Raw Fest is a festival that takes place every year in Pylewell Park in the New Forest.
RAW FEST is a 3-day healthy living festival set in the beautiful Pylewell Park in the New Forest from 14th – 16th August.
Called a ‘decompression party from your everyday life’, this year’s event boasts a vast array of organic vegan and raw food stalls, a clean-living bazaar, a nightly bonfire, lectures, demos, eco fashion, healing village with massage and pampering, live music and creative arts. The workshops include the founder of the Wild Food Cafe in Neal’s Yard, London talking about nutrition, yoga classes and raw cooking demonstrations.
The surroundings mean we’ll be able to explore the local nature, gardens and beach as we camp with the kids during the festival. There will be loads to keep the littles ones entertained, including green games and upcycling crafts.
A festival isn’t a festival without music, and this year’s lineup includes eco-entrepreneur Jarvis Smith (The Phoenix Rose), alt-folk artist and festival stalwart James Smith (Secret Garden Party, Into the Wild) and Malory Torr who recently supported George Ezra.
There are glamping options of yurts and tipis, but I’m quite looking forward to ‘roughing it’ in a tent with the kids. Aged three and five, they’re a great age to explore, run and discover and a few nights in a tent is such a magical experience for children. This is a drugs/alcohol/junkfood-free zone, making it feel safer for the little ones and allowing my husband and I a chance to recharge and relax. The schedule looks nice and busy, but at the same time we’ll be able to slow down our usual pace of life and properly stop and appreciate our family, our surroundings and the deliciousness of raw vegan food.
Disclosure: RAW FEST have provided tickets for my family to attend and review the festival. As ever, all opinions are my own.