Taking place in Bristol over one jam-packed weekend in October (20th and 21st), Wild & Well is a brand-new wellbeing festival based around four themes – Move, Eat, Connect and Explore.
Wild & Well will take place in venues around Bristol’s harbourside, including M-Shed and We The Curious, with a beautiful yurt on Brandon Hill providing the focus for our Eat events and a shuttle bus linking the festival to Ashton Court for our Explore programme.
M-Shed will provide the hub for Wild & Well’s Move programme – our fitness strand designed to put a massive smile on your face! With an emphasis on feel good fun rather than feeling the burn, you’ll find a huge line-up of classes in and around M-Shed from drum ‘n bass workouts to ballroom dancing, spinning discos to paddle boarding on the river. We’ll also have two dedicated yoga venues offering a diverse programme of classes and workshops.
Wild cooking, sustainability and communal eating will be the focus for our Eat strand. The Wild Kitchen will offer thought provoking talks and hands-on workshops with leading lights from the food scene. We’ve also teamed up with Love Food Festival to curate a special market featuring some of the UK’s finest producers and street food superstars.
At We The Curious, we’ll be exploring the world within us and the world around us, looking at how both influence our mental, physical and emotional wellbeing. We will delve into a broad range of topics – from contentment to community, gender to grief, loneliness to technology, relationships to resilience – with an incredible line-up of speakers and experts from all walks of life.
With 850 acres of beautiful woods and parkland just 20 minutes from the harbourside, Ashton Court is the perfect setting for our outdoors activities. Our Explore strand will empower people to connect with nature and the outdoors through activities like trail running, mountain biking, forest school, hiking, foraging, wild cooking and much more.
We’ll be unveiling our full programme of events in April. Make sure you’re signed up to our newsletter to find out more. Click here to get a flavour of our events ahead of the full launch.