain Stage, has been designed for sound and scenery and is an impressive achievement. Read more…

Edith Bowman’s Great British Music Festivals – Book Review

Edith Bowman and Naomi Jones at BBC Radio 4 Studio

Last year I was lucky enough to live one of my dreams – being a guest on a Radio 4 show. I was invited onto Woman’s Hour to talk about taking children to festivals – you can still listen to the show here:

Radio 4 – Taking Children to Music Festivals

To add to that excitement, my fellow guest on the show was Edith Bowman, DJ, festival mum and all round lovely person – we shared festival stories in the Green Room before the show – and she sent me her new book to read and review!

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…

Best Family Festivals 2015

CIAF 2014


Here are our top picks for 2015!

Whether a festival is good for you depends on what music you’re into and what other things you like doing at festivals, as well as the age of your kids. If you are new to festivals with kids, you may want to read our guide to Choosing the right Family-Friendly Festival.

We have included our affiliate links in the listings – if you click “Buy Tickets Now” you will go straight to the ticket page for your chosen festival. You will not pay anything for this but the festival will give us a small commission to keep Festival Kidz up and running – so please use them!

Read more…

Festival Kidz Award Winners 2014

Announcing the 2nd annual Festival Kidz Awards!

2014 was a fantastic year for family friendly festivals – we reviewed more than ever before and visited so many that it made judging the awards extremely difficult. If your favourite festival is missing from this list, please feel free to comment below!

2014GoldAward Read more…

Green Man Festival 2014 Review

20140816_202851 Come for a Cwtch

We fell in love with Green Man Festival last year and I have to admit to being worried about how it could possibly meet the expectations we had from it being so wonderful. I need not have worried because yet again this beautiful festival filled my heart with happiness. I did not think it would be possible for us to love it even more than we already did.

Read more…

Green Man Festival

15th - 18th August 2019

Location: Crickhowell, Brecon Beacons, Wales

Size: 10000

Website: www.greenman.net


Read more…

Green Man 2018 Review

Green Man 2018
The Green Man!

Oh Green Man, what a beauty you are! Nestled at the base of the Black Mountains, this is a very special festival indeed. In fact it wasn’t just a festival, it was a whole week’s holiday in glorious Wales.
Read more…

Green Man 2016 Review

p1050332I’ve wanted to go to Green Man for a long time now, and I’m so happy we finally made it there. Set in a lush green Welsh valley, the site could not be more beautiful and acoustics could not be better. The main stage, called the Mountain Stage, has been designed for sound and scenery and is an impressive achievement. 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…

Festival Kidz Award Winners 2014

Announcing the 2nd annual Festival Kidz Awards!

2014 was a fantastic year for family friendly festivals – we reviewed more than ever before and visited so many that it made judging the awards extremely difficult. If your favourite festival is missing from this list, please feel free to comment below!

2014GoldAward Read more…

Best Family Friendly Festivals 2019

People are always asking us which festival is the best!

There’s no easy answer to this as everyone has their own favourites.

Festivals have such a broad reach these days. There really is something for everyone. Do you want luxury or basic facilities, indie or world music, laid-back or party central?

So before you dive in and buy tickets…

Read more…

Wales and border: Best Family Festivals 2018

These are our writers’ favourite festivals in Wales and the welsh border. Although not all in the same country, the festivals on the Welsh border are close enough to share that same wild, green, close-to-nature atmosphere. You may not even get a phone signal!

Does this mean that they are more likely to get rain? Yes. Does this also mean that they are better able to handle rain? A big YES!

For more festivals please see our special family friendly festival map.

We know there are other amazing festivals that we are missing out – and we’re attempting to get our reviewers around as many festivals as we can. The festivals below are our tried and tested choices, ones our writers go back to year after year. Read more…

Edith Bowman’s Great British Music Festivals – Book Review

Edith Bowman and Naomi Jones at BBC Radio 4 Studio

Last year I was lucky enough to live one of my dreams – being a guest on a Radio 4 show. I was invited onto Woman’s Hour to talk about taking children to festivals – you can still listen to the show here:

Radio 4 – Taking Children to Music Festivals

To add to that excitement, my fellow guest on the show was Edith Bowman, DJ, festival mum and all round lovely person – we shared festival stories in the Green Room before the show – and she sent me her new book to read and review!

Read more…

Best Family Festivals 2015

CIAF 2014


Here are our top picks for 2015!

Whether a festival is good for you depends on what music you’re into and what other things you like doing at festivals, as well as the age of your kids. If you are new to festivals with kids, you may want to read our guide to Choosing the right Family-Friendly Festival.

We have included our affiliate links in the listings – if you click “Buy Tickets Now” you will go straight to the ticket page for your chosen festival. You will not pay anything for this but the festival will give us a small commission to keep Festival Kidz up and running – so please use them!

Read more…

Green Man Festival 2014 Review

20140816_202851 Come for a Cwtch

We fell in love with Green Man Festival last year and I have to admit to being worried about how it could possibly meet the expectations we had from it being so wonderful. I need not have worried because yet again this beautiful festival filled my heart with happiness. I did not think it would be possible for us to love it even more than we already did.

Read more…