If you’re looking for a fun and exciting way to spend time with your family this summer, then look no further than the UK’s many festivals! From music and arts to food and drink, there’s something for everyone to enjoy. Here are some of the best family-friendly festivals in the UK that you and your loved ones won’t want to miss!

Glastonbury Festival

Commonly known as the mother of all music events, this legendary festival, which takes place in Somerset in June, is a must-see for music lovers of all ages. With a diverse line-up of acts, you’ll be able to enjoy everything from rock and pop to electronic and hip-hop music. The festival also has a dedicated Kids’ Field, where children can enjoy a wide range of activities, including circus skills, storytelling, and face-painting.

Camp Bestival

This festival, which takes place in Dorset in July, is the perfect choice for families with younger children. With a focus on fun and entertainment, the festival features a wide range of activities and performances for kids, including live music, comedy, and puppet shows. There’s a dedicated area for children, called the Little Monsters’ Ball, where they can enjoy crafts, games, and other activities. From ‘Animal Snap’ in 2023 to ‘Desert Island Disco’ in 2022, each year, a new theme is announced, with families using the opportunity to get dressed up and wear something a little different.

The Big Feastival

If, like me, you appreciate good food and drink, then this festival is the one for you. Held in Oxfordshire in August, The Big Feastival features some of the best chefs and food vendors from around the UK, as well as live music and entertainment. With its dedicated Kids’ Kitchen, where children can learn about food and cooking, little ones can even try their hand at making their own dishes.

Just So Festival

If you’re looking for something a little different, then the Just So Festival is the perfect choice. This magical event, which takes place in Cheshire in August, is themed around “the wild and the wonderful,” and features a wide range of activities and performances for children and adults. From storytelling and puppet shows to music and dance, the festival is sure to delight and inspire the whole family.

Latitude Festival

This festival takes place in July in Suffolk and offers a mix of music, comedy, theatre, dance, poetry and literature. This festival promises to have an impressive lineup, with Pulp, George Ezra and Paulo Nutini already booked for 2023. Alongside the variety of epic bands, workshops and shows, there’s also a dedicated children’s area, with a wide range of activities and entertainment for kids, such as storytelling, circus skills, and games.

These are just a few of the many great festivals that the UK has to offer. With so many fantastic festivals to choose from, you’re sure to find one that’s just perfect for your family. So pack your wellies and wet wipes, grab your tickets, and get ready for an unforgettable experience!

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Mum to 4-year-old, Indie, Jen loves nothing more than hiking, playing netball or tennis, preparing activities for Indie and making cocktails.

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