When we think about family days out with the kids, our thoughts don’t often turn to festivals, and it’s not surprising with all of the rowdy crowds, loud music and alcohol going around. With not much to keep the kids entertained and poor toilet facilities, festivals can be a recipe for disaster. But not any more… There are now lots of festivals up and down the country that welcome both adults and children with open arms. All of which offer a chilled atmosphere and plenty of activities for the whole family to get stuck into. Here are the best family-festivals for you to look forward to this summer holiday.

Raver Tots, Essex– 25th August – tickets start from £13 – £70 + booking fee
Raver Tots is the UK’s biggest family rave and festival brand where kids and grownups can hit the dance floor and rave together! There are never ending moments to engage kids and parents and above all, huge dance spaces where you can hear the UK’s biggest DJ’s playing the best in all forms of dance music. So why not grab your glow sticks and move your feet to some banging tunes?

BBC Summer Social Festival– 3rd – 4th August – £25 including booking fees.
BBC Summer Social is returning to Croxteth Country Park, Liverpool for another weekend of family fun, food and top music from the likes of Busted, Nina Nesbitt, Freya Ridings and John Newman. Sunday is pitched towards younger festival go-ers, with Mr Tumble headlining the main stage alongside Andy Day and The Odd Socks, Dr Ranj, Hey Duggee and Cook and Line from Swashbuckle. While you’re there, don’t forget to visit the petting farm for your chance to meet some adorable animals and minibeasts!

Victorious Festival– 23rd August – 25th August – ticket prices vary on the day you are attending
Spend your bank holiday weekend at Victorious Festival! Victorious Festival will be taking place in the spectacular seaside location of Southsea, offering an impressive selection of music from Lewis Capaldi to Clean Bandit and everything in between. Fun for all of the family, Victorious Festival has something for everyone to enjoy including a kids arena, champagne bar and an eclectic range of food stalls and an arts and craft marketplace. The Kids Arena stage will boast headline performances from CBeebies star Mr. Bloom, the Octonauts and there will be meet and greet sessions with fairy tale princesses! Plus, Peppa Pig and George will be making an appearance! For those looking to get up close to the action, Bumblebee will be showing up throughout the weekend and little ones will be able to try their hand at Jedi Training.

What family-friendly festivals do you recommend taking the little ones along to? Let us know by commenting below!

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