Elderflower Fields, East Sussex
The wild, hilly property of Pippingford Park, close to Uckfield, is an ideal backdrop for the outside enjoyable of Elderflower Fields, now in its eighth 12 months. With views throughout Sussex healthland and historic woods, there’s climbing, kayaking, trapeze classes, free operating and nature workshops – and an enormous household picnic on the Sunday. The programme of kids-only actions, together with arts and sports activities camps – plus onsite nannies – offers grownups time to take a look at the woodland spa or a few of 40 acts introduced thus far for the three-day occasion, from high-energy ska to chilled hip-hop.• 24-27 Might, grownup £138, little one £66, elderflowerfields.co.uk
Deer Shed, North Yorkshire

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Already-announced music acts on the 10th Deer Shed competition embrace Ezra Furman and Anna Calvi, plus comedians Reginald D Hunter and Nina Conti. Throughout 36 hectares (90 acres) of fields and woodland in Baldersby Park, close to the village of Topcliffe, there’s loads of area for actions together with willow crafts and hearth cooking, promenade theatre, artwork installations and singalong cinema. The science tent will host retro gaming, robots and slime-making, whereas for sporty sorts there’s kayaking, quidditch and wrestling workshops, plus household yoga, gin yoga and bubble wrap yoga (relying in your temper).• 26-28 July, grownup £155, 6-15s £50, 3-5s £20, below 3s free (ticket required), deershedfestival.com
Eden, Dumfries and Galloway

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As soon as part of the Wickerman competition (which led to 2016), this standalone occasion now has 18 areas (together with levels, discos and children tents) in Raehills Meadows, close to Moffat. There’s a lot of free inventive actions, workshops, crafts and video games for youngsters, plus aerobics en masse with Mr Motivator, therapeutic fields, and a drive-in cinema with classic automobiles for a comfortable household night time. The lineup encompasses everybody from John Cooper Clarke to Bondax, with digital, disco, choral, indie, reggae, a dance tent with psychedelic visuals, and a Scottish tavern for native bands.• 6-9 June, grownup £131, 13-17s £96, 5-12s £22, below 5s free (ticket required), edenfestival.co.uk
Tropical Strain, Cornwall

This vibrant competition takes place within the grassy grounds of Mount Nice Eco Park, overlooking the north Cornish coast. By day, reside music comes from across the globe, with African and Latin American beats, plus a kids’s programme of inventive workshops, comparable to Afro-Brazilian dance, circus expertise, headdress-making and campfire cooking. As an all-ages occasion, there’s enjoyable after darkish too, with tropical costumes and cocktails at Fandangos, a secret dance tent and a silent disco.• 12-14 July, grownup £102, 5-15s £46, below 5s free (ticket required), tropicalpressure.co.uk
Timber, east Midlands

Luke Jerram’s Museum of the Moon at Timber. {Photograph}: Andrew Allcock
Dreamed up by the Nationwide Forest Firm and Wild Rumpus (which additionally produces the Simply So competition), Timber is the UK’s first competition celebrating forests, returning for a second 12 months. The 28-hectare (70 acre) web site of Feanedock within the Nationwide Forest, on the Leicestershire-Derbyshire border, will host folks, soul and quite a lot of beats and bass, alongside experimental music and woodland sound artwork. Elsewhere within the forest, there’ll be theatre and immersive feasts, laughing yoga and Assume Like A Tree workshops, dance courses from Bangra to Appalachian flatfooting, plus talks with creatives, scientists and activists exploring our relationship with nature and the advantages of forests.• 5-7 July, grownup £117, 3-15s £37, below 3s free (ticket required), timberfestival.org.uk
Larmer Tree, West Nation

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This summer time marks 29 years because the Larmer Tree competition first passed off within the Victorian pleasure gardens of Cranborne Chase, which straddles Dorset, Hampshire and Wiltshire. The vibe stays intimate, with simply 5,000 festival-goers, and several other resident peacocks roaming the gardens round fairly pavilions and sloping lawns. On the invoice, thus far, are The Cat Empire, Kate Tempest, Gomez and comedians Josie Lengthy and Nish Kumar. Theatre, talks, hula disco, carnival crafts, ukulele jamming, sustainable clothes workshops and different inventive and wellness actions run alongside the acts.• 18-21 July, grownup £192, 11-17s £121, below 11s free (ticket required), larmertreefestival.co.uk
The Nice Property, Cornwall

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Within the grounds of a rustic home within the village of Scorrier, there’s a backyard fete gone wild. Conventional fairground rides, skate ramps, craft workshops, face-painting and hula-hooping are billed alongside extra uncommon leisure comparable to Mexican wrestling, a Victorian sports activities day, sword swallowing and contortionists at Madame Wong’s Home of Fallacious. James, “Get Cape. Put on Cape. Fly”, and Craig Charles Funk and Soul present are on the music lineup thus far, plus comedy, theatre and wellness.• 31 Might-2 June, grownup £90, 10-17s £28, below 10s £12, greatestatefestival.co.uk
Campo Sancho, Hertfordshire

This small-scale however big-energy celebration within the countryside is run by Sancho Panza, which has 20 years’ value of Notting Hill carnivals, warehouse discos and boat events below its belt. This 12 months would be the family-friendly rave’s third version, which takes place close to Stevenage with a DJ-heavy lineup, together with mellow digital and massive funky beats, with Layo & Bushwacka! and Maurice Fulton, and a children’ disco for mini revellers. There’s additionally circus and craft workshops, nature trails and different arty happenings, native meals stalls and frozen carnival cocktails.• 26-28 July, grownup £128, 6-17s £49, below 5s £11, sanchopanza.org
Bearded Concept, Derbyshire

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This competition is just a little bigger than others on this listing, however no much less pleasant than when it began again in 2007 as a party in a subject behind a pub. Bearded Concept takes place deep within the woodland grounds of Catton Corridor, which borders Derbyshire and Staffordshire. This 12 months’s lineup consists of Suede, Editors, Doves and different acts from dance to punk, plus circus, comedy and a crafts-and-healing enviornment. There’s a devoted space for infants, academic workshops and sports activities for youngsters, and an area only for teenagers, with beatboxing classes and reside graffiti classes.• 23-26 Might, grownup £129, 12-16s £56, 6-11s £30, beardedtheory.co.uk
Doune the Rabbit Gap, Stirling

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Among the many historic oaks of the Cardross Property in Port of Menteith, this laid-back little competition features a heaving lineup that includes Sister Sledge, Lee “Scratch” Perry, John Grant, the Damned, the Wailers and Simian Cell Disco. It began on a smaller web site in 2010, simply down the street close to Doune (therefore the identify), and nonetheless makes an incredible place to begin for exploring the southern Highlands and the Loch Lomond & Trossachs nationwide park. Workshops are designed for households to become involved collectively, together with artwork classes, open jams, household yoga, DJ classes (ages 8+) and clowning workshops. There’s additionally theatre, spoken phrase, cinema, and different actions to be introduced. Canine additionally welcome.• 19-21 July, grownup £98, 12-18s £32, below 12s free, dounetherabbithole.co.uk
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