The best summer festivals left for 2019…

Whether it’s food, wellness, music or even Shakespeare, there are still some fabulous festivals for you to live your best life at…

Best for foodies…

Best for foodies…

The Big Feastival

23-25 August

The Big Feastival, as its name would suggest, is a can’t-miss event for foodies in the UK. This 3-day festival in Kingham, Oxfordshire, will host some of the UK’s top chefs including Raymond Blanc, Prue Leith and Candice Brown. A real family-feel festival, you can enjoy a drink in the sunshine, but soak it up with some delicious food before dancing it off to a brilliant musical line up including Scottish crooner Lewis Capaldi.

Day tickets start at £67 for adults, £40 for ages 13-17, and free for children.

Best for the great outdoors…

Best for the great outdoors…

The Good Life Experience

12-14 September

Fancy a return to the ‘good old days’? The Good Life Experience promises to do just that. The weekend festival offers opportunities to try out traditional crafts such as masonry, wood cutting, weaving, carving, and much more – all while reconnecting with the great outdoors and listening to some chilled music. We already feel relaxed…

Tickets for The Good Life Experience starts at £85 for adults, £40 for children aged 12-17, £15 for children aged 5-11, and free for children under 4 years old.

Best for boosting creativity…

Best for boosting creativity…

Curious Arts Festival

23-26 August

The Curious Arts festival hosts musical, literary, comedic, and intellectually stimulating events for the whole family. Set in the beautiful Pippingford Park and hosting a wide range of well-accomplished poets, historians, novelists, directors, speakers, and artists, the annual festival is certain to pique your interest.

A day ticket for adults starts at £60 per day, children 5-13 weekend tickets start at £18, and children under 4 gain free entry.

Best for explorers and music-lovers alike…

Best for explorers and music-lovers alike…

Green Man Festival

15-18 August

Part retreat, part ultra-zen-hideout, Green Man Festival is a haven for nature lovers, explorers and health enthusiasts alike. Alongside a feast of indie and alternative music, Green Man goes beyond the music, offering a dedicated Nature Nurture garden, Pilates and family-friendly activities. Set against the beautiful backdrop of the stunning Welsh countryside, this festival is also complete with gong baths, restorative hot tubs and Indian summer massages. Sounds like you’ll go from 0-100 on the zen-scale in just one weekend! Tickets for this Brecon Beacons fest start from £189.

Best for nature-lovers…

Best for nature-lovers…

VERVE

7-8 September

Fancy stepping out of your sweaty gym or studio and into an area of outstanding natural beauty? Your chance is VERVE festival, set in the beautiful Cranborne Chase in Wiltshire. To experience exercise and wellness as a complete way of life for the weekend, VERVE lets you workout in the woods, spa, forest bathe, feast and then dance the night away under the stars. If you fancy sitting down for a minute, you can also join talks on topics related to physical and mental health. If you don’t quite feel like you’re at one with Mother Nature yet, there’s also a ‘wild’ spa which promises to “reconnect you with Mother Earth”, offering massages, reflexology and beauty treatments, plus plenty of activities for children and families. Tickets start at £75.

Best for Shakespeare-lovers…

Best for Shakespeare-lovers…

Shakespeare at Blenheim Palace

Until 7th September

A visit to magnificent Blenheim Palace, birthplace of Winston Churchill, is a must in the summer anyway to see the stunning scenic park and gardens. And this summer it’s home to  Europe’s first-ever pop up Shakespearean theatre and a brilliant Shakespeare village.

Four of William Shakespeare’s plays - Macbeth, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Richard III and Romeo & Juliet will be performed in a mini-Globe with an intimate atmosphere of an Elizabethan playhouse. Be prepared for lots of fun and plenty of breath-taking, spine-tingling and heart-stopping moments!

Tickets can be booked online or on-site in Shakespeare’s Village from 11.00 – 21.00 (No ticket is required to enter the village).

Best for wellness…

Best for wellness…

Soul Circus

16-18 August

This wellbeing festival on the Gloucestershire countryside seeks to heal and transform through music, yoga, and holistic therapies by day and glittery after parties by night. Soul Circus offers over 300 yoga and fitness sessions, workshops, talks, and demonstrations to unwind and stretch out this summer.

Day tickets start at £79 for adults, with free entry for children under 15.