5 Survival Tips for Kids’ First Festival

With some smart planning and packing, taking the whole family along to your next festival will be just as enjoyable as the ones you’ve been to before. If you’re taking your kids to their very first, keeping them safe and comfortable will be your top priority.

Here are our top tips to make festival life a little easier from start to finish

Baby in a pram

1 Get your buggy festival-ready

Make sure you take the off road buggy which can easily plough through any mud. Come sunset, crack glowsticks and loop them all over your buggy, or bring out the battery-operated fairy lights – now that it’s a glowing beacon in the crowd, hopefully no one will trip over it.

Girl applying suncream

2 Create your own family survival kit

Before you head off, prepare a pack of handy things you might need – baby wipes, sunscreen, hand sanitiser, plasters, a change of clothes and plenty of snacks. Don’t forget that glass isn’t allowed into festivals, so leave the baby food in jars at home and stock up on some food pouches.

Boy at festival

3 Make your kids stand out from the crowd

Get everyone hyped for the day ahead by picking out some colourful outfits, glitter and face paint. A bright and distinctive look will not only get the kids into the spirit of things, it’ll also make them easier for you to spot amongst the revelers should they run off. Remember to pop the face paint and glitter in your bag for top-ups – or a distraction – throughout the day.

Baby holding a pen

4 Make your mark in pen

Write your phone number on your kid’s arm with a pen, if they get lost, it will make it easier for anyone who finds them to help reunite you. Maybe a good idea for some of the adults in your group too?

Friends on swings

5 Take turns looking after the kids

Desperate to see your favourite band at 2pm, but not sure the whole family can get onboard? One of the best things about going to a festival in a big group is that you can help each other out. Take turns to look after the kids so everyone can get stuck in to the festival spirit.

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