Family Friendly Music Festivals in and around Doncaster this Summer
Although festivals might have once been something we did before kids – a boozy weekend of letting loose, dancing, actually choosing not to sleep – festivals up and down the country are becoming family savvy and happily welcome both adults and children. Although loud music, camping and portaloos can be a recipe for disaster, lots of places are going to a lot of effort to make sure that families enjoy the experience together.
Here are some family friendly music events and festivals in around Doncaster this Summer:
The Isle of Axholme’s very ow family music event, raising money for worthy causes. The theme this year is flower power! We went to this last year and it was a great atmosphere, the kids had plenty to do and the music was brilliant.
Set in lovely surroundings, this festival has a great vibe about it. This year there are six of their finest ‘Fake Bands’ with classic anthems and a party atmosphere you can’t miss! If you’re out and about in Leeds, let North Leeds Mumbler and South Leeds Mumbler help you plan your family weekend.
If you want an easy introduction to festival camping with the kids, head to the annual Team Verrico camp out. Lots of local entertainers and music, craft stalls, workshops. Fun for all the family. We went to this last year and although the weather wasn’t kind, it was a great rustic festival, the kids participated in a talent show and did willow weaving, as well as finding fairies in the woods. All proceeds from the festival help the work that Team Verrico do, assisting families facing cancer.
An annual event which celebrates Caribbean culture though food, music, live performances and much more. A free family event, experience the great atmosphere, food and variety of music genres from reggae, calypso, lovers rock, soca RnB and more.
Some great acts are booked for this year’s festival including Spice World (Spice Girls Tribute) and Greatest Showman sing along tribute act. As well as the music stage there is a lot of entertainment and family fun throughout the weekend.
A brilliant 2 day event that has been especially created for grown ups and their little (or not so little) people. Come and play in a warm, welcoming and creative environment, loose your inhibitions and let your hair down! With performances and meet and greets from some of the UK’s most loved TV stars, live music, workshops and more, there is something for everyone to enjoy! We go to Thoresby quite a bit and it is only about a half hour drive from Doncaster. Great setting for a festival.
Doncaster Pride 2019 – Saturday 17th August from 1pm (Sir Nigel Gresley Square, Doncaster Town Centre)
It will all be happening in Doncaster on the 17th August, with music, stalls and a brand new Parade of Unity starting from the Doncaster Council Building on Waterdale. Doncaster Pride is a registered charity and this will be a fabulous street festival of colour and music. Free of charge to attend.
Head to the Toby Carvery for Beefstock Festival this summer and enjoy live music from local bands, stalls, councy castle and of course food and drinks. All proceeds from the festival will go to St Luke’s and Rotherham Hospice. Not a ticketed event, but donations would be welcomed.
The one day music festival will host X Factor star Fleaur East and indie band The Hoosiers in September! TFest select artists to try and suit everyone’s taste and there are plenty of activites for all the family to enjoy all day long.
We went to this lovely festival a few years back. It’s advertised as a family weekend adventure beyond your wildest dreams…it doesn’t disappoint. It’s a lovely rustic festival with a Spellbound Forest and Garden of Delight, plus the Just So Bake Off and Tribal Tournament. If you’re heading to Cheshire, be sure to have a look at East Cheshire Mumbler and Stockport Mumbler
Camp Bestival 2019 – Thursday 25th July to Sunday 28th July (Lulworth Castle and Park, Lulworth)
Quite a treck, but this is an awesome family festival. We experienced it a few years ago and it was such an amazing atmosphere, well worth the trip, plus it’s possible to bolt a holiday on to the end of it as it’s the summer holidays. This year the theme is Heroes vs Superheroes and a large section of the festival site is dedicated to little ones. The line up on stage includes Jess Glynne and Lewis Capaldi, plus Mr Tumble and Mister Maker for the kids! If you’re heading down to this festival, check out our sister site Poole Mumbler for more ideas of what to do whilst you’re in the area.