No Need To Go Abroad! The Best UK Summer Festivals For The Whole Family

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BBC Proms at The Royal Albert Hall

Summer is a time for the family to get together and to enjoy what the weather has to offer. Good or bad, there are many festivals around that provide as much entertainment as you and your family can afford. While there are many music festivals around, a lot of them might not appear to be so friendly for every member of the family, so, what are the most family-friendly festivals in the UK?

Curious Arts Festival

As a place to keep children entertained, this is one of the more unique festivals. Embracing the boutique feel, the Curious Arts Festival celebrates artistic talent in every way, but even if the children are entertained but the adults are not, the wonderful backdrop of the New Forest will mean that, if the weather stays on the bright side, you can easily sit back and take in these beautiful surroundings.

Kids Drawing

Nozstock Festival

Interestingly, this is not just about providing entertainment, but its agenda is all about contribution and participation. It’s one of those festivals that, combined with the activities for every age, provides a multi-layered approach to entertainment. If you have children that are reticent to embrace their playful sides, this festival will bring it out. Likewise, there is so much for the whole family, that even parents and grandparents will find themselves getting stuck in with all of the numerous activities on offer.

Pop Festivals

Kendal Calling

Literally, Kendal Calling has something for everyone. Ultimately, the festival is safe and family friendly for everyone. But specifically, the kids’ area, Kids Calling, caters for children of all ages. In addition to this, the campsites are many, so if you are a concerned parent, you can go to one of the smaller campsites away from the bigger crowds. As far as a comprehensive experience in music, art, and camping, especially in the luxurious surroundings of the Lake District, it’s hard to beat.

Classical Music Festivals

Camp Bestival

This has been gaining a lot of popularity over the last few years, this boutique festival provides so much, from art to foods, as well as diverse entertainment, it’s not just something that every parent can ensure their child will enjoy, but it’s something that the parents will also rave about. Of course, it’s a cliché that if the children are happy, the parents are happy, but it’s fast becoming one of the best festivals in the UK.

Children Playing

BBC Proms

And if you’re looking for something a bit more cultured, the BBC Proms pops up all over the UK, from the Welsh contingent in Colwyn Bay, to the various locations in London. One of the stops on the Urbanest festival tube map, the BBC Proms pretty much has something for everyone! And while your children may feel like they’re allergic to classical music, it’s very easy to get swept up in the drama of it all. So if you are trying to get your kids into Tchaikovsky, this is one of the best ways to do it.

From culture to camping, the UK has so many festivals that are family-friendly, and in the wake of Glastonbury not happening this year, all the others are getting a well-deserved boost!

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