Latitude Festival

SO Latitude dudeeeee, should you take your kids? Cos' festivals are full of drugs, loud music and just not kid friendly right? Honestly this is what i thought! Tom was lucky enough to snag some tickets for a campaign he had, we actually had weekend camping tickets but Latitude luckily is 20 minutes away from my mums so to kill two birds with one stone we thought we'd grab the shots and get some family time in. Also not knowing what it would be like the thought of camping out for the weekend in a drugged filled teen sex den just didn't appeal to me... however thinking about it, India would of been great contraception.

Right now you understand how my mind works with festivals, yes yes you may scoff all you want. 

I was shocked. Now i know theres a difference between Creamfields and Latitude but even just walking in the vibe was amazing! I was expecting tweens with glitter smeared all over their faces , well yeah duh there was that but not to the extent i expected. Instead there was waggons of kids being pulled along by their parents and older couples. It was the perfect mix.

So the first day we let my mum take India out for the day so we could crack on with the 'work' and have some much needed us time with each other, of course i couldn't relax. I definitely struggled with the detachment of her after seeing all the children running around. cooing and arring ' UGHHH , she'd love that ' So the next day she was back in the sling, 9 months at her first festival.

What is there to do? Urmmm everything?! to be honest theres probably more to do for the kids / big kids like Tom. Of course theres the music and comedy tents which is probably more of a miss if you to have the babes but lets just start with the entrance... PINK SHEEP.

Visually as you can see it is incredible for kids. There is so much going on and uber colourful. Sensory overload.The kids area is an entire festival in itself - kinda like a amazing fate on steroids. They designed it with kids in mind and curated it all with love and imagination, when you can see a dad in a tutu and fairy wings reading stories then life is great. They keep the kids occupied with pond dipping, star gazing, kids disco to even pizza making. Not to mention the tents filled with toys,fabrics and paint. I actually turned round to Tom and said how gutted i was that i never went as a child as it's truly magical but at the same time grateful to experience it now with India for years to come!Here's the link but if I'm honest i don't feel the site does it any justice!

The only thing i would say is obviously it is busy, so if your child gets overwhelmed by that then it is a no go. It also is loud in certain areas so some ear muffs wouldn't go a miss. OH and be prepared to spend some money on food because it all looks and smells...TASTES devine. Theres far too many options (is that a thing when it comes to food?)

Side note:
I would just like to say that India started walking on her own this weekend at 9 months :) How freaking cool is she? How many kids can say they started walking at a festival. 
Okay i'm off to be sick as shes growing up way to fast!