Thursday, 21 June 2012

Wilderness Festival

Everyone knows that I hate camping. Never liked it as a child and it certainly wouldn't normally make my list of things to do this summer but that was until I came across the Wilderness Festival.

Taking place from 10th - 12th of August at the beautiful Cornbury Park in Oxfordshire, Wilderness is the ultimate family festival packed full of workshops, music, comedy, dance and activities interspersed with walks into the wild, enchanted woodland trails.

The line up is HUGE and I'm really excited to see that the Future Cinema will be staging the first ever full festival takeover for the grand finale of their amazing Bugsy Malone. I've seen it twice already and I cannot wait to be part of it again.

Wilderness Festival spa

Embracing the Wilderness spirit, the ‘Little Wild Ones’ area will be a hive of inspired children’s activity. The Flying Seagull Project will be there with a range of entertainment based in a beautiful gypsy-esque, open-sided, pavilion tent complete with vintage horsebox and Willy Wonka style stage.
Your little ones can discover the magic of nature with a rainbow trail led by the Fairyland Trust as the whole family embarks on a fascinating journey around a wonderland of fairy folklore and natural history.

The Bearded Kittens will once again host the famous ‘Not Your Average’ cricket match on the lawn, complete with lashings of Pimms and piles of cucumber sandwiches. And the Roald Dahl Museum and Story Centre will take the entire audience on a trip to the author’s mythical world with poems from ‘Revolting Rhymes’ and ‘Dirty Beasts’.

There's craft sessions, yoga, horse riding, Zumba, fly fishing and and old skool sweet shop courtesy of the Tea Potty Shed. Drumming, storytelling, face painting and hula-hooping and that's before the sun goes down...

Wilderness Festival drumming

For parents, something not to be missed is the fabulous Bushcraft Company. They will be delivering outdoor adventures influenced by nature, where your children can learn a whole range of bushcraft skills from lighting fires to woodland games, shelter building and carving techniques.

Wilderness Festival BUGS

They also offer a modern twist on babysitting with an exclusive kids-only overnight camp! Drop your kids off at 5pm for them to enjoy an evening of walks, campfires and adventures with their highly experienced staff and pick them up at 11am the following morning...

Whilst the children are channeling their inner Bear Grills you get to chillax or go for it big time at one of the late night parties.

Wilderness Festival Night

Sounds good doesn't it?
Well I have a full festival family ticket* for 2 adults and 2 children worth £260 to give away.

Simply enter using the Rafflecopter widget below (please note that the widget doesn't always work on a mobile device).
a Rafflecopter giveaway

For further festival information, full line up and tickets to please visit:
Boutique camping is available (phew).

*Family ticket does not include accommodation... you will need to bring your own tent!

UPDATE: Congrats Claire Walsh, you win the family pass!


  1. Find somewhere quiet and think.

  2. oh! Oh! Oh! I want to win!! I love love love festivals - I could take my mate and her daughter. this looks awesome!

  3. I relax by going to a festival - or any excuse to be in my tent actually!!

  4. Spending time outdoors with the family especially after a hectic week at work!

  5. I tend to find it quite hard to relax, I'm a naturally tightly-wound person, but I do love any activity where I can spend time with my family and forget about the stressful things in life. Sausage and I love swimming as a way to relax too. 

  6. Bath, glass of wine and a good book...

  7. this looks AMAZING! Never been to a festival with kids, so this would be a first and something I'd definitely like to try! I like to relax by having fun in the sunshine - bit impossible at the moment! @iheartmuthahood 

  8. to relax I like to go swimming, I love feeling like a fish!

  9. Has to involve water. Ideally swimming in the middle of a thunderstorm, but failing that a picnic by the river or just a long soak in the bath

  10. Putting my earphones is and playing my favourite tunes whilst having a walk in the great outdoors. I can be myself and dance along to the music and I don't care who sees me!

  11. Lorna Peppiatt22 June 2012 at 19:57

    Take a long leisurely walk with my dog, always helps me unwind provided its not raining too heavily!

  12. Pink Floyd. Dark Side of the Moon, as loud as whatever listening mechanism I have to hand will let me. Works best in the dark, when it's raining :)

  13. I have a bath some peace for a lil while

  14. Annie Marie Brookes24 June 2012 at 14:24

    A nice hot bubble bath with some smelly candles.

  15. ooooh, I have got tickets for this already, it is our first festival with the grubs, and after your round up I am now more excited than ever - thank you!!

  16. A lovely hot bath and a book x

  17. I like putting my feet up and having a cup of tea to relax after a busy day! :) x

  18. Relax? My kindle and some peace and quiet. Heaven.

  19. Read a good book, glass of wine, good music...

  20. Sitting quietly with a nice glass of wine, preferably outside!


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