Watching the highlights of the Isle of Wight festival over the weekend brought back happy memories of when we took our two kids, 7 years ago now! How time flies, George our eldest, now 19, is a veteran festival goer and is even hoping to go to his first European festival in Croatia later this year.
I know a lot of people are apprehensive about taking their children to a music festival and it can be tough going if the weather isn’t on your side, but I think it’s one of the best things you can do as a family during the summer and a great way of introducing live music to your children. We are so lucky in the UK, to have such a vast choice of festivals to choose from.
George giving Mick Jagger a run for his money before The Rolling Stones hit the stage.
Amber channelling her best “Kate Moss at Coachella” look
Memories~7 years ago seems like yesterday!
As well as the Isle of Wight, which I would highly recommend for families with children, here are some of the best summer festivals that cater especially for families.
Set in the beautiful seaside town of Southwold, Latitude is the perfect backdrop for a laidback festival vibe. We have been to Southwold many times in the past and although we’ve not been to Latitude, I can tell you that Southwold is one of the most perfect English Seaside towns I have ever been to, complete with pastel coloured beach huts, a village green and even it’s own brewery, Adnams, serving all the village pubs.
After the festival take a drive to Dunwich for some of the best fish and chips money can buy, served from a shed on the beach by the beach.
Green Man is apparently one of the best child friendly festivals in the UK. Based in Wales in a beautiful setting, the line up is all very laid back, knit your own porridge style, folk music, so if that’s your thing, you’ll love this.
We have friends that go to Camp Bestival every year, for the great line up, DJ sets and quite simply because their children love it. They are catered for in every way and you know what us parents say, if the kids are happy then everybody’s happy?
A relative newcomer to the festival scene but quickly getting recognition, for it’s line up and art/culture emphasise. Again in a beautiful coastal setting, which we have been to many times. This festival has glamping facilities and a camping area purely for families with lots of activities to keep the children happy. One of this years headliners are London Grammar, what’s not to like?