02 September 2014

Greenman two




So things are slow, some by choice some by circumstance. I think I'm just going to embrace it and move on, at some point I will return more regularly, and with things other than photographs from our Summer adventures. But for now, here's the second instalment from our time at Greenman. 

I took a lot, a lot, of photographs, mainly because that's what I was there to do but also because its hard not to capture the magic of this festival. In previous years the weather has turned the green estate into muddy fields, with little or no places to sit but thankfully we were blessed with good weather for our first festival foray with a child. The thing I love about Greenman is that there's so much going, so much to see and do, but also so much time to not do. There's wide open spaces to walk or take a rest, little hidden clusters of trees and hills around the lake to escape to and it's not unheard of to find someone sat beneath canopy of a tree, leaning against the trunk reading a book. I love that there's no pressure to see and do it all, it's a holiday and you can choose how you use it. 

As the festival is fairly small its hard to not get a glimpse of music, even if you have no bands you particularly want to see its easy to wander past and through an act that take your fancy, stay a while and then move on. Apart from the music, and where we spent lots of our time, is the wonderful Einstiens garden. I wouldn't say this area is just for kids, even though it's perfectly accommodated to them, its a place for adults too to get lost in science! We stumbled upon stands making geometric bubbles, looked at the sun through a telescope, visited a butterfly tent, made our own stent for heart surgery with resin, cycled to power mobile phone charging, played on an array of musical instruments and made sea creatures from junk. And so much more in between!  

Theo's imagination and curiosity was certainly entertained, and it's given me some great ideas to practice at home. (I will return one day with more Montessori activities I swear!) 

10 comments :

  1. Beautiful photos. I hadn't realised Greenman was so family friendly, I will have to keep that in mind for next year! xx

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  2. lovely, we've been thinking of going to Greenman next year x

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  3. It looks like a perfect family festival, so much for kids! x

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  4. I love the photos, it looks like such an amazing place to take kids - busy without being overwhelming, perfect!

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  5. Ah these photos are so joyful - your little man looks like he had a blast! x

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  6. Brilliant photos and what a great looking festival, might have to plan a trip for next year!

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  7. It always looks like you do such lovely stuff (and take such amazing photos). It's been so good reading about people's experiences of taking children to festivals, I'm so intrigued to try it ourselves at some point in the future now x

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  8. I love a good family friendly festival. The Green Man looks amazing - building sea creatures out of rubbish sounds right up my street (even if it is meant for the kids!)

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  9. We are always meaning to go to Greenman as it's really close to us (less than an hour) but something always comes up but hopefully next year - I love all your photos and Theo looks like he had an amazing time, especially in the haystack

    Laura x

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  10. My friends are always telling me to go to Greenman, I must try and make it next year and looks like Wilf would have a blast too! x

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