Top Family-Friendly Festivals for 2024
The UK has many family-friendly festivals happening across the year. From music and comedy to food and drink, there’s really something for all ages. Some festivals offer activities to entertain the little ones, along with great music line-ups, others are dedicated solely to family entertainment and activities. Here is a selection of some of this years’ stand-out events, which may also provide you and your family the perfect motorhome weekender.
Gone Wild Festival
Holkham Hall, Norfolk 8-11 Aug And Powderham Castle, Exeter: 22-24 Aug.
Boasting over 100 activities you can learn how to light fires, go climbing, throw your mum down a 50-foot mud slide, then party together while watching great bands.
Lulworth Castle, Dorset: 25-28 Jul
And Weston Park, Shropshire: 15-18 Aug
An award-winning festival known for its diverse line-up of musical acts and its wide range of family friendly attractions.
Dear Shed Festival
Baldersby Park, N. Yorks: 26-29 Jul
A three day wonderland of music, arts, science and sport, set in the beautiful North Yorkshire countryside. Choose from forest bathing, a circus masterclass, soft play, forensics, robotics, cinema and baby massage – there’s plenty of activities to the whole family entertained.
Holme Pierpoint Country Park, Nottinghamshire: 16-18 Aug
Aimed at children from 0-13 years, expect music arts, and activities geared to different age-groups. From well-known children’s artists to headline acts it includes a funfair, farmyard and facilities for families.
Rode Hall, Cheshire: 16-18 Aug
This weekend long camping festival aims to help families make memories together in the great outdoors whilst enjoying the very best music, theatre, circus, story-telling and much more. Child friendly loos, baby changing facilities and breast feeding tents and even a bath time tent, offer families practical assistance, while attractions include an exhaustive range of activities and workshops for kids.
Soutsea, Portsmouth: 23-25 Aug
Set on the stunning south seafront, this festival not only features some of the biggest names of the UK music scene during its 3 day run, but it also has a great comedy lineup with some big games. A newly expanded kids’ Arena offers face painting, zip wires, skate sessions and family activities, all of which are free.
Standon Lordship, Hertfordshire: 25-28 Jul
An independent boutique music and arts festival with big acts and emerging talent which features the whole area dedicated to entertaining babies, kids and teenagers during the daytime. It also offers on-site babysitting for the evenings, a swimming pool and dedicated family campsites only 10 mins from the car park.
Elvington Airfield, York: 19-21 Jul
The UK’s most inclusive vanlife festival for those who love the freedom of life on the road. From micro campers to overlanders, whether you’re full-time or just curious, Vanlove Fest is the perfect opportunity to connect with like-minded individuals and create lifelong memories.