Towersey Festival

26th - 29th August 2022

Location: Claydon Estate, Buckinghamshire

Size: 5,000

Website: www.towerseyfestival.com

Towersey Festival is a well established folk festival held over the August Bank Holiday weekend. The UK’s longest running independent festival – family run since 1965 and leading the way on festival sustainability, discovery, and participation.

For 2022 the festival is moving to a new home at Claydon Estate. The new site offers gorgeous woodland and lakes and a beautiful backdrop to an already fabulous festival.

Towersey has one of the best kids activity programmes around. With dedicated kids venues holding activities throughout the weekend, along with activities right across the main site. The festival really does put family fun at the forefront of its agenda.

On top of that add a superb musical line up, story telling, games, film and much more. A packed timetable to keep everyone entertained over a long bank holiday weekend.

In their own words ‘A true community of music, creativity, friendship and fun’

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

26th - 29th August 2022

Location: Claydon Estate, Buckinghamshire

Size: 5,000

Website: www.towerseyfestival.com

Towersey Festival is a well established folk festival held over the August Bank Holiday weekend. The UK’s longest running independent festival – family run since 1965 and leading the way on festival sustainability, discovery, and participation.

For 2022 the festival is moving to a new home at Claydon Estate. The new site offers gorgeous woodland and lakes and a beautiful backdrop to an already fabulous festival.

Towersey has one of the best kids activity programmes around. With dedicated kids venues holding activities throughout the weekend, along with activities right across the main site. The festival really does put family fun at the forefront of its agenda.

On top of that add a superb musical line up, story telling, games, film and much more. A packed timetable to keep everyone entertained over a long bank holiday weekend.

In their own words ‘A true community of music, creativity, friendship and fun’

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…