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Fun family days out: The top 10 UK festivals

Fun family days out: The top 10 UK festivals


So, you’ve made the bold decision to take your children with you to a festival this summer. But which one will you choose? You’ll need to keep the little uns entertained, secure a prime position to see the headline acts and keep your place in the queue for the bar. It’s not easy, but some brave mums and dads have been attempting to unravel this conundrum for a few years now.

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Take a look at Countryside’s guide to the top family-friendly festivals in Britain:

Editor's Pick - Open Farm Sunday (see pictures from the 2017 event here)

It's not technically a festival but it's one of our favourite events of the summer - it's foodie, farming and most importantly free!
Where: Across England and Wales
When: June 11
Featuring: Farmers and growers across England open their gates to show you and your family how your food is produced.
Tickets: Nearly always free
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Vale of Evesham, Worcestershire
2-4 June
Featuring: 3 Daft Monkeys, Mr Bloom and Katy Ashworth from Cbeebies
Adult weekend ticket with camping: £22 (youth £15)


Henham Park, Suffolk,
13-16 July
Featuring: Goldfrapp, Mumford & Sons, Bubble Inc and Beat Boxing for Beginners in the kids’ area
Weekend ticket: £197.50 for adults, £10 for kids

Deer Shed

Baldersby Park, Topcliffe, North Yorkshire
21-23 July
Featuring: Teenage Fanclub, The Divine Comedy, Jarred Christmas and Hobbit: The Great Comedy Beatbox Party.
Adult Weekend ticket: £135, £45 for over 6s

Camp Bestival

Lulworth Estate, Dorset, 27-30 July
Featuring: Madness, Mark Ronson, Dick & Domand Mr Tumble
Adult Weekend Ticket: £197.50, £45 for kids aged 5-9


Cornbury Park Estate, Charlebury, Oxfordshire
3-6 August
Featuring: Grace Jones, Two Door Cinema Club And Storystock.
Adult camping ticket: £179.75. £39.75 for kids aged 6-12

Just So Festival

Rode Hall Estate, Cheshire,
18-20 August
Featuring children’s events such as the Just So Midnight Feast, the Spellbound Forest and Jitterbug
£135 for an adult weekend camping ticket, £50 for a child

Green Man

Brecon Beacons, Wales
17-20 August
Featuring: PJ Harvey, The Shins and The Bonkers Balloons Science Show
Adult camping ticket £225, Under 12s £30

Doune the Rabbit Hole

Cardross Estate, Stirlingshire, Scotland, 18-20 August
Featuring: Songhoy Blues, Liars and
Deerhoof. Weekend camping £115,
£20 6-12 years

The Big Feastival

Churchill Farm, Chipping Norton, Oxfordshire
26-28 August
Featuring: Olly Murs, Madness and Dick & Dom
Weekend camping £189.50, Under 12s £47.25


A secret country estate in Northamptonshire
24-27 August
Featuring: Alice Russell, 65 Days of Static and Wonka Vision
Adult weekend ticket £139, under 14s £39


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