1st - 4th August 2024

Location: Cornbury Estate, Oxfordshire

Size: 10,000

Website: www.wildernessfestival.com

Reviews: 20162015,  2014, 2013 and 2012

Wilderness Festival is a little different, billing itself as ‘A Celebration shaped by Nature, a Landscape Transformed by the Arts’ it takes place in a stunning location in the wilds of Oxfordshire.

Wilderness is so much more than a music festival, it’s a gorgeous feast of arts, food and nature. Where to begin?!

The main stage hosts some of the biggest current bands and Wilderness are proud to cater to all musical tastes across the site. But the music is only the start. Wilderness offers  theatre, dance, cinema and circus. Previous years have seen debates, a philosophy walk, cboth modern and Shakespeareanostumed life drawing and hip hop karaoke.

There is always plenty on offer for families. Activities on offer have included costume making and movie workshops, theatre groups, dance classes, fairytales, poetry and song.

Food at Wilderness is renowned for being of a superior quality and something that is a big part of the festival experience. The best street food is on offer, as well as communal dining opportunities or even a really special meal at the Chef’s Table.

The camping area is gorgeous in itself – full of shady ancient Oaks and nice and flat.  There is a designated quiet family camping area.  Normal campsite entry is included in the festival ticket price, campervans require an extra ticket.   Boutique Camping packages are also available.

Wilderness is recommended by families and has previously won Festival Kidz Awards.


“Children are naturally disposed to the myriad possibilities of wilderness: they embrace its magical, mystical charms – the stories that unfold beneath the canopy of an old sweet chestnut, the folds of a knarred yew thicket or the hollowed trunk of a mighty oak.

At Wilderness Festival, we welcome children and the spirit they embody, into the very soul of the festival. We offer an exceptional environment in which children will be enchanted; where they can explore a fun, creative and interactive environment that will both educate and stimulate. To watch a child’s fascination amidst boundless nature is to see first hand how honest and openly disposed as a species we are to the sylvan wild. The snail who leaves it’s silver tracks, the beetle burnished black and gold, the spider who weaves its silken web, are all objects of unadulterated awe and wonder.”