Parenting Pro Tips: Navigating Festivals with Kids for Stress-Free Family Fun!

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With Glastonbury 2024 selling out in an hour yesterday, festival fever has hit the UK again. Festivals are more than just gatherings of people; they are vibrant tapestries of culture, art, and entertainment. And when creating lasting family memories, there’s something particularly magical about attending festivals with children. As the 2023 festival season ends, here’s how to get festivals right in 2024.

1. Find the Best Festival for Your Kid’s Age

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Some festivals are better suited for older kids, while others are better suited for younger kids. It is important to choose a festival that is appropriate for your child’s age and interests.

2. Plan Ahead Tickets Sell Out Fast

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Photo Credit: Karen Beddow Mini Travellers.

Popular festivals often sell out quickly, especially if they feature well-known artists or have limited capacity. Purchasing tickets early ensures you secure your spot at the event. Also, many festivals offer early bird or advance pricing, which is often cheaper than buying tickets closer to the event.

3. Avoid Scalpers

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Photo Credit: Karen Beddow Mini Travellers.

If a festival sells out, scalpers may try to sell tickets at inflated prices. Purchasing early allows you to avoid this scenario and buy tickets at their face value.

4. Smaller Festivals can be Better for Younger Kids

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Photo Credit: Karen Beddow Mini Travellers.

Smaller festivals are preferable for younger kids because they provide a less overwhelming, more manageable, and safer environment. These events typically have shorter distances, shorter lines, and age-appropriate entertainment, making them a more enjoyable and less stressful experience for families with young children.

5. Be Prepared for All Weathers

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Photo Credit: Deposit Photos.

Be sure to check the weather forecast and pack accordingly. If it is going to be hot, be sure to bring plenty of water and sunscreen. If it is going to be cold, or raining, bring warm clothes, wellies and raincoats.

6. Plan Your Festival Time

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It is important to have a plan for the day. Get a map of the festival and use it to plan your day. Decide what activities you want to do and how much time you want to spend on each activity. This will help you avoid getting overwhelmed and stressed.

7. Bring Snacks and Drinks

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If you’re camping, bring food. Food and drinks can be expensive at festivals. Bringing your own and nipping out to the campsite for lunch is a good idea. This will help you save money and avoid long lines.

8. Bring a Stroller or Wagon

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Photo Credit: Caro Davies, The Listed Home.

If you have young children, it is a good idea to bring a stroller or wagon. This will make it easier to get around the festival and keep your children safe.

9. Dont Forget the First-aid Kit

It is always a good idea to bring a first-aid kit with you to any event, especially if you have young children. This will help you treat any minor injuries that may occur.

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10. Most Importantly, Have Fun! 

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Festivals are a great way to spend time with your family and create memories that will last a lifetime. So relax, enjoy the music, and let loose!

The Best Worldwide Festivals not to Miss

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Photo Credit: Deposit Photos.

From vibrant cultural celebrations to music extravaganzas and unique gatherings, our planet is filled with incredible festivals that offer a kaleidoscope of experiences. We’ll take you on a global journey to explore some of the most captivating and culturally rich festivals, each offering a unique window into the traditions, art, and passions of the people who celebrate them.

Heading To England? Check Out The Best Family Friendly Festivals in 2024

Tips for festivals with kids9 Photos Credit Karen Beddow Mini Travellers
Photos Credit: Karen Beddow Mini Travellers.

If you plan to head to the UK, Festivals take planning and sell out quickly. Here is a collection of the best Festivals in England.

How to Boss Camping With a Baby

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Photos Credit: Deposit Photos.

Camping with a baby can be a wonderful way to introduce your child to the outdoors and create lasting memories as a family. Planning and being mindful of your baby’s needs can ensure a safe and enjoyable camping experience.

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Sarah Christie is a craft, food, cruise, and family travel blogger Extraordinary Chaos, Cruising For All and Mini Travellers. Known for her unique perspective and ability to find beauty in chaos, Sarah designs and creates craft projects as well as creating recipes for people who want to cook from scratch the easy way. Whilst also exploring family travel and how to navigate it.

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