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Wednesday, 24 July 2013

Our Favourite Family Friendly Festivals

Having been to loads of festivals before the boy was born (even during pregnancy!) we knew that he would continue to join us. I've spoken about kids and festivals before too and I know that we are in full swing of festival season. I've been watching the TV with a mixture of jealousy and delight! Here are a few of the best that are left this year.

Our personal favourite, we are gutted beyond words that we can't afford it this year so we are already saving. The best of the kid's festivals out there in our opinion because the kids are the kings and queens of this castle. An abundance of family things to do. This year includes Horrible Histories and Mr Tumble for the kids and The 1975 and Scroobius Pip for the adults. 
If you have the time off and the money then I urge you to head down there and make the most of the glorious weather and fantastic line up. I promise kids from 6 months to 60 years at least will love it. 


Definitely one of the most eclectic of festivals. With such a diverse lineup there you are sure to find something that you and your family love. My highlights would most certainly be The Playhouse and the Sew Over It corner. It's definitely one for the families that don't want to be surrounded by familiar characters and music as there's aways something different to see. 



Having previously won the award for best family festival this is sure to be a hit. There are some big names playing including Primal Scream! Surely if you want to have a good line up to educate kids on music taste then this is one of the ones for you. 



Definitely the most commercial of all the festivals, hosted at the Olympic park this year. It includes such stars as Rastamouse, Peppa Pig and every parents favourite....Mr Tumble. The idea of this festival is great. All the popular characters in one place for the kids to go nuts over but I feel it lacks the culture and experiences that the other festivals have. That's not to say that kid's won't have a great time though. 


Hosted by Jamie Oliver and Alex James this is a collaboration of foodies and music lovers with excellent things for the kids thrown in too. Music includes Rizzle Kicks and Basement Jaxx whilst things for the kids include storytelling and yes you guessed it...Mr Tumble (seriously that guy gets around- can I have one day where his name isn't mentioned?!). Of course because it's hosed by Jamie himself there has to be some excellent food being featured from the likes of his own food and our festival favourite Higgidy pies!

So there's some of our favourites, is there anything you are going to or have been to?
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