11th - 14th August 2017
Location: Eastnor Castle, Ledbury, Herefordshire HR8 1RN
The first Lakefest took place in 2012 to wide critical acclaim. Each year the team has built on previous years’ successes to make Lakefest even better, especially for families.
2016 saw a brand new location for Lakefest, with a move to the grounds of Eastnor Castle. Complete with lakes and simply stunning surroundings, Lakefest invite you to join them for another year of musical magic.
Read our Lakefest 2015 Review by Lisa Mills
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by Tim, Caroline, Gwilym (4) and Hazel (6)
Having heard all the good reviews of this festival we were really looking forward to this one. It had moved from Croft Farm to Eastnor Castle which gave a great backdrop with the lake at the festival edge. Upon arriving I bought the organiser Lee Martin’s book ‘Hippie’ which is well worth a read, it’s just a bit of a shame more of his values aren’t portrayed in the festival. We all had a great time but it was more of a nice weekend at a festival rather than a particularly ‘festival’ experience.
With record high temperatures at festivals predicted this summer many of us will struggle with kids out in the sun. Essential festival kit for little ones included hats, water bottles, practical clothing and oodles of sunscreen. But did anyone think about what to pack for man’s best friend?
Lovely family festival Lakefest charmed us once again with its perfect combination of size, music and family friendly fun, all set around a gorgeous lake complete with water sports.
This was our second Lakefest, the fifth to take place overall and in fact the final one to occur at its current Croft Farm location, with a move to Eastnor Castle planned for next year. But more on that later.
Here are our top picks for 2015!
Whether a festival is good for you depends on what music you’re into and what other things you like doing at festivals, as well as the age of your kids. If you are new to festivals with kids, you may want to read our guide to Choosing the right Family-Friendly Festival.
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Lakefest is a true family festival held in the grounds of Croft Farm Waterpark near Tewkesbury in Gloucestershire.
The music takes place over the three days of Friday, Saturday and Sunday, but for a small extra charge you can buy a ticket that also allows you to camp on the Thursday night.
We opted to travel up on Friday afternoon and after a short journey from Bristol (there’s something to be said for local festivals!) and just a five minute queue to get into the car park, we were good to go.
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8th to 10th August 2014
Location:Croft Farm Waterpark, Tewkesbury, Gloucestershire, GL20 7EE
Lakefest is a Festival Kidz 2013 Silver Award Winner, if you want more information on the festival please check out our Factsheet here!
Here are our top picks for 2014!
Now is a great time to start thinking about buying your festival tickets – most of the festivals offer ‘early bird’ prices, which means they are reduced if you book them early.
Whether a festival is good for you depends on what music you’re into and what other things you like doing at festivals, as well as the age of your kids. If you are new to festivals with kids, you may want to read our guide to Choosing the right Family-Friendly Festival. Read more…
From the very first moment I was offered a weekend at Lakefest in Tewkesbury, Gloucester, I just knew we were in for a treat!
Beautiful surroundings, awesome music lineup, fab festi-fun activities for the kids and a lake with watersports thrown in… Who could want for more?! Oh, and erm… how about sunshine everyday?… and a lovely little chalet for four?!!