DEER SHED FESTIVAL JULY 22–24 is at Baldersby Park, Topcliffe, Yorkshire ()
What’s the vibe Nominated in its inaugural year as Best New Festival, this is a family-friendly music and arts festival set in beautiful North Yorkshire parkland.
Musical interludes Three stages feature a mix of indie rock, folk and country. Mancs favourites I Am Kloot and Nashville starlet Caitlin Rose headline while other bands include “kick-ass audio adventurists” The Go! Team, and The Leisure Society.
For the kids A range of free musical, artistic and energetic pursuits, including seaside fun on an artificial beach, junk modelling and badge-making and, for the musically minded, ukelele workshops.
Added extras Greentop Circus Cabaret in the Big Top, a Saturday night comedy show (with no swearing!), comedy workshops plus James Campbell, the children’s stand-up comedian du choix.
Where to stay On-site camping in tent or camper van (£15). Or stay just down the road at the very swish Crab Manor hotel in a luxury room or, a bit more rock ‘n’ roll, a log cabin.
What does it cost Adult weekend ticket £59; £15 for child six-plus; under-fives are free. Camping is free.
Extend your stay Head towards the seaside town of Scarborough, and stay at The Lodge, a luxury self-catering two-bed property in the grounds of Folkton Hall, visit North Yorkshire Moors, York Railway Museum or indulge in sandy pursuits on Scarborough’s famous beach. About £675 for four nights.
To find out more about the best family festivals to fill your summer, check out our Junior Festival Listings 2011.