Charlotte Watts

Top 6 UK Wellness Festivals for Healthy Hedonists

Top uk wellness festivals

At The Sports Edit, we love letting our hair down at a good summer festival. But sometimes the route back to health and fitness after a festival is not the easiest.

Fortunately, for those health-conscious party lovers, there’s are a new wave of wellness-inspired initiatives popping up across at festivals the UK and Ireland. But with so many on offer, which one is worth pitching your tent at?

Look no further  - we’ve pulled together our top 6 UK and Irish festivals that combine full festival vibes, but also offer beer belly busting workouts, and some zen time to recharge your batteries.

So if you’re a wellness warrior who loves to party… read on!

Soul Circus

Soul Circus

Soul Circus is the definition of balance

YOU SHOULD GO IF...

Yoga is your jam. While offering other classes such as boxing and barre, yoga is at the heart of Soul Circus. This means an extensive offering of yoga practises to really feed your passion, and you can be sure to learn something new.

WHERE?

Cotswolds, Gloucestershire

WHEN?

August

ACCOMMODATION

Standard camping, pre-erected tents, glamping

WHAT THEY OFFER

Mindfulness workshops, yoga sessions, spinning sessions, live DJ sets, circus, fitness, spa

THIS ONE'S DIFFERENT BECAUSE...

They are at the forefront of eco-festivals. They are dedicated to not creating waste, with 100% of waste from the festival recycled, and 100% of leftover food going to charities

MUSIC

You can enjoy live music from buskers, bands and DJs in a magical woodland setting at the after parties

PAST HEADLINERS?

DJ Yoda, Faithless and speakers such as Will Young.

EXTRAS

Soul Circus Kids offers another element to the festival, encouraging the whole family to attend. Activities promoting expressing feelings include making worry boxes and mind jars.

Flo Vibe Festival

FloVibe

A weekend of wellness, flow and fun

YOU SHOULD GO IF…

You work in the city and are seeking a weekend to let your hair down and not have to work to any deadlines. FloVibe was born from the idea that you can be wild and live well simultaneously, promising to re-energise your mind, body and soul, without a week of recovery.

WHERE?

Hampshire, 18th-century country house

WHEN?  

August

ACCOMMODATION

Boutique camping, family friendly camping and vans + motorhomes.

WHAT THEY OFFER

Yoga, meditation and astrology workshops, outdoor spa, power hooping, flow balance (balance boarding), woodland DJ area

THIS ONE'S DIFFERENT BECAUSE...

Flovibe puts an equal emphasis on outstanding music and festival vibe, and the re-energising, nurturing element. It’s perfect for people on either end of the spectrum to try out some a little different this summer.

MUSIC

It offers an eclectic mix of music including hip hop, jazz, roots, reggae, folk, disco + soul.

PAST HEADLINERS?

Jimi Needles 

Body + Soul Festival

Body + Soul

Celebration of life, diversity, music, culture and the arts

YOU SHOULD GO IF…

Music is your passion. Body and soul is the place to be if you want to see the next big artist before they blow up on the scene, alongside spending a little TLC time on yourself.

WHERE?

Ireland

WHEN?

June

ACCOMMODATION

General camping, Boutique camping, Pitched Perfect luxury camping

WHAT THEY OFFER

The Sanctuary: therapists, masseuses, sound therapists, yoga teachers, seaweed baths and hot tubs.

THIS ONE'S DIFFERENT BECAUSE...

Body + Soul includes stunning immersive art installations that are enough to transport you away from your daily troubles and truly live in the moment.

MUSIC

Body + Soul offer a real variety of music, be it acoustic, electronic beats or waves of old school soul.

PAST HEADLINERS?

Bonobo, Mykki Blanco, Jon Hopkins. 

Wilderness Festival

Wilderness

We exist to inspire, challenge and enrich your lives

YOU SHOULD GO IF…

You feel a real connection, or would like to further explore a connection with nature and the wild. Wilderness festival aim to give you a feel and experience that will last forever, and really get you into touch with the beautiful landscapes around us.

WHERE?

Oxfordshire

WHEN?

August

ACCOMMODATION

General camping, family camping, quiet camping, live-in vehicle camping, accessible camping, boutique camping.

WHAT THEY OFFER

Lakeside spa, The Sanctuary, where they host classes and talks covering yoga, box fit and HIIT classes, paddleboard yoga, sound healing, meditation, self defence... The list goes on.

THIS ONE'S DIFFERENT BECAUSE...

They have also partnered up with renowned such as Frame, Third Space, and Another Space (Meaning you can take a bit of London along with you)

MUSIC:

From acoustic to disco to techno, there really is something for everyone here.

PAST HEADLINERS?

Nile Rodgers & Chic, Bastille, Peggy Gou

Boardmasters festival

Boardmasters

5 Epic days of music surf and laid-back lifestyle

YOU SHOULD GO IF…

You feel most at home by the sea, and love having a sing along to some of your favourite acts.

WHERE?

Cornwall

WHEN?

August

ACCOMMODATION

General camping, family camping, glamping, VIP pitched tents, camper vans

WHAT THEY OFFER

Newly introduced Zennor Haven area: varying types of yoga including aerial, a spa, hot tub, massages + reflexology, talks + workshops, wellness cafe for mindful eating

THIS ONE'S DIFFERENT BECAUSE…

Not only can you take part in your own outdoor activities, but during your down time you can catch the surf pro’s battling it out in the waves at Fistral Beach

MUSIC

You can be sure to find some of the year's best chart hits.

PAST HEADLINERS:  

Chase & Status, Snoop Dogg, George Ezra

Lovefit Festival

LoveFit

YOU SHOULD GO IF…

You fancy a health and wellness focused festival, but don’t want to sacrifice the full party aspect of a typical festival.

WHERE?

Kent

WHEN?

July

ACCOMMODATION

General, Boutique, VIP (Bell tents), Pop up hotels

WHAT THEY OFFER

Farm Fitness, yoga, lake classes, main stage classes, talks, spin, boxing, hot yoga, power waves, kickboxing, secret sunrise classes, and wild workouts deep in the forest.

THIS ONE'S DIFFERENT BECAUSE...

It's split into 3 days - day 1 for disco, day 2 for hip hop, day 3 for chill and relax

MUSIC

There will be a mash-up of contemporary house music, beachy grooves, sing along classics, hip-hop, soul, blues and more.

PAST HEADLINERS

Groove Armada DJ set, Danny Howard

So, what are you waiting for? Grab yourself a ticket for the next one coming up, or work your way through as a bucket list - we’ll  see you there!

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