Head For The Hills Festival

We were invited along to this year’s Head for the Hills Festival and I wanted to share what an amazing time the whole family had!

When we first arrived we had a look around ‘The Playground Of Illusions’ which included a selection of giant toys containing either a visual or auditory illusion presented by the Travelling Light Circus.   After winding up one toy, the pitch played seemed to slowly, but surely, get higher in pitch when, in fact, the same two notes were played over and over!  How that worked I don’t know.  We were also amazed by Einstein’s image which seemed to follow you whether you walked backwards, left or right… including his nose pointing in different directions!

These toys showed just how the mind can play tricks and, most of which, really stumped us.


The festival had an amazing choice of musical acts, and there really was something for everyone. Whether you’re a fan of The Slow Readers Club, The Boomtown Rats or The Bluetones… nobody was disappointed.

There was a real buzz about at the Festival and everyone seemed in high spirits.

One reader commented “the town is alive with music”.

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After performing, a number of acts then posed for drawing sessions which appealed to a variety of ages and abilities.


It wasn’t just musical entertainment on offer either.  There was an amazing magic act which kept everyone entertained. Youngster were involved in the tricks and everyone was totally stumped trying to work out how the tricks were done.

There was face painting for the kids (big and small) and giant bubbles the kids could have a go at doing themselves.

Food & Drink

There seemed to be an endless supply of food and drink at the festival, with a wide variety of options available.  There were wood fired pizzas, curries, burgers, crepes, churros, plus kids menus so the whole family were catered for.

There were plenty of places to get refreshments including a beer tent and gin bar, and the little ones were definitely happy with the sweet stalls and ice creams available.


The facilities at the site were very well organised and there was an even a tent for changing babies and baby sling hire.  If you were ever concerned about taking the whole family, you honestly don’t need to be.

Our Recommendation

What great fun, for the whole family, with a wonderful atmosphere and a truly amazing experience.

If you were unable to get tickets this year, I would definitely recommend getting some for next year’s event!


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