As August hits we’re deep into summer holiday territory, so we have put together a guide to some of the very best family days out happening this month, using our Fantastic for Families events listings. Even if your kids are super active adventure seekers, there’s enough here to keep everyone happy and entertained. So, for trips and treats, arts and crafts, or adventure and exploration, we’ve got it covered; festivals, theatre and play galore.
Not to miss is Just So Festival, taking place 16-18 August in Cheshire. Last year’s festival was the worthy winner of a Fantastic for Families Best Family Event Award 2019. With a love of stories and childhood escapades at its heart, Just So enables families to step out of their day-to-day lives and into a wonderland of world-class theatre, literature, dance, music, and comedy together.
For outdoor theatrical frolics, look to Miracle Theatre: A Perfect World, which will be popping up in various scenic outdoor locations in Cornwall throughout August – expect a rollicking, music-filled adventure in the great outdoors.
For little ones, what could be better than Fox-tot!? From Scottish Opera, enjoy a brand-new opera for 12 to 24-month olds; it’s a show full of imagination – a magical journey of discovery for those taking their first small steps into the big wide world. Set in a magical woodland world where anything can happen, a mix of music and puppetry creates an interactive experience for small people and their families to enjoy together.
The full list of top days out in August can be found below, let us know in the comments if you and your little ones are attending!
An annual, intimate, weekend-long festival, Just So is an imaginative outdoor adventure like no other. Just So Festival is renowned as one of the top family festivals in the world and the best place to see the best new outdoor arts each year.
Underpinned by the Tribal Tournament, the most bonkers competition in the land, it takes audiences (from bumps to great grandparents) on a unique expedition of mischief and mayhem, to lands full of magical midnight feasts, curious creatures, hidden retreats, top notch food, drink and boutique camping options in a stunning natural landscape.
Seven remarkable artists have been united to take you on a journey to enchanting new worlds, one of unexpected environments, and dreamlike realities. Wonder will take you beyond gallery walls with immersive fun for visitors of all ages. From urban landscapes to reimagined cartoon characters, a light pavilion, and creatures brought to life by augmented reality, be prepared for unexpected and unimaginable wonders!
This brand new, action-packed adventure follows a feisty young woman as she ventures into a Boy’s Own world of undiscovered jungles, treasure maps, campfires and penknives. Leading her team of quarrelsome explorers she stumbles into a bountiful paradise, whose inhabitants seem entirely peaceful, productive and fulfilled. Is this tranquil place the best of all possible worlds? Or is it all too good to be true?