Tuesday, 2 June 2015

Floral Headbands, Pimms and Chicken Pox

You know when you get an amazing opportunity to take your whole family away for a weekend family festival? And then one of them goes and gets chicken pox? Yep. That. This weekend (in my head) I had planned the most amazing family adventure at the Wychwood Family Festival taking place at Cheltenham Racecourse. It was going to be great! In the end? It resulted in my other half watching The Villa lose in a hotel with a poxy tot whilst I had Mummy adventures with my boy. And shhhhh don't tell them. But? It was ruddy amazing! 



The sun was shining when we arrived at Cheltenham and what I first noticed when we entered the venue was that it was so easy to get from a to b with a buggy full of sausage rolls, picnic blankets and one two year old boy. Despite being on my todd I could easily manoeuvre in and out of the tents and the friendly family atmosphere meant I didn't mind ditching the buggy for the odd wander around with my boy to play on the drums, watch a puppet show or attempt some circus skills. 



There were so many amazing places to eat on the site. From crepes to burgers to Mexican to churros. We had took a picnic but obviously went and eased in a pick n mix whilst we listened to the music. Oh it was lovely. Unfortunately due to the pox we couldn't hang around for the bigger bands over the weekend but the Motown section on the Saturday afternoon was amaze! Maybe aided by a bit (lot) of Pimms. 



I was really lucky to have been brought this Pimms by my good chum Elfa's hubby who took pity on a slightly sweaty Mum who hadn't slept for four nights. Elfa blogs over at Californian Mum in London and I brought us matching floral headbands for the day. As that's what all the cool kids wear isn't it? It was amazing to catch up and watch the vlog to see us have some proper girly giggles. 



The Sunday weather was rainy which was a shame as my girl had scabbed over and perked up enough to pop on the site to see child tamer Justin Fletcher. But before it started we hid from the drizzle to take part in a drumming workshop which we loved! Note the husband looking cool in his child headphones. Ahem. I caught up with Jocelyn who blogs at The Reading Residence and we had a good laugh dancing to Justin, in the rain in our Mum coats! 


The first thing I did when I got home was phone my Mum and suggest we all go next year. We aren't a camping family so we would definitely book a local hotel again. The feeling of the whole weekend was so happy and friendly. There was loads for the kids to do and I shall never forgive the pox for ruining it a bit. But it was ace to spend some time just me and my boy? And next year? We shall make up for it! 

Watch what happened over the weekend here! 


We were sent a family pass to attend the Wychwood Festival

8 comments:

  1. It's fab, isn't it? Good to see you there! We go with my mum and dad, and they love it. They'd never been to a festival until last year. We also had our 2 month old nephew with us. If that's not family-friendly, I don't know what is!

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    1. It was so lovely to bump into you! I can't wait to go again next year. This time with my rents x

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  2. Glad you managed to make the most of it. The boy certainly looked like he enjoyed it. :D

    My girl is due to get the chicken pox (after being in contact with another sprog who was at his most contagious)... right on our wedding day. Halp!

    Jenna at Tinyfootsteps xx

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    1. NO! BUT CONGRATS ON THE WEDDING!!!!! Amazing times! x

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  3. We loved it there in the rain, so can only imagine how great it was in that sunshine! Lovely to see you there xx

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    1. I am sad you weren't there for the sun. But at least you got Justin! x

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  4. What? You're not a camping family?! Seriously, you don't know what you're missing *cough*. Can I say that I'm a bit disappointed to not see your boy having a tantrum?! Looks like he was loving it! Sad that mine are too old tbh. x x

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    1. He had a great time. He had the odd strop but it was in the rain and I was too busy hiding under a brolly! x

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