Dog-friendly festivals Although some festivals don’t allow dogs don’t get barking mad as these ones do!
Shropshire Farmer Phil’s Music Festival – 8th to 10th August 2014,
An alternative to mainstream festivals with discussions on sustainability and green issues, and a farmer’s market to a backdrop of live music. Dogs are extremely welcome, as long as they promise not to chase the cows! Family tickets (two adults and two children) from £220
Warwickshire The Pet Show – 2nd to 3rd August, Stoneleigh Park
Luxurious camping for families and their animals, have a relaxing weekend at The Pet Show. With eight diverse zones, annual event is a must-see for pet lovers, who’ll get the chance to meet different breeds of cats and dogs, as well as hundreds of other species, while taking part in animal workshops and enjoying spectacular animal displays.
Meet A Street Cat Named Bob author James Bowen and TV vet Marc.
Visitors to the event www.thepetshow.co.uk can receive a 20% discount on family and individual tickets.
Family ticket (two adults and two children) is £40.48 when booked in advance. Camping booked separately, from £15.
Oxfordshire Towersey Village Festival – 21st to 25th August, Towersey Thame,
It the 50th anniversary of The Towersey Village Festival and considered one of the country’s most family-friendly events of its kind, and also allows you to bring your well behaved dog on to the site on a lead
Adult tickets from £160, five to 11-year-olds from £55, younger children free
Derbyshire Stainsby Festival – 18th to 20th July
A well-established, intimate festival plus a not-for-profit event. Families especially welcome and plenty of space for dogs.
The Rattlebox Theatre Company and the innovative Past Lives Project plus music.
Adult tickets from £60, under-18 tickets from £25
Shropshire Shrewsbury Folk Festival – 22nd to 25th August
This festival doesn’t just feature folk musicians, there’ll be plenty of family fun, workshops, dancing and more, as well as the chance to bring your friendly dog on a leash.
Family ticket (2 adults and 2 children) from £375