The three day event The Good Life Experience takes place from Friday 16th to Sunday 18th September 2016, at Harwarden Estate in Flintshire, north-east Wales.
Music & Books: Jonathan Donahue (Mercury Rev) DJ Set, Gilles Peterson Dr. John Cooper Clarke Cerys Matthews Michael Morpurgo Max Richter's 'VIVALDI Recomposed' Performed By Mari Samuelsen + The 12 Ensemble Fanfare CiocÄÂÂrlia Mike Garry Gordie Mackeeman + His Rhythm Boys Jeremy Vine Booka Brass Band Flint Male Voice Choir Stealing Sheep Swing Patrol Dj78 Tom Hodgkinson The Idler Academy Dylans Mobile Bookstore Donna Somerset Vintage Mobile Disco Caught By The River John Lewis Stempel Rob Penn Chris Watson Ian Rawes Amy Liptrot Matt Sewell Heavenly Jukebox Djs Darren Hayman Laura Cannell July Skies James Macdonald Lockhart Peter Francis John Higgs Vod Music Mark Shayler Gladstone's Library, and more.
Food + Drink: Thomasina Miers, Bill Granger, Tom Herbert, The Fabulous Baker Brothers, Roger Phillips Forager, Anna Jones, Brazilian Chefs Andre + Anderson Queiroz, Hang Fire Smokehouse, 5 O'clock Apron, Valentine Warner, Genevieve Taylor, Rosemary Ferguson, Black Cow Saloon, Butchery Displays, Jack Adair Bevan, Coffee Master Class, Craft Beer Tent, Beerbods, Bees' Knees Whisky, Allpress Coffee, Hawarden Estate Farm Shop, Eat Claw, Cocktail Shack, Amazing Local Food , and more.
Craft + The Great Outdoors: Ben Fogle, Best Made Co. Tent, All The Way From New York City, Poler Stuff, Campfire Cooking Displays, Grain + Knot, James Greenwood Potter + Vet, John Clohesy Paddle Making, Alex Pole Blacksmith, Hugh Miller Furniture, Jennie Maizels' Sketchbook Club, Dave Walker Knot Tying, Rowan Woodcraft, Bug + Butterfly Workshops, Helen Gittins Raku Ceramics, Enstone Leather, Edward Carefoot Journeyman, Golden Bear Belts, Roli Jones Axe Demonstrations, David Setter Workshop, Ewan Clayton Calligrapher, Jim Parkyn's Amazing Scene Machine, The Meek Family Adventurers, Campfire Butchery Displays, Whittling + Wonder, David Edge Organic Farmer, Margaret Markland Weaver, Zantium Mosaics, Driftwood Campers, Amy Swann Pumpkin Carving, Ant Oram, Sarah Jerath Ceramics, Axe + Paddle Bushcraft, and more.
For Your Pleasure: Free Vintage Fairground, Deus Ex Machina, The Malfy + Hepple Gin Palace, Yoga Instruction, Rob Chapman's Stream Of Conscious Mess, Charlie Gladstone, Tai Chi Demonstrations, Bromley's Barbershop, Pablo Spaull, Chocolate Meditation, Tree Climbing, Albam Clothing, Eroica Britannia, Wild Running, Axe Throwing For Everyone, Archery, Pedlars Vintage Market, Welsh Lavender, Kiran Sahib Henna Artist, The Children's Cafe, The W.I. 100 Club, Abseiling, Climbing Wall, Children's Play Fort, and more.
The early bird offer has ended, tickets are priced as follows:
Adult Weekend - Non-Camping £69
Adult Weekend - Camping - £99
Youth Weekend - aged 12 - 17 years inclusive - Non-Camping £34.50
Youth Weekend - aged 12 - 17 years inclusive - Camping £64.50
Child Weekend 0-11 years FREE
The Good Life Experience, was launched by Cerys Matthews and is aimed at families, parents and anyone who wants to get more in touch with the great outdoors.The festival is dedicated to celebrating the great outdoors with archery, abseiling, cooking classes, camp fires and sing-a-longs with Cerys among the many activities on offer.
Train: Hawarden station is the nearest railway station. It is a short 5 minute taxi ride from the Hawarden Estate Farm Shop. Chester is the nearest station From London Euston, the average journey time is 2 hours and 5 minutes
Car: From Liverpool and Manchester, the average journey time is 35 minutes From London, the average journey time is 3 hours and 30 minutes.
Plane: The nearest airports to the festival are John Lennon airport [a 30 minute drive from Hawarden Estate] and Manchester airport [a 35 minute drive from Hawarden Estate].
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