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 […]

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’ […]

The Key To A Successful Family Festival

I’m so excited, because I’m off to review Just So Festival this weekend (In Cheshire at Rhode Hall: doors open at 2pm on Friday and we get kicked out of the campsite on Mon at 11). Last year was brilliant, but it was my first ever festival, so I had no idea what to expect. Apparently I picked the best […]

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 […]

A Blast From The Past To Get You Up Dancing: Penn Festival

I’m EXCITED. You might have noticed that after my ‘why family festivals are fab‘ post and ‘what to wear to a family festival‘. It’s quite likely I could become a bit of a festival bore!  Nah, you love me anyway don’t you? (If you are actually loving it, make sure you keep an eye on the sidebar  of my blog […]

What To Wear To A Family Festival?

You’re packing the picnic basket, ear defenders for the kids and maybe even the tent if you are brave like us. Perhaps you were inspired by my post on why family festivals are great? But what’s worrying you is ‘OMG what am I going to wear to a family festival?‘ It’s not exactly glastonbury, and you probably don’t want to […]

Have you thought of going to a Family Festival this summer?

I know many of you won’t be even considering the hundreds/thousands of pounds that it costs to go on holiday this summer. You might also be struggling to take 7-14 days off work. I’ve got a great alternative for you … Hows about thinking about a Family Festival instead?   If you’ve never been to a festival before, it’s a […]

Amazing Competition: For a Radio Flyer!

I am soooo excited!  My first every competition is going to be for the most amazing prize, a Radio Flyer from The Wagon Company. What is a Radio Flyer you might ask, and why would I want one? Well initially I just thought that it looked like a nice red trailer that my kids might like to play with, but which was maybe […]