Now a strong fixture on the UK summer festival calendar, Wilderness Festival is part village fête, part hedonistic outdoor escape. The event is set in a pocket of Oxfordshire countryside, and those who attend are invited to embrace their inner wild one within a private nature reserve.
Perhaps the biggest complement for the four-day celebration is its eclectic program combining arts, wellbeing, nature, gastronomy and lots of silliness in between. Attend morning meditation and Tai Chi classes, feast on delicious cuisine at long-table banquets (now a Wilderness tradition) or hula-hoop across a field. There are opportunities to try Acro yoga, listen to a discussion on mindfulness, ride horses, attend cookery school for a few hours or sip a frothy beer while soaking in one of the cedar hot tubs. Wilderness continues to attract a host of memorable left-field music headliners, ensuring the mix of relaxation and revelry is just so. Bring children; bring friends, this easygoing festival will bring out the adventurer in everyone.
THREE KEY PACKING ESSENTIALS
Carry a backpack that holds enough loot for the weekend’s adventures. Plus sunglasses with festival credibility AND 100 per cent UVA protection. Rounding out the trifecta: rubber boots for rain dances. These are practically an essential given the tempestuous nature of the average English summers’ day.
WORDS OF WISDOM
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