Festivals are fun places to explore and try new things but there are a few things to keep in mind when bringing children and babies. Here is some general festival advice and tips for attending the festival:
It goes without saying that all adults should be accompanied by a responsible child!
Parents/minders/guardians should download site map (available soon) before they depart for bOing! showing where the Basecamp is – this is the main help point for children/adults. If you find you have been separated from your child, please locate a team member who will accompany you to Basecamp. If you find a child that is obviously lost, please stay where you are and get someone else to alert a team member or go to basecamp. Please DO NOT TRY AND TAKE THE CHILD ANYWHERE, someone will come to you. Please be reminded that it is an offence for any person to be drunk whilst responsible for a child. Please drink responsibly & remember your responsibilities.
TIP: Take a photo of your children on your mobile phone on the morning you depart for bOing! so you have their clothing, hair style, and an up to date photo on hand at all times. Writing your mobile number on your child’s arm or hand in safe ink is also advisable so that if your child becomes separated from you, we can contact you directly.
Babies will really enjoy Beatles for Babies which has been developed specifically with them in mind. For other shows where babies are welcome there will be a baby on lap ticket available for 0-18 months at £1. Due to the format of some shows they may not suitable for babies, this will be clearly outlined in the description of the event.
Luminarium – babies in arms are welcome and do not require an additional ticket.
Baby changing facilities are available at each venue.
Noise levels will vary across the site and will be at a level suitable for families. 9Dimes performance and 10-minute dance parties includes loud music and Cohesion Plus includes loud drumming, which could be too intense for smaller children.
If your child is sensitive to noise, you may wish to consider Ear Defenders, which reduces sound to a more comfortable level.
BUGGIES, STROLLERS AND PRAMS
Buggies, strollers and prams are welcome at bOing! If you are bringing a buggy, stroller or pram, please be advised that they are not allowed into the indoor ticketed events. There will be buggy, stroller and pram parking areas available at the entrance of each venue. Buggies, stroller and prams parked in these areas will be left at owner’s risk, so make sure you keep your valuables safely stored with you.
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