A MUM who took her seven-week-old baby to Glastonbury Festival has expressed her gratitude to attendees who helped her have a weekend to remember.

Jenny Dudfield, who is from Street and works for the NHS, initially bought tickets for Glastonbury 2020, which was cancelled due to Covid.

She has since had two children including Wilfie, who turned seven weeks old during the festival.

When they arrived on Thursday afternoon (June 23), she said marshals were conducting an ‘unofficial survey’ that suggested Wilfie was the youngest baby at the festival by two weeks.Somerset County Gazette: Jenny and Wilfie in front of Glastonbury Festival's iconic Pyramid Stage.Jenny and Wilfie in front of Glastonbury Festival's iconic Pyramid Stage.

“I’ve been going for nearly 25 years, so there was no way I was going to miss it,” said Jenny.

“We’ve had our tickets for the last two-and-a-half years, and it’s been cancelled. I’ve had two kids since I’ve had the tickets!

“I took the baby, not the toddler, and went with my usual group of friends I go with.”

Although she was nervous about bringing Wilfie to Worthy Farm, she said the experience was “a lot easier than anticipated” because of the kindness of festivalgoers and volunteers.

One thoughtful music fan offered to help Jenny carry her bags to the car park, while the festival’s army of helpers kept the toilets clean and provided family-friendly entertainment and camping.

“People were so friendly and helpful,” said Jenny.

“As soon as people saw I had a baby, they were helping as much as they could and moving out of the way in crowds, and things like that.

“People were talking to me all the time about it. It was really cool, and everyone was really lovely.

“I was apprehensive about taking him and I thought, ‘I’ll see how it goes.’ If it didn’t work out, I could just go home. It was better than expected.”

She added: “My friends who I camped with were really excellent, and I couldn’t have done it without them.”

Glastonbury Festival 2022 was headlined by Billie Eilish, Sir Paul McCartney, and Kendrick Lamar.

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