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With everything from secret supper clubs to dressing-up tents and RSC workshops, kick off the summer holidays in style with our edit of the finest family-friendly festivals around.

Block 1

  • When: 22 – 24 July
  • Where: Pylewell Park, New Forest, England
  • In a nutshell: art, culture, live music and children's entertainment in the New Forest
  • Headliners: Billy Bragg, Jake Isaac, Lucy Rose
  • For the kids: A Jabberwocky hunt, writing workshops, poetry trails
  • Mud forecast: Dry

Block 2

  • When: 28 – 31 July
  • Where: St Germans, Cornwall, England
  • In a nutshell: Outdoor adventures in the fields of Cornwall
  • Headliners: Noel Fielding, Erol Alkan, Sidestepper
  • For the kids: Foraging walks, canoeing, stargazing
  • Mud forecast: Medium

Block 3

  • 28 – 31 July
  • Where: Charlton Park, Wiltshire, England
  • In a nutshell: An international arts festival with something for everyone
  • Headliners: Broadway Sounds, La Mambanegra, John Grant
  • For the kids: Dance workshops, circus area, puppet making
  • Mud forecast: Medium

Block 4

  • When: 28 – 31 July
  • Where: Lulworth Castle, Dorset, England
  • In a nutshell: Set in the grounds of Lulworth Castle and devoted to the little-uns
  • Headliners: Fatboy Slim, Tears for Fears, Katy B
  • For the kids: BigTopMania circus workshop, Space Centre, fairground rides
  • Mud forecast: Dry

Block 5

  • When: 26 – 28 August
  • Where: Alex James’ Farm, The Cotswolds, England
  • In a nutshell: A child-friendly haven in the heart of the Cotswolds
  • Headliners: Mark Ronson, Tinie Tempah, Kaiser Chiefs, Foxes
  • For the kids: family Olympics, storytelling workshops, The Big Top
  • Mud Forecast: Dry

Block 6

  • When: 26 – 28 August
  • Where: A Secret Country Estate, Northamptonshire, England
  • In a nutshell: family-friendly adventures in an English utopia
  • Headliners: Electric Swing Circus, Blick Bassy, Hot 8 Brass Band
  • For the kids: Melody Yurt, The Star Seekers, Cabaret Boom Boom
  • Mud Forecast: Medium
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