The Big Feastival 2018 Review | Pinkoddy

Mel C singing in the rain

The Big Feastival is hosted by Blur’s Alex James on his farm – or in the words of Paloma Faith – in his backyard – either way it is MASSIVE!! We stayed from Friday to Monday and I know we didn’t cover all of it! I was initially worried that I would get lost and … Read more

What to Pack for Family Camping in a Tent

what to pack when staying in a tent checklist

I do love a good list – for me it is a great way of making sure I have everything, ticking it off as it is packed and figuring out what I have forgotten. As a family camping in a tent is becoming a more regular thing to do and after the first time camping … Read more

Lakefest Festival 2018: Eastnor Castle

Joseph Washbourn Toploader Lakefest 2018

Lakefest started at Croft Farm Tewkesbury as a music and cider festival before moving to Eastnor Castle. A family and dog friendly festival – which also offers camping. Many people I know have been time and time again and so we were pleased to be invited along to see what it was all about. Unfortunately … Read more

CBBC Summer Social 2018

mark rhodes and Chris Chibnall hugging

I love festivals, an opportunity to see live those acts I enjoy. So how wonderful that the CBBC have provided the same for children with the CBBC Summer Social. Now kids can meet their favourite acts and performers from CBBC and CBeebies at Croxteth Hall and Country Park in Liverpool. CBBC Summer Social 2018 The … Read more

BBC Country File Live 2018

boys sat in from of BBC Country File Live 2018 poster

Countryfile Live covers four days of live arena shows, hands-on activities, farm-animal demonstrations, debates, food, drink and shopping. The show brings together everything there is to cherish about the British countryside, in the grounds of the famous stately home Blenheim Palace. We were invited along to BBC Country File Live on its opening day. Things for Children … Read more

Advice for Camping with Children for the First Time

child's welly in puddle of water

Camping with children is such an adventure and a great way to take a holiday at a more affordable price whether staying at home or going abroad. However with around 15 million of the camping trips in 2017 being in the UK (Based on ONS and Mintel data), it seems that may more of us … Read more

What is Camp Bestival like as a Family Festival?

nautical dress up theme at festival

I had heard that Camp Bestival was the biggest family festival around. I found it to be like no other family festival that we had taken the boys to before – not only in terms of it being generally bigger – but there was definitely more of a festival feel. I felt that Camp Bestival … Read more

Camping at Valleyfest

Camping at Valleyfest

Not all festivals are the same and it is really good to hear about these smaller, lesser-known ones such as Valleyfest. The youngest two really enjoyed Livestock last year and were really disappointed that it wasn’t on again this year; so they were super excited to hear that we had been invited by Orchard Pig … Read more

Tewkesbury Medieval Festival

Tewkesbury Medieval Festival

Tewkesbury’s annual Medieval Festival is the largest annual Medieval re-enactment which sees thousands of reenactors, entertainers and traders from all over Europe. It is a fantastic and unique day out for all the family – all with free admission.The reason for Tewkesbury’s Medieval Festival is to remember the victims of the Battle of Tewkesbury. On … Read more