Wildhood Festival

An unplugged, safe and magical festival

WILDHOOD is a curated weekend of excitement and adventure for children aged 12 and under, to be enjoyed with their fun-loving families. On the 9th and 10th June 2018, come and experience an unplugged, safe and magical festival, celebrating nature, games, folklore, history, outdoors, traditional arts & crafts, dance and music – in a fairytale setting.

Reconnect with your WILDHOOD – as a family – while exploring and camping within the beautiful Tullibole Castle grounds. Against a backdrop of enchanting Scottish woodlands, discover the 17th Century castle, an enigmatic maze, beautiful moat, a few surprises and of course, the rare delight of revelling in life’s simple pleasures.

So, please join us for a spell. Switch off and step inside the wondrous world of WILDHOOD….

           
1st & 2nd June 2019

1 review

  1. 'A magical weekend'

    Ah, take us back to this magical weekend!

    Read all about our adventures below, we’re counting down the days till 2019 to do it all again.

    Wildhood oh Wildhood.

    How we fell in love with your laid back ethos and nature loving vibes. We explored, we got lost, we found ourselves, we laughed, we reconnected – we did everything you said we would on the posters and more. You were our first family festival and you gave us the bug.

    Wildhood was billed as a ‘weekend of escapism, excitement and adventure’ where you were encouraged to step away from technology and enjoy quality family time in fairytale surroundings and the team rose to the challenge.

    We were just a lil over-excited to be invited along with our families to experience the magic for ourselves, and oh how magical it was.

    The sun shone, the castle moat sparkled and the smiles said it all.

    Jess: ‘I’ll be honest, it did take us an hour or so to find our rhythm and work out our day plan. We really wanted the dudes to lead the way and being social introverts this wasn’t an easy task! However animals masks made, a forest trail hiked, a maze lost in, a free banana, a good nosey about plus a picnic later and they were ready.

    Fuelled with excitement, cake and an itinerary of adventure, we set foot into the real world of Wildhood serenaded by the Ukulele Orchestra of Sunny Leith.

    The dudes discovered sticklebacks and tadpoles in the pond, crafted hedgehogs and built micro stick rafts. Carved stones, played hide and seek, attempted slacklining, ran through long grass fields, graffitied in the woods and made up stories of a magical rainbow kitty. They even had a poem composed especially for them, a perfect souvenir.

    Sun kissed, giggling and exhausted we fell back in to the car and headed home to reality. Magic was had that day and it won’t be forgotten in a long time.’

    Claire: ‘We arrived on site just as Circus Alba were setting up some equipment for the kids to try out and that was it, the kids were hooked! We spent the rest of the morning learning how to hula-hoop and spin plates and it took A LOT of persuasion to move from the tent to see what else was on offer.

    Our exploration took us as far as the beautiful storytelling tree where we found ourselves with two entranced littles who again had to be coaxed on to another area. After a picnic lunch we did manage to have some fun pond-dipping, slacklining, playing drums in the woods, exploring the maze and trying out Rugby Tots (which little L adored) before it was back to Circus Alba for one last go at learning new skills before enjoying a hot dog in the last of the sunshine as the day came to an end.

    The kids had an absolute blast and though we missed so much of what was programmed, it was perfect to have a day out led (mainly) by what they wanted to do and not once were they bored. We could certainly see that camping and coming for the entire weekend was the ideal way to be able to experience all of what Wildhood had to offer. Here’s hoping that the weekend was such a success that the team are already busy planning year 2.’

    All opinions expressed are entirely honest.

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