Spread across 4 days, Thursday – Sunday, the festival was packed full of fun and entertainment for all. Live acts, comedy shows, family and kids activities such as craft, talent shows, fairground rides, Rowntree’s taste tour, science tent, soft play, bouncy castle, sports park with crazy golf, kids football camp, skate park with lessons from the Team Extreme professionals and many more fun activities for everyone and not forgetting the world’s largest disco ball!
The weather was typically British, with rain showers throughout the weekend, some a little heavier than others, but that didn’t stop anyone’s fun at the festival. The atmosphere was immense and spirits were high. Kids had so much to enjoy and keep them entertained, and there was plenty to for the grown-ups too.
I was fortunate enough to take my 7 year old (and her friend) for her first ever camping festival and she loved it and totally embracing the rain, wearing a DIY poncho for most of the weekend!
We set up our tent in the driving rain, which was tough going, but once we had set up we were ready to explore. That night we saw Mark Ronson and All Saints, who were amazing. All Saints, brought me back to my childhood and sang along word for word.
The atmosphere was immense and spirits were high.
On the Saturday we set off to the main arena pretty early on, to find our bearings and what was on and where. The kids enjoyed many a fairground ride, live performances, face painting and activities such as bowling and more. That night we saw Kate Nash, Holly Johnson, madness and went to our first silent disco!
The festival was a huge success depsite the odd downpour, and it was clearly loved by both kids and parents.
Sunday the girls had a pro scooter lesson from Team Extreme champ at the skate park, watched performances from Andy & The Odd Socks (Cbeebies), got crafty in crafty corner, and hung out in Caravanserai! During the stunning firework display I reflected on the weekend the event and despite the rain (which was hard to take at times) we had such a great time. The festival was a huge success and clearly loved by both kids and parents. We may have only seen a fraction of what was on offer, but there really is something for everyone! I hope to take the girls back again next year as it is rare to find something that allows me to enjoy myself as an adult but also being able to share the experience with my kids, it really is something special.