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Just So Festival 2021 is back next week.

Colour fight at Just So Festival
10 Aug 2021

The Just So Festival is back for 2021 next weekend with lots of fun in-store including a big Colour Fight. 

The award-winning Just So Festival returns to the stunning grounds of the Rode Hall Estate, Cheshire on 20th-22nd August 2021 offering a full weekend of family fun, with the final few tickets still available. 

Just So Festival, first began in 2009 and is dedicated solely to families offering the chance for outdoor fun to meet the imagination in a full-on cultural explosion. 

The festival is internationally known for its fun and out of the box events and the organisers, Wild Rumpus, have announced an outstanding line up including a Colour Fight inspired by the glorious and vibrant Holi Festival of Colour.

The Colour Fight will take place in the new Grand Central area and families can expect powders of all shades and hues flying through the air turning them into walking rainbows. 

Just So Festival entrance credit Teneight

Grand Central will also be home to The Great Just So Sports Day where kids and adults alike can show off their competitive side with a tug of war, a mums race and lots more traditional games and races; and a huge lantern parade. 

Families can also expect Bubble Hour’s Maypole Dancing, Lantern Making and board games and more on the Village Green. 

The chance to learn circus skills, watch the Jesters: Acrojou in a fun acrobat show as they skip, tumble, juggle and hula hoop and delight in StrongWomen Science’s shows astounding tricks and messy experiments in the Roll Up Roll Up area. 

Plus the chance to relax with a Gong Bath, take part in both Family and Laughter Yoga and make your own cardboard Harps in Shangri-La. 

David Gibb at Just So Festival credit Chris Payne

Also new for 2021 is The Observatory, an illuminated, celestial celebration of the planets and stars. Here attendees can discover the dazzling Starlight Bar with an indoor eating area and The New Curiosity Shop for an eclectic array of workshops with a sciency twist. There will also will be an immersive theatre show ‘Blockbuster Factory in Space’ featuring American Movie Director Martin Beilsperg and legendary playwright Charles Bexley Heath. 

Silent Disco with Our Kids Social Just So Festival credit Adventure Begins Photography

If that isn’t enough you can also enjoy outdoor film showings of family classics The Iron Giant, Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory and My Neighbour Totoro; listen to stories and join in songs around the woodland campfire, take part in a Midnight Feast, show your moves in the Silent Disco and listen to a whole host of live bands and take part in dance workshops at Footlights in their new location.  

Spellbound Forest by day Just So Festival credit Andrew Allcock

Younger festival-goers are not forgotten with Peekaboo, an area totally devoted to 0-4s and their grown-ups, featuring music, stories and messy play plus baby yoga, harp lullabies, dance classes and much more.

The Just So the tradition of joining your favourite animal team will return with the choice of foxes, frogs, owls, fish, stags, lions and bees. Dress up to get into the spirit and compete to win golden pebbles for their team, before coming together for the final parade and the crowning of the winning team.

Foxes Just So Festival credit Teneight

The lineup also features a whole host of world-class literature, arts, theatre, dance, music, comedy and creative pursuits. Attendees will witness magic and make-believe in abundance in an opulent woodland wonderland.

Just So creator’s Rowan Cannon and Sarah Bird’s mantra is “if we don’t give you goosebumps we’re not doing it right”.

Rowan and Sarah commented, “Things have been so tough for families recently. We have all missed the joy and happiness that festivals and the arts can provide. It’s exciting to be planning for this summer’s festival and we hope to make this year’s Just So the most amazing yet! We’ve listened carefully to what our festival-goers want including small, intimate experiences and some big unifying festival moments. One thing we all want right now is a sense of community and that makes Just So 2021 the most vital in our history.”

Being a small festival, capped at 1,000 families attending over three days, yet taking place in the extensive grounds and expansive parkland of Rode Hall means there is plenty of space for everyone to spread out and explore.

The last few weekend tickets for Just So Festival now remain and you can find more information and to book tickets see here. 

You can also check out our Mum On The Go review of Just So 2019 here. 

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