RFID Wristbands: The Next Big Must-Have for Children’s Events and Festivals

RFID Wristbands: The Next Big Must-Have for Children’s Events and Festivals

If you’re considering running a public event or festival aimed at children, or you already host a successful day out for the youngest members of families, then you’re probably already familiar with the concept of identification bands, stickers, and stamps. But when it comes to the safety, security and management of young visitors to an event, there’s one thing that could make your job that much more straightforward: RFID wristbands.


Unlike older, often unreliable technology, the use of RFID wristbands at children’s events – such as concerts, festivals or even exhibitions – is a practical and functional way to offer access to your site at different levels without resorting to higher numbers of staff or wasted time between rides or queues. RFID takes away that need for the in-between stage of crowd management, allowing kids to do what they love – enjoy themselves, play without worry.

There are many reasons you may choose RFID wristbands as a method of separation, whether it’s dividing into groups by age, offering different tiers of access to different ticket holders or even providing a VIP experience. This is especially useful for concerts or children’s character events when extra experiences may be available, such as photo opportunities or meeting the stars.

How you use them is up to you, and with so many creative ways to utilise RFID for the functionality of your event or festival, the methods are limitless. Unlike paper bands or stamps, RFID doesn’t easily smudge or rip; preventing tears from lost tickets or access passes. It’s all right there on their wrists.

RFID Wristbands for Safety and On-Site Security

As well as offering a practical and easy way to groups of children and families, RFID wristbands are also highly efficient at providing an extra level of safety and security at children’s events. Already used as a tool in some shopping centres, an RFID wristband can provide extra protection should a child become lost or separated from his or her family, allowing for easy and practical identification so you can reunite lost children as quickly as possible. If you’re running a busy day event, such as a festival, funfair or school participation day, this is the ideal way to ensure the safety of every child.

Offered as an alternative to paper passes or tickets and providing a way to keep track of children both for parents and on school visits, RFID wristbands can do more than just provide access; they can store information needed to mitigate problems with families or school groups being separated or otherwise becoming lost from each other.

Create a Practical Keepsake

RFID wristbands don’t just offer a way to keep families and school parties safe on the site of your event or offer you a paper-free way to provide tickets and allow access to specific areas or locations. For multi-day events such as those run by weekend festivals and shows, as well as carnivals or seasonal shows, an RFID wristband is far more difficult to lose than something less substantial and can be worn in a way that makes it effortless for guests to keep them on throughout an event, or even beyond it. This practical nature makes it easy to use RFID wristbands as a way to keep track of guests, as they will rarely remove them throughout even multi-day events or festivals.

For monthly, annual or even seasonal events with repeat appeal like funfairs, character parties and children’s entertainment shows, RFID silicone wristbands can do more than simply provide a point of access over the course of one event; they can also offer the ideal keepsake and a practical ticketing method for longer-term events, providing a physical version of an annual pass or a lifetime membership. A physical wristband can also provide a great souvenir from a special event, especially when printed with a popular design such as a well-known character.


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If RFID wristbands sound like the perfect addition to your next children’s event, family day out or child-centric festival, then we can help make that concept a reality. Contact us today to find out more about the wristbands we create and how you can use them to make your event more practical, secure and memorable.

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