Festival season is well and truly with us, from the boho splendour of Body and Soul to the neon-hued chaos of Electric Picnic.

However, finding festivals that are suited to all members of the family can be tricky, especially if you're a former raver, now-parent who wants to share the joy and fun of festivals with your young ones.

Thankfully, family-friendly festivals are becoming much more common, with a range of activities and events organised for parents as well as children – no trying to stay awake through sing songs and at playgrounds here!

Sinead Fox of the Bumbles of Rice blog and Instagram joined Today with Claire Byrne to give us the low down on which family friendly festivals to hit up this year.

Before that, however, Fox has some valuable advice to pass on for anyone braving their first family-friendly festival this year.

"Get ready, get yourself organised, do a bit of Googling, find out if there's any roads closed on your way. Find out about the parking situation. Look at the weather apps, see what the weather's going to be like, but don't let it put you off. Just let it help you get prepared."

Don't forget your sunscreen and hats for sunny weather, and rain jackets and wellies for wet weather.

Now, onto the festivals. For newbies, food festivals are a great place to begin as there really is something for everyone. "There's a load of food festivals, I think they've really grown over the last few years", Fox says. "A big one is the Flavours of Fingal one, that's in Newbridge House in Donabate.

"Any of these festivals, they're all tagging on loads of stuff to bring families in. There'll be music, there's magic shows, street entertainment. There's traditional games that they're doing up there, then your standard bouncy castles and you'll always get a bit of a funfair section at a lot of these things."

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In Enniscorthy, Co. Wexford there is the traditional strawberry fair, which has grown into the Rockin' Food and Fruit Festival, which takes place on the August bank holiday weekend. Blending rockabilly music and rhythm and blues, "it's not the standard music you're going to get", Fox says.

They also have a free food marquee, which will be doling out the samples from artisan producers. "It's a chance to try something new, try something different, and there's a great food scene in Wexford."

Agricultural shows have been a mainstay of the Irish summer and they are back with a bang.

"People who didn't go to them when they were children are only realising now when they're listening to us or seeing photographs that we're putting up on social media, saying 'where did you see that giant tractor?' or 'where did you pet the bunny?' or 'where did you do this, that or the other?'"

"If you're holidaying in another part of Ireland that you're not used to, have a look at the road signs", Fox suggests. Agricultural shows include everything from animal fairs to show classes, where you can enter produce you've grown. Kids will get a kick out of it because they've seen events like them on television, but never in real life.

Of course, the Ploughing Championships in Ratheniska, Co. Laoise is king of them all, and takes place from 20th-22nd September.

If you're looking to bring your children to a music festival, Fox says there's no need to be wary as long as you're "sensible".

"They want to make it inclusive for everyone", she says of these festivals. "But there are also music festivals that are catering directly for families, because not everybody wants to bring their kids to music festivals the way I did when they were very small!"

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Fox herself has been to Electric Picnic twice with very small children, so it can be done, but it takes some planning. "I did hotel, but we had a two and a four-year-old and my four year old ... fell asleep during The Killers and missed 'Mr Brightside' and was very disappointed."

"If you don't bring a child to something like that, you don't realise there actually are child-friendly things", Fox adds. "A lot of the festivals have areas, walled gardens actually, with all children's science experiments and different workshops and arts and crafts."

Kaleidoscope Festival, which takes place in Russborough House in Co. Wicklow from 24th-26th June, caters for all kinds of guests, with Ham Sandwich and Divine Comedy playing for parents alongside the world's largest bouncy castle and archery.

For the full interview, listen back here.