Family Festivals For Summer 2018 & perfect festival outfits for the kids
Kids, LONDON, To do
Surely the last days have put you in full summer mode and you are only thinking about things to do. Days by the beach, fun in the park, how to make ice cream and so on...
And what screams summer more than a great festival? Under the sky with good music, great atmosphere, fun people and a little adventure feeling?! The good thing is, lots of festivals cater for families now too. Whole areas with playgrounds, special activities and even acts dedicated to our offspring.
How cool is that? The lineup’s are announced too by now and we list the best Family Festivals For Summer 2018 in the UK here for you today.
We believe that a family week end spent at one of those family festivals here in the UK will make you come back with lots of great memories and stories to tell.
Shambala is always selling out fast. Hurry, because it is filled with theatre, crafts, workshops, and loads of activities for kids.
Playtopia, the kid’s area, is one of the most vibrant on the festival circuit and is a real jewel in Shambala’s crown. Jam packed all day with activities and entertainment. It can easily keep your children entertained all weekend.
We invite each and every one of you to dream up amazing, unexpected, beautiful and bonkers acts of completely random kindness and bring them with you!
When: 23-26 August
Where: Northamptonshire, United Kingdom
Headliners this year are Solange, Alt J and The Killers, so Latitude is going to be HUGE this year. Family activities include creative crafting, theatre performances, wild life and weird science adventures. And an enchanted garden. Latitude has previously won Best Family Festival and Best Family Day Out.
When: 12-15 July
Where: Henham Park, Southwold, Suffolk
Festival No.6 is the UK’s most unique experience. A multi award-winning music, arts and culture festival, located in the magical coastal home of Portmeirion.The main stage is a Mediterranean-inspired, Grade II-listed fantasy village, surrounded by estuary, mountains and woodlands. During the festival, the village and surrounding woodlands come alive as a unique series of surreal and inspiring venues.
An incredible family festival that offers a wealth of activities for all ages. Headliners are The The, Franz Ferdinand and Friendly Fires.
When: 6-9 September 2018
Where: Portmeirion, Gwynedd, Wales
Curious Arts Festival
Curious is a festival like no other. Taking place each July in the breathtaking grounds of Pylewell Park. It is dreamy, eccentric, fun and irresistible.
Curious Arts Festival is a great mix of arts, culture, music and more. They’ll be talks from novelists, historians, poetry performances, as well as a great comedy line up. For the children, there will be puppetry, pop up theatre events, story-telling and journalism workshops.
When: 20-22nd July
Where: Pylewell Park, New Hampshire
On the south coast of the UK with a fantastic lineup. The Prodigy on the centre stage, plus The Libertines and Paul Weller. And the Victorious Festival has the very best in children’s entertainment! From family TV favourites to princesses and dance troops. A whole kids arena to enjoy.
When: 24-27 August
The Channel 4 presenter and farmer Jimmy Doherty is running his own festival: Jimmy’s Festival. Paul Young, Happy Mondays and The Bluetones are headlining. Children’s entertainers Dick & Dom are there too and this means that the festival is guaranteed to be fun for all! The whole event has something for everyone with added extras like a Wildlife Park, Farm and incredible food.
When: 21&22nd July
Where: Jimmy’s Farm, Ipswich
Bestival’s little sister Camp Bestival is a family fun festival and kids are king here. Activities here include the World’s Biggest Bouncy Castle, bikes and go-carts. There is a separate Toddlers’ Area plus an Insect Circus, pantomimes and River Cottage feasts. Headliners: Orbital, Basement Jaxx and Simple Minds.
When: 26-29 July
Where: Lulworth Castle, Dorset
And here are our perfect festival outfits for the kids:
1. Top of your list. A rain jacket. We are in the UK and not in Spain.
2. Rain boots are next. These are from Aigle and come in all kind of great colours. Let your little one choose…
3. Little backpack to bring snacks, little toys and a water bottle. The Kanken Mini is, again, available in all the colours of the rainbow.
4. Striped shirt. Essential. Always!
5. Denim Bermudas. (we have more denim styles for cool kids here) that can and will follow your child to any adventure.
1. Cool shorts!
2. Hoodie for chilly moments.
3. A cool t-shirt (to go with the cool shorts).
4. Fun top with some frills…
5. Long dress for some boho vibe and when the sun is out. Looks fantastic with rain boots too!
6. Sandals that withstand everything, including mud and rain.
1. Little pouch for hair ties, clips, pocket money and tickets!
3. Crochet top for more boho vibes.
4. Sneakers that look ace with any of our suggestions.
5. A cap to protect from the sun (hopefully).
6. Khaki jacket ‘We are young’. We love it!