Wow! What a weekend we had at The Good Life Experience! It was such a brilliant few days spent on the Hawarden Estate in North Wales. The festival curated by Cerys Matthews and Charlie Gladstone is so well thought out with such attention to detail in every corner. I mean isn’t that just the prettiest campsite you’ve ever seen?!
We were very much looking forward to this festival all through summer and it was certainly worth the wait that’s for sure, the weather didn’t even disappoint (much to our pooch Pip’s delight). It was a brilliant event to be a part of with everyone seeming to be having a great time and seeing so many adults almost regress into their inner child and enjoying the old-fashioned ways of having fun.
Despite the grand setting of this festival; on the grounds of the Hawarden Estate and being overlooked by two castles, The Good Life Experience is of a very laid back and welcoming nature. Inviting all to simply have a good time, whether you be a family, a gaggle of friends or of the four-legged variety. It centres itself on the celebration of all things outdoors, good wholesome food and getting back to the basics.
We tried to incorporate these fun aspects within the official poster we designed and printed for the event with 50% of the proceeds from every poster sold going to Shelter Cymru – https://sheltercymru.org.uk/
Our stall in one of the three makers tents set up at the festival ↑ The guys responsible for The Good Life really know how to celebrate makers and shout about how important it is to buy from independents. There was a great selection of different crafts on offer, ranging from beautifully made hats and ceramics to high quality axes and pizza ovens to name but a few. Lets just say we came back with lighter wallets(!)
↑ Wild baking chef Tom Herbert’s book signing and then smoking them for that campfire smell, (great little read if you want to get into some wild baking yourself like we do!)
Such an amazing festival for dogs too! Why should man’s best friend be left behind at home while you’re having all the fun, not here! Our pooch absolutely loved it and was so tired for a whole week afterwards; too much partying eh Pip?!
One of the lovely cabin-like bars set into the trees ↑
Pedlars Summer Camp shop ↑
There was lots of good music on each night too, EZZA were awesome.
We also got to see The Orielles again too and they even came by our stall to say hi!
So I think it’s safe to say that a fabulous weekend was had by all and we certainly suffered with the festival blues for days to come afterwards! We’d absolutely love to be part of The Good Life Experience again next year so we’ll be keeping our fingers crossed!