Essential Info

WHERE IS WILD & WELL TAKING PLACE?

Our Move and Connect events will take place in venues around Bristol’s harbourside including M-Shed, We The Curious, Watershed and SS Great Britain. All of these venues are in very close proximity to eachother (a few minutes between each one)

Wild & Well’s Eat and Explore events will take place on the 850-acre Ashton Court Estate – in the mansion itself, in beautiful yurts on the front lawn and in the ancient woodland on the estate.

The two festival sites will be connected by a dedicated shuttle bus with stops at We The Curious and outside Ashton Court Mansion – taking you door to door in 10-15 minutes.  A day ticket costs £3 per day for adults, children are free. A weekend ticket costs £5. The timetable is below. The pick-up point will be behind Millennium Square on Canon’s Way – BS1 5LL.  This is next to the car entrance to Millennium Square Car Park.

Getting Between Venues

All of our city centre venues are within easy reach of eachother. See below for travel times on foot:

M-Shed (studio classes) to Watershed (yoga room) – 5 minutes

M-Shed to We The Curious (‘Connect’ talks and workshops) – 5 minutes

Watershed to We The Curious – 2 minutes

M-Shed to SS Great Britain (SPIINBOX) – 10 minutes

We The Curious to Ashton Court (Eat and Explore events) – 10-15 minutes (shuttle bus)

You’ll find a map HERE.

You’ll find a schedule of what’s on where HERE.

TICKETING & GETTING INTO THE FESTIVAL 

Our ticketing is managed by The TicketSellers. For all ticketing enquiries call 0121 472 6688 (24 hours) or email info@theticketsellers.co.uk. When you purchase a ticket, you will receive email confirmation. 

You can buy tickets online HERE or at either of our festival gates – at M-Shed and Ashton Court – or at our Festival Hub at Bristol Energy Hub. See the map HERE for details of where those are.

GETTING INTO EVENTS  

You’ll find our timetable of events here. 

Our tickets are all-inclusive so the vast majority of our events are included within your ticket price*. You can choose from over 200 events and squeeze in as many as you like on the day.

*There are supplemental charges for paddle boarding, aerial yoga and mountain biking. 

FAMILY TICKETS 

We aim to keep ticket prices as low as possible for families so there are two options for adults bringing children to Wild & Well.

The first option allows access to all family events and activities AND one event from the adult programme, with day tickets priced at £20 for a Family Adult and £10 for a child aged 5-14 with under 5s free of charge.

If you are bringing children to the festival, and would like to access all of the events in our programme (i.e. those for adults too) you will need to purchase a normal weekend ticket. Prices for children remain as above.

GETTING YOUR WRISTBANDS

You have two options for exchanging your ticket barcode for a festival wristband:

  1. You can collect your wristband at the Festival Hub (at Bristol Energy Hub marked on the map below) from Monday, October 15th until Friday, October 19th (between 12pm and 2pm and 5pm and and 6pm). This is the best way to avoid queues and be ready to go as soon as the festival kicks off!
  2. We will have two festival gates at Wild & Well
    1. Our city centre gate will be located at M-Shed. This gate will be open from 8.30am until 11.30am on both days of the festival. If you are entering the festival after 11.30am, you will need to come to the Festival Hub to grab your wristband
    2. Our Ashton Court gate will be located at the entrance to the mansion and will be open from 8.30am until 5pm on both days of the festival

GETTING TO THE FESTIVAL 

If you are coming by train from outside Bristol, it takes 15-20 minutes to walk from Bristol Temple Meads to the harbourside. There is also a taxi rank outside the station and several buses that serve the city centre.

If you are coming by bus from outside Bristol, it takes 15-20 minutes to walk from Bristol Bus Station, there are taxis outside too.

If you are driving to Bristol, there is parking in an underground car park under Millennium Square, in the multi-storey car park on Trenchard Street and on College Street.

WHAT TO BRING

You will need to bring the following to Wild & Well:

Refillable water bottle – there will be refill stations throughout the festival

Warm clothing – for taking part in outdoor activities and also for wrapping up cosy and warm during and after yoga sessions

Towel – if you are planning to take part in fitness activities, a towel is highly recommended

HEALTH QUESTIONNAIRE 

If you are planning to take part in any of our MOVE activities you must complete our health questionnaire HERE. If you don’t complete this form, you won’t be allowed to take part in classes or activities.

FITNESS CLASSES – KNOW YOUR LEVEL  

It’s important to consider your fitness level before participating in certain classes. Whilst the majority of our classes are suitable for all, there are a few that are more suited to people who exercise regularly (HIIT The Decks, Superstrong and Deep House Workout).

If you aren’t sure about your fitness level, please talk to your instructor before the class. If you are working with injury, or are pregnant or post-natal, please notify your instructor at the beginning of class.

CHANGING FACILITIES

We don’t have showers at Wild & Well but we do have a Refresh Station (located at M-Shed) which will be stocked with lovely products from Amphora Aromatics and biodegradable wipes.

OPTIONAL EXTRAS  

The vast majority of our events are included within your ticket price but there are a few exceptions.

Aerial Yoga – £20 (1hr)  – BOOK HERE

SUP Paddle Boarding – £25 (1.5hrs) – BOOK HERE

Mountain Biking – £30 (2hrs) – BOOK HERE

STAYING IN BRISTOL 

If you’re coming from further afield, Bristol has some great accommodation options. Here are a few of our favourites…

BUDGET 

Brooks Guest House – a converted office building in the thick of the Old City with inviting but affordable rooms and, for an urban twist on glamping, ‘Rocket’ caravans on the roof.

The Kyle Blue – this Dutch river-barge has been transformed into an upmarket hostel, docked along Bristol’s historic harbourside.

YHA Bristol – in the bustling heart of the city, the YHA is right on the doorstep of our Move and Connect venues. It has been converted from an old wharfside grain warehouse so it has bags of character. There are 133 beds in all, from private doubles to triples, quads and a few larger rooms.

The Bristol Wing – The Bristol Wing is the city’s newest place to stay for visitors, backpackers, families and groups. Price-wise it’s on the budget end of the spectrum, but with the amazing refurb that’s been done here plus homely rooms, it certainly sits comfortably in the ‘boutique hostel’ bracket. It’s is owned and managed by YMCA Bristol as a social enterprise – so any profits they make are reinvested in supporting young people who are homeless in the city.

TREAT YOURSELF 

Bristol Harbour Hotel – we’re suckers for a spa and the recently opened Bristol Harbour Hotel has a small but perfectly formed sauna, steam room, plunge pool and jacuzzi in the basement.

Hotel Du Vin – if you really want to splurge then the Hotel Du Vin is the place to go! They now have two hotels in Bristol – one in the city centre and one rather magnificent specimen overlooking Avon Gorge (in Clifton, pretty close to Ashton Court where our Eat and Explore events will take place). G’wan, you deserve it!

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