Wednesday, 9 May 2012

Wild Heart Gathering 2012

Last weekend saw our first experience of the Wild Heart Gathering in the beautiful grounds of Knepp Castle Estate in West Sussex.
This intimate and family friendly gathering was held from Friday 4th until Monday 7th May.

 The weather was relentless from start to finish with rain and cold each day, however, this gathering's spirits weren't dampened by the typical UK climate. Many customers chose not to camp, but came for the day and I am sure the overall attendance was kept quite low due to the conditions. Warm and bright weather would have made this festival the perfect start to the festival season.

There were plenty of workshops and activities for all interests and age groups. Two workshops that interested me the most were flint knapping and woodwork. The flint knapping workshop was run by Will from who was more than happy to share his love and knowledge of the materials and how to shape them.

It would be nice to think that we have now had our share of rain for the festival season, but with plenty of events lined up and the weather being predictably unpredictable, we'll have to wait and see what kind of summer lies ahead. 

For more information about this festival, please follow the link below. Wild Heart Gathering comes strongly recommended by us if you are looking for a chilled out family friendly long weekend, just remember to pack wet weather gear for any festival as you never know!