Just So Festival

17th - 19th August 2018

Location: Rode Hall Estate, Scholar Green, Cheshire, ST7 3QT

Website: www.justsofestival.org.uk

Reviews: 2017, 2016 & 2014

” Just So Festival is such a magical place that I feel like I’m in a dream and lost in a book all at the same time!” – Teya (aged 10)

Just So is a small, weekend-long festival of creativity aimed at children, young people and their families. It’s an opportunity for families to share in the most fundamental of life’s pleasures: good old-fashioned fun!
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…

Our Writers’ Recommendations 2017

All of our writers are festival veterans with more festivals under their belts than they can count! So which festivals are they excited about this year?

Read more…

Just So 2016 Review

Owl Costume for the Tribal Tournament - Just So Festival 2016

There has to be something magical about a festival that, even in the relentless rain, the kids can’t stop smiling. Read more…

Stargazing at Just So Festival

Just So Festival 2015

The fantastical festival that is Just So Festival is going one better than the usual nights under canvas this year with the chance to build your own bivouac and sleep under the forest canopy. Read more…

Best Family Festivals 2015

CIAF 2014


Here are our top picks for 2015!

Whether a festival is good for you depends on what music you’re into and what other things you like doing at festivals, as well as the age of your kids. If you are new to festivals with kids, you may want to read our guide to Choosing the right Family-Friendly Festival.

We have included our affiliate links in the listings – if you click “Buy Tickets Now” you will go straight to the ticket page for your chosen festival. You will not pay anything for this but the festival will give us a small commission to keep Festival Kidz up and running – so please use them!

Read more…

Festival Kidz Award Winners 2014

Announcing the 2nd annual Festival Kidz Awards!

2014 was a fantastic year for family friendly festivals – we reviewed more than ever before and visited so many that it made judging the awards extremely difficult. If your favourite festival is missing from this list, please feel free to comment below!

2014GoldAward Read more…

Just So 2014 Review

kids15-17th August

A perfect little celebration of the arts and the glorious outdoors all wrapped up in a weekend of family fun.

This was our first Just So festival and we would happily return every year. The festival is only in its 5th year but it is now a firm favourite on the festival calendar for families, and it’s easy to see why.

Read more…

Carting Kids Round Festivals

Pushchairs, Wagons, Slings, Carriers and Buggies

I once read on the old Glastonbury advice page that parents should get a cheap £20 stroller from Argos and throw it away after the festival. WOW – I was so unimpressed by this comment!

Leaving aside the obvious environmental issues with that approach, for parents taking babies, a good buggy can make or break your festival experience.  Can you imagine trying to get a cheap stroller through 6 inches of mud???!!

Surely we all want our festival experience to be easy and enjoyable?
Read more…

Best festivals for toddlers 2014

DSC_0941The toddler stage is possibly the most difficult age to do festivals, but it doesn’t mean it can’t be done!

For really young kids we recommend small festivals, particularly if you are not an experienced festival-goer or camper. For a successful festival experience with toddlers you need space to run around or relax, less crowds, smaller distances between campsite, arena and carpark, a good selection of child-friendly food and a willingness to take things at your toddler’s pace (see also Naomi’s Top Tips for doing Festivals with Toddlers).

Read more…

Just So Festival

17th - 19th August 2018

Location: Rode Hall Estate, Scholar Green, Cheshire, ST7 3QT

Website: www.justsofestival.org.uk

Reviews: 2017, 2016 & 2014

” Just So Festival is such a magical place that I feel like I’m in a dream and lost in a book all at the same time!” – Teya (aged 10)

Just So is a small, weekend-long festival of creativity aimed at children, young people and their families. It’s an opportunity for families to share in the most fundamental of life’s pleasures: good old-fashioned fun!
Read more…

Our Writers’ Recommendations 2017

All of our writers are festival veterans with more festivals under their belts than they can count! So which festivals are they excited about this year?

Read more…

Stargazing at Just So Festival

Just So Festival 2015

The fantastical festival that is Just So Festival is going one better than the usual nights under canvas this year with the chance to build your own bivouac and sleep under the forest canopy. Read more…

Festival Kidz Award Winners 2014

Announcing the 2nd annual Festival Kidz Awards!

2014 was a fantastic year for family friendly festivals – we reviewed more than ever before and visited so many that it made judging the awards extremely difficult. If your favourite festival is missing from this list, please feel free to comment below!

2014GoldAward Read more…

Carting Kids Round Festivals

Pushchairs, Wagons, Slings, Carriers and Buggies

I once read on the old Glastonbury advice page that parents should get a cheap £20 stroller from Argos and throw it away after the festival. WOW – I was so unimpressed by this comment!

Leaving aside the obvious environmental issues with that approach, for parents taking babies, a good buggy can make or break your festival experience.  Can you imagine trying to get a cheap stroller through 6 inches of mud???!!

Surely we all want our festival experience to be easy and enjoyable?
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 2016 Review

Owl Costume for the Tribal Tournament - Just So Festival 2016

There has to be something magical about a festival that, even in the relentless rain, the kids can’t stop smiling. Read more…

Best Family Festivals 2015

CIAF 2014


Here are our top picks for 2015!

Whether a festival is good for you depends on what music you’re into and what other things you like doing at festivals, as well as the age of your kids. If you are new to festivals with kids, you may want to read our guide to Choosing the right Family-Friendly Festival.

We have included our affiliate links in the listings – if you click “Buy Tickets Now” you will go straight to the ticket page for your chosen festival. You will not pay anything for this but the festival will give us a small commission to keep Festival Kidz up and running – so please use them!

Read more…

Just So 2014 Review

kids15-17th August

A perfect little celebration of the arts and the glorious outdoors all wrapped up in a weekend of family fun.

This was our first Just So festival and we would happily return every year. The festival is only in its 5th year but it is now a firm favourite on the festival calendar for families, and it’s easy to see why.

Read more…

Best festivals for toddlers 2014

DSC_0941The toddler stage is possibly the most difficult age to do festivals, but it doesn’t mean it can’t be done!

For really young kids we recommend small festivals, particularly if you are not an experienced festival-goer or camper. For a successful festival experience with toddlers you need space to run around or relax, less crowds, smaller distances between campsite, arena and carpark, a good selection of child-friendly food and a willingness to take things at your toddler’s pace (see also Naomi’s Top Tips for doing Festivals with Toddlers).

Read more…

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