Yes you read that title correctly, at very nearly 30 years old, I have never been to a festival. I have wanted to go, but never made it to a single one. Until now. This weekend we went just for the day to VW Whitenoise. Its a local festival to us on the Norfolk/Suffolk border, and as the title suggests is all about VW’s.
It was very last minute, I had mentioned that I wanted to go, but wed didn’t actually decide until the night before that we would go.
When we arrived and it was pouring with rain, as it does! But we didn’t let that spoil our fun. Actually once the rain cleared after lunch it turned out to be a beautiful sunny day, so we shouldn’t complain.
I would say Whitenoise is much like other festivals, but obviously I have no prior experience in that. But it was just how I would expect other festivals to be, just on a smaller scale then the big ones. Music, fun fair, stalls, workshop activities, and lots of fun.
As we were only there for a few hours I am sure we probably missed lots, but we managed to squeeze in quite a bit. When we arrived we just had a walk around to get a feel for what was around. We visited children’s workshop tent, there were so many tables with different activities. Unfortunately most of the activities were fully booked, but there were some painting activities the children could help themselves too. They all painted some wooden Camper Van decorations which we bought home.
It was soon lunch time. We had packed a picnic, but the various food stalls looked and smelled amazing. I was quite jealous that I couldn’t eat from them!
After lunch we went to a hip hop dance workshop. The children were really shy to get involved in that one, but it was great fun, and it was in one of the tents, which was perfect for the rain!
There were lots of different VW’s to look at from old classic Beatles, to the newer models, lots of Campervan’s and some of the other models too. The children loved looking at all of the different cars, especially the brightly coloured ones.
In another of the big tents was the DJ, as it was still raining at that point we went inside. The atmosphere was great, lots of dancing, kids running around and the DJ of course doing what he does best. We stayed in there for quite a while before heading out in time for the sun to come out.
We then spent ages at the main stage listening to the live music and soaking up the atmosphere. So many people, of all ages either up dancing or sitting back and relaxing. The children had a good dance to the music before we all sat on the grass with slush puppies! We sat for ages just enjoying ourselves. The children made up their own fun and games, which meant me and James could relax.
We had a good look around all of the trade stalls, saw lots I would have loved to have bought. The children pigged out on too many sweets. Then it was time for a quick go on the fun fair before it was time to leave and come home again.
I was trying to film a lot of our trip, so I didn’t take as many photos as I usually would. But here are some of the photos of our best bits.
Although neither of the boys are looking in this one, I love how cheeky the look between James and Matilda is.
Arthur really enjoyed the music, even when he said it was ‘very loud mummy’.
Ready to come home after a busy afternoon of fun.
I made a short video of the highlights too.