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Get your summer entertainment sorted with our guide to the UK's biggest and best family friendly festivals. With fun for all the family including top music stars and kid-friendly fun, entertainment and activities these festivals will suit music lovers, craft fans and foodies alike.
Festivals are fast becoming one of the most popular ways to spend your great British summer, so let's dive in and find the best kid friendly music festivals in the UK this summer!
Date: 3rd - 5th May 2019
Location: Charisworth Farm, Blandford, Dorset
The first festival of the year, Teddy Rocks, is a family friendly event raising money for Teddy20, a children's cancer charity. You can camp on site in a tent and there are glamping options.
The music is an eclectic mix of rock, electro, acoustic, dubstep, drum and bass, and everything in between. This year's headliners are The Darkness and The Zutons.
Date: 23rd - 25th August 2019
Location: Alex James' Farm, near Kingham, Oxfordshire
This foodies delight, held annually at Blur bassist and cheesemaker Alex James' farm in the Cotswolds, and always features a stellar line-up of bands - after all Alex James must have some pretty good contacts!
For the kids there is fun from their favourite stars of kids TV and fim, plus animals, a funfair, crafts, tree climbing and much more.
And Cheese. Lots of cheese.
Date: 4th - 6th July 2019
Location: Drumlanrig Castle, Dumfries and Galloway, Scotland
A big line-up featuring the best of the UK's music scene and the whole gamut of childrens activities.
Drumlanrig castle boasts it's own adventure playground and there will be magic shows, drama workshops, arts and crafts, kids disco sports and a chance to meet lots of animals too.
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Date: 25th - 28th July 2019
Location: Lulworth Castle, Dorset
Camp Bestival is the family friendly version of the grown-up Bestival festival and this one has as much for the adults as the kids, with headliners from the best of rock and pop as well as top DJs. This year's big name acts include Jess Glynne, The Human League and Sister Sledge amongst a truly stellar line up.
For the kids there is lots of entertainment for the kids including stage shows, vintage fairground rides plus lots more fun and games all over the site.
Date: 18th - 21st July 2019
Location: Henham Park, Suffolk
Latitude is one of the big daddies of the festival world, as famous for it's varied food selection and glamping tents as for it's top name line of big name music acts. This year's headliners include George Ezra, Snow Patrol and Lana Del Ray.
For younger kids there is a dedicated area with country activites, while 12-16 year olds can enter another world of music, media, technology, fashion, wildlife survival skills and assault courses suspended in the trees.
Date: 1st-3rd June
Location: Cheltenham Racecourse
The Wychwood festival is one of the UK's most popular kid-friendly festivals,with top name music acts plus majorettes, parades, silly sports, circus school and street theatre. It is know for it's friendly, homely atmosphere and top music line-up.
For all the family there is dance and arts workshops, a circus school and a programme of talks, debates and comedy for all ages.
Date: 15th-18th August 2019
Location: Brecon Beacons, Wales
While the adults rock out to their favourite bands, kids up to 12 can explore The Lost City Of Atlantis, set against the backdrop of lush green Welsh mountains, the kids can go wild in their own aquatic adventure. Packed with an assortment of delights including craft workshops, bubbles galore, a bit of magic or just frivolous fun.
With a focus on Welsh music and a chance to camp in the lush Welsh countryside, Green Man is the perfect place to use as a base for exploring the widerarea of the magnificant Breacon Beacons.
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Date: July 2019 (to be announced)
With top names to be announced, the 11th Splendour Festival will be the biggest ever. With stalls, a funfair and kid's area there will be lots for the whole family.
Pack a picnic and if you are a Nottingham resident you can get disounted tickets too.
Date: 24th-27th May 2019
Location: Arley Hall Cheshire
The Geronimo festival is the UK's largest festival for children - in fact it is described as "Glastonbury for kids" and it features top kids TV stars and family friendly bands.
Plus all the family can have a go at arts, crafts, circus skills, animals, inflatables, science shows and masses more.
Date: 24th - 27th May 2019
Location: Pippingford Park East Sussex
Elderflower Fields is the perfect first festival for families with kids. With family friendly music acts and woods full of kids activities including skateboarding, climbing, slacklining, parkour and many more adrenaline pumping experiences.
The kids can chill out after all that exhilleration with Arts Camp, crafty activities, the brilliant science dome, silly sports and all hte family can refuel with the wonderful food and drink vendors.
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