Last year myself and the other half had an actual real life date and tried to recapture our mispent youth by spending the day at V Festival. We had an amazing time and hell I even rocked a floral crown and drank beer! We both said that we would love to bring the kids to a festival as it is really the most amazing experience.
But. As we looked around at the odd lady having a wee up a tent (?!), groups of drunken teens with their tops off and a whole host of other rather adult things. It was clear V was not for my two tots. But luckily there are such things as family friendly festivals and the winner of the 'Best Family Festival' at the UK Festival Awards each year is Wychwood Festival, which takes place at Cheltenham Racecourse.
This year the festival is on between 29th and 31st of May. There are things you may expect taking place like real ales, comedy and live music but why Wychwood is different is there are things on offer that you might not expect. Like the joy that is Dick and Dom (we have seen them before at Butlins and I will be honest? I cried with laughter), a kids literature festival and 100s of workshops for all ages. Including MUSICAL THEATRE (be still my inner Elaine Paige).
Wychwood offers a variety of different camping options with areas available for caravans and camper vans to ruddy amazing tipis, yurts and pre-erected tents. I can just imagine us all now dressed in floaty clothes, our faces painted with flowers in our hair, sleeping under the stars (whilst my husband looks cross in his coat moaning about it being "a bit cold"). To keep the family friendly vibe (see I am already going all hippy) going there are plenty of paths ideal for buggies. And for those who have tried to drive a buggy through mud? You know how horrific it can be.
Headlining this year is Ladysmith Black Mambazo. Oh the thought of a bit of Pimms whilst the kiddos listen to that, and yes I would still be wearing my floral crown, fills me with glee! Also on offer is the ULTIMATE Brummies in the form of UB40 AND an acoustic session by The Wonder Stuff! Come on babs! I know the hub won't be able to wait to hear The Proclaimers and my little ones will giggle again at Dick and Dom, as well as in no way shape or form being forced by me to do musical theatre (#momager).
We will be popping along to the festival, hopefully vlogging the fun of the hub in a floral crown whilst my girl pretends to be Annie and the boy Sandy. Whilst I will be having a bit of a weep over The Wonder Stuff and trying to get a selfie with Dick and Dom. If you would like to join in the fun there are still tickets on offer so check out the site here.