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We’ve been looking at family friendly festivals across the region and thought we’d share our research. And as always, if there’s a secret gem you’re aware of, please do share!
Woodlands Festival, 9th – 11th June Hawkhurst, Cranbrook
In its inaugural year, this festival sounds like brilliant creative, back to basics fun. There will be a diverse range of entertainment including woodland treasure hunts, storytelling & bush craft workshops, as well as the Enchanted Forest Disco for the children. Fancy dress & face painting will play a big part in the festival experience for the little ones & grown-ups alike! And then there’s the live music element. They’re providing a platform for the unsigned to play alongside seasoned professionals, with both plugged & unplugged performances throughout the weekend. A chance for local talented artists to share their love of music. All capped off with a diverse selection of local food traders and the Kent Cider Co will be there too. Fab! Head to the website for more info.
Broadstairs Folk Week 11th – 18th August 2017 Broadstairs, Kent
How about this one as a sort of leftfield option? The Broadstairs Folk Week certainly offers an eclectic mix of performers and activities. Basic camping is available for ticket holders, and we like the sound of the hearty catering on site. As far as activities go, Appalachian Clogging, anyone? We love trying new things! More info here.
Joy Festival 16th-18th June Groombridge Place
Joy Festival is set within the beautiful surroundings of Groombridge Place and offers a wealth of entertainment for families, with storytelling, walkabout entertainers, workshops and a vintage funfair. The musical line up has been curated by Chris Difford of Squeeze fame across three stages and is designed to bring you joy! To see the full list, have a look at the website.
Elderflower Fields, 26th – 29th May 2017 in Ashdown Forest, Sussex
In it’s sixth year, this is a true family festival, with tonnes and tonnes for children to do. To quote The Guardian: “Elderflower Fields is known for its emphasis on sports activities, from parkour and tree climbing to mountain boarding to kayaking. The nature programme is unparalleled, featuring foraging, nature walks, evening expeditions to look for nightjars, and pond dipping. The ideal first festival for families”
2017 sees 6 themed zones introduced, and also a new “campfire cookout” area along with local food producers. There is so much to do for children including a Tree ID walk, circus workshops, mud kitchens, parkour, tree climbing as well as a climbing wall, there is too much to mention here, but head to the website to check out the full list!
Magical Faerie Festival 19th- 21st May 2017 Pleasant Rise Farm, Alfriston, East Sussex, BN26 5TN
This looks like essential fodder for all wannabe fairies and wizards. Some great esoteric acts on stage, plus there is a free zone for children, hosted by Fairy Dust Events, with a toddler freeplay session in the morning, and set entertainment in the afternoon including balloon modelling, fairy Zumba class and a fairy/pirate talent show. All the info is on their website.
Chiddfest 14th-16th July 2017 Chiddingly, East Sussex
This one looks like fun with a fun fair, face painting, circus have a go among other activities for the children, plus a chance to go back to the days of New Order and Joy Division for you grown ups, as Peter Hook and The Light are perfoming. Coupled with the fact there are glamping options too, it looks well worth a visit.
Funk The Family 18th June 2017 Hove Park, Sussex
This one-dayer would be a great intro to the atmosphere of a festival, but without the camping. We know lots of you love camping but there are a heap of you who just don’t fancy it and that’s fine! Jazzie B will be there as will the House Gospel Choir, and they look amazing. For children there are lots of activities and they’re all free. From circus skills, to art, to soccer skills, there is lots to choose from. Have a look at the full list on their website.
You may have seen that the brilliant Boogie Monsters have been booked to play at Camp Bestival this year which is so exciting! We love working with them and know they will totally rock it! It’s a behemoth of a festival and we have friends with young children who’ve been and said they had an incredible time so it’s definitely worth checking it out. They have a genius idea called Camping Plus which ensures you know where your pitch is going to be in advance. You book it in a theatre style arrangement and can select which exact location you’ll be in, plus there is a carpark just for this section, so no more giant treks getting things set up. The plots are a decent size at 5m x 7m so big enough for all the paraphinalia that family camping at a festival requires! Details on the Camp Bestival website.
So, do you like the look of these, or are you headed elsewhere? We’d love to know what you’ve got planned.
If you’re thinking of selling or renting your home, please call the team on 0330 223 1000.
Have you been to Lindfield? If you haven’t, we hope this will persuade you to pop it on your list of places to visit! After reading this you may even go one step further and be tempted to move to the village – it really is a wonderful place to live.
Not only is there a collection of fantastic independent shops, but it such a beautiful place to take a leisurely walk, watch the world go by with a delicious coffee from Lindfield Coffee Works and a newspaper. (Many of you who are reading this will have children, and ‘the picture’ of your days out won’t be quite the same… but with a fabulous coffee in hand, an amazing park, a pond with loud splashing fountains … and perhaps a football, you are still in for a treat of a day out! And actually, hold that thought, we have an idea further down, for those with slightly older children, to get you that solitude you crave!)
Just a few of our favourite places in Lindfield:
Lindfield Coffee Works – unbelievable coffee, roasted on site.
S.W.A.L.K – gorgeous gifts and cards, perfect for any occasion!
The Stand Up Inn – We love The Stand Up it has a great choice of ales (if that floats your boat) and their Thai food is delicious.
The Bent Arms – Excellent food and a fantastic beer garden which is perfect in the summer.
Tufnells – an ideal place to buy a gift for yourself! Or for friends and family. Our own Mathew bought his wife some lovely French candle stick holders from there recently, and they were very well received!
Humphrey’s – The Bakers on the High Street – Check out their reviews on Trip Advisor! This really is a throwback to a traditional bakers. The food is brilliant and very well priced. You can pick up a delicious sausage roll, stroll down to the park, or enjoy on one of the park benches on the high street!
So that idea we had for a bit of lovely indulgent peace and quiet for grown ups is to utilise Lindfield Art Studio. If you can imagine a cabin, but not just an ordinary cabin…one that is packed with art equipment, pots upon pots of paint brushes, incredible art displayed on the wall, clay creations and gorgeous displays of still life in every which way that you look. During school holidays you could book your children in for an art day which will be action packed with different skills – from 5 minute art to longer more time consuming clay leaf sculptures. While they explore all the different mediums, you can kick back and relax with a coffee and a wander around the shops! Now that has to be worth a thought…
Take a read of Mathew’s current article in Lindfield Life Magazine to get a real feel of this lovely village…
Mathew and his team have been very busy in Lindfield. So much so that we received this note on Facebook a few weeks ago!
We have also had brilliant reviews via RaterAgent of our work in Lindfield, Haywards Heath and Burgess Hill (the area covers by Mathew and his team)
“Matthew knocked on our door and won us over straight away. He had noticed our property had been on sale for a long time and that our current estate agents had not used very good photos. His approach to selling our house was much more friendly, direct and action focused. The whole team made us feel important and that our house sale was as important to them as to us. If we move again, we will definitely be using Move Revolution!”
“Matthew and Mark did a superb job selling our property in Lindfield. We had 13 viewings in the first week, and an asking price within a fortnight! The professional photos they took of our home were simply fantastic – much better than anything else we’d seen from other agents. We just wanted our lovely home to be viewed in the best way possible. We were really pleased with our online listing. We also had a number of viewings (which they always undertook) which made full use of their 7 days a week service. ”
“Viewing to Exchange was first class. We were able to second view on the Sunday which most estate agents don’t do – it made a huge difference as we are re-locating. Throughout the process thereafter Mat was in touch and went the extra mile to help us through to exchange – which is not easy! I can’t recommend move revolution enough – their service and commitment to working with you every step of the way to exchange was something I can say I have never experienced before. Thanks so much we couldn’t have got there without their commitment and professionalism at the highest level. ”
The reviews speak for themselves. If you are are thinking of moving or renting your home, Mathew and his team would love to hear from you. Please call them on 01444 657657. or visit our Burgess Hill estate agency page, or our Haywards Heath estate agency page.
Have you been to The Fairy Tale Fair?
We love incredible family events. We love Brighton. We love amazing reviews. Add these all together and you have The Fairy Tale Fair!
Our Brighton Office has been raving about The Fairy Tale Fair, having received the Best Market & Community Event in the UK 2016 Business award, we can see why! We are proud to be sponsoring The Fairy Tale Fair at Brighton Fringe! This is the first time they have been part of the Fringe – which is so exciting. There will be 45 incredible stalls packed with local designers and makers, as well as delicious homemade treat stalls and, of course, the wonderful Brighton cafes perfect for you to pop into when you need a place to stop and relax in-between shopping!
What date do I need to put in my diary? Saturday 20th May.
Not only can you enjoy the wonderful stalls, there will also be live performances including The Meebles Bubble Man – there will be lots more which we can share with you as soon as they are announced.
Where is the fair? Right in the centre of town!
The Fair couldn’t be easier to find. It is at the open market, Marshalls Row, London Road, BN1 4JU, Brighton. The market (although it is called the ‘open market) is also fully under cover, so you’ve no need to worry about the weather.The London Road car park is about 5 minutes away, or on street parking available behind the market at The Level park for upto 4 hours. The venue is fully wheelchair and buggy accessible. There are toilets and baby changing within the venue.
How much are the tickets? It is FREE
Which is one of the reasons we are sponsoring The Fairy Tale Fair, we love events and activities that are free! (Although you will need to pay for the gorgeous things that you buy!)
If you are thinking of making ‘a day of it’ have a read of our fantastic blog written by Alex Goodman (who runs our Brighton & Hove office). There are some amazing places to eat and drink in Brighton, just have a read here!
The Fairy Tale Fair is part of the bigger Brighton Fringe. There are 185 other events and activities taking place on Saturday 20th May. Why not make the most of your visit and book some tickets (check out all the free events that are taking place)
These are just a few of the things that we think look brilliant and caught our eye!
Baby loves Disco’s Beach Beats which gets amazing reviews (and sells out very very quickly!)
The Move Revolution team LOVES delicious food. In particular our Creative Manager (Think…Chief of Imaging and incredible photographer!) loves incredible Street Food (he has written a brilliant blog all about Box Park, Croydon – if you haven’t been you won’t be able to resist going once you have had a read!) We know he is hoping to go to on the Food Tour!
Have you put the date in your diary?
If you haven’t made up your mind yet, and we haven’t tempted you with amazing shopping, incredible places to eat and all the other Brighton Fringe events perhaps you would like to know a little bit more about The Fairy Tale Fair and why we love it so much.
The Fairy Tale Fair was launched in the summer of 2012 and is the creation of Claire Montgomery. As a designer and regular on the craft scene herself she decided to set up her own craft fair. She loves taking part in craft fairs but felt there was a lack of community-based fairs for all the family to enjoy. After a few months planning and hounding craft-y contacts The Fairy Tale Fair was finally born! The first fair was in August 2012. The Fairy Tale Fair has gone from strength to strength being featured in The Times national newspaper as well as many local blogs, magazines and press. In summer 2015 they gained Kallikids ‘Accredited by Parents’ status and then in January 2016 we were voted Best Market & Community Event in the UK in the Best Of Business Awards 2016! As you can see The Fairy Tale Fair is destined to only get bigger and better!
Look out for an exciting competition we’ll be running in the lead up to the fair, as you could be the lucky winner of some fairy money to spend at the fair on the day! WATCH THIS SPACE!
We can’t wait to see you – come and say hello! If you are thinking of selling of letting your home in Brighton & Hove (or throughout the Surrey, Sussex & Kent) we would love to hear from you. Please call Alex or Joey on 01273 921500.
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