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Family friendly festivals you can enjoy with a baby or a bump

Top festivals that welcome families, babies and mums-to-be!

Posted: 21 May 2010
by Kimberley Smith

Don't miss out on summer festival fun...

July 2010

JULY 14-18 Larmer Tree Festival, Wiltshire/Dorset This small festival turns 20 this year and has won both ‘Best Family Festival’ and 'Best Festival Toilets' in the past making it the perfect festival to enjoy without making your morning sickness worse! Babies welcome.

JULY 15-18 Latitude, Suffolk A mini Glasto complete with similar can-do attitudes towards families, babies and future mummys. Multicoloured sheep wander the fields and headliners include relaxing Belle and Sebastian and Florence and the Machine this year.

JULY 22-25 The Secret Garden Party, East Anglia This one's a secretive affair, the exact location is yet to be announced and tickets are hard to come by. Check out the website for more info!

JULY 23-25 Womad, Wiltshire A really varied festival with performers from all over the world. Peter Gabriel challenges anyone who goes to Womad, "not to be really excited or inspired by at least one thing". Go on, try!

JULY 24-26 Camp Bestival, Dorset This is the lil' bro to the Isle of Wight's Bestival and takes place in idyllic Lulworth Castle in Dorset. The Friendly Fires will be taking to the stage this year and the surrounding area is full of beautiful views and plenty of sea air.

August 2010

AUGUST 6-7 Belladrum, Inverness-shire An amazing setting in the Scottish Highlands with an ecclectic mix of performers make this festie a winner.

AUGUST 20-22 The Green Man, Brecon Beacons This festival has always been a family affair and this year they're even introducing a boutique babysitting service. You're  encouraged to bring your own instruments to join in jamming sessions around the campfire and there's music and comedy for fun all round.

AUGUST 27-29 Solfest, Cumbria This tiny event only has 5,000 tickets. Another 3-dayer, the festival takes pride that tiny babies and many generations of the same family come back every year. The youngest baby last year was 4 weeks old! Can you beat it?

Wondering if you could cope with going to a festival while pregnant? Check out our sister site MFM for a mum-to-be's account of her pregnant festival experience last year.

If you're not sure about going so far afield here are some tips to having successful BBQs at home and some funky mocktails if you're sailing through summer with a bump.

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