Family Friendly Festivals in Yorkshire 2018

Family Friendly Festivals in Yorkshire 2018

Yorkshire Festival 2018 – Now, I have to start this post by the admission that I have never been to a festival (family friendly or otherwise!). At least, I have never been to the sort of festival where you camp over. Is there a definition for this type of festival or am I talking rubbish? I’ve been to festivals where we just visited for the day, York Food and Drink Festival for example (yummy!), or even the Literary Festival at Hay. But I have never done a camping-over-the-weekend type festival!

In the process of compiling this post, it strikes me that I really want to go to a festival, they all look amazing! There are lots and they all seem to have a slightly different focus from music, to comedy and theatre. Some are not child friendly at all and you would never consider taking your children. Some are more for the adults but with enough to keep the kids happy and some are all about the kids!

I’ve listed as many family friendly ones as I can find in Yorkshire and some that are within easy travelling distance. They all have something different to offer. 

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Yorkshire Dales Food and Drink Festival

Skipton, North Yorkshire

21st– 22nd July 2018

From their website: Join us for an amazing summer weekend in the Yorkshire Dales, filled with foodie fun – featuring celebrity chefs James Martin and Gino D’Acampo. Sleep under the Skipton stars with our onsite camping and campervan/motorhome packages, now over 3 nights: Friday, Saturday & Sunday.

 

The Coastline Festival

Whitby, North Yorkshire

Following the enormous success of last years festival, COASTLINE returns and this year we are going to be having a disco…. by the sea….in a massive marquee!

This years festival will be celebrating the best of disco, funk and soul. Like last year throughout the day there will be a load of great bands & djs celebrating this fantastic genre culminating in a out of this world finale by a generation defining headline band in the stunning surrounds of the unique location.

However as well as fantastic music this year will also see Coastline host a sensational food and drink fayre showcasing the very best of the North Yorkshire coast, including drink tents from Blacksheep Brewery and The Great Yorkshire Brewery. The night will also be working alongside the world famous Whitby Regatta.

Keep an eye out for some fantastic acts to be announced…….but book early to avoid disappointment.

Children 3 and under are free and don’t require a ticket.

 

Yorkshire Festival 2018

 

Deer Shed Festival 8

Topcliffe, near Thirsk, North Yorkshire

20th-22nd July 2018

From their website:

If you go and watch a Pixar movie with your children, everyone has a great time. Not just your kids, EVERYBODY!!! We strive for this holy-grail every year.  We don’t have kid’s areas as such, they’re not zoo animals! The whole site is accessible to everyone and we will welcome you as though you were our house guests, which you essentially are.

Music, Comedy, Shows, Food, Cinema and Theatre, sounds fantastic!

Cornucopia

Burton Constable Hall

Burton Constable is situated in Holderness in East Yorkshire, 10 miles north east of Hull and 15 miles east of Beverley

From their website:

We are a family friendly festival and know the cost of including the whole family in the festival experience can be a challenge. We have therefore pitched our children’s and family ticket prices to make this easier – like CHILDREN ARE FREE! The festival village is a safe environment for children to explore. Children’s activities can be found in and around the festival village. Baby changing facilities are located in the stable courtyard.

The Land of Green Ginger is the children’s and crafts centre for the festival and you will find the Judy’s Attic Craft Tent, children’s entertainment and activities from Captain Kipper and the Flamborough Trolls, the Yorkshire Dragon drums, the Dolly Daydream caravan, the zorbing balls, the bungee and some beautiful old time fairground rides.

 

Staxtonbury 9

Staxton, Scarborough, North Yorkshire

From the website:

Probably the friendliest Music Festival in the country. If you like sunshine, fresh air and beautiful countryside, having a laugh, making new friends with all kinds of music and activities thrown in for good measure then read on…..

Looking at 2016 schedule, children’s activities includes arts and crafts sessions, movies, kids disco, magic shows and sports coaching.
 

TribFest

Sledmere House, near Driffield in East Yorkshire

16th – 19th August 2018

From their website:

There’s loads to do in the Kid’s Zone at Tribfest. Plenty to keep children of all ages happy! Once again we’ve got a great Kids Zone at Tribfest to make sure everyone can enjoy their time at Tribfest! The Kidzone will be open 12pm – 7pm each day and we’ve got some great entertainment planned for kids of all ages!

 

WensleyAle Festival

Redmire, North Yorkshire

25th– 28th May 2018

It’s family friendly with music, trains, bands, amazing countryside, it’s on the 27th and 28th may at Redmire station North Yorkshire.

 

 

Not in Yorkshire, but not too far away:

 

Just So Festival

Rode Hall, Cheshire

17th, 18th and 19th August 2018

‘A Family Weekend Adventure Beyond Your Wildest Dreams’

From their website:

Now in its 8th year, Just So is an annual, intimate, weekend-long festival – an imaginative outdoor family adventure like no other and the best family festival in the UK. With a love of stories and childhood escapades at its heart, Just So Festival enables families to step out of their day to day lives and into a wonderland of world class literature, arts, theatre, dance, music, comedy and creative pursuits together. Underpinned by the Tribal Tournament, the most bonkers competition in the land, it takes audiences (from bumps to great grandparents) on a unique expedition of mischief and mayhem, to lands full of magical midnight feasts, curious creatures, raucous pillow fights, hidden retreats, top notch food, drink and boutique camping options and breathtaking beauty.

Y Not? Festival

Derbyshire

From their website:

We make a huge effort to ensure the festival is accessible and fun for people of all ages.  We have a dedicated quiet family camping area situated a few minutes walk from both the main arena and car park. There are showers and toilets in family camping.  Throughout each day there is loads happening onsite suitable for people of all ages.  We have workshops, a range of activities and performances of most types that you can imagine. Some examples from previous years are: mask and costume making, child-friendly cabaret, sports days, carnivals, hoola hooping and circus skills among many others.

 

Geronimo Festival

Arley Hall, Cheshire

25th– 28th May 2018

From their website:

Geronimo is a family festival aimed at children under 13 and their families. The festival is focused on quality family time and imaginative play. The aim of the festival is to encourage families to play, learn and create magical memories together.

Please note that all children aged under 2 are completely free and do not require a ticket!

 

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