Globalmouse writer Louise looks forward to this year’s Cornbury Music Festival in Oxfordshire.
Last year my partner took the children to the Cornbury Music Festival, and they raved about it so much when they got home I knew I had to go too!
So this year we are all heading off to Great Tew Park from the 10th – 12th July, and we can’t wait. There is so much to look forward to at Cornbury for all members of the family. We will be pitching in the quieter camping area again this year (which is for tents only, and you need to book this when you buy your tickets, but it’s the same price).
However, if your children are a bit older or you would like a bit more going on in your camping area, the main camping area has catering and evening entertainment. Once we are pitched and into the festival I know the first place we’ll be heading to is the children’s zone – a big favourite from last year.
This year for our small eight year old dancer Bollywood Heat Dance and Bangra Fever Dance will be there and kids’ yoga to calm her down again afterwards! The list of craft and making activities is endless – we will definitely need the whole weekend to fit it in.
My children are particularly looking forward to trying screen printing, finding our what ‘Ears, Tails and Tutus’ is all about and knitting! (Okay, that last one is for me…) There are also the firm festival favourites of face painting and banners and bunting making. For our young musicians there are music workshops, including ‘Jump aboard the ukelele’ and ‘Minature music’.
Once the musicians of the future have had their go there is an amazing music line-up at Cornbury this year. The party gets started right from the first night with Chas n Dave, the Fratellis and Razorlight. Saturday night really does have something for everyone – Martha Reeves and the Vandellas, Blue and Tom Jones! Dr John Cooper Clarke is also there on the Saturday night – I am really looking forward to this.
In the middle of all the fun I am hoping to steal a few moments in the ‘Therapixie’ area – you can book when you arrive for a 30 or 60 minute treatment, and they are going to be open from 10am to 7.30pm, offering all kinds of massage and therapies – it’s a very civilised way to enjoy your festival! It all looks like a weekend of so much fun, and I can’t wait for the kids to show me around Cornbury – I’ve been looking forward to this since they came home from the last one!
You can find out more about the line-up and how to get tickets for this year’s Cornbury Festival at their website.