by Naomi, with Eloise (12), Charlotte (9) and Amelie (9)
Shindig Festival kicked off our summer with a riotous blend of music, dancing and just plain old good quality family time.
There was an impressive amount on offer for both adults and children. They even had the ‘difficult’ teenager stage covered.
Due to our eldest now being in secondary school, we drove up after the school day on the Friday. But if you can get there earlier I would recommend it, as there’s so much to see and do.
The Downs Bristol was a great example of how children and adults can mix at a festival. I love how, at 2.00 in the afternoon we were painting rocks and making bicycle-powered smoothies in the kids’ area. Yet by 10.30 the kids were on our shoulders in a large crowd of very merry gig-goers, singing along to Wonderwall at the tops of their voices.
The Lights from the Late-Night Lock in
by Julian Lane – and family Vicky, Dylan (8), Matilda (2)
So here we go again. Green Man Festival. Our 7th year, the Festival’s 15th. I have waxed lyrical over this festival for every year we have been, we fell in love with Green Man, we made lifelong friends and have told anyone who will listen that Green Man IS the best festival in the country.
I don’t want to over the same old ground again. Festival Kidz’ review of last year will tell you everything you need to know about this wonderful festival. You can also read our review from last year on our blog.
So, what the hell am I going to write about? What’s new? How do I keep you, dear reader, transfixed?