In our pre-kids days, many of us may have rocked up at a music festival armed with nothing more than a pair of sunnies and a crate of cider. Add children to the occasion, and festivals become a different ball game. Entertainment for the kids and having somewhere comfy and dry to sleep become priorities. Luckily, the UK is bursting with brilliant festivals that are built for families – here are 2017's best.
An eclectic hub of music, movement and outdoor activities for kids and their parents, Eden is the kind of place that festival-goers will never want to leave. With different musical acts spread across nine themed tents, there is something to cater for every taste. Take in the neon-floored ‘lost disco’, get grooving in the ‘psychedelic temple’ or chill out in the Vishnu lounge.
Kids can have the time of their lives in the Shellycoat Kids’ Tent, where they can make environmentally-friendly crafts such as recycled dreamcatchers or join in parachute games and yoga. Try out your juggling skills in the circus skills tent or take a walk in the fairy-lit forest trail, complete with boardwalks and swing seats.