A lot of festivals have a bad reputation amongst families because they are known for blasting music, wild parties, and endless alcohol. Not all festivals are like that. There are some that can prove to be fun without being rowdy, making it the perfect choice for families. Whatever your interests are, there will be a festival to suit you, there is even a sardine festival! Here are some examples of brilliant gatherings and celebrations that the whole family will love.
Holi Festival, India
If you’re planning on visiting India, you should try to schedule it so you’ll be there during the Holi Festival. This is a traditional Hindu celebration, which is known for being colorful. It celebrates the start of spring and the victory of the good over the bad. The night before the festival, a huge bonfire is burned as a way of showing the defeat of evil. During the day, colorful powder is thrown. The color of the powder is associated with the changes in the color of nature as spring begins. This is perfect for kids, they’ll love the colors and the excitement, in fact the festival will probably be the highlight of your time spent in India.
Jerusalem Light Festival, Israel
During this festival, the old city of Jerusalem glitters and glows in lights, which is truly a sight to behold. Architectural sites and statues, among others, are wrapped in colorful lights. It features works from some of the best artists around the world who use light as the medium of their creativity. It is co-sponsored by the government in an effort to lure more tourists and to literally showcase the city in a new light.
Camp Bestival, England
This British music festival is the little sister of a bigger festival known as Bestival. This annual event takes place every July in Dorset, specifically at the Lulworth Castle. It mainly targets families, which is exactly why you can expect this event to be totally kid friendly, and you can make friends with other families, and enjoy spending time together outdoors. If you’re not into camping and you’d rather just visit for the day, then you can stay nearby in child friendly accommodation, safe in the knowledge that you’ll be going home to a warm comfortable bed.
Colors of Ostrava, Czech Republic
Czech Republic’s music festival is one event that draws families together in a multi-genre event that has been held annually since 2002. It features several open-air and indoor stages, which means that there is something for everyone, regardless of your taste in music. Aside from featuring more than 150 bands, there are also discussions and workshops, which will be an opportunity to learn something new for every member of the family.
Electric Picnic, Ireland
Since 2004, this music and arts festival has gained reputation as one of the biggest events in Ireland. This is dubbed as the country’s own version of Glastonbury. The choice of music is varied, from big names headlining to local brass bands, there is something for everyone. There are incredible decorations that give it a really special atmosphere. There is a dedicated space for a family campsite, which is ideal for children who are below twelve years old. This is an exclusive area with a wide range of activities that cater specifically to the age group that it accommodates.
Music, film, theater, and literature – these are just some of the aspects that are highlighted in this family-friendly festival. The huge venue is divided into different areas to showcase different activities. There is a kid’s area, which has fun-filled activities that will surely be enjoyed by the little ones. The Enchanted Garden is a part of the festival area that is reserved specifically for families who would like to camp. There is also a place that is specially for those who are aged 12 plus, called the ‘Inbetweeners’ Area’.