Top 3 Festivals - Food, Music and Family Friendly
Posted on May 29 2019
Top 3 Festivals - Food, Music and Family Friendly
The summer weather is fast approaching, meaning it’s time to start thinking about what you can do to make the most of the sunshine. Whether you’re after something to do with the whole family, a weekend break with your pals, or something that focuses on the finer things in life (like gin), we’ve listed our top 3 favourite festivals in each category; family friendly, music, food & drink.
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Our Favourite Food & Drink Festivals:
If you’re not big on music festivals, but still want to experience something like it – there are plenty of food and drink festivals going on this summer too. From live cooking demonstrations to tasting every gin under the sun, there is bound to be something for everyone. We have listed some of our favourites below.
Big Feastival: The Cotswolds, 23rd August - 25th August
Perhaps the biggest and well known food & drink festival of all time. Expect to see live cooking demonstrations from celebrity chefs, big rides and attractions and big music acts like Lewis Capaldi, Elbow and Jess Glynne. There's plenty of street food stalls, a food market, pop up restaurants and even a cooking school for those wanting a more hands on approach!
The Great British Gin Festival: Various cities, 25th May - 14th September
Happening all around the country this summer, you can find the beloved gin festival! This one is for all of us aged 18+ because of all the booze involved. Get ready for a night (or afternoon, if day drinking is your thing) of gin tasting, cocktail demonstrations and live entertainment. You can still buy tickets online now and prices start at £16.90.
The Great British Beer Festival: London, 6th August - 10th August
This annual beer festival, organised by the Campaign for Real Ale, presents a selection of cask ales and other alcoholic drinks from the UK and beyond. Home to the Champion of Beer Awards, there's all sorts to get involved in. Look forward to live entertainment, traditional pub games, and of course, loads of beer.
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Our Favourite Music Festivals:
Glastonbury: Somerset, 26th June - 30th June
Does this one really need an explanation? Perhaps the biggest and most traditional festival there is, whilst you have probably missed out on getting tickets this year (they sold out in October in 36 minutes), you can always plan ahead an make sure to get in in 2020. The line up this year is iconic, including the likes of Kylie, Liam Gallagher, Snow Patrol and The Cure.
Wilderness Festival: Charlbury, 1st August - 4th August
There's few festivals in the UK where you can watch a bona fide legend on stage, enjoy a banquet feast, relax in a hot tub, watch a science lecture and see a one man performance of Shakespeare's Hamlet. Wilderness combines all the greatest things a festival offers, and tops the whole thing off by making it posh and pretty with campsites set along the swimming and boating lakes.
BoomTown Fair: Winchester, 7th August - 11th August
Comprising of 9 different districts, each with their own emphasis, BoomTown Fair is the only place where you can be chilling to folk music one minute and then dancing at 180BPM to drum and base the next. If you are not really sure what you want from a festival, this is definitely the one to try. The alternative world they create gives you room to 'experience everything from reggae, ska and funk through to garage, grime, jungle and drum and base'.
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Our Favourite Family Friendly Festivals:
With summer holidays just around the corner, it seems smart to have something planned that the whole family can enjoy. Whether you end up camping for the weekend, taking a day trip to your closest city or base your holiday overseas around it, there is plenty to get stuck into.
Edinburgh Fringe Festival: Edinburgh, 2nd August - 26th August
Well known as one of the world’s largest arts festivals, The Edinburgh Festival Fringe is a 3 week long explosion of creative energy from around the globe. With almost 60,000 shows and performances across 300 different venues, there is quite literally thoughts of reasons to visit and something for all members of the family.
Latitude Festival: Suffolk, 18th July - 21st July
This one starts very early into the summer season, and it's perfect for families with their dedicated family campsite. Right next to their Enchanted Garden, they have a busy programme of activities for families to enjoy together. And an added bonus of bringing your young children along - they go free (0-4 years)!
Camp Bestival: East Lulworth, 25th July - 28th July
"Kids are king at Camp Bestival"! But that doesn't mean the whole family can't enjoy; they advertise their festival to be fun and accessible for 'children of all ages; 2 - 62'. There's so much to get involved in from the Hereos vs. Superheroes family rave tour to CBeebies bedtime stories - you will all be busy from dusk 'til dawn!
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