Friday, 2 May 2014

I'm Thinking FESTIVALS!

One of the first things I thought when I bought my little folding camper two months ago was that it'd be fun to take Thomas to a festival. I figured it'll be quite an experience. Now, I've had a look around at family-friendly festivals and the one that's standing out on both price and content is the Wychwood Festival at Cheltenham Racecourse at the end of the month.

What say you?

Headline acts are The Boomtown Rats, The Stranglers, Newton Faulkner, Bad Manners... and the kids' stuff includes Justin Fletcher, Korky Paul - illustrator of 'Winnie the Witch' (my son's favourite books), the Roald Dahl Museum....

Oooh! I've just noticed the Lee Thompson's Ska Orchestra will be there too. As a HUGE Madness fan when I was a kid, I think I might actually pop! Mark Bedford also looks like he's playing.

Honestly, I am literally BURSTING with excitement now!

Only one thing... I have NEVER been to a festival before and have absolutely no idea what to expect. Have you been to this one (or any one)? What do I need to take? What do I need to know? Will you be at this one? Does this sound suitable for a mum and an 8-year-old?


1 comment:

  1. Wychwood is a little treasure of a festival, especially for families.
    My advice for festivals is to prepare and think about what you want to take and then halve it, especially if you have to lug your stuff to the campsite. That's one of the benefits with Wychwood is that you can drive up to where you're going to camp, dump all your stuff, and then at the end of the festival, drive up to your spot and pick it all up again. That luxury is rare. It also means that people take a lot of stuff! Ultimately, you need enough changes of clothes in case it's wet, warm stuff to wear in the evening/at night, wellies or boots to deal with mud (although, there's not much at Wychwood, even in the rain as there are concrete paths around the place). As long as you have good bedding, good waterproofs and something to sit on, you'll be fine! There'll be lots of food stalls there and plenty to do, so just go with the flow. Enjoy :)