SPLENDOUR IN THE GRASS 2019: THE FAMILY HOLIDAY YOU NEVER HAD
Got kids but love live music? There’s a festival for that! From the sandpit to the moshpit, Splendour in the Grass has the whole tribe sorted when it comes to living your best festival family life, with a chilled out camping area, Little Splendour (a festival for kids within the festival), babysitting, Rock & Roller Wagons and heaps more.
LITTLE SPLENDOUR Little Splendour is the ultimate pint-sized festival playground, designed for the young and young at heart! Fully fenced and secured, Little Splendour is a haven for parents, carers and children to relax, play and discover. For the littlies, surprise visits from their favourite pirates and mermaids are followed by dress ups in the tipi and a dig in the giant sandpit! If that hasn’t tired them out, they can feel the drop at DJ Skool or do some interpretive dance in the music garden. The Big Kids Zone has the rest of the pack sorted, with everything from sports, face painting, henna tattoos and board games. Expect LOADS more crazy cool workshops in the new Workshops Tent, where the whole clan can enjoy arts, craft, music, dance and active workshops each day. Too many red cordials in the system? Get those little terrors to reach for the stars on the new 8m high climbing wall! Or they can burn off all that excess energy on the recycled tyre playground. And if they’ve still got fuel in the tank, the new obstacle course jumping castle will sort them out! Until midnight each night, parents with babies can head to the Tipi to feed, change and rest up. You won’t have to look far for your caffeine fix either, with locally roasted brews on hand to keep you fueled.
CAMPING Camping with kids in tow? The Meadow is the place to go! Splendour’s designated family friendly campground is tucked away from the rest of the campers so you won’t have Darren the wannabe DJ dropping bangers when you’re ready to hit the hay. The campground playground has also been revamped, so the little ones can keep themselves occupied while you’re enjoying that morning cuppa. You’ll also find some handy extras in the Meadow, including a microwave and change table. But before you make for the Amphitheatre, pay a visit to the new resident face-painter who will have the kids looking festival ready!
BABYSITTING Onsite babysitting is available to help you catch a break! Offload those bundles of joy between 12pm – 12am Friday, Saturday and Sunday at Little Splendour’s Babysitting Club, where trained teachers and childcare professionals will take the reins for up to two hours at a time, and keep the kids busy with creation stations, games, book readings and movies. Bookings essential before July 1 for all children under 4. Over 5’s no bookings required. Check the website for booking information. From 8.30pm to 12.00am a buggy shuttle service will be available from Little Splendour to ferry you and your little ones back to the family campground or car park, so you can get them out of the festival with minimal fuss. Book at Little Splendour when required.
ROCK & ROLLER WAGONS If their little legs can’t make the distance, Rock & Roller Wagons will have you travelling from campsite to stage in style. Daytime cruising, night-time snoozing. Parental heaven. Bookings essential.
FOOD With over 70 food outlets at the festival there is something to suit even the fussiest eater. But if you have one of those little treasures that will only eat vegemite sandwiches with the crusts cut off, you can always bring along your own supplies. Ready to give your kids the family holiday you always wish you’d had? Stick Splendour in the calendar and stay tuned for the lineup announcement in April!
SPLENDOUR IN THE GRASS 2019 Friday 19 July, Saturday 20 July and Sunday 21 July North Byron Parklands Tweed Valley Way, Wooyung (15 mins north of Byron Bay) splendourinthegrass.com