As the weather starts to warm up and there are even the occasional hints of blue skies and sunshine, my thoughts start turning to one of my favourite things, the family friendly festival!
I absolutely love festivals and even more so now that I have children. The idea that children are not welcome at festivals or that festivals are not suitable places for children are totally outdated, in fact, I think they are actually the perfect place to go for a weekend. Obviously you need to choose your festival carefully, some are definitely more geared up to children then others.
Most festivals will have an area dedicated to children, there might also be a quieter family camping field and there are some festivals that are completely dedicated to children. You just need to decide what you want, a weekend at a family friendly festival with music for you where your children will also be happy, or a weekend where it is all about them at a children’s festival, it’s completely up to you!
One festival that falls into the former category is Cornbury. Sadly it’s the last year that this super family friendly festival will be taking place but looking at the line up, they’re looking to go out with a bang with headliners including Bryan Adams, the Kaiser Chiefs and Jools Holland to name but a few! Having worked at Cornbury a few years ago, I have lovely memories of sunshine, beautiful country views, open spaces and fantastic music. The setting couldn’t be more beautiful and there was an incredible safe and friendly vibe all weekend long. The festival will be held on the 7th, 8th and 9th July 2017 at The Great Tew Park, Oxfordshire.
You can see the full line up and book tickets on their website.
A festival that goes full children with bells on, is Geronimo festival held at the breathtakingly beautiful Arley Hall in Cheshire on the 27th, 28th and 29th May 2017.
We’ve not been before, but with a line up that made my children squeal, there are CBeebies presenters galore including Justin Fletcher (Mr Tumble), Cook and Line (Swashbuckle), Andy (Andy’s Dinosaur Adventures), Mr Bloom, Amazing Arabella and many many more, I know we’re going to love it! The theme is knights, princesses and dragons too, which is right up our street and there are some amazing bands booked to give children a taste of many different styles of music.
There are hundreds of live shows on over the weekend including a circus tent, and a dizzying array of events aimed at children including jousting, archery, donkey rides, theatre shows, arts and crafts, a fire stunt show and music workshops.
It costs £60 pp for weekend camping passes and day passes are also available for varying prices. Tickets are available to buy here and I’m also thrilled to be able to offer you the chance to win a family day pass worth £100.00! Enter the competition below.