Shindig moves to new location

We are so close to the 2022 festival season you can almost touch it.. we have already started on our costumes!

Shindig Festival is one of the first of the season, on 26th-29th May 2022. There hasn’t been a Shindig since 2019 so this makes it particularly special and we are excited it is finally back!

This year it moves to a new location, Dillington Estate, Somerset. The 16th Century house and hotel not only provides the backdrop but it is also exclusively for the use of festival goers. There are still rooms available, as well as several glamping options.

The Kids Kingdom has expanded and has a huge number of free activities. This year it will house a skate ramp, crazy golf course, kids cinema and plenty of inflatable fun. You can book clay-modelling workshops with Aardman, drumming sessions with Jamba de Samba and make clothes from scrap materials. Festival Kidz’ favourites, Flying Seagull Project, will also return.

Kids Kingdom is available from 9am until 5pm daily with a performance show from 5-6pm. For the parents that want to stay up, bands are on till late in The Dig Inn and SS Nautylicious or funk lovers can head over to Ghetto Funk where the party will be starting from 8pm every night. Also, kid-friendly films will be shown in the Cinema daily until 10pm.


This year’s fancy dress theme is Mardi Gras, so lots of sequins, feathers and beads.

festival kidz recommended stamp

We rate Shindig highly for the balance of an excellent family offering with decent activities for the children, and entertainment for adults who still want a proper festival, with good music and dancing.

And kids 12 and under go free!

We were so impressed with it in 2019 that we awarded it our Festival Kidz 2022 recommended stamp. Have a look at our reviews here. See you on the dance floor!

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