Chilled in a Field is back!
‘Small but perfectly formed’
The return of Chilled in a Field is one of our top 6 reasons to be excited about 2018 and the lovely organisers have offered Festival Kidz readers a chance to win festival tickets for one lucky family. Up for grabs is a family weekend ticket to Chilled in a Field family festival 3-5th August, Bentley in Sussex.
Camp Bestival is a firm favourite here at Festival Kidz and we are very excited about the 2018 edition. Much of the line up has already been announced, and it’s looking fantastic.
This Year’s Camp Bestival Theme
2018 has a nautical theme – think pirates, mermaids, jellyfish, sharks and crocodiles. There will be a whole host of seafaring themed entertainment to look forward to this year.
These are our writers’ favourite festivals in North England. For more festivals please see our special family friendly festival map.
We know there are other amazing festivals that we are missing out – and we’re attempting to get our reviewers around as many festivals as we can. The festivals below are our tried and tested choices, ones our writers go back to year after year.
Introducing the “Festival Kidz Recommended” stamp!
We wanted to give the best family festivals our ‘stamp of approval’ – as a reward for the great entertainment they have put on and the memories they have made for us.
These are the festivals that our writers return to year after year – those that we would feel like if we missed it we would be missing out. Many of us have made friends that we only see at these festivals – because we live nowhere near each other but we all return every year. These are the special festivals, and they deserve to be recognised.
Just So is a firm favourite here at Festival Kidz. We love the creativity that goes into every aspect of this wonderful family festival, from thoughtful planning through to perfect execution. It is quite simply a haven for families, filled with wonder and magic, where children can be children and adults can be… well, children too.
A Glastonbury Festival fallow year is always a strange one for the people that go every year. I used to be one of them – and even now I still get a pang every year when it’s on – so I understand that you might have a festival-shaped hole to fill.
Still let’s hope that the 2018 hole isn’t just full of mud! Although even if it is, it won’t stop us from having fun.
The great thing is that now there are so many other festivals to go to (we have over 150 on our site, with more added every year) that you could use this year to explore something completely new. And if you find an amazing one, please do share it with us on our Facebook page, or email us on email@example.com!
Announcing the 2017 Festival Kidz Awards!
You voted for your favourite festivals, and this year we have decided to include all the results to show you how close some of them were!
The following awards are based solely on the votes of all of you, our family festival goers! And the winners are….
VOTE for your favourite festival in our Festival Kidz 2017 Awards here!
Our festival highlights – Eloise (10) Charlotte (7) & Amelie (7)
The summer of 2017 was amazing. We had rain, we had mud, we had boiling hot sunshine… Yet we managed to dance our way through everything the British weather decided to throw at us.
We made new friends, we had paint fights, we learned to both throw and catch the diabolo, and most of all we found enjoyment in squelching through the mud!
Many teenagers want to go to festivals with their friends (and not their parents!) so it’s only fair they pay for their own ticket. This is where ticket payment plans come in handy.
However, given the experience of a teenager featured on the BBC Radio 4 consumer advice program “You and Yours” today you may want to check the small print before signing up. Read more…
By Tim Kaye, Caroline Gilbert and Hazel (7) and Gwilym (5)
There is a very good reason why WOMAD is called ‘The World’s Festival’ it is like visiting 50 countries in one weekend.
This is our third foray into the many different sounds and experiences that are on offer here and it didn’t disappoint. The festival was notable again for being on the wet side but the organisation was strong throughout and despite a few near slippages outside the Siam tent we remained fairly mud free!