What's coming up in August

Events, special dates and films you and your family have to look forward to next month.

August events
Special dates for the diary
Family film releases

August events

Friday August 4-Monday August 28
Edinburgh Fringe

In its 70th year, this essential festival is a chance to roam the gorgeous streets of Scotland's capital to see independent comedians, acrobats, entertainers, musicians and more - plus pop in to see a family-friendly show, including circus acts and children's shows.

Friday August 25-Sunday August 27
Leeds and Reading Festivals

If you're planning your first family festival, be sure to read our festival-going mum's essential guide first.

Friday August 25-Sunday August 27
Retro Bank Holiday weekend at Goodwood

Don your rock 'n' roll skirt and bobby socks for a weekend of 1950s nostalgia alongside horseracing and a firework finale at the Goodwood track in Chichester.

Saturday August 26
Women's Rugby World Cup Final

Inspire your daughter to get into sport by watching this exciting match. Turn on the big screen and cook up our healthy sport-watching snacks - and watch our Always Like A Girl video below for more sporty inspiration!

Saturday August 26- Monday August 28 Notting Hill Carnival

If you're in or close enough to London, head along to this vibrant celebration of West Indies' culture. If not, why not throw a bank holiday street party of your own?

Special dates for the diary

Sunday August 6
International Friendship Day

Celebrate by having a girly day with your besties - check out our article for ideas on how to spend a night in - or out.

Sunday August 13
International Lefthanders Day

Have some fun getting your kids to do everything with their non-dominant hand for the day, from writing and drawing to eating and playing catch!

August 28
Bank Holiday

It's the last one of the year, so for tips on how to make the most of every minute, check out our Five steps to a great bank holiday weekend.

Family film releases

August 4
The Emoji Movie

Yes, it's happened: there is a whole film based around emojis... based inside a smartphone... in a city called Textopolis. Follow Gene who, unlike his fellow emojis, has multiple facial expressions and longs to be "normal". The kids will love it and - grudgingly - you probably will too.

August 11
The Nut Job 2: Nutty by Nature

In the squeakqual (sorry) to The Nut Job, Surly the squirrel and his forest friends come together to fight the evil mayor, who plans to bulldoze the park they live in.

The Son of Bigfoot
If your kids think their dad is hairy, wait until they see The Son of Bigfoot, where teenager Adam discovers that the furry legend is in fact his real dad. Animated fun from the Executive Producer of Alvin & The Chipmunks.

August 18
Everything, Everything

One for the teens, and fans of The Fault in Our Stars, 18-year-old Maddie has never left the house because of an illness that prevents her from going outside... until Olly moves next door. Based on the young adult novel by Nicola Yoon, bring the tissues...

August 22
Thomas & Friends: Journey Beyond Sodor

Thomas finally leaves Sodor to explore the world beyond - but not without getting into a few scrapes that result in a valuable lesson about friendship, of course.

Also don't miss on Supersavvyme next month...

Our great family day out ideas for the summer holidays and tips for travelling with your tot or teenager.

Do you know of any fab family events happening in August? Do feel free to share them in the comments section below.