We’re longing for the long summer days ahead. The warmer weather brings adventure, a willingness to explore and an enthusiasm to enjoy the outdoors once again! If, like us, you’re yearning for the sun-filled days and are considering which festivals you will be heading to, check out our top pick of events to head to as a family in 2019! Festivals provide a ‘mini-break’ in a vibrant environment, they cater to the needs and wants of attendees both young and old and offer a fantastic experience to share with those closest to you.
21st – 23rd June 2019
No list of family-friendly festivals would be complete without a mention of our very own event! Unearthed Festival was created and is run by Quality Unearthed’s owner and manager, Tim Rees. After initially offering glamping in Wales and across the rest of the UK, he had the vision to bring people together, from all walks of life, for a celebration like no other, the Unearthed Festival. The main stage is host to an array of acts, and being relatively small, means there’s an intimate feel to each gig. There’s a healing area for yoga and massage to name a few, as well as the famed ‘drench town’ where you can enjoy a soak in a hot tub or go and let the kids cool down in the paddling pool. There’s plenty of activities to keep children busy, with storytelling, arts and crafts and more! Tickets for 2019 are selling fast, don’t miss out! https://www.unearthedfestival.co.uk/
Green Man Festival, Brecon Beacons
15th – 18th August 2019
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 many perks of this festival, with hot showers, fresh water taps and clean toilets! Green Man Festival grows in popularity year on year, so make sure you grab your tickets early so’s not to miss out on the action.
The Just-So Festival, Cheshire
16th – 18th August 2019
“A family weekend adventure beyond your wildest dreams” – an undeniable statement, one which The Just-So festival more than lives up to. The stunning woodland setting enhances the extensive program of arts, music, literature, comedy and theatrical performances throughout the weekend. All ages are guaranteed fabulous fun and entertainment throughout. With 2019 being the festivals 10th year, things are looking bigger and better than ever before. The program encourages families to step out of the normality of their day to day and embrace a world of imagination and creativity.
Beautiful Days, Devon
16th – 18th August 2019
Beautiful Days is the perfect event for festival first-timers, particularly due to their award-winning toilets! The music is a key element of the festival, and provides entertainment for all ages, but for the younger audience, there’s plenty of activities and workshops should they tire of dancing! With a circus, music and theatre workshop and an array of craft activities, there’s plenty to keep both young and old occupied throughout.
The Big Feastival, Cotswolds
23rd – 25th August 2019
Having evolved from a local food festival into a three-day foodie extravaganza, The Big Feastival is certainly one to visit for anyone who enjoys the culinary delights of life. The line-up of acts for this year hasn’t been released yet, but if 2018 is anything to go by, it’s going to be big! There is so much to explore at the festival, with a vintage fairground, cookery classes for all ages and crafty workshops available throughout.
The Good Life Experience Festival, Flintshire
12th – 15th September 2019
The Good Life Experience Festival celebrates and showcases the beauty of the great outdoors. Enjoy evening stories by the campfire, workshops, inspiring talks, arts and crafts, as well as live performances all throughout the weekend. The festival has a real community feel due to its comparatively smaller size, but you will certainly not be disappointed by what’s on offer. Many claim it to be ‘how a festival should be’, it’s intimate, friendly and there’s plenty on offer for kids!
Which family-friendly festival will you be heading to this year? We’d love to know if there’s one you always go back to or if you’re planning on trying something new this year! Get in touch with us via our social media channels or comment below.