Camp Bestival Festival

2/6  Elderflower Fields Festival

Why go?

This small independent festival is tucked away in a quiet corner of the Pippingford Park estate in Sussex, just 30 miles south of London and 18 miles outside Brighton. Elderflower fields started with kids and families first, and everything else was built around them, so it won't surprise you to find camp crafts, storytelling and adventure trails, alongside folk, swing, rock and dance acts.

This year, its fourth, the organisers are promising a perfect mix of eclectic music, delicious local food and drink and stacks of stuff to keep the whole family happy. Don't forget to take drinks and blankets at 1pm on the Sunday to the Dragonfly Hill, for the picnic highlight of the weekend.

The lowdown

Dates: End of May (see website for dates)

Location: Ashdown Forest, Sussex

Price: Weekend tickets cost £105 for adults and £50 for children (five to sixteen); under-fives go free

More information: elderflowerfields.co.uk

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