The UK's Top Family Friendly Festivals

If Festivals are your thing, don’t hold back, take along your family, no matter what their age. Finding the right festival can be tricky, so we have come up with a list of the top rated ‘Family Friendly’ Festivals for you to consider depending on how far you are willing to travel!!!


Denbury, South Devon, 5 - 6 July 2019

Devons Award Winning Family Festival

Glas Denbury

The Bshirt will be selling our Breastfeeding Tops in the Baby Bloom Cocoon and the Festival is supporting breastfeeding with The Bshirts banner ‘Breastfeed Here With Confidence’ initiative.

What makes it family friendly?

  • Baby Bloom Cocoon!

    Providing a calm, comfortable and cosy environment for parents to relax, tend to their baby’s and toddler’s needs and be nurtured by the Baby Bloom team.  Facilities and activities include: Sling library and babywearing advice from trained sling consultants, access to steriliser, bottle warmer and food warmer, calm and quiet areas to relax, change and feed, travel cot, lego area, heuristic play, engaging toys, a range of workshops and demos, breastfeeding tops for sale from The B Shirt, support and advice from a range of early years professionals, gift bags and free samples. 

  • A dedicated accessibility team

  • Enclosed field, which is what makes it so safe

  • Families park with children as close to the entrance as possible

  • Family camping with children, pitches first come first served basis.  

  • Child size food portions available

Mobiloo Changing Places on site within the event arena; they provide a large space with adult changing bed, hoist and toilet, manned by staff throughout the festival. 

Information tent located within the main arena, with a team on hand to assist you in any way they can.  Here you can get programmes, buy the wristbands that give unlimited use of the inflatables and there will be a fridge available for the storage of medicines or specialist foods.

Devon Medical Services provide 24 hour medical assistance on site throughout the whole festival

 Glas Denbury

What is there for kids?

  • Fairground attractions
  • Stories & Songs
  • Punch & Judy show
  • Streetheat Samba
  • Stitch, Sew & Knit
  • Bushcraft
  • Acrobatics & Family Yoga
  • Seadream ocean discovery zone
  • Circus skills and aeriel workshops
  • Paint spinning
  • Hula hooping
  • Woodland management and crafting
  • Mumba/Zumba and Baby Massage

Check out the website

Chagstock Music Festival

Dartmoor, Devon,19 & 20 July 2019

Chagstock Devon

What makes it family friendly?

  • You can request camper/caravans in a designated quiet area
  • Glamping available
  • The festival is on level ground making it easy for buggies
  • Childrens play area includes, bouncy castles, slides, face painting & climbing tower
  • Music stops at midnight
  • Children under 12 get in free

What is there for kids?

  • Circus & drumming workshops
  • Hoolahoopping, swingboats, coconut shy and crazy golf
  • Inflatables & shooting gallery
  • Yoga for kids & Aerial trapeze
  • Lego tent and much more

What else?

Weather on Dartmoor can be unpredictable often warm during the day and very cold and damp at night so take plenty of layers

The site is managed by security stewards

No pets allowed

Check out the website

Deer Shed Family Friendly Music, Arts & Science Festival 

North Yorkshire, 26 & 28 July 2019 

Deer Shed

What makes it family friendly?

  • Glamping available
  • Disabled and buggie access
  • NCT (National Childbirth Trust) on hand to help/advise
  • Fridge, microwave, sterilising and sling hire/use available
  • Ear defenders and a dedicated under 5’s area
  • High chair and changing areas
  • The site is managed by security stewards
  • No pets allowed
  • No glass within the arena
  • Children 0 - 2 go free
Deer Shed festival

    What is there for kids?

    Under 5’s arena, Theatre, Workshops, Sports, Science, Yoga

    To name a few activities - sensory play, baby massage, Thula mama singing, soft play, bath time, story time, sand pit, messy play, playdough, drawing, mosaic, bubbles and for the slightly older ones, sports & science including, BMXing, swing ball, wild running, tree climbing & football, forensics, soldering & music production.

    Check out the website

    Camp Bestival

    Lulworth Castle, Dorset, 25 - 28 July 2019


    What makes it family friendly? 

    • Award winning music festival with an abundance of activities for all ages
    • Screen-free - Wild Tribe is a kids area designed to encourage screen-free time. Complete with bushcraft and wild adventures, mud slides, drumming circles and more
    • Children 0 - 1 go free
    • Camping plus (more space) and Boutique Camping available
    • Flat ground and paths suitable for buggies
    • Medic tent with fridges available
    • Welfare tent - obtain a family wristband which will identify children and their parent/guardian
    • No pets
    • No glass
    • Freckless Festival  - hire a nanny who will be qualified to paramedic status and DBS checked

      What is there for kids?

      A large section of the festival site is devoted to the little-uns with the Upper Kids' Garden on the lawn behind the castle particularly suited to giving them a bit of freedom to cavort and explore. Activities here include the likes of BigTopMania where you can learn a circus skill, bikes and go-carts, a separate Toddlers' Area plus scrumptious food galore for all ages in The W.I. Tea Tent and The Feast Collective.The Lower Kids' Garden, meanwhile, is packed full of entertainment for slightly older children. This year you'll find the Insect Circus, Craft Tent where paint and glitter was the order of the day, vintage fairground rides, facepainting and a Soft Play Tent and Sandpit (for under 5's) plus spectaculars galore in The Greatest Tent On Earth!

      Check out the website

      The Big Feastival

      Alex James Farm, The Cotswolds, 23 - 25 August 2019

      big festival

      What makes it family friendly?

      • Children 12 and under go free
      • Luxury nappy changing facilities
      • Quiet feeding areas
      • Microwaves to warm up any food or bottles
      • A space for some quiet time with beanbags and books
      • Posh loos, hair-washing/styling stations and baby-changing facilities. 
      • Family Dining Room with benches, high chairs and a shaded area
      • Child-size food portions
      • Trolley hire service
      • Ear defenders
      • Meeting point
      big festival

        What is there for kids?

        Family Entertainment - Children's TV Megastar Justin Fletcher and the lovable Peppa & George, PJ Masks' Catboy, Children's Charity, The Flying Seagull Project, Superpirates, Paw Patrols Chase and Marshall, NEFF's Little Kitchen and Adam Henson's Cotswold Farm Park! 

        Activities include, circus school, tree climbing, village green games, vintage funfair and bushcraft and lots more.

        Check out the website

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