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The Ultimate Summer Family Festival Guide 2015

You’re in the market for having a great time – but don’t want to be surrounded by insane bass rumbling and snap-back hats and vests? We’ve got you covered. Our family friendly festival guide shows you how to have the best time without having to deal with any of the hassle – and it’ll keep the kids occupied too.


1) Cornbury Festival

10-12th July, Oxfordshire

“The Cornbury Music Festival is one-of-a-kind: a lovingly crafted, top notch, very English open air party, tailor-made for the whole family.
Like the best of England, The Cornbury Music Festival is civilised, charming and irresistible – a homespun melting pot where music-lovers share pies and a glass of champagne with superstars, toffs, rockers, crooners, Morris dancers, farmers, urbanites, fashionistas, gourmet chefs and little old ladies who make exceptional cakes.”
Razorlight – Tom Jones – Billy Ocean – The Fratellis
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2) Larmer Tree 

15 – 19th July, Wiltshire

“The beautiful Victorian gardens of the Larmer Tree are in the heart of the Cranborne Chase, and are home to stunning views, roaming peacocks, colourful macaws, ornate pagodas and mysterious woods.
A small, well-contained site with the Main Stage nestled in the heart of the magical Larmer Tree Gardens, and a large open area known as The Village.  The site is easily accessible for wheelchair users or families using buggies (extreme weather permitting) and is a magical place to enjoy our festival.”
Jimmy Cliff – Bill Bailey – Femi Kuti – The Magic Numbers
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3) Deer Shed

24- 26th July, Yorkshire
“Now in its sixth year Deer Shed Festival offers three days of contemporary music and art takes place at a 90 acre site at Baldersby Park near Topcliffe, in North Yorkshire From Friday 24th to Sunday 26th July 2015, the first weekend of the school summer holidays.”
John Grant – Billy Bragg – Villagers – Dan Croll
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4) Nozstock

24-26th July, Herefordshire
“A festival built from a curious amalgamation of performance, art, electronic supersounds and good old-fashioned guitar-strumming and drum-bashing.”
Martha Reeves and the Vandellas – Wu-Tang Clan – Beardyman
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5) Standon Calling

31 July-2nd August, Hertfordshire
“Terrific little festival with more charm than you can imagine.” – Time Out
“An out of this world experience.” – The Mirror
“Original, friendly, intimate and genuinely quality music.” – Channel 4 Music
“Touches of classy country life.” – Clash Magazine
“Standon Calling, a festival filled with great music, good food, and a beautiful atmosphere.” – eFestivals
Basement Jaxx – Dandy Warhols – Little Dragon
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6) Camp Bestival 

30 July – 2nd August, Dorset
Mr Tumble and Cat In The Hat are some major selling points for this cute little festival this year. 
“The sister festival of the Isle of Wight’s Bestival, in its first year Camp Bestival was awarded Best New Festival in 2008 at the UK Festival Awards and has since won Best Family Festival four times at the awards in 2014, 2013, 2010 & 2009.Set in the majestic grounds of Lulworth Castle, on Dorset’s dramatic Jurassic coastline, Camp Bestival is jam-packed with entertainment, from stellar musical morsels and cultural delights to stunning sideshow attractions and lashings of family fun. “
Clean Bandit – Underworld – Professor Green – Bob Geldof
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7) Boomtown

13-17th August, Winchester
“BoomTown rose up from the underground in 2009 to become one of the UK’s wildest and most inspiring independent festivals, from a humble village fair it is now a sprawling creative metropolis and home to every species of artistic miscreant! We invite thousands of citizens to embark on an immersive audio-visual joyride, dancing through the labyrinthine streets and plazas on a non-stop weekend journey of discovery!”
Stephen Marley – Gogol Bordello – Flogging Molly
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8) Green Man

20 – 23rd August, Powys
“A friendly family feeling isn’t confined to the extensive little folk area but very much part of Green Man, There’s loads to do, discover and enjoy for little ones – and not so little ones – and for mum and dads to create happy memories to last a lifetime.”
Hot Chip – Super Furry Animals – St.Vincent
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9) Beautiful Days Festival

21-23rd August, Devon
Winner of best family festival 2011
“Beautiful Days is the Levellers’ family music festival which takes place at Escot Park in Devon with six stages, site art, a huge children’s area, comedy, theatre, family camping, licensed real ale bars from Otter Brewery & a great choice of food and craft stalls. Beautiful Days has no sponsorship, branding and does not advertise.”
Dropkick Murphys – House Of Pain – Happy Mondays
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10) Just-So Festival

21-23rd August, Cheshire
“The thing that makes Just So Festival truly magical and memorable is you, our intrepid festival explorers. We want to invite you all to bring your skills, talents and ideas to the curious world of Just So. If you can juggle, bring your juggling balls and show us what you can do. Bring your favourite stories and read them around the campfire circle. Bring your guitar, fiddle or just your favourite songs for music and singing in and around the site. This is a festival for you and your family, and the more of you that shines through, the better it will be.”
Seas of Mirth – Patch & the Giant, Backyard Burners – Galleon Blast, Robbie Boyd – Jimmy & the Revolvers – Big Easy Swing Band
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