At Cornbury a few weeks ago, loads of parents who were far more organised than me, had hired or brought along trolleys like these to ferry their tired youngsters around after sundown.
It’s not a new idea of course, but watching Elvis Costello in the rain whilst my boys created chaos half way up a tree above a load of mild-mannered neighbouring festi-goers, I did glance with envy at the sorted family next to us who had not only brought suitable wet weather gear, but also had their two cherubic angels sleeping peacefully in a trolley adorned with fairy lights (solar powered of course) and sheepskin fleeces, leaving them blissfully free to enjoy the music.
So, I was delighted to have the boys try out my Dad’s new trolley today - he brought it from here to ferry less chaotic things about like soil and mowers but I reckon it’s pretty similar to the ones you can rent at festivals and lined with a few cosy cushions, the boys loved it.
The wheels are nice and bulky (good for uneven fields) and the sides fold down if you need them to. Better still, it will fit perfectly on the campervan’s roof rack.
So here’s to the ever so slight possibility that with our own trolley in tow, we’ll actually be able to watch headliners Rodrigo y Gabriela in peace at this weekend’s Wilderness Festival….
By the way, they weren’t really asleep in this photograph, just pretending, as they didn’t want to get out!