Just So Festival is a 3 day boutique festival creatively aimed at children, young people and their families. The thing that makes Just So Festival truly magical and memorable is you, our intrepid festival explorers. We want to invite you all to bring your skills, talents and ideas to the curious world of Just So. If you can juggle, bring your juggling balls and show us what you can do. Bring your favourite stories and read them around the campfire circle. Bring your guitar, fiddle or just your favourite songs for music and singing in and around the site. This is a festival for you and your family, and the more of you that shines through, the better it will be.
There will be music, art, dance, nature activities, stories and theatre, a full lineup can be found here.
A magical experience of art, music and literature surrounded by beautiful landscape, every clearing an adventures, every family promised a great weekend within the woodland wonder.
Available via the main festival website, Or through phoning: 023 8071 1818
Tickets cost the following:
◾Weekend Adult with camping :: £110 face value (plus booking fee of £7.15) ◾Weekend Child with camping :: £50 face value (plus booking fee of £3.25) ◾Weekend Under 3s :: Free ◾Day Adult (Saturday or Sunday) :: £50 face value (plus booking fee of £3.25) ◾Day Child (Saturday or Sunday) :: £20 face value (plus booking fee of £1.30) ◾Campervan/caravan pass :: £40 ◾Programme :: £4
Children and Familiy Fqcilities
This festival has age specific activities, as well as a dedicated baby changing tent, with changing mats, nappies and wipes.
There is also a baby feeding boudoir where you can breasy and or bottle feed.
There is also a baby bathtime area.
If you have access requirements, including the need for a free personal assistant ticket, please book the rest of your tickets as usual. Then, when you have your booking reference number, please go to our website for our access requirements form, to either fill in online or to download as a word document to email or post.
We always hope for good weather! But please come prepared for all weather conditions!
We’re really happy in our home at Rode Hall Estate, we hope that we’ll be invited back for many years to come. Our aim is to leave no trace on the site and we’d be grateful if you would help us achieve this. This means putting your litter in the bin, and leaving your campsite just as you found it. Please take care not to wander into areas marked no entry and try not to disturb the wildlife on site.
First things first, if you are coming, you need to have booked in advance, and bring your tickets with you. There will be no tickets for sale at the gate so if you turn up without booking you will be turned away. The car park will open at 12 noon on Friday 21st August so that campers can arrive and get set up early. Wristband exchange will also open at 12. The gates into the festival will open at 2pm. Please do not arrive any earlier than noon as we can’t let you in and you will be asked to move on, so could start your festival experience by driving round in circles while you wait! Campers are welcome to stay on site until 11am on Monday 24th August, but we do ask that you are packed up and ready to hit the road by then. Day ticket holders are allowed to stay at the festival from 9am until late (as long as they don’t stay over), and the car park will open at 9am for day ticket holders on Saturday and Sunday. Nobody is permitted to sleep in the car park, in a tent, car, campervan or caravan. Campervans and caravans will be turned away unless you have booked a campervan/caravan spot directly with us in advance. Please try to keep the number of vehicles you bring to the festival to a minimum and help to reduce the impact of the festival on the environment and local communities. Getting here The correct festival address for everyone this year is Cricket Ground Entrance, Rode Hall Estate, Scholar Green, Cheshire, ST7 3QT. If you’ve been for the weekend before, take note! This is a different entrance than you’ve been used to. On arrival On arrival our stewards will direct you to a parking spot. Your ticket entitles you to free parking for the duration of the festival. Vehicles are left at your own risk. If you require a disabled parking spot please let us know in advance. There will be no vehicles allowed past the car park and into the festival site. Vehicle movement is prohibited on site throughout the festival, to keep all festival-goers, especially the small ones, safe. The camping is around a 5 minutes walk from the car park, we can’t guarantee that there will be volunteers available to help you carry your camping gear from the car park to the tent so you should plan to do this yourself and only bring what you can reasonably manage.
All children will be given a wristband on entry to the festival, with a space for a parent’s mobile telephone number. Please keep your phone with you. You can charge it up at the information tent. We suggest that families with older children make clear plans as a family when they arrive at the festival, with an agreed meeting place if you lose each other. If your children cannot find you, show them what our festival stewards look like so that they know who to approach (they’re the ones in the marvellous top hats). Lost children will be cared for by the registered child carers and can play and have fun while they wait for you at the lost child point. Give your children the same advice you would if you were anywhere else: don’t go off with strangers or anyone without telling you first.
The Just so festival outdoors, and offers fields, showers and toilets for you brave people with weekend camping tickets! The camping is in the beautiful parkland of Rode Hall Estate, there are no allocated pitches, if you wish to camp with friends please try and arrive together or the first to arrive can head for the biggest space and save room for friends. There will not be enough room for gazebo’s & canopies, please be aware of your fellow campers needs too. If families in tents want to camp with families in camper vans or caravans that’s fine they can go in the campervan/caravan field but please pitch your tents sensibly and keep an eye on your children in case of moving vehicles. There are toilets situated around the site and they are marked on the map. Your camping area may not be right next door to the loo, but should be no more than a five minute walk. The toilets are a mixture of portable loos and stand alone trailers with flushable loos. If you notice that toilets have run out of loo paper or are getting a bit dirty then please let a steward know. There are shower blocks with lovely hot water, which are marked on the map. If you have tiny tots, please see below for details of baby bathtime. There is a sink area for pot washing on near the showers as well as sinks for teeth brushing and washing.
If you’re more of a glamper than a camper, and love the idea of arriving to a beautiful furnished structure for you and your family to stay in over the festival weekend, we have a wonderful selection of yurts, bell tents and yurts. Staying in our stunning boutique camping area is a real treat, easing your way into the most memorable weekend. In 2015, boutique camping is right at the heart of the festival site. There is a short walk from the car park.
Please note, boutique camping prices do not include festival tickets. To find out more please head to our website.
Babies and toddlers
Lots of tiny tots are coming to the festival, and we are keen that their first festival is a pleasure for the whole family. You can find our lovely nappy-changing tent with mats, nappies and wipes in the peekaboo glade. This is also where you can find the baby–feeding boudoir, sponsored by Medela so mums can relax and breast or bottle feed their babies in relative peace. Bottle and food warmers can be plugged in and used in the Peekaboo Cafe we’ll provide a bottle warmer or bring your own. From 5-7 each evening, baby bathtime will take place in Peekaboo , with baby baths and bubbles. Please bring your own towel.
What to bring
As the festival takes place in woodland area, you can never go wrong with a pair of wellies. A coat and fluffy socks wont go a miss either! Some suggestions of what not to forget when camping with kids… Sunscreen, waterproofs, wellies, sunhat, warm blankets – it will probably get cold at night, waterproof picnic rug, transportation – a buggy (with a raincover) or sling, first aid kit, wipes, wipes and more wipes, nappies, anti-bacterial hand gel, bucket/travel potty – for midnight wees, torch, fancy dress. What not to bring: Any animals, glass, bikes, anything illegal, fireworks, kites, sound systems
- ATMs: On Site
- Phone Charging: bring your own charger (£2 fee) +Toilets +Showers +Food venders
Food and drink
You are very welcome to bring your own food and drink to the festival. Do not, however, bring any glass with you at all. Broken glass is very dangerous for kids and for animals who will be using the site and fields after the event. Leave all glass in the car, decant it into plastic bottles or pots or bin it. There are no exceptions. You can bring your own alcohol to consume in the camping areas but it is strictly prohibited to bring alcohol out of the camping glades into the activity glades or the social. There is a licensed bar available.
Volunteer or work
We at the Wild Rumpus LOVE volunteers! Just google Wild Rumpus Volunteers and search our website for all the information!