We’re Going To Big Family Festival 2017!

We're Going To Big Family Festival 2017!


Award-Nominated Big Family Festival Returns For Even Bigger And Better Second Year


Okay, we didn’t go last year, but we are so excited to have been invited to their event this year. Yippy! I haven’t told the kids yet – as I wanted to be a BIG surprise! It will also be our first camping trip as a family as well. Just thinking about it make my heart so pumped up!


So What is the Big Family Festival?

The Big Family Festival was created after husband and wife, Angela Hopton and George Kafetzis, struggled to find activities in their local Midlands area to keep their kids occupied in the summer. Left disappointed after trawling the Internet for things to do, they felt there was a gap in the market for a festival focused around kids but which provided plenty of entertainment for adults too. With the help of their two young daughters, Angela and George drew on their experience of staging big dance events, and decided to create their very own family festival.


So this 3 day camping festival offers fun for all the family featuring…

We're Going To Big Family Festival 2017!


  • On the Main Stage: Dick & Dom, The Sooty Show, Basil Brush, an outdoor cinema, storytelling, sports, theatre, workshops inc. Meraki Workshops, a Move With Peppa fitness class and flag football


  • On the Big Top Marquee: there is a melting pot of activities for kids from two to eighteen years, featuring everything from the Block Steady Ravin Crew and a Moomin Theatre show, to family-friendly comedy.


  • All weekend along in the ‘Outdoor Theatre’, Razzamataz will be hosting rehearsals that all kids can take part in, culminating in an end-of- festival show in The Big Top on Sunday evening, showing parents what their offspring have been up to all weekend! The outdoor theatre stage is also host to the brand new theatre show, ‘The Acorn Emporium’, from the much-loved Birmingham company, United Artists – expect giant rodents with fluffy tails, music and laughter.


We're Going To Big Family Festival 2017!


  • Over in The Den, it will provide endless arts and craft activities for toddlers including a model making workshop with Wallace & Gromit creators Aardman Animations, meet-and- greets and book readings with The Gruffalo and Elmer The Elephant, a Frozen sing-a- long karaoke party and pop singing, DJing and hula-hooping workshops.


  • The Acoustic Stage will also play host to a great range of local and upcoming acts such as Keira Battersby, Papaphone, Matilda Pratt, Will Whisson, Lir Shilton and Sir O, providing a mellow respite from the high energy activities elsewhere.


  • The Outdoor Cinema will show Aardman classics like Shaun The Sheep, Morph and Wallace & Gromit and many other cartoons, films and shorts.


We're Going To Big Family Festival 2017!


  • The Sports Arena is run by Aspire Sports, an organisation that engages children and young people in physical activity in term time and the school holidays, to immerse children in physical activity from the early years and develop motor skills. This year’s program offers rounders, cricket, tag rugby, football, balance bikes, scooters, Frisbee, Nerf gun battles, flag football and Move With Peppa, the Peppa Pig parent + child workout.




  • Festival attendees are encouraged to look out for Rory the Lion, the official mascot of Drayton Manor Theme Park (official event partner for 2017), who over the weekend will be giving out a variety of fun prizes.


When & Where?

Friday 28th July – Sunday 30th July

At Dunton Hall, Kingsbury Rd, Curdworth, Sutton Coldfield B76 0BA.


How much?

Day tickets start at £10 per adult, £5 per child and £1 per under-5 with a two adult + two child weekend ticket from £99 and with camping and parking from £148.

All ticket options are available via www.skiddle.com/e/12810032



After launch in summer 2016, their unique event instantly gained recognition and received nominations for ‘Best Family Festival’, & Best New Festival’ and ‘Best Small Festival’ by the UK Festival Awards. The family of four are now back with a brand new event for 2017.

As well as supporting local businesses, the festival also supports and features several local charities. For 2017 it has teamed up with BAT Foundation to showcase its brand new concept table-tennis tables. The tables – which scientific evidence shows can act as an effective, drug free alternative treatment for Alzheimers and Dementia – will be manned by top English Table Tennis players who will play against, and offer up tips to, festival attendees. Attendees can also vote to have a table donated to one local school and one local care home following the event.


This is perfect for parents and grandparents alike, needing to keep the kids entertained this summer, look no further than the Big Family Festival!

Here’s their little promo clip of what you can expect for the 3 Days Of Family Fun!


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Su blogs at Ethan & Evelyn. Ethan (7) & Evelyn (4) are her children. Her blog was originally an online diary but quickly transformed. She blogs about their life adventures of her experiences of motherhood, lifestyle, food, crafts, and travel. Her blog was awarded the Coupon Machine Travel Blog Top100 (#37) in 2016. The #MadBlogAwards 2016 Nominated for Best Craft Blog, Best Family Travel Blog, and Best Preschool Blog. She is a now a Freelance Writer, a Photographer, Co-creator of #ExplorerKids IG community. Host of #FabFridayPost and #ExplorerKids Linkys. And a Kids Yoga Teacher too! Connect with her on Twitter & Instagram @ethannevelyn

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  1. 16/06/2017 / 11:57 am

    Oh wow this looks an amazing event to go to for all the family. I hope you have lots of fun X #fabfridaypost

    • 17/06/2017 / 11:23 pm

      Oh yes! They understand that I have a blog and I blog about them – but for now – they haven’t read any of it yet. lol!

  2. 16/06/2017 / 3:13 pm

    Have fun. I love a festival, though I’ve not tried this one. I love Wilderness, it has lots of things for kids too. #FabFridayPosts

    • 17/06/2017 / 11:24 pm

      I’ve heard a lot about Wilderness – sound like fun. Perhaps, we’ll try to go next year. x

  3. 17/06/2017 / 8:56 pm

    Oh this looks like so much fun! We went to our first family festival the other week and it was very disappointing. I will be interested to read this review so we can consider it for next year! #fabfridaypost

    • 17/06/2017 / 11:29 pm

      I’ve read your post. So sorry to hear about that. I hope this one is not as expensive. I think I’d be broke by the end of it. lol! x

  4. 17/06/2017 / 10:48 pm

    This looks amazing I really want to take our kids to a festival. They are at the age they can really enjoy it. Thanks #fabfridaypost

  5. 18/06/2017 / 2:08 pm

    That looks awesome! I’m sure you and your family are going to have an awesome time and make memories to last a lifetime.

  6. 18/06/2017 / 8:50 pm

    This looks like fun. I love to read about all your adventures! #FabFridayPost

  7. 18/06/2017 / 9:34 pm

    Oh my gosh!
    This sounds SO fab, I actually fancy heading over.

    B would probably LOVE it x

  8. Rachel
    18/06/2017 / 10:01 pm

    I’ve not heard about this but it sounds like so much fun! Hope you have a great time! xo

  9. 18/06/2017 / 10:05 pm

    Wow, that looks an amazing event. Enjoy! Look forward to seeing the posts 🙂

  10. 19/06/2017 / 12:26 am

    That sounds so exciting!! 😀

  11. 19/06/2017 / 2:14 pm

    Sounds cool, sadly I don’t think our boys are ready yet, maybe next year. Hope you guys will have a fab time! #Fabfridaypost

  12. 20/06/2017 / 1:29 am

    This looks like so much fun! I am looking forward to seeing some amazing pix of you and your family! #FabFridayPost You do such fun things!

  13. 22/06/2017 / 10:28 pm

    This sounds fantastic – so much going on and so many big names too. I’m sure you will have an amazing time! #FabFridayPost

  14. 24/06/2017 / 6:48 pm

    This looks like it will be loads of fun with great artists and music and exciting activities for the kids too. I look forward to reading about it properly when you all go and you share your fun.

    Thanks for linking up with me on #CountryKids.

    • 24/06/2017 / 8:42 pm

      I can’t wait for our first family camping trip together. It will be so much fun! Thank you for hosting. x

  15. 25/06/2017 / 11:57 pm

    That sounds like a fab festival! We’ve been wanting to attend those family-friendly festivals, but we’re so bad at planning 🙁 #countrykids

    • 26/06/2017 / 10:51 am

      There are loads going on this Summer have a look around I’m sure you’ll find something. x

  16. 26/06/2017 / 9:48 am

    This looks so fun! I hope you will report back after you go so we can learn all about how much fun your kids had! #CountryKids

  17. 28/06/2017 / 2:16 pm

    May you enjoy this festival. It seems an age since I went to one. #CountryKids

    • 29/06/2017 / 11:05 am

      Thank you very much – we can’t wait for our first family camping trip together. x

  18. 28/06/2017 / 10:39 pm

    We are going too!! This will be the first festival that Monkey will camp at so I can not wait to see his face! Hope you have a great time and maybe see you there. x #CountryKids

    • 29/06/2017 / 11:10 am

      Are you! That’s awesome! Let’s meet up. It will also be our first family camping trip too. We can’t wait! So excited! Yippee! xx

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