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Family Festivals in Gloucestershire

We're so lucky to have lots of great family-friendly music festivals on our doorstep where the family entertainment isn't just limited to great live music. These festivals also have lots going on for the kids too, from workshops and storytelling, to circus skills and crafts.


When: Thursday 1st to Sunday 4th August

Where: Hillworth Farm, Tewkesbury

This family focused festival is exactly what your summer needs, family and community is at the heart of APP-FEST.

Activities include bouncy castles, inflatable assault courses and a funfair for all ages plus much more.

The awesome line-up inclides Scouting for Girls, Feeder, Chesney Hawkes, Cast, and some fantastic tribute act.

Ticket Cost: A family of 4 can enjoy a full weekend at AppFEST for just £288.

More details and booking on the App-Fest website

Bredon Cider Festival

When: Friday 6th to Sunday 8th September

Where: Croft Farm, Tewkesbury

Bredon Cider Festival 2024 is taking place at Croft Farm Water Park this September and promises to be another unmissable event for local families to enjoy.

With live music, free kids activities and a special theme (to be announced) this family friendly festival is expected to be a sell out.

Ticket Cost: Adult weekend tickets cost just £40

Early bird tickets are on sale now here

Cotswold Fest

When: 26th - 28th July 2024

Where: South Cerney Airfield, nr Cirencester

Looking for a great value family festival on your doorstep?

Join Cotswold Fest 2024 for a laid-back weekend in the heart of the Cotswolds. Camp under the stars, groove to local bands, and dive into family fun and tasty local eats.

Cotswold Fest is a celebration of community, music, food & drink, and the beautiful countryside — come and make unforgettable memories with us!

Tickets start at £7.50 for kids and £29 for adults.

More details and booking on the Cotswold Fest website

Nibley Festival

When: 5th - 7th July 2024

Where: Nibley House Farm, North Nibley

There's bucketloads of free fun lined up for families at 2024 Nibley Festival. Activities include The Flying Seagull Project, Kapow Retro Gaming, Release The Moths, Inflatable Fun, Junkfish, Silly science, Wild Willows Forest School, all included in the ticket price.

Expect live music from The Hoosiers, EMF, Dodgy and lots more.

Tickets: Adult weekend tickets are £105

More details and booking on the Nibley Festival website

Jazz in the Gardens - Cheltenham Jazz Festival

When: Friday 1st May to Monday 8th May 2024

Where: Montpellier Gardens, Cheltenham

A annual highlight, Jazz in the Gardens provides free entertainment for the family during Cheltenham Jazz Festival. Expect food stands, live music stage, bar and kids activities dotted around in the tents.

No tickets required, just pop along when you fancy!

For more details about the kids activities and other events during Cheltenham Jazz Festival visit the website