Last weekend L and I visited the beautiful Euston Park for the family friendly VW Whitenoise Festival .
On the Sunday morning gates opened at 9am, though L and I didn’t arrive until around the 10.30ish mark. Saturday had been amazing on the weather front, Sunday not so much, but we weren’t planning on letting that be a problem.
Getting into the festival was a breeze, no queues, well signed and easy parking relatively close to all the action. Leaving was just as easy, which, with kids is actually very important.
The first thing we went to look at was the growing display of VW Cars and Campers. L loved looking at everything and it was an easy way to spend the morning. Next it was a peak at the graffiti wall, it was amazing, even if it led to a lot of questions about drawing on walls!
It wasn’t long before the draw of the epic slushy shop pulled L in, once you’ve bought your cup or bottle you get to fill up from a vast selection of flavours. L went for Raspberry, Strawberry, Bubblegum and Vimto. Oh and it’s worth noting you could pay to make them extra grown up with a shot of the spirit of your choosing, yum! Next door was a sweet shop that proved to be a hit as well.
To be fair the choice of food and drink available was really good and we could have easily eaten a day’s worth of meals.
Next was a visit to the kids tent where a crafting session of epic proportions was taking place, cardboard box camper vans were being created by plenty of happy kids but L had his eye on the fairground rides.
For me this was the only downside, he was desperate to get on some rides but they weren’t open in the morning and there was no indication of when they would open, which made it very hard for me to manage an excitable four year old’s expectations. Coupled with the rain it did mean we cut our day out shorter than I had planned.
My tips would be, unless you are camping don’t arrive until a bit later in the day, as even though the gates are open early not much else actually is.
I definitely would camp though, as with some great food outlets and plenty of facilities as well as a dedicated family area with electric hook ups it would be a really easy and enjoyable place to be, plus with your tent and things to play with it would be so easy to keep everyone entertained.
Disclosure – we were gifted our tickets to enable this review, all thoughts, opinions and images are my own .