Bluedot Festival 2023 Review

Have you seen the photos on social media recently, about the 2023 festival that could rival the famous “Year of the Mud” at Glasto 1997? Read on to hear about how our family experienced Bluedot 2023.

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.

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 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.

Bluedot Festival

Parent Reviews: 2022 2019, 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. […]

Best Family Friendly Festivals 2023

All the info on one page! These are our top picks for 2023, with the ticket prices, headliners and some of the activities on offer to help you choose. We have also added the themes to help you get to work on your costumes now! Festivals are listed in alphabetical order. All prices quoted are […]

VOTE! Festival Kidz Awards 2022

All the nominations are in and it’s time to VOTE! Please use this voting form to vote for your favourite family festivals, entertainers and traders, and tell us what it is that makes these so special to you! 

Festival Kidz Awards 2022

The Festival Kidz Awards are back, but with a difference! We asked all our writers to nominate festivals in three categories, to reflect the differing needs of the ages of our children. We have restricted the nominations so that festivals are only nominated in one category. We acknowledge that some of these festivals are excellent […]