Reviews: 2018, 2017 & 2016.
The perfect festival to kickstart the season – mellow WOOD packs a significant punch with fascinating talks, brilliant workshops and a superb atmosphere for kids.
Tiny, intimate, folky, chilled and incredibly friendly festival with lots of hands-on workshops for all the family.
Wood say: “Our mission is to build community and connection, celebrate creativity and craft, and become aware of our place in nature. We aim to create a safe place where children (and adults) can be free to explore;
We aim to run our event on 100% renewable energy, and to recycle and reuse our waste products where possible.
26th - 28th July 2019
Location: Hill Farm, Church Lane, Steventon, Oxon, OX13 6SW
Truck Festival is a reasonably priced back to basics affair, under the management of another great little festival, Y Not in Derbyshire. Expect great music from smaller bands – no million pound headliners, but fantastic new discoveries and hand-picked gems.
Big brother of the intimate eco-friendly Wood Festival.
Kid’s (and parent’s favourite!) musician Nick Cope performed at Truck in 2013. We caught up with Nick and the kidz asked him all about becoming a musician… click here for the full interview, it certainly made us chuckle.
Dedicated family field with kid’s activities and entertainment.
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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…
When you arrive at a festival and immediately feel as though you’ve come home, you know it’s got something special. Wood Festival feels like that to us.
These are our writers’ favourite festivals in the Midlands. 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…
When I heard that Wood Festival had sold out for the first time ever, I was really happy for the small team of hardworking organisers. My only concern was whether the intimate, spacious little festival would be able to cope and be just as fantastic as last year at maximum capacity?
All of our writers are festival veterans with more festivals under their belts than they can count! So which festivals are they excited about this year?
“This might be the best festival we all go to all summer!” proclaimed Sam Lee, folk superstar, during his headline Sunday night set at Wood 2016 Festival. As the communal fire burned, the sun shone low in the sky upon the living roof of the solar-powered stage, and Sam Lee’s traditional folk songs drifted over the woodland setting, it was hard to disagree.
Small, safe and very friendly – Wood is a wonderful place for families
Wood is a charming little festival, set on a beautiful campsite. It’s a safe place for children to explore, try their hands at new skills, and climb in the trees.
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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.
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