Words: Lou Boyd Images: Wildfire Adventure Festival
Festival season is nearly upon us once more and here at Cooler HQ we're getting seriously excited.
Festivals are one of the only chances in life to forget your job, your responsibilities and your age, and spend all day running around the countryside in glitter and facepaint. Let's face it, a weekend at a festival is basically utopia.
While drinking cider in the day and dancing around to live music for hours on end is great fun, what would make a festival weekend even better is if you could have some real adventures over the weekend in between the music. This is exactly what Wildfire Adventure Festival has created...
This strictly 18+ weekend is half music festival, half adventure summer camp for adults.
In the daytime there's an endless supply of ridiculously fun activities to do including extreme zorbing, adventure talks, archery battles, astronomy, beekeeping, campfire cooking, capture the flag, circus aerial, crossbows, drumming, escape and evade, extreme water slide, fire lighting, woodland walks, high ropes, hoop skills, wood-fired hot tubs , ice cream making, juggling, leather craft, life drawing, live music, macrame, meditation, mask making, nipple tassles, obstacle course, paddle boarding, pioneering, power tools, projectiles, radio dj, scavenger hunt, screen printing, shakespeare in the woods, shelter building – sun printing – swing dance – swords – self defence – slack lines, tie dye, tight ropes, tin piercing, treasure hunt, weaving, wild choir, wild dodgeball, wild game cooking, Wild tanning, wild apothecary, wood whittling, X stitch, yoga, zombie runs and so much more....
At night however the games go away and the beer comes out for three nights of partying, as the forest transforms into a glittering Wildfire of music and festivity. With a secret line-up curated by the award winning team behind LeeFest,expect to find yourself in the middle of secret parties, with exciting bands and artists, campfires and some magical night time adventures.
Think it sounds like paradise? The festival sold out completely last year, so don't wait too long before getting your adventure crew together and booking your place. Activity enrolment is now open and some of the events have limited space available.
Wildfire is held over 16th/17th/18th of June in the Kent Countryside, if you fancy getting a ticket and coming along, buy them here via the Camp WildFire website.