The thing about kids is, come rain or shine, they love a special occasion – and what could be more special than your own festival! Three of the best kids festival in the UK are within a two hour drive on Manchester, so have a browse and pick your favourite. Our selection includes Just So, CBBC Summer Social and Shrewsbury Folk Festival but we’ve heard great things about Y Not, Deer Shed and The Good Life Experience too.

1. CBBC Summer Social at Croxteth Hall, Liverpool
The line-up continues to expand for this year’s CBBC Summer Social which takes in Mackenzie Ziegler, Mr Tumble, Shrek the Musical, Northern Ballet and more. We expect this one to sell out soon.
Fri 3 – Sun 5 Aug,

2. Just So at Rode Hall, Cheshire
Probably the best children’s festival in the world, Just So is a touchy feely event, packed with story telling, pillow fights, ice cream and great street food.  The music’s not loud and everyone’s in bed by midnight. The country park setting is wonderfully refreshing too.
Fri 17 – Sun 19 Aug 2018,

3. Shrewsbury Folk Festival at Shrewsbury Showground
There’s a devoted children’s festival as part of this open-hearted event called Pandemonium. The field is located in a contained space, just off the main arena so kids and parents feel part of the action and the big weekend ends with a home-made lantern procession around the site on Sunday night.
Thu 23- Mon 27 Aug,

For more fun and family friendly events this summer, click here.

Fri 3 Aug - Mon 27 Aug
Ruth Allan
Published on:
Thu 23 Aug 2018