18th - 20th August 2023
Location: Rode Hall Estate, Scholar Green, Cheshire, ST7 3QT
” Just So Festival is such a magical place that I feel like I’m in a dream and lost in a book all at the same time!” – Teya (aged 10)
Just So is a small, weekend-long festival of creativity aimed at children, young people and their families. It’s an opportunity for families to share in the most fundamental of life’s pleasures: good old-fashioned fun!
What makes Just So Festival unique?
Just So Festival is all about families, where everyone gets dressed up and messes around in the woods singing and playing instruments. It is utterly magical.
An annual, intimate (5,000), weekend-long camping festival that showcases the best art, music, literature, comedy and theatre for families in woodland clearings, rolling parkland, arboreal amphitheatres and lakeside settings in the Rode Hall Estate, Cheshire.
The family festival experience includes family camping, nice loos, baby changing tents with changing mats, a breast-feeding boudoir, an area with electricity points for bottle warmers and sterilisers, baby bathtime, a bedtime tent and more.
Head to The Social for the Just So tradition of the literary-inspired and fun filled Midnight Feast. Held at Midnight, with beautiful stories from Ian Douglas, songs from David Gibb and other night time shenanigans, children should start persuading the grown-ups that they should be allowed to stay up round about now.
Carnival of the Animals
The Village Green is the location for the Carnival of the Animals. The Fox, Frog, Owl, Fish, Stag and Lion tribes compete in games and unexpected shenanigans. Find your tribe on festival Sunday and take part in the parade, a Just So highlight.
The Peekaboo garden, (for 0-4s) in Just So is dedicated to babies and the very young. Experience some huge adventures for little people connecting us to our natural world.
The organisers of this boutique family festival have been overwhelmed by how many babies are attending the event and have responded with inspired programming and great facilities for their very youngest festival goers (and their parents!).
And there’s more…
Wonderful circus acts, street theatre, immersive theatre, inspirational arts and crafts and plenty of opportunity for free play and exploration and EVERYTHING is family-friendly.
Accessibility and Facilities
The site is buggy friendly but a sling will come in handy for anyone wanting to explore the woods in depth.
Rode Park is a beautiful, natural environment, with lots of mysterious woodland to explore, beautiful parkland for camping, and a great lake. There are tons of secret and enchanting nooks, crannies and corners just waiting to be turned into a fantastical playground for the whole family to explore and enjoy together – not to mention a giant sandpit!
There is plenty of beautiful parkland for camping, where you will be able to spread out and camp with your friends.
This really is the most family-oriented, magical, beautiful and creative family festival of them all.
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Just So Festival is produced by Wild Rumpus Community Interest Company – a not-for-profit social enterprise.