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15 of the best UK family festivals 2014

The ultimate guide to the best places to take your family for a musical interlude this summer

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Latitude Festival

When 17-20 July, 2014

Where Henham Park, Southwold, Suffolk

Capacity 35,000

What’s the vibe? A top mix of music, comedy and arts, Latitude was named Best Family Festival at 2012's UK Festival Awards and is now one of the country’s most popular summer events:
 a true celebration of the arts. 

Musical interludes There is a fantastic spread of big-name artists with Two Door Cinema Club, Damon Albarn, The Black Keys and Editors among the main headliners, plus our personal favourites, Haim, who are playing on the Sunday. 

For the children The wonderfully enticing, award-winning Kids' Area has entertainment throughout the day and night, including pond-dipping, sculpting willow, pizza making, theatre workshops and magical wooded areas.
 The Teen Area covers all things fun for those 'inbetweener' age kids.

Added extras Don't miss a visit or three to the live comedy stage, where you'll find stars including Dara O Briain, Simon Amstell, Jack Dee and Al Murray, among others.

Also, a 'luxury loos' package is available for a fee of £30 for a whole weekend of less queueing, clean facilities, lotions and potions, and the most high-tech toilets we have heard of at a festival. Another benefit for weekend campers is the use of a golf shuttle buggy - perfect for when you need to make it back to your tent, pronto. 

Where to stay The Family Campsite (for families with children aged 16 and younger) offers easy access to all the delights of the Children’s Arena and ensures you’ll be staying with like-minded families.

Also, the luxury glamping and camping site, Lantern & Larks, is situated around 20 mins from the Latitude Festival and provides a gorgeous retreat. The three-bedroomed canvas home-from-homes can sleep up to six and need to be seen to be believed: this is 'camping' in serious style.

Cost Adult weekend tickets with camping, £182.50 each; £132.50 each for 13–15 years; £5 each for five to 12 years; day tickets are also available.
 Children aged 0-4 do not need a ticket. Alternative accommodation tickets are also available.

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