Lakefest 2016 – A Fab Family Festival 5



Maxi and I have just returned from a wonderful weekend at Lakefest thanks to Bassetts Vitamins.  What is Lakefest I hear you ask, well it is a family friendly festival held at Eastnor Castle Deer park in Herefordshire.

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When you have two children just over a year apart it can be hard to make time for one to one with them, but we decided that Maxi and I would attend Lakefest leaving Mini and MadDad at home and able to go to the first Premier League match for Middlesbrough having already attended Camp Bestival as a family earlier in the summer.

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Rather than camp we decided to take the opportunity to use a local B&B and have a relaxing Mum and son weekend and in all honesty neither of us wanted to come home!

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Lakefest is in its 5th year and has grown year on year bit is a really manageable size (around a sixth of the size of Camp Bestival), in fact, it a great festival perfect for all the family. We had fantastic weather to go with the fabulous music and super family activities.

Lakefest 2016 - A Fab Family Festival

We visited the fabulous Bassetts Vitamins Family Life with More Colour area, which was always full of littler children dressing up, colouring, having their face painted or listening to some really engaging stories.

Lakefest 2016 - A Fab Family Festival

Whilst we were at the Bassetts Vitamins Stand we were able to interview Bassetts Vitamins ambassador Rachel Stevens of S Club fame and ask about her involvement with the campaign and motherhood.  Rachel had brought along her two young girls.  I chatted to her about Strictly, The Voice Ireland and S Clubs Reunion tour and balancing motherhood and work.  She was really down to earth and even more beautiful in person!

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We are delighted to be working with Bassetts Vitamins as they are what is in my medicine cabinet and what I give the boys on a daily basis and I love that their new vitamins are aged based, to find out more check them out here or tale a look at their facebook or Instagram sites.

What we really loved about Lakefest was it’s size and the fact that it wasn’t too busy.  There wasn’t queues for everything and it was really relaxed.

 

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It was really great for getting our creative juices flowing and we made a dream catcher together and Maxi made a copper leaf.  It was lovely to sit in the shade and watch him really get involved in something new.

Maxi also had a great 30 minutes with Ru Slack having a go at slacklining and it was great value, you could have as long as you wanted for a recommended £3 donation.

Lakefest 2016 - A Fab Family Festival

Things to do at Lakefest with Tweens

  • Circus area
  • Art area
  • Crafts Area – willow weaving, copper working, flower garlands, den building and more
  • Kite making
  • Fun fair
  • BMX Pro Displays
  • Art installations
  • Storytelling
  • Henna
  • Slacklining
  • Listen to the music

The other great thing about Lakefest was the refillable pint cups.  There was pretty much no litter due to these fab cups.

Lakefest 2016 - A Fab Family Festival

We weren’t keen

The only thing that really let Lakefest down was the loo’s, they were horrendous, too few and not emptied enough.  Having been to many other festivals pre-kids, these were the worst I have seen!

Would we go back?

Yes, we would love to go back, but with the whole family.  We loved the vibe and the site.  It was easy to get in and out of, well marshalled and the music was ace.

Lakefest 2016 - A Fab Family Festival

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