Wow. June flew by. I had a superb month for forking fit wholesome foodie. I also went to Glastonbury festival. Below is my review of Glastonbury and some products we used whilst there.
Well to start I can say that I definitely recommend Glastonbury festival for families. We had an amazing time as did our sons. Children are free under 13 years. The stewards were friendly and always helpful. There is a crazy amount of things to do. From the kidz field itself to all the stages and other fields. The kidz field was super. It had many activities from rock climbing, craft activities, theatre, drumming, juggling and films to watch. What ever the weather there was something to entertain the smallest of festival goers!
Toilets. If you have ever been to any festival or large event you will know that a porta loo is pretty horrendous. In the family camping areas and kidz field they have there own toilets which were kept pretty clean. I must say that a bucket for the tent is pretty handy for night times. We took our own hand sanitiser (Glastonbury does provide hand sanitiser by all toilets). I used Bentley's organic hand sanitiser. Which is 93% organic and kills 99.9% of germs. Alcohol and paraben free. I found this obviously very very useful with 3 sons. Even for us and was sensitive enough for my son with eczema too.
Here is a useful list of essentials for camping with little ones
Biodegradable baby wipes. Snack bars. Water bottles as there is numerous places to refill for free. A solid buggy. We took our mountain buggy (they are bullet proof) any terrain 3 wheeler will do. Even though our sons are 6, 8, & 10 it was great for hauling our camping equipment and for cheeky afternoon snoozing. There is a lot of walking to be done. Waterproofs, wellingtons and good walking boots. Without these it would of been a nightmare as we had quite a lot of rainfall. A shower curtain to sit on or large waterproof poncho. Sun screen. Warm clothes. A small first aid kit. Sun hats. Sunglasses. Ear plugs.
Obviously I wont list the tent, tickets etc....
We are big users of our smart phones and to save queueing for recharge points we used a powerbee solar phone charger. This was fairly speedy and light enough to carry in your bag. It comes with lots of attachments for all phones.
Now being a holistic nutritional explorer obviously food hits pretty big on my agenda. With children especially this can be expensive and hard to find foods to suit. You can find the usual take away foods. But even better we found lots of organic foods, healthy foods and juice bars. Including passion4juice who made delicious organic juices, smoothies and wraps. Great for any hangovers too!
The kidz field is a safe bet if you have any fussy eaters and fairly cheap.
We found the pyramid stage the best for watching acts as the field is so big you can always find a great viewing point.
Even when the field filled up for Dolly we could still find a comfortable spot!
All in all we found it a great experience for all. We went to comedy, and saw amazing circus acts from world record holders. Our youngest son was even used as a juggling prop for one show!
To summarise, just what you would expect really from one of the worlds best contemporary performing arts festivals. Rain didn't spoil our play! Something for everyone whatever your age.