So I have a confession to make, i've actually never been to a festival, which is something that most people find really surprising! I think when I was younger I used to spend all my money on saving up for clothes and after meeting Tom at 22 we were saving for things like a house and a few years later baby stuff!
Since becoming parents our priorities have shifted quite a lot and we now value things like experiences with our family over most other things. Having Wilf gave us a new outlook on life and as such we started traveling more and more (something we rarely did pre-parenthood). It's funny how people often think when you have children you are able to do less, in our experience it's made us more open to living life to the full!
We've chatted for a couple of years about taking Wilf to a festival but we weren't sure what age he would be able to appreciate it the most. I think that at three he will really be able to take it in and so I'm really excited to say we'll be festival goers this year (the first time for Wilf and I). We'll be attending Larmer Tree Festival on behalf of Mamas and Papas and taking over their Instagram for that weekend so do follow them their if you fancy seeing what we get up to.
Mamas and Papas also asked what I would pick as my five festival must haves and we went for the below:
1, Patternology - Chevron Knitted Blanket - I love Chevron patterns and this design is perfect, the greys and the yellows make for a lovely neutral feel and would be perfect for when the temperature dips in the evening to throw around your kiddo.
2, Morph Baby Carrier - Baby carriers are great for when you are traveling or out and about and want your hands free. Wilf is clearly too big for one now but they are ideal for younger children.
3, Travel Dreampod Sleepbag - Again one for smaller children but I found sleep bags a life saver when Wilf was a baby, this would be the perfect item for ensuring your kiddo was warm enough whilst camping.
4, Boys Red Short Sleeve T-Shirt - Mamas and Papas have some great prints and designs for little ones and I picked out this T for Wilf as it reminded me of pirates, perfect for getting into a fancy dress theme.
5, Special Edition Donna Wilson Urbo Bug - I was so excited when the Donna Wilson/Mamas and Papas collaboration came out and so I think if you are going to pick up a light weight stroller it has to be this one! Wilf's middle name means fox in Welsh so it felt even more perfect for us!
To shop my picks and see some other blogger picks click here
To celebrate the summer of festivals ahead Mamas and Papas have teamed up with Camp Bestival to offer one family a pass for up to four to the Dorset based event. All you need to do it purchase any item on the site between now and the 23rd of June to be entered. You can find more details here, good luck!