Festivals used to be about hedonism and staying up all night. Now, the original party people just want their children to be entertained and the option of a comfortable tent. And so, as the excitement of Glastonbury infects us all, you may as well enter into the spirit, book yourself and your kids into a family-friendly festival. There are so many that you can hardly go outside without falling over a bell tent and a band. Here’s our round up of the best.
Camp Bestival is set in the grounds of Lulworth Castle in Dorset and they have activities for everyone. They’ve got areas for little kids and big kids, a toddler area and also the pioneering Breastival Mother and Baby Chill Out area for anyone who does take their baba! This year you’ll find the Insect Circus, Art Town where paint and glitter was the order of the day, the Kids’ Catwalk, fairground rides, facepainting and a Soft Play Tent and Sandpit
Green Man Festival
Not to be confused with Burning Man Festival. Green Man Festival in the Brecon Beacons is a festival surrounded by mountains, forests, waterfalls and rivers. How idyllic! There’s a ‘Little Folk’ area ‘packed with colorful creations and tree-swinging tykes’.
Blissfields Festival is for the bizarre and has a whole lineup of acts for kids in the Angel Gardens. The dry paint fight and the Unicorn, Fox and Hare Lantern Parade sound like they could be the highlights this year!
Festival Number 6
Festival Number 6 is a family friendly festival. Set in the magical village of Portmeirion in Wales, this is a gorgeous festival. There are loads of kids there and as it’s a ‘premium festival’ so you don’t have that drunken vibe you have at most festivals. This year they’ve introduced The Little Big Top Kid’s Cove for under 11’s.
The Big Feastival
The Big Feastival is all about music, food and family fun and is set on Alex James’ farm in the Cotswolds . There’s a great music line-up but food is the star attraction here. For the little ones, there’s guest appearances from Justin Fletcher, Dick and Dom and Paw Patrol. George would absolutely lose his mind if Justin and Marshall were in the same room together!