Bringing the whole family on a day out in the summer holidays is a perfect chance to bond together and create some amazing memories! But if it is new to you, or an event bigger than any you have attended before, it can be daunting. There is no reason to worry, because we have put together some top tips to make a day out at bOing! Festival easy for you!
Plan your schedule!
There are so many shows and activities to see and do at bOing! Festival this year it is good to have a plan in mind to make sure you pace yourself and your family.
Especially because some shows are free and others are ticketed, and some take place at the same time as others, we highly recommend that you plan your weekend ahead of time and buy your tickets beforehand for shows you really want to see!
If you’re not sure where to start, we have some suggestions about what older and younger children will enjoy. To see everything that we have on offer at bOing! this year, check out our What’s On page.
We have made bOing! Festival as safe as possible with our staff members and volunteers and meeting all safety checks. However, there are things we can’t protect you from – like UV rays! We have some small ways that you can make sure you stay happy and healthy at bOing!
See our blog post about safety at bOing!
Our top bag essentials!
With bOing being an annual event for more than 5 years now, we have had some practice at what to bring to bOing! to make the weekend as best as it can be! Here are some of the things we always have with us, and recommend to you:
- Hand sanitiser
- Credit Cards (although there are cash points available on the University of Kent campus for public use). We are trying to make bOing! as cash free this year as possible.
- Sun cream (SPF 50 for younger children)
- Tissues and wet wipes
- Waterproof raincoat (just in case!)
- Reusable water bottles (which you can fill up at bOing!)
- A small First Aid Kit (there will also be first aid at the Info Tent)
- Comfortable shoes
- Umbrella (for the rain and the sun)
- Portable phone charger
You and your family know yourselves best, so if you have essentials that are not on this list include them too!
Ask a bOing! staff member or volunteer!
If you are unsure about anything, want more information, or need help, we will have bOing! volunteers and staff members all around the festival in bOing! t-shirts to help! Some team members will have radios, meaning they can find information quickly for you. If you cannot see a volunteer or staff member near you, there will always be team members at the Info Tent and at Gulbenkian Arts Centre Ticket & Information Office who can help you.
For more information visit Plan your day.