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Saturday 12 January 2013

Just So Festival

Organisers of the region’s top family festival are promising this year’s event will be the “best yet” - and have promised not to increase ticket numbers.
With early bird tickets to the Just So Festival already sold out the festival has added a number of artists and classes to its popular line up.
And despite the success of last year’s event at the Rode Hall Estate, in Scholar Green, near Congleton, ticket numbers will be held at 5,000 as organisers aim to maximise “fun, not numbers”.
The Just So Festival is now established as one of the region’s cultural highlights for families.
It has grown from strength to strength in its first three years and organisers are confident that Just So Festival 2013 will be the best yet.
Held in the rural surround of Rode Hall, the 2013 festival team will be delving further into the woods on the estate to bring the audience exciting new areas including Telling Tales, a world full of books and The High Chaparral.
Buckets and Spades, a beach installation from 2011, will be making a return on the banks of the picturesque lake at Rode Hall.
Co-director Sarah Bird said: “We’re proud and thrilled to be able to offer such a rich blend of activities, workshops and performances. We’re particularly excited about extending the theatrical programme and can’t wait for families to see and participate in a really diverse range of performances.”
Highlights include The Revenge of Mr Trout, an interactive outdoor adventure; The Boggart, who will invite the audience into a world of local folklore and myths; Taking Flight Theatre’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream and Whispering Woods aerial artistry.
The very youngest festival-goers can enjoy returning favourites baby yoga, baby massage, choral lullabies and clay babies, along with new additions including Shiny, an interactive dance experience for babies and toddlers; Bubble Hour and the Shake, Rattle and Roll music-making session.
Co-director Rowan Hoban said: “With hundreds of activities yet to announced this will be the most adventurous and exciting programme line up we’ve ever had.”
The Just So Festival will take place from 16th-18th August, with an expected audience of 5,000 across the weekend.
Tickets are on sale from
The festival will take place at Rode Hall Park, Scholar Green, Cheshire, ST7 3QP
Early Bird tickets sold out in September and with numbers limited the festival directors advise families to book soon.
Tickets are available on the website now at

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