I love Brighton. I can’t think of anywhere else I’d rather live (in the UK that is).
Brighton is full of crazy non-stop fun and no time of year is that more true than May.
The sun starts to shine, deck chairs unfold, and the sound of busking drifts thought the Pavilion Gardens like the smell of vinegar soaked chips on the beach. Disco Pete dusts off his white gloves and familiar faces start to appear on the streets of Brighton.
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Published December 31, 2014
Family holiday , festival
Tags: #CountryKids, #magicmoments, #Top ten festivals, #Womad, best family festival, best festivals for kids, Blissfields, Elderflower fields, Green Man Festival, Just So Festival, Larmer Tree, shambala, Three Wishes Faery Fest, top family festivals, Wood Festival
It’s grey and cold outside and I am dreaming of a field somewhere. Worry free long sunny days surrounded by gorgeous vibes and happy faces.
To cheer myself up I decided to write about my Top Family Festivals of 2014 and remember some of my most special moments last summer while on the road with Festival Kidz. Continue reading ‘Best family festivals’
‘Oh my god! Can we take your picture?’
I’m still not quite sure how I feel about this.
Continue reading ‘Oldest ravers in town #SGP2014’
Losing kids is the worst feelings in the world.
Although I’ve always felt festivals are one of the safest places for a child to go wandering, the reality of it happening still producing that sick panic and sinking feeling that ever parent dreads.
Continue reading ‘Lost Child, Found Child’
Published May 29, 2014
family , Family holiday , festival , guilt free mum time
Tags: Bathing under the sky, champagne pies and hot tubs, Elderflower Fields Festival review, Elderflower Mojito, So Sussex, Stoneham Spring, Sugar Mice icecream
We spent last weekend at Elderflower Fields Family Festival at it’s beautiful new home in Ashdown Forest.
I’ve written about what quality Sussex family fun the festival is in 2012 and in 2013 about letting our flock fly free and spreading their little wings exploring and experiencing this great event.
Although Elderflower Fields is very much billed as the focus being ‘all about the kids’ this year I decided that us grown ups weren’t going to miss out.
Continue reading ‘Champagne, pies and hot tubs’
This weekend we went to our first festival of the season Elderflower Fields.
We had a fabulous weekend of family fun and I hared some of my ‘top tips for taking kids to festivals’ with lots of new families who were taking the plunge with their first family event.
I also had a column in the Argus featuring a Sussex Family Festival round-up.
Get me, a column in the Argus!
If you’re not quite ready to do a full weekend at a festival with kids I included some day festival suggestions in my recent column (now that I am officially a journalist and all that!)
Whizz Bang Pop Festival is one of the great day festivals I recommend and the lovely organisers have not only donated a family ticket to one of you lucky people but also the chance to DJ IN THE DISCO SHED!!
Continue reading ‘WIN family tickets and DJ slot at Whizz Bang Pop Festival 26 July!’
Published November 18, 2013
family , Family activity , festival , parenting
Tags: Elderflower fields festival, festival with style, magical weekend of family fun, May bank holiday fun, relaxing family fun, Sussex festival, Win festival tickets
Is anyone else struggling through these dark winter days, dreaming of a sunny G&T in a field somewhere? Well I may have just the thing to add a ray of sunshine to your life.
It’s my very first competition at A Field Somewhere!
One of you lucky people will WIN a family ticket to Elderflower Fields Festival worth £310!
Continue reading ‘WIN family tickets to Elderflower Fields Festival 2014’
Now summer is well and truly behind us and G&T’s in a field somewhere are a distant memory, we’ve been invited to vote for our favorite festival of 2013 by Festivalkidz.
We’re lucky enough to have been to our fair share this year through work or fabulously generous friends.
All have been great in their own little ways.
Continue reading ‘Best family festival 2013’
Published August 6, 2013
family , festival , weekend away
Tags: blue smarties, Camp Bestival, Dick and Dom DJ, Dick n Dom, Whirl-y-Gig, Whizz bank pop, Wizard of Oz, yellow brick road munchkin
BBC pic (mine were rubbish)
Who’d of thought it?!
With all those massive headline acts Mr Rob Da Bank could afford at this years Camp Bestival it was 2 teeny weeny kids entertainers that absolutely SMASHED IT.
Just had a fantastic family weekend at Glastonbury courtesy of some very kind and lovely friends.
After being told several times over the weekend that I must be MAD, it suddenly struck me on Sunday, that perhaps I actually am.
Continue reading ‘Too old to trapeze?’
According to Wiki, a group of children is either a “flock,” or a “bundle”. Doesn’t sound right to me. Surely some of the other group names feel more fitting? A ‘mob’ of Emu, a ‘crash’ of Hippo or even a ‘colony’ of bacteria!? Anyway, we’ve just got back from a fabulous weekend at Elderflower Fields Festival with some lovely friends and a ‘flock’ (or ‘bundle’) of kids. Our squawking ‘flock’ consisted of about 12 kids or various ages between 1 and 11. They all got on so well, not a squabble or moan all weekend. Continue reading ‘Letting the ‘flock’ fly free’
Just booked up my May Bank Holiday weekend. Organised hey?
Quality and festival rarely go together.
But last year we stumbled upon Elderflower Fields.
Never again will I accept that festivals plus kids equal 3 days of soggy chips, missing all your favorite music and hovering small bottoms over swamp infested portaloos.
Continue reading ‘Elderflower Festival – QUALITY Sussex family fun’
Published February 15, 2013
family , Family activity , festival , parenting , weekend away
Tags: a field somewhere, family festival, kids field, laughter and happiness, love, parents behave like toddlers, seriously silly family fun, shambala, shambala festival, shambolympics, strumpets with crumpets
I’ve been going to festivals for years, since the care free days of hurling myself over the fence at Glastonbury with nothing but a fur coat and a bottle of vodka. Think I’ve pretty much been to most of them in one way or another, working, playing and having fun. There’s nothing quite like it, and even since I had kids I still feel happiest in a field somewhere….. surrounded by smiles.