How much entertainment and activity can we fit into one gorgeous field in the depths of beautiful Devon? We can promise you things that will challenge you, entertain you, make you question things and make you smile wider than ever before! From ventriloquists to stilt walkers, jugglers to comedians, fire eaters to storytellers and workshops including archery, fencing, engineering, crafts, hula hooping, dance workshops, ceilidhs, laughter yoga and lots more…there really will be something for everyone, whatever age you are feeling that day! We want you to be enthralled by the colour and magic, amazed by the spectacle, learn something new or simply be entranced by the words and actions of those around you. Maybe you will be introduced to something you have never seen before, encouraged to take part in something you have never done before or maybe you will be inspired to create something you would never dreamed of creating. So don that glitter, paint on that rainbow and come and have a great deal of fun!
Most of our workshops are free on site all weekend but some may ask for donations or a small charge. Please note all small children must be accompanied by an adult to activities.
Inflatables on site – these do carry a small charge per go but we offer an “unlimited wristband” which allows them to be used as many times as you want (you may have to re queue after your go of course!) These wristbands can be pre bought online at £7.00 per day or £10 for Friday and Saturday and we will send them out with your tickets, or they can be purchased on site as you arrive. Look out for the crew selling inflatable wristbands!
GOLDEN LOTUS ARCHERY & FENCING
Amongst the beauty of nature, with a well crafted bow in your hand, deeply focused upon your target – something truely timeless, deep and eternal always flows through. And as you realease your arrow, cutting through the air, there is the exquiste sensation as your shot strikes home, deeply embedded in it’s destiny. Archery is an ancient artform of elegant power and grace. Engaging both the mind and body, it can be equally exhilarating, or a tranquil meditation. Golden Lotus aim to share their love of the bow as much as they can, at any event or occasion, and to create the most pleasurable experence of archery. Their focus is upon natural, intuitive teaching, & tapping into the internal knowledge and skill that lies within all of us. For many thousands of years archery has been used for survival, sport and spirituality, and contains all these aspects within a unique and profund practice.
Who doesn’t love playing swords? Experience the elegant and exhilarating noble art of sword fencing, – duel your friends or fence the family… Fencing is naturally instinctive and can be picked-up quickly, making the thrill of sword play instantly accessible and easily engaging. Golden Lotus offer this to all ages and so it is something a whole family can do together. Only light weight professional fencing foils are used, along with regulation full protective head masks with one-to-one instruction and guidance under constant supervision from trained and experienced instructors.
“This was our first family festival, and we had such a brilliant time. There was so much to do for adults and kids (ours are aged 2 & 5), great choice of food, and good camping – loads of space in the family field. In fact, I was v impressed by how uncrowded the whole festival & camping was – ie, there were clearly lots of people, and the atmosphere was great, but there was no cramming in, meaning that kids could leave your side a little and not get out of sight. Staff great too, and the whole thing was exactly as promised – felt very safe & welcoming. Will def be back in 2018!” Stef Fox Adcock 2017
“My first festival at 30 something and my little girls first at 3, along with other half (a regular festival going) we all absolutely loved it. Really well organised, staff all fantastic, so much going on keeping us busy all day. The range of activities, music and food suited everyone. Atmosphere was great and we will definitely be coming back!” Kerry Gorman 2017
“It was our fourth year at Glas-Denbury and it didn’t disappoint the kids love all the activities, crafts, circus and bouncy castle etc. Mr B was a musical highlight and it’s just a great experience for young and old. Can’t wait for next year! Thanks to all involved!” David Keefe 2017