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Latitude Festival

Latitude Festival Image: Ipswitch Star

Festivals in the UK are well known for their changeable weather. This guide gives you our best tips for coping with the festival season. You should be enjoying the camping not dreading it.

Festival Wellies

Ahh wellies say festivals like no other item of clothing.

Starry Wellies - Emma Bridgewater

Starry Wellies – Emma Bridgewater at NotRunoftheMill.com

There are great styles around for adults and kids.

Parrot wellies

Parrot Welly by Juju at Winterhills.co.uk

You can also get a great collection of wellie socks at most festivals to add to the eclectic style!

Baby wipes

Eco baby wipes for festivals

Eco Baby Wipes – Miowipes by Bambino

Ideal for freshening up, cleaning hands before eating, and after using those festival loos! Choose biodegradable wipes like these from Bambino.com to ease your social conscience while communing with nature.

Dry shampoo

Dry Shampoo

Dry Shampoo

You might like to just let nature take its course with the state of your hair after rain, wind, mud and alcohol have taken their toll, but if you can’t bear a long weekend without washing then dry shampoo is a great way to add volume and control plus makes your head smell nice – which is no bad thing in the close confines of a tent! Available from all good chemists.

Portashower for Festivals and Camping

Portable shower

Portable shower that can be used at festivals

For those skipping from festival to festival it is nice to be able to have a shower. Some festivals have great shower facilities, and some have none. Some festivals have very busy showers so take your own and revel in a private moment. Check out this 4-in-1 multi-use Portashower in our DIY Superstore.

Festival Hats and Bandannas

Festival hats

Festival hats come in all styles – Image from Dreamsmusicfestival.wordpress.com

Hats are great at festivals, keep off the sun with a straw one, stand out in the crowd with a comical one, shelter under a waterproof one or be incognito in a stylish one.

Stylish festival hats

Some Festival Hats are more stylish than others – Image: Pinterest Just Jared

Bandanas avoid all that need for brushing, washing or even having hair.

Trundle Truck

Festival trundle truck

Wagon Trundle Truck Great For Festivals – Image: EBay

One of the best middle-class family investments, load tents, clothes, kids and pets in this mini truck and the mile walk form the car park to the camping site will be a fun adventure rather than a whiny trek.

Tent

Quick pitch tent

Tent with Storage Space for Muddy Festival Wellies – Image: Quercha

Buy a tent that’s a bit bigger than you think you need, so you have space to stash your muddy wet gear without it dripping all over your sleeping bag. Pop up tents are a brilliant wheeze – just throw them up Literally) and go find the beer tent.

Brolly

Sky umbrella

Sky Umbrella – Image: MoMa

A bit unsociable at most festivals – busy crowds mean you can easily have someone eye out…and frankly a bit of a pain to carry, but if you have children and you are setting up a base they make great sunshades as well as keeping off the rain so you might want to consider them. This one means you will always have blue skies to look up at!

Waterproof Mat

Waterproof mat

Picnic Mat with Waterproof backing – Image: Cath Kidson

Get a rug with a waterproof back – they are cheap and cheerful and great for daytime lolling. Throw them back in the tent for your excursions into the mosh pit in the evening, not one wants their rug ground into the dirt.

Headlamp

LED head torch

Headlamp in bright colours to light your way through the Festival Site

Stumbling about in the dark to get to the loos, or find your tent is hard going after a long day of soaking up the music and the liquid refreshment. Light your way ‘home’ with a headlamp and you can use both hands for balance… This one is available in bright colours in our DIY Superstore.

Camping Multitool

Multitool set

Bear Grylls Survival Multi Tool

Really useful things for cutting bits of string, opening cans, pulling out tent pegs, and even eating. You will be amazed how often one of these comes in useful. Find this multitool and other camping accessories in our online tool store.

We hope this helps you enjoy this Festival Season!

Muddy festival

Prepare for all weathers at a UK festival!


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