A real gem of a festival. Cutting edge music with a relaxed and friendly atmosphere.
** Winners of Best Festival Toilets at the UK Festival Awards 2012! **
What are the highlights for families?
Large family audience profile.
Large wide open completely flat lawn-like fields.
Lodes of space (did you see what I did there? LODEs – geddit?! ah well, nevermind!)
Great music. Well chosen emerging artists
Relaxed friendly atmosphere.
Here are our top picks for 2015!
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Here are our top picks for 2014!
Now is a great time to start thinking about buying your festival tickets – most of the festivals offer ‘early bird’ prices, which means they are reduced if you book them early.
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. Read more…
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 LodeStar Weather: Hot and sunny.
Review by: Steve (with 2 kids, 6 and 8 years old) – Attended SATURDAY only
Getting to the festival:
No queues to get in and very easy to find. We didn’t have a problem on the narrow country and village lanes as there was very little traffic when we arrived, but I did wonder what it would be like if it was busy.
Entertainment – Line up and Kids Activities:
The line-up was a good mix of well chosen bands – some unsigned, some up and coming. Most were really good. There was also an alternative stage with some comedy and a few theatre sketches, but we didn’t really spend much time there.
For the kids there was Read more…