If you’ve followed my blog for a while, you’ll know what a superfan I am of the marvellous, fantabulous, enchanting, fantastical Just So Festival. This year will be our fourth time at the festival, and the whole family’s excitement is already building as we plan our return to the land of imagination, fun and magic. I get butterflies just thinking about it. Whether you’re a seasoned festival-goer, or a complete novice, Just So delivers. Here are a few reasons you should consider grabbing your tickets now, as I know it won’t be long before they sell out (as they do every year).
- The beautiful location on the parkland of the Rode Hall Estate (Cheshire) means there’s plenty of space for kids to run about and explore, and the site never ever feels overwhelming and crowded. Think big fields, meadows, woodland and even a lake.
- The campsite is well-equipped – the toilets are cleaned really frequently, and I always manage to grab a hot shower everyday (even if I do wait until there’s no queues in the afternoon).
- The festival has the most incredibly friendly and intimate atmosphere, which means the kids can get right up close to fully immerse themselves in all the performances.
- There are great food options if you don’t fancy cooking at your tent. Our family favourites include the stone-baked pizzas, corn on the cobs, flatbreads and ice-cream from the vintage van.
- The programme is packed to bursting with stuff for the whole family to enjoy, from open-air theatre to comedy, acrobatics to campfire songs, dance workshops to pillow fights. The performers become familiar faces, as some are often there year after year (with different shows and sets), so you look forward to seeing again.
- Mindful of the fact that the festival is packed with young families, the programme finishes at 11pm, and the campsite is quiet while everyone catches up on sleep ready for the next day’s activities.
- The Tribal Tournament adds a great element of fun and community, whether you enjoy dressing up or not.