The Family Festival Guide

Best festivals for kids

festival kids in a field somewhereHere at Festival Kidz we’re always asked ‘what is the best family festival’? It’s almost impossible to answer as so much depends on what you are looking for out of a festival. What are the best festivals for kids? For some parents, it’s all about the line-up, whilst others seek relaxation and reconnecting with the great outdoors and their loved ones.

Whatever you are looking for, our Festival Kidz writers all agree on one thing. When the kids are happy, you’re happy.

So what do the real critics, our own children think? We asked them!

What are the best festivals for kids?

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Elderflower Fields Midlands

29th - 31st May 2020

Location: Stanford Hall, Lutterworth, LE17 6DH

Size: 2000

Website: www.elderflowerfields.co.uk/

Elderflower Fields is a small, independent festival, created in 2012 by a small team of friends originally in the Sussex countryside and now also at the stunning location of Stanford Hall in Leicestershire – the perfect environment for kids and grown-ups to fully escape for the weekend.

Save 10% on tickets with code ‘FestivalKidz’ here

For reviews and info on Elderflower Fields South click here.

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Into The Trees 2019 Review

This was the third Into the Trees for my family. We absolutely adore this perfectly chilled out little festival because it just seems to get everything right. As in previous years, we chose to visit for one day rather than the whole weekend.

Once again, we wished we had camped for the entire festival. The setting in Ashdown Forest is truly idyllic, and whilst there are easily enough activities to keep a family busy for three days, it is simply a gorgeous place to camp.

Into The Trees actively encourages families to enjoy, explore and respect our natural environment. The message is such an important one, and delivered in the best possible way, in a beautiful place.

Climbing Trees at Into The trees

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Chilled in a Field 2019 Review

We were all happy to be back at Chilled in a Field, one of our family’s favourite festivals. 2019 was the festival’s fourth time at Bentley, and it’s a great venue.

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Victorious 2019 Review

We returned to Southsea for our second Victorious and had another wonderful time. Its beautiful seaside location in Portsmouth makes it easy to get to. The line up is always amazing, with some really big names. Because of this, my children (15 and 11) absolutely love it. The kids’ field has an astonishing amount for children of all ages. Brilliant weather, music, food and activities created a perfect bank holiday weekend by the sea.

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Beautiful Days 2019 Review

Beautiful Days is without a doubt a top contender for best weekend of the year. This goes not just for my family, but for thousands of its loyal patrons.

Every year the Levellers host an amazing festival that I think is impossible to out do, and yet it continues to improve. We have been to six Beautiful Days now as it is so brilliant for families. Indeed it is good for every age group, and I would have just as good an experience (although different) with or without children.

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Towersey 2019 Review

The last time I’d spent 5 nights at a festival was Glastonbury 2007; and I won’t pretend that I wasn’t a little bit daunted at the prospect of doing it with two children in tow. 
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Green Man 2019 Review

green man festival review family

We fell head over heels in love with the Green Man magic. It’s easy to see why this gorgeous gathering sells out so quickly and many families return year after year.

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Best festivals for kids

festival kids in a field somewhereHere at Festival Kidz we’re always asked ‘what is the best family festival’? It’s almost impossible to answer as so much depends on what you are looking for out of a festival. What are the best festivals for kids? For some parents, it’s all about the line-up, whilst others seek relaxation and reconnecting with the great outdoors and their loved ones.

Whatever you are looking for, our Festival Kidz writers all agree on one thing. When the kids are happy, you’re happy.

So what do the real critics, our own children think? We asked them!

What are the best festivals for kids?

Read more…

Into The Trees 2019 Review

This was the third Into the Trees for my family. We absolutely adore this perfectly chilled out little festival because it just seems to get everything right. As in previous years, we chose to visit for one day rather than the whole weekend.

Once again, we wished we had camped for the entire festival. The setting in Ashdown Forest is truly idyllic, and whilst there are easily enough activities to keep a family busy for three days, it is simply a gorgeous place to camp.

Into The Trees actively encourages families to enjoy, explore and respect our natural environment. The message is such an important one, and delivered in the best possible way, in a beautiful place.

Climbing Trees at Into The trees

Read more…

Victorious 2019 Review

We returned to Southsea for our second Victorious and had another wonderful time. Its beautiful seaside location in Portsmouth makes it easy to get to. The line up is always amazing, with some really big names. Because of this, my children (15 and 11) absolutely love it. The kids’ field has an astonishing amount for children of all ages. Brilliant weather, music, food and activities created a perfect bank holiday weekend by the sea.

Vicyorious Letters Read more…

Towersey 2019 Review

The last time I’d spent 5 nights at a festival was Glastonbury 2007; and I won’t pretend that I wasn’t a little bit daunted at the prospect of doing it with two children in tow. 
Read more…

Elderflower Fields Midlands

29th - 31st May 2020

Location: Stanford Hall, Lutterworth, LE17 6DH

Size: 2000

Website: www.elderflowerfields.co.uk/

Elderflower Fields is a small, independent festival, created in 2012 by a small team of friends originally in the Sussex countryside and now also at the stunning location of Stanford Hall in Leicestershire – the perfect environment for kids and grown-ups to fully escape for the weekend.

Save 10% on tickets with code ‘FestivalKidz’ here

For reviews and info on Elderflower Fields South click here.

Read more…

Chilled in a Field 2019 Review

We were all happy to be back at Chilled in a Field, one of our family’s favourite festivals. 2019 was the festival’s fourth time at Bentley, and it’s a great venue.

Read more…

Beautiful Days 2019 Review

Beautiful Days is without a doubt a top contender for best weekend of the year. This goes not just for my family, but for thousands of its loyal patrons.

Every year the Levellers host an amazing festival that I think is impossible to out do, and yet it continues to improve. We have been to six Beautiful Days now as it is so brilliant for families. Indeed it is good for every age group, and I would have just as good an experience (although different) with or without children.

Signpost at Beautiful Days Read more…

Green Man 2019 Review

green man festival review family

We fell head over heels in love with the Green Man magic. It’s easy to see why this gorgeous gathering sells out so quickly and many families return year after year.

Read more…

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