After attending our first family festival earlier this year we have now decided to check out a few others over summer starting with Cornbury at the start of July and then Nozstock from the 18th to 21st July.
Nostock: The Hidden Valley is a family friendly festival at Rowden Paddocks, Bromyard, Herefordshire, and was originally set up by a fun loving family. Now in its 21st year it has grown tremendously and become a much loved festival, especially by festival goers who want to share the experience with their children.
What makes Nozstock a family friendly festival?
Lots of festivals will claim to be family friendly but in reality all that means is that they will allow you take your children, it is up to you to ensure they are entertained, safe, and happy with no child friendly activities or provisions being made. However, when Nozstock claim they are a family friendly festival they really do mean it and here is why
1.They have a designated children’s area called Little Wonderland
Here you will find FREE activities that are specifically aimed at children of all ages including crafts, hands on activities and entertainment. You will also find child friendly circus and theater shows as well as the chance for your children to join in and learn new skills along the way.
2. Bottle warming service
Nozstock have thought of everything including a bottle warming service and baby changing facilities to further encourage not just families but young families too.
Nozstock offer a separate family camping area which is patrolled to ensure that only families with children camp in this area. This is sure to make you feel more at ease surrounded by fellow parents and is a quieter campsite located further away from the music to hopefully help the children get some much needed sleep after their busy day.
4. Family camping facilities
If you camp in the family zone you will also benefit from the onsite park that will keep the children entertained whilst you set up the tent or between festival trips, as well as near by food vendors and onsite showers. All the things that make camping as a family so much easier.
5. Safety measures
When I was researching which festivals we wanted to check out Nozstock really stood out to me as a festival that have thought of it all and this simple safety measure will be of great reassurance to most parents. Once you have unpacked you can head over to the lost Kids area where you child will be given a band to wear that has your number on it. Not only am I impressed with this measure but also the fact there is a designated lost kid area in the first place, hopefully no one will need it but it is handy to know where it is just in case.
6. Non stop fun
As well as Little Wonderland that is set up specifically for children there are of course other areas of the festival where you can explore as a family with some of the highlights being
The Garden Stage, which hosts an array of eclectic bounce-inducing artists.
The Orchard boasts the headline names and the cream of the upcoming crop,
The Bandstand brings forth bands from indie-pop, alt/punk to folk-rock.
Games and after-dark,
Nozstock: the Hidden Valley ticks all the boxes for being a fabulous family festival and we simply can not wait for our first visit this year. If you fancy joining us then grab your tickets now and we will see you there, hopefully dancing in the sunshine.
(We are being gifted tickets to Nozstock in exchange for a review after the event, so keep your eyes peeled).