With the festival season soon to be in full swing, we thought it’d be a good idea to take a look at five of the most family friendly festivals coming up in 2019.
As the only combined arts festival dedicated entirely to families in the UK, Just-So Festival has gone from strength to strength since it’s 2009 inception. A wonderful, intimate weekend-long camping experience designed for families and their children, it’s a haven of imagination and adventure like few around. There’s art, music, literature, comedy and theatre, all surrounded by the stunning views of Rode Hall Estate, Cheshire. A must for any family looking for a creative, joyous weekend.
When: 16th-18th August
Where: Rode Hall Estate, Cheshire
Price: Adult weekend ticket £145; children £50; under 3's go free
With woodland strolls, lake swimming, beatboxing and wildlife survival courses for all the mini-Ray Mears proteges, Latitude is a firm UK favourite for families who love the outdoors, and with good reason. Not only is it idyllic, surrounded by beautiful green hills and stunning scenery – it attracts real A-list headliners such as Mumford and Sons and The 1975. With designated kids, teens and family areas, there’s something for everyone, making it one of the most popular choices for those looking for that big festival experience, but in a safe and intimate surrounding.
When: 18th-21st July
Where: Henham Park, Suffolk
Price: Adult weekend ticket £202.50, £15 for under 13s, free for under 5s
How many festivals can claim to have possibly the world’s largest disco ball? Camp Bestival can. The hugely popular little sister of Bestival is back again with a jam-packed weekend full of family focused fun. From CBeebies stars Dick and Dom and mud kitchens, right through to music from London Grammar, Plan B, M.I.A and Grace Jones, the festival is understandably popular.
When: 25th-28th July
Where: Lulworth Castle, Dorset
Price: Adult weekend ticket £180; 13-17 years £114; 10-12 years £90; 5-9 years £31.50; 4-1 years £11; free for under 1s
Green Man Festival
Located in the glorious Brecon Beacons, Green Man is perfect eclectic mix of music, dance and arts. The facilities are a notable standout, with hot showers, toilets and fresh water on tap in the family camping area. There’s the ‘Little Folk’ area too – home to incredibly popular events such as the Woolly Circus, The Flying Seagulls and the Pedal Emporium, with multi-coloured dragons included of course. There’s plenty for the grown-ups too, with music coming from Fleet Foxes, Public Service Broadcast, Grizzly bear and more.
When: 15th-18th August
Where: Brecon Beacons
Price: Adult weekend ticket £189, teens £121, kids £21, infants go free
Surrounded by the picturesque Lake District countryside, Kendal Calling is perfect for those looking for a smaller family festival experience. The dedicated Kids Calling area, plus the Lost Eden and Woodlands area provide a welcome fun alternative to the usually stellar music line-up. After 9pm the Lost Eden comes alive, with luminous webs and critters brought to life by an LED makeover. The Emperor Fields site is a must for families.
When: July 25th-28th July
Where: Lowther Deer Park, Lake District
Price: Adult weekend ticket £148; 11-15 years £88.25; 6-10 years £22; under 5's go free