Towersey Festival

27th - 30th August 2021

Location: Towersey, near Thame in Oxfordshire

Size: 5,000

Website: www.towerseyfestival.com

Towersey Festival is a well established folk festival held over the August Bank Holiday weekend. This year the festival is going ahead as Pint-Sized Towersey. A small but perfectly formed Towersey Festival. A one off event for 2021.

The festival is moving to a new home at Claydon Estate for 2021. The new site offers gorgeous woodland and lakes and a beautiful backdrop to an already fabulous festival.

Pint-Sized Towersey has the potential to be socially distanced if required, is predominantly outside and has a massively reduced audience in order to have all the space that many of us may well want.

This years smaller festival offers a fantastic line up in addition to workshops, daily Ceilidhs (socially distanced if needed), Storytelling, Circus, Crafts, Games, Film  and more of the usual Towersey magic.

Read more…

Towersey 2019 Review

The last time I’d spent 5 nights at a festival was Glastonbury 2007; and I won’t pretend that I wasn’t a little bit daunted at the prospect of doing it with two children in tow. 
Read more…

Best Family Festivals 2014

Here are our top picks for 2014!

Now is a great time to start thinking about buying your festival tickets – most of the festivals offer ‘early bird’ prices, which means they are reduced if you book them early.

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. Read more…

Towersey Festival 2012 Review

Towersey Village Festival 2012

Parent Review submitted by Clairem (with a 3yr old)

General – Really great and so cheap compared to other festivals at £8 a day for the main showground and under 5’s free. Very safe as quite compact. Showground area is separate to the music venues (it costs more for full access to all the venues and for camping). I only went as a showground entrant but music sounded good. Liked the idea of it being a separate area as it made it very family safe and indeed there were a lot of young families.  It was warm to hot this year, but there were plenty of covered areas if it had rained.

Kid’s stuff – Great kids line up, Read more…

Top 15 Music Festivals for Under-5’s – 2012


Top Festivals for Babies and Toddlers 2012 (for 2013 – click HERE!)

For really young kids we tend to recommend smaller festivals, particularly if you are not an experienced festival-goer.  Smaller festivals have the dual advantage of not being so vast that a trip back to the tent for a forgotten dummy takes half the morning, and the stage areas are usually less crowded meaning you can get closer to the bands without fearing your little one getting accidentally trampled on or lost.  That said, smaller festivals often don’t have as much budget for children’s activities, so your choice will also depend a little on the level of laid-on entertainment that your family need.

It really is very hard to choose from all the festivals that take place in the UK each year. But if we have to narrow it down, our short-list of the best festivals to take your really little ones to goes a little like this:

Read more…

Towersey Festival

27th - 30th August 2021

Location: Towersey, near Thame in Oxfordshire

Size: 5,000

Website: www.towerseyfestival.com

Towersey Festival is a well established folk festival held over the August Bank Holiday weekend. This year the festival is going ahead as Pint-Sized Towersey. A small but perfectly formed Towersey Festival. A one off event for 2021.

The festival is moving to a new home at Claydon Estate for 2021. The new site offers gorgeous woodland and lakes and a beautiful backdrop to an already fabulous festival.

Pint-Sized Towersey has the potential to be socially distanced if required, is predominantly outside and has a massively reduced audience in order to have all the space that many of us may well want.

This years smaller festival offers a fantastic line up in addition to workshops, daily Ceilidhs (socially distanced if needed), Storytelling, Circus, Crafts, Games, Film  and more of the usual Towersey magic.

Read more…

Best Family Festivals 2014

Here are our top picks for 2014!

Now is a great time to start thinking about buying your festival tickets – most of the festivals offer ‘early bird’ prices, which means they are reduced if you book them early.

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. Read more…

Top 15 Music Festivals for Under-5’s – 2012


Top Festivals for Babies and Toddlers 2012 (for 2013 – click HERE!)

For really young kids we tend to recommend smaller festivals, particularly if you are not an experienced festival-goer.  Smaller festivals have the dual advantage of not being so vast that a trip back to the tent for a forgotten dummy takes half the morning, and the stage areas are usually less crowded meaning you can get closer to the bands without fearing your little one getting accidentally trampled on or lost.  That said, smaller festivals often don’t have as much budget for children’s activities, so your choice will also depend a little on the level of laid-on entertainment that your family need.

It really is very hard to choose from all the festivals that take place in the UK each year. But if we have to narrow it down, our short-list of the best festivals to take your really little ones to goes a little like this:

Read more…

Towersey 2019 Review

The last time I’d spent 5 nights at a festival was Glastonbury 2007; and I won’t pretend that I wasn’t a little bit daunted at the prospect of doing it with two children in tow. 
Read more…

Towersey Festival 2012 Review

Towersey Village Festival 2012

Parent Review submitted by Clairem (with a 3yr old)

General – Really great and so cheap compared to other festivals at £8 a day for the main showground and under 5’s free. Very safe as quite compact. Showground area is separate to the music venues (it costs more for full access to all the venues and for camping). I only went as a showground entrant but music sounded good. Liked the idea of it being a separate area as it made it very family safe and indeed there were a lot of young families.  It was warm to hot this year, but there were plenty of covered areas if it had rained.

Kid’s stuff – Great kids line up, Read more…