So many festivals and so little Summer. The choice is huge now. When I first started writing about and taking the children to festivals you really didn’t have much choice but you could now spend a whole summer going from one festival to another. It’s hard for me not to be slightly biased towards some festivals as I work at them but my favourites are based on my experiences and my sons (he helped with this post) and friends experiences. We have picked five favourites and have listed in no particular order.
1. Starry Skies
Located in Herefordshire – 8th till 12th August
Adult tickets £166.95 / children 3-17 £40 (under 3 free)
You won’t find any big bands playing at starry skies, in fact you would struggle to find any bands at all. Set in absolutely beautiful surroundings it’s really like family camping with festival experiences thrown in. If you like a quieter-paced festival emphasising outdoorsy family fun, this is the one for you.
2. Green Man festival
Adult tickets £180 / children £20 / teen £115
Green Man is one that we never miss. The list for us going is endless but the location, the music, the kids space, the stages, I could go on. For more information check out my my review from a couple of years ago.. Greenman
3. Nozstock Festival
located in Herefordshire – 20th till 22nd July
Adult tickets £130 / children under 12s free / teens £105
We have missed Nozstock the last couple of years as we’ve been away for it but we really want to try and get to it this year. A relatively small festival which is nice for the children and you can relax without worrying to much about them getting lost. Dylan is very festival confident and I would have no issues with him going for a wander with a friend in the day at Nozstock. The people who go generally go year after year and you often see the same faces so it’s a bit like meeting up with family every year. It’s a few years old now but this is my review from the last time we went.. Nozstock
4. Blissfields (Blisscamp this year)
Adult tickets £105 / children 0-9 £15 / teen £90
We absolutely love Blissfields. It is Dylan’s favourite, he loves the small space and knows it like the back of his hand. The weather is always good and it always has a great atmosphere. This year things are slightly different and the lovely people at Bliss have taken things back to the routes. I’m really excited to see what they have planned and if you haven’t decided on a festival yet this is one to check out. It will be different this year but this is my last bliss review … Blissfields
5. Just so Festival
located in Cheshire – 17th August- 19th August
Adult tickets £135 / children £50 (under 3 free)
One of these years we will make it to Just so festival. Everyone always goes on about how fab it is but we are always away and miss it. Maybe this will be the year. A perfect family festival and if you are new to festivals or have never been with children before this is a perfect one to try out first.
To finish off here is a few more I would definitely check out;
Bearded Theory – a brilliant line up this year
Boomtown – maybe not for the new to festival families but if you have experienced a few go and check it out.
Chilled in a field – a very popular family festival with families returning year after year.
Lakefest – Based at beautiful Eastnor Castle, a large festival with loads of children’s activities.
Let me know if you have any of these festivals booked or do you have plans to go to any others? Let the summer countdown commence!