18th - 20th August 2023
Location: Escot Park, Nr Fairmile, Devon, EX11 1LU
A really lovely family-friendly festival with a strong and warm hippy vibe. Expect the atmosphere to be laid-back and friendly and expect the site to be very colourful and arty. Beautiful Days is the Levellers’ own annual family-friendly weekend camping festival.
What’s on for kids?
The Children’s Area at Beautiful Days is coordinated by Majical Youth Theatre. There are loads of activities, hands-on workshops and entertainment all weekend long for children of all ages. There are crafts, theatre, dressing-up, circus, rides, storytelling, workshops, comedy, face painting and more.
The main children’s area is situated right in the middle of the festival site between the Main Stage and The Big Top (Stage 2) but there are also story-telling and play areas in the campsites and there will be family-friendly performances in the Theatre Tent.
There is also a teen tent run by the fabulous Mayflower Project. This is a haven for older children to hang out in. There is free hair-braiding, spray on tattoos, face painting, henna tattooing, nail painting and pool tables. The teens going to this tent could even charge their phones for free.
The Inbetweeners Tent is for children too old for the toddler games. It hosts a range of real craft and musical activities including DJ workshops. The stand up comedy workshop is also very popular.
The line up:
This festival is run by The Levellers and the line up generally has a folky roots and reggae vibe. There are six stages at the festival – Main Stage, The Big Top, The Little Big Top, The BandStand, Bimble Inn and the recently added Theatre Tent which will be hosting theatre, puppet and musical performances throughout the day and then stand-up comedy in the early evening.
There is always a fun theme for dressing up on the Sunday.
The site and camping options:
Each year there is a designated family camping field. Beautiful Days is a family festival though so all of the camping fields have families camped in them!
There are glamping options consisting of tipis, bell tents and Yurts in The Garden, provided by Cloudhouses.
There are 4 bars operated by the local Otter Brewery, along with The Bimble Inn that have their own range of drinks. Each bar operates a reusable glass policy, so you will be charged a deposit for your drinking vessels. The cups are beautiful as they are decorated with the Beautiful Days logo. You are also allowed to bring a reasonable amount of alcohol in for personal consumption.
ALL children, even babes in arms, need a ticket – they all count towards the audience capacity.