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The Little Welly

Please share some of your top festival tips with us on Facebook: @familiesthamesvalleywest Check out our pick of the best Family Festivals of 2019 in the South of the country The Little Welly, Henley-on-Thames 8 and 9 June The UK’s biggest obstacle course for children. The 3km course will feature 30 big challenges across the beautiful Culden Faw estate. It makes use of the natural aspects of the terrain, including the river and woodland. As well as adding some exciting new obstacles to old favourites, the Festival Village is better than ever, including a new and improved music stage, and a challenge for the most intrepid ‘The Cave’. More info at Around the Boundary, South Oxfordshire 5 May The Around The Boundary boutique charity festival returns with more fantastic live music, kids entertainment, the best local food, some of the UK’s finest food trucks, a coffee roaster, and local breweries. Big kids and little ones will find fun and games galore with an actionpacked family programme of activities, including drumming and circus skills workshops, storytellers, arts and crafts, bubble shows and a vintage fayre.

The Henley Festival 10-14 July Henley Festival, the UK’s most glamorous intimate festival, is the UK’s only black-tie festival, offering Michelin-starred food, awardwinning comedians, and critically acclaimed musicians. Family Sunday offers balloon making, glitter tattoos, music lessons, comedy for kids, toddler disco, choir performances. Comedian Murray Lachlan-Young will also be bringing his special performance of Modern Cautionary Tales for Children to Henley and Turn Around Theatre will be presenting the tale of The Thief, Fox and The Phoenix at the festival. Wynchwood Festival, Cheltenham 31 May - 2 June A firm favourite on the festival circuit and consistently voted ‘Best Family Festival’ in the UK Festival awards. Headline acts include The Stranglers and Scouting for Girls. The festival is celebrating its 15th birthday and they’re promising that it’s going to be a corker! More info at Latitude Festival, Southwold July 18-21 Laid back Latitude has a great line up this year that will appeal to all generations. Highlights Email: • Tel: 07968 711937

include headliners George Ezra, Lana Del Rey, and Snow Patrol. Plus Neneh Cherry and Sigrid are on the bill too. There are lots of familyfriendly activities to enjoy like interactive theatre, woodland fun and lake swimming. Don’t forget to check out the pink sheep! More info at Camp Bestival, Dorset 25-28 July For many, Camp Bestival is the holy grail of family festivals and is famous for its annual fancy dress theme. This year it is heroes versus superheroes. There is always an amazing amount of fun to be had and exciting things to do. Run by Radio 1 DJ Rob Da Bank, it is the sister festival to Bestival. Headliners include Nile Rodgers & Chic and Jess Glynne. More info at Wilderness Festival, Cornbury 1- 4 August A popular boutique festival set in the countryside in Cornbury, Oxfordshire. Every year they promise great music, delicious food, art, and a Champagne garden darling! They even have a Wilderness Spa and boating lake. More info at

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