Top 5 Family Friendly Festivals
June is here, and although the sunshine may be fleeting - the festival season is upon us! As the summer of peace, love and ponchos begins, get the inside scoop on where to get those boho vibes. Have the wet-wipes and wellies at the ready as we explore the top family-friendly festivals, with more foodie delights, acoustic sounds and teepees than you can shake a glow stick at!
Just So Festival
(21st - 23rd August) Rodehall Estate, Cheshire
Founded in 2009 by Mums, Sarah and Rowan, Just So creates a spellbinding weekend where your clan can explore, dance until sundown and create together. Art, music and literature are embedded and intertwined in a magical and wondrous landscape. You know that this festival has the little ones firmly in mind...
Green Man Festival
(20th - 23rd August) Brecon Beacon, Wales
Set in the awe inducing mountains of the Brecon Beacons, Green Man channels the big imaginations of “the little folk”. For the tiniest to the 12 year olds, the kids area is ever-expanding, from arts & crafts to children’s yoga, there’s plenty of activities to get them into the festival spirit. Perfectly plonked next to the family camping area, let them kick back whilst you dance to the likes of Hot Chip and Super Furry Animals.
(30th July - 2nd August) Lulworth Castle, Dorset
With this year’s theme being “Camp Bestival Goes Wild!” the offer to get back to nature by getting down and dirty encompasses all ages. Hip bars and easy-listening bands, like Kaiser Chiefs and Clean Bandit, will be sure to keep you content, whilst a baby chill out area and go karts and dirt bikes galore will put a never-ending smile on the little ones’ faces.
The Big Feastival
(28 - 30th August) Kingham, The Cotswolds
One for the foodie family. There’s not a greasy burger van in sight at Jamie Oliver and Alex James’ annual festival that combines culinary journeys, family fun and groovy sounds. While away the day with cookery lessons followed by performances by Dizzee Rascal and Groove Armada. The “Little Dudes Den” is perfect for the kids to do their own thing, from dance lessons to jam sessions. The whole brood will be full to the brim with delectable food and sweet sounds!
(6th - 9th August) Cornbury Park, Oxfordshire
This multi-award winning festival combines music, contemporary arts, theatre and dining experiences. From cricket matches, V&A art workshops to messy art classes from The Kite Studios all set in the beautiful backdrop of rural Oxfordshire, Wilderness ensures a whimsical experience for all.