festival camping essentials

Our festival camping essentials check list

July 16, 2019 admin 0

Earlier this month we attended Cornbury, our very first festival that required on site camping and it’s fair to say we felt pretty clueless as to what to take. However after reading numerous posts, speaking to fellow festival goers, and having experienced festival life first hand we now feel pretty confident that we know what to take and what not to take with us this weekend when we visit Nozstock festival for the first time. […]

Nozstock, the family friendly festival

June 27, 2019 admin 2

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 […]

Why Cornbury Music Festival is perfect for families

June 18, 2019 admin 0

Last month we took the boys to their first ever music festival, Cheshire Fest, for a one day event and we really enjoyed ourselves. So much so that we have decided that this year we are going to check out some more festivals and even try our hand at full weekend festivals complete with camping, the first one being Cornbury Music Festival from the 5th to the 7th of July.   Before committing to any […]

glamping in Stratford-Upon-Avon

The camping essentials you didn’t know you needed until now

July 4, 2018 admin 0

Over the last 4 years my family and I have started going camping and now we enjoy at least one trip each year where we try and leave the technology behind and just enjoy the great outdoors, fresh air and being together. This usually translates as making the kids go for walks in the rain and then refereeing the fights in the tent but for whatever reason we all enjoy ourselves and look forward to […]

glamping in Stratford-Upon-Avon

Two nights glamping in Stratford-Upon-Avon with the YHA

June 4, 2018 admin 8

During the May half term my family and I were lucky enough to get the opportunity to go glamping in Stratford-Upon-Avon with the Youth Hostel Association (YHA). We have stayed with the YHA a couple of times now and really love their range of alternative accommodation that is available across the country so were excited to get the chance to try out the bell tents this time.   We chose to go glamping in Stratford-Upon-Avon […]

vango tent

Our yearly camping treat

April 16, 2018 admin 0

The first time we went camping was to North Wales with friends and despite being pretty clueless and unprepared we had a great time. Mainly because our friends looked after us, shared their equipment with us, and taught us how to cope. In my head camping was all about the basics, which to be honest was why we never went sooner, the idea of the 4 of us sharing one room was enough to make […]

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My first ever camping experience

April 2, 2018 admin 0

Throw back to my bucket list and the time I ticked off camping thanks to our friends letting us tag along…. Loads of my friends had been banging on about camping for years, facebook was full of pictures of everyone and their dog (literally in most cases) camping, but I always failed to see the attraction. You sleep on the floor with a thin bit of material protecting you from the elements, it’s freezing cold, […]

summer memories

Our summer memories

September 4, 2017 admin 0

On the eve of big’un returning to school and the eve, eve, of the tiddler starting school I am sat here reflecting on our summer together. Unlike the majority of parents I am in a very fortunate position as a teacher that I can have most of the summer off with my boys and that is something that I am deeply grateful for as it hasn’t always been the case but this year I have […]

A mini adventure with YHA

April 14, 2017 admin 2

During the Easter holidays we were lucky enough to be able to fit in a mini adventure to one of our favorite places, the Lake District, which in itself was enough to get the boys excited but what I hadn’t told them was that we would be staying in a tipi, courtesy of the Youth Hostel Association. This I was keeping a surprise until we arrived. I have always been aware of the YHA but it […]