I’ve got some exciting news! Something that I’ve been desperate to share with you all these past weeks. The amazing team at Wilderness are offering a family ticket to their award winning art and outdoors festival to one of my lucky readers (you!).
The Wilderness festival is the quintessential weekend for the free-spirited festival lover and is held at Cornbury Park in Oxfordshire on the 10-12th August 2012 . You’re free? Oh great!
The festival brings together music, food, theatre, talks and debates, cinematic happenings, late night parties, wellbeing and the great outdoors. Have you seen how utterly gorgeous and magical it looks?
I know, I know! It is inspired. Here is the official musical line up:
RODRIGO Y GABRIELA performing with C.U.B.A, WILCO, SPIRITUALIZED, SHARON JONES AND THE DAP-KINGS, THE TEMPER TRAP, CRYSTAL FIGHTERS, STORNOWAY, BENJAMIN FRANCIS LEFTWICH, LIANNE LA HAVAS, CLOUD CONTROL, GIANT GIANT SAND, GRANT LEE BUFFALO, JENNY O, FIELD MUSIC, FATOUMATA DIAWARA, MILAGRES, TO KILL A KING, JAKE BUGG, LONDON FOLK GUILD. Eeeeeek!
You can find out everything Wilderness has to offer over at their gorgeous site http://www.wildernessfestival.com (how stunning illustrations are those illustrations btw?)
This competition is to win a family ticket (2 adults, 2 children and camping worth £260!) and they’ve got some absolutely amazing things on for families. In fact it’s been hailed as the ultimate children’s festival experience, so let’s find out what’s happening for the little loves of our lives shall we?
The team at Wilderness explain “We want to ensure that everyone attending Wilderness, no matter what age, can enjoy the unique offerings we have across the weekend. Our curators have raised the bar this year to create the phenomenal ‘Little Wild Ones’ area that will have all kinds of activities for kids. Wilderness will have opportunities for everyone to take part in something that they wouldn’t normally have the chance to experience, and for us that’s key.” Sounds good!
Embracing the Wilderness spirit, the ‘Little Wild Ones’ area will be a hive of inspired children’s activity. The Flying Seagull Project returns with a range of entertainment based in a beautiful gypsy-esque, open-sided pavilion tent, complete with vintage horsebox and Willy Wonka style stage. Kids can also discover the magic of nature with a rainbow trail led by the Fairyland Trust. Families will embark on a fascinating journey as they enter a wonderful land of fairy folklore and natural history.
Let their imaginations run wild with a host of spectacular activities and workshops including jewellery making with Amy Surman, a Socktopus puppet workshop, which promotes creative recycling and will hold a dancing parade on the final day, and Witchwood School of Rock – the biggest little rock school in the world. The ‘Little Wild Ones’ also welcomes Hartbeeps – a unique blend of original music workshops and mini productions in this interactive experience.
The fabulous Bushcraft Company will be delivering their outdoor adventures influenced by nature, where children will be able to learn bushcraft skills from lighting fires to woodland playing games, shelter building and carving techniques. They’ll also be offering a twist on babysitting with an exclusive kids-only overnight camp where parents can drop their children off at 5pm for them to enjoy a night of walks, games, campfires and cooking with experienced Bushcraft staff. They’ll be back to meet their parents by 11am the next morning – a treat for both children and mums and dads.
Are you sitting comfortably? The Roald Dahl Museum and Story Centre will take adults and children on a trip to the author’s mythical world with poems from ‘Revolting Rhymes’ and ‘Dirty Beasts’, and continuing with the literary theme, enjoy live storytelling music, arts and crafts and yoga from Barefoot Books.
The ‘Pop-up Garden’ will ensure all the family get green-fingered with hands-on knowledge of gardening, the Kite Studio will offer creative clay and print making workshops and Meet the Species returns to Wilderness to engage children with the environment around them, as they identify species in and around the site.
Wilderness is also pleased to welcome Tea Potty Shed with the T Potty ladies and their old-fashioned sweet shop. Children can learn how to weigh out sweets and count out pennies in return for some tasty treats. Also across the festival weekend families can spend some time together and take part in drumming, storytelling, face painting, fairy crown making, cinema, pottery and hula-hooping.
As you would expect at a festival, the fun doesn’t stop when the sun goes down! Let the stars guide you on an enchanting woodland fairy trail, filled with beautiful secret fairy houses and the mesmerising Fairy Queen, who will tell old tales of ancient folk law about the nature that surrounds.
And if this isn’t enough for you there will be family friendly entertainment from the Suitcase Cabaret who will host an army of brilliance from comedy to music and activities including, horse riding, fly-fishing, Zumba! classes and Guerilla Geography available across the festival site. Wilderness also welcomes back The Bearded Kittens to host the famous ‘Not Your Average’ cricket match on the lawn, complete with lashings of Pimms and piles of cucumber sandwiches (ooooh Pimms!), and Future Cinema make their Wilderness debut with a Bugsy Malone takeover complete with a massive splurge fight.
Ok so let’s recap, we have fairy queens, splurge fights, horse riding, old fashioned sweets, art activities, bushcraft skills, Roal Dahl stories, rock workshops. I totally agree this does sounds like the Ultimate festival for children and who am I kidding… for me too!
Imaginative, enchanting, creative, fun and wild. We want to go! What are you waiting for? All you need to do to enter is follow the instructions on the Rafflecopter below! Good luck!
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