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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 […]

Go on try something new – a festival or camping?

Feather Bowers at Just So

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 […]

Review of Celtic Harmony Beltane Festival

Acrobatics from a tree

At the beginning of May we went off to Celtic Harmony in Hertford for their Beltane Festival. I’m very interested in the times of the year and the month, how they affect us, and how it can be helpful to be more aware of them. Someone once said I have a witchy vibe, in a […]

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

A scary monster!

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 […]

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

Great books for mums

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 […]

Is this potentially the best family festival in the UK?

Fairy

  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 […]

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

Kids love muddy festivals

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 Forget a Thing! Packing List For Camping With Your Kids

Add some colour to your tent

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 […]

The Perfect Tent For First Timers and Family Festival Goers

Glamping an Vango Tent

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 […]

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

Kids love muddy festivals

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 […]