Chagstock Festival

Its location in the heart of rural Dartmoor, spectacular views yet only three minutes from the A30! Chagstock was born in 2003, by some like minded people who through a massive party in a garden. Just over a decade on, it has transformed into a sell out 5000 capacity festival spread over 70 acres on Whiddon Down, always with a choice line up that attracts a great crowd.

Best Family Festivals 2020

Festival Kidz Recommended 2020 StampHere are our favourites, our tried and tested. The festivals we return to year after year. These are the festivals we give our Festival Kidz recommended stamp of approval.

So what are the best family festivals for 2020, as recommended by Festival Kidz parents?

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Chagstock 2018 Review

The build up to the summer festival season was pretty fraught. Sports days, parents’ evenings and school trips all needed to be juggled between trying to pack quicker than the toddler could unpack. Then of course there was my annual panic about how on earth to fit all our camping gear in the car. But once school was out we crammed Evelyn (9), Martha (5) and Ada (1) into the back seat, applied a bit of brute force to the roof box and headed off down the A303 to kick off our festival season at Chagstock in Devon.

It was our first time there, and after those hectic, end of term weeks, it turned out to be exactly what we needed.  

Chagstock 2018 wandering performers

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South West England: Best Family Festivals 2018

The South West of England – wild and hilly with spectacular views. These three festivals are very different but one thing that they all share is you will get plenty of fresh air and exercise. And if you have a children’s festival wagon – make sure you put in a bit of training before you go!

For more festivals please see our special family friendly festival map.

We know there are other amazing festivals that we are missing out – and we’re attempting to get our reviewers around as many festivals as we can. The festivals below are our tried and tested choices, ones our writers go back to year after year.

Read more…

Chagstock 2017 Review

It was wet and cold but at Chagstock I saw only happy faces. People had come to enjoy themselves and that’s what they did.

Read more…

Win tickets to Chagstock 2017

Chagstock 2014

We’ve got another great competition for you. One lucky Festival Kidz reader will be winning tickets to see The Shires and Soul II Soul and plenty of other brilliant bands, and to witness the amazing Slamboree at Chagstock 2017 this July.

Read more…

Accessibility at Festivals

Most festivals do what they can to be accessible to as many as possible. After all, they want to be popular, and to exclude people from attending would obviously result in less ticket sales!

Read more…

Chagstock 2015 Review

This is a lovely little festival in a great location with gorgeous views of the surrounding Dartmoor countryside. It’s a small festival with a great deal of local influence and the organisers have clearly realised that they can get the crowd that they want by booking The Levellers and New Model Army – seasoned festival goers with a chilled out, friendly attitude. Read more…

Chagstock 2014 Review

Chagstock 2014

As the 18th of July approached there was a severe weather warning across the whole of the south west. Fears of thunder and lightning were so heightened that the organisers of Chagstock Festival in Devon had to take to their website and facebook page to reassure people that the festival was definitely not cancelled, contrary to rumours. Read more…

Chagstock Festival

Its location in the heart of rural Dartmoor, spectacular views yet only three minutes from the A30! Chagstock was born in 2003, by some like minded people who through a massive party in a garden. Just over a decade on, it has transformed into a sell out 5000 capacity festival spread over 70 acres on Whiddon Down, always with a choice line up that attracts a great crowd.

Chagstock 2018 Review

The build up to the summer festival season was pretty fraught. Sports days, parents’ evenings and school trips all needed to be juggled between trying to pack quicker than the toddler could unpack. Then of course there was my annual panic about how on earth to fit all our camping gear in the car. But once school was out we crammed Evelyn (9), Martha (5) and Ada (1) into the back seat, applied a bit of brute force to the roof box and headed off down the A303 to kick off our festival season at Chagstock in Devon.

It was our first time there, and after those hectic, end of term weeks, it turned out to be exactly what we needed.  

Chagstock 2018 wandering performers

Read more…

Chagstock 2017 Review

It was wet and cold but at Chagstock I saw only happy faces. People had come to enjoy themselves and that’s what they did.

Read more…

Accessibility at Festivals

Most festivals do what they can to be accessible to as many as possible. After all, they want to be popular, and to exclude people from attending would obviously result in less ticket sales!

Read more…

Chagstock 2014 Review

Chagstock 2014

As the 18th of July approached there was a severe weather warning across the whole of the south west. Fears of thunder and lightning were so heightened that the organisers of Chagstock Festival in Devon had to take to their website and facebook page to reassure people that the festival was definitely not cancelled, contrary to rumours. Read more…

Best Family Festivals 2020

Festival Kidz Recommended 2020 StampHere are our favourites, our tried and tested. The festivals we return to year after year. These are the festivals we give our Festival Kidz recommended stamp of approval.

So what are the best family festivals for 2020, as recommended by Festival Kidz parents?

Read more…

South West England: Best Family Festivals 2018

The South West of England – wild and hilly with spectacular views. These three festivals are very different but one thing that they all share is you will get plenty of fresh air and exercise. And if you have a children’s festival wagon – make sure you put in a bit of training before you go!

For more festivals please see our special family friendly festival map.

We know there are other amazing festivals that we are missing out – and we’re attempting to get our reviewers around as many festivals as we can. The festivals below are our tried and tested choices, ones our writers go back to year after year.

Read more…

Win tickets to Chagstock 2017

Chagstock 2014

We’ve got another great competition for you. One lucky Festival Kidz reader will be winning tickets to see The Shires and Soul II Soul and plenty of other brilliant bands, and to witness the amazing Slamboree at Chagstock 2017 this July.

Read more…

Chagstock 2015 Review

This is a lovely little festival in a great location with gorgeous views of the surrounding Dartmoor countryside. It’s a small festival with a great deal of local influence and the organisers have clearly realised that they can get the crowd that they want by booking The Levellers and New Model Army – seasoned festival goers with a chilled out, friendly attitude. Read more…