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Family Friendly Festivals

Family Friendly Festivals Coming up this year

Looking for a Family Friendly Festival to attend this year? Here are 14 family friendly festivals that will surely keep you entertained all summer.

1. Latitude 2022

Location: Henham Park

Dates: Thu, Jul 21, 2022 – Sun, Jul 24, 2022

Ticket Prices: Family Weekend with Camping – £226.80 (per adult)

The Latitude festival has been creating unforgettable memories for more than 10 years. Hosted at the beautiful Henham Park in Suffolk, Latitude is one of the highlights of the festival season.

You and your family can enjoy the best of poetry, dance, literature, music, podcasts and wellness. There are lots of family activities and entertainment for teens, and kids.

The festival is family-friendly. However, anyone under 16 is not allowed to be at the festival without an adult of 18 or over. Children under 10 years must also be in the company of an adult.

2. Cornbury Music Festival

Location: Cornbury Park

Dates: 8th – 10th July 2022

Ticket Prices…

  • Adults – £236,
  • Child – £35 (with camping)

The Cornbury Music Festival is an eccentric and one of a kind musical carnival. This dynamic summer festival takes place in Great Tew Park in Oxfordshire. Founded by music promoter Hugh Phillimore, the 2017 festival was originally announced to be the last. However, they reversed the decision.

After a two year sabbatical, the festival is back, and they are bringing the classic Cornbury line-up. Byran Adams, the Canadian rocker will grace the show. Joining him will be James Blunt, Scottish stars The Waterboys, rock popstars The Darkness and many more.

3. Camp Bestival Shropshire

Location: Weston Park

Dates: 18th – 21st August 2022

Ticket Prices…

  • Adult Weekend – £180,
  • Child (13 to 17 Weekend) – £137.50,
  • Child (10 to 12 Weekend) – £112.50

Camp Bestival Shropshire is a family-friendly music festival held at Weston Park. Headliners such as Fatboy Slim, Becky Hill and Rag’n’Bone Man will provide entertainment and excitement for all ages.

There will be plenty of family fun with Extreme Bike Battle, Horrible Histories and more. The festival will also have a host of good times on offer from Kung Fu for kids to Family Silent Discos and much more. Camp Bestival won’t be a festival without exquisite food and drink plus a whole new world of frolics.

4. Kendal Calling

Location: Lowther Deer Park

Dates: 28th – 31st July 2022

Ticket Prices…

  • Adult Weekend Camping – £178.75,
  • Teen (11-15 years) – £88.25,
  • Child (6-10 years) – £22

With over 250 artists across 13 stages, Kendall Calling promises to be the biggest party in 2022. Set at its beautiful Lake District home, the music and arts festival has grown from a two day 900 capacity event to a 25,000 capacity festival.

The festival is safe and family-friendly. In fact, they’ve a dedicated kids play area with everything – from workshops for teens to mothers and babies tents. The festival also has a dedicated Family Campsite that offers the best views of the beautiful Cumbrian landscape.

5. Camp Bestival

Location: Lulworth Castle, Dorset

Dates: 28th to 31st July 2022

Ticket Prices:

  • Adult – £190,
  • Child (Age 13 to 17) – £140,
  • Child (Age 10 to 12) – £115,
  • Child (Age 5 to 9) – £95

Camp Bestival is a music festival organized by Dj Rob Da Bank, a BBC Radio 1 host. Held annually in July at Lulworth Castle, this huge 30,000 venue welcomes families with children of all ages.

They can take part in live music, fun activities and more. As a truly special family getaway, the festival promises to keep you and your family entertained. In fact, be ready to get lost in four days of unprecedented fun that includes comedy, circus spectacles, workshops and more.

6. Bluedot Festival

Location: Jodrell Bank Observatory

Dates: 21st – 24th July 2022

Ticket Prices: from £158.75

BlueDot is an award-winning UK festival of science, culture, arts, music and more. Taking place on the grounds of Jodrell Bank Observatory in Cheshire, the festival is returning after a two-year break.

Organizers are curating a weekend like no other for the Bluedot Festival 2022. The festival will be a weekend of discovery that includes expert talks, artworks and live science experiments. Expect to be in the company of some of the finest brains in science.

All ages are welcome, and the whole family can enjoy together while being safe and sound.

7. Deer Shed Festival

Location: Baldersby Park

Dates: 29th – 31st July 2022

Ticket Prices…

  • Adults 16+ – £170,
  • Child (11 – 15) – £70,
  • Child (6 – 10) – £60,
  • Child (3 – 5) – £30

For the second year running, the Deer Shed Festival returns to North Yorkshire. However, instead of a weekend of music and arts, the 2022 festival offers three varied days to keep you, and your family entertained.

Deer Shed Festival is not just a music festival. It’s a cultural event that will expose you and your family to new things. Some of those things will be challenging. However, you will leave the festival inspired.

There’re all kinds of camping options from tipis to vintage tents. So, if you don’t feel like setting your own tent, you’ve several options to pick from.

8. Nozstock Festival

Location: Bromyard, Herefordshire

Date: 21st to 24th July 2022

Ticket Prices…

  • Adults (17+) – £171.13,
  • Teen(Ages 13-16) – £171.13,
  • Child (12 and under) – Free

Nozstock is a three-day art and music festival set in the rural rolling hills in Bromyard, Herefordshire. Founded in 1998 as a barbeque, the festival has grown from a fun-loving family event to its current capacity of 5000.

The 2022 edition will have ten stages of live music, theatre, cabaret tent, comedy tent and even a hip-hop stage. At the heart of the festival site is Orchard, the main stage.

Here, you’ve the chance to dance your socks off to music from homegrown talent alongside other established acts. If you want to get inspired, amused and entertained this July 2022, get your tickets to the Nozstock Festival.

9. England’s Medieval Festival

Location: Herstmonceux Castle

Dates: 27th – 29th August 2022

Tickets: TBA

England’s Medieval Festival is a medieval-themed event held at Herstmonceux Castle in Sussex. The three-day festival features knight battles, jousting, falconry, battles, theatre, and re-enactments. You also have workshops, medieval food, real ale, crafts, horses and traditional folk music.

There are have-a-go activities for adults and kids. They include axe throwing, calligraphy, copper bowl making, archery and much more. Entry to the castle is across a moat, then through the courtyard and into the walled gardens. Dogs on leads are welcome.

10. The Big Feastival

Location: Cotswolds

Dates: 26th to 28th August 2022

Ticket Prices…

  • Adults (18+) – £177.50,
  • Teens (13 – 17) – £109.50,
  • Child (under 12) – £38.50

The Big Feastival is coming to the Cotswolds this August Bank holiday. Taking place on Alex James’ beautiful farm, the festival brings together music from some of the biggest artists in the UK. Expect to sing along and dance to music by incredible talent at the festival Main Stage.

Besides music, there will be a lot of feasting thanks to the Big Kitchen. You and your family will have the choice of the best street food lineup from some of the hottest names in the UK. Each stand will serve delicious food made from locally sourced ingredients.

Get up close and personal with your favourite chefs during Q&A talks. To get the most out of the weekend, we recommend taking a look at all the different stages.

11. Victorious Portsmouth Festival

Location: Portsmouth

Dates: 27th to 29th August, 2022

Tickets Prices…

  • Adults – £140,
  • Child (5 to 12 years) – £24,
  • Child (under 5 years) – £3

Another three day festival for music lovers is the Victorious Portsmouth Festival. Held in Portsmouth, the festival will have a kids arena with all attractions and entertainment completely free.

The focal point of the festival is the Common Stage. Located on Southsea common, the stage plays host to high profile acts with stellar productions. Previous festivals hosted Paul Weller, Elbow, The Prodigy, Rudimental and more. Adjacent to Southsea Castle is the Castle Stage.

This stunning landmark belonged to Henry VIII, and during the festival, there is an incredible arena. Here, you can watch your favourite artists and dance to their lyrics.

12. Towersey Festival

Location: Claydon country estate

Dates: 26th to 29th August 2022

Ticket Prices…

  • Adults (18+) – £172,
  • Young People (5 – 17yrs) – £92,
  • Child (under 5 years) – free

The Towersey Festival is the perfect festival for seasoned and first-timers alike. This family-friendly festival is a place where families come together and create awesome memories. Even when you come alone, you will feel part of the Towersey community.

Set in Claydon country estate, the festival has a packed program filled with 4 days of spoken word, dance, and comedy. There is food, cider, real ale, workshops, games, crafts, and the list goes on and on.

13. Festival of Sport

Location: Holkham

Dates: 12th to 15th August 2022

Ticket Prices…

  • Weekend Ticket – £370
  • Saturday Ticket – £185
  • Sunday Ticket – £185

The Festival of Sport is back at Holkham this August 2022 with an extra night added. Founded by Austin Healey and Will Greenwood, the festival offers a weekend of family fun with camping, and competitions.

It provides an amazing opportunity for children to try new sports whilst learning new skills. As the ultimate sports event, it will include cricket, rugby, football, netball, tennis, rowing, boxing, archery and many more.

Glamping and camping are available, and who knows, you may be camping next to a sports legend.

14. Just So Festival

Location: Rode Hall Estate, Scholar Green

Dates: 19th to 21st August 2022

Ticket Prices…

  • Adult – £165.85,
  • Child (3-15) – £58.85,
  • Child(Under 3) – Free

The Just So Festival is an annual and weekend-long outdoor family adventure. The festival enables families to step out of their day to day lives and into an imaginative world of art, literature, comedy, music, dance and much more.

Every year, the festival takes the audience on a unique expedition to lads full of top-notch food, hidden retreats and more. With an incredible mix of artists, festival-goers can expect an eclectic host of musical acts.

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