Hopefully, we’ve seen the back of the worst of the weather, and while we are still in the middle of springtime, summer is just around the corner. Apparently, we can expect one of the best summers in a long time, with bright sunny days making regular appearances, and what better way to enjoy them than with a festival or two?
Festivals aren’t just for grownups who love a good booze up and a funky pair of wellies – there are loads of fantastic festivals across the UK that appeal to families, too. Whether you wish to take your children along to a predominantly adult festival, or you’d prefer to ease them in gently with a family-orientated one is completely up to you – if you opt for the latter, here are some great options for you to choose from.
LolliBop – 15th until 17th August
Located in the heart of London, LolliBop is a child-orientated festival that will almost certainly provide your little ones with plenty of entertainment, fun and laughter to last them the whole day. While it’s not a camping festival, you and the family can enjoy a myriad of activities, live shows and entertainment that runs throughout the day – the jam-packed schedule for 2014 is yet to be announced, but you can expect a super line-up!
All the entertainment is aimed at children under the age of 10 and they’ll be sure to love it! Make the most out of the weekend and book a hotel in Southbank so that you can appreciate what else London has to offer!
Glastonbury – 25th until 29th June
No festival list would be complete without this iconic one that continues to be a massive sell-out year after year. With two family camping zones and plenty of activities available to keep the little ones entertained away from the music, including the dedicated Kidz Field, Glasto will provide a completely different view of what festivals are all about and should be appreciated at least once during your lifetime.
Standon Calling – 1st until 3rd August
Located in the heart of Herts, Standon Calling has an impressive line-up this year, with headliners including Maximo Park and folk rock star, Frank Turner, taking to the stage to wow the audience. The festival has dedicated areas for children, with plenty of activities available to keep them out of mischief. Plus, children under 13 go free!
Camp Bestival – 31st July until 3rd August
Found in the midst of the Dorset countryside, on the grounds of Lulworth Castle, Camp Bestival is one of the main contenders when it comes to family festivals. Providing the perfect excuse for a camping weekend with the kids, Camp Bestival has an impressive line-up for 2014, as always, including Basement Jaxx, Chas and Dave, James and Sinead O’Connor. The Upper and Lower Kids Gardens will surely provide plenty of activities and fun-filled moments for the children, too.
Make the most out of our summer and get outside to enjoy the sunshine! Whether you opt for a trip to a festival, or you make your own fun, get the family together for some quality time – these early years won’t last forever!