Festivals For Healthy Hedonists

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Are you a pleasure seeker who dabbles in wellness? Do you like to spend your mornings working up a sweat, afternoons lounging in a hot tub and evenings dancing under the stars with friends? Tap into what feels good at these festivals for healthy hedonists…


All your favourite studios… in the woods 

What: 3 days of adrenaline inducing fitness and adventure activities followed by boutique after parties. Start your day with a workout followed by a rejuvenating bubbling hot tub with a glass of Skinny Prosecco in hand. Head to the lake via a woodland run, join the likes of Good Life Yoga, 1Rebel and Fierce Grace for more sweaty action followed by a mega after party. Find all of London’s top trainers from Alice Rickard, Melissa Weldon and Esmee Gummer to Mr Motivator himself!

Where: St Clere Estate near London

When: 20 – 22 July 2018

Price: From £89.00


The folky festival

What: From the creators of Secret Garden Party, Wilderness draws the same hedonistic crowd who are more grown up, choosing workshops, banquets and arty activities over cider and laughing gas. This folky festival is all about food, entertainment and dancing. A place to chill and explore your inner spirituality. The location is like a relaxing sanctuary set in the countryside based around a peaceful lake.

Where: Cornbury Park, Oxfordshire

When: Thursday 2 August 2018

Price: From £179.50

ALSO Festival
Photo: ALSO Festival

The festival for the mind

What: Hailed as ‘TED talks in a field’, Also Festival 2018 brings to life the biggest and boldest ideas from art, science, psychology and philosophy with immersive talks and experiences. Go on a gentle 5k run around the beautiful Warwickshire countryside. Head to the lake for some wild swimming, try a Bat Walk, a forest school, talking trails, silent meditative walks, a mini beast safari, morning meditations and much more…

Where: Park Farm, Compton Verney, Warwickshire

When: 29th June – 1st July 2018

Price: From £100


A festival for fitness junkies 

What: London’s ultimate fitness festival with cult studios all under one roof, including; Another_Space, Barry’s, BoomCycleF45 Third Space and Triyoga. Talks include: Zanna Presents: ‘Turning Social Media Into a Full-Time job’ with Ella Mills (Deliciously Ella), Shona Vertue, Carly Rowena, Dr. Hazel Wallace (The Food Medic). Finding Your Fitness with Alice Liveing, Jamie Ray, Twice the Health, Faisal Abdalla and Building A Dream Team: How To Attract and Retain Passionate People with Lauren Armes (Welltodo) and Pip Black (Frame).

Where: Old Truman Brewery, London

When: 11th – 13th May 2018

Price: From £24.50


The experiential yoga festival 

What: An emerging wellbeing festival with music and holistic therapies, Soul Circus is set to return to the beautiful Cotswold hills of Elmore, Gloucestershire in 2018. Stretch out in yoga tents and the lush countryside by day and dance in the forest by night. Masters of yoga host sunrise sessions, aerial classes and mindfulness workshops throughout the day. At night, DJs set the forests alight with thrilling light shows and exhilarating sets. Rethink festival food with a menu of locally sourced and nutritious produce in the renowned market kitchen. Then open the champagne and admire the festival’s stunning surroundings from your lakeside jacuzzi.

Where: Elmore, Gloucester GL2 3SG

When: 17 – 19 August 2018

Price: From £79

credit: Callum Morse (Boardmasters Festival)


The surfer’s festival 

What: Fistral Beach is the world famous home of British surfing. Each year, the beach transforms into a vibrant surf festival complete with Pro Surf competitions, Skate and BMX competitions on custom built parks, art installations, live music and a bustling shopping village. Chill out in-between with restorative yoga, pilates, disco yoga and acrobalance. Try out mindfulness and meditation at one of the mini-retreats, get yourself a massage or alternative therapy in the Boardmasters Spa, followed by a luxury hot tub and sauna.

Where: Fistral Beach, Cornwall

When: 8th – 12th August 2018

Price: From £154

Main image: Esmee Gummer


A destination for healthy hedonists that fuses the worlds of fitness, healthy food and drink.