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Win a luxury glamping weekend at Kent's funkiest family festival - where there's music, fun and food for everyone - oh and a woodland spa for you!

Dig out those denim dungaree shorts and dust off your Gucci bum-bag – Kent’s funkiest family festival is back this summer and it promises to be even better than its successful launch in 2017. I mean, if the fact that it’s a truly gorgeous boutique, intimate festival in Cranbrook, set amongst the rolling green fields of the Kent countryside isn’t enough to get you excited, then what about outdoor activities all-day for the kids, glamping Belle Tents and a Woodland Spa? Yes, spa. Hey, stop! Wait for me! You can’t go yet – Woodlands Festival doesn’t start til June. Here’s the full deets on what to expect this year and how you can WIN your own glamping experience for a family of 4.

WHAT & WHERE:

Yes, I knew you’d be excited. So scribble the date down on a Post-it note, your diary or the drinks cabinet – Fri 8, Sat 9 & Sun 10 June. In the meantime snap up one of the glamping spots and start planning your fun. It’s taking place at the same place it launched for the first time last year in Elmwood, Hawkhurst, Cranbrook in secluded fields surrounded by woodland. somewhere you can truly relax and unwind. Don’t have a tent and all the equipment? No problemo. This year the festival organisers have teamed up with a tent rental company that can provide everything you need – even put your tent up and take it down for you… Now we’re talking!

MUSIC & ENTERTAINMENT:

The weekend line-up will be jam-packed full of independent, talented artists. Like all good music festivals they provide a platform for the unsigned to play alongside seasoned professionals, with both plugged & unplugged performances throughout the weekend.

And when the kids’ are totally tired out and all tucked away in their sleeping bags, the DJs take over at the Woodlands Silent Disco, so the grown-ups can dance the night away under the stars… Or if you prefer, you can rug up in front of the giant screen at the outdoor cinema, with vintage style pick n mix, hot chocolate or a cocktail (pics from last year above…)

KIDS

Throw the screens in the bedroom bin (you can dig them out again once you get home) at the Woodlands Festival there’ll be too much else to do – here kids can be kids again. Think along the lines of woodland activities including arts & craft, treasure hunts, storytelling, bush craft adventures, a tree maze (pictured above), as well as the Fabularium Forest Disco. Face painting & fancy dress play a big part in the festival experience for the little ones (and grown ups alike if that’s your thing!)  So bring your own or look out for our roaming traders selling festival get up gear.

SPA: 

In a lovely peaceful location, tucked away behind the Tree Maze you will find the relaxing Woodland Spa. Once checked in, you will be taken to your beautiful Lotus Belle treatment tent where fully qualified therapists will offer a wide range of relaxing treatments, including massages, facials & reflexology. Following your treatment, you will be shown to the relaxation tent, where you can take some time out (aka hide from the kids), enjoy a selection of herbal teas and regain your balance. All treatments are £55 for a 60-minute treatment and must be pre-booked online prior to the festival.

FOOD:

The food on offer at Woodlands Festival is a showcase of the best from around Kent and the South East… they’ve hand-picked a diverse selection of traders; serving up delicious, locally sourced & free range ingredients where possible. From savoury to sweet, meat treats to veggie options, there will be something to please even the fussiest of eaters. And to accompany this will be a decent selection of locally grown and bottled ciders, along with wines, beer, juices and woodland inspired cocktails (me, me, me!).

CAMPING & GLAMPING: 

If you’re staying the weekend at Woodlands Festival, when you’re ready to call it a night it will only be a short walk back to your cosy camping or glamping festival home. And when you wake up there’s Yoga in the morning sunshine to start your day (it’s optional!)… Best of all this year there’s a new kind of concierge service to make your experience even more relaxing where a tent company will not only deliver your tent and all the kit you need, they’ll also put it up for you prior to your arrival and take it down for you at the end! All you have to do is click on this link here, select your tent size, what you would like included and you’re done. How cool is that?

Or, if you’re like me, you’ll want to know about the glamping village, set apart from the general campsite, in a lovely spot overlooking the festival site where you get a choice of Lotus Belle Tents or beautiful hand painted Gypsy Bowtop Caravans. The festival is in aid of Alzheimer’s Society & Macmillan Cancer Support – as if you needed another incentive – so get your tickets here. See. You. There.

Woodlands Festival, Elm Wood, Off Risden Lane, Hawkhurst, Cranbrook, Kent, TN18 5DU, woodlandsfestival.co.uk

MUDDY EXCLUSIVE: GIVEAWAY

WIN a weekend glamping experience (worth £665) at Woodlands Festival for a family of 4!

This fab prize includes a Family Weekend Ticket (2 adults + 2 children 4-17yrs) with access to the festival site from 4pm on Fri 8 June, through until 5pm on Sun 10 June.

You will stay in a gorgeous 5m furnished Bell Tent, including memory foam mattresses, all bedding (sheets, duvets, pillows), bath towels plus a few little extra goodies… (the bed arrangement is left up to you – just must not exceed 4 people).

What’s your prize worth? Weekend Family Ticket £285.00 and 5m furnished Bell tent £380.00 – that’s a whoppingly wonderful value of £665.

HERE’S HOW TO ENTER

‘Tis easy peasy! Simply sign up to the newsletter (this step is compulsory). Even if you’re signed up to the newsletter already, you need to sign up again here to enter – don’t worry, you won’t get two sets of newsletters and you can unsubscribe at any time.

The competition will run from Mon 16 April 2018 until 7pm on Wed 16 May 2018. The winner will be randomly selected and will be announced on Thursday 17 May April 2018. Click here for the full terms and conditionsPlease note you have to be 18+ to enter this prize draw.

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