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Prepare for the Summer Holidays With Our Top 7 Child Friendly Festivals

Summer holds a lot of excitement, a lot of time to fill and therefore the task of keeping kids entertained. So what can you all do and all enjoy, together ?  Well surprisingly, plenty of people don’t even consider festivals when it comes to a family trip, but we've underlined some below that tailor to kids as well as adults!

1) Camp Bestival (30th July – 2nd August)

This festival tailors to just about every age possible, even babies thanks to their ‘Breastival Mother and Baby Chill Out’ section! And for those who won’t be entertained by bouncy castles, face painting, wand carving and an insect circus there is always ‘The Den’. 
This section holds Q&As with the likes of Professor Green and Teen Vogue – there isn’t an age they haven’t thought of! 
For more information and tickets, click here.


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2) Festival No. 6 (3rd – 6th September)

This Northern Wales festival offers a nice and relaxed feel for you adults, while the kids enjoy all the excitement – excellent. 

While you take a trip to the beach or mermaid spa during the day and attend the nightly parades in the evening, there are a vast amount of activities designed for your little ones. From a kids cinema, pirate training, a swimming pool, camp songs, den building and storytelling, there will be something for everyone to enjoy… giving you that little longer for that massage. 

Some of the acts included in the line-up are, Catfish and The Bottlemen, James Bay, Mark Ronson, Year and Years, Black Grape, Everything Everything, Rae Morris and Soak.
And all this with kids under 10 going free, what more could you want?

For more information and tickets, click here.  

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3) Bristol International Balloon Fiesta (6th – 9th August) 

Now in its 37th year, Europe’s largest ballooning event is open to the public and holds four days of fun for the whole family. 

Over the course of the fiesta there will be a wide range of attractions, such as model aircraft flying displays, model balloon parades, local music acts, food and inflation races! 
And to top it all off – it’s completely free!

For more information and tickets, click here.

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4) Just So Festival (21st – 23rd August)

Taking place in the heart of Cheshire’s country side, this family festival has a lot to offer for the whole gang! From activities such as parades, tournaments, arts and crafts to flying away with the fairies (not literally, we hope), there really is something for everyone. 

Not only is it the perfect attraction for the whole family, but it holds all the facilities you need to look after a little one thanks to its nappy changing tents (all equipped with wipes, nappies and mats), a baby-feeding boudoir sponsored by Medela (with bottle warmers provided) and baby bath time, which takes place between 5-7pm each evening in the Peekaboo tent! 

For more information and tickets, click here.

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5) Solfest Festival (28th – 30th August)
This volunteer created arts and music festival is now in its 12th year and is perfect for a family weekend away. 

There will be a wide range of entertainment, activities and adventures dedicated to the little ones while you bask in the hundreds of artists on site along with Kite displays, teddy parachuting and fancy dress! 

For more information and tickets, click here.

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6) Notting Hill Carnival (30th – 31st August)
Not necessarily your average festival, but the nation’s biggest street part couldn’t be ignored! 

From 10am to 8:30pm on the Sunday, the whole day dedicated to Children, making it a main attraction for families across the country. 
If the music and atmosphere isn’t enough to get your down there, then the food certainly will. The authentic Caribbean street food including Jerk Chicken and Curried Goat, is raved about year after year.

Bonus: Entry is completely free!

For more information, click here.

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7) The Big Feastival  (28th – 30th August) 

Hosted and created by Jamie Oliver and Alex James, you know The Big Feastival will have lots to offer… and amazing food. 

Although most of the weekend is child friendly anyway, there are aspects that go the extra mile. For example, the ‘Little Dude’s Den’ will be bursting with fun and games such as fancy dress, baking, face painting and access to all the farm animals! 

For more information and tickets, click here

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