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English Medieval Festival for Families at Herstmonceux Castle

This August Bank Holiday my wife, I and our three children were invited to attend the 25th Anniversary English Medieval Festival at Herstmonceux Castle near to Hastings in East Sussex. We were delighted as it seemed just the sort of event our family would love: rustic camping and outdoor medieval-themed …

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How Child Friendly is the Edinburgh Fringe Festival?

How Child Friendly is the Edinburgh Fringe Festival? I wish I had taken them earlier. I was worried about the crowds and rushing around but I put a plan in place that made sure we had a relaxing time. During one of the performances I watched my children more than …

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Kendal Calling with a Baby

Find out how we got on at Kendal Calling with a 7 week old baby! Before the arrival of our little boy, and in fact even before we decided to try for children in the first place, my wife and I discussed what sort of impact having a child would …

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Nozstock The Hidden Valley | Family Friendly Festival www.minitravellers.co.uk
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Nozstock The Hidden Valley | Family Friendly Festival

Is Nozstock a Family Friendly Festival? In 2016 five Mini Travellers went to Nozstock and this year 22 of us went back, proving I think what a good time they had in 2016 to convince us all to go en masse. Last year the sun shone and was kind to …

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Deer Shed Festival with a Toddler

Deer Shed Festival 8 – how much fun could my toddler possibly have? Over the weekend of 21st-23rd July 2017 we were invited to Deer Shed Festival at Baldersby Park, Thirsk. I have been to a lot of the big named festivals over the past 10 years, but this was …

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The Shropshire Kids Festival
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10 Top Tips for Surviving a Festival with Kids

We love a Family Friendly Festival here at Mini Travellers and have some great reviews on the site linked to these posts, Dates of the Top 15 Family Friendly Festivals 2017 and Dates of the Top 16 Family Friendly Festivals 2018. Family Friendly Festivals are amazing and wonderful for children …

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Cornbury Festival 2017 | Family Friendly Festival www.minitravellers.co.uk
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Cornbury Festival 2017 | Family Friendly Festival

Unbeknownst to us, this was the final year of Cornbury Festival. Which is so disappointing for a lot reasons, which you will find out more as you read on. One of this year’s sponsors was Dorset Cereals. Having them on board was a really great idea, especially for the people camping there over the …

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Geronimo Festival 2017 | Family Friendly Festival www.minitravellers.co.uk
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Geronimo Festival 2017 | Family Friendly Festival

This year, the Geronimo Festival took up a new residency at Arley Hall in Cheshire. Having only ever visited Arley Hall for a (rather lovely) wedding, we were interested to see how this year’s festival differed from last year (our review for last year is here)… Arley was a little …

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Shropshire Kids Fest 2017 | Family Friendly Festival www.minitravellers.co.uk
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Shropshire Kids Fest 2017 | Family Friendly Festival

In 2016, Shropshire Kids Fest took over the Quarry Park in Shrewsbury for its first year (see review here). This year, we were invited back with the promise that things were bigger and better for the second year, and we weren’t disappointed! Shropshire Kids Fest is aimed at children of …

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Dates of the Top 17 Family Friendly Festivals 2018

A post including the dates of Family Friendly Festivals in 2018 from the beginning of the Summer to the end. 1.Elderflower Fields East Sussex 25-28th May 2018 Elderflower Fields is perfectly catered for children. In 2017 all the activities were fun, well considered and just right for young kids (from …

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Happy Monday are Headlining Nozstock - The Hidden Valley - Family Friendly Festival 2017
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Happy Mondays are Headlining Nozstock – The Hidden Valley – Family Friendly Festival 2017

We are off to Nozstock this year with friends, all 22 of us!  Mini Travellers sent a scoping party to Nozstock 2016 who came back raving about it (read our review here!) and said it was fabulously family friendly, so we are going en masse this year! 10 adults and …

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Dates of the Top 15 Family Friendly Festivals 2017

A post including the dates of Family Friendly Festivals in the UK in 2017 from the beginning of the Summer to the end. To find dates for Family Friendly Festivals 2018 as and when they are listed. Do head to our Family Friendly Festivals 2018 post! 1.Elderflower Fields East Sussex …

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Fabulous Fun at Festival Number 6

Festival Number 6 was the destination for a long anticipated father and son adventure, to celebrate Harry’s A level results before his departure for University in London.  We had visited the uniquely beautiful Portmeirion village as last year’s Festival Number 6 was setting up and we had been very keen …

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Ten Tips for Just So Festival | Family Friendly Festival

One of the family events of the summer last year that was truly memorable was the Just So Festival at Rode Hall in Cheshire. When the opportunity to go again this year came about we jumped at the chance. The festival organisers kept the format similar to previous years but …

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Nozstock The Hidden Valley – Amazing Family Friendly Festival

My husband, three children (9, 8 and 6) and I went to our first festival as a family when we went to Nozstock The Hidden Valley in July. The festival is on farmland in Bromyard near Worcester, with views of beautiful rolling hills and countryside. One of the things that …

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Deer Shed 7 www.minitravellers.co.uk
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Deer Shed 7 – A Festival For Families!

It’s the people that make Deer Shed Festival so great! The success of this festival is its ability to cater for everyone and seeing how much fun the babies, children and teens have side by side, instils the festivals aim….. Family friendly. From wash time for babies all sitting in little …

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Shrewsbury Food Festival
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Shrewsbury Food Festival

Since having children, our weekend activities have changed a little! Apart from the obvious lack of lazy mornings in bed followed by coffee, papers and people watching, we now spend most of our time trying to find that ultimate family activity; something that we want to do that the children …

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Larmer Tree Festival – The Happiest Qurkiest Festival in All the Land?

We’ve taken the kids to a few festivals in the past and are looking forward to trying out Larmer Tree this summer. It looks like there are plenty of things to keep the boys happy, as well as plenty of music and workshops for us too. Some highlights that us …

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Geronimo Festival Weekend 2016

12 months ago I had never even heard of the concept of a ‘Family Festival’ let alone attended one.  However, after reading the review of the first Geronimo Festival on Mini Travellers, I was curious and decided that we were ready to investigate! The Geronimo Festival takes place at two …

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Lunar Festival 2016 – No Wellies Required!

In my experience wellies are needed at festivals for two reasons: Mud and Muck. Towards the end of the day you really don’t want to be wading through the sea of debris wearing anything else! We have just returned from the Lunar Festival, our first family festival, and no wellies …

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Geronimo Festival
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Ten Top Tips for Geronimo Festival 2016

1. It’s going to be hot hot hot – take Sun Cream, although they do have some at the Information desk. 2. Take large bottles of water, the queues for the water and food were long, very very long. 3. Take a picnic with lots of snacks in. 4. Don’t …

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The Lost Carnival
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The Lost Carnival Strikes Back

Having been to the Lost Carnival last year in Bury we knew what to expect in some respects from this years Lost Carnival in Queens Park, Crewe. However the Lost Carnival always has a few tricks up its sleeves so you’ll never quite know what to expect until you get …

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The Shropshire Kids Festival
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The Shropshire Kids’ Festival

This year marked the inaugural year of the Shropshire Kids’ Festival. As regular visitors to the annual Shrewsbury Food Festival (review to follow!) we were really keen to find out what the same organisers had planned for this child focused event. The event is based in the Quarry Park in …

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Making Movies at Deer Shed Festival 7

Building on the success of this year’s sell out festival the Deer Shed team have just announced their theme for 2016. So grab some popcorn and a comfy seat as we dim the lights and transport you to Deer Shed Festival 7 at the Movies! For a review of last …

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