Our summer 2017 festival agenda

2017 festival

Hurrah! Festival season is almost upon us and we have for the last few months been deliberating which festivals we will be heading to this year. With so many festivals to choose from, we have finally boiled our festival wish list down to the below…..one or two we are hoping to head to as a family now that our daughter is almost four and we think it’s time to unleash her onto the world of festivals (!!) and the other just the grown ups but how many we actually get to this summer will hugely depend on finances but this is what we are shooting for:

JUNE: Camp Wildfire

camp wildfire festival

Winner of the Best New Festival (AIF Awards) and Best Small Festival (UK Festival Awards), Camp Wildfire is billed as part adventure camp, part music festival. Built for inquisitive, intrepid adults (yup we’ll be doing this one sans kids); by day, Camp Wildfire is a bustling adventure camp full of expeditions, bushcraft, artistry, engineering, and adventure sports with a choice of 80 amazing activities included in your ticket.As darkness falls, the forest transforms into a glittering Wildfire of music and festivity curated by an award winning creative team. All at a secret location just outside of Sevenoaks. Literally can not wait for this one!

JULY: Camp Bestival

camp bestival

This is the year we are finally going to try and make it to Camp Bestival! The sister festival of Bestival, the multi-award winning family friendly set in the majestic grounds of Lulworth Castle is set for another year of stellar musical morsels and cultural delights, stunning sideshow attractions and lashings of family fun and this is the year we HAVE to make it happen with or without kids!

AUGUST: Boomtown Fair

boomtown fair

One of the UK’s most inspiring independent festivals, Boomtown is billed as being a vast open air theatrical production on a scale unrivalled in the UK festival scene. Blending a fiesta of music, art, theatre, design, architecture and ambition to create a magical make-believe world that celebrates adventure, exploration and escapism. The ongoing storyline is set up over the year, unfolding in real time throughout the festival and brought to life by hundreds of actors in the many interactive, immersive venues alongside a soundtrack of ska, folk, gypsy, reggae, world, punk, jazz, blue-grass, drum and bass, garage, funk, soul, dub and hip-hop. Taking the little one along to this we think she is going to LOVE it!

What festivals are you planning on attending this year? Any of the above or do you have some other festivals on your agenda? Do share in a comment below.






  1. We had been hoping to go to the Wychwood Festival this year and had bought tickets but have had to postpone them until next year due to our move. In hindsight it might work out better as BattleKid will be 4 then so might enjoy it more x
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  2. Love this post. My husband is really keen for us to start going to festivals as a family, we have a 17month old and a 2 month old at the moment. So think we will hold for next year but I look forward to seeing what you think of them. I’m keen to go to camp bestival next year maybe.

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