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Best Family Festivals this Summer

Best Family Festivals
Written by Elexa Rose

Our family absolutely love festivals and we love traveling all over the country to experience new events. However, it’s impossible to go to them all so I need you to tell meĀ all about the festivals you go to this year and share your pics with on Facebook šŸ˜€

1. 3 Wishes Faery Festival – Torpoint, Cornwall

17th – 19th June

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A magical festival inspired by faeries, this festival has live music, luxury camping, kids activities, incredible food and eclectic stalls. If you go to this one, don’t forget your fairy wings!

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2. Camp Bestival – Lulworth, Dorset

28th – 31st July

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Our all-time favourite family-friendly festival, Camp Bestival, is all the best bits of Bestival but made even better for kids and families. The whole festival puts the kids first with all your favourite kids entertainers including Mr Bloom and Dick and Dom. There is even an OFSTED approved school onsite where kids can learn more about a whole host of subjects from weird scienceĀ to mindfulness!

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KidsFest- Marsh Farm

14th August 2016

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Kids (and grown ups!) will love the atmosphere and fun of this ultra family friendly day festival! From childrenā€™s shows and acts, to craft sessions and story telling, plus much more! Meet ‘Paw Patrol’s’ Chase and Marshall and watch the Ninja Turtles on the main stage! Donā€™t miss the ‘Mad Science’ demonstrations, including bubbling potions and special effects! Marvel at the spectacular ‘Happy Circus’ and say hello to Little Grey Fergie the talking tractor! All this and much more makes for a brilliant day out!

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3. Beverley Folk Festival – Beverley Westwood, East Yorkshire

17th – 19th June


This local festival has grown massively since last year and this year is host to approximately 110 acts, all for different ages and tastes. Perfect for the whole family and an all-round great day (or weekend!) out.

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4. 3foot People Festival – Chelmsford, Essex

28th – 30th June

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A whole festival dedicated to under 5’s, it’s the perfect place if you’ve got really little kiddies. For the weekend Hylands Park becomes a village of tents and teepees, home to games, activities, performances and more to keep them smiling all weekend long.

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5. Blissfields – Winchester, Hampshire

1st – 2nd July

boy wearing frog hat

Blissfields is a really specialĀ festival with so much to offer for the adults and kids, in particular the Angel Gardens Family Area where there will be games, stalls and entertainment for all ages, or if you’re feeling a little arty make your way over to the dedicated Craft Area where you can try your hand at creating something or watch the experts at work.

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6. Nibley Festival – Dursley, Gloucestershire

1st – 2nd July


With free entertainment for kids all weekend long Nibley Festival is one of our top family-friendly festivals this year. As well as catering for the little ones they also have amazing music, local beer and food from around the world.

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7. Cornbury Music Festival – Tollard Royal, Wiltshire

13th – 17th July


Cornbury is a family-first festival with an incredible musical line up in a British Countryside setting. Visitors will be spoilt with a huge range of luxury food and drink, workshops, entertainers, a fairground and even a relaxing therapy and massage zone.

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8. Larmer Tree Festival – Tollard Royal, Wiltshire

13th – 17th July


Inspired by the Bracknell Jazz Festival in the 70s, Larmer Tree is a truly unique eventĀ that has grown into a 5 day music and arts festival that promisesĀ entertainment and fun for everyone.

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9. Chagstock Festival – Widdon Down, Devon

22nd – 23rd July


Set in the heart of Devon, Chagstock offers a rural rock vibe. First started as a private event for family and friends, it has still kept the same intimate feel but grown in size to include even more amazing acts and more space for festival-loving families just like you!

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10. Deer Shed Festival – Topcliffe, North Yorkshire

22nd – 24th July


Deer Shed is a family-friendly music, arts and science festival set in the beautiful Yorkshire countryside. ItĀ is a unique experience in that it aims to offer great fun for the whole family, festival-wide. They don’t have any dedicated children’s areas as they feel that everyone, of all ages should be able to enjoy everything together. Definitely worth a visit while the littles ones are still little!

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11. Folk by the Oak – Hatfield, Hertfordshire

24th July


Perhaps king of the folk festivals, Folk by the Oak offers one incredible day of amazing folk music in the sun. With the ultimate feel-good family vibe this is a great place to take the kids especially if they love music too!

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12. Splendour – Nottingham, Nottinghamshire

28th July

entertainer balancing on elbow

This fairly young festival has grown massively with this year’s line up including Jess Glynne, The Human League and UB40. As well as an incredible line-up of contemporary and long-standing artists they’ve got an array of performers to suit all ages and all tastes to make up a great family festival in the city.

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13. Starry Skies – Monnow Valley, Welsh Border

27th – 31st July

Starry Skies is a specifically family festival and is a little haven for parents to get away from everyday life. They’ve got everything you’ll need to unwind, reconnect with nature and have an amazing time with the kids, in fact there is SO much to do for kids that you might have a hard timeĀ taking them home at the end!

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14. WOMAD Festival – Malmsbury, Wiltshire

28th – 31st July

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WOMAD is a spectacular festival offering a global experience as an internationally established event. It amalgamates artists, musician and dancers from all over the world into one incredible, colourful weekend.

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15. Chilled in a Field – Tonbridge, Kent

29th – 31st July

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An award-winning not-for-profitĀ festival that aims to give love and cheer to the old, the young and everyone in between, plus all kids’ activities are free for the wholeĀ weekend including a bouncy castle, inflatable slide and sand pit!

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16. Wilderness Festival – Charlbury, Oxfordshire

4th – 7thĀ August

boy dancing in field

If you’re looking for a real back-to-basics experience with the chance to learn, meet amazing new people and live free then this is the festival for you. Wilderness is what the name implies, a trip into the wilderness where you can feast in the forest, swim in the lake and the people who are strangers when you arrive will likely be like family atĀ the end as the atmosphere is so warm and relaxed.

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17. Lake Fest – Ledbury, Herefordshire

11th – 14th August


The organisers of Lake Fest are parents themselves so they know exactly how important it is to cater for all ages, little kids, big kids and all sizes of grown ups! That’s why this festival is the perfect family holiday with a free funfair for all and much more in-store.

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18. Retro Festival – Newbury, Berkshire

12th – 14th August

young girl and boy dancing

Looking for a festival that offers something a bit different? Then check out Retro Festival – a festival to celebrate all things vintage and retro! From cars to fashion, music and dance, it’s a great place to have some good old fashion fun for the day.

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19. Green Man Festival – Brecon Beacons, Wales

18th – 21st August

kids on hay stack

For a festival with real personality Green Man offers heaps of it. Putting ethical practices first you will feel the difference with no corporate sponsors, no VIP areas and no advertising – just good music and good times!

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20. Just So Festival – Scholar Green, Cheshire

19th – 21st August


Just So is not just a festival it’s a weekend long adventure for families. As well as music you can take part in activities, create something, play something, meet new people and generally have a great time!

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21. Shambala – Market Harborough, Northamptonshire

25th – 28th August


Photo: Louise Roberts

Shambala is a festival that offers true diversity with music, dance and art from all over the world including over 200 different musical acts, a world cabaret act, comedy, inspirational talks, live theatre and so much more!

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I hope that you liked this post and it inspired you to get out with your family to some really awesome festivals! Have a great time and I hope the sun shines for you šŸ™‚



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