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What you've said about The Good Life Experience

 

A bucolic bacchanal of a festival, a festive frolic of a festival, a riotous romp of a festival, hospitable and joyous.

MICHAEL MORPURGO

 

 

A romantic, evocative, timeless festival, it envelops you like a warm fuzzy hug.

BEN FOGLE

 

 

…Like nothing else in UK!

JEREMY VINE

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…A wonderful festival

Max Richter

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Ridiculously pretty setting for a festival ...Can't believe this idyll is only 2 hours from London. 

THOMASINA MIERS

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If Willy Wonka had married Liv Tyler and they had run away with the Circus, then after a lifetime of beauty, craziness and brilliance they had gathered all their loved ones and dogs and children for a celebration of life with luscious food, the smell of perfume and wood smoke, and linked arms for and almighty hoedown, then it’d pale in comparison to The Good Life Experience.

Tom Herbert

  www.hobbshousebakery.co.uk

 

 

We can’t imagine a better way to have ended the summer.

Caught by the River

  www.caughtbytheriver.net

 

 

A festival with a meaning and a purpose: It has soul...
 

Tom Hodgkinson, The Idler

 

 

Best festival I've ever done.

MIKE GARRY

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Brilliant festival.

Mark Shayler (Do Lectures)

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None compare to the unique charms of The Good Life Experience .. 

JAMIE BOWMAN - THE LEADER

  www.leaderlive.co.uk

 

 

 The life we hanker for, made possible once a year in the golden village of Hawarden.

wales arts review

  www.walesartsreview.org

 

 

This isn't a music festival or a food festival, its a people festival and thats what makes it so unique.

The All Night Listening Post

  www.theallnightlisteningpost.com

 

 

Picture a laid back, great outdoors experience, with workshops, cooking lessons, pumpkin carving, street food, great music, vintage fair and so much more..

Love Luella & Life

  loveluella.life

 

 

Offered inspiration, relaxation and education alongside a superb selection of music and activities under brilliant skies and a harvest moon…

Shadow of a Dream

  www.shadowofadreamblog.wordpress.com

 

 

It was a really special festival [and we've been to quite a few]

Shepherds Ice Cream

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A stunning location, a castle, a lake, beautiful bell tents...

Ali Clifford

  www.kidschaos.com

 

 

Genuinely had one of the best weekends of my entire life... 

Tom Kidd

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I was in my element! .. comedy, beer, gin, talks by explorers, raucous music, abseiling, a 1930s fairground, poetry, literature,axe throwing, endless How To…talks..wonderful

LYNDSAY MCLAREN

  www.lyndsaymclaren.com

 

 

It was one of the best weekends of my life.

The Salted Tail Blog

  www.thesaltedtail.com

 

 

A huge triumph.. set on a beautiful estate..Our current favourite small festival.  We can’t wait to join them again next year!

Potty Adventures

  www.pottyadventures.com

 

 

Highlights? Ben Fogle, Jeremy Vine and the.. Swing Patrol dance class… now I’ve got the bug!!!

Alison Dodd

  www.liverpool.photography.com

 

 

It was magic. We made memories to last a lifetime. A highlight for my boys was getting to pluck a pigeon and skin a rabbit. Your butchers rock! 

cescamw

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Thoughts of last weekend are warming my heart today.

Rebecca Hartas

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The Good Life Experience lived up to its name; I've been so inspired by the many creatives - musicians, makers, orators and curators. Can't decide whether to become a potter, a tanner or a master axe-thrower now...

ADAM TURNER

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Your kids will be in a different world .. away from everyday gadgets.. rolling down hills, climbing trees...

Nenad Obradovic, Photographer

  www.obradovic.co.uk

 

 

It’s a small but perfectly-formed festival; eclectic, joyful, big-hearted..

Decorator's Notebook

  www.blog.decoratorsnotebook.co.uk

 

 


Highlights? Happening upon an outdoor poetry reading to a string quartet by Mike Garry,  and Cerys Matthews, her talk was grounded, inspiring and uplifting.’

 
 

Rachel Kay, Photographer

  www.rachelkayphotography.com

 

 

Fairy lights, the smell of charred wood in the air, oh the simple life!

 
 

Ruby of Salt + Sand Blog

  www.saltandsand.co.uk

 

 

What can be more enjoyable than sleeping under the stars, chatting with friends over crochet, listening to chilled music and a homemade scotch egg? Nothing! That's the Good Life, my friends. 
 

Seven Hills W.I.

  www.sevenhillswi.blogspot.co.uk/

 

 

Still reeling from a stunningly good weekend ..

DONNA SOMERSET VINTAGE MOBILE DISCO

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If you fancy walking around with a great big smile on your face all wkend....make sure you're at the incredible Good Life Experience next year! 

DOODLEPLANET

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Almost all the activities on offer were free..so you could try your hand at axe throwing, archery or wood whittling as many times as you liked without breaking the bank. The same went for the vintage fairground rides.

Decorator's Notebook

  www.blog.decoratorsnotebook.co.uk

 

 

What a fabulous time!  I hope it becomes a tradition to say farewell to summer at The Good Life Experience… 

Xanthe Berkeley

  www.xantheberkeley.com

 

 

The two year old cried when we finally took the tent down, and I understood why: it was the end of a wonderful festival..

LAURA PASHBY

  www.circleofpinetrees.com

 

 

.. 'here's your menu of entertainment, do what you wish' type of ambiance ... We're sure to be returning next year.

STEPHANIE LYNN

  http://www.positivelymelancholy.com/

 

 

I feel truly inspired.. and have never been more excited about being  part of a new (r)evolution...

Alfies Studio

  alfies-studio.com

 

 

When great minds collide, great ideas are born...one hell of a weekend.

Arran Cross

  http://www.theallnightlisteningpost.com

 

 

A festival for the whole family, even your dog. The friendliest festival we’ve ever attended.

WITH LOVE PROJECT

  www.withloveproject.co.uk

 

 

At bedtime our kids kept saying thank you.

Christian Payne

  www.storify.com

 

 

Imagine a place so magical the stars would be jealous...

Ffrenchie's Fancies

  ffrenchiesfancies.wordpress.com

 

 

So refreshing to spend a weekend surrounded by kids who didn't have their faces lit up by ipad screens. 

THE OTHER NAOMI

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In the words of my eldest, "it's the best place on Earth". 

Luella at Igers Wales

  instagram.com/igerswales

 

 

My first festival…at 50, it’s never too late... the perfect introduction to festival-going..

Ashfield Images Photography

  www.ashfieldimagesphotography.wordpress.com

 

 

A little bit of magic ..we all jived til our toes tingled -in the most enchanting village in Wales ..

Harry Eastwood

  www.harryeastwood.com

 

 

...a gathering of like minded people, with a party atmosphere which was both relaxing as it was exciting...

Jenny at A Crafty Hen

  www.acraftyhen.co.uk

 

 

The Good Life Experience.. good for the soul.

Tales of a Greenwood

  www.talesofagreenwood.com

 

 

A lesson in humanity and soaking in life with every ounce of your being.

Nicole at Alfie's Studio

  www.alfies-studio.com

 

 

We lit fires, sampled and ate fabulous food, watched amazing demonstrations..

Nina Nixon

  www.ninanixonuk.blogspot.co.uk

 

 

We threw axes, practiced archery, got a beard trim by Mr Natty, drank beer .. This was the first Good Life and we can't wait for next year.

The Fix For Men

  www.thefixformen.com

 

 

See u next year @TheGoodLifeExp what a quality little festival! Big up the Welsh massive!!

CC Smugglers

  www.ccsmugglers.co.uk

 

 

The spirit that pervaded the whole event was amazing, start to finish!!

Steve T

 

 

This felt like a private party thrown by some fantastically creative and inspirational friends that I was privileged enough to be invited to.

Elizabeth at Margot & Barbara

  www.margot-and-barbara.com

 

 

The non commercial feel of the day was lovely, the food  reasonably priced. The beer was good, what's not to like!

Jamie E

 

 

How many festivals can you think of where you can spend the morning throwing axes..get a dapper cut from one of London’s best barbers .. then have an evening of dancing to Balkan music or sitting by the bonfire?

The Oil Rag

  www.theoilrag.wordpress.com

 

 

Highlights: speeding down the HUGE wooden helter skelter and swing chair carousel, the location, eating pizzas from the wood fired oven..listening to Georgia Ruth.

Emma Bradshaw

  www.emmabradshaw.blogspot.co.uk

 

 

..like a private party but way better than you could ever put on yourself.

Beach Hut Cook

  www.beachhutcook.com

 

 

I was nervous about bringing our 4 children to their first festival but they loved it..the free rides were like a dream come true for them!

Charlotte F

 

 

It was a day of craft beer, rabbit stew, woodsmoke, guitar-plucking and hobbit-haired alpacas.

Ernest Journal

  www.ernestjournal.co.uk

 

 

Generosity and friendliness were immediately apparent and a sense of camaraderie that you don't often find. 

Trish MacCurrach

  www.outdoor-kitchen.biz

 

 

The kids loved it.. free rides, axe throwing, archery, bushcraft (children lighting fires! my eldest was in heaven), campfire circles with marshmallows as big as my palm!

Lottie Blue

  www.thelottieblue.blogspot.co.uk

 

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