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Kids' festivals

Britain's favourite children's festivals

Britons love festivals - the music, the people, the dancing... and why should children miss out? Festivals aren't just for adults, and in Britain there are lots of festivals dedicated to children and families. Here are a few of our favourites:

Winchester Children's Festival

Where : Winchester
When : February
The annual Winchester Children's Festival takes place at the Tower Arts Centre in Winchester, and features spectacular workshops and performances for all age groups. Children love the workshops, where they can make puppets, sing, draw, make music and learn circus skills.
Web : Winchester Children's Festival

Bank of Scotland Imaginate Festival

Where : Edinburgh
When : May
The Bank of Scotland Imaginate Festival is the UK's largest performing arts festival for children and young people takes place in venues throughout Edinburgh. There's something for all ages from babies to 16 year olds.
Web : Bank of Scotland Imaginate Festival

Belfast Children's Festival

Where : Belfast
When : May
The Belfast Children's Festival in Belfast is a great chance for you and your family to see some of the best performing arts groups from around the world. Pick from free entertainment, music, face painting, performances and art workshops plus lots more free and low-cost activities.
Web : Belfast Children's Festival

Reading Children's Festival

Where : Reading
When : May
Reading Children's Festival is a 2-week festival of fun activities and events all over Reading. Children of all ages will love the music, art, activities, sport and history, and with so much going on, the whole family is guaranteed a great day out.
Web : Reading Children's Festival

Glastonbury Children's Festival

Where : Glastonbury
When : August
The famous Glastonbury Festival is not just for adults – the Glastonbury Children's Festival is loved by children of all ages. There are shows each day from children's theatre companies, clowns, puppeteers, and magicians, and a craft marquee where children can make hats, masks and costumes for each day's Grand Parade.
Web : Glastonbury Children's Festival

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