Top 5 Yorkshire Festivals to check out this summer

We're always on the hunt for family friendly days out and festivals, so that we still get our taste of summer fun, washed down with a cheeky cider or two, whilst the littlest Inspiration gets something out of it too.

There are so many awesome family festivals and days out in Yorkshire that we really are spoilt for choice so here is a short list of some of those we definitely won't be missing this year....

Tribfest - 17 & 18 August 2018

A firm family favourite in East Yorkshire as it is the world's largest festival made up entirely of cover bands. Taking place at the grand Sledmere House Estate in Driffield, there's so much room for kids to play and roam about and to throw a blanket down on the ground, just close enough to hear all of the amazing music, but still have plenty of room away from crowds for the young ones. This amazing festival now even takes place at sea, which I've written about here before....

We're so excited to see Four Kicks, a tribute to Kings of Leon, and The Bohemians, a Queen cover band. There's also comedy, good food and lots of stuff for the kiddies in the Kidzone. We'll be camping for the full weekend so don't miss our upcoming post on what to take to a festival for baby.

Big Malarkey Festival - 23 & 24th June 2018

This is a really special children's day festival held in the magical East Park. It caters for children from 0-13 and has a family emphasis. From literature, to poetry, to music and entertainment, there are so many things to get involved in. We'll be checking out baby boogie and yoga babies, and more for my benefit, the Roald Dahl and Imagination Seekers performance. Take a picnic, stroll the park and enjoy the atmosphere. Tickets are £5 adults and £2.50 for babies and children.

Beverley Puppet Festival - 13/14/15 July 2018

A relative newcomer to the scene but much adored in recent years is the Beverley Puppet Festival. It takes place on the streets of Beverley, a quaint market town, as well as in established venues. Seeing ginormous dinosaurs, giraffes and meadow sprites dancing through the streets is enough to mesmerise most children (and adults). Made up of over 30 different puppet companies, there is so much to capture the imagination. The outdoor performance is free and tickets are available on the website and from tourist information for theatre events.

Yum Food Festival - 10 - 12 August

The Hull Food festival is back this summer offering tasty food demonstrations from celebrity chefs, a variety of stalls to taste your way around Hull's streets and a kidzone full of free entertainment for children. From face painting, balloon modelling to crazy golf. Take a full wallet and empty belly as you'll want to try everything on offer here and take more home with you. When you're done eating your way around the city, head down to the river to enjoy a stroll and soak up the sunset.

Freedom Festival  - 31st August - 2nd September 2018

To the wild and whacky, to the thought provoking, this festival has so much to keep the whole family entertained. It is a free outdoor festival that allows you to get up close and involved with the performances. Hull's forefather William Wilberforce was responsible for the abolition of slavery and this festival promotes the message of freedom for all loud and proud.

You'll find music, comedy, poetry and lots of downright weird and wonderful street performances. We haven't missed on in 6 years and this year will be no exception.

There are so many amazing festivals across Yorkshire that this  may need to become a series. Where else would you add to the list?

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