Boy reading book in hammock at Timber Festival

5 Family-Friendly Festivals in the Midlands, 2019

AD – We have been invited as guests to Just So & Timber in exchange for coverage. All thoughts and opinions are honest and our own.

Here at “Typical Mummy” we love a family-friendly. A few days to just get lost in magic, fun and wonder; to spend quality time together as a family; and to relax, renew and refresh. There are plenty of family-orientated festivals all around the country which a family orientated, but as we’re based in the Midlands here are 5 of the best that are close to us.

Just So

We would describe Just So as the ultimate family-friendly festival! With restful, magical areas of woodland; dance workshops; wonderful music and theatre performances; and loads of different family friendly activities – the list is endless! It really is a fabulous experience and we HIGHLY recommend it! We are so lucky to have been invited to Just So, 2019 and you can check out our preview post here and last year’s review here. We can’t wait!

When & Where?

Just So Festival 2019 will take place at Rode Hall Estate, Scholar Green, Cheshire, ST7 3QT on 16/17/18 August 2019. For more information and to book tickets visit

Just So Festival Entrance
Photo Credit: TenEight


Nozstock is a music and arts festival in the Hidden Valley of rural Herefordshire. The organisers describe it as “a blissful family festival that caters to all ages with activities that little ones can enjoy as well as entertainment for teens, students, seasoned festivalites, party-starters and grandparents.” With artists from all genres of music and performance and a specific “Little Wonderland Kids” area where kids and parents can have lots of fun together, Nozstock looks like great fun for all the family to enjoy! Jemma from Thimble & Twig certainly enjoyed her first Nozstock experience last year. You can read her review here.

When & Where?

Nozstock takes place from the 18th-21st July at the Rowden Paddocks, Bromyard, Herefordshire, HR7 4LS. For more information and to book tickets visit

Nozstock Family Friendly Festival Image
Image Credit: Thimble and Twig


If you’re a family that enjoys live music from more famous bands and artists, Splendour looks like a great festival to add to your diary. With artists such as the Manic Street Preachers, Rag ‘n’ Bone Man, All Saints, The Specials and Ash, to name but a few, you’ll be dancing till the sun goes down! Specifically for children there will be fairground rides, live entertainment and a free, dedicated kids area. More details on specific workshops and activities for kids will be announced closer to the event.

When & Where?

Splendour takes place on Saturday 20th July at Wollaton Hall, Wollaton, Nottingham, NG8 1BT. For more information and to book tickets visit

Festival Image


The Gloworm Festival is a 2 day festival specifically aimed at families with children ages 0-13, although there will be lots for teenagers and grown-ups to enjoy too. You can see favourite TV stars such as Mr Bloom (who all Mums have a secret crush on…or is it just me?!) Chase & Skye from Paw Patrol, Cook and Line from Swashbuckle, Mister Maker and more! There will be performances from Noasis (Oasis Tribute band), Take@That (The UK’s No.1 tribute to Take That) and a Coldplay tribute band, Ultimate Coldplay ; a “Great Outdoors” section with Fearne and Rory from CBeebies; a fairground, and lots more!

When & Where?

Gloworm takes place on 17th & 18th August at Thoresby Park, Newark, Nottinghamshire, NG22 9EQ. For more information and to book tickets visit

Timber Festival Image


For a fabulously chilled-out, mindful, zen-filled experience, look no further than Timber Festival. We absolutely LOVED our Timber experience last year and are so excited to have been invited back this year. Music, stories, lessons, shows, workshops, forest skills, films, circus skills, woodland games and more – with a focus on nature, the outdoors and the environment and based in the beautiful setting of the National Forest. Absolutely perfect. You can read our Timber Festival Review from 2018 here.

When & Where?

Timber takes place at Fearnedock,in the heart of the National Forest on the Leicestershire/Derbyshire border on 5th, 6th & 7th July.

Timber Festival Stage

Are you heading to any family-friendly festivals this Summer or do you fancy visiting any of the above after reading this post? Let us know in the comments below!

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