This time next week we’ll be waking up for our last day of fun at Timber Festival – the festival that celebrates the forest and trees, and won the Best New Festival award at the UK Festival Awards 2018 after its launch last year. We had an awesome time at last year’s festival, and have been super-excited about returning for Timber’s second year. The programme was packed last year, and we know this year there’ll be even more on offer. Tickets are still on sale at timberfestival.co.uk, from day tickets (Friday adult tickets £20, Saturday and Sunday adult tickets £35) to… View Post

It’s that time of year when my sense of wanderlust kicks into an even higher gear than normal. Everyone I know is busy booking holidays, and I’m no different, sketching out ideas for trips and adventures and trying to work out what we can make work in terms of budget and leave. This year, we’ve started our calendar of adventures by plugging in a couple of festivals so we’ve got something to look forward to and to work our holidays around. As long-time fans of multi award-winning family arts festival, Just So, we were gutted to miss the festival last… View Post

Back at the beginning of July we headed up to the National Forest to Timber Festival – a festival exploring the transformative impact of forests. As seasoned Just So Festival devotees, and fans of Wild Rumpus (the team behind Timber, Just So, and a myriad of large scale outdoor family arts events) we were fairly confident Timber Festival would tick our boxes, but it still felt like a bit of a gamble swapping our annual pilgrimage to Just So for a weekend at a brand-new untried festival. As soon as we arrived at Timber Festival, set in the forest at… View Post

We are so tired! It’s amazing how much work such a small space requires. But like when you’re mid-renovation project, we’ve hit that mega low point where you don’t think it could look any worse, but we’re through the other side and it’s finally starting to come together. It’s really hard to get decent progress shots as there just never seems time to clear the decks enough to take any, but you can check out @youngvanadventures‘ Stories on IG for plenty of snapshots and videos behind the scenes on the build. For now, I’m just going to list off the… View Post

I can’t believe it’s November since I last gave you an update on the progress of our VW T5 van conversion project. Although it looks like not a lot has changed since then, loads and loads has been going on behind the scenes, with the electrics being the main focus. Luckily Ben’s a trained electrical engineer, so he’s more than able to get his head around a project like this. For any van build enthusiasts out there we have a 115 Ahr leisure battery installed under the driver’s seat. A split charge relay charges the battery when we’re driving and… View Post