This year’s Victorious Festival had an utterly outstanding family feel that was created with passion by the organisers to ensure that people of all ages could enjoy the weekend and have no shortage of things to do.
Families donned wellies and rain jackets and made the most of the free activities. The beach arena allowed people to sit in deck chairs outside beach huts with Punch and Judy shows, bouncy castles and a play pen area on offer for toddlers to enjoy. For those with a sweet tooth you could get your hands on carnival treats such as candy floss and of course face painting was available for the young’ens and not so young’ens!
This year also offered a seating, a baby change and breast feeding area to accommodate parents. In true festival style Victorious even offered the Ickle Bambino Baby Raves area so that adults could share their love of music with the little people in their lives. It was nice to be able to take the little ones somewhere to dance without the crowds.
The Kids Arena was well set out making it easy for everyone to move around as well as offering and environment where we felt safe and could relax. We took advantage of the many picnic spots and it was great that there were plenty of toilets available as children aren’t always the best at queuing for them. One other nice touch was the ID wristbands that were also given to parents and carers so they could write their emergency contact details for their children just in case they managed to get lost.
Victorious made every effort to meet the needs of families and children were left feeling included whilst imaginations were left to run riot and adventures were had. I’m not sure who was more exhausted by the end of the day as the kids or the adults in my group both slept well once we got home.