1. BBC good food festival at Hampton Court, 29th-31st August
Enjoy a family day out this bank holiday at the BBC Good Food festival, held over three days at Hampton Court Palace. You will have the opportunity to discover and try delicious artisan foods, watch live cookery demonstrations by some of the nation’s most well-known chefs and enjoy the live entertainment varying from a brass band to circus performers.

There is something on offer for the whole family both mum, dad and the kids to all get involved with. The little ones will love the Teddy Bear’s Picnic and exciting attractions located on the Palace grounds. Get messy with the Get Messy Club, decorating your own royal crown biscuit. If you fancy something a bit more energetic get lost ‘In the most fabulous Maze in the history of the world’ and explore the family trails situated within the 750 acre grounds of tranquil royal park land.

Whether it’s the alfresco dinning, the charm of the beautiful gardens or a cultural day tasting scrumptious delicacies you’re sure to have wonderful day.

Check out more information here: http://www.bbcgoodfoodfestival.com/

2. Shambala Festival 27th-30th August
If you fancy trying a festival with a family orientated atmosphere, why not head off to Shambala festival this bank holiday? Shambala takes place across four days, it is situated in the heart of the stunning Northamptonshire countryside. The festival is an array of diverse musical acts, stand-up comedy performances, incredible circus acts and a variety of workshops. It is a place to play, discover and experience new things with a family-friendly atmosphere.

A dedicated family camping field, kid sized loos, woodland adventure area with nature workshops and a family yurt where the kids can play and join bedtime stories sets the weekend to be an adventure for all family members. Don’t worry, if you want a few hours of peace, there’s an onsite crèche providing a safe place for children to play and enjoy a wide range of activities while being taken care.

With music, arts, poetry, inspirational talks and comedy the festival has something to excite and entertain the family all weekend.

Purchase your tickets here: https://www.theticketsellers.co.uk/buy_tickets_old/events/?id=10033059&wlid=279;5

3. England’s Medieval Festival at Hertsmonceux Castle 29th-31st August
For a day packed full of magical medieval experience, take the kids to spend a day at England’s Medieval Festival or if you’re feeling adventurous camp the whole weekend! The three day festival is held at Hertsmonceux Castle, East Sussex.

Being a unique festival, expect nothing less than authenticity from the moment you’re welcomed in from the sights, smells and excitement of the medieval times. The kids will have an absolute blast with an opportunity to have a go at archery, be amused by the jester performance and take a ride around the grounds in the castle carriage. There’s also loads more on offer including falconry displays, daily parades, medieval cuisines on offer to taste and a castle museum to visit.

It’s a festival to engage the family with history and educate them on a fun and interesting adventure. It will be like no other day out you’ve experienced!

Check out more here: http://www.englandsmedievalfestival.com/medieval/Visitors-info/

4. Edinburgh Fringe Festival 07-31st August
Catch the last few days of Edinburgh Fringe Festival this bank holiday celebrating the arts. Taking place in Edinburgh’s city centre, you will be surrounded with culture and entertainment providing something to suit everyone’s taste. Soaking up the lively atmosphere, revel in all that is on offer including theatre, comedy, dance, circus, children’s shows, musicals, opera and exhibitions.

The most exciting part about Fringe is throwing yourself into something new and not sticking to what you know. That’s what makes it a great and educational trip for the kids, it’s full of surprise and discovery!

For more information on the festival: https://www.edfringe.com/visit-the-fringe/programme

5. Notting Hill Carnival 30th-31st August 2015
What about having a family day out and joining in with Britain’s biggest street party!? Notting Hill Carnival is an annual carnival that takes place on the streets of Notting Hill over the August Bank holiday, led by members of the West Indian community.

For the more family-friendly experience Sunday is the best day to go with a parade of floats, fabulous brightly coloured costumes and sensational steel bands - the kids will be in for a real treat. As well as the parades, there is alfresco dancing with countless Caribbean food stalls where you can try some jerk chicken, fried plantain or if you’re feeling daring maybe a goat curry!?

The atmosphere is electric and a vibrant celebration of music, movement and costume. Prepare for a marvellous day of activity and fun.

For more information: http://www.thenottinghillcarnival.com/visitor.asp