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Best Family Friendly Festivals in the UK 2023

The end of May marks the start of Festival Season in the UK, kicking off with Creamfields South from 26th-28th May. Featuring massive dance acts like Tiesto, Calvin Harris and Swedish House Mafia, this is one for adults (18+) only, but don't fret! If you're looking for family friendly music festivals in the UK, you've come to the right place. We've compiled a list of festivals which are suitable for even the tiniest of music lovers. 

First up is Wychwood Festival at Cheltenham Racecourse, which runs from 2nd-4th June. Wychwood boasts over 100 activities and workshops for all ages, including crafts, dance, and circus skills, as well as hosting some pretty impressive musical acts over the weekend such as Travis, Sam Ryder, and Mr. Motivator (seriously!). There is also a Hip Hop karaoke stage, which should keep even the older kids entertained. 

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Isle of Wight Festival- 15th to the 18th June

Isle of Wight Festival is a family favourite year after year, and it's not hard to see why. The festival has a dedicated Kids Zone, with heaps of activities and classes to tire the kids. IOW Festival also boasts 14 music stages, and this year's line up includes George Ezra, Example, and One Republic. There is a whole array of genres being performed at IOW so this one is definitely a crowd pleaser.

Standon Calling, Hertfordshire- 20th to the 23rd July

Standon Calling is a smaller, and less well known, festival than the likes of the Isle of Wight Festival, however, this is not always a bad thing. In fact, there is so much for the kids to do here: from 'rockaoke', kids raves, fancy dress competitions, and even a dog show! There is a family dedicated campsite, as well as a babysitting service for when the grown ups need some 'wind down' time. 

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Latitude Festival, Suffolk- Also the 20th to the 23rd July

Latitude has previously won best family festival, as well as 'best family day out'. Headliners include George Ezra, Paolo Nutini and Pulp, but there is a whole host of musical talent attending. On top of this, there are dedicated kids and teen zones which include the essential craft and music activities, as well as workshops in bushcraft, and comedy shows. 

Camp Bestival, Dorset- 27th to the 30th July

Camp Bestival is set in the grounds of Lulworth Castle, and is jam-packed with over 100 free activities including soft play, circus skills, and 'the world's biggest bouncy castle'! Artists performing at Bestival include Craig David, Scouting for Kids, and Mister Maker. Camp Bestival is always a hit on the South coast, and tickets do sell quickly.

As well as festivals which have a strong music focus, there are festivals such as Gone Wild with Bear Grylls, Buddhafest, and Into the Wild which focus on outdoor events, nature skills, and wellbeing workshops. These festivals also host live music acts, although the music is usually much more varied; Into the Wild features a lot of World Music, rather than 'pop' artists. 

Wherever you go, and whoever you see, we hope your summer is full of sun, music, and future memories. 

Post Created : 13/05/2023
Posted in News by Vocal
Last Updated : 02/06/2023