With the summer holidays now in full swing, parents are searching for some fun, family friendly activities to keep the kids entertained with. Festivals are a perfect option for this, offering a kind of ‘mini-break’ in a vibrant environment which caters to the needs of the younger ones, but also provides an array of enjoyment for the adults too! If you’re seeking out the best family friendly festivals this summer, we’ve compiled a list of a few of our favourites (many of which has fantastic glamping UK experiences that you will simply love)! Go on, book yourself a festival this summer and give the kids an experience they’ll never forget!
Green Man Festival, Brecon Beacons
17th – 20th August 2017
This lively festival first began in 2003 and is an independent celebration of arts and music which takes place annually in the beautiful Brecon Beacons. The plethora of acts, live performances and workshops will ensure that every age is kept entertained, with the ‘Little Folk’ area specially designated to those with young children. The family campsite is one of the main draws of this festival, with hot showers, fresh water taps and clean toilets! Green Man Festival has grown in popularity an incredible amount over the years and often sells out well in advance, however, their clever re-sale section means that you might be lucky enough to still get your hands on a last minute ticket!
The Just-So Festival, Cheshire
18th – 20th August 2017
“A family weekend adventure beyond your wildest dreams” is the tagline for this fantastic festival, and for a good reason. The stunning woodland location and open areas add to the range of the best arts, music, literature, comedy and theatrical performances to create a weekend of fabulous fun and entertainment! You’ll never have an experience quite like the Just-So Festival, as there’s even a boutique glamping section with yurts, tipis, pods and vintage tents to add that extra bit of luxury to your weekend!
Beautiful Days, Devon
18th – 20th August 2017
Beautiful Days is the perfect festival for first timer festival goers, particularly due to their award winning toilets! The music is a key element of the festival, and provides entertainment for the older visitors, while free activities and workshops will keep the kids happy for an endless amount of time. Then you can all come together for the Family Rave on the Friday night for a dance off! The tickets are unfortunately sold out, but again, there is a handy feature where you might be able to catch a last minute ticket. If not, there’s always next year!
The Big Feastival, Cotswolds
26th – 28th August 2017
Having evolved from a local food festival into a 3-day foodie extravaganza, The Big Feastival is certainly one to visit for anyone who enjoys a snack or two. The line-up of acts is also quite impressive, with Olly Murrs, Ella Eyre and Gentleman’s Dub Club amongst this year’s main performers! There is so much to explore at the Feastival, with a vintage fairground, cookery classes for all ages and crafty workshops available throughout – you won’t be short on things to do! You can book tickets with a standard camping pitch, pre-pitched tents or luxury glamping abodes if you want to stay in style!
Festival No. 6, Wales
7th – 10th September 2017
Held in the fairytale-esqe location of Portmeirion, Festival No. 6 is a festival that should certainly be on your to-visit list for the next few years. With Portmerion alone offering a plethora of activities and points of interest, the addition of the festival brings the village to life like no other. Live music performances, a fantastic array of foods and activities for all ages are just the tip of the iceberg on what this festival has to offer. Take a dip in the hot tub, visit the vintage fair, enjoy a yoga class or be a part of the torchlight processions; there really is something for everyone in the family! Festival No. 6 also has a designated children’s area, and family camping village available for those staying for the weekend!
The Good Life Experience Festival, Flintshire
15th – 17th September 2017
This is probably one of the cheapest festivals we’ve seen this year, and celebrates all the wonderful things about the great outdoors! Enjoy evening stories by the campfire, foodie delights, workshops, arts and crafts, as well as live performances all available during the weekend. The festival has somewhat of a ‘back to basics’ vibe, but you will certainly not be disappointed by what’s on offer. The kids will love the vintage fairground and wild activities which include archery and young Viking axe throwing sessions! The camping ground has been purpose built, and bell tents are available to book if you want to take a step up from the basic camp life!