Fair enough Ciarán.
Get all the females to have kids ! Two for one there :p And again I
Well, ok, LH camps will be crucial to anything that would be 'female role' based. I think that stands.
Making it family friendly...bring the kids for a start. There are several 'howevers' involved with that.
To date it seems to involve couples bonding within the hobby as those that have partners not in the hobby seem to stay at home with the kids. It may be that gigs are work and not so hobby. The other half might go to a closed, relaxed in house event.
Beth is giving me the point that 'containment of young kids is a big issue and one can only expect to spend most of your day chasing them about in a different context to home.'
I'm sure there are 'child' rolls the kids could fill in but that will take a good bit of organisation. The only way to do this at events is to create a secure area that would border on solid fencing. May as well build the village at that point.
The family events need to be at established centres like Cragganouwen or Ferrycarrig or in someone's back yard. Back to LHE camps!
RecycledViking's and then wiblick's posts got in before mine but back the idea of LH camps once more. That's how the Shinrone gang operate. They got a pain drifting about the country so got a property that gets the collective to come to their roost.