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Family Friendly Music Festivals in the Cotswolds

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Image courtesy of Wilderness Festival

We are spoilt for choice for music festivals in the Cotswolds and are lucky that so many are family friendly. The fabulous outdoor space and easy access makes the Cotswolds a popular destination for a host of musicians, artists, chefs, comedians, entrepreneurs and other talented performers and there really is something for everyone.

As well as the eclectic musical mix on offer, the wonderful range of local festival food and drink available makes all the difference to the whole festival experience.

Manor Cottages can offer you a choice of lovely places to stay, close by, so why not schedule a holiday to take in a top music festival over the coming months?

In fact there are so many great music festivals in the Cotswolds we cannot possibly fit them all into one blog! So look out for further details but in the meantime, here is some information on the big hitters...

Wychwood Festival, Cheltenham Racecourse, Gloucestershire 29th – 31st May

Voted best family festival for many years by the UK Festival Awards, with over 100 bands performing, top names at the Wychwood Festival this year include UB40 and The Proclaimers. In addition to great food and drink, enjoy comedy performances, a children’s literature festival and over 100 workshops for all ages.

For more information visit: Wychwood Festival.

Stay in Brooklands in Chedworth BROOKLANDS or Lower Barn in Winson LOWER BARN.

Cornbury Music Festival, The Great Tew Park, Oxfordshire, 10th, 11th and 12th July

Now in its 12th year the Cornbury Festival is a firm family favourite. Come and see Tom Jones, Razorlight, Lulu and The Fratellis amongst many more. Enjoy the children’s entertainment zone, a fairground, comedy stage and food and drink for all the family. Join a theatre workshop, browse the arts and crafts and the speciality shops and check out some novelty acts.

For more information visit: Cornbury Festival.

Join in the action but get away from it all too! Try Little Barn in Ascott LITTLE BARN,
Stone wheel in Hook Norton - STONE WHEEL or Hillside cottage in Swerford HILLSIDE.

Wilderness Festival, Cornbury Park, Charlbury, Oxfordshire, 6th-9th August

This festival offers you a real outdoor experience, in a breathtaking setting. If music, food and drink, talk and debate, theatre and arts, new experiences and liberating workshops are your thing then this is the one for you! At Wilderness this year you will find Bjork and Ben Howard, the Secret Forum flagship ideas tent, outdoor banquets, Daylesford Cookery School, circus acts and virtuosos, horse-riding, lake swimming, yoga, fly fishing and even a cricket match!

There’s much more on offer – see: Wilderness Festival.

Choose accommodation in Charlbury itself, visit Manor Cottages and search for 'Charlbury' or Lowfields Cottage in Sarsden LOWFIELDS.

The Big Feastival, Kingham, Oxfordhsire 28th-30th August

Now establishes as a successful and popular festival, this weekend is a collaboration between Alex James of Blur fame and Jamie Oliver (who needs no introduction!).

The Big Feastival raises funds for Jamie Oliver's Better Food Foundation supporting disadvantaged young people. This year sees Paloma Faith and Groove Armada amongst others hit the stage and in the kitchen there will be Jamie, of course, and other top culinary stars including Raymond Blanc and Deliciously Ella. There’s a Cooking Club, Healthy Living Zone, Little Dudes’ Den, the Cotswold Farm Park, Funfair and Lifestyle Market.

Check out Big Feastival.

Get yourself a good night’s sleep while making sure you don’t miss any of the action. Choose from a great selection of cottages in nearby Kingham Manor Cottages and search for 'Kingham'.

Book your accommodation online or call Manor Cottages on 01993 82 42 52 if you would like any help making your self-catering choices.

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