NEW FUN-FILLED FAMILY FESTIVAL ARRIVES FOR 2011 – WILDERNESS
August 12-14 – Cornbury Estate, Oxfordshire
Families in the UK can now experience a magical weekend of fun, games, adventurous escapades and learning at a brand new pioneering multi-arts festival, Wilderness. With the pocket-friendly price of £250.00 for Early Bird family ticket (two adults, two children), not to mention the fact that children aged 10 years and younger go free, this is sure to be a family must this summer.
Wilderness will bring together art, music, theatre and food on August 12-14th, among the parklands and ancient forests of the exquisite Cornbury Estate in Oxfordshire. Family activities are at the heart of the festival with a dedicated children’s area, which will enchant, entertain and educate children across the weekend. The Bristol Institute of Natural History will be leading nature walks and talks at the festival among the inspiring landscape. They aim is to make nature conservation both entertaining and informative and will be getting kids interested in their natural surroundings, with activities such as lake swimming, boating, fly-fishing games and adventurous escapades on the front lawn of the enchanting 800-acre estate.
The team at The Flying Seagull will be providing an array of on-camp entertainment. Based in a beautiful gypsy-esque open sided pavilion tent with vintage horse box and Willy Wonker style stage, the team will be providing a range of activities for children to enjoy, ranging from gypsy dance offs, tight rope workshops, wakey-wakey morning aerobics, balloon-modelling, screen printing, face-painting to magic shows and circus performances. As you pass through the children’s area, look out for the Seagull Wanderers. These guys are anything from lost pirates to friendly fairies and will share a tale or two, or perhaps even a bit of magic! Adding the final twist to the area will be stilt walkers and music. From fantastic fiddlers, tooting trumpets to strolling songsmiths, these walkabout artisans will play away till their hearts are content! Located in the family camping field, the ‘Cubby Hole’ will provide a safe haven community and central escape hub for families to relax, unwind and meet fellow festival-goers, away from the hustle and bustle of the festivals atmosphere.
The ‘Cubby Hole’ will also provide early morning and bed-time activities ranging from yoga and rhyme-time, to storytelling and camp fire songs. And the Cubby Hole will also act as a communal eating area where families can bring their own food and eat with the company of fellow family campers. If that doesn’t tickle your fancy, why not check out Junk! Junk! allows children of all ages to experiment with recyclable festival waste and create and decorate sculptures while learning about permaculture, recycling and waste. Children will also have the opportunity to make their own junk fancy dress costumes. And there’s always Socktopus to try your hand at! Socktopus will be running a variety of craft workshops for adults and children involving the humble sock, to promote creative recycling and provide festival-goers with an opportunity to take home their own creation from the festival. Children can also get their creative juices flowing with workshops in stilt walking and Didgeridoo – there really is something for everyone.
Go to http://www.wildernessfestival.com for more details.
To enter this BRILLIANT competition for 2 adults and 2 kids to experience the Wilderness Fesatival (camping and activities) simply tell me your top travelling tip with kids.
(For an extra entry, if you want one, simply like my facebook page and tell me you have done so in a seperate comment.)
This competition is open to UK residents only. 1 entry per person. Winner will be picked at random. This competition will end on June 26 at 10. a.m. The prize is allocated by the PR company and baby budgeting has not yet experienced this festival so its not down to her how fab a time you have! I alos cannot be held responsible for the British weather 😉