Family festivals in Devon
Family-friendly festivals in Devon for 2019
From beach-front bonanzas to foodie fiestas, Devon plays host to a wide array of family-friendly festivals every year. If you and your family want to soak in the atmosphere at one of these popular gatherings, here are a few dates for your diary.
Grinagog Festival, Torquay
When: 12-14 April, 2019 Where: Torre Abbey, Torquay Seafront, TQ2 5JE
Tickets & Prices: Family tickets for 3 people available. Children under 3-years-old go free of charge.
This world-class festival takes place in the stunning seaside town of Torquay and will transport you and your family away from your every day into a world filled with music, adventure and activity.
Dart Music Festival, Dartmouth
When: 10-12 May 2019 Where: Various venues around Dartmouth
Tickets & Prices: Free access to all
This three-day music festival has taken place annually for more than 20 years and prides itself on showcasing acts in an array of family-friendly venues from almost every possible genre of music.
When: 18 May 2019 Where: The BIG Sheep, Abbotsham Road, Bideford, EX39 5AP
Tickets & Prices: Family ticket £85. Under 2’s go free.
This is the place to be to revel in some early summer vibes and you might be surprised at just how much you can pack into a single day. With activities, delicious street food stalls, entertainment, music and more, there’s something for everyone at Pigstock.
When: 25-29 May 2019 Where: Various venues across Brixham
Tickets & Prices: Free
This award-winning festival celebrates the best of Brixham with fireworks, dragon boat racing, cooking demonstrations, heritage trails, live music and more. Learn some tips and tricks from acclaimed chefs and take part in an array of family-friendly activities that will ensure every member of the family has a great time.
Exeter Respect, Exeter
When: 8-9 June 2019 Where: LBD House, George Street, Exeter, EX11 1DA
Tickets &Prices: Free for all!
The organisers of this festival pride themselves on using the creative arts to celebrate diversity and invite the community to reject racism and prejudice in favour of love, compassion and understanding. Representing the diverse array of cultures in and around the Exeter area, there will be something for all backgrounds and ages here.
Teignmouth Folk Festival, Teignmouth
When: 21-23 June 2019 Where: Various venues around Teignmouth
Tickets & Prices: Various ticket tiers, from £10. Some free performances.
The wide range of meet and greets, performances, concerts and dance acts makes this folk festival an unmissable event.
Goldcoast Oceanfest, Croyde Bay
When: 21-23 June 2019 Where: Limekiln Field, Moor Lane, Croyde, EX33 1NZ
Tickets & Prices: Family tickets between £30-£80. Children under 6 are eligible for discounted entry.
Taking place on a warm weekend in midsummer, this festival is all about amazing music, exciting water sports and just kicking back and having a good time.
Let’s Rock, Exeter
When: 29 June 2019 Where: Powderham Castle, Exeter
Tickets & Prices: Tickets from £30. Children under 12 are eligible for free admission.
Showcasing the very best of the 1980s. Expect great music, exciting activities and plenty of amazing food from an array of cuisines.
Goren Festival, Honiton
When: 28-30 June 2019 Where: Goren Farm, Stockland, Honiton, EX14 9EN
Tickets & Prices: Adult weekend tickets £30. Under 16’s weekend ticker £6.
There are always a lot of things going on in the fields and meadows of Goren Farm during its festival weekend. Embark on a bug hunt, go on an expert-led bat or butterfly walk, try your hand at archery, enjoy an evening of stargazing and indulge in a bit of mindfulness in a children’s and adult’s yoga session.
When: 5-6 July 2019 Where: Greenhill Lane, Denbury, Newton Abbot, TQ12 6DN
Tickets & Prices: Various ticket tiers available. Adult weekend with camping £85. Teen weekend with camping £75. Under 12’s weekend with camping £6.
This laid-back music festival takes place in the depths of the stunning Devon countryside and showcases the very best of the local area through creative performances, delicious food and family-friendly activities.
Wonder Fields, Great Fulford Estate Exeter
When: 12-15 July 2019 Where: Great Fulford Estate, Dunsford, Exeter, EX6 7AJ
Tickets & Prices: Various ticket tiers. Weekend tickets from £59. Under 10’s are eligible for free admission.
Promising to take visitors on a journey through a field of sensory delights, this festival has everything from morning yoga sessions to woodland wonderlands softly illuminated with magical fairy lights.
When: 19-20 July 2019 Where: Higher Fields, Whiddon Down, EX20 2PR
Tickets & Prices: Adult weekend tickets £95. Youth weekend tickets £63. Under 12’s go free.
This two-day event was initially conceived by a small group of friends who decided to put up a few tents in one of their gardens. Now it has developed into a much-loved event featuring everything from great music to circus performances, drumming workshops and Lego tents.
Green Man Day, Pilton Green
When: 20 July 2019 Where: Throughout the village of Pilton
Tickets & Prices: Free for all ages!
With everything from street performers to treasure hunts, Pilton truly comes alive during this one-day event that has something to offer all the family.
Sidmouth Folk Festival, Sidmouth
When: 2-9 August 2019 Where: Sidmouth, Devon, EX10 8XR
Tickets & Prices: Various ticket tiers available. Under 5’s are eligible for free admission.
This week-long celebration of music by the seaside boasts more than 700 events. From child-friendly masterclasses to ceilidh dancing, it really does deliver on its promise to offer something for everyone.
Dartmoor Folk Festival, South Zeal
When: 9-11 August 2019 Where: Recreation Ground, South Zeal, Okehampton, Devon
Tickets & Prices: Day tickets £37. Weekend tickets from £60. Under 16’s eligible for half price entry. Under 5’s go free.
From fun-filled ceilidhs to workshops, craft events and more, the organisers of this three-day event certainly know how to put together a packed programme of events.
Love Summer Festival, Plympton
When: 7-12 August 2019 Where: Newnham Park Estate, Plympton, Devon, PL7 5BN
Tickets & Prices: Adult weekend ticket £85. Teenager weekend ticket £40. Child weekend ticket £30.
The meadow-setting of this event with its own woodland and meandering river really adds to it’s charm and magic. With everything from arts and crafts to healing events and music that is sure to get the whole family dancing, this festival will help you to get away from the stresses of everyday life for a little while.
Beautiful Days, Escot Park
When: 16-18 August 2019 Where: Escot Park, Nr Fairmile, Devon, EX14 3AZ
Tickets & Prices: Adult weekend ticket with camping £142. Under 16’s weekend ticket with camping £70. Under 10’s weekend camping ticket £40. Under 5’s weekend camping ticket £5.
With everything from art, theatre and comedy to craft stalls, street food and six music stages, you’ll be spoilt for choice for things to see and do.
Dartmouth Food Festival, Dartmouth
When: 18-20 October 2019 Where: Various venues in Dartmouth
Tickets & Prices: Free entry for all
A festival for foodies, here you can enjoy everything from cookery masterclasses to demonstrations by some of the region’s top chefs. You’ll also get to taste some of the best food and drink being produced in Devon.