Music Blog: 3 Family Friendly Festivals for 2018

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Now my niece is growing up, it’s great that she can start coming on more adventures and enjoying things she will actually remember!

Soon I’ll be taking her to TImber Festival.

This will be her first festival experience, ever. As there’s a lot of arts, crafts and chilled out music going on, it’ll be the perfect introduction for her.

I’ve got a little list of family-friendly festivals I’d like to take her to when she’s a bit older.

I mean, Download Festival is awesome for all ages (apart from under 5’s, as they’re not allowed) – so I can’t wait to take her there in a few years.

It’s actually surprising how many family festivals there are around. So here’s my top 3…

Timber Festival. 6th – 8th July 2018. The National Forest.

As mentioned, I will be taking my niece to TImber Festival this year. When I was sent the invite I immediately knew it would be perfect for her.

Not only do they have some lovely folk style bands to relax and watch, but they also have interactive activities for children to take part in. From The Carnival of Animals, which is a walking theatre show, to The Moth Hotel.  Which is a great initiative of building a giant moth trap so that everyone can learn more about these fluffy little flying bugs.

There’s also bee experiences, storytelling sessions and foraging walks.

If the weather holds out, we’re really in for an awesome time!

Bluedot Festival. 20th – 22nd July 2018. Cheshire.

I went to Bluedot Festival last year, as it’s only a short drive from Stoke on Trent. Taking place at Jodrell Bank, Cheshire, it’s a fun-filled occasion that is also a learning experience for all. Which is hardly a surprise when it’s based at an actual space center, huh?!

Not only do they have music throughout the weekend, they also have interactive stalls and experiences littered throughout the site – which are all science based of course.

Headliners this year at The Chemical Brothers and The Flaming Lips, which are both bands I wouldn’t mind seeing.

Just-So Festival. 17th – 19th August. Cheshire.

Cheshire seems like the place to be for family festivals, which is quite handy for me in Stoke on Trent.

This year Just-So Festival welcomes local circus celeb Philip Astley, who will be hosting workshops and shows throughout the weekend. Which will make it a great celebration of local accolades, alongside being pretty entertaining.

This one does seem more like a big family fun day than a traditional music festival, but with so much to see and do I can’t see any kids complaining…

What family festivals have you got your eye one?