Hey mates! Are you thinking about road-tripping around Australia with the kiddies? Well then, there are a lot of great things in store. Australia certainly has a lot of kid-friendly activities that you can enjoy as you travel in a camper van hire and we’re here to help you find them.
If you love music fests and have thought about going to some with your kids but you’re unsure if that’s a viable option, we know the perfect options for you. The good news is that there are places where you can take your kids and still get to enjoy some of your favorite musicians around.
To help you plan the perfect Australian road trip based on music festivals to visit with your kids, we’ve compiled the best ones that we think you’ll enjoy.
- Burning Seed-You know what Burning Man is, right? Well, Burning Seed is Australia’s version of it. This incredible experience may not seem like something that would be kid-friendly, but it actually is. A place where people are encouraged to explore and be imaginative, it’s only fitting that they can also participate. As a parent, keep in mind that the festival wasn’t designed for kids per-se, so be aware before deciding to bring them. The festival does have a Kid Camp but it’s based on the idea of all the parents having a balanced time at the festival, which includes taking shifts with the kids. Make sure to go to the festival prepared and also make sure to have a great time at a place where you can enjoy great music and a fun environment with the whole family.
- Splendour in the Grass-Younger kids can get into Splendour in the Grass for free, so if you’re looking for a budget-friendly music festival, this may be the perfect one for you. Families have the opportunity to camp in a more relaxed area and there is even options for babysitting, as well as Little Splendour, which is the kid version of the festival. If you’re looking for a place to get your children exposed to the idea of music festivals and encourage a love for music, this is ideal. While there are many festivals allow children, not all of them are so geared towards little ones having a great time as well. For your big guys, Splendour in the Grass sees a lot of great artists, so you can expect to have a great time as well.
- Lost Paradise-Whether you love Indie music or you’re simply looking for a place where you and your kids can both enjoy music, Lost Paradise is a favorite music festival for many. It takes place in New South Wales and is a great option for those who plan to visit Australia in the summer. There is a nice family camping area, so that you can keep your kids away from some of the more adult-related activities yet still give them the experience of a music festival. From singers like Matt Corby to Meg Mac and bands like Client Liaison and RUFUS, there is plenty of variety in music for you to enjoy.
Tips For Attending Music Festivals with Kids
As you’re preparing your trip with your kids, you may be curious as to how it works to go to a music festival with kids. Every festival is different so make sure that you look up the rules and regulations before attending.
Some things to remember are:
- While in some cases there will be childcare services offered, you still need to be responsible for your children during off hours and remain aware of what’s going on with them. While you can enjoy the festivals and have fun, your child’s safety should still be your number one priority.
- Go prepared. Find out what the weather will be like beforehand. This way, you can pack the appropriate clothing so that your kids never get too cold or too hot. No matter what the weather may be like, it’s important to always bring water and stay hydrated.
- Talk with your children about the experience of going to a music festival. If you feel there may be some unique situations at the festival, discuss different ideas with them to help them understand.
- More than anything, enjoy the experience with them and emphasize the positive traits of music festivals. Many festivals are created around the idea of positive values so make sure to instill this in your little ones so that it can be a positive experience for all of you.
If you are hoping to do something unique with the kids for your next road trip, consider the idea of going to music festivals. It can be fun and open their eyes to new experiences. If you’re already a music-loving family, even better. Hop in your camper van hire and explore what Australia has to offer.