The Original Cornbury Festival is at Great Tew Park, Oxfordshire
What’s the vibe An eclectic and rather eccentric musical carnival with a dynamic festival-meets-English-country fayre feel.
Musical interludes The impressive line-up includes James Blunt, Cyndi Lauper, Eliza Doolittle, The Faces (featuring Mick Hucknall), Sophie Ellis-Bextor, Status Quo, Olly Murs, The Saw Doctors and more.
For the kids With a promise of a “bigger and better children’s zone than ever”, there’s storytelling by The Yarnsmith, Bollywood dance, family singing sessions with Tin Pan Annie, and children’s yoga.
Added extras Roaming entertainers, a fun-filled fairground, relaxing therapy and massage zone, a farmer’s market, the fabulous Disco Shed and a VIP area.
Where to stay A range of on-site options from pitch-your-own to ready-erected luxury tents at Tangerine Fields or try the quirky luxury of a podpad or the rainbow-coloured beaupads. There are also yurts and their miniature equivalent, squrts.
What it costs £160 for adult weekend camping; 13–16 years £90; two under-12s free per adult.
Extend your stay After the excess, perhaps a little rehab at the Priory? Well, the Priory Inn at nearby Tetbury offers a very relaxed and family-friendly vibe and great food. Children under 12 stay free if sharing parents’ room. B&B prices start from £69 a night.
For more fun festivals to fill your summer days, check out our Festivals Listings 2011.