Some of the best family festivals to enjoy this summerPosted on Mon 29th June 2015
With the school holidays just around the corner, here are some of the best family festivals to enjoy this summer.
Date: 3rd - 4th Jul
Where: The Park, Hampshire, SO21 3BL
Tickets: Adult inc camping £100 under 17’s prices vary
Blissfields has a dedicated area for the family and kids, Angel Gardens, which combines education with fun. Angel Gardens has enough to keep your children entertained throughout the festival, attractions include: a Craft Area, The White Rabbit Cabaret and The Activistz Kidz Club allowing your children to create a protest on something they choose, making banners, learning chants and talking about why people protest and what they achieve.
Line Up includes: The Horrors, John Grant, Simian Mobile Disco (Live), Glass Animals, Public Service Broadcasting, Grandmaster Flash, Ibibio Sound Machine, The Correspondents, Songhoy Blues, and Novelist
Date: 30 Jul – 2 Aug
Where: Lulworth Castle, Dorset, BH20 5QS
Tickets: Adult inc camping £195 children’s prices vary
The multi award winning Camp Bestivals provides a great blend of family entertainment to keep the kids occupied all day, including films, a brand new adaptation of Julia Donaldson’s Scarecrows’ Wedding, and hip-hop’s answer to ‘Whose Line is it Anyway?’ with the Freestyle Funk Forum, to the hugely inspiring Gorilla Gardening.
Line Up includes: Underworld, Clean Bandit, Kaiser Chiefs, Professor Green, Wretch 32, Kate Tempest, Bob Geldof, Soul II Soul, Ella Henderson, and Level 42
Date: 10th - 12th Jul
Where: The Great Tew Estate, Oxfordshire, OX7 4AH
Tickets: Adult weekend camping £200, children’s prices vary
Known as the posh Glastonbury (David Cameron is the local MP) Cornbury offers something for everyone – an eclectic mix of music across 4 stages, a fantastic children’s area with a complete programme of workshops daily and not a computer game in sight. If you want to treat yourself to glamping and the VIP treatment no festival does it better.
Line Up includes: Tom Jones, Razorlight, The Fratellis, Chas & Dave, Blue, Martha Reeves & The Vandellas, Lulu, Roger Hodgson (Formerly of Supertramp), And Billy Ocean
Date: 24th - 26th Jul
Where: Baldersby Park, North Yorkshire, YO7 3BZ
Tickets: SOLD OUT
Now in its sixth year Deer Shed’s theme for 2015 is ‘Up In The Air'. Deer Shed is unique in offering not only workshops from making clouds to identifying them in the sky, games (there’s a massive sand pit with 8 tonnes of sand!), but also plays host to a science area which allows the kids to learn while having fun, this includes the Wreckshop where they can take things apart and build something new.
Line Up includes: Billy Bragg, The Felice Brothers, Diagrams, Palace, John Grant, Villagers, Dutch Uncles, The Unthanks, Ibibio Sound Machine, Damien Dempsey, James Yorkston, All Tvvins
Date: 6th - 9th Aug
Where: Croft Farm Waterpark, Gloucestershire, GL20 7EE
Tickets: Adult inc camping £95 children’s prices vary
As the name would indicate, LakeFest is held on a site with a huge lake and there are a wide range waters ports from pedalo's to banana boats. There are a wide range of traditional workshops including kite making, circus skills, and Glamba Drumming. In addition there is a treasure hunt, BMX skills and Story-telling.
Line Up includes: Embrace, Ash, Billy Bragg, New Model Army, D:Ream,The Correspondents and Goldie Lookin Chain, plusThe Roving Crows, Erica, Babajack, Haunted Souls, Notorious Brothers and Simon Murphy.
Date: 16th - 19th Jul
Where: Henham Park Estate, Suffolk, NR34 8AN
Tickets: Adult inc camping £192.50 children’s prices vary
Although marketed as a music and arts festival Latitude truly does have something for people of all ages, children, teenagers, parents, grandparents. The festival has performers from most of the arts and attracts the best in their field from ballet to comedy, spoken word to cabaret, theatre to art installation and of course music.
Line Up includes: Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds, Portishead, Alt-J, Manic Street Preachers, James Blake, Caribou, Jon Hopkins, The Vaccines, Sbtrkt, La Roux, Catfish And The Bottlemen, Django Django, Nitin Sawhney, The Boomtown Rats, Seasick Steve