Larmer Tree Festival

18th - 21st July 2019

Location: Larmer Tree Gardens, Dorset/Wilts borders

Size: 5000

Website: www.larmertreefestival.co.uk

A wonderful well-established festival in one of the most gorgeous Victorian Pleasure Gardens in the UK.  Everyone is welcome here whether you are 1 or 101.  Provision for kids is nothing short of excellent – from rhyme times, storytelling, arts and crafts, woodcraft workshops, famous Cbeebies faces, and dance workshops.  Music is eclectic, activities are varied fantastic, and there really is something for everyone.

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Larmer Tree Festival 2019

Set in the beautiful Victorian Larmer Tree Gardens, amidst beautiful trees and peacocks, Larmer Tree Festival has been running for an unbelievable 29 years! The festival offers up a wide array of music, comedy, theatre, poetry and talks, workshops, woodland crafts, cinema and the all important kids activities.

Read more…

Larmer Tree Festival 2018 Review

girl on shoulders at Larmer Tree Festival 2018Larmer Tree is back, and better than ever!

I’ll admit now that I had mixed feelings about going back to Larmer Tree Festival after their year-long hiatus.  I was excited of course, as the festival has always been one of our family favourites.  The organisers, however, had taken a year off to ‘reassess‘ their direction and ‘refresh‘ their offering.

Those loaded words hint at big changes and fill me with dread.  The website had been completely revamped, and I wondered if the Larmer Tree we had loved so much, may now be pandering to a new and different audience.

I can tell you now, we had nothing to worry about!

Read more…

Fun for families at Larmer Tree 2018

LTF18 Family Line Up
Family Line up – Larmer Tree 2018

After taking a year-long break, Larmer Tree Festival kicks off on 19th July with a wonderful packed programme to delight festival families.

HIGHLIGHTS FOR KIDS AND FAMILIES

The fun-fuelled family activity schedule for 2018 features famous faces, family games, storytelling and plenty of crafts.  There’s also a fantastic line up of musicians, DJs, comedians and theatre to look forward to.

What better way to start the summer holidays? Read more…

Our Writers’ Recommendations 2017

All of our writers are festival veterans with more festivals under their belts than they can count! So which festivals are they excited about this year?

Read more…

Larmer Tree Festival 2016 Review

Peacock Display - Larmer tree Festival 2016Lovely Larmer Tree…

By Romany, with 4 kids (11, 13, 13, 13)

It’s the end of term, the children are flagging and I’m not sure that any of us have the energy left to do anything this weekend, let alone a festival! But we have such enduring happy memories of Larmer Tree Festival as a young family, that we wanted to see if it still retained its magic for us now they are a bit older. Read more…

When FestivalKidz met Shlomo

Hazel and Gwilym were fascinated to catch Shlomo’s beatbox workshop for kids on the Sunday afternoon and were even more excited to meet him. He turned out to be the most affable and friendly guy you could ever meet and he was great with our two.

Read more…

When FestivalKidz met Bellowhead

Our children have been fans of the big band inspired traditional folk tellers since they were very young and now here at the Larmer Tree festival we were due to meet them. Paul Sartin and John Spiers agreed to do a short interview and being family men themselves they were happy to take questions from one shy 3 year old Gwilym and more talkative 5 year old Hazel. Read more…

Larmer Tree 2015 Review

With Hazel Kaye (5), Gwilym Kaye (3), Caroline Gilbert and Tim Kaye.

Bellow! (278x370)
Bellowing for Bellowhead!

25th Anniversary Party!

It would be fair to say that the Larmer Tree Festival is defiantly one to take the whole family, and yes that does include the grandparents, it was lovely to see so many there!

Having been a couple of times before, but only for the day, we were all looking forward to getting the full Larmer Tree experience. And with it being the 25th anniversary everyone was up for a good party. Read more…

Best Family Festivals 2015

CIAF 2014


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.

We have included our affiliate links in the listings – if you click “Buy Tickets Now” you will go straight to the ticket page for your chosen festival. You will not pay anything for this but the festival will give us a small commission to keep Festival Kidz up and running – so please use them!

Read more…

Larmer Tree Festival

18th - 21st July 2019

Location: Larmer Tree Gardens, Dorset/Wilts borders

Size: 5000

Website: www.larmertreefestival.co.uk

A wonderful well-established festival in one of the most gorgeous Victorian Pleasure Gardens in the UK.  Everyone is welcome here whether you are 1 or 101.  Provision for kids is nothing short of excellent – from rhyme times, storytelling, arts and crafts, woodcraft workshops, famous Cbeebies faces, and dance workshops.  Music is eclectic, activities are varied fantastic, and there really is something for everyone.

Read more…

Larmer Tree Festival 2018 Review

girl on shoulders at Larmer Tree Festival 2018Larmer Tree is back, and better than ever!

I’ll admit now that I had mixed feelings about going back to Larmer Tree Festival after their year-long hiatus.  I was excited of course, as the festival has always been one of our family favourites.  The organisers, however, had taken a year off to ‘reassess‘ their direction and ‘refresh‘ their offering.

Those loaded words hint at big changes and fill me with dread.  The website had been completely revamped, and I wondered if the Larmer Tree we had loved so much, may now be pandering to a new and different audience.

I can tell you now, we had nothing to worry about!

Read more…

Our Writers’ Recommendations 2017

All of our writers are festival veterans with more festivals under their belts than they can count! So which festivals are they excited about this year?

Read more…

When FestivalKidz met Shlomo

Hazel and Gwilym were fascinated to catch Shlomo’s beatbox workshop for kids on the Sunday afternoon and were even more excited to meet him. He turned out to be the most affable and friendly guy you could ever meet and he was great with our two.

Read more…

Larmer Tree 2015 Review

With Hazel Kaye (5), Gwilym Kaye (3), Caroline Gilbert and Tim Kaye.

Bellow! (278x370)
Bellowing for Bellowhead!

25th Anniversary Party!

It would be fair to say that the Larmer Tree Festival is defiantly one to take the whole family, and yes that does include the grandparents, it was lovely to see so many there!

Having been a couple of times before, but only for the day, we were all looking forward to getting the full Larmer Tree experience. And with it being the 25th anniversary everyone was up for a good party. Read more…

Larmer Tree Festival 2019

Set in the beautiful Victorian Larmer Tree Gardens, amidst beautiful trees and peacocks, Larmer Tree Festival has been running for an unbelievable 29 years! The festival offers up a wide array of music, comedy, theatre, poetry and talks, workshops, woodland crafts, cinema and the all important kids activities.

Read more…

Fun for families at Larmer Tree 2018

LTF18 Family Line Up
Family Line up – Larmer Tree 2018

After taking a year-long break, Larmer Tree Festival kicks off on 19th July with a wonderful packed programme to delight festival families.

HIGHLIGHTS FOR KIDS AND FAMILIES

The fun-fuelled family activity schedule for 2018 features famous faces, family games, storytelling and plenty of crafts.  There’s also a fantastic line up of musicians, DJs, comedians and theatre to look forward to.

What better way to start the summer holidays? Read more…

Larmer Tree Festival 2016 Review

Peacock Display - Larmer tree Festival 2016Lovely Larmer Tree…

By Romany, with 4 kids (11, 13, 13, 13)

It’s the end of term, the children are flagging and I’m not sure that any of us have the energy left to do anything this weekend, let alone a festival! But we have such enduring happy memories of Larmer Tree Festival as a young family, that we wanted to see if it still retained its magic for us now they are a bit older. Read more…

When FestivalKidz met Bellowhead

Our children have been fans of the big band inspired traditional folk tellers since they were very young and now here at the Larmer Tree festival we were due to meet them. Paul Sartin and John Spiers agreed to do a short interview and being family men themselves they were happy to take questions from one shy 3 year old Gwilym and more talkative 5 year old Hazel. Read more…

Best Family Festivals 2015

CIAF 2014


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.

We have included our affiliate links in the listings – if you click “Buy Tickets Now” you will go straight to the ticket page for your chosen festival. You will not pay anything for this but the festival will give us a small commission to keep Festival Kidz up and running – so please use them!

Read more…