If you want to experience a festival with your kids this summer it’s not too late! Below I have listed ten of the best family friendly festivals taking place this summer 2017, including three this weekend. (Many of these festivals are local to us, Gloucestershire readers!)
10 of the BEST Family Friendly Festivals Summer 2017
Nozstock: The Hidden Valley, Herefordshire, July 22nd – 24th
“An established family event, Nozstock is a sonic escape boasting nine stages of entertainment with surprising sights and intimate, secluded areas of theatre and discovery to be unearthed. It is a blissful family festival that caters to all ages with activities that little ones can enjoy as well as entertainment for teens, students, seasoned festivalites, party-starters and grandparents.”
Bromyard, Herefordshire, West Midlands; weekend £121.90-£132.50, under-12s free. nozstock.com
Curious Arts Festival, Hampshire, July 21st – 23rd
“A festival of music, literature, comedy and irresistibly curious happenings. Curious is a festival like no other. It is dreamy, eccentric, fun and ultimately, irresistible.” Lots going on for kids including immersive theatre and writing workshops.
Pylewell Park, Lymington, New Forest; weekend family ticket £279. curiousartsfestival.com/
Port Eliot, Cornwall, July 27th – 30th
“A festival unlike any other. Whether you’re swimming in the estuary, picnicking under a 300 year old tree, rocking out at the Park Stage, canoeing on the river, catching an intimate gig in the church, watching a cooking demo in the Big Kitchen or dancing ‘till the wee hours in the Boogie Round – our home is yours for the weekend.”
St Germans, Cornwall; adult £172.50, child £105, family weekend (2 adults and 2 children aged 8-13) £455, under-8s free. porteliotfestival.com
Camp Bestival, Dorset Castle, July 27th – 30th
“A multi-award winning festival that combines an all-encompassing family festival experience with an action packed camping holiday. Camp Bestival is jam-packed with entertainment, from stellar musical morsels and cultural delights to stunning sideshow attractions and lashings of family fun.”
Lulworth Castle, Dorset; adult weekend £209.50, child £16.50-£134.35, babies free. campbestival.net
Standon Calling, Herefordshire, July 27th – 30th
A boutique music festival which offers a fun-filled programme of daytime activities and performances for babies, kids and teens in dedicated spaces right in the heart of the festival. Including Horrible Histories and even Festival babysitters.
Standon Lordship, Hertfordshire; adult £145.91, 4-12 years £38.50, 13-17 years £103.31, under-4s £5.50. standon-calling.com
Campo Sancho, Herefordshire, July 28th – 30th
“A small and intimate family-friendly affair located deep in the Hertfordshire countryside.” Lots on offer for kids including circus skills, crafty kids factory and kids disco.
Hertfordshire; adult weekend £117-£139, child (6-17) £39, under-5s free. sanchopanza.org
Lakefest, Ledbury, August 10th – 13th
“Lakefest is a family-friendly music festival set in the magical surroundings of Eastnor Castle.” Kids programme includes Samba drumming, circus workshops, yoga classes and crafts.
Eastnor Deer Park, Ledbury; adult weekend £99.50-£110.25, teen (13-17) £37.10, child (6-12) £21.50, under-5s free. lakefest.co.uk/line-up/
Just So Festival, Cheshire, August 18th – 20th
“An annual camping festival for children and their families. The festival provides a magical experience where art, music and literature are embedded and entwined in a beautiful and wonderous landscape. We provide a broad range of musical, theatrical, and visual performances, workshops and installations within a safe, natural and magical setting.”
Rode Hall Parkland, Cheshire; adult weekend £80-£140, child £50, under-3s free. justsofestival.org.uk
The Big Feastival, Cotswolds, August 26th – 28th
“The Big Feastival is a summer festival for all the family, combining top-class food with live music from your favourite bands on Alex James’ Farm in Kingham.” Featuring a great line up for kids including Justin Fletcher, Dick and Dom, Paw Patrol, Adam Henson’s Cotswolds Farm Park and big top circus skills.
Alex James’ Farm, the Cotswolds; adult weekend £189.50, teen (13-17) £114.50, child (12 and under) £47.25, day tickets for children free. thebigfeastival.com/
The Good Life Experience, Flintshire, September 15th – 17th
“A festival of music, food, books, ideas, craft, and the great outdoors, for the whole family.” Lots of outdoorsy facilities for kids including adventure playground, climbing wall, play fort and archery.
Hawarden Estate Farm Shop, Flintshire; adult weekend £104-£134, teen (11-17) £44.50-£69, child (11 and under) free. thegoodlifeexperience.co.uk/
For a comprehensive list of the best family friendly festivals taking place in 2018 check out – Dates of the top family friendly festivals 2018.
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