Our new festivals for 2020

It probably won’t come as a surprise that we absolutely love festivals. With the annual logistical juggle of multiple children, school holidays, and how long any of us can bear to be in a car together, it’s tempting to just pick a few favourites and return year after year.  

But, with so many festivals to choose from across the UK, the Festival Kidz team always try to peer out from our comfort zones and try something new. This may be a brand new festival in its first year or something that’s been on the wish list for a long time that we’ve not yet made it to.

So here are the new to us festivals we are hoping to visit this year. Please join in in the comments. What new adventures do you have planned for 2020 with your festival kids? Will you be playing it safe with a tried and tested favourite? Venturing somewhere new or perhaps even planning your first ever festival as a family?


I’m so excited about finally checking out Watchet Music Festival this year. My sixteen year old is very keen to see Sister Sledge and Gabrielle. I only needed to see The Leylines and The Barsteward Sons of Val Doonican on the poster to know that it is exactly my sort of festival – friendly, family orientated, safe and without any hint of pretentiousness. I can’t wait!


Black Deer is still relatively new to the family festival scene and I’m looking forward to discovering a whole new genre of roots-inspired music and culture at this multi-award-winning weekend


We are so excited to try a new festival in the Midlands, Bigfoot. Set in the beautiful setting of Ragley Hall in Warwickshire, this festival promises delights for music lovers, foodies and fans of outdoor adventures. There’s lots of activities to try, including swimming in the lake, tree climbing and yoga.


After a wonderful weekend at Elderflower Fields last year, we’re excited to be discovering her new baby sister this May half term. We’re looking forward to music, sports and of course the fabulous family picnic. Booking up for a brand new festival can be a little unnerving but Elderflower Fields Midlands has the huge success of the original festival to build from, so we’re confident the new sibling will be small but perfectly formed.

That’s our summer sorted. Watch this space for more of our new adventures and take a look at our festival map and calendar to help you find your own.

Where do you think we should be pitching our tents for 2021?