Saturday 15 July 2023

UK's Top 5 Family-Friendly Festivals: Unforgettable Fun at CarFest, Camp Bestival, Gone Wild, Gloworm and More!

The UK, renowned for its vibrant festival scene, offers a multitude of family-friendly events throughout the year. These festivals are perfect for making memories, with an array of children's activities, gourmet food, and exciting musical performances. Let's explore five top-notch festivals in the UK: CarFest, Camp Bestival, Gone Wild, Gloworm, and The Big Feastival.

CarFest - Hampshire

A Family Festival Celebrating Cars and Music

Brought to life by the popular radio presenter Chris Evans, CarFest is a must-visit for car enthusiasts. Hosted annually at Laverstock Park Farm, Carfest successfully blends motor shows with live music and entertainment for the whole family. With popular acts such as Andy and The Odd Socks (our fave!), Rick Astley, Craig David and many more, there is something for everyone. Plus, with a dedicated food fair, your culinary cravings are well covered. Not only that, each year it raises millions of pounds for children's charities! 

Photo Credit - CarFest

Camp Bestival - Dorset

A Medley of Music, Art, and Adventure

Held at the enchanting Lulworth Castle in Dorset, Camp Bestival is more than just a music festival. Amidst a variety of live performances, theatre, comedy, and literature, kids can engage in numerous creative workshops and exciting outdoor adventures. Adults can relax at the wellness retreat or dance to the beats of some of the UK's top artists. With the beautifully lit castle serving as a backdrop, you'll feel as though you've stepped into a magical realm. 

Elliot and Erin at Camp Bestival 

Gone Wild Festival - Devon

Adventure in the Heart of Nature

The Gone Wild Festival, backed by Bear Grylls and his team, is an exhilarating outdoor adventure suitable for all ages. Situated amidst the stunning scenery of the Devon countryside, this festival gives you the chance to learn survival skills, participate in archery, build rafts, and even try rock climbing. Evenings are spent enjoying delicious food, live music, and campfire stories in the gorgeous surroundings of Powderham Castle.

Gone Wild Festival - Powderham Castle Devon

Gloworm Festival - Nottingham

A World of Joy and Imagination for Children

The Gloworm Festival, set in Thoresby Park in Nottinghamshire, is a child-centric event encouraging creativity and play. It features popular TV and film characters, a variety of interactive workshops, games, and performances. Parents also have their share of entertainment, alongside an array of mouth-watering food and drink options. 

The Davies family having lots of fun at Gloworm (Photo Credit: Sue Davies)

The Big Feastival - The Cotswolds

Where Culinary Delights Meet Live Music

Completing our list, The Big Feastival at Alex James' Farm in the Cotswolds is a unique fusion of top-class food, live music, and an assortment of children's attractions. With demonstrations from Michelin star chefs and a diverse line-up of musicians, the festival offers an unforgettable experience. For the little ones, cooking classes, circus workshops, and meet-and-greets with children's TV characters are all part of the fun.

Photo Credit - The Big Feastival

Embarking on a family adventure at any of these festivals is sure to create lasting memories. Secure your tickets, pack your tents, and prepare for an unforgettable journey at the UK's top family-friendly festivals. Don't forget your wellies! 

Elliot at a VERY muddy Camp Bestival :)

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