With their harmonious atmospheres, unique catering and endless array of entertainment, festivals really are the epitome of escapism. We have compiled a list of some of Britains finest, family-friendly festivals so whether you’re looking for a day trip out or you are ready to pitch up your tent for the weekend you’ll be sure to be leave with memories that will last a lifetime.
Hidden away on the remarkably scenic Jurassic Coastline and sister festival to the well-renowned ‘Bestival’, Camp Bestival offers one of the biggest ranges of entertainment to keep the whole family amused from morning to night. Clown around and learn some circus skills in BigTopMania or dance away the afternoon under the world’s biggest disco ball; let loose in the exhilarating sports park and enjoy some stellar performances from the likes of Madness, All Saints and of course, the children’s favourite Mr Tumble! Whatever you choose, you’re sure to have the best time at camp Bestival!
Camp Bestival, Lulworth Cove
27th July-30th July
Standon Calling has grown from strength to strength each year from its garden party beginnings to now boasting four days of great music and all round family entertainment. Taking to the stage for the festivals 12th birthday are the likes of Clean Bandit and Grace Jones and with an endless list of children’s entertainment (and a full sized swimming pool) there will never be a dull moment. Live performances from the cast of CBBC’s Horrible Histories, magical arts and crafts sessions and a whole host of teen workshops hosted by Hip Hop Academy will see your little ones not only having a wonderful weekend but learn new skills that they will keep for a lifetime.
Stanton Calling, Standon
27th July-30th July
Celebrating the World Of Music And Dance, WOMAD creatives from all around the world descend on the stunningly rural location of Charlton Park to showcase their talents and be united by the arts.
With children going free under the age of 13 and with a reduced priced teenage ticket, WOMAD offers a world of creativity for youngsters. Let their imaginations run wild whilst they create their own music, arts and food plus much more. Open up your mind and spirt and get ready to experience a festival like no other.
27th July-30th July
Leave the real world behind and escape into the wilderness at aptly named Wilderness festival. A beautifully crafted a haven for those of all ages and from all walks of life, experience a host of activities sure to cleanse your body, mind and spirit. Relax with yoga and meditation, learn from talks and debates and enjoy a weekend of absolute freedom. Your youngsters won’t be left out either with a whole range of expressive activities and gripping stories sure to keep them calm and amused all weekend long.
Wilderness, Cornbury Park
3rd August-6th August
‘A family weekend adventure beyond your wildest dreams’ Just So Festival was designed with families in mind. Wild and whacky traditions such as the legendary pillow fight, magical midnight feast and competitive tribal tournament put Just So in a league of their own. The stars are the limit at the Observatory and with a Peekabo Garden specifically designed for 0-4 year olds, no one will be excluded at Just So. Play, dance and create with your loved ones all weekend long.
Just So, Rode Hall
18th August-20th August
The Big Feastival
The world of food and music collide at the Big Feastival promising a feel good festival for all of the family. Held on Alex James’ (the bass guitarist of the 90’s Britpop sensation, Blur) farm, it’s no surprise that this year will see a whole host of pop stars taking to the stage from the likes of Olly Murs to Ella Eyre, be sure to pack your dancing shoes. The children are sure to be kept busy too whether they’re, down on the farm in the Cotswold Farm Park, testing their culinary skills at Vegetable Patch or getting to know the Paw Patrol crew. With so much to see, do and taste why would you not want to be at the Big Feastival this year?
The Big Festival, Alex James’ Farm
25th August-27th August
Shrewsbury Folk Festival
An intimate festival, set in the heart of Shrewsbury, Shrewsbury Folk Festival is a great place to go and unwind; leave your troubles at home and discover new music, new foods and dance the nights away. With their own festival within a festival, your children will have an experience they will never forget playing, making and exploring all that’s on offer in this safe and inclusive environment.
Shrewsbury Folk Festival, Gravel Hill Lane
25th August-28th August
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