A Weekend at Cornbury Festival 2018

As we drove through winding roads and pretty little villages on our way to Cornbury Festival 2018, I felt increasingly more relaxed and chilled with every passing country pub and hanging basket. The sun was shining, our car was packed full with our camping gear and the toddler car seat was noticeably empty. We were off on our first baby-free trip away, and I couldn’t quite believe we were finally getting some time to ourselves. Ahead of our Cornbury Festival experience, we debated whether to go as a family or not. On the one hand, I’d read some wonderful reviews…

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Timber Festival 2018: our first family festival

I’ve found my new spiritual home. And it’s Timber Festival. Nestled in the National Forest on the edge of Derbyshire and Leicestershire, last weekend was it’s inaugural event and we felt very lucky to have experienced it. I kept saying all weekend: in years to come, we’ll be really proud to say we were at the very first Timber Festival. And I know it won’t be our last visit. The Ethos When I first read the email about Timber Festival, I knew straight away that it would be right up our street. An extraordinary new camping festival exploring the transformative…

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The Family-Friendly Festivals on my Radar

As someone who’s been camping every year of my life, it’s probably quite difficult to believe that I’ve never been to a festival. Not once. No wild weekends as a teenager at V Festival. No jumping in muddy puddles at Glastonbury. And no late night music sessions under the stars at Bestival. I didn’t used to think they were ‘for me’. I’m not much of a party animal, and from what I knew of music festivals, they were loud, expensive, alcohol fueled all-night parties without the ability to shower, and nothing about that sounded appealing to me. But as I’ve…

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Why Go Camping with a Toddler?

This is a sponsored post. As someone who spent weeks every summer in a tent or caravan, I’m a huge believer in camping being one of the best family holidays you can go on. Especially as our lives become more technological and digital, it’s so good to get away from it all for a bit and reconnect with nature (and hopefully, each other!). Whenever I tell people we’re going away in the tent, I’m met with one of two reactions: 1) ‘Oh, that sounds amazing! What a wonderful weekend you’ll have.‘ or 2) ‘Really? Camping? Wouldn’t you rather, you know,…

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Kampa Paloma 5 AIR at the Caravan and Camping Show

Recently, we ventured to the NEC Birmingham in order to attend the Caravan and Camping Show. I was pretty excited to see so many of my favourite outdoors brands under one roof, and we couldn’t miss the opportunity to try and find a nice new tent for us. Not many shops have their tents out on display just yet, so knowing that we’d be able to browse the very best offerings from a large range of suppliers at the show, inspect them properly and know exactly what we were buying made heading to the exhibition an absolute no-brainer – and…

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