Best Family Friendly Festivals UK 2020

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There are an absolute mountain of family friendly festivals in the UK in 2020. They are spread across the country and, although they are concentrated in the summer holidays, there are plenty in the spring and autumn too.

They also varying dramatically in terms of the overall feel, from the mega-fest that is Camp Bestival to the niche England's Medieval Festival to the food focused Big Feastival.

Most festivals in 2020 are keen to promote their climate change awareness and sustainability, with a fair number charging a carbon offset and encouraging/organising travel by public transport.

It is great that there is so much choice, and to help you make the best choice, we have summarised the events below as a map and a list.

To allow a comparison between festivals, we have also included an indication of the cost of tickets for a family of 2 adults and 2 kids. The prices shown assume you camp for the entire festival and doesn't include any additional cost that may be charged for parking/campervans etc. All events have different pricing structures, especially when it comes to kids' tickets so the price we have quoted assumes children that are older than babies but not yet teens.

Have fun searching for your perfect festival in 2020!

Map of UK Family Friendly Festivals in 2020

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List of UK Family Friendly Festivals in 2020

Date Date Name Cost for 2 adults + 2 children
22-25 May Fri 22nd - Mon 25th May Elderflower Fields South
Pippingford Park, East Sussex
29-31 May Fri 29th - Sun 31st May Elderflower Fields Midlands
Stanford Hall, Leicestershire
29-31 May Fri 29th - Sun 31st May WYCHWOOD FESTIVAL
Cheltenham Racecourse
3-5 July Fri 3rd - Sun 5th July Timber Festival
10-12 Jul Fri 10th - Sun 12th July Cornbury Music Festival
10-12 Jul Fri 10th - Sun 12th July Ely Folk Festival
Ely, Cambridgeshire
Earlybird, available until 31 May
16 19 Jul Thu 16th - Sun 19th July Larmer Tree Festival
1619 Jul Thu 16th - Sun 19th July Latitude
Henham Park, Suffolk
23-26 Jul Thu 23rd - Sun 26th July Bluedot
Jodrell Bank Cheshire
23-26 Jul Thu 23rd - Sun 26th July Nozstock
23-26 Jul Thu 23rd - Sun 26th July Standon Calling
Tier 2 tickets
24-25 Jul Fri 24th - Sat 25th Jul Chagstock
Chagford, Exeter
24-26 July Fri 24th - Sun 26th July Deer Shed Festival
Topcliffe, North Yorkshire
25-28 Jul Sat 25th - Tue 28th July Camp Bestival
Lulworth Castle, Dorset
30 Jul - 2 Aug Thu 30 Jul - Sun 2 Aug Kendal Calling
Lowther Deer Park, Lake District
Price doesn't include Thursday add-on
31 Jul - 2 Aug Fri 31st July - Sun 2nd August Chilled in a Field
East Sussex
5-9 Aug Wed 5th - Sun 9th Aug Starry Skies
Usk, Wales
21-23 Aug Fri 21st - Sun 23rd Aug Just So
Rode Hall Estate, Cheshire
27-30 Aug Thu 27th - Sun 30th Aug Shambala Festival
Secret Country Estate, Northamptonshire
This includes cycle tour tickets from London - the only tix still available!
28-30 Aug Fri 28th - Sun 30th Aug The Big Feastival
28-31 Aug Fri 28th - Mon 31st Aug Towersey Festival
Thame, Oxfordshire
29-31 Aug Sat 29th - Mon 31st Aug England's Medieval Festival
Hastings, East Sussex
10-13 Sep Thu 10th - Sun 13th Sep The Good Life Experience Festival
Hawarden Castle, Flintshire