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Family Festivals for Summer 2018

Summer Events and FestivalsFamily Friendly Festivals, Activities and Entertainment to enjoy this Summer.

Grow Festival:

Saturday 21st & Sunday 22nd July

A brand new outdoor arts festival in Corby this Summer. Inspired by the theme of water, the festival will animate Corby’s town centre with performances, experiences and workshops throughout the weekend, creating an imaginary water-filled world of adventure, with storytelling, performances and music. Come and uncover hidden surprises as you sail through the woods to a family area submerged by the Boating Lake - which will also host a spectacular early-evening event. All around Corby town centre, woods and boating lake. www.growcorby.com


Big Family Festival:

Friday 27th - Sunday 29th July

Rastamouse, Sid Sloane and Pip Ahoy will be performing on stage. Creative workshops with the likes of Aardman animations, a cinema, fun fair, sports and lots of surprises. The little ones’ garden’ is a dedicated area where toddlers can play in a giant sand pit, have fun with toys, a dress up box and giant garden games. Visit The Sooty Show and Book Readings with the Gruffalo. Dunton Hall, Kingsbury Rd, Curdworth, Sutton Coldfield, B76 0BA. www.bigfamilyfestival.co.uk. Visit the website for ticket info.


Gloworm Festival:

Saturday 18th - Sunday 19th August The Gloworm festival 2018 is a true family festival, which encourages families to play and have fun in a safe environment. The festival is focused around creative experiences as well as music, entertainment, workshops and theatre production. The Tiny Tots area is full to the brim with pre-school and baby classes. See favourite TV characters such as Peppa Pig, PJ Masks, Mister Maker, and Paw Patrol. Thoresby Park, Nr Ollerton, Nottinghamshire, NG22 9EP. www.glowormfestival.co.uk. Visit the website for ticket info.


The Big Festival:

Friday 24th - Saturday 25th August

The perfect balance of entertainment and activities for the whole family. Little ones will be well catered for with TV favourites Justin Fletcher, Dick & Dom and Peppa Pig, as well as family cooking classes at the NEFF Little Kitchen. There’s endless fun at The Big Top, where smaller festival-goers can dance, shake and boogie! Alex James’ Farm, near Kingham, Oxfordshire, OX7 6UJ. www.thebigfeastival.com. Tickets starting form £31.15.  Visit the website for ticket info.


CBBC Summer Social

Friday 3rd - Sunday 5th August

A unique line-up of CBBC and CBeebies favourites alongside a host of international music artists. Mr Tumble will be on site along with a CBeebies Village packed with enticing activities and performances including Sam & Mark and Andy Day &  The Odd Socks. Live musical performances from various artists. Croxleth Country Park, Liverpool. www.towerseyfestival.com. Adult day tickets: from £28.00, Child day ticket: from £28.00, Under 2 day ticket: FREE


Towersey Festival:

Friday 24th - Monday 27th August

Long-running independent festival that’s perfect for younger festival-goers. Relaxed, safe, family-friendly, and appealing to all ages, headline acts inc, The Shires, The Proclaimers and Beth Orton. Towersey’s expanded All About Children strand features a Tots Tent, drop-in activities, and creative fun. Under 5s go free. Thame Showground, Thame, Oxfordshire OX9 3JL.  www.towerseyfestival.com. Weekend £129 (Adult), £91 (Youth), £59 (child), U5 FREE; Day Tickets £40 (Adult), £28 (Youth), £18 (Child), U5 FREE.


Cornbury Music Festival:

Friday 13th - Sunday 15th July

The Kid’s Zone: A jam packed weekend of fun, creativity, shows and participation lined up. Take part in the interactive musical installation. Make clay models, have your face painted, make a giant den. Join in the circus, dance, yoga and drumming workshops. Arts and crafts tent and much more. Tew Park, New Rd, Great Tew, Chipping Norton OX7 4AJ. www.cornburyfestival.com Day tickets (from) - £75 Adult, £40 young person or over 70, £15 Child. Weekend tickets (from) - £180 Adult, £215 with camping, £95 young person or over 70, £125 with camping, £30 child, £35 with camping. VIP options also available.


Camper Calling Festival:

Friday 24th - Sunday 26th August

Amazing music from your best loved bands, as well as introducing you to your new favourites! Combine that with family entertainment, adventure playgrounds, loads of activities including craft & dance workshops, lake activities and some seriously tasty food & drink. Ragley Hall, Alcester, Warwickshire, B49 5NJ.  www.campercalling.com Day Ticket: Adult Ticket -£35, Teens - £15, Children - £10, Under 5’s - Free. Weekend Ticket: Adult Ticket -£89, Teens - £25, Children - £10, Under 5’s - Free.


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