Wellbeing 06/08/2018

Family Festival 2018: Into The Trees – Win Family Day Ticket

Family festival 2018: Into the Trees, full of crafts and activities for young and old.

If you’re looking for a family festival in 2018, Into The Trees is back in Sussex this September 14-16th. And better yet, you can win a family day ticket here – enter below!

Into the Trees family festival 2018 comes from the organisers of award winning Elderflower Fields. Like its big sister, Into the Trees is held in Pippingford Park, surrounded by stunning ancient Sussex woodland.

Into The Trees family festival, Pippingford Park, Sussex.

Into The Trees family festival. Set in the beautiful Pippingford Park, in the ancient Ashdown Forest, Sussex, UK.

This is a unique festival unlike most; it’s all about spending time in nature with your family, exploring, playing and learning among ancient trees and foliage. Where Elderflower Fields has music and activities, Into The Trees gives you tree climbing, screen printing, archery, storytelling, kayaking, mountain boarding, lantern making, a mud kitchen, foraging, and so much more!

Axe throwing and cross bow practise at Into The Trees family festival at Pippingford Park in Ashdown Forest, Sussex.

Axe throwing and cross bow practise.

Make your own dream catcher in the woods at Into The Trees family festival. Pippingford Park, Ashdown Forest, Sussex.

Make your own dreamcatcher in the woods, using feathers, string, bendy willow twigs and more.

Having visited the festival last year, I urge you to take part in building your own wooden playground with Woodland Tribe, try out screen printing flags with Imagine Make Play and listen to enchanting mythical stories from around the world, told by Andreas Kornevall.

Into The Trees is a family festival with not only nature activities, but also stories from east and west. Here is Swedish storyteller Andreas Kornevall.

Mythical tales from around the world by Swedish storyteller Andreas Kornevall.

Woodland Tribe keep the kids' adventure playground safe at Into the Trees

Kids building their own adventure playground, with support from the Woodland Tribe team

As Richard Louv writes, “time spent in nature is the most cost-effective and powerful way to counteract the sort of burnout and sort of depression that we feel when we sit in front of a computer all day”. The benefits of nature and “forest bathing” are well documented. I thought last year’s Into the Trees was a perfect way for the whole family to relax and enjoy the benefits of nature together.

This year, this intimate festival has expanded to a full weekend, Friday afternoon to Sunday. You can choose to buy day tickets or full weekend, with the option to camp or glamp.

Information on activities and tickets can be found on Into the Trees website.

Win a family day ticket to Into the Trees

Enter here to win a family day ticket for Into the Trees family festival 2018! The winner gets free entry for two adults and up to 4 children age 16 and under. Enter before midnight Sunday 19th August. A winner will be picked at random Monday 20th August. To win, entrants must complete all three steps below.

Enter the giveaway below with these steps:

  1. Write a comment on this blog post about why spending time in nature with your family is so golden
  2. Follow @chalkandmoss on Instagram
  3. Find an Instagram post on @chalkandmoss about this giveaway – like it and tag your nature loving friends (each comment counts as one entry, so more comments increases your chances)
T&Cs:
– The winner gets a free day ticket for 2 adults and up to 4 children age 16 or under.
– Travel to/from the festival, accommodation and food/drink not included. Parking is included, but as this is an eco festival, you’re kindly asked to bring only one car. If you need to bring another car, Into the Trees ask that you make a £10 donation (the money is invested in further environmental projects).
– Entrants must be 18+.
– Prize is non-refundable, non-transferable, non-exchangeable and no cash alternative offered.
– This giveaway is run in conjunction with Into The Trees. It is in no way affiliated with or endorsed by Instagram.
– Winner will be announced on Instagram and here shortly after the giveaway ends. The winner will be sent a voucher redeemable with the festival organisers.

Chalk & Moss natural homeware shop

Biophilic design, where designers bring the outside in, reflects Into the Trees’ ethos perfectly. It recognises that we have an innate need to connect with nature for our wellbeing, productivity and creativity. Read more about biophilic design and its use here.

Chalk & Moss is a blog and online shop, selling nature connected homewares and furniture designed for wellbeing. Ethically made ceramics, peshtemal towels, blankets, candle holders, furniture, jewellery and art prints are sold in natural colours, textures and materials. Elle Decoration picked Chalk & Moss as one of the UK’s best online homeware shops. Explore the shop here.

Lutti hammam towel - absorbent, compact and quick drying. 100% cotton and earth friendly dyes. Choose from mustard yellow, pebble grey, black or cobalt blue (seen here in mustard). Fish bone pattern, block ecru stripe, hand knotted fringing. 90 x 180 cm (bath sheet size).

 

Family Festival 2018: Into The Trees has crafts and sports for children of all ages, surrounded by beautiful ancient Sussex woodland.

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