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Let Out Your Wild Side
Are you wild about the wilderness? Want to escape the city for a while? Then take a long weekend break at Cornbury Park in Oxfordshire for frivolous fun at the Wilderness Festival. Between the 8th-11th August you will experience four days of music, magic, and meditation; four days of theatre, feasts, and festivities; four days of nature, nightlife, and revelry.
Once you've got your shack sorted, it is time to get in touch with nature. Activities include fly fishing, horse riding, and a hunter gather experience for those looking to go back to their ancestral roots. For those looking for a more meditative experience, you can visit the Secret Sanctuary. This serene spot is nestled in a meadow overlooking a beautiful lake, the perfect place for yoga, massages, acupuncture, and the healing of hands.
Not far away is the Lakeside Spa, where you can treat yourself to a sauna, dip in the hot tub, and free herbal tea.
While you might not be cooking luxurious meals over your bonfire, when you get home, I'm sure you'll be looking forward to some good food. Learn how to cook yourself up some really interesting dishes at a Thyme Cookery Masterclass. Make sausages from scratch, get a taste of Spain with Paella and mezze, perfect your curries by blending spices, and whip yourself up a yummy breaky of eggs benedict or sweet banana and salted caramel pancakes.
If you're more interested in the actual eating than cooking, there are five different banquets and feasts to fill you up over the weekend. You can have a Michelin star rolling feast by Fergus Henderson and St. John with platters, pollack, snails, and rabbit, a moor inspired dinner by Moro, Mediterrian cuisine by Ottolenghi, Venetian banquet by Russel Norman, or Mark Hix's Sunday Lunch.
Be spellbound by magical shows such as The Jabberwocky and The Tempest, watch cricket and play croquet, and pop over to the village hall for social activities such as giant Jenga, pub quizzes, and Girl Guide fun.
Tickets are £146.50 for four days, which does not include camping supplies, dinning, or workshops.