Families and music festivals are a thing now. So much so there is a crazy amount of tot-friendly events to choose from. You can expect dedicated family zones, tons of fun activities like circus training, bushcraft classes and baby yoga alongside top notch music acts, scrummy food and outdoor hot tubs; all set in some of the prettiest parts of the UK. We’ve done the hard work for you and picked out the top family festivals for 2019 from around the country. All you have to do is decide on your fancy dress.
All tickets based on full price adult and child weekend camping, booking fee not included.
Best for foodies
This well-known festival is the brainchild of Alex James – Blur’s bassist and cheesemaker – so you can expect a fabulous line up of food and music. Past acts have included Clean Bandit, Tom Odell and Basement Jaxx with Raymond Blanc, Annabel Karmel and Marco Pierre White dishing up. Little ones will enjoy cookery classes (naturally), face painting, bubble blowing, percussion lessons and yoga. There’s a quiet area for nappy changing and chill outs and a family dining room with toddler-friendly meals. For older kids, there’s circus school fun and a vintage fun fair, plus sessions with the Royal Shakespeare Company. Many folk go for dressing up in a big way and eco-glitter is practically compulsory. Don’t worry if you forget, Big Feastival has a super dressing up tent and craft area where you and your minis can make glittery festival-worthy headbands and fairy wings. Families can book a variety of accommodation options from pre-pitched tents to boutique bell tents.
Tickets £187 adult, £112 13-17 year olds, £43.50 12 and under