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5 family friendly festivals in the UK for August 2023

Boutique camp sites, kids' activities galore and family-friendly raves

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Sophie Hamilton
Sophie HamiltonParenting Editor
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Taking the kids to a festival is a fantastic and fun-filled way to spend a summer weekend - and the memories you'll make are priceless.

The ‘alternative’ UK festival circuit draws a big and friendly crowd, taking in immersive theatre workshops, celebrations of science and literature and the best in children’s entertainment. 

Set to a memorable soundtrack of live music with some of the most delicious and diverse food and drink stalls, family-friendly festivals are perfect for parents looking for some summer fun with their kids. Take a look at this list below...

Deva Fest, Cholmondeley Castle, Cheshire on 11-13 August

The Deva Fest event
The Deva Fest event

This year's Deva Fest offers music and comedy across five stages, with the likes of Feeder, Will Young, Fleur East and Five performing - there's also a brand new Dance Stage featuring the best of house, old school and rave. 

Deva Laughs comedy is back, plus hand-picked street food traders, art and parades, Gin masterclasses, a selection of bars and a free-to-use fairground (parents rejoice) Kids Kingdom, Circus workshops, shows, and water sports.

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Green Man Festival, Bannau Brycheiniog National Park, Wales on 17-20 August

Green Man Festival
Green Man Festival

This four-day festival held in the Brecon Beacons sees artists Self Esteem, Devo, First Aid Kit and Spiritualized take to the stage. It's Wales' biggest and most famous festival and there's something for everyone. Kids and adults alike will love Einstein's Garden, a haven of scientific activity.

The festival also has the 'Little Folk' zone, aimed at children from babies to 12-year-olds. Think creative workshops, activites and imaginative adventures, and all are free after entry! 

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MORE:  15 of the best UK festivals 2023 

The Big Feastival, Alex James’ Farm in the Cotswolds on 25-27 August 


Located in the Cotswolds, the award-winning ‘The Big Feastival’ is back at Alex James’ farm this year from 25-27 August. The ultimate family festival offers everything from music stages and art classes and fun games. 

And of course, there are some incredible food stalls on site. Boasting cuisines from all around the world, tickle your taste buds with incredible street food and cheese bars, or cook up your own storm with their various cooking classes.

With live music from Tom Grennan, Example and The Vaccines, appearances from child favourites such as kids' TV's Justin Fletcher,  as well as celebrity chefs such as James Strawbridge, this is a feast for all your senses.

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Victorious, Portsmouth on 25-27 August 

victorious festival

Can a festival be all things to all people? Perhaps! 

A picturesque seaside spot, an eclectic mix of musical acts including Jamiroquai, Kasabian and Ellie Goulding, and a dedicated Victorious Kids Arena featuring the likes of Bluey, Sonic the Hedgehog and Pop Kids. There's also a circus skills area, beach zone aand kids stage.

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Carfest, Hampshire on 25-27 August

Fun at Carfest
Fun at Carfest

McFly, Boyzlife, Sophie Ellis-Bexter and more fab acts are at this year's Carfest plus all things car for motoring enthusiasts. For families, expect mini athletics, the world's biggest bouncy castle, young drivers, and the best of CBeebies.

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