Family Festivals In And Around The Cotswolds In 2019

March is in full flow, spring is just around the corner and thoughts are definitely turning to summer days, holidays, BBQ’s and of course festivals!

We are lucky enough to have a whole host of festivals in and around the Cotswold’s with many of them being geared up for the whole family.

There is nothing quite like heading for a festival, eating some nice food and letting loose and dancing in a field beneath the summer sun. Children are able to run about freely and us adults get to relax, what could be better?

Here’s a run down of our favourite family festivals in and around The Cotswold’s for 2019.

Party At The Castle - Sudeley Castle, Winchcombe, Cheltenham

Set in the beautiful surroundings of Sudeley Castle, Party At The Castle arrives for its first ever year and promises to be so much fun this June.

Bringing together family and friends in a great party atmosphere and real community vibe you can expect lovely bars, sumptuous food trucks and onsite entertainment ensuring your festival is more of an experience than a gig.

With stars like Will Young, Sara Cox and All Saints on the lineup its set to be an awesome party! The Saturday opens up for the whole afternoon with family friendly activities and plenty for the children to get involved in.


Lakefest returns to the beautiful Eastnor Deer Park in August this year and has been running since 2011.

The vibe at LakeFest is very family friendly and will always encompass that feeling of togetherness and celebration, returning to the roots of what a festival should be all about.

Grab day tickets or weekend tickets and camp up for a supremely fun weekend.

With heaps of activities for little ones, some amazing acts for the whole family to enjoy, and a vibrant atmosphere come the evening, this festival ticks all of the boxes.

Confirmed acts for 2019 include the Kaiser Chiefs, Maxi Jazz and the Happy Mondays, plus many more.

The Big Feastival

The Big Featival is all about good food, good music and good times. This cracking festival takes place at Alex James’ farm here in the Cotswold’s and is totally geared up for families.

With incredible food, so much for the whole family to get involved in, amazing music acts and a really clean and safe site it will be a festival to remember.

With camping tickets and day tickets you can take your pick, and don’t think of the usual grimy camping conditions; there are showers, decent toilets, baby changing areas and even baby feeding stations -this festival has been designed for families, a space to feel relaxed and to let-go in.

Taking place over the bank holiday weekend in August the line up sees the likes of Rudimental, Jess Glynne and Elbow to name but a few, plus so many exciting acts for the little ones including Peppa Pig,Paw Patrol, Justin Fletcher and many more.

The Whychwood Festival

With over 100 acts performing across four stages, an extensive programme of music, dance, comedy and the arts, the Wychwood Festival returns to Cheltenham Race Course for its 15th year.

This incredible, family friendly festival takes place in May and offers something for all of the family with workshops, children’s enteratinment, music, food and drinks.

You can come for the day or can camp over if you fancy immersing yourself into the festival vibe for a weekend. There are also teepee and campervan glamping options for those of you who fancy splashing the cash and stepping things up a bit!

The Jazz Festival

Cheltenham Jazz Festival heads to town during the month of May and promises the very best Jazz music in the country, free events, Jazz for kids, food and drinks.

There is no camping for this festival, people mooch around for free and pay for special acts that they hand pick.

The sun usually makes an appearance for this weekend and you’ll find people chilling out with a beer in the sun, eating good food, and listening to the music while kids play and dance.

Its a lovely festival for the whole family and has a brillaint atmosphere.

Katharine Mabbett