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. […]

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 […]

Best Family Festivals 2022

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 […]

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 […]