The Family Festival Guide

Victorious 2022 review

Victorious 2022

This was our third visit to this festival and Victorious 2022 did not disappoint. The headline acts and range of performances rival those of the more well established festivals. The backdrop of the English Channel made this already great event idyllic. Victorious is simply amazing for families with an inordinate amount of varied activities in the huge kids’ area THAT ARE ALL FREE!!!! It is so good that they are even making it longer for 2023.

Read more…

Shrewsbury Folk Festival 2022 Review

Possibly the friendliest and most relaxed festival I have ever attended.

Children with crafts made at festival
Crafting fun at Shrewsbury Folk Festival
Read more…

Beautiful Days 2022 Review

Beautiful Days 2013 was our first ever family festival. Way back when we were a family of four and still in need of nappies, buggies and all the other paraphernalia of very small children. The fact that I now spend my summers going to multiple festivals and reviewing them here is testament to how much we enjoyed it.

Read more…

Camp Bestival Dorset 2022 review

Skeptic to convert!

We had a wonderful first visit to Camp Bestival in Dorset which far surpassed my expectations. 

Read more…

Green Gathering 2022 Review

3 years after its last outing, Festival Kidz were delighted to return to the stunning Piercefield park on the Wales/England border. So with car packed and sun hats adorned, Adam and family attended their first Green Gathering to check out why this award winning, eco-conscious, festival was consistently praised among the festival masses.

Green Gathering Festival
The view from the village green
Read more…

Valley Fest 2022 Review

My kids have a new favourite thing. It involves a man in a full body chain mail suit, climbing on top of a massive van der graaf generator, and firing lighting from his hands. 

I’m not sure how I’m going to top that this summer.

Read more…

Folk by the Oak 2022 Review

Folk by the Oak 2022 couldn’t have come at a better moment. It was our first little toe dip back into festivals after a long pandemic break. We were eased in with soothing songs and a laid back vibe. Just as well, with the weather building to its record breaking crescendo, a chilled out festival was just what we needed. We even got to go home to our own beds afterwards.

Read more…

Timber 2022 Review

Timber for us as a family marks the start of our summer, and all I can say is that it didn’t fall short of our expectations. There is something about the natural beauty of the National Forest, combined with the festival setting that captures our hearts. I am 17 years old and have been going to festivals since day dot, and Timber is one of my favourites and I can assure you it will become a tradition to go.

With a 12 year old brother also, Timber provides both of us with exactly what we need from a festival. I’m currently studying geography at A level, so looking for evidence of sustainable management is engraved into my observations; Timber demonstrates many sustainable approaches and the ethos of respecting and celebrating the landscape is at the heart of the festival.

Nightingale stage
The Nightingale Stage
Read more…

Victorious 2022 review

Victorious 2022

This was our third visit to this festival and Victorious 2022 did not disappoint. The headline acts and range of performances rival those of the more well established festivals. The backdrop of the English Channel made this already great event idyllic. Victorious is simply amazing for families with an inordinate amount of varied activities in the huge kids’ area THAT ARE ALL FREE!!!! It is so good that they are even making it longer for 2023.

Read more…

Beautiful Days 2022 Review

Beautiful Days 2013 was our first ever family festival. Way back when we were a family of four and still in need of nappies, buggies and all the other paraphernalia of very small children. The fact that I now spend my summers going to multiple festivals and reviewing them here is testament to how much we enjoyed it.

Read more…

Green Gathering 2022 Review

3 years after its last outing, Festival Kidz were delighted to return to the stunning Piercefield park on the Wales/England border. So with car packed and sun hats adorned, Adam and family attended their first Green Gathering to check out why this award winning, eco-conscious, festival was consistently praised among the festival masses.

Green Gathering Festival
The view from the village green
Read more…

Folk by the Oak 2022 Review

Folk by the Oak 2022 couldn’t have come at a better moment. It was our first little toe dip back into festivals after a long pandemic break. We were eased in with soothing songs and a laid back vibe. Just as well, with the weather building to its record breaking crescendo, a chilled out festival was just what we needed. We even got to go home to our own beds afterwards.

Read more…

Shrewsbury Folk Festival 2022 Review

Possibly the friendliest and most relaxed festival I have ever attended.

Children with crafts made at festival
Crafting fun at Shrewsbury Folk Festival
Read more…

Camp Bestival Dorset 2022 review

Skeptic to convert!

We had a wonderful first visit to Camp Bestival in Dorset which far surpassed my expectations. 

Read more…

Valley Fest 2022 Review

My kids have a new favourite thing. It involves a man in a full body chain mail suit, climbing on top of a massive van der graaf generator, and firing lighting from his hands. 

I’m not sure how I’m going to top that this summer.

Read more…

Timber 2022 Review

Timber for us as a family marks the start of our summer, and all I can say is that it didn’t fall short of our expectations. There is something about the natural beauty of the National Forest, combined with the festival setting that captures our hearts. I am 17 years old and have been going to festivals since day dot, and Timber is one of my favourites and I can assure you it will become a tradition to go.

With a 12 year old brother also, Timber provides both of us with exactly what we need from a festival. I’m currently studying geography at A level, so looking for evidence of sustainable management is engraved into my observations; Timber demonstrates many sustainable approaches and the ethos of respecting and celebrating the landscape is at the heart of the festival.

Nightingale stage
The Nightingale Stage
Read more…

And thanks to the following festivals for their support in the past