Just before Covid hit we took the boys to the Cornbury music festival for the first time and had so much fun, it really was the perfect family festival; fun, friendly and most importantly, safe. We enjoyed ourselves so much that we are planning on going again this year when it returns from 8th – 10th July 2022.
If you have never done a festival as a family before then here are some key factors that you need to know about Cornbury and why it is perfect for your first family festival.
Why is Cornbury Music Festival perfect for families?
Well first and foremost when you check out the website there is a quote from Hugh Phillimore, the Founder of the festival that states
“Children are at the centre of this festival”
so there is absolutely no doubt that not only are children welcome but they are catered for too.
2. There is a designated area for the children
A whole area, a theme and specific activities for children means that there will most certainly be lots of children there which in turn means the parents can relax a little and let the kids enjoy their festival experience without worrying about what they may see or hear like they might if at a predominantly adult festival. It also means they are likely to make new friends which will only add to their festival experience.
But be warned, too much fun and they may catch the festival bug like mine did and want to return year after year!
3. The focus is not just music but also art and drama
Cornbury has a great mix of activities going on all weekend which are great for the kids to get involved with and try things they might not normally.
4. Cornbury cater for the really young festival goers
If you are taking tiny tots with you then you can take them to check out the
- Nursery Rhymes and Songs
- Balloon Modelling
- Face Painting sections
5. Activities are free
Unlike some festivals the children’s activities are included in your ticket price so you don’t need to worry about how many workshops or craft events they want to attend, which is a huge relief.
What does Cornbury Music Festival 2022 have in store?
THE MAGIC NUMBERS
FERRIS & SYLVESTER
ANDY FAIRWEATHER LOW
GET CAPE WEAR CAPE FLY
POLICE DOG HOGAN
BEANS ON TOAST
2 TONE ALL SKA
JOOLS HOLLAND & HIS RHYTHM & BLUES ORCHESTRA
WILLIAM THE CONQUEROR
STAKS WITH SPECIAL GUEST
FERRIS & SYLVESTER
Cornbury Music Festival runs from 8th 0- 10th July 2022 at Great Tew Park, near Chipping
Norton, Oxfordshire. For tickets and more information go to
Unfortunately this will be the last Cornbury Festival so if you are thinking of going make sure you grab your tickets and join us for “one last hurrah”.
If you like the idea of a family festival but want to start with day time only festivals then check out our reviews of the BBC summer festival in Liverpool and Cheshire Fest near Manchester. If you are planning on a full weekend camping festival like Cornbury bt don’t know what to pack then have a look at our family festival camping check list.
(We are being gifted tickets to Cornbury Music Festival in exchange for this post and a full review after the event.)