Top Family Friendly Festivals on this Summer 2020

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The summer season is jammed packed full of great family friendly festivals all around the country.  We’ve got a great line up of the top family friendly festivals in 2020 with a focus on Oxfordshire, Berkshire, Buckinghamshire, Gloucestershire and a few ideas if you want to travel a little further afield. There are lots of great ideas from music festivals to carnivals and gourmet treats.

Whether you want to pop in for a day full of fun or have the whole camping experience too, there’s a lot on offer specifically for the kids.  Happy kids = happy parents!

Family Friendly Festivals in May 2020

FredFest 16/05-  Back by Popular Demand, Wantage Town Football Club bring you FredFest 2020. A local music festival for all the family to enjoy!

Wood Festival 15/5 – 17/5 – A festival of music and nature it has lots in store for families from arts and crafts to den building in the woods. (Ipsden, South Oxfordshire)

Lechlade 22/5 – 24/5 – multi-award winning family friendly festival in the beautiful Cotswold market town of Lechlade, alongside the River Thames.

Wychwood Festival 29/05 – 31/05 – Nominated Best Family Festival the UK Festival Awards every year, there is so much for all ages to enjoy and take part in at this festival taking part at Cheltenham Raceground.

Tilehurst Festival tbc – a fun filled family fun day with LIVE music, fun fair, food stalls from around the world.

Vaisakhi Festival Reading dates tbc – a free event open to all with floats, processions and more celebrating the Sikh New Year festival.

Reading Carnival 2020 – tbc



Family Friendly Festivals in June 2020

Great Barn Festival 06/06- 07/06 – Oxfordshire’s most eclectic family friendly festival of the Arts.

Craft Theory  12/6 – 13/6 – annual craft beer and music festival returns showcasing some of the most exciting independent breweries in the UK & abroad, all presented in a fantastic atmosphere fueled by a top line up of DJs and artisan food stalls.  Children allowed only Saturday during the daytime

FloFest  20/06 –  this free family friendly day festival is held in the beautiful Florence Park, Oxford.  This is their 8th year. There will be music,food,sports,variety,crafts, community groups, rides, bar and much more

East Reading Festival 20/06 – A celebration of the diversity of the local community with stalls, performance stages, rides and a funfair.

Festival in the Field (Haddenham) tbc
Rugfest tbc –
Tandem Festival not running in 2020
Reading Water Fest tbc –

Family Friendly Festivals in July 2020

Corbridge Festival 3/7 – 4/7 – the North East’s finest family friendly festival. A magical weekend of adventure, discovery, and inspiration. With over 50 bands performing across 3 stages, they’ll be showcasing a sensational mix of national treasures, guilty pleasures, great emerging talent and a spattering of true legends.

Waddesdon Manor Summer Fest 4/7-5/7 –  be amazed, delighted and entertained by a range of extraordinary street theatre, live music and arts performances.

Cowley Road Carnival 5/7 – one of Oxford’s biggest community events with the carnival procession starting at 12:30pm.

Cornbury 10/7-12/7 – They promise to deliver to you their regular mix of legends, new faces, laughter and a feast or two.

Readipop Festival (Caversham) 10/7-12/07 – Readipop Festival 2020 brings big names, promotes local talent and maximum fun to Caversham’s Christchurch Meadows, all whilst helping a great cause.  The Festival also features a growing children’s and family area, roaming performers, multiple workshops, arts and crafts traders, bars and award winning food.

Bastille Day 11/7 – 12/7 – After 7-years of continued success, Bastille Day Festival Reading is rolling out its plans for yet another weekend of fun, relaxation and laughter staged in the Forbury Gardens, Reading.

Fi Fest 2020 11/07 – family music festival with KIDSZONE between Maidenhead and Windsor.

Stainsby  17/07 -19/07 -a well-established, intimate and family friendly event in a beautiful rural setting, held in large marquees on a greenfield site in the picturesque hamlet of Stainsby, Derbyshire.

Nozstock 23/7-26/7 – Nozstock is one of the UK’s longest running festivals – family-run, very much home-made and proudly independent on a beautiful working farm set upon rolling hills. The Nosworthy family continue to curate one of the UK’s finest emporiums of music, arts, food and drink, with a huge focus on keeping all kids and families entertained in the Little Wonderland Kids Area.

Riverside Festival (Charlbury)  25/7-26/7 dates still subject to planning – Charlbury’s free music festival with a children’s area to keep the little ones occupied. FREE

Wilderness 30/7 – 2/8 – an award winning festival of music, food, arts, learning, literature and rejuvenation. Set amongst the lakes, forests and parkland of Oxfordshire’s exquisite Cornbury Estate, it’s become popular with locals and those further afield and enjoyed by many families too.

Camp Bestival  30/7 – 02/8 – The most well known of the family friendly festivals, situated in Dorset, Camp Bestival is a multi-award winning festival that combines an all-encompassing family festival experience with an action packed camping holiday; something that they like to call a Festi-Holiday!

Blisscamp – no event planned for 2020 at present.

Family Friendly Festivals in August/September 2020

Camp Bestival  30/7 – 02/8 – The most well known of the family friendly festivals, situated in Dorset, Camp Bestival is a multi-award winning festival that combines an all-encompassing family festival experience with an action packed camping holiday; something that they like to call a Festi-Holiday!

Wilderness 30/7 – 2/8 – an award winning festival of music, food, arts, learning, literature and rejuvenation. Set amongst the lakes, forests and parkland of Oxfordshire’s exquisite Cornbury Estate, it’s become popular with locals and those further afield and enjoyed by many families too.

Just So Festival 21/8 – 23/8 – The festival provides a magical experience where art, music and literature are embedded and entwined in a beautiful and wondrous landscape. They provide a broad range of musical, theatrical, and visual performances, workshops and installations within a safe, natural and magical setting. (Cheshire)

Shambala 27/8 – 30/8 – Shambala is a very family-friendly festival, with a wild side. They do everything they can to make the festival great for the whole family, whilst maintaining the music, magic and mayhem!

Big Feastival 28/8 – 30/8 –  The Big Feastival is a summer festival for all the family with a jam pack line of music, entertainment and activities for all ages. As the sun goes down, the music doesn’t stop with their infamous and ever-popular Silent Disco rounding off each day. Get on those headphones and sing along until your heart is content.

Wokingham Festival  29/08 – 31/08 -Music all weekend. Fun for all the family, with lots of entertainment to keep your little ones happy this Bank Holiday Weekend!

Bunkfest 4/9 – 6/9 – On the banks of the Thames in South Oxfordshire, Wallingford BunkFest is a free-access community festival providing a unique, family friendly celebration with something for everyone. – FREE 

Off The Tracks – 4/9 – 6/9 – On a quest to create the perfect small festival they’ve been named a top ‘Small is Beautiful Festival’ by the Sunday Times.”

Swanbourne Music Festival tbc



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