If you are attending The Big Feastival and camping is not your thing then check you and your loved ones into the nearby Ettington Park or Stanbrook Abbey Hotel.

Now in its seventh year, The Big Feastival is a feel good celebration of food and music for all the family in The Cotswolds.

Hosted by Jamie Oliver and run in conjunction with ex-Blur bassist, now cheesemaker, Alex James, it takes place between 24 and 26 August on his idyllic farm at Kingham on the Oxfordshire-Gloucestershire border. 

While top acts, such as Paloma Faith and Professor Green, will be taking to the main stage, the music is a secondary consideration to the food. As such there are celeb chef demos in the Big Kitchen from the likes of Marco Pierre White, Raymond Blanc and Pierre Koffman to name a few, together with intimate Q&A sessions, local artisan food and drink stands, and live and interactive cookery classes.

A Weber Grill Academy offers a 30 minute cook-a-long session, while Alex James will be welcoming visitors to taste and buy his range of artisan cheeses and to counteract all of those calories, specially curated talks and tutorials will be held on the art of healthy living. 

Billed as a family friendly festival there are plenty of activities for little and big kids alike, including an arts and crafts workshop, Big Top games and a vintage funfair.

If you love the combination of food and live music all wrapped up in a village fete atmosphere, then this is the perfect festival for you, but if you want to escape the fields and canvas for landscaped gardens and beautiful country house hotels come sunset, then make Ettington Park or Stanbrook Abbey Hotel your retreat.

While Ettington Park in Stratford-Upon-Avon is just a 30 minute drive away and Worcestershire's Stanbrook Abbey 40 minutes, dining and entertaining are at the very heart of both hotels with great wine lists, local sourced ingredients and a fine brigade of chefs.

For more information about The Big Feastival go to: http://thebigfeastival.com/