New Discoveries for 2019

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.

Image Credit: The Great Estate


The Great Estate

31st May – 2nd June 2019

The Great Estate
Image credit: The Great Estate

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.

Great Estate Line Up 2019

Weekend and day tickets still available, although it’s already 80% sold out.

Get further information and tickets from the festival website.


Woodlands Family Festival

7th – 9th June 2019

Woodlands festival EVENING STAGE
Image Credit: Woodlands Festival

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.

Get further information and tickets from the festival website.


Magical Festival

19th – 22nd July

Magical Festival
Image Credit: Magical Festival

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!

Magical Line Up 2019

Weekend and day tickets available.

Get further information and tickets from the festival website.


Maui Waui Festival

23rd-25th August 2019

Maui Waui stage band
Image Credit: Maui Waui

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!

Maui Waui Line Up 2019

Children 12 and under go free. Weekend and day tickets available.

Get further information and tickets from the festival website.


We’d love to know if you’ve been to any of these festivals already  

and what you thought of them!