Activities Summer

Family Festivals for 2024

Written by Chloe Penn

Let’s see some live music and party big,
Non-stop fun will have the whole family doing a little jig!
From Just So Festival to Camp Bestival Dorset,
This summer will be the best and you won’t have to force it!

Camp Bestival, Dorset

📆25th – 28st July

Set in the majestic grounds of Lulworth Castle, on Dorset’s dramatic Jurassic coastline, Camp Bestival is jam-packed with entertainment, from stellar musical morsels and cultural delights to stunning sideshow attractions and lashings of family fun. This year you can see stars including McFly, Paloma Faith, James Arthur, Sophie Ellis-Bextor and more! The theme this year is Intergalactic, Aliens & Space, so get your best costumes ready for an experience you won’t forget! Book your day and weekend tickets here.

Camp Bestival, Shropshire

📆15th – 18st August

Held in the beautiful grounds of Weston Park, Camp Bestival Shropshire offers you an unforgettable summer weekend! From circus workshops and comedy shows to live music, there is so much for your little ones to enjoy! Plus, there’s entertainment from the likes of Paloma Faith, Rick Astley, McFly, Level 42 and many more! Book your day and weekend tickets here!

Just So Festival, Rode Hall, Cheshire

📆16th – 18th August

Go on a family adventure like no other! Discover activities and entertainment beyond your wildest dreams, from a silent disco to a midnight feast! The festival takes place in the glades and woodlands of the Rode Hall Estate in Cheshire where you and your little ones can unleash your creativity. An acrobat will float above the festival suspended on a high wire in this mesmerizing spectacular, as well as a fantastic performance from Cat & Mouse Theatre, and so much more! Find out more.

Big Feastival, Alex James’ Farm, The Cotswolds

📆23rd – 25th August

Are you a music fan? Then this is the festival for you! As your kids dance to their heart’s content to the likes of Becky Hill, Snow Patrol, Ella Henderson, Scouting for Girls and more, you can pull out those dance moves and show them how it’s done! This festival is know for it’s fabulous food with delicious smells lingering in the air and so many new things to try, you certainly won’t go hungry! Find out more.

Victorious Festival, Portsmouth

📆23rd – 25th August

Visit Victorious Festival this summer for an amazing line-up, from Fatboy Slim and Snow Patrol to Biffy Clyro and Becky Hill. In the words of Dermot O’Leary, it is “a marvellous festival on the south coast”! Plus, there’s a kids arena and all the activities in the area are FREE! There’s face painting, den building, a history show, the Southsea skatepark mini-wheelers, and lots more! Find out more.

Green Man Festival, Brecon Beacons, Wales

📆18th-21st August 2022

This is the festival for all festival-goers! Offering laughs, literature, art, science, mischief and music you will make so many family memories! There’s a little folk area where the kids can enjoy creative workshops, activities and adventures of the imagination which are all FREE they just need to be accompanied by a big folk! Why not let them take part in the little fol parade on sunday whilst you listen to some amazing music! Find out more.

Pennfest, Buckinghamshire

📆19th-21st July 2024

Join in with the fun at PennFest, it’s an amusing action-packed festival with the feel of a village fete. There’s plenty for the children to do, will they have a go in the Giant Zorbs or try out a graffiti workshop? Perhaps they’ll practice their circus skills or dance at the bubble disco?

Shrewsbury Folk Festival, Shropshire

📆24th – 26th August 2024

 This one knows how to involve all ages! They have different sections for a variety of ages. Pandemonium is for the 5-10s, Wee Folkies for the under 5s, and a Refolkus Party for 11-20s. Each section has workshops, games, music and activities that will suit the ages of the children attending. Of course, there’s plenty for the whole family to get involved in from Morris dancing, harmony singing, circus skills and wild lantern creations. Find out more.

Do you know of any other fab family festivals? We’d really love to know! Someone else might love it, and really want to go! If you’ve got ideas, suggestions or reviews, you can shout all about it on whatever channel you choose!

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