Having kids doesn’t mean the festival fun has to stop, it just has to change a bit! A pushchair with a big basket underneath for all your kit is very useful (actually even if you’re not taking the kids!), and of course it must have a Buggysnuggle for your little one to snuggle up in when they zonk out after a day of running around in the fresh air!
What with this being the UK, chances are it’ll be blooming freezing and 99% of heat is lost through the head apparently (well that’s what my mum always told me!), so a hat is a must – a little sun dress, jumper & funky hat is a great festival look for kids anyway!! Buggysnuggle hats tick all the boxes!
A Buggysnuggle Picnic Rug is a must – honestly, you will love them! Sit on it in the sun, or use it as a shelter when it’s raining – I’ve used them in both ways several times! In fact it’s big enough that you can sit on it & have half of it folded back over your head! It folds up small & can be easily carried…
Finally, to snuggle up in the tent or campervan much later on, a Sofasnuggle is the ultimate festival luxury for kids! There are loads of festivals aimed at families nowadays:
Womad 24th-26th July
Check out the family dance tent & the World of Kids! At Charlton Park, Malmesbury www.womad.co.uk
Port Eliot Festival 30th July-2nd August
This is the ultimate boho & literary festival. So much for kids to do: dance with trolls, have tea with a giant, while mum & dad go for a wild swim! At Port Eliot, St Germans, Cornwall www.porteliotfestival.com
Camp Bestival 30th July-2nd August
This was one of the first family festivals & has a stunning setting near Lulworth Cove in Dorset www.campbestival.net
The Big Festival 29-31st August
Ex-Blur’s Alex James & Jamie Oliver got together to put this family foodie festival on in The Cotswolds www.jamieoliver.com/thebigfestival
I’ll be found at Rock Oyster Festival on 10-11th July http://www.rockoysterfestival.co.uk/ which is a fantastic small music & food festival. I’ll be the one sheltering under a Buggysnuggle Picnic Rug!
This is just a tiny selection, but there are literally 100’s. Check out http://www.festivalmag.com/festivals/family-friendly/ to find one near you!