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30/12/2015

Summer highlight 2015 - Just So Festival

Just So Festival


I have mentioned our summer jaunt to the Just So Festival on the blog but at the end of each year I go through all my photos and reflect on the highlights of the year and realised due to being so busy over the summer with travels, adventures and a new baby that I never did a full and much deserved review post about this amazing family friendly festival.   


natural childhood


Over the summer we paired up with Mamas and Papas who had some super cool festival inspired clothing and accessories and they asked us which festival we would like to try, we always do one or two each year and had only heard positive things about Just So so it seemed like the obvious choice. We are so glad we picked it as even though it was further away than expected it was well worth the drive and cannot wait until August 2016 which we can go back, in fact Mr A refuses to take his wrist band off until we go again.


Just So Festival

festival fun


First of all the setting is perfect with lots of free range fun to be had running through long grass, squelching in mud, making fairy houses in the forest and listening to stories next to the camp fire. One of the highlights for Mr A was pirate training which he really enjoyed as well as learning how to balance stones and play the bongo's.


family festival fun

baby feeding tent


Unlike other festivals we have been to which were music based and basically adult festivals with family friendly features this was a festival for families where workshops, arts & crafts, adventures and storytelling had as much importance as the music. Baby G loved the sensory tent as well as being pampered in the baby bath tent with wonderful Weleda products provided for free. It was also Baby G's first experience of camping, well glamping in our case as we stayed in a bell tent and two out of three of the days were fairly dry except one night was a full on lighting storm which made for some exciting camping.


Just so festival

Just so festival


The festival was just the right size, not too big and not too small and plenty to do as well as catering options for all tastes, we especially liked the corn on the cob stand which provided the perfect savoury treat on the go, which we all gobbled down. When you purchase your tickets you are sent a guide and a CD before the festival, the CD contains songs from each one of the musicians performing over the weekend which is a great idea as all of us listen to the CD loads on the drive up and it got us into full festival mood.


Just so festival

leaf man


There is something so good for the soul when sitting around a campfire with people playing the bass and banjo's, singing, dancing with the ones you love and detaching yourself from everyday stresses. We are pretty seasoned festival goers and Just So is firmly placed on our top picks for family friendly festivals and cannot wait to go in 2016.





Festival tickets have already gone on sale and good news children under 3 go free all weekend and kids are only £50. Do check out the little festival highlight vlog we put together




Thanks so Mamas and Papas and Just So Festival for inviting us

21 comments:

  1. I saw this festival advertised and thought it looked good. Will have to make an effort to go next year. Love the pictures x

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  2. I was talking to my husband last night about going to a festival in 2016. This one sounds great x

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  3. Wow this is beautiful what a great traditional festival. The photography is dreamy here I love it!

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  4. Looks like such a fun family friendly festival to attend!

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  5. This looks like a fun day out! Makes me miss the sunshine! Love your dungarees x

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  6. This looks fantastic! I've been eyeing up Green Man as Iris's first festival, but maybe this would be better. I hope I can make the money stretch to a festival this year!

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  7. What a gorgeous family you have and what a wonderful time you all had:-)

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  8. I've never been to a festival before, this one looks great for families my daughter would love it!

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  9. This looks like such a great festival and your photos are just amazing, wow x

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  10. This looks so great - I want to go to our festival this year. Lovely photos of you all. Happy New Year! Kaz x

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  11. I love how family friendly this all looks. Such a great highlight xxx

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  12. Ahh you're making me crave summer so bad!! I must try to get to Just So this year (THIS YEAR! 2016 argh!). x

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  13. This looks like a great festival for kids and families, it's amazing how many now really focus on the kids as well as the music. Mr A looks like he had a blast learning to be a true pirate and Baby G looks so relaxed, especially considering you guys were glamping. I can definitely see why you're keen to get back again this year. Thanks for linking up with me on Country Kids.

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  14. This looks like a great festival for kids and families, it's amazing how many now really focus on the kids as well as the music. Mr A looks like he had a blast learning to be a true pirate and Baby G looks so relaxed, especially considering you guys were glamping. I can definitely see why you're keen to get back again this year. Thanks for linking up with me on Country Kids.

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  15. This looks amazing. I remember seeing your Instagram photos at the time and thinking how fab it looked. Glad you enjoyed it so much x

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  16. I was put off festivals for life by the muddy horrors of Glastonbury in the late 90's (urgh) but this looks so lovely it's even tempting me to think about one next year! I think my children would love it, especially as F's walking now x

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  17. I really think I need to take my children camping to a festival - this is probably the best review of one that suits my family's needs I have read yet - thanks for sharing.

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  18. Ooh festivals...these lovely photos are making me think about summer and how we're now on the downward slope to spring (sort of). I can't wait for a bit of sunshine and warmer days now! xx

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  19. This is up there on my summer to do list for 2016. Looks FAB!

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  20. Happy New Year!

    Gorgeous photos, it looks like a great festival. Oh how I wish it was summer!

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  21. Looks like a great festival for the kiddos! I haven't yet been to a festival with mine, but this one really looks promising with all the children's workshops and family-friendly features! x #CountryKids

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