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Child Friendly Festivals Happening Over the School Holidays

Some of Scotland’s best festivals are family friendly. Some of the most popular are:

Kelburn Garden Party (1st-4th July)

Belladrum Tartan Heart (4th-6th August)

Doune the Rabbit Hole (19th-21st August)

Have you been to any family friendly festivals worth a visit in Scotland?


  • VisitScotlandHeatherVisitScotlandHeather Member ✭✭✭
    edited April 2016
    The Tiree Music Festival (15-17 July) puts on children's entertainment and their family campsite is right next to the beach so perfect for some pre-breakfast sandcastle building :)
  • HazelMHazelM Member
    edited July 2016
    ButeFest on the Island of Bute (29-31st July) is also a family friendly festival in it's second year! Their website is for more details :smile:
  • FrauothemearnsFrauothemearns Member ✭✭
    Butefest looks amazing @HazelM, I'm definitely going to try to get there this summer! 

  • VisitScotlandLyndsayVisitScotlandLyndsay Member, Moderator, VisitScotland Staff
    edited July 2016
    The Callander & Trossachs Summerfest is back for a third year from 16th - 31st July with a jam packed programme with exhibitions, outdoor and active fun, music and films and arts and crafts. There is sure to be something to suit everyone.  :) 

    Just last week while wandering through Ancaster Square in Callander I came across these knitted bollard covers. This is part of the run up to Summerfest where local crafters and artists showcase their talents and decorate the town centre square in preparation for 'Ancaster Square - Art Day'. 

    A knitted minion!   :D:)
  • ElaineRElaineR VisitScotland Contributor ✭✭✭
    @VisitScotlandHeather @VisitScotlandLyndsayA new festival held for the first time this year (mainly for kids, but big kids were welcome too), was the Fairy Tale Festival held in the lovely setting of The Haining Estate in Selkirk in the Scottish Borders.

    Fairy tales old and new were brought to life by the Border Youth Theatre. Children attending the festival dressed as their favourite fairytale characters and enjoyed story-telling and puppet shows amongst other activities on the festival programme. A novel idea for a festival!

  • That looks amazing @ElaineR - hope it's back again next year!
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