Here at Trail Outdoor Leisure we love festivals but, with so many people in attendance, it’s easy to lose things – and we don’t just mean your head! There’s also the unpredictable weather to think about and the big clear-up to consider before you head back home. Thankfully, we’ve prepared a list of festival DO’s and DON’Ts. By heeding out advice, we’re sure you’ll have a weekend to remember.
Festivals Top Tips
|Do pitch your tent in your garden before heading to the festival.
When you get to a festival, you don’t want to be spending hours pitching your tent – especially if your favourite band is about to hit the stage! Pitching your tent in your garden beforehand will give you plenty of practice so that you can pitch it in no time at all. Plus, you’ll be able to identify if any parts are missing, such as poles and pegs.
Do hide your cash.
If a festival has cash points, they’re likely to be very expensive and have very long queues. We recommend carrying your cash in a money belt so that it’s always safe and secure around your waist. Most money belts also have enough space to carry a phone.
Do take a portable charger.
Festival sites are busy places so it’s very easy to lose your friends. In order to keep in touch, it’s vital that you keep your phone charged. Although many festivals have charging stations, they’re usually busy and pricey to use. Portable phone chargers are a great way to give your phone some juice as and when it needs it.
Do take wet wipes.
Festival showers are few and far between, and they’re probably not the cleanest, so make sure you’re well stocked up with wet wipes. Better yet, why not treat yourself to a solar shower? They’re portable, easy to set up, and really simple to use.
Do have fun.
Providing you follow the above advice, there’s no reason you shouldn’t have a top weekend.
Don’t forget to pack your essentials.
Tent? Check. Sleeping bag? Check. Sleeping mat? Check. Summer clothes? Check. Waterproof clothes? Check. Wellies? Check. Toilet roll? Check. Money? Check. Tickets? Oh, I knew there was something…
Don’t take valuables.
Festivals can get very crowded and with nowhere to lock your valuables, it’s best to keep them to a minimum. Why not go retro and invest in a disposable camera and pay as you go phone?
Don’t over pack.
Before you embark on your festival adventure, ask yourself: do I really need to take that with me? When you’re trudging through muddy fields and searching for a place to pitch, carrying lots of stuff is just about bearable. When it comes to leaving, it’s a different story. Trust us, it’s a lot easier to unpack everything than it is to pack it away again, especially if you’re nursing a hangover from hell.
Don’t forget how changeable the British weather can be.
When we think of summer festivals, we think of sunshine. Unfortunately the weather has a tendency to rain when we least expect it. To ensure you don’t get caught out by the Great British weather, make sure you bring wellies and a raincoat, as well as that all-important sun cream.
Don’t pitch your tent too near the festival toilets.
It may seem convenient at the start of the weekend, but you won’t appreciate the smell the following day when you’re tucking into your breakfast.
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