Getting Away From The City…Well-being Festivals

City-life getting you down?

Despite the increase of job opportunities, variety of culture and nightlife that living in the city offers there are a more than a few ways that living in one of the UK’s urban metropolises can negatively effect your wellbeing.

Light pollution is, unsurprisingly, at its worst in Britain’s cities and is one of the chief reasons behind urbanites losing sleep each night. If it’s not the flashing sirens and the street lights pouring in through the windows then you can almost guarantee that the noise will get to you instead. Thousands of buildings are constructed every year in cities all around the UK which is fantastic for investors, but not so good for those looking to get a good night’s sleep…

Unfortunately, construction sites rarely take any time off in the city, so if you’re unlucky enough to live near one you might well find that you’re getting a rude awakening on the weekend thanks to a particularly dedicated workman getting stuck into his concrete imaging.

If this is all sounding very familiar, then don’t fear, there are plenty of opportunities for city slickers to escape for a quick reset:

The Big Retreat Wales

Only in its infancy at the moment, this festival nonetheless deserves your attention for its sheers range of fantastic activities and events. Set on an organic farm in Pemrokeshire National Park, you can take part in over 200 workshops, events and classes at the Big Retreat Wales including dance, yoga and bootcamps. There are activities for all the family here and a whole range of accommodations for you to stay in so you can catch up on your sleep and enjoy the festival.

When? 24th-27th May 2019 How Much? Adult weekend tickets (with camping) start at £89

Sun and Moon Festival

Set in the grounds of the Royal Agricultural University in Cirencester, this week long festival is a combination of fulfilling activities and workshops that offer people of all backgrounds the chance to learn new skills and open their minds to new ideas or cultures. Adults can try out Hatha Yoga, Quigong and Ecstatic Dance amongst other things, whilst kids can have a go at Circus Skills, Martial Artists and Street Dance.

When? August 2019 How Much? Week long tickets (with camping) start at £160

Wychwood Festival

Wychwood Festival is a well-rounded experience that offers equal parts party times and relaxing workshops. Get a sweat on with Shake That Zumba, find inner peace at the Bristol Folk House and then dance the night away to a sterling lineup of exciting alternative acts. 2018’s festival saw Baxter Dury, The Go! Team and Feeder take to the stage amongst many other festival favourites such as The Correspondents, Nerina Pallot and Toyah Wilcox.

When? 31st May-2nd June 2019 How Much? Early bird tickets (with camping) from £130

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