Getting ready for Just So 2017

just so review 2016 stags

We had so much fun at last year’s Just So festival, we’ve literally been counting down until it is time to go again this year! The kids and I had a fabulous weekend {despite the rain}, caught some great bands, practiced circus skills, took part in the tribal tournament. Even wet and soggy we had enough fun for us to want to go back. Now in it’s 8th year, the multi award-winning family arts festival offers a magical experience where art, music and literature are embedded and entwined in a beautiful and wondrous landscape. There is a broad range of musical, theatrical, and visual performances, workshops and installations all in a safe, natural and magical setting. With the festival just one month from today, and they’ve just revealed their full line up. There is so much to do, I’m not sure how we’ll fit everything in that we’ve marked as “must do’s”!

We were excited to find they’ve added three new areas for 2017 – Silver Screen {cinema}, The Social Barn {food including a Jelly Fight and Insect Eating eep!} and The Week Junior Forgotten Courtyard. I’m quite eager to try out the ukelele workshop and the choir anyone can join! There’s also an outdoor cinema showing old movies which would be amazing to catch {kids permitting}.

My girls have been debating all year as to what tribe they want to be in this year {last year we were a split mix of foxes and stags}, and we were excited to find out there was a new tribe this year – the bees! We’ve been watching the tribal leaders videos to see which tribe we think we should join in with.

The Forgotten Courtyard is an area for children aged 8 and older, that’s being hosted in association The Week Junior magazine. It will provide a creative space for kiddos to stretch their knowledge of the world around them through challenging and exhilarating workshops, provocations, debates, and talks. I know my older two will love this space! They’re also hoping to catch some of the sessions with a few children’s authors over the weekend too.

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There really is so much to do, and plenty to appeal to every member of the family. The setting of Rode Hall Estate, Cheshire is perfect – beautiful and magical, and you feel like you’re in another world. There is still time to get yourself some tickets if you are looking for some summer holiday fun.

Tickets are priced at £140 for an adult’s weekend ticket, £50 for a child’s weekend ticket {with under 3’s going free}, £50 for an adult’s day ticket and £20 for a child’s day ticket.  To book visit

We have received free tickets to this years Just So Festival, in exchange for promotion, all thoughts are our own.


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