Magical Festival


Location: BordeHill Gardens, Haywards Heath, RH17 5HP


Magical started out as a party of friends in 2016 and has expanded into a festival, opening to the public in 2018 for the first time.

Set on the beautiful Borde Hill Gardens in East Sussex, the line-up reflects the 90’s dance clubbing scene that the organisers grew up in.

Magical is a non profit company run by volunteers (our favourite kind!) and they also run free events throughout the year to benefit the community.

Magical Festival

From Magical’s founders:

“Magical is organised by a bunch of great friends who grew up in the 90’s dance scene. Now we’re all grown up, semi-sensible with many friends who who have kids. We’ve created Magical as a place for adults to come and enjoy uplifting music, dance and be inspired in a safe environment – which means they can bring kids along too.

Family Camping

Magical has a designated family camping area, at the furthest point away from the late-night music (on until 2am).

Magical Festival

Kids’ Activities

  • Kids dome with inspirational activities, arts & crafts, and fun times – primarily targeted at kids aged up to 12.
  • Big Fish Little Fish (2-4 hour party people – the ultimate family rave!)
  • Tiny Dancers (the biggest little party in town!)
  • Treasure hunt
  • Bouncy castle
  • Outdoor games
  • Wide open space for kids to run around
  • A few surprises along the way
  • Kids are welcome at all music stages (bring ear defenders!)

Make sure you bring your children’s (and your) swimsuits for the slip-and-slide!

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