Into the Trees

11th - 13th September 2020

Location: Pippingford Park, Nutley, East Sussex, TN22 3HW

Website: www.into-the-trees.co.uk

Into the Trees is the baby sister mini festival of Festival Kidz favourite Elderflower Fields.

It is a great value way of enjoying the woods for the whole family with a huge array of forest and field activities. Into the Trees provides a fantastic opportunity to journey into the woodlands exploring ways to work, play and learn within the leaves, branches and trunks. Read more…

Elderflower Fields

22nd - 25th May 2020

Location: Ashdown Forest, Sussex

Size: 5000

Website: www.elderflowerfields.co.uk

Elderflower Fields is a small, independent festival, created in 2012 by a small team of friends and set within the stunning private grounds and magical woodland of Pippingford Park in the Ashdown Forest – the perfect environment for kids and grown-ups to fully escape for the weekend.

Read more…

Elderflower Fields 2019 Review

With Evelyn (9), Martha (6) and Ada (2)

We have always wanted to visit Elderflower Fields. But we always seem to have something on over the first weekend of the May half term. This year the stars of our many online calendars finally aligned. When school finished we jumped in the car and headed straight to Sussex. Even the weather seemed to be on side with the forecast dry, warm and sunny all weekend.

Read more…

Best Family Friendly Festivals 2019

People are always asking us which festival is the best!

There’s no easy answer to this as everyone has their own favourites.

Festivals have such a broad reach these days. There really is something for everyone. Do you want luxury or basic facilities, indie or world music, laid-back or party central?

So before you dive in and buy tickets…

Read more…

Elderflower Fields 2018 review

Elderflower Fields review from guest writer Christine and family.

We rocked up at Elderflower Fields and were bowled over by the beautiful views. There were lots of happy children climbing trees and excitedly observing a resident vole family they’d found. We immediately felt relaxed and the cares of every day life just drifted away.

Read more…

South England: Best Family Festivals 2018

These are our writers’ favourite festivals in South England. Festival-goers down south have lots to choose from ranging from small and laid back to exciting and busy – it depends what you’re into!

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

Read more…

Elderflower Fields 2017 Review

Elderflower Fields continues to get better and better – a truly magical woodland adventure.

We have been massively excited in the run up to Elderflower Fields this year as it always feels like the start of summer. Last year’s weather was a bit amiss so we decided to go all out and hire a motor home. Typically, the run up to the festival this year predicted the first May heat wave! We have been to Elderflower Fields before but it seems to be growing and growing in popularity with the festival fully selling out at a 5000 capacity well before the event.

Read more…

Elderflower Fields 2016 Review

EF1Camping in half term is a family favourite event for us and this year we were even more excited than usual as we were off to Elderflower Fields; a family focused festival full of activities for the kids in beautiful Sussex countryside.

The festival is currently in its 5th year and has a capacity of 3000 which means it’s small and feels totally safe and friendly rather than some of the bigger festivals I have been to in my younger days. Based at Pippingford Park, an idyllic Sussex country estate less than an hour from home for us. Bonus!

Read more…

Elderflower Fields 2015 Review

Elderflower Fields 2015We all enjoyed Elderflower Fields 2015. The Sussex location was idyllic, far-reaching views, mature trees, beautiful woods with ponds and bluebells; we couldn’t spot any elderflower though, maybe it was a bit early?
Read more…

Best Family Festivals 2015

CIAF 2014


Here are our top picks for 2015!

Whether a festival is good for you depends on what music you’re into and what other things you like doing at festivals, as well as the age of your kids. If you are new to festivals with kids, you may want to read our guide to Choosing the right Family-Friendly Festival.

We have included our affiliate links in the listings – if you click “Buy Tickets Now” you will go straight to the ticket page for your chosen festival. You will not pay anything for this but the festival will give us a small commission to keep Festival Kidz up and running – so please use them!

Read more…

Into the Trees

11th - 13th September 2020

Location: Pippingford Park, Nutley, East Sussex, TN22 3HW

Website: www.into-the-trees.co.uk

Into the Trees is the baby sister mini festival of Festival Kidz favourite Elderflower Fields.

It is a great value way of enjoying the woods for the whole family with a huge array of forest and field activities. Into the Trees provides a fantastic opportunity to journey into the woodlands exploring ways to work, play and learn within the leaves, branches and trunks. Read more…

Elderflower Fields 2019 Review

With Evelyn (9), Martha (6) and Ada (2)

We have always wanted to visit Elderflower Fields. But we always seem to have something on over the first weekend of the May half term. This year the stars of our many online calendars finally aligned. When school finished we jumped in the car and headed straight to Sussex. Even the weather seemed to be on side with the forecast dry, warm and sunny all weekend.

Read more…

Elderflower Fields 2018 review

Elderflower Fields review from guest writer Christine and family.

We rocked up at Elderflower Fields and were bowled over by the beautiful views. There were lots of happy children climbing trees and excitedly observing a resident vole family they’d found. We immediately felt relaxed and the cares of every day life just drifted away.

Read more…

Elderflower Fields 2017 Review

Elderflower Fields continues to get better and better – a truly magical woodland adventure.

We have been massively excited in the run up to Elderflower Fields this year as it always feels like the start of summer. Last year’s weather was a bit amiss so we decided to go all out and hire a motor home. Typically, the run up to the festival this year predicted the first May heat wave! We have been to Elderflower Fields before but it seems to be growing and growing in popularity with the festival fully selling out at a 5000 capacity well before the event.

Read more…

Elderflower Fields 2015 Review

Elderflower Fields 2015We all enjoyed Elderflower Fields 2015. The Sussex location was idyllic, far-reaching views, mature trees, beautiful woods with ponds and bluebells; we couldn’t spot any elderflower though, maybe it was a bit early?
Read more…

Elderflower Fields

22nd - 25th May 2020

Location: Ashdown Forest, Sussex

Size: 5000

Website: www.elderflowerfields.co.uk

Elderflower Fields is a small, independent festival, created in 2012 by a small team of friends and set within the stunning private grounds and magical woodland of Pippingford Park in the Ashdown Forest – the perfect environment for kids and grown-ups to fully escape for the weekend.

Read more…

Best Family Friendly Festivals 2019

People are always asking us which festival is the best!

There’s no easy answer to this as everyone has their own favourites.

Festivals have such a broad reach these days. There really is something for everyone. Do you want luxury or basic facilities, indie or world music, laid-back or party central?

So before you dive in and buy tickets…

Read more…

South England: Best Family Festivals 2018

These are our writers’ favourite festivals in South England. Festival-goers down south have lots to choose from ranging from small and laid back to exciting and busy – it depends what you’re into!

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

Read more…

Elderflower Fields 2016 Review

EF1Camping in half term is a family favourite event for us and this year we were even more excited than usual as we were off to Elderflower Fields; a family focused festival full of activities for the kids in beautiful Sussex countryside.

The festival is currently in its 5th year and has a capacity of 3000 which means it’s small and feels totally safe and friendly rather than some of the bigger festivals I have been to in my younger days. Based at Pippingford Park, an idyllic Sussex country estate less than an hour from home for us. Bonus!

Read more…

Best Family Festivals 2015

CIAF 2014


Here are our top picks for 2015!

Whether a festival is good for you depends on what music you’re into and what other things you like doing at festivals, as well as the age of your kids. If you are new to festivals with kids, you may want to read our guide to Choosing the right Family-Friendly Festival.

We have included our affiliate links in the listings – if you click “Buy Tickets Now” you will go straight to the ticket page for your chosen festival. You will not pay anything for this but the festival will give us a small commission to keep Festival Kidz up and running – so please use them!

Read more…