10 Best Family-Friendly Festivals (2023)

10 Best Family-Friendly Festivals (2023)

We have taken the hard work of trudging through the many festivals taking place this year and have whittled them down into a main line up for you!

Here are 8 of our favourite family-friendly festivals to go to with your children this year. All information and prices correct at the time of writing but please remember to check the individual websites for further updates in case of changes.

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1) Camp Bestival, Lulworth Castle, Dorset (27-30 July) & Weston Park, Shropshire (17-20 August)

Hailed as the family-friendly festival of choice by families all across the UK, Camp Bestival prides itself on ensuring that it's equally geared towards and suited for both parents and children. A recent winner of the Pure Fun award at the Family Traveller Awards, there is plenty to keep the family entertained. Activities include wild workshops at the Dingly Dell, Cosmic Kids Yoga, a soft play tent and a roller disco.

Muddy Top Festival Style Tip: Camp Bestival is known for its terrific magical and folklore-like atmosphere, so come prepared with our colourful and fun EcoLight jackets and puddlesuits.

Price: Adult weekend ticket £220 Children: £82.50 to £147.50 depending on age of child and length of stay (1 & under FREE)

2) Latitude Festival, Henham Park, Suffolk (20-23 July)

Latitude is among the biggest of the family-friendly festivals with a huge array of activities available for children and parents alike. When purchasing a family weekend ticket you will automatically be placed in the Family Campsite which is just a stones throw from the Enchanted Garden area which features a busy programme of activities for the family. As well as a stellar line-up of acts including George Ezra, Pulp and Paolo Nutini, the musical acts alone are enough to draw any music lover to the wonderful lakeside location. To add to the acts there is a huge focus on the arts with a packed theatre schedule ranging from comedy and theatre performed on hidden woodland stages, to as many gourmet food stalls as one can imagine.

Muddy Top Festival Style Tip: Wellies will be an essential for this lakeside festival! Our Puddlestomper wellies will have your kids looking and feeling the part at Latitude this summer.

Price: Adult weekend ticket £286.45 Children under 13: £15

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3) Just So Festival,  Rode Hall, Cheshire (18/19/20 August)

Only one word can describe this festival - fun! The eccentric, family friendly, majestic, mad, interactive, wonderful world of Just So Festival is enough to catch any punter's attention. An 'imaginative outdoor family adventure like no other' is how they describe it, set within the beautiful Rode Hall location. With a spellbinding line up of circus shows and workshops, theatre performances and classes, huge puppets and decorations adorning the land, this festival is what dreams are made of.

Muddy Top Festival Style Tip: Our Rainy Day Puddlesuit is the ultimate accessory to bring with you. It's super waterproof and comes unlined meaning it can comfortably be worn over clothing to keep your little ones protected from any unexpected downpours.

Price: Weekend adult with camping £187.25 Children: £64.20 (under 3s FREE)

4) Standon Calling, Hertfordshire (20-23 July)

You can expect lots of fun, family-friendly activities at Standon Calling. From circus tricks and theatre shows to fire camp storytelling, your children will be entertained and taken care of. There's even a swimming pool so don't forget swim gear for the family! Camping in the dedicated family camping field is ideal for those who need an earlier bedtime and should you need it, there's a babysitting service available.

Muddy Top Festival Style Tip: Our brand new, colourful range of UV protective swimwear is perfect for a splash in the outdoor pool at Standon Calling.

Price: Adult weekend ticket £225. Children: £5 - £165 depending on age.

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5) The Big Feastival,  Alex James' Farm, The Cotswolds (25-27 August)

The Big Feastival is perfect for families, bringing together music and an array of Michelin star chefs live on stage. There's plenty of wild workshops, theatre shows, a circus school and the chance to meet some furry and feathered friends at Adam Henson's Cotswold Farm Park. Don't miss the Hidden Hollow for den building, bushcraft workshops and more. 

Muddy Top Festival Style Tip: Bring a sun hat and plenty of sun cream to protect your children from the sun when they're out and about.

Price: Adult weekend camping ticket £225. Child weekend camping ticket £55.50.

6) Doune The Rabbit Hole,  Cardross Estate, Scotland (21-23 July)

Doune the Rabbit Hole is an intimate and family friendly independent music & arts festival. There's a brilliant family area perfect for free play, yummy food and lots of workshops such as learning to juggle. Plus, there will be a STEM tent, forest school and a silent disco - no time to get bored!

Muddy Top Festival Style Tip: Pack some colourful wellies to be ready for a sudden downpour!

Price: Adult weekend camping ticket £225 Children: £0 - £100 depending on age.

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7) Timber,  Feanedock, The National Forest, Midlands (7/8/9 July)

Timber is the perfect festival for nature lovers. Gather with artists and musicians to re-think your and your family's relationship with nature. Take part in an array of workshops, join in with the forest school activities or try your hand at fabric painting.

Muddy Top Festival Style Tip: Bring some cosy thermal base layers, perfect as pyjamas for chilly nights in a tent under the stars.

Price: Adult weekend camping £165.85 Children: £58.85 (under 3s go free).

8) Deer Shed Festival,  Baldersby Park, North Yorkshire (28-31 July)

Deer Shed is a three-day wonderland of music, arts, science and sport, set in beautiful North Yorkshire parkland. Choose from forest bathing, a circus masterclass, soft play and baby massage - there's plenty of activities to keep the whole family entertained.

Muddy Top Festival Style Tip: Pack a waterproof Ecolight Puddlesuit, perfect for keeping warm and dry, with a long zip so it’s easy to slide on and off, depending on the changeable Yorkshire weather!

Price: Adult weekend camping £190 Children: £0-£77 depending on age.

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