Essential kit for family festivals

Festivals are fast becoming a summer family fixture. Here's your essential kit to enjoy the ride!

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  • Essential kit for family festivals

    Festivals are fast becoming a summer family fixture. The combination of beautiful backdrops, great food and music, fresh air and plenty of child friendly activities makes a trip to a festival fantastic, free time family fun!

  • Essential kit for family festivals

    For a hands-free change bag look no further than this stylish Rucksack, which includes an insulated bottle compartment, change mat  and soother  holder, Allerhand back pack changing bag, £34.99, Oliver's Baby Care.

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    Living out in the open means young skin will need proper protection. Australian Gold SPF 30+ lotion KIDS FORMULA is a good quality sun cream for big and little kids alike, £12, Amazon.

    Keep mosquitoes, midges & other biting insects away from sensitve skin with a child friendly insect repelent. £5.37, Boots.

  • Essential kit for family festivals

    Keep little ear drums safe with kids size ear protectors. The bright colour will also help you spot them if they start to wonder.  Peltor Kids lime green ear defenders, £14.15, Amazon

    Practical and fun, a kids head torch will lead the way as the sun goes down. Outwell kids headlamp, £.795, Tauton Leisure

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    Need a discreet way to breast-feed your baby in public? These nuring covers are fun, practical and do the job! Bebe Au Lait Hooter Hider, £38, Oliver's Baby Care

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    Choose from a woodland butterfly or fox print junior sleeping bag for a snug-as-a-bug snooze! Great for sleepovers at friends’ and family homes, £17.95, www.johnlewis.com.

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    These attractive and durable zip-top DwellStudio bottle holders, with water-resistant canvas lining, will keep your baby’s drink warm or cold, £13, www.lulasapphire.com.

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    Need an extra bed? The Toddler ReadyBed has child-safety features like a headboard and side bumpers built in, comes complete with mattress, duvet and pillow, and inflates in minutes, £48.45, www.readybed.com.

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    Keep your little festival goers within reach with these fun Ladybird and turtle animal day-sacks with attachable reins, £14.98, from LittleLife Toddler at  Kiddicare

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    For a great range of funky kids’ wellies – perfect for festivals, beaches, muddy fields and splashy walks – see the Peter Storm range which includes this Floral design, £9.99, www.millets.co.uk.

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    This pop up travel cot  also doubles as a play area for day and with an SPF30, Bush Baby Nest Egg Travel Cot, £85, Jai Jai

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    A must for British summertime! This hooded rain jacket is perfect to stash in the car or a rucksack. Choose from gorgeous bright colours, Kids G Resolve jackets, £45,  The North Face.

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    Toddlers will love the idea of sleeping in a tent overnight. Pop-up designs start from £39.99 at Millets, but we like this Celia Birtwell design for £89.99 too, www.millets.co.uk

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    If the thought of slumming it a festival leaves you cold. You can get the best of both worlds and add a little luxury by hiring a fantastic top of the range and fully equiped campervan for the weekend. Prices start from £325 off peak, Campervantastic

Last updated on 6 July 2009

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