Just So’s 2018 Programme Preview

Just So 2017

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.

The Just So programme is at the heart of this event. Jam-packed full of the weird and wonderful, families plan their activities months in advance, and still never manage to fit everything in. So it’s always exciting to see the first flushes of this programme arrive in our inbox.

And wow, what a lot they have instore for us this year. 2018 looks like being another fantastic year for Just So. Here are some of the new activities that have already got us excited and reaching for our highlighter pens… Read more…

Six reasons to be excited about 2018

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 chat@festivalkidz.com!

Read more…

Festival Kidz Award Winners 2017

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….

Read more…

Our 2017 Festival Highlights

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!

Read more…

Beware Ticket Payment Plans!

Ticket Clip ArtMany 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…

WOMAD 2017 Review

WOMAD 2017By 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!

Read more…

England’s Medieval Festival 2017 Review

This year England’s Medieval Festival celebrated their 25th year. There was drinking, dancing, feasting, fireworks and (historically accurate) fighting. We were there with Evelyn (8), Martha (4) and baby Ada to party like it’s 1399.

Read more…

Green Man 2017 Review

The Lights from the Late-Night Lock in

by Julian Lane – and family Vicky, Dylan (8), Matilda (2)

So here we go again. Green Man Festival. Our 7th year, the Festival’s 15th. I have waxed lyrical over this festival for every year we have been, we fell in love with Green Man, we made lifelong friends and have told anyone who will listen that Green Man IS the best festival in the country.

I don’t want to over the same old ground again. Festival Kidz’ review of last year will tell you everything you need to know about this wonderful festival. You can also read our review from last year on our blog.

So, what the hell am I going to write about? What’s new? How do I keep you, dear reader, transfixed?

Read more…

Lakefest 2017 Review

Credit: Gloucester College

With a new baby in the family we wanted our first festival this year to be fairly small and very easy. Lakefest certainly fitted the bill and, although it lacked some of the little extras that I’ve come to love about family festivals, everyone had a good time. The kids were wowed by BMX riders, the grown ups saw some old favourite bands and the ducks had a great time too.

Read more…

Just So 2017 Review

Just So 2017

Just So is a land where, for one weekend each year, the line between childhood and adulthood are blurred. This is a place where real and fantasy blend into a smorgasbord of the weird and wonderful. Where pillow fights and midnight feasts compete with live arcade games and roaming theatre. And most importantly, where families can be families without the commitments or worries of the outside world.

Read more…

Just So’s 2018 Programme Preview

Just So 2017

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.

The Just So programme is at the heart of this event. Jam-packed full of the weird and wonderful, families plan their activities months in advance, and still never manage to fit everything in. So it’s always exciting to see the first flushes of this programme arrive in our inbox.

And wow, what a lot they have instore for us this year. 2018 looks like being another fantastic year for Just So. Here are some of the new activities that have already got us excited and reaching for our highlighter pens… Read more…

Festival Kidz Award Winners 2017

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….

Read more…

Beware Ticket Payment Plans!

Ticket Clip ArtMany 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…

England’s Medieval Festival 2017 Review

This year England’s Medieval Festival celebrated their 25th year. There was drinking, dancing, feasting, fireworks and (historically accurate) fighting. We were there with Evelyn (8), Martha (4) and baby Ada to party like it’s 1399.

Read more…

Lakefest 2017 Review

Credit: Gloucester College

With a new baby in the family we wanted our first festival this year to be fairly small and very easy. Lakefest certainly fitted the bill and, although it lacked some of the little extras that I’ve come to love about family festivals, everyone had a good time. The kids were wowed by BMX riders, the grown ups saw some old favourite bands and the ducks had a great time too.

Read more…

Six reasons to be excited about 2018

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 chat@festivalkidz.com!

Read more…

Our 2017 Festival Highlights

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!

Read more…

WOMAD 2017 Review

WOMAD 2017By 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!

Read more…

Green Man 2017 Review

The Lights from the Late-Night Lock in

by Julian Lane – and family Vicky, Dylan (8), Matilda (2)

So here we go again. Green Man Festival. Our 7th year, the Festival’s 15th. I have waxed lyrical over this festival for every year we have been, we fell in love with Green Man, we made lifelong friends and have told anyone who will listen that Green Man IS the best festival in the country.

I don’t want to over the same old ground again. Festival Kidz’ review of last year will tell you everything you need to know about this wonderful festival. You can also read our review from last year on our blog.

So, what the hell am I going to write about? What’s new? How do I keep you, dear reader, transfixed?

Read more…

Just So 2017 Review

Just So 2017

Just So is a land where, for one weekend each year, the line between childhood and adulthood are blurred. This is a place where real and fantasy blend into a smorgasbord of the weird and wonderful. Where pillow fights and midnight feasts compete with live arcade games and roaming theatre. And most importantly, where families can be families without the commitments or worries of the outside world.

Read more…

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