Reviews: 2018, 2017 & 2016.
The perfect festival to kickstart the season – mellow WOOD packs a significant punch with fascinating talks, brilliant workshops and a superb atmosphere for kids.
Tiny, intimate, folky, chilled and incredibly friendly festival with lots of hands-on workshops for all the family.
Wood say: “Our mission is to build community and connection, celebrate creativity and craft, and become aware of our place in nature. We aim to create a safe place where children (and adults) can be free to explore;
We aim to run our event on 100% renewable energy, and to recycle and reuse our waste products where possible.
Location: Hailsham, East Sussex
Size: About 5,000
Over the Moon was a celebration of life described through the arts. Held over the New Moon at Autumn Equinox in a beautiful field in the Weald just a stone’s throw from the Sussex Downs. Over the Moon Festival was a 3 day family friendly eco festival.
Wood Festival is an absolute gem in the UK festival scene.
Imagine a festival where everyone seems relaxed, where there are no children being scolded by frazzled parents, where people feel equally free to dance or to snooze, where you never feel over-crowded or uncomfortable, where Red Kites circle overhead and the sound of laughter fills your ears.
Imagine a place where you can feel the proximity of nature and allow your children the time and freedom to immerse themselves in the pure pleasure of being outdoors, and where you can discover new skills and interests.
Imagine all this alongside a backdrop of great live music, clear blue skies and fantastic freshly cooked local food and you have pretty much imagined WOOD 2014.
As small festivals go, WOOD is one of the best.