2015's Best Family Festivals

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Family festivals have really taken off in the UK and there are now loads to choose from across the country.

It's a great opportunity for a family to spend some time together, chill out and relax.

If you live a long way from your chosen festival, you might have to be prepared to camp. But kids love waking up on a site and close to all the action – and will probably quite enjoy the idea of not having to wash for a few days!

Here's our Sunny D guide to some of the best family festivals happening this summer:


June 24-28, Worthy Farm, Somerset: £220 - glastonburyfestivals.co.uk

Mud, wellies and music. The iconic Glastonbury Festival is now so popular that it is like a mini pop-up city. This year's acts include Kanye West, Pharrell Williams, Florence and the Machine and Patti Smith. If you can get tickets, it's an incredible family experience.

T in the Park

July 10-12, Strathallan Castle, Perthshire: £82.50 (day) - tinthepark.com

This is Scotland's biggest festival and it is in the grounds of the amazing Strathallan Castle. Headliners this year include Kasabian, the Libertines and DJs Avicii and David Guetta.


July 16-19, Henham Park, Suffolk: £84.50 (day) - latitudefestival.com

Great for families with teenagers, Latitude includes musical acts such as Noel Gallagher, Alt-J and Laura Marling. There's also a full comedy line-up with Nick Helm, Rob Delaney and Funz and Gamez.


July 23 – 27: Castle Hill, North Devon: £125 - somersaultfestival.com

Somersault is the ultimate place for children. Rough and tumble in the great outdoors and camping under the stars. Then there's circus workshops, kids yoga and a fancy dress treasure trove. Or choose from surf school, learning survival skills or how to build a den. There are even nannies on hand with a boutique babysitting service.


July 24 – 25, Dundrennan, Scotland: £115 - thewickermanfestival.co.uk

Tom Odell, The Waterboys, Lulu and Neneh Cherry are just a handful of the great acts appearing at this year's Wickerman festival.

The festival prides itself on offering music lovers a diverse mix of iconic acts and emerging talent and this year's line-up will be no exception. A great opportunity to introduce children to some top music in a stunning Scottish setting.

Deer Shed

July 24-26, Baldersby Park, North Yorkshire: £119 - deershedfestival.com

If your kids love science and making stuff, this could be perfect for them. This year there are over 40 workshops for them to choose from. Top activities include ukulele, magic, Bollywood Dance and DJing workshops, pet cloud making, Claymation and screen printing. Or try bushcraft, magic workshops and making a balloon bassoon. When you're exhausted from that, you can even listen to a punk poet.


July 24-26, Charlton Park, Wiltshire: £165 for three days' camping - womad.co.uk

The theme of myths, legends and folktales will inspire this year's Womad Featival. Children 13 years and under are free. The line-up includes Bellowhead and De La Soul. Kids activities include cookery lessons, storytelling, instruments to play and arts and crafts activities.

Camp Bestival

July 30 – August 2, Lulworth Castle, Dorset: £195 - campbestival.net

Kids are king at Camp Bestival. There are heaps of activities for children from two upwards, including circus skills, bikes and go-carts, an insect circus, fairground rides and stuff for teenagers too. Entertainment includes Dick and Dom, Mr Tumble and The Cat in the Hat live. Live acts include Kaiser Chiefs, Ella Henderson, Alison Moyet and Professor Green.

We love going to festivals. There are few places you'll see Mr C, Mr E and Mr A happy all at the same time, but there's always something to see, something to do, something to learn - or just somewhere to relax!