10 Best UK Family-Friendly Festivals 2024

10 Best UK Family-Friendly Festivals 2024

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.

1) Camp Bestival, Lulworth Castle, Dorset (25-28 July) & Weston Park, Shropshire (15-18 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 £210. Child weekend ticket from £85 (depending on age of child and length of stay) (1 & under FREE).

2) Latitude Festival, Henham Park, Suffolk (25-28 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 Duran Duran, Kasabian and Keane, 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 £308. Child (under 13) weekend ticket £28.

3) Just So Festival, Rode Hall, Cheshire (16/17/18 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 £208.65. Child weekend ticket with camping £74.90 (under 3s FREE).

4) Gone Wild, Holkham Hall, Norfolk (8-11 August) & Powderham Castle, Devon (22-25 August)

Co-founded by Bear Grylls, and former Royal Marines Officer Oli Mason, Go Wild festival provides action-packed adventures, rewilding and live music over four days, delivering incredible experiences with over 100 activities included. This is a very family friendly festival that focuses on Adventure, education and music for all ages. There are inspirational talks from adventurers and experts, live music and headliners and the BMX ramp to watch for hours.

Muddy Top Festival Style Tip: Our brand new, colourful range of UV protective swimwear is perfect for having a go at open water swimming.

Price: Adult weekend camping ticket £205. Child weekend camping ticket £40-£85 (depending on age).

5) The Big Feastival,  Alex James' Farm, The Cotswolds (23-25 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 from £198.95. Child weekend camping ticket from £51.50.

6) Starry Village, Kentchurch Estate, Herefordshire (25-28 July)

Starry Village (formerly known as Starry Skies) is a village-style, family camping retreat, from the team behind Shambala Festival, packed with activities, workshops, performances and live music. Our tiny size means you truly can relax whilst the kids roam free! All families should have access to wild nature, intergenerational play, experiences with 21st century skills, and a chance to experiment with sustainable living – and at Starry Village, they can.

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

Price: Adult weekend camping ticket £233.45. Child weekend camping ticket £60 (under 3's FREE).

7) Timber,  Feanedock, The National Forest, Midlands (5/6/7 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 £200. Children weekend camping £60 (under 3s go free).

8) Deer Shed Festival,  Baldersby Park, North Yorkshire (26-29 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 £179. Children weekend camping From £50 depending on age.

9) Deva Fest, Cholmondeley Castle, Cheshire (8-11 August)

Deva Fest is Cheshire’s top-rated family friendly music and food festival. Come and join us for music and comedy across five stages, hand picked street food, our famous fairground and the best loos you will see at a festival! This year the kids kingdom is bigger and better than ever, and the musical lineup includes The Coral, The Human League, Rebecca Ferguson, and Toyah Willcox & Robert Fripp.

Muddy Top Festival Style Tip: Pack an EcoLight Waterproof Jacket, super lightweight and perfect for throwing on during sudden downpours!

Price: Adult weekend camping from £152. Children weekend camping From £55.50.

10) Kendall Calling, Lowther Deer Park, The Lake District (1-4 August)

Having become known as one of the best all-rounders on the circuit, Kendall Calling welcomes families and groups alike, with a whole array of kids entertainment, magic shows, cinema, gourmet food and real ales, as well as secret sets and impromptu performances. With headliners including Noel Gallagher's High Flying Birds, The Streets, Paolo Nutini, Declan McKenna and Sugababes, and a kids area which includes circus workshops, face painting, and inflatables, Kendall Calling is the perfect festival for the whole family to enjoy.

Muddy Top Festival Style Tip: For chilly mornings at the campsite, layering is key! Take along a Quilted Gilet to help keep them cosy.

Price: Adult weekend camping £208.95. Children weekend camping £11-£104.95 (depending on age).

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