As a parent, you’ve probably wondered whether bringing your children to festivals is a good thing. While not every festival may be suitable for kids, they can be a fun event for the whole family.
Tips for Bringing Kids to Festivals
Want to maximize your family’s festival fun? In this article, we’re sharing the best tips and tricks for bringing your family to a festival. So you can rest easy knowing both you (and your family) are having the most fun possible.
Pick an Appropriate Festival
Festivals can be fun, but not all of them are appropriate for children. So, before you decide to attend one look up the festival information to see what kind of activities will be there and if the general vibe is suitable for children.
Keep in mind, there is always a chance your kid could be exposed to do adult things at a festival, such as cigarette smoke and alcohol. So, if you know someone who has gone to that same festival, ask them if it’s appropriate for kids.
But in general, use your best judgment to determine if you’re okay with your child potentially being exposed to adult things.
Look for Festivals with Family Activities
Did you know that many festivals create activities specifically for children? These kids activities can include slip n’ slides, scavengers, and an inflatable play center. By taking advantage of these festival activities, you can keep your kids occupied and still be able to enjoy your favorite music.
Go with Another Family if Possible
Having adult time at a festival isn’t always easy with kids in tow. That’s why it’s a great idea to go along with another family with kids that are close in age to yours. The children can keep each other entertained, and the parents can trade off watching the kids, so you can enjoy some of the adult activities.
Just make sure your splitting responsibilities evenly so everyone can enjoy the concert.
Keep Security in Mind
Festivals can be large and chaotic, which makes keeping an eye on your children even more important. So, the moment you arrive at the festival, create a plan that will ensure everyone knows what to do in case of separation.
For starters, ask for a wristband for your kid that you can put contact information on. If those aren’t available, write your contact information on your child’s arm so people know who to contact if they ever become lost. Additionally, take your kids for a walk around the festival grounds, so they understand how to get around and where to go should you ever get split up.
Another tip: take a picture of your kids the moment you arrive at the festival. By having a photo of them with their current outfit on, you can help festivalgoers more easily identify them.
Be Ready to Leave Whenever
If you want to go to a festival with your family, you must accept the possibility of leaving at any time. Kids can tire easily or throw tantrums, which means you may have to leave earlier than expected. So, try to enjoy the festival as much as you can, and remember you brought your family with you because you wanted to spend quality time with them.
Ready for Some Festival Fun?
Festivals can be fun for the whole family. All you have to do is find the right one and prepare in advance! By following the tips in this article, you can have fun at the festival without having to worry too much about your family.
Looking for a festival that offers amazing fun for the whole family? Check out all of the awesome activities happening at Nashville Oktoberfest!