Family friendly music festivals
We’ve been to the Belladrum Tartan Heart fstival a few times and it’s always been good for the kids, with lots of crafty things to do. The camping field flooded the last time we were there but we were staying up the road with family. It’s near Inverness so depending where you are might be a long drive.Posted 4 years agomuzzleMember
Deer Shed festival in North Yorkshire – great mix of music and kids’ stuff. Last year’s theme was Machines, and they had all sorts of workshops and interactive stuff – my 6 year-old son loved it.
This year the theme is Time Travel and Johnny Marr and British Sea Power are the main acts, with more bands being announced tomorrow I think.
We’ve been every year for the last three years and we love it. Went to Latitude with the kids a few years ago, and found it just too big. Deer Shed is much smaller, with a nice easy walk from car to campsite and from campsite to arena.
Oh, and that’s my son in the video from the 2013 festival at 44 seconds in (the little one on the left in the big goggles!).Posted 4 years agosurferMember
Camp Bestival. I have been 4 times and I know Camp Bestival was one of my kids most anticipated events of the year. They and we (4 dads) have had some fantastic times there and I can recommend it.Posted 4 years ago
Unfortunately they are a bit older now so will be going to festivals on their own now although I am booking Kendal calling tonight!llamaMember
Glastonbury with my kids lots of times starting from about that age. I was worried the first time but it ended up being surprisingly good fun and opened up a whole side to the festival I never knew existed. There is a ton of stuff that kids will like and family camping is relatively quiet and spacious.
Of course it is corporate, too expensive, too middle class, not as good as it used to be, blah, blah, blahPosted 4 years agostilltortoiseSubscriber
Car Fest. Whilst technically only a music festival from late afternoon onwards, there is more than enough to keep parents and kids occupied provided you have even a little interest in cars. We’ve been twice and loved it. The camping areas are extremely well organised and presented and everywhere feels very safe. Good selection of food too.Posted 4 years agowrightysonMember
Ynot festival between ashbourne/buxton/matlock is already booked again for this year. Proper designated family camping with a nicely controlled curfew, which everyone showed a lot of respect for last year. Don’t get me wrong it’s not 9pm and lights out, but if you’re twatting around at 2am you will be told.Posted 4 years ago
Genuinely can’t recommend it enough.
As for bearded theory hopefully got some freebies lined up for that one…reluctantwrinklyMember
Cambridge folk Festival. Camping on site if booked early enough,set in a lovely urban park just outside Cambridge. Activities for the kids just off the main festival area.Very friendly festival and the music isn’t just folk-Van Morrison tops the bill this year.It can however be a mudfest if it rains like most festivals!Posted 4 years agowhatnobeerMember
Wickerman festival. You can dump the wife n kids, and head the few miles along the road to Dalbeattie!.
Was just about to suggest that. Always lots of kids around when I’ve been in the past. Lots variety in the stages and music on offer and on the smaller side too. Plus some great riding to be had at the local stanes if you took your bike 😉Posted 4 years agostilltortoiseSubscriber
wrightyson, did you find there was enough to keep the kids occupied? Granted the weather was rotten when I went to Y Not a few years ago, but there weren’t a huge amount of kids’ activities going on. I don’t think I’d take my 5 and 7 year old there for a whole weekend.Posted 4 years agoNickSubscriber
I was thinking as I read down the thread, why hasn’t anyone mentioned The Green Man festival?
We’ve been going since 2009, when my son was 6.
It’s a fantastic location and a very laid back atmosphere. Good kids area, films, adventure walks, fun science stuff etc.
We just let the kids wonder off and do their own thing now, give them a cheap walkie talkie and we can call them back to our spot on the terraced grass overlooking the main stage.
Good beer festival too.Posted 4 years ago
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