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Feast and Fun: Family-Friendly Food Festivals This Summer

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Summer may not be shaping up to what we hoped it would be… But you can’t let a little bit of rain dampen your moods, not when your summer can be filled with delicious FOOD! This year, feast your eyes on a plethora of food festivals across the country!

They all have one promise in mind – to tantalise your taste buds and provide unforgettable experiences for the entire family. Here’s a roundup of the top summer food festivals you won’t want to miss in 2024.

The Big Feastival

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The Big Feastival is the ultimate family-friendly food and music festival! Held on Alex James’ idyllic farm in the Cotswolds, this food festival features a spectacular line-up of top chef demonstrations, including Cherish Finden and Raymond Blanc, alongside an array of mouth-watering street food stalls.

Kids will love the dedicated children’s area, complete with crafting workshops, funfair rides, and live performances from family favourites like CBeebies’ Justin Fletcher. With music, food, and activities galore, there’s something for everyone to enjoy! Psst…there’s even a special appearance from Bluey & Bingo!

Your little mini chefs can also try their hand at some interactive cookery classes! Let’s see what they can whip up in the kitchen!

You can sink your teeth into mouthwatering dishes from iconic eateries like Bab Haus, Blondies Kitchen, Made of Dough, STAKEhaus and so many more delicious street food markets! Find a wide range of tasty food, vegan food, and cuisines that will have you licking your lips.

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Kingham,
Oxfordshire,
OX7 6UJ

Opening Times

23rd - 25th August 2024

Pricing

Child (under 5) free
Adult from £93.50

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Taste of London Food Festival

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Taste of London is a vibrant celebration of the capital’s dynamic food scene!

Spread over five days in the picturesque Regent’s Park, this festival showcases dishes from the city’s top restaurants and renowned chefs. Families can explore interactive cooking classes, sample delightful desserts, and enjoy a variety of live entertainment.

For the little foodies, there are special children’s activities and tasting sessions designed to introduce them to new flavours in a fun and engaging way.

An impressive food festival London has to offer – from 36 restaurants, 50 chefs (with chef demos) and over 150 artisan market producers, you’ll be in for a world of deliciousness.

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Regent's Park,
London

Opening Times

12th - 16th June 2024

Pricing

Day tickets from £38.00

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The Great British Food Festival

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Travelling to different historic locations, The Great British Food Festival is a roving feast that brings culinary delights to castles and stately homes across the country.

From Harewood House in Leeds to Margam Park in Wales, each venue offers unique experiences. Expect to find a delightful mix of artisan producers, street food vendors, and cooking and celebrity chef demonstrations. Kids can participate in the ‘Mini Chef’ competitions, enjoy face painting, and explore the beautiful grounds of these historic sites with foraging walks. With a whole array of family activities, like exploring the Viking Village and the mini zoo – you’ll have a fabulous time!

The last Great British Food and Drink Festival event will be at Arley Hall at the end of September – so you have plenty of time to get your inner chef on!

Psst…at some venues like Knebworth House, your ticket will also include entry to the dinosaur trail, splash-play area, adventure playground and zip wire!

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Multiple venues across the UK

Opening Times

May to September 2024

Pricing

Tickets (age 3+) £13.00

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Foodies Festival

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Foodies Festival is one the UK’s biggest food festivals, touring various cities with an impressive array of food, drink, and live entertainment!

Each event features live cooking demonstrations from MasterChef winners, a gin-tasting and cooking theatre, artisan food, and a cake-and-bake theatre. For families, there’s a dedicated kids’ cookery school, bouncy castles, and live music from tribute bands that guarantee a fun-filled day for all ages!

This festival is perfect for a family day out, offering something to please every palate. With dishes from every cuisine, it’s a delight for foodie lovers everywhere.

Indulge in delicious street food like tasty tacos, juicy burgers, sweet treats and craft beer or soft drinks!

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Multiple cities including Edinburgh, Brighton, and Oxford

Opening Times

April to September 2024

Pricing

Adult (16+) £21.00
Child (12-16) £8.00
Child (under 12) £4.00

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New Forest Food Festival

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Next on our list is an exciting newcomer to the food festival scene – New Forest Food Festival!

This beautiful area in England is set to host its first-ever food festival, inviting foodies for a weekend brimming with local produce, artisan vendors, and world-class eateries. Nestled in the heart of the stunning New Forest, the festival offers a unique experience surrounded by breathtaking scenery, ancient woodlands, and perhaps even a sighting of a wild pony or two…

Indulge in indulgent cheeses like creamy brie and tangy cheddar, savour buttery, flaky pastries and sweet goodies from local bakers, and enjoy refreshing local ales and gins crafted by skilled brewers and distillers – the perfect way to enjoy a summer day!

 

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Hinton Admiral Events Field,
Hinton Admiral,
Hampshire,
BH23 7EF

Opening Times

17th and 18th August 2024

Pricing

Adult (16+) £10.00
Child (under 16) FREE

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Meatopia

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Any meat lovers here? Love good smokey BBQ and flavours oozing out with the meat juices? Well, you’re in luck! There’s a food festival dedicated to MEAT! Meatopia is BACK at Tabocco Dock in London this summer. And it’s going to be a real sizzler…

This food festival is a fantastic celebration of high-quality, ethically sourced meat cooked to perfection by a team of top-notch live-fire chefs. With over 70 culinary experts showcasing their skills over wood and charcoal, the air will be filled with irresistible smoky aromas. This London food festival is a treat for all your senses!

Not to mention, you can learn a thing or two with their live workshops and chef demos! We know for a fact that you’ll be manning the next BBQ you host! Don’t forget the hot sauce! 

So, whether you’re a BBQ aficionado, a burger enthusiast, or just looking for a weekend of delicious flavours, fiery fun, and great vibes, Meatopia is a must-visit this summer!

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Meatopia,
Tobacco Quay,
Wapping Ln,
London,
E1W 2SF

Opening Times

29th August to the 1st September 2024

Pricing

Tickets from £32.00

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Ludlow Food Festival

ludlow food festival

Set against the stunning backdrop of Ludlow Castle, Ludlow Food Festival is a celebration of the region’s finest food and drink!

This festival is perfect for families, with a range of activities including cookery workshops for kids, food-themed treasure hunts, and hands-on craft sessions. Parents can savour the local delicacies, watch live cooking demonstrations, and sample the best of British produce. It’s a delightful day out that combines history, food, and fun.

 

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Ludlow Castle,
SY8 1AY

Opening Times

13th - 15th September 2024

Pricing

Adult £14.00
Child (5-13) £4.00

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Cardiff Food & Drink Festival 2024

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Cardiff Food and Drink Festival is a highlight of the city’s summer calendar, held in the vibrant Roald Dahl Plass!

The festival will have your stomachs growling at the fantastic choice of local AND international food stalls, artisan producers, and live chef demos! Savour artisan cheeses, meats and delicious sweets, munch on stone-baked pizzas, moreish mac and cheese and even Spanish tacos! Your taste buds won’t know what hit them.

Families can explore the food markets, enjoy live music, and take part in family-friendly activities such as face painting and craft workshops. The waterfront location makes it a picturesque spot to savour some of the best food and drink Wales has to offer. Go on…you know you want a pint. 

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Roald Dahl Plass
Cardiff
CF10 5BZ

Opening Times

5th - 7th July 2024
Friday 12:00 - 20:00
Saturday 11:00 - 22:00
Sunday 11:00 - 19:00

Pricing

Free entry

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Edinburgh Food Festival

Celebrate their 10th anniversary with a delicious trip to the mouth-watering festival!

Making its return in August, Edinburgh Food Festival is known to be a culinary celebration. Set within the picturesque backdrop of George Square Gardens, this vibrant festival showcases the best of Scottish food and international cuisine through a diverse array of street food stalls, live cooking demonstrations by talented chefs, and a bustling local produce market!

Families will find plenty to enjoy, with interactive cookery classes for kids, face painting, and fun craft workshops, all set against the backdrop of live music and street entertainment. The festival offers a perfect blend of delicious food, engaging activities, and lively entertainment, making it an unmissable summer event for food lovers of all ages.

Lick your lips at the indulgent waffles, soup dumplings, flavoursome burgers, scrumptious poke bowls and then wash it down with British beer, soft drinks and more. It’s a culinary scene you don’t want to miss.

And who can say no to a food festival, really? It’s a treat for all your senses!

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George Square,
Newington,
Edinburgh,
EH8 9JU

Opening Times

19th - 28th July 2024

Pricing

Free entry

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Pub In The Park

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This incredible food festival combines the best of British pub cuisine with live music from top artists, creating an unforgettable family-friendly atmosphere.

Guests can enjoy mouth-watering dishes from renowned local pubs and restaurants. With food from the Hand & Flowers, DJ BBQ, Ginger Wings, The Green Man and plenty more pubs and restaurants, you’ll be spoilt for choice!

Not to mention you can watch cooking demonstrations by celebrity chefs and participate in food and drink masterclasses.

The festival also features a range of activities for kids, making it a perfect day out for families. There will be kids dishes, a silent disco, fun fair and of course ice cream!!

With its unique blend of gourmet food, top-tier entertainment, and community spirit, Pub in the Park offers a delightful summer experience for all ages.

It’s a love affair with food that will only in happy smiles!

Psst..there will also be performances from Sam Ryder and McFly!

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Bell St,
Reigate,
RH2 7RL

Opening Times

12th - 14th July 2024

Pricing

Tickets from £27.50

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With so many yummy food festivals happening across the UK this summer, there’s no better time to embark on a culinary adventure with your family! Whether you’re a foodie family or just looking for a fun day out, these events offer a perfect blend of delicious food, exciting activities, and memorable experiences.

Looking for more food attractions? We’ve got a MOUTHful, from strawberry picking, street food galore, dine in the dark, Gordon Romsay’s bottomless pizza and themed afternoon teas in London!