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Top family friendly festivals for summer 2023

Are you ready to party? With festival season just around the corner, we've done our usual round-up to help you find your perfect family friendly festival fun!

Looking for a family-friendly festival in London or a musical extravaganza further afield? Look no further! Our selection of kid-friendly festivals has you covered with all the festi details you need to start planning your summer now. From free events to fancy extravaganzas, there’s something for everyone. So, grab your wellies, fancy dress, and some glitter and let’s make summer 2023 EPIC.

Elderflower Fields

Looking for a small family-friendly festival to introduce your little Londoners to the joys of the festival scene? Look no further! This festival has it all – friendly families, wild adventures, locally sourced food, and plenty of music and art to warm your soul. With a focus on wild living and celebrating the great outdoors, there’s something for everyone here. You can expect a variety of performances, activities, and music that perfectly match this theme. Plus, you can get closer to nature in the surrounding Ashdown Forest, go stargazing, try your hand at an adventure sport, get involved in a build alongside Woodland Tribe and enjoy the eclectic lineup.
When: 26 – 29 May 2023
Where: Pippingford park, East Sussex
How much: Adult tickets are £159.83 and children over 4 years of age are £80.51 with under 3s only paying £9.66 per ticket. More info and booking via their site.

Geronimo Festival

Geronimo festival has been dubbed the besat value festival for kids and this year it’s being held at Northwich Arley Hall. With a wide variety of activities to keep children of all ages entertained, including messy play, soft play, circus acts, rock climbing, and archery, there is something for everyone. In addition to the exciting activities, the festival features performances from family-friendly celebrities, making it a memorable experience for the whole family.
When: 26 – 29 May 2023
Where: Cheshire
How much: £130 for adults, £60 for kids and under 2s go free. More info via their website here.

City Splash Festival

Hey, have you heard about City Splash? Now in it’s second year you can expect a totally MASSIVE lineup is totally, featuring some of the hottest Reggae, Afrobeats, and Dancehall artists around like Chronixx, Koffee, Shensea, Skillibeng, and over 60 more across 6 stages! And let’s not forget about the delicious Caribbean Street Food – they’ve got the biggest names in town. The best part is, kids of all ages are welcome, so bring the whole family to South London and let’s have a blast!
When: 29 May 2023
Where: Brockwell Park, Brixton
How much: from £29.50. More info and booking here.

The Cambridge Club

The Cambridge Club is back in 2023 as a full weekender and the line-up is popping – Disco, Funk, Soul, Blues, and R&B icons that’ll bring pure musical magic to the Cambridgeshire countryside. It’s gonna be a three-day feast of music, arts, and culture with loads of awesome stuff to do, like comedy, talks, interactive experiences, family entertainment, and delicious food and drink. Love that it is a small site, easy to get around. You won’t want to miss Lionel Richie, Grace Jones, Kool & the Gang, Billy Ocean, Sophie Ellis-Bextor, and many more. Get your tickets now and make some unforgettable memories alongside your loved ones! Here’s our review from last year.
When: 9 -11 June 2023
Where: Childerley, Cambridge
How much: Adult camping weekend tickets start at £192 teens start at £119 kids aged 6-17 from £53 each and kids under 5 are free. More info and booking here.

3 Wishes Fairy Festival

Located on the border of Cornwall and Devon in the enchanting Mount Edgcumbe Country Park, 3 Wishes is a small, ethereal festival that boasts a mystical and magical theme. With a range of workshops, music, stalls, fairy schools, and unicorns, there is plenty to explore and experience. The festival also offers an abundance of vegetarian and vegan food options for those with dietary restrictions or preferences. Get ready to be transported to a world of wonder and enchantment at 3 Wishes.
When: 16 – 18 June 2023
Where: Cornwall
How much: from £25 – £160 for adults and up to £62 for kids more info here.

Great Exhibition Road Festival

Get ready to explore the fascinating world of science, art and culture at this amazing FREE family festival located in the heart of London. Inspired by the famous Great Exhibition of Queen Victoria, this festival brings together some of the most iconic institutions in the city, including the Royal Albert Hall, the Royal Parks, Serpentine Galleries, Natural History Museum and Imperial College, to name a few. With over 150 live events and activities to choose from, this festival promises to entertain, educate and delight families of all ages.
When: 17 & 18 June 2023
Where: Exhibition Road, South Kensington
How much: free more info here.

Timber Festival

Get ready to immerse yourself in nature, art, and music at this sustainable, family-friendly festival held in the heart of the National Forest. Swap out those files for the sound of the forest and enjoy a chilled-out atmosphere with plenty of activities to keep everyone entertained. Embrace British folk tales, groove to the woodland DJs, and learn some new skills at the circus and woodwork workshops. Don’t miss out on the National School of Forestry Workshops, which are sure to be a hit with the whole family.
When: 7 – 9 July 2023
Where: The National Forest
How much: £165.85 for adult weekend camping tickets and £58.85 for kids aged 4 and above. More info and booking here.

Also Festival

Impeccably selected, meticulously crafted, and affectionately brought to life; ALSO is a brainchild of Salon London that boasts a cultural hub at its core, where innovative ideas take center stage. Nestled in an enchanting environment, ALSO-land showcases a captivating blend of offbeat, whimsical, and intellectually stimulating events. A hub for engagement, introspection, and creativity, it offers a space to spark your imagination, reflect, and experiment with ideas through various mediums. The magnificent Capability Brown-designed landscape, with its gentle rolling hills, provides a breathtaking backdrop for this immersive experience.
When: 14 – 16 July 2023
Where: Park Farm, Warkwickshire
How much: Adults from £120 and kids from £60 with family tickets (two adults and up to 4 children) at £260 more info and bookings here.

Latitude Festival

Every year, big names such as George Ezra, Paolo Nutini, and The Kooks grace this stunning Suffolk festival. The festival site is enchanting, situated around the Latitude lake where the Kids area is located, and it was honored with the Best Festival Awards in 2018. Children will have a blast participating in various activities, such as pizza making, circus shows, pond dipping, and crafts. Latitude provides a festival experience that brings back memories of pre-kids days, while still allowing the little ones to join in the fun.
When: 20 – 23 July 2023
Where: Henham Park, Suffolk
How much: £286.45 for adults, £175.40 for teens and £15 for kids. More info and booking via their site here.

Standon Calling

If you’re looking for a unique, boutique festival with a love for eccentricity, dressing up, and families covered in glitter, look no further. This independent festival welcomes dogs, creating a playful atmosphere for both furry friends and humans. This year’s musical lineup includes exciting acts such as Madness, Gabrielle, The Subways, The Skints, and Nadia Rose. In addition to fantastic music and delicious food, the festival offers plenty of entertainment for children, including circus skills, sensory play, fire camp storytelling sessions, arts and crafts, and even a SWIMMING POOL! The Woodland Tribe is also joining the festival, providing Tree Swings, Adventure playgrounds, zip lines, and other Forest School-inspired activities. Check out our review from 2022 here or our Instagram Reel here.
When: 20 – 23 July 2023
Where: Hertfordshire
How much: £215 for adults, £205 for young adults, £165 for teens £30 for kids and £5 for infants weekend tickets. More info and bookings here.

Nozstock the Hidden Valley

Nozstock was founded by a fun-loving family, their friends, acquaintances, and anyone who loved playing music or telling jokes – just like the very best of festivals. The festival offers a wide variety of activities for young festival-goers, including arts and crafts, yoga sessions, and a plethora of diversions that cater to all energy levels. Although this year’s lineup has not yet been announced, the 2022 festival had an incredible lineup that featured Sister Sledge’s soulful R&B, Andy C’s drum and bass, Gentleman’s Dub Club’s dub, and Submotion Orchestra’s electronica, among many others.
When: 20 – 23 July 2023
Where: Herefordshire, West Midlands
How much: Full weekend tickets (from Thursday to Sunday) cost £197 for adults and £165 for teens with kids under 12 entering the festival for free. More info and booking via their website here.

Bluedot Festival

Bluedot festival is the perfect combination of raving and science, celebrating everything related to science, the universe, and our planet. This family-friendly festival promises to amaze and entertain both kids and parents alike. With an exciting lineup and plenty of activities for the entire family to enjoy (including science experiments!), the festival’s location at the famous Jodrell Bank Deep Space Observatory, nestled between Manchester and Macclesfield, is sure to leave young ones in awe. This summer, combine science, music, and culture to celebrate humanity with your little ones. The 2023 lineup boasts incredible acts like Grace Jones, Annie Mac, Roisin Murphy, Pavement, and Leftfield.
When: 20 – 23 July 2023
Where: Cheshire
How much: £209 for adults, £95 for 11 to 15s and £33 for 4-10 year olds with under 4s going free. More info and bookings here.

Penn Fest

Previous years have seen massive line-ups at this festival, and this year is no exception. The festival boasts big names such as Noel Gallagher, Bastille, 24 Hour Garage Girls, DJ Luck, MC Neat, NOT3S, Musical Youth, Corinne Bailey Rae, Wes Nelson, and DJ Fresh. Young Londoners attending can enjoy the Kids Zone, which is run by Bigtopmania from Camp Bestival and Glastonbury. The zone features a circus tent where visitors can participate in circus skills workshops, crazy bikes, inflatables, trapeze workshops, family circus shows, big balloon disco, big bubbles (with the kids inside them), stilt walkers and more circus fun. Additionally, there are hula hoops, diabolos, plate spinning, devil sticks, tightrope walking, toddler play, balloon twisting, coconut shy, and side show games. Visitors can also expect graffiti workshops, arts and crafts, and a variety of other family-friendly activities.
When: 21 & 22 July 2023
Where: The Big Penn, Bucks.
How much: £112 for adults and £28 for kids under 12 – both need to pay extra for camping tickets. More info and booking via their site here.


Womad, known as the world’s festival, presents an excellent opportunity to introduce children to the joys of travel and adventure. This year’s festival promises to surpass previous years, offering a diverse lineup of acts, including Bombay Bicycle Club, Femi Kuti and the Positive Force, and Kate Rusby. Discover new musical talents as you enjoy cutting-edge performances from world-class musicians hailing from all corners of the globe. The festival is spread across six stages, each equipped with top-notch sound systems. You can choose to soak up the sun on the open-air stage or enjoy a more intimate experience at the leafy Ecotricity stage. With over 200 kid-friendly workshops, including music, storytelling, physics, and cookery, there’s something for everyone to enjoy. The World of Children is a dedicated area for children under five, designed to provide a safe space for play and exploration.
When: 27 – 31 July 2023
Where: Wiltshire
How much: Adult 4-day tickets from £260, teen 3-day ticket £140 children under 12 go free – but there are lots of concessions available and day tickets too. More info and books here.

Camp Bestival

Organized by Rod da Bank and his wife Josie, this award-winning festival is perfect for families and puts children at the forefront of the experience. There are plenty of exciting activities for kids of all ages, including the Wild Tribe area with mudslides, building areas, and drumming circles, as well as the world’s largest bouncy castle for some serious bouncing fun. Other activities include go-karting, fairy tale storytelling from Cbeebies, Cosmic Yoga, raves from Big Fish Little Fish, vintage fairground rides, a roller disco, bushcraft, and much more. For those interested in science, the science tent provides an educational and captivating experience. Meanwhile, younger attendees can enjoy soft play and sandpits, as well as spectacles from Cirque Bijou to brush up on their circus skills or admire some late-night cabaret performances. The theme for 2023 is “Animal Snap!”, so expect to see plenty of leopard print, zebra stripes, tails, shimmering costumes, glitter, and face paint, along with dazzling entertainment.

Camp Bestival boasts big-name headliners and up-and-coming acts in smaller tents. This year’s lineup includes The Kooks, Rodigan, Craig David, Sophie Ellis Bextor, Dick and Dom, 24 Hour Garage Girls, Ella Henderson, Mel C, and more. Various camping options are available, including eco-camping and several glamping options. Get ready for an unforgettable experience!
When: 27 July 2023 – 30 July 2023
Where: Lulworth Castle, Dorset
How much: Adult tickets start at £220 and there are a variety of children’s options. More info and booking via their website here.

Kendal Calling

We anticipate this to be the grandest party ever witnessed in the Lake District, featuring a spectacular lineup boasting the likes of Kasabian, Nile Rodgers and Chic, Kaiser Chiefs, Example, and Rick Astley. Brace yourself for an electrifying weekend that promises to thrill the entire family. From engaging craft workshops, captivating storytelling sessions, to exciting circus lessons, children between the ages of 0-11 are in for an adventure-packed experience. Additionally, parents with toddlers aged three and below can comfortably monitor their kids as they frolic in the inflatable ball pit, within the serene confines of a cozy tipi.
When: 27 July – 30 July 2023
Where: Lowther Deer park, Cumbria
How much: Adult weekend tickets start at £189 more info and booking via their website.

Cambridge Folk Festival

The Cambridge Folk Festival has been running for over half a century and is considered one of the world’s oldest folk festivals. Drawing in approximately 14,000 attendees annually since its inception in 1965, many festival-goers become repeat visitors. The festival’s 2023 headliners feature a diverse range of musicians such as The Proclaimers, Gangsta Grass, Immelda May, Arrested Development, The Ayoub Sisters, and Angélique Kidjo. In addition to live music performances, the festival offers an extensive selection of activities and workshops. These include instrument making, willow sculpture, knitting, songwriting, drawing, storytelling, clog dancing, juggling, paddling, den building, tai-chi, artist-led music making, and much more. Thousands of festival-goers partake in these free, entertaining, informative, and sometimes unusual activities and workshops, leaving the festival each year with enriched experiences. With such a diverse range of activities on offer, there’s something for everyone to get involved in at the Cambridge Folk Festival.
When: 27 -30 July 2023
Where: Cherry Hinton Hall, Cambridge
How much: £159 for the whole festival with cheaper options for day tickets. More info and bookings here.

Starry Skies

This festival was born from the realization that going on holiday with kids can be an expensive battle of endurance. While festivals are fun for kids, it can be challenging once the sun goes down. Starry Skies blends the best of family-friendly festivals with family camping holidays. Despite being a small event, Starry Skies packs a punch with a packed program in stunning surroundings that allow everyone to get back to nature. The festival provides a space and program that encourages a connection to nature, community, and togetherness through ceremony, art, craft, performance, and play. It’s an opportunity for families to spend quality time together in beautiful surroundings away from the noise of everyday life. Starry Skies offers a wide range of activities designed to keep kids running wild all day, including star gazing, lantern-lit paths, wooden roundhouses, and lush meadows. If you’re coming in a campervan, there is a dedicated campervan field with one tent allowed per pass. For larger groups, it’s best to arrive together to pitch tents in sequential order.
When: 27 – 30 July 2023
Where: Herefordshire
How much: £202 for adults and children from £60 more info and bookings here.

Farm Fest

Nestled deep in the Somerset countryside, Farm Fest 2023 promises to be an intimate, community celebration, taking place in the heart of an organic farm. With a focus on providing fun-filled activities for children, this year’s programme is set to be packed with exciting offerings. If past events are anything to go by, you can expect interactive make-and-take sessions, engaging musical puppet sing-alongs, story-based workshops, magic shows, discos, and much more. The Kids’ Kingdom is conveniently located next to the campsite, ensuring that young ones won’t have to wander too far to enjoy interactive theater, hat-making competitions, or dance-offs. While the lineup has yet to be officially confirmed, be sure to keep an eye on the website for updates, as they’re coming soon.
When: 29 & 31 July 2023
Where: Somerset
How much: £108 per adult with a special group offer where you get 6 tickets for the price of 5 and children under 12 are going free. More info and bookings here.

Deer Shed

The entire festival is open and accessible to people of all ages, at all times. There’s something for everyone, with themes ranging from sports and literature to theater, arts and crafts, workshops, and science. Additionally, the festival for 2023 boasts an impressive lineup featuring headliners such as The Comet is Coming, The Delgados, Public Service Broadcasting, The Big Moon, and many more. Comedy acts from Phil Wang, Bridget Christie, Fern Brady, and other talented performers are sure to have attendees laughing out loud.
When: 28 July – 31 July 2022
Where: Topcliffe, North Yorkshire
How much: Adult tickets: £150, Child tickets: £30- £70, infants: Free more info and booking here.


Wilderness is a four-day hedonistic heaven for the whole family where you can expect to feast your ears, soul and tastebuds with music, food, comedy, workshops, games and so much more. Season Twelve includes headliners such as The Chemical Brothers, Christine and the Queens, and Fatboy Slim. The lineup is eclectic and includes performances from Arlo Parks, Franc Moody, GoGo Penguin, Joesef, and Flyte. For the foodies among us you can find fine dining experiences in natural settings with collaborations with top chefs to bring high-quality cuisine to the great outdoors. Wilderness offers a diverse and imaginative family program. Activities include Flying Seagulls performances, 321 Let’s Have Fun for young children, Cabinet of Living Cinema, Tootles + Nibs theatre, The Hub workshops for teens, and Mortimer Nannies are there to help babysit and entertain kids whilst the bigger kids get some much needed respite. Are you coming to find your wild side?
When: 3 – 6 August 2023
Where: Cornbury park, Oxfordshire
How much: Tickets available from £199 for adults, £124 for teens, from £28 for kids aged 6 to 12 and from £5.50 for under 5s. More info and booking here.

Reggae Land

Reggae Land is the ultimate family-friendly reggae experience in the UK, attracting 30,000 people and featuring over 80 artists across four stages. Set to take place on August 5th and 6th, 2023, at The National Bowl in Milton Keynes, this year’s event promises an unforgettable weekend. With a lineup of reggae icons from past, present, and future, diverse food options, and a range of activities including a Reggae Flea market and fairground rides, Reggae Land is the complete reggae celebration. Don’t miss out on this epic, family-friendly event!
When: 5 – 6 August 2023
Where: Campbell Park, Milton Keynes
How much: £79.50 for adult weekend tickets £20 for child tickets. More info and bookings here.


Boomtown is an epic festival – a whole city dedicated to partying in Hampshire with an epic line-up that gets better every year. Boomtown combines diverse music with immersive art, theater, and performance to create a living, breathing, fictitious city. Its ongoing narrative starts afresh in Chapter One: The Gathering, where actors and characters flood the streets and huge parades weave through the districts, creating a mass of colorful creative energy that vibrates through every strand of the city. Gatherings are a deep part of human connection and celebration and have been so for millennia, and Boomtown is no exception. Although the family zone is no longer around – children are welcome to the festival as long as their are accompanied by an adult over 30 years in age.
When: 9 August til 13 August 2023
Where: Hampshire
How much: Tickets are£295 and limited in avaliability so grab yours quickly if you want to attend. More info here.

Glow Worm Festival

Gloworm Festival is an exciting three-day event nestled in the lush greenery of Thoresby Park, Nottinghamshire. This family-friendly festival is designed to create a warm, welcoming, and imaginative environment for adults and their little ones to enjoy. The aim is to encourage festival-goers to shed their inhibitions, let loose, and have a great time. At the Gloworm Festival, children are the most important people in the world and the whole event is tailored to families with kids aged 0-13, while also offering plenty of entertainment options for teenagers and grown-ups. As their gear up to celebrate their seventh year in 2023 there’s an exciting line-up to be announces and loads more fun activities and workshops for the whole family.
When: 11 – 13 August 2023
Where: Thoresby Park, Nottinghamshire
How much: £137 for adult weekend tickets and £115 for kids aged 2 and above. More info and bookings here.

Green Man

Nestled in the breathtaking Brecon Beacons, this unique festival offers a relaxed and folky vibe, making it an ideal choice for families who prefer a more mellow festival experience. The festival’s “Little Folk” area is specifically designed for children up to the age of 12 and offers a variety of engaging activities such as storytelling, puppet-making, and the Little Folk Parade. For teenagers aged 13 to 17, the “Somewhere” zone provides a perfect haven with DJ workshops, cinema, and yoga classes. Whether you’re looking for family fun or a place to unwind, this festival has something for everyone.
When: 17 – 20 August 2023
Where: Breacon Beacons, Wales
How much: Sold out but keep an eye out for resale tickets here.

Camp Bestival Shropshire

Camp Bestival Shropshire returns for its second year and promises to bring all the unique and essential elements of the original Camp Bestival to the heart of England. Curated by the married duo Rob Da Bank and Josie, who are behind the award-winning Camp Bestival in Dorset, you can expect joy, color, and brilliant music from the genre-swerving Glaswegian heroes Primal Scream, drum n bass groovers Rudimental, and synth-pop legends The Human League. Along with family entertainment and adventure, Camp Bestival Shropshire will partner with World Wildlife Fund (WWF) for a program of activities, including more than 100 free things for kids to do.
When: 17 – 20 August 2023
Where: Weston Park, Shropshire
How much: Adults £194 for the weekend and kids start at £80 – more info and bookings here.

Beautiful Days

Beautiful Days festival is set to celebrate their 20th anniversary in 2023, and it promises to be bigger and better than ever before. With an array of activities for children, including bushcraft, theatre, circus, rides, story-telling, music, and craft workshops, the festival is the perfect family-friendly event. The 2023 Sunday theme, “Out of this World,” will transport festival-goers into a world of extraterrestrial and intergalactic wonders, filled with supernatural, alien, fantastical, and mythical creatures. In addition to the various stages, including the popular seated Theatre Tent, the festival also features Site Art installations, a massive Children’s Area, a Healing Village, Walkabout Theatre, family camping, real ale bars, Folk Sessions, and a diverse selection of carefully curated food and craft stalls. There’s something for everyone at this exciting festival, so don’t miss out on the fun!
When: 18 – 20 August 2023
Where: Devon
How much: £175 for adult weekend tickets, £90 for those aged 10 to 16 and £60 for those aged ten and £20 for under 5s. More info and bookings via their site here.

Just So Festival

Just So Festival is an intimate, weekend-long adventure that’s unlike any other. With a focus on storytelling and childhood escapades, Just So creates a wonderland of world-class literature, arts, theatre, dance, music, comedy, and creative pursuits for families to enjoy together. From midnight feasts and curious creatures to hidden retreats and boutique camping options, Just So takes all ages on a unique expedition of mischief and mayhem. Join us at Rode Hall, Cheshire, for an unforgettable family experience in 2023. This is an outdoor adventure and creative space for all involved, placing a focus on art over music!
When: 18, 19 & 20 August 2023
Where: Rode Hall, Cheshire
How much: From £187 for adults and £64 for kids for the weekend with camping. More info via their website.

Camp Kindling

Camp Kindling in Sevenoaks is a relatively new addition to the scene, promising a thrilling combination of adventure during the day and partying at night, and it definitely lives up to the hype. During the day, the schedule is jam-packed with fun and wholesome activities that the whole family can enjoy, such as beekeeping, raft building, aerial circus acts, quad biking, clay shooting, cocktail making, trampolining, rafting, hot air ballooning, and so much more. Although the lineup for 2022 has not been disclosed yet, you can expect a diverse mix of musical genres, including pop, disco, garage, funk, and many others. In addition to the regular camping options, you can opt for the boutique camping experience if you’re looking for a touch of luxury during your stay. Keep an eye out for the lineup announcement, as it won’t be released until closer to the event date.
When: 19 – 22 August 2022
Where: Sevenoaks
How much: from £215 for adults and £185 for teens, £145 for pre-teens, £95 for those aged 3 to 5 and free for anyone under 2. More info and bookings here.


Shambala festival strikes a perfect balance between family-friendly fun and wild adventures. With a commitment to maintaining the festival’s music, magic, and mayhem, the organizers do everything they can to make it a fantastic experience for the whole family. The line-up for 2023 is MASSIVE with the likes of Chase and Status, Excision, Mura Masa, Griz, RL Grime, Zeds Dead, Rusko, Sub Focus and John Summit all playing during the weekend. Experience one of the most vibrant Kids’ Fields in the festival circuit, packed with art tents where kids can create monsters, badges, costumes, and more. There’s also hula hooping, bike racing, trampolines, and circus skills. The festival is kid-friendly, with sandpits, climbing areas, and workshops in the Craft Field and Enchanted Woods. Shambala Carnival, crazy golf, and fairground rides are also available. For families with babies or toddlers, the Young Families Campsite has buggy-sized gaps between tents. The Toddle Inn offers dance, sing-along, and fun activities tailored to 3-5 year olds. And don’t miss the popular bedtime stories with cocoa in the Family Camping Yurt.
When: 24 – 27 August 2023
Where: Northamptonshire
How much: from £226 for adults and £57 for kids and £117 for teens. More info and bookings here.


Chris Evans founded this festival to support children’s charities. The event spans across two different locations and dates, combining music, food, sports, and the arts with a passion for cars. If you’re a fan of fast cars and music, this festival is perfect for you. In addition to the usual festival attractions like circus schools, arts and crafts, and giant games, there are also plenty of exciting adventure activities to take part in, such as rock climbing, bushcraft, and skateboarding. The lineup boasts a variety of talented acts, including MCFLY, BOYZLIFE, GOK WAN DJ SET, CRAIG DAVID TS5, REEF, RICK ASTLEY, RICK PARFITT JNR, and many more.
When: 25 – 27 August 2023
Where: Cheshire
How much: From £209 for adult weekend camping tickets and £60 for children. A variety of other ticketing options are available. Check their website for full details.

The Big Feastival

Located in the heart of the Cotswolds, this foodie festival is run by Blur bassist Alex James and is perfect for both kids and adults. Your little ones will surely recognize famous faces like Peppa Pig and Justin Fletcher, making it a family-friendly event. Get ready to indulge in a feast for the senses, as this festival is a dream come true for future foodies (and their accompanying adults). The Big Feastival features a fantastic combination of mouth-watering food and an A-list music lineup, with headliners such as Blossoms, Sigrid, and Tom Grennan, among many others. In addition to the incredible food and music, you can expect a vintage funfair, Jitterbug circus, giant puppets, village green games, tree climbing, and lots more. Check out our reel from last year here.
When: 25 – 27 August 2023
Where: Oxfordshire
How much: Weekend tickets start at £177 for adults, £108 for teens and £44 for kids under 12. More info and booking via their website here.

Hampton Court Palace Food Festival

When it comes to foodie festivals for the whole family, Historic Royal Palaces definitely know how to deliver. Young Londoners can embark on a journey of exploration through the palace, bask in the beauty of the grounds, and immerse themselves in live entertainment provided by the festival’s regular favorites. With social distancing and safety measures in place, you can rest assured that your family’s health and wellbeing are a top priority. The festival boasts a carefully selected lineup of artisanal producers, street food vendors, and boutique drinks companies that will tantalize your taste buds with a wide range of culinary delights. Keep an eye on their website for further updates as more exciting offerings are yet to be announced.
When: 26 – 28 August 2023
Where: Hampton Court Palace
How much: TBC more info here.

Greenwich and Docklands International Festival

This cultural gem is London’s leading festival for theatre and performing arts and takes place in various locations across Greenwich, Docklands and East London. Expect lots of groundbreaking outdoor performances that share diverse local and global stories, art installations and loads more. More info and full programme here.
When: Exact dates TBC but expect it to take place late August to September 2022
Where: Throughout Greenwich and Docklands
How much: free

Into the Trees

Into The Trees is an opportunity to escape the hustle and bustle of daily life and find balance by spending quality time in nature with loved ones. Pippingford Park, an enchanting protected woodland in the Ashdown Forest, provides the perfect backdrop for a range of outdoor activities that offer families the chance to connect. Whether it’s forest school skills, tree-top climbing, natural art, fort building, pond dipping, lantern making, mud kitchens, or raft building, there’s something for everyone. Families can camp out under dark starry skies, enjoy relaxed fireside performances, locally produced food and drink, and a Saturday night ceilidh. Alternatively, visitors can come just for the day and bask in the late summer sunshine that brings magic to this award-winning wild weekend. The So Sussex formula of adventure, discovery, and inspiration encourages multiple generations to spend time together outdoors and enjoy the wonders of nature. It’s time to reconnect and head Into The Trees.

When: 8 – 10 September 2023
Where: Sussex
How much: £55 for adults and £30 for kids. More info and bookings here.

**All ticket prices listed here are based on information at the time of publication and refer to basic camping prices which are are subject to availability. Do check with the individual providers for more information.

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