Jimmy’s Harvest Festival

cancelled

Location: Jimmy`s Farm, Pannington Hall Lane, Wherstead, Ipswich, Suffolk, IP9 2AR

Website: jimmysfarm.com

This is one of those festivals that seems to have been created with families in mind. From the main stage to the campsite a lot of thought has gone into keeping the younger festival goers happy and entertained and that of course makes for happy grownups too.
Mr Bloom's Nursery-9013 Read more…

Shindig Festival 2019 Review

Shindig Festival 2019 girls playing cardboard guitarsby 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.

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…

Best kids’ entertainers for grown-ups!

Lost your twinkle twinkle? Incey Wincey finally driven you round the bend? If you really couldn’t give a monkeys how many bags of wool he really had, then it’s time to rethink your kids entertainers at festivals.

Me and MC Rocky Patch from Junior Jungle (Image Credit: Boomtown)

Read more…

Midlands: Best Family Festivals 2018

These are our writers’ favourite festivals in the Midlands. 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 2017 Review

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?

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…

Wilderness 2016 Review

My 6 year old son and I were given a last minute chance to spend Sunday at Wilderness Festival. No days spent choosing what to pack.  I just threw some sun cream, water, a couple of apples, a hoody, a small blanket and a couple of glow sticks in a bag and we were off for an adventure.  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…

The Flying Seagull Project

The Flying Seagull Project: What ya Ghana do when they come for you?

by Vicky Lane

bash pirate

We first met the Flying Seagulls at Wilderness Festival in 2012.  One of the first areas we tend to head for is the children’s area at any festival. Within minutes we noticed the Seagulls, and who could miss them? In every children’s area they tend to attract the largest crowds, never an empty seat when they perform unless they have you dancing, jumping around and becoming part of the show.  They become the backbone of every kids’ area they perform in. Read more…

Jimmy’s Harvest Festival

cancelled

Location: Jimmy`s Farm, Pannington Hall Lane, Wherstead, Ipswich, Suffolk, IP9 2AR

Website: jimmysfarm.com

This is one of those festivals that seems to have been created with families in mind. From the main stage to the campsite a lot of thought has gone into keeping the younger festival goers happy and entertained and that of course makes for happy grownups too.
Mr Bloom's Nursery-9013 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…

Midlands: Best Family Festivals 2018

These are our writers’ favourite festivals in the Midlands. 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…

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…

Shindig Festival 2019 Review

Shindig Festival 2019 girls playing cardboard guitarsby 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.

Read more…

Best kids’ entertainers for grown-ups!

Lost your twinkle twinkle? Incey Wincey finally driven you round the bend? If you really couldn’t give a monkeys how many bags of wool he really had, then it’s time to rethink your kids entertainers at festivals.

Me and MC Rocky Patch from Junior Jungle (Image Credit: Boomtown)

Read more…

Green Man 2017 Review

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?

Read more…

Wilderness 2016 Review

My 6 year old son and I were given a last minute chance to spend Sunday at Wilderness Festival. No days spent choosing what to pack.  I just threw some sun cream, water, a couple of apples, a hoody, a small blanket and a couple of glow sticks in a bag and we were off for an adventure.  Read more…

The Flying Seagull Project

The Flying Seagull Project: What ya Ghana do when they come for you?

by Vicky Lane

bash pirate

We first met the Flying Seagulls at Wilderness Festival in 2012.  One of the first areas we tend to head for is the children’s area at any festival. Within minutes we noticed the Seagulls, and who could miss them? In every children’s area they tend to attract the largest crowds, never an empty seat when they perform unless they have you dancing, jumping around and becoming part of the show.  They become the backbone of every kids’ area they perform in. Read more…