Never been to a Folk Festival? Nows the time to try it …

I can’t believe it was so long ago that we went to Folk By the Oak 2013 at the beginning of the summer in July. I’m a fan of family festivals as you know, but I’ve never been to a ‘folk’ festival, so I was intrigued to see what it would be like. I needn’t have worried and I can tell […]

Go on try something new – a festival or camping?

Life’s still hard with the recession and we all need some fun and adventure in our lives, so for this month’s Lifestyle feature over on Radio Verulam with the lovely Danny smith on his Drivetime show, I talked about festivals and camping. I first decided to got to a festival when Little Dimples was 18months (two years ago) and Curly […]

Can a book festival really be fun? Does it encourage kids to read?

Is a book festival fun? I was worried. My kids are used to going to festivals.  So turning up at a ‘book festival’ were they going to be severely disappointed? Our first stop was to Beast Quest.  Very quickly my worries were calmed.  A crazy magician guy introduced the concept (I had no idea what it was all about), read […]

Hoo’s Kid’s Book Fest: Meet Jonathan Meres and WIN TICKETS!

What’s a book festival I wondered when I saw that Luton Hoo has a book festival on Sunday 21st April. “I’ve been to music festivals with the kids, maybe I should take the kids” I thought? Then they invited me, wicked!!  So I’m going to be able to tell you about it, but I’m also really hoping to convince lots […]

Is this potentially the best family festival in the UK?

  This is a mammoth review of Just So Festival 2012, so hold onto your socks! Because I reviewed it last year and wrote a pre-post explaining all the different areas and my plans, I thought that this year I would do a quick interview with some other people and get their perspectives. They’ve all had a little more than ‘quick’ […]

Don’t Go Thinking I’m More Adventurous Than You!

I had a couple of lovely comments from Mums watching the funny stream of muddier and muddier instagram photos appearing during my visit to Penn Festival.  Many suggested how brave I was, or how well I was coping with mud up to the kids knees. So I thought I’d set the record straight, because I don’t want you all reading […]

Don’t Forget a Thing! Packing List For Camping With Your Kids

I’m just back from my first ever camping trip and first ever family music festival, so being addicted to lists I thought I would share and share alike! I promise you won’t get such a comprehensive list elsewhere because: (a) I’m a bit wacky and love a bit of glamping and (b) I’m retentive about lists. I’ve highlighted the MUST […]

The Perfect Tent For First Timers and Family Festival Goers

Ok I admit it, the Big hairy northern one was right! It might not happen often, but his tendency to want to spend the spangdoolies was correct this time. A few weeks ago he had a big panic about our tent and said he wanted to go back and look at the Vango Airbeam; basically a tent that blows up […]

How fun Mudfest at Penn Festival was: I’m a ‘proper’ festival goer now!

I realise now that I’ve often looked on wistfully at images of Glastonbury wondering why I’d never been to a music festival and experienced the whole ‘vibe’ of camping, wellies and getting covered in mud. Well I need wist no more!  I’m now officially a ‘proper’ music festival camper having just got back from Penn Festival 2012; a mudfest with […]