Bluedot 2019 Review

One small step for man, one marvellous, muddy weekend for this Festival Kidz family. Joderell Bank observatory in Cheshire was recently declared a UNESCO world heritage site. It was also home to Bluedot 2019. The festival made full use of its unique setting, wrapping stages and activities around the gigantic Lovell radio telescope. Unsurprisingly, there […]

Bluedot Festival 2018 Review

Bluedot Festival is a celebration of intelligence, curiosity and wonder in all its forms. Scientists are on equal footing with rock stars and there were some beautiful moments where the two come together, such as watching Professor Tim O’Brien, Associate Director at Jodrell bank for Astrophysics interviewing Wayne Coyne, the frontman of psychedelic rock band […]

Bluedot 2017 Review

Less than 24 hours ago I was watching my son take a lightsaber lesson at the Jedi Fighting Academy with one of the cast of the Phantom Menace. And then a couple of hours later he got to ask David Prowse, the actor who plays Darth Vader, “did you get hot in your suit?”, using […]

Bluedot Festival

Parent Reviews: 2018, 2017 Bluedot Festival is an award-winning journey of discovery at the grounds of a deep space observatory. Set against a backdrop of the iconic Lovell Telescope at Jodrell Bank, Bluedot combines a truly stellar line-up of music with a ground-breaking programme of live science experiments, expert talks and immersive artworks. In an […]

Best Family Friendly Festivals 2019

People are always asking us which festival is the best! There’s no easy answer to this as everyone has their own favourites. Festivals have such a broad reach these days. There really is something for everyone. Do you want luxury or basic facilities, indie or world music, laid-back or party central? So before you dive […]

Let’s talk about waste

Over 60 independent UK music festivals have pledged to ban single-use plastic at their events by 2021. This is fantastic news and here at Festival Kidz we want to support them to make this happen. Many of our favourite events have taken the pledge. See the full list below.

North England: Best Family Festivals 2018

These are our writers’ favourite festivals in North England. For more festivals please see our special family friendly festival map. We know there are other amazing festivals that we are missing out – and we’re attempting to get our reviewers around as many festivals as we can. The festivals below are our tried and tested […]