The Family Festival Guide

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.

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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.

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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
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bluedot 2022 Review

Out of this world!

It’s some time since we’ve discovered a new festival all the family enjoyed equally. The relatively new but already large-scale bluedot ticked all the boxes as a super well organised family festival and something a little different to the norm.

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The Green Gathering 2022 Preview

Four days of music, spoken word, cabaret, crafts, campaigns, campfires, low impact living, love and green life… a festival community powered by sun, wind, people and passion… a festival beyond hedonism where you can party then wake up the next morning with new mates and a mission to change the world!

Green Gathering
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The Alchemist’s Playground Comes To Valley Fest

We are big fans of Woodland Tribe at Festival Kidz so we cannot wait for The Alchemist’s Playground at Valley Fest in August.

A new collaboration between Woodland Tribe and Arcadia will see kids set free to build and create their own playground and stage using real tools. We have absolutely loved this experience at previous festivals but Valley fest is taking it to the next level.

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Shindig Festival 2022 Review

It’s been a long three years without Shindig Festival and the whole family was incredibly happy to see it finally back. After a day at the festival, one of my twelve year olds exclaimed “This is the friendliest place I’ve been to in a long time! I love it here” and the whole family agreed.

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Black Deer 2022 Review

Black Deer has been awarded several ‘best new festival’ accolades and it’s easy to see why. We had no idea what to expect and deliberately didn’t tune in much to the pre-event festival hype as we were excited to rekindle those ‘first time festival vibes’ with the kids. 

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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…

The Green Gathering 2022 Preview

Four days of music, spoken word, cabaret, crafts, campaigns, campfires, low impact living, love and green life… a festival community powered by sun, wind, people and passion… a festival beyond hedonism where you can party then wake up the next morning with new mates and a mission to change the world!

Green Gathering
Read more…

Shindig Festival 2022 Review

It’s been a long three years without Shindig Festival and the whole family was incredibly happy to see it finally back. After a day at the festival, one of my twelve year olds exclaimed “This is the friendliest place I’ve been to in a long time! I love it here” and the whole family agreed.

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…

bluedot 2022 Review

Out of this world!

It’s some time since we’ve discovered a new festival all the family enjoyed equally. The relatively new but already large-scale bluedot ticked all the boxes as a super well organised family festival and something a little different to the norm.

Read more…

The Alchemist’s Playground Comes To Valley Fest

We are big fans of Woodland Tribe at Festival Kidz so we cannot wait for The Alchemist’s Playground at Valley Fest in August.

A new collaboration between Woodland Tribe and Arcadia will see kids set free to build and create their own playground and stage using real tools. We have absolutely loved this experience at previous festivals but Valley fest is taking it to the next level.

Read more…

Black Deer 2022 Review

Black Deer has been awarded several ‘best new festival’ accolades and it’s easy to see why. We had no idea what to expect and deliberately didn’t tune in much to the pre-event festival hype as we were excited to rekindle those ‘first time festival vibes’ with the kids. 

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