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.
The Great Estate
31st May – 2nd June 2019
Beautiful Cornwall is the home to the wildly eccentric The Great Estate Festival, which Lisa M is excited to try for the first time this May.
Highlights include cabaret in Madam Wong’s House of Wrongs, The Secret Gin Garden and of course, The Playground for the children. Here they will find traditional fairground rides, skate ramps and crafts galore.
Comedy, workshops, talks and some great headliners including James and The Craig Charles Funk and Soul Show, mean this should be a fantastic experience catering to all ages.
Weekend and day tickets still available, although it’s already 80% sold out.
Woodlands Family Festival
7th – 9th June 2019
Sarah is hoping to go to Woodlands Family Festival. Woodlands is a small, family-friendly event in Kent run in aid of charity. The Alzheimer’s Society and Macmillan Cancer Support are the receivers so you will be helping while you’re having fun!
Spend time with your family and friends making some summer memories not to be forgotten whilst supporting some excellent causes.
Children 3 and under go free. 2019 line up is yet to be announced. Day tickets available.
19th – 22nd July
Naomi can’t wait to relive her heady 90’s dance days at Magical Festival in East Sussex this July.
Magical is a non-profit company run by volunteers. Their vision was to create a space where grown ups could dance, be uplifted and inspired.
Children can take part in a treasure hunt, outdoor games and even a family rave. Glow-sticks at the ready!
Weekend and day tickets available.
Maui Waui Festival
23rd-25th August 2019
Priding itself on creativity and fabulous art and extravagant decor, Maui Waui in Suffolk looks as though it has all the makings of a new Festival Kidz favourite.
Small enough to manage with kids but large enough not get bored, 5 stages offer a mix of electro swing, gypsy swing, reggae, folk and lots of other music alongside cabaret, circus and street performers.
And most importantly, there’s plenty of dressing up!
Children 12 and under go free. Weekend and day tickets available.
We’d love to know if you’ve been to any of these festivals already
and what you thought of them!