The Weleda Peekaboo Garden at Just So Festival

Gemma Gibb, Associate Editor
The Peekaboo Garden courtesy Gail Griggs
The Peekaboo Garden courtesy Gail Griggs

The Peekaboo Garden at Just So Festival at Rode Hall, 17–19 August 2018, from £20 - Book now

Babies at festivals?  No fear. Just So Festival is renowned for its welcoming and relaxed nature – so much so that its dedicated Peekaboo area especially for 0-4s (and their grown-ups) has a glorious garden theme and prime location in a gentle, tranquil valley.

Through a verdant archway is an area of “botanical bliss” as the festival teams up with long-term collaborators Weleda – the Derbyshire based holistic, natural health and beauty folk on a programme of innovative performance, activities and dreamy facilities for the teeny- tiniest of festivalgoers.

Themed around the natural world, explore the powers and properties of plants together in a living Weleda garden. Join in a tea party, make flower crowns, relax with hand massages and other opportunities to try their famed natural products including a Clean Beauty Amnesty where you can swop products for a natural alternative.

We love that Just So go the extra thousand miles and the arts programme here is a cornucopia of delights to stimulate tiny bodies and minds from the moment they wake up until bedtime, while the grown-ups are given the rare opportunity to both play and create together and also just chill the heck out.

Highlights include The Bewonderment Machine, a magical, cycle-powered ride-on carousel and miniature theatrical flight of the imagination from A Bird In The Hand Theatre and larks galore from The Weathermen.  Help create rain showers, storms, snow and sun … with two curious Laurel and Hardy-esque characters and their special Weather Machine.



With Adventure Babies interactive story-telling and sensory sessions, music, movement and art events here,  baby book club (with garden themed books naturally), baby massage and baby and pregnancy yoga from dawn until dusk, supreme facilities with roomy baby changing, baby bath time and a Medela baby-feeding boudoir … why would you want to even go home?

The Peekaboo Garden at Just So Festival at Rode Hall

17–19 August 2018
From £20