I’ve never had the pleasure of going to a festival but this year that may change. There are two in particular which have caught my eye and the great thing about them is that they are very family friendly and as a mum of four children, this can only be a good thing.
First up is Camp Bestival at Lulworth Castle, Dorset. Below is the description as found on their website.
At Camp Bestival you can stay in luxury and affordable tipis, yurts, podpads bellepads, gypsy caravans or bring your own world of outdoor living. The facilities are top notch for families with parking right next to the campsites, spacious areas for chilling and playing and the relatively flat landscape means access around the site is easy for mums and wee-uns. Hot showers with tea and toast while you wait will warm your cockles and a Farmers Market and the finest local and famous food stuffs will ensure hearty meals are indulged in. And of course the local WI will be there to attend to your cake and tea needs. So whether you’re dancing your socks off or chilling in Restival you’ll be having the time of your life.
And that’s on top of the actual music and performances, which just happens to include Happy Mondays (flashback) and Jimmy Carr. The line up is AMAZING! Go HERE to read the full list, which goes on forever. There will also be a whole host of kids entertainment including Dick and Dom, Comedy Club 4 Kids, The Gruffalo Live, Mr Tumble, Shrek and Fantastic Mr Fox Opera amongst loads more.
Check out the images of past festivals below. Looks like so much fun!
Go HERE to book tickets.
Next up is another great sounding family friendly festival.
Taking place on the weekend of 8-10 June at Cheltenham Racecourse, this is the eighth annual Wychwood Festival and promises to be a great way to enjoy music and performances with the added bonus of having your kids experience it with you.
Even better, WATERSTONES, the UK’s largest book retailer, has partnered with Wychwood Festival to curate the most extensive Children’s Literature Festival line-up featuring CBeebies Nina and the Neurons, the award-winning Philip ‘Beardy’ Ardagh, Horrible Science series illustrator Tony de Saulles, Zeus On The Loose author John Dougherty plus much more.
The line up is impressive, go HERE to find out more.
For ticket information click HERE
Accommodation is of varying types of camping from typical tents, tippees to bring your own camper van (you can even hire one for the event). However THIS is my dream idea of camping.
“You can go to festivals all over the world, but none will be quite as homely as Wychwood”
See you soon