25-26 May: Ireby Festival, Cumbria – Small intimate folk festival in the Lake District.
25-28 May: Elderflower Fields, East Sussex – Family festival packed with music, sports, nature and the arts.
25-27 May: Alfresco, Tunbridge Wells – Musically driven family festival.
27-29 May: Geronimo, Cheshire – Family festival with music, theatre and entertainment.
1-3 June: Wychwood Festival, Cheltenham Racecourse – Family festival with music, workshops, comedy and children’s literature festival.
21-24 June: Isle of Wight Festival, Isle of Wight – Free for children under 12
30 June-1 July: Geronimo, Knebworth – Family festival with music, theatre and entertainment.
6-8 July: Staxonbury Family Music Festival, Yorkshire – Musically focused with a varied line up.
6-8 July: Blissfields, Winchester – Well priced and intimate festival for the whole family.
12-15 July: Latitude Festival, Suffolk – Family friendly festival with music, theatre, dance, film, cabaret and literature.
16 July: Citadel, London – Laid back family friendly indie music gathering.
20-22 July: Curious Arts Festival, Hampshire – History, literature, poetry, music and nature.
20-23 July: Deer Shed, North Yorkshire – Family friendly contemporary music, arts and science.
20-22 July: Nozstock, West Midlands
26-29 July: Camp Bestival, Dorset – Family Festival with music, activities, nature and literature.
26-29 July: Port Elliot Festival, Cornwall Family festival celebrating words, music, imagination, nature and fashion.
26-29 July: Standon Calling, Hertfordshire – Family friendly with activities for children throughout the day
26-29 July: Kendal Calling, Cumbria – Pioneering contemporary music and art alongside traditional rural entertainment.
27-29 July: Campo Sancho, Hertfordshire – Small intimate family festival within an hour of London.
4-6 August: Valley Fest, Somerset – Music, dancing and organic food.
8-12 August: Boardmasters Festival, Newquay – Music, surfing and skateboarding.
16-19 August: Green Man festival, Brecon Beacons – Independent music and arts festival.
17-19 August: Just So Festival, Cheshire – Intimate outdoor family adventure with literature, arts, theatre, dance, music, comedy and creative pursuits.
24-27 August: Shambala, Northamptonshire – Small diverse festival featuring rock, pop, folk and world music.
24-26 August: The Big Feastival, Cotswolds – Music, food and family entertainment on Alex James’ farm.
If you are worried about looking after your family at a festival, then read Raising Children #1 – Large Crowd Protocol
Look for other ideas on how to get outside with the family here: Raising Children #3 – Fifty Outdoor Adventure Ideas