Well, it all started…

… back in the summer of 2010, Festival Kidz was barely a twinkle in the eye of festival-going mum, Romany. She loves festivals, and her kids love festivals.

Romany believes that children can have a great educational and enjoying time at family-orientated festivals, but the challenge is to get information out to parents that will let them know beforehand where the best family orientated festivals are located and what gear parents will need to have a great time.  Upon realizing that dozens of her fellow friends felt the same way, she set up the official website for parents looking to have a great time with their children titled Festival Kidz.

The Festival Kidz website aims to offer answers to hundreds of questions that parents may have before heading out to a festival that they have never attended to and also allows a place for festival veterans and newbies to meet in an online forum.  Found here are tips, advice, reviews, and experiences straight from the source to help parents make the best decisions.  The aim of Festival Kidz is to offer support to parents and other personal caregivers who want to take part in the music festivals along with their children without exposing them to situations they should not be in.

For families who want to prepare in advance, they will soon be launching a fantastic online shop. The product range will be carefully chosen to offer only those items that make festivals easier to manage or a whole lot more fun. The range will include wagons, hair garlands, ear defenders, wellies, books, baby essentials, sun hats, clothing, fancy dress, circus toys, and many more individual and boutique items. They even offer personal alternatives to festival Portaloos!

Festival Kidz will be running stalls at festivals too. In addition to their usual product range, they also offer a hire service for bulkier items of equipment, like wagons and travel cots, and run baby-wearing clinics so parents can experiment with different ways of carrying their babies round festivals.

The website is bursting with up to date festival information and includes a brilliant festival map to help you to decide which festival is best for you, tips and informative blog posts, which the parenting community can actively engage with and this is supported by their extensive social networking activity on Twitter and Facebook.

Festival Kidz have taken out the stress and fear factor of taking kids to festivals and are aiming to make it a must have experience for every family. With more and more families opting for holidays in the UK this year, Festival Kidz has seen a huge rise in the amount of families trying out the family festival experience.

“Parents are looking for more enriching experiences for their family. Family-friendly festivals are an obvious choice because there is such a wide variety of things to do and see from drumming to cookery, storytelling to fire shows. Festivals have long since moved on from the drink and drugs hedonism they once were – these days festivals encompass every aspect of creativity, art and culture.”

Romany Greatrex, Festival Kidz founder

It just proves that festivals and kids are a good mix!

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