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27 June, 2024


Adventure Festivals 2024

Want to meet up with like-minded adventurers, try some new activities and get inspired? Try these festivals in the UK.

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The Wild Swimming Festival

Date: 20-21 July 2024
Locaton: The Amphitheatre, Swanage, Dorset, BH19 2AP

Featuring the Jurassic Swim Challenge - a swimming event around the picturesque bay of Swanage. A choice of 4km and 2km swims events are available to book now.

With it's limited tidal range, golden sandy bay and an easterly outlook, Swanage Bay is renowned for it's clear, calm & swimmer friendly waters.

If a racing challenge isn't your thing, book your place for a personal challenge or join one of our small group guided swims of Swanage Piers, Dancing Ledge, Old Harry Rocks or Durlston bay

There are limited tickets up for grabs, act fast to avoid disappointment.



Date: 3-6 August 2024
Location: Cornbury Park, Oxfordshire

Wilderness is a feast for all the senses. Music is being taken care of by the likes of Two Door Cinema Club, the Toots and the Maytals and Hudson Taylor, while the outdoor fun comes in the form of wild swimming, countryside excursions and sessions with Hunter Gather Cook, where you can learn about hunting, foraging and wild cooking. 


Dates: 7-11 August 2024
Location: Fistral Beach, Cornwall

What could be more suited to Cornwall than one of Europe’s biggest and best surf and music festivals? By day you can hit Fistral beach and watch international surf pros battle it out to be king of the waves, and in the evening catch big-name bands on stages overlooking the golden sands of Watergate Bay. One of the coolest dates in the Cornish festival calendar, there’s something for everyone, from fairground rides, a silent disco and more intimate venues, to the main stage featuring the likes of Stormzy, Chase & Status and Becky Hill. You can also immerse yourself in the Cornish beach lifestyle, with surfing and coasteering adventures, yoga and well-being and boutique camping by the beach.


The Big Shakeout

Date: 22-24 September 2024
Location: Peak District

The Big Shakeout is a not-for-profit festival, featuring adventure films, workshops, live music, speakers and of course, adventurous activities like bouldering, climbing, walking, yoga, cycling (road and mountain biking), kayaking, caving, trail running and bivvy and bikepacking. Awesome family activities include paddle carving, adventure photography and the campsite cookery school.



Date: 20-22 October 2024
Location: Sussex

Brainchild of David Cornthwaite and the Yes Tribe, Yestival is all about relaxing, recharging and reigniting your passion for adventure. Set in the coolness of autumn, the festival includes workshops, talks, walks, discussions, comedy, inspirational lectures and live music.


Kendal Mountain Festival

Dates: 21st to 24th November 2024
Location: Kendal, Cumbria

Founded in 1980, Kendal Mountain Festival is probably the UK’s biggest and most well known get together of outdoor enthusiasts. The ultimate social gathering for all those who love the outdoors – taking place at the gateway to The Lake District National Park each November.



Festival of Light

Date: 9 November 2024 to 5 January 2025
Location: Longleat

Celebrate the 10th anniversary of the iconic lantern event. Journey through time,
turn back the clock and travel the world as you are invited to journey through time at The Festival of Light this Christmas.

Explore the era you want to discover as we showcase the evolution of the earth from the age of the dinosaurs to present day. This year’s spectacular lantern trail is a historical wonderland just waiting to be explored from

Natasha Sones

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I have an outdoor adventures blog. Having three children, I am particularly interested in getting outside with my family. I aim to make every day an adventure, especially with my children, husband, dogs and friends. From exploring new cities to being in our campervan with the dogs, we like an adventure. We live near the sea and forest and explore every day.

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