Family Friendly Festivals

Your roundup of the 7 best family festivals 2020 has to offer

No one said that becoming a parent meant that the fun had to stop. In fact, kids are often the best excuse to relive your own youth and experience those festival firsts all over again. Which is why it's great so many festivals have geared themselves up for family life. From kid zones, guest appearances of cartoon favourites, fancy dress and park rides to child-friendly shows, magic performances and more - they'll want to experience it all, but which are the best? Read on and find out our top festival finds for families this year...

Camp Bestival

Dates: July 30th to August 2nd
Location: East Lulworth, Dorset
Headliners: Fatboy Slim, Groove Armada, Liam Payne

A festival made for all ages, Camp Bestival is a stunning weekend that combines the very best of music, comedy and theatre with fun and activities that kids love. Each year Camp Bestival has a fancy dress that families can participate in - this year it's Camp Bestival Goes To The Movies!

Camp Bestival is everything you would expect of a family-centric festival - music, fun & (hopefully) sun!

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Deer Shed Festival

Dates: July 24th to July 27th
Location: Topcliffe, North Yorkshire
Headliners: Stereolab, Cate Le Bon, Ghostpoet

Deer Shed's 11th edition is a wonderful cultural family event in a gloriously sun-filled area of the Yorkshire countryside. It boasts 4 stages of music, as well as child-friendly comedy shows, spoken word and theatre. There's plenty of outdoor activities and workshops for all ages to enjoy that range from stone carving to comedy classes!

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Isle of Wight Festival

Dates: June 11th to June 14th
Location: Newport, Isle Of Wight
Headliners: Lionel Richie, Lewis Capaldi, Duran Duran

Isle of Wight Festival is one of the biggest festivals in the UK and has Lionel Richie and Lewis Capaldi performing this year. The Festival has a dedicated family camping area and a 'Kidzone' stage that has seen theatre, magic and circus shows, and Peppa Pig perform there in the past. Plus, weekend tickets for children are very affordable (under 5's go free, ages 6-12 are a fiver) there's no need to worry about breaking the bank by bringing the kids.

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Gloworm Festival

Dates: August 15th - August 16th
Location: Newark, Nottinghamshire
Line up includes: CBeebies, Twist & Pulse, The Lancashire Hotpots

Gloworm is a dedicated family-only festival that encourages kids to be carefree in a welcoming environment. For the little ones, the event includes live performances from children's TV favourites which includes a special CBeebies zone this year. Children can enjoy age-appropriate & engaging workshops, creative experiences and meet & greets throughout the electrifying 2-day event.

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Latitude Festival

Dates: July 16th - July 19th
Location: Southwold, Suffolk
Headliners - Haim, Liam Gallagher, The Chemical Brothers

Latitude is a multi-genre festival that comprises of music, comedy, theatre and even more. It has a separate family camping area and offers children a variety of activities and workshops to try in 3 distinct areas for kids, teens and families. It's no wonder why it won Best Family Festival at the UK Festival Awards in 2018.

Haim, Liam Gallagher and The Chemical Brothers are headlining so expect this year's Latitude Festival to be another incredible weekend of live entertainment for all.

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Wychwood Festival

Dates: May 29th - May 31st
Location: Cheltenham

Wychwood Festival is a truly family-friendly weekend event at the unique venue of Cheltenham Racecourse. It has attractions and workshops scattered around the festival site and has performances on its dedicated family stage on all 3 days. Wychwood even has a literary section called Story Box where the little ones can see authors and illustrators bring their favourite stories to life.

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The Big Family Festival

Dates: July 30th to August 2nd
Location: Sutton Coldfield

The Big Family Festival is a 3-day spectacular that all the family will enjoy.

Expect to see live performances from your kids' favourite TV shows and experience some of the 100 activities that are offered - these include science shows, family bingo, lip sync battles and many, many more. Previous years' performers have included Basil Brush, Sooty and The Moomins.

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