Top Festivals in Dumfries and Galloway
As the weather heats up, our county comes alive with a vibrant array of family-friendly festivals celebrating the very best in music and visual arts. Here are our choices for the top festivals in Dumfries and Galloway not to be missed this summer!
On the 1st and 2nd of September 2017, the historic grounds of Drumlanrig Castle will play host to international superstars and favourite UK acts including Dizzee Rascal and Frightened Rabbit. With a campsite area just for families, just a 5-minute walk to the arena and great discounts for kids under 17 (under 5s go free!) Electric Fields is a great pick for your summer holiday. This year organisers have introduced even more to entertain your pint-sized party-goers with interactive play areas, crafts, games and entertainment including their own disco! If that’s not enough for you, why not check out Drumlanrig’s famous adventure playground.
Set in the stunning Raehills Meadows near Moffat, Scotland’s most famous boutique festival welcomes just 5000 lucky ticket holders each year. It has become one of the top festivals in Dumfries and Galloway due to the organiser’s commitment to involving young people and bringing communities together whilst supporting local and national artists. Famous for its food and drink, Eden Festival is just the place to sample some of Scotland’s delicious ales and ciders, tuck into a spicy Mexican burrito or enjoy a gourmet burger. Aside from music and munch, their range of activities on offer is astounding. Little ones should prepare to be dazzled with fire shows and puppetry on display, or turn their hands to learning forest skills in a tipi or get creative in the art yurt. To top it off, the festival is completely free for under 12s! Check it out from 8-11th June 2017.
Known affectionately as ‘The World Ceilidh’ this vivacious festival takes place from 25th-28th May 2017 and is a true melting pot of arts, culture and musical talent. Organisers have dubbed this family friendly a ‘global hoedown in the hills’ celebrating cultural fusion and creative diversity, whilst supporting the regeneration of the Scottish Uplands. It makes our list of the top festivals in Dumfries and Galloway because it’s run by families, for families with a line-up featuring traditional Celtic sounds right through to Jamaica’s premier reggae artists. Oh, and they even have unicorns.
Make your summer holiday something special for the whole family this year by visiting one of the top festivals in Dumfries and Galloway. We have some great family rooms on offer as well as our cottages and a fantastic kids menu in our restaurant too.