Great news! – Day entry tickets for Nature Valley Gone Wild Festival are now going to be available. That’s great for us, who are local to Powderham Castle, who fancy having outdoor fun during the day and then tucking the little ones into their own beds at night and enjoying a good night’s sleep (well, however good sleep can be with little ones!)!
For those who don’t know, Gone Wild Festival is a fabulous event on August Bank holiday. It’s about family fun, outdoor adventure and inspirational heroes. We were lucky enough to be invited last year and we all loved it. The variety of activities that we were able to enjoy in one day was fab and watching my daughter step outside her comfort zone and gain confidence while being able to do the activities along side her was so much fun. My boy enjoyed the circus and paddling with me in the canoes. In the evening, I loved dancing with the kids on our shoulders to amazing bands – for a brief moment I thought I was young and fun again!
If you’re all about the music and are going to be *really fun*, then you can book a babysitter and grab an evening only music ticket, and watch the headline music acts such as The Darkness and The Script, and then head home to your own bed. Read more about the Headliners here
We’ve had an overwhelming amount of requests through the Gone Wild social media channels from people who want day tickets as they can’t commit to a whole weekend, they aren’t keen campers, or they just really want to see The Darkness, The Script, Sir Ranulph Fiennes or any of the other stars we have on the line up. Putting on a festival is a huge logistical challenge so i’m delighted that we’ve found a way to meet this demand and offer day tickets for the first time. We’re breaking down the barriers so that even more people can take part in this adventure, rewild themselves, and spend a day escaping from everyday life.Co founder Bear Grylls
Whether coming for the day or whole weekend, wannabe adventurers young and old will be inspired by talks and workshops from remarkable humans who have completed superhuman feats of endurance, skill and survival in some of the most challenging conditions and untouched places on earth.
Joining Bear Grylls will be…
Sir Ranulph Fiennes OBE – “The World’s Greatest Living Explorer” according to the Guinness Book of World Records. Ranulph Fiennes is the only man alive ever to have travelled around the Earth’s circumpolar surface (more people have been to the moon!)
Ed Stafford – The first human ever to walk the length of the Amazon River, Ed Stafford holds a Guinness World Record and hosts on the Discovery Channel. He has taken part in multiple challenges, documented on TV and in his own books, in which he was marooned and left to survive on an uninhabited tropical island for months at a time.
Laura Bingham – An adventurer who led the world’s first descent of the Essequibo River in Guyana, South America. Laura also travelled all the way across South America by bike, cycling 7000 km over 164 days taking only the equipment she could carry.
John Hudson – John Hudson is the UK military’s chief survival instructor, whose specialist work takes him to some of the most remote and extreme environments around the globe. A former RAF helicopter pilot, John is the Chief survival, evasion, resistance and escape officer.
Amanda Owens – Amanda is a shepherdess, farmer’s wife, mother to nine children, a passionate photographer and Sunday Times bestselling author. In 2018, the Owens became the stars of their very own Channel 5 TV programme ‘Our Yorkshire Farm’, becoming the channel’s highest rating factual show of the year, attracting an average of 2.2 million viewers per week.
Tickets are on sale now at https://tinyurl.com/2tbcx8j6
Do let me know if you’ll be coming.