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

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

Big Feastival 2018

child lifted up in the crowd at a festival

The sun is out and the summer’s here – which can only mean one thing – Festival time! We are really lucky living right by the Cotswolds to have The Big Feastival at Alex James’ Farm over the August Bank Holiday weekend. Back for its seventh year this popular family festival looks again to not … 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

Lollibop Children’s Festival 2014 Hatfield House

Lollibop Children's Festival 2014 Hatfield House

Lollibop 2014 was the Big Bash for Little People. It ran from Friday 15th August until Sunday 17th August 2014, 10am-6pm daily. Taking on feedback from last year, the location for this year’s Lollibop was Hatfield House, situated in Hertfordshire. Described as an amazing stately home with surrounding lawns, gardens and woodlands. Boasting the hottest … Read more

Let’s go Fly a Kite – on the Beach

 I’m thinking about money saving and environmentally friendly things for families. Such as days out at little financial cost. One of these ways is to harness what nature has provided – such as last week’s Bug Hunt. This week we took to the beach There’s nothing like a bit of sand castle building. You may … Read more