The Family Festival Guide

WIN! Tickets to The Great Wonderfest!

BRAND NEW for 2019

Dick and Dom hosts The Great Wonderfest on the Isle of Wight, 1st – 4th August 2019.

Check out the fantastic music and entertainment line up below!

Added to that the festival within a festival – ‘Scoutfest’. There’s the chance for 4-day or 7-day camp.  There’s badge work, daily challenges and outdoor pursuits, to big pioneering projects and fun stuff like Scout treasure hunts, pop-up tent packing competitions and hiking.

The kind Wonderfest-ians have given us a family ticket for 2 adults and up to 4 children! This includes a pitch for your tent or caravan.

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Shindig Festival 2019 Review

Shindig Festival 2019 girls playing cardboard guitarsby Naomi, with Eloise (12), Charlotte (9) and Amelie (9)

Shindig Festival kicked off our summer with a riotous blend of music, dancing and just plain old good quality family time.

There was an impressive amount on offer for both adults and children. They even had the ‘difficult’ teenager stage covered.

Due to our eldest now being in secondary school, we drove up after the school day on the Friday. But if you can get there earlier I would recommend it, as there’s so much to see and do.

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Elderflower Fields 2019 Review

With Evelyn (9), Martha (6) and Ada (2)

We have always wanted to visit Elderflower Fields. But we always seem to have something on over the first weekend of the May half term. This year the stars of our many online calendars finally aligned. When school finished we jumped in the car and headed straight to Sussex. Even the weather seemed to be on side with the forecast dry, warm and sunny all weekend.

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WIN! Chilled in a Field festival tickets

Chilled in a fieldChilled in a Field is a firm favourite of Festival Kidz. It is a small, very laid back festival, with lots of creative activities for children.

Taking place at Bentley in Sussex 26-28th July it’s the perfect relaxed start to the school holidays. Here’s a chance to win TWO family day tickets so you can treat your besties too!

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New Discoveries for 2019

It’s great to have our favourite festivals that we return to year after year. But our writers are always aware of the wealth of exciting family festivals that we are yet to have covered on this site.

This year we’re lucky enough to have something new to try each month of the festival season. Therefore we have put together a guide of all the festivals new to Festival Kidz for 2019. We hope it inspires you to try something different too.

At the end of May, Lisa M is heading off to Cornwall for The Great Estate, June sees FestivalKidz trying out Woodlands Festival. In July, Naomi visits Magical Festival, and in August Sarah is hoping to make it to Maui Waui.

Remember to check back to see what we thought of our new discoveries when we review them later in the year.

Image Credit: The Great Estate

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WIN Magical Tickets!

Festival Kidz are always on the look out for new festivals and Magical caught our eye this year.

Magical Festival is on 19th – 22nd JULY 2019, in beautiful gardens in East Sussex.

This little festival grew out of a party and looks like a treat for all parents who used to be ravers in the 90s. It’s non profit and run by volunteers so there’ll be a friendly vibe.

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Booming Kidztown!

Boomtown is a crazy immersive ever-changing landscape so there is always something new. It has many new stages and areas to explore this year.

Boomtown Kidztown

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Shindig Revisited

Last year we visited Shindig for the first time, and instantly loved the festival. It’s on a beautiful site and has lots on offer for children, with a great dance line up on many little stages. This gives it a less crowded and more friendly vibe than some other dance music festivals. If you want to find out more please see my full review.

Shindig returns this year on 23rd – 26th May with another amazing line up including Estelle, Ozomatli feat Chali 2na, Benjmain Zephaniah and the Revolutionary Minds, Dub Pistols, Smoove & Turrell and Laid Blak.

Read more…

WIN! Tickets to The Great Wonderfest!

BRAND NEW for 2019

Dick and Dom hosts The Great Wonderfest on the Isle of Wight, 1st – 4th August 2019.

Check out the fantastic music and entertainment line up below!

Added to that the festival within a festival – ‘Scoutfest’. There’s the chance for 4-day or 7-day camp.  There’s badge work, daily challenges and outdoor pursuits, to big pioneering projects and fun stuff like Scout treasure hunts, pop-up tent packing competitions and hiking.

The kind Wonderfest-ians have given us a family ticket for 2 adults and up to 4 children! This includes a pitch for your tent or caravan.

Read more…

Elderflower Fields 2019 Review

With Evelyn (9), Martha (6) and Ada (2)

We have always wanted to visit Elderflower Fields. But we always seem to have something on over the first weekend of the May half term. This year the stars of our many online calendars finally aligned. When school finished we jumped in the car and headed straight to Sussex. Even the weather seemed to be on side with the forecast dry, warm and sunny all weekend.

Read more…

New Discoveries for 2019

It’s great to have our favourite festivals that we return to year after year. But our writers are always aware of the wealth of exciting family festivals that we are yet to have covered on this site.

This year we’re lucky enough to have something new to try each month of the festival season. Therefore we have put together a guide of all the festivals new to Festival Kidz for 2019. We hope it inspires you to try something different too.

At the end of May, Lisa M is heading off to Cornwall for The Great Estate, June sees FestivalKidz trying out Woodlands Festival. In July, Naomi visits Magical Festival, and in August Sarah is hoping to make it to Maui Waui.

Remember to check back to see what we thought of our new discoveries when we review them later in the year.

Image Credit: The Great Estate

Read more…

Booming Kidztown!

Boomtown is a crazy immersive ever-changing landscape so there is always something new. It has many new stages and areas to explore this year.

Boomtown Kidztown

Read more…

Shindig Festival 2019 Review

Shindig Festival 2019 girls playing cardboard guitarsby Naomi, with Eloise (12), Charlotte (9) and Amelie (9)

Shindig Festival kicked off our summer with a riotous blend of music, dancing and just plain old good quality family time.

There was an impressive amount on offer for both adults and children. They even had the ‘difficult’ teenager stage covered.

Due to our eldest now being in secondary school, we drove up after the school day on the Friday. But if you can get there earlier I would recommend it, as there’s so much to see and do.

Read more…

WIN! Chilled in a Field festival tickets

Chilled in a fieldChilled in a Field is a firm favourite of Festival Kidz. It is a small, very laid back festival, with lots of creative activities for children.

Taking place at Bentley in Sussex 26-28th July it’s the perfect relaxed start to the school holidays. Here’s a chance to win TWO family day tickets so you can treat your besties too!

Read more…

WIN Magical Tickets!

Festival Kidz are always on the look out for new festivals and Magical caught our eye this year.

Magical Festival is on 19th – 22nd JULY 2019, in beautiful gardens in East Sussex.

This little festival grew out of a party and looks like a treat for all parents who used to be ravers in the 90s. It’s non profit and run by volunteers so there’ll be a friendly vibe.

Magical Festival Read more…

Shindig Revisited

Last year we visited Shindig for the first time, and instantly loved the festival. It’s on a beautiful site and has lots on offer for children, with a great dance line up on many little stages. This gives it a less crowded and more friendly vibe than some other dance music festivals. If you want to find out more please see my full review.

Shindig returns this year on 23rd – 26th May with another amazing line up including Estelle, Ozomatli feat Chali 2na, Benjmain Zephaniah and the Revolutionary Minds, Dub Pistols, Smoove & Turrell and Laid Blak.

Read more…

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