Go Wild at Family Friendly Festivals this Summer Stephanie Watson April 27 2015, 3 Comments



Festivals for me were always about enjoying a few drinks from the cider bus whilst watching bands at Glastonbury.  Now I'm a mum, I'm look for a whole different festival experience.  Luckily, Camp Bestival is a perfect mix of family friendly fun as well as live music. 

The event that takes place at Lulworth Castle in Dorset from the 30th July to 2nd August 2015 and features some great acts for a mixture of tastes, from the Kaiser Chiefs to Professor Green to Ella Henderson, you're sure to find someone playing that takes your fancy.

What appeals to me most about Camp Bestival is that it's mostly aimed at families, where 'kids are king' with a vast range of activities, entertainment, and of course, an annual fancy dress theme! This year, the Camp Bestival fancy dress theme is Go Wild!

Make sure the kids get involved in the theme and are dressed the part as they head to the Upper Kids Garden where they can learn bushcraft, climb trees, build dens and go on butterfly hunts. At Time to Dress Up we’ve got a wide range of animal costumes for children and babies, everything from lions and tigers to monkeys and elephants and even butterflies and caterpillars! So unleash their wild side and really Go Wild at Camp Bestival this year.

There are plenty of other family friendly festivals to consider, and whilst not all go the whole hog and have a fancy dress theme like Camp Bestival, dressing up is still very much a great way to add a little more fun to the festival experience.

Glastonbury has the Kidz Field, dedicated to entertaining your little ones, with creative activities, puppet shows, stories and even the chance to learn a circus skill! Doris the dragon is on guard, so why not join her with one of our detailed dragon dress up? Or fit in with the special mystical feel that’s unique to Glastonbury and dress up as a fairy!

Green Man is a lovely family friendly festival and a must for real music fan mums and dads with Super Furry Animals, Hot Chip and Father John Misty taking to the stage this year.  The festival takes place in the Brecon Beacons, Wales on the 20th - 23rd August and has a Little Folk area that has plenty of activities to keep the kids entertained.  Why not embrace the Welsh location and dress up as a red dragon?!

Latitude celebrates it’s 10th year in 2015 and takes place in Suffolk 16th - 19th July. Their kids area  has loads of fun activities for the kids to do throughout the day.  Learn bush-craft skills one day, make pizzas the next and then round off the weekend with a fossil hunt! Certainly no room for boredom for the kids or for you, with acts like Alt-J, Catfish and the Bottlemen and The Vaccines playing live. Bring the fossil hunt to life with our Triceratops dress up!

Have you ever been to a family friendly festival?  If you have we’d love to hear all about your experience in our comments section below.