What better way to dash those last remaining winter blues than to start planning a summer adventure for your family. But, where should you go?
Needless to say Latitude Festival is made for a families having won the Best Family Festival award at the UK Festival Awards two years in a row . But, don’t just take our word for it.
Meet 10 year old Inaya, 8 year old Lylah and their Dad, Leon. In this edition of Meet a Latitude Family, they share their unique experience of Latitude and explain why it’s a regular event in their family calendar.
How long have you been coming to Latitude as a family?
Dad – I have been a few times, but 2020 will be the fourth year that it has been me and the girls.
Inaya – I went when I was 1 but I don’t remember it… obviously.
Why would you recommend coming to Latitude as a family?
Dad – It’s very chilled, no massive crowds, nice people. Very safe and easy to enjoy if you have little ones in tow.
Inaya – It has something for everyone.
Lylah – There’s a massive area for kids with tons of stuff to do.
What makes you keep coming back year after year?
Dad – It’s now a regular event in the calendar. The girls look forward to it all year. It’s a three day adventure that involves camping, late nights, friends and live music.
Inaya – The pink sheep and the music of course.
Lylah – Dad insists… but we love it and I love watching the bands.
Why do your children like Latitude?
Dad – I’d like to think it was because we have daughters/Daddy time, but I suspect they just like coming to hook up with their friends.
Inaya – We have made friends with other children who go to Latitude each year.
Lylah – It’s just really cool.
What’s your children’s favourite thing to do at Latitude?
Dad – I think they both love the Kids Area. I actually love it too – there so much to do there, we often spend hours messing around with stickers and stuff.
Inaya – Lots of late nights with our festival friends. The water show is amazing.
Lylah – Standing in the crowd watching the performers – it’s amazing.
What’s your favourite thing to do at Latitude?
Dad – My favourite thing is the few moments that it takes to drive onto site. Honestly, it’s like Christmas morning – the girls are literally bouncing all over the place with excitement!
Inaya – Watching the bands at night and seeing all of the lights.
Lylah – Meeting new people.
What has been your fondest Latitude memory as a family?
Dad – My fondest memory is from 2017 when the girls both said that they were tired and they wanted to go to sleep…. It’s only happened once in 4 years.
Inaya – Dad got us backstage to meet one of the bands and we stood on the stage and waved at the audience and thousands of them waved back.
Lylah – Yeah – that was brilliant.
What bands are you looking forward to seeing at Latitude 2020?
Dad – Pretty excited about The Chemical Brothers, to be honest. Haim should be fun too.
Inaya – Haim and The Futureheads.
Lylah – The Lumineers are good.
Visit our What’s On section to discover activities and entertainment for all age groups at Latitude 2020.
Latitude Festival will take place on 19th-21st July in Henham Park, with our headliners HAIM, Liam Gallagher, and The Chemical Brothers plus Bill Bailey, Simon Amstell and many more.
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