The Family Festival Guide

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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Camp Bestival World Record

Camp Bestival Dorset has announced a major call out for festival goers to join a GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS™ title attempt for the Largest Disco Dance at the Dorset Jamboree this summer.

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In It Together 2022 Review

In It Together is a brand new festival for 2022 set in the heart of the Welsh valleys situated next to Mariam Park at Old Park Farm, Neath, Port Talbot.

Girl standing at entrance of In it together entrance
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Shindig moves to new location

We are so close to the 2022 festival season you can almost touch it.. we have already started on our costumes!

Shindig Festival is one of the first of the season, on 26th-29th May 2022. There hasn’t been a Shindig since 2019 so this makes it particularly special and we are excited it is finally back!

This year it moves to a new location, Dillington Estate, Somerset. The 16th Century house and hotel not only provides the backdrop but it is also exclusively for the use of festival goers. There are still rooms available, as well as several glamping options.

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Bluedot welcomes Tim Peake & Clangers!

The award-winning ‘out-of-this-world’ family festival announces UK’s pioneer astronaut plus Clangers and Brainiac Live

Tim Peake will headline the lineup for families at this year’s bluedot at Cheshire’s Jodrell Bank Observatory and we can’t wait.

image credit: Lucas Sinclair
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Best Family Festivals 2022

festival kidz recommended stamp

It’s wonderful to see the festival calendar filling up. There are a few festivals taking the year off, but most are running again, and we’re incredibly excited about 2022.

So what are the best family festivals for 2022, as recommended by Festival Kidz parents?

Here are our favourites, our tried and tested. The festivals we return to year after year. These are the festivals we give our Festival Kidz recommended stamp of approval.

For all the family friendly festivals running this year, please go to our A-Z, Map and Calendar.


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Maui Waui Review 2021

Maui Waui we love you! It’s been some years since we discovered a new festival and immediately felt at home. This perfectly formed little hidden gem ticked all the boxes for the whole family and we just adored it. A proper festival without the commercialism and rubbish of some these days, it just had that special authentic magic we haven’t found since saying goodbye to Festival Kidz favourite Blissfields.

The 8th Maui Waui was held at the festival’s new home of Hill Farm in Norfolk. Considering its tiny size of around 5,000 guests Maui Waui did not disappoint, and even though there were a few teething problems expected from a new festival location, we would highly recommend it to other families and are already planning to return with friends.

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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.

Read more…

Camp Bestival World Record

Camp Bestival Dorset has announced a major call out for festival goers to join a GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS™ title attempt for the Largest Disco Dance at the Dorset Jamboree this summer.

Read more…

Shindig moves to new location

We are so close to the 2022 festival season you can almost touch it.. we have already started on our costumes!

Shindig Festival is one of the first of the season, on 26th-29th May 2022. There hasn’t been a Shindig since 2019 so this makes it particularly special and we are excited it is finally back!

This year it moves to a new location, Dillington Estate, Somerset. The 16th Century house and hotel not only provides the backdrop but it is also exclusively for the use of festival goers. There are still rooms available, as well as several glamping options.

Read more…

Best Family Festivals 2022

festival kidz recommended stamp

It’s wonderful to see the festival calendar filling up. There are a few festivals taking the year off, but most are running again, and we’re incredibly excited about 2022.

So what are the best family festivals for 2022, as recommended by Festival Kidz parents?

Here are our favourites, our tried and tested. The festivals we return to year after year. These are the festivals we give our Festival Kidz recommended stamp of approval.

For all the family friendly festivals running this year, please go to our A-Z, Map and Calendar.


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. 

Read more…

In It Together 2022 Review

In It Together is a brand new festival for 2022 set in the heart of the Welsh valleys situated next to Mariam Park at Old Park Farm, Neath, Port Talbot.

Girl standing at entrance of In it together entrance
Read more…

Bluedot welcomes Tim Peake & Clangers!

The award-winning ‘out-of-this-world’ family festival announces UK’s pioneer astronaut plus Clangers and Brainiac Live

Tim Peake will headline the lineup for families at this year’s bluedot at Cheshire’s Jodrell Bank Observatory and we can’t wait.

image credit: Lucas Sinclair
Read more…

Maui Waui Review 2021

Maui Waui we love you! It’s been some years since we discovered a new festival and immediately felt at home. This perfectly formed little hidden gem ticked all the boxes for the whole family and we just adored it. A proper festival without the commercialism and rubbish of some these days, it just had that special authentic magic we haven’t found since saying goodbye to Festival Kidz favourite Blissfields.

The 8th Maui Waui was held at the festival’s new home of Hill Farm in Norfolk. Considering its tiny size of around 5,000 guests Maui Waui did not disappoint, and even though there were a few teething problems expected from a new festival location, we would highly recommend it to other families and are already planning to return with friends.

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