Top 10 UK Family Friendly Festivals
If you have grown up with a love of festivals but now have a family to think about, you needn’t stop altogether as there are lots of great family friendly events in the UK festival circuit. Ranging from grassroots music festivals to large scale celebrations of art, film and theater, there is something to suit all families. Here is a run-down of our Top 10 :
1. Camp Bestival (4th-7th September), Dorset : With everything from classical music lessons for babies to live Horrible for families. With strong musical line ups, to please traditional festival goers and plenty of great food and drink to keep adults entertained for the weekend, it’s definitely not just for kids.
2, Green Man (14th-17th August), Glanusk Park, Wales : Located in the beautiful Black Mountains is a traditional music festival, that has just the right amount of children’s entertainment. With an adult free zone for teenagers, this festival bursts with coolness.
3. Wilderness (7th-10th August), Oxfordshire: Experience a weekend getting at one with nature in, arguably, the most beautiful of festival settings. As well as an impressive music line up, with the London Grammar and Burt Bacharach headlining, Wilderness is at the forefront of great festival food, with top chefs head to the festival each year to put on a feast fit for kings.
4. Hop Farm Festival (4th-6th July), Kent :Go glamping with the family at this intimate Kent festival. With a popular Jazz and blues tent, in addition to the main music stage, plus a vintage fair and kids zone, this festival is great value for money for families.
5. Deer Shed (25th-27th July), North Yorkshire : 2014 sees a space theme descend on this North Yorkshire family favourite. This festival is a celebration of arts, science and music, so is a must for all those creative families out there. With an 8 tonne sand pit, it will be a wonder if your kids look elsewhere for fun!
6. End of The Road (29th-31st August), Salisbury, Wiltshire : The friendliest of family friendly festivals. This is a small and intimate gig, with good music at the heart of everything. A great choice for families wanting to enjoy a traditional festival without over the top children’s entertainment.
7. Just So (15th-17th August), Cheshire: let your imagination run wild, in this truly unique family festival. With workshops on astronomy and barn dancing to massive pillow fights and samba drumming, there really is something for every quirky need in beautiful Cheshire countryside.
8. Latitude (17th-20th July) , Suffolk :A celebration of music, film and literature, this popular Suffolk festival has won numerous awards. The weekend is packed full of activities to keep children and teenagers entertained, with live theater, bush-craft workshops and star gazing, just some of the sessions planned this year.
9. Womad (24th-27th July) Set in Charlton Park, this festival is a celebration of all that is good in the world. Amazing music, from all corners of the earth, great food and plenty of dancing workshops, this festival will certainly inspire your mind. Under 13’s go free, making it a good choice for those on a budget.
10. Larmer Tree Festival ( 16-20th July), Salisbury : With claims to be “the happiest, friendliest and quirkiest festival in the land” this Salisbury festival certainly has a lot to live up to. The good things is, it certainly does live up to expectations, with great music, carnivals, storytelling and street theater just some of the events to keep you all entertained.