We have been festivaling (not a word, but I’m going with it) with the kids since they were small. Feeling that a festival or two over the summer is an important part of their education as well as ours. It’s a chance to kick back, soak up some great music and learn new skills. This
In late September, when the kids were just back at school, I spent a long weekend in Hamburg. The trip coincided with the city’s Reeperbahn music festival, where industry players meet for conferences and up and coming bands play at various venues. I’ve not visited Germany since I was a teenager, and I don’t remember
This weekend we drove back over the Severn Bridge to Wales – to a small boutique festival known as ‘The Big Cwtch’. Cwtch means hug in Welsh, and it really did feel like that – this festival is charming and delightful. More like a village fete crossed with a garden party, it small and perfectly
This weekend we have braved the British weather and spent three days in a field. No, not any old field, but a field full of magic and wonder. Just So Festival is one of our summer highlights, a children’s festival with a firm emphasis on the kids, not parents ‘having it large’ and dragging their
This weekend, Dan was away, up in Leeds helping his brother landscape his garden. As hard work as that was/sounds, I still feel my weekend was harder! Yeah yeah, I know, I go away leaving the kids and Dan all the time! I know. This time it was my turn to solo parent, and blimey
Last year was the very first The Good Life Experience festival. A weekend in September where we got back to basics, learnt new crafts, made new friends and danced the night away. It was utterly brilliant – all courtesy of the Gladstones and Cerys Matthews.
Last year as a family we had the chance to visit many beautiful festivals. The weather was glorious, the kids ran wild and we had the best summer ever – fact! If you are thinking of booking a festival this year, here is a little round of up of the ones we have been to
This year, the Dingley Dell (the wooded area of the festival site at Camp Bestival) was taken over by Project Wild Thing and the National Trust. Encouraging families to get outside and enjoy being outdoors. We couldn’t wait to see how they had transformed the woods, and were not disappointed. We first entered the cooling