Our first festival of the season was Wigfest and what a cracking one it was to start off with, getting us in the mood for the summer ahead!
We went back to Wigfest this year with a few more of our fabulous festival- friends that we've met over the years. These newcomers loved it just as much as we do!
There were lots of fantastic moments again and all of the family adored it, including Jasper (7), Daisy (4) and 11 month old Primrose. We love the location -the really beautiful Devon countryside views are stunning. We listened to some fantastic music and Jasper & Daisy really enjoyed the silent disco.
It is wonderfully family-friendly with lots of children running around and ours loved being a part of this. We know many people from before, brought some new ones with us (a perfect festival for this as you can easily get a camping spot together) and then met some more amazing people this time as well.
It's a small festival so you really can get chatting to a lot of different people and enjoy everything that's going on together.
This year as well as all the great music they had a fun “It's a Knock Out” theme going on which meant lots of fab team activities to join or watch like tug-of -war and the giant ‘Whack a Mole’ game being very funny.
We also loved the face-painting, glitter tattoos and glitter eyes that nearly all of us had at least one of.
Photo credit - Al McDonagh
Photo credit; Al McDonagh
The festival has a capacity for 500 people with all profits going to charities in memory of Jojo and Pete who lost their fight to cancer far too young. This year the money raised will be donated to Rowcroft Hospice and Orchid –cancer support.
Overall, for £40 per adult and free entry for all children, it is super value for a long weekend away.
This is what our newcomer friends that we persuaded to join us had to say :-
Eve & Ross and their two boys said:-
"We loved how friendly it was and how safe it felt for the kids. Everyone was so nice there. And it didn't get muddy at all, even after it had rained. Mine and Tom's (11 years) favourite moment was randomly bumping into "The Croc Saviour" in the pitch dark who had Tom's missing croc and had been looking for its owner for 2 hours. Dexter's (5 years) best bit was obviously the free bouncy castle. We loved everything and we're definitely going next year! "
Georgie & Jason and children Archie, Winnie & Marigold said:-
"We loved the size, the friendliness and the fact that all children were happy with the facilities regardless of age and we didn't have to worry about them getting lost"
H-J said "My favourite thing was the friendliness of it and meeting fab new people! The food was super cheap and really quite good... Good music and everyone was kind and thoughtful"
For us this year it really was about all the wonderful people we met and the children that our three got to play with all weekend. We met a lovely couple who organise a very similar sized & priced festival near Milton Keynes in July. So if you like the sound of Wigfest then make sure you check out www.flummoxedfestival.com and be sure to keep wigfest in mind for next time!
If this has got you in the festival spirit have a look at our 2017 family friendly festivals round up