Join us on 24th - 27th August 2023
Powderham Castle, Exeter, Devon

Gone Wild Activities

The listed activities are included in the ticket price and will be run on a turn up and enjoy system. Premium activities will be prepaid and pre booked prior to arrival, which will go on sale soon.

Fire Lighting

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Work with our instructors to find the best kindling and timber to build your own campfire, then learn how to light and maintain the fire. This is a key skill for surviving in the wilderness.

Water Purification

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Learn some of the techniques needed for the filtration and purification of water in a survival situation. Water – along with shelter and food – is the most basic need when in a survival situation, yet clean water is almost impossible to simply discover – so these techniques are crucial.

Shelter Building

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Guidance from one of our handpicked survival experts and an opportunity to build your own emergency shelter using materials found in the wild. A great activity to complete with a friend, child or parent.

Field Cooking

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You’ve lit the fire, the traps have worked – now you need to cook your food. Work with our wilderness chefs on how to maximise resources, learn what woods to cook with, the importance of wilderness hygiene and secure knife skills. to ensure you remain safe from preparation to finished product

Paddleboard

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Whether you’re a total beginner or you’ve tried it before, our instructors will teach you the fundamentals of Stand Up Paddleboarding on the beautiful Powderham Lake!

Rafting

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Group together (with friends booked together or other groups) and use the materials supplied to Build a raft to carry you over the Powderham Lake, Our experts will be on hand to help and guide, but it will be up to you to work as a team and succeed! (This can be done as a group of friends or we can pair you up with other individuals).

Open Water Swimming

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Join our sunrise and sunset group swim in the Exe estuary. Our safety experts will swim with the group to ensure support is always close at hand if needed. So, whatever your ability level, join the group for an unforgettable experience.

Skateboarding

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Get some beginner tips and hints from our friendly experts if you’re hitting the ramp for the first time. Or, if you’re experienced, simply turn up, grab a board and show us what you can do!

Archery

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Enjoy a (45-minute) session with our Ridgeback Bow experts). Whether you’re an experienced archer looking to impress your friends, or you’re picking up a bow for the first time, our Ridgeback Bow experts will offer guidance and instruction to help you become a sharpshooter.

Combat Archery

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After a safety briefing, you’ll take to the field with your team for an action-packed battle archery mission! Using foam-tipped arrows, your opponents will be firing at you, as you compete to win the battle. You’ll need to move quickly and think fast, but most of all, be prepared to have lots and lots of fun!

Climbing

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All abilities are welcome, so whether you have Everest experience, or you’ve never climbed, our expert instructors will give you guidance on our various walls. After a safety briefing and warm-up, you’ll be kitted out to tackle your first climb!

Outdoor Fitness with RV One

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Energise yourself for an hour with our bespoke circuit training.  The sessions cater for all abilities, so whether you’re a fitness junkie or you just want to have a go, there will be something for everyone. Our qualified instructors will show you how to get the best out of equipment you will find in any gym such as weights, kettlebells and resistance bands as well as items you can find in the great outdoors like tractor tyres, logs and ropes.

Morning Runs

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Join us every morning of the festival for a 5km or 10km run through the castle grounds. Take it easy and enjoy the scenery or try and beat your PB – the choice is yours, but it offers the perfect chance to sweat out the night before!

Yayess Yoga

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Take a walk on the wild side working with the rhythms of nature, to find your unique expression.

Foraging Walks

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Learn how to forage for what nature has to offer. Our experts will teach you what’s “edible” and what’s “deadible”.

Kayaking

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Explore the lake of Powderham Castle by kayak. Time to grab a paddle, a buoyancy aid and get out there!

Coasteering

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Take your adventure off-site and explore the amazing South Devon coastline as you’ve never seen it before with the “Gone Wild” Coasteering Adventure.

This dynamic engaging adventure sees individuals traverse at sea level along South Devon’s picturesque rocky coastline. Venturing on foot and in the water, you will climb, traverse and scramble over the rugged coastline. Jumping and swimming in the sea and saltwater plunge pools is also required to complete the adventure.

This is a fantastic activity requiring teamwork and group cohesion to overcome a range of varied obstacles and challenges.

You end up doing all of the things that you were told not to do as a child whilst at the beach!

What’s included:

  • Return transport from The “Gone Wild” Festival to the activity venue at Anstey’s Cove in Torbay (approx 40 mins).
  • Specialist activity equipment, including wetsuits, helmets and life vests.
  • Full safety briefing.
  • Leadership from Qualified & Experienced Coasteering Guides.
  • 4 hour excursions.
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Everest Climbing Zone

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Everest is well known as one of the most dangerous and challenging of all the 14 x 8000m plus peaks. Its has taken many climbers by surprise and is responsible for dozens of fatalities on the mountain. This is a dynamic activity which demands courage, determination, strength, balance and some typical Bear Grylls calculated risk taking. Not your normal climbing wall activity, you will be paired up with a belay buddy
who will guide you up the mountain, all trust lies here!

Camouflage & Concealment

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Blend into your environment to get closer to wildlife or use your skills to sneak up on Dad and make him jump!

Know your Knots

Date: Various
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No more Grannie knots with this introduction to the most important knots that every survivalist needs to know.

Axe Throwing

Date: Various
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These are essential skills for the survivor to master. Learn to move stealthily like Bear either to avoid a hunter or to stalk your prey. Home in on the skills needed to accurately throw an axe and hit a designated target. In the SAS Bear learnt the importance of slowing down his heart rate, controlling his breathing and focusing on the job at hand. After all, remember, you may only get one chance to hit your target in a survival situation…

Circus Skills

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Learn to juggle, tightrope walk or hula-hoop. If you need to be able to juggle plates just ask your Mum!

Circus Show

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See how it’s meant to be done with a display from our Big Top Mania Circus performers.

DJ NEIL DIAMOND

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Join DJ Neil Diamond at his only UK festival appearance of 2021 and sample a rollercoaster ride of sheer musical miscellany.

Silent Disco – Family Party

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Don’t miss our resident DJ slamming down the BIG tunes on our state-of-the-art silent disco kit.

Junior Jungle Family Rave

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MC Rocky Patch and DJ Nick Terrific host the most uplifting rave on the planet. Spreading joy and laughter through banging tunes.

DRAG QUEEN STORY HOUR

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Aida H Dee, the story time drag queen, will be reading you some fabulous bedtime stories in an exciting storytime show!

Science Workshops

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One of our most popular events, fun for all the family, crazy scientist Dr Szydlo presents the history of chemistry with an explosive series of mad scientist experiments. Expect pops, whizzes, bangs and cheers!

NERF COMBAT

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Dive for cover, aim your gun and fire off a round of foam bullets. Take on your friends in this family friendly shootout.

BMX

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Pick up the fundamentals so that you can drop in and ride the ramp. Take bike riding to a new level… vertically.

Reorg Ju Jitsu

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Try your hand at the Japanese art of Jiu Jitsu. Our partners, Reorg will run your through the basics throws and break falls.

SUP YOGA

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The ultimate moving meditation, in a beautiful natural setting, you will experience the feeling of floating on water whilst finding your balance, and your Zen on the paddleboard.

Gross Eat Station

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Would you be able to palate some creepy crawlies Bear Grylls style? Dung beetles, mealworms and scorpions are on the menu.

Bear Grylls Climbing on Dartmoor

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Re-create the epic journey of Bear Grylls and Nicola Adams on the iconic Haytor in Dartmoor National Park. Join our team of TV stunt experts as you climb, scramble and abseil from one the highest points in the South West. This is really is a rare opportunity to follow in the exact footsteps of Bear himself. You’ll love it! Price includes pick and drop off from the Festival.

What’s included:

  • Transport to and from Dartmoor collecting at Powderham Castle
  • Low party numbers to create a unique and tailored climbing experience
  • Drinks
  • Safety briefing
  • All climbing safety equipment
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Coconut Shy

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Zombie Paintball

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Viking Skills

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Glitter Tattoo

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Face Paint

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Hair Braiding

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Island Feather Mindfulness Talk

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Quad Bikes

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Experience the grounds of Powderham castle with an adrenaline fuelled Quad Safari! Saddle up and go on a full throttle tour of Gone Wild!

Commando Experience

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Join our team of commando instructors as you and your family go on the ultimate mission. You’re guaranteed to get wet, muddy and have the most amazing time. You’ll learn the basics of survival and rope skills in a small group, before taking on our unique mission.

Colour Run

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Bear isn’t all about mud, and that’s why we’re bringing a colour run to Gone Wild! On Sunday morning, join our team as you take your family around the stunning estate and get colour bombed!! They’ll be a super fun warm up and massive colour party once everyone is back. What’s not to love?!

What’s included:

  • Event t-shirt to wear on the run
  • Event sunglasses,
  • Holi festival rainbow colours
  • Participation medal
  • Donation towards RV One Charity
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Sniper Shoot Coaching (Airsoft)

Date: Various
Time: Various

Join Commando Force Airsoft and a Royal Marines Commando marksman on our Sniper range. You will spend 20 minutes getting expert marksmanship training, while firing one of our Airsoft Sniper rifles on a specially designed distance shooting range. All you need to do is select what day and time slot you require. What is included in your ticket: You will spend 20 minutes up close and personal with a highly trained Royal Marines marksman. They will spend time teaching and coaching you on how best to shoot different targets at different ranges. You will be using one of our Airsoft Sniper Rifles and as much ammo as you need to take down your targets.

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Commando Assault Range

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Join Commando Force Airsoft and test your skills on our Special Forces – Commando assault range.
Join 7 other operators, whether its friends, family or other festival goers and battle your way down our obstacle range to clear a bunker at the end.
All you need to do is select what day and time slot you require.
What is included in your ticket:
You will be provided assault vests, combat helmets and Special Forces style M4 Colt Commando Airsoft rifles, with enough ammo to blast your way to success.

The ticket is for a 45-minute time slot which will include:
1- First 10 minutes – A mandatory safety brief, instructions how the weapons work, including a test fire. Our former military staff will give you a quick lesson on how to fire and manoeuvre down the range as a team to get best effect. You will be kitted out with the correct safety kit, including your assault vest and helmet. You will also be given the opportunity to apply camouflage cream to your face.
2- Minutes 11 – 45 – Battle your way down the range as many times as possible, utilising the different types of cover each time. 

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Wim Hof Workshops

Date: Various
Time: Various

Conquer your personal mountain with the Wim Hof Method
The Wim Hof Method will push your boundaries, taking you to a place you never imagined, restoring what modern life takes away.
Using a combination of breath work, ice baths and commitment, the Wim Hof Method will take your awareness and nervous system to a place you have never experienced and leave you a better version of yourself.
Whether we realise it or not, the modern world and the way we live in it often takes more than it gives. Leaving us stressed, anxious and with a nervous system that is running on high alert.
The Wim Hof Method offers an opportunity to reset the balance. Clearing your mind, resetting your body, and balancing your nervous systems.
It helps return us to our natural state of being, leaving us happy, healthy, and strong.
Led by Wim Hof instructor Sara Dance

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Island Feather SUP Instruction

Date: Various
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Introduction to Paddleboard Yoga, Mindfulness & Meditation – Island Feather Paddleboard Yoga & Mindfulness are 60 minutes for up to 10 people. Our qualified instructors take you through a series of yoga poses on a 10-foot paddle board. Practicing yoga on a surface that is moving engages core muscles and strengthens other muscles which wouldn’t otherwise be used on the earth’s surface. SUP yoga also requires focus to transition between poses and to keep the board steady. Common asanas included in SUP yoga practice are downward-facing dog, the cat-cow combination, child’s pose and corpse pose. Whilst flowing through yoga poses, the sessions will take you though the present moment of your thoughts, feelings, the sounds around you & the sensations of breathing or parts of your body. Floating on a 10-foot paddleboard, in a natural environment, reap huge benefits to both your mind and body. WHAT’S INCLUDED IN THE SESSION:
Meet & Greet with Island Feather qualified instructor
Health & Safety briefing
Introduction to Stand Up Paddleboarding or SUP Yoga & Mindfulness
£10 Voucher for Island Feather Clothing

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Island Feather Therapies

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SERVICE:
Massage Therapy: Our Massage Therapies are 50 minutes and one of our qualified therapists will offer you one of their expert treatments, bespoke to your requirements, offering you optimal muscle health, whilst relaxing your body and mind.

WHAT’S INCLUDED:
Meet & Greet with a qualified therapist.
Initial consultation to ensure treatment is bespoke to your requirements
50 minute massage therapy treatment
Treatment Options:
Deep Tissue: Your massage therapist will find and treat areas that need releasing with your feedback and will target optimal muscle health through a medium to hard pressure. This can be applied as a full body treatment or just one area.
Relaxing Swedish: A relaxing massage usually soft or medium pressure designed to relax your body and mind. Your therapist will talk to you about the areas you’d like to be treated and make a bespoke plan for your session. Your therapist will use massage techniques and rhythmic movements to leave you feeling incredibly relaxed and ready to enjoy the rest of your weekend.

MINIMUM AGE: 18 years. Note all under 18’s MUST be accompanied by an adult. 

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Firewalk

Date: Various
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Test your mental strength with the ultimate mind over matter experience. Join our team of experts who will prepare you to conquer walking BAREFOOT across red hot coals. 

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Lego Walk

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Test your mental strength with the ultimate mind over matter experience. Join our team of experts who will prepare you to conquer walking BAREFOOT across Lego.

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Wellness Lectures

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Desert Island Mission

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Observation Lane

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Paracord Bracelet Making

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Commando Crawl

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Childrens talent Show

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Balloon Disco

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Bubble Show

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Family Disco

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Trapeze

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Fabminton Horse Trials

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Ms Merlins Hula Workshop

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The Wonder Women Hula Show

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Dodgeball

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Kings Of Ping

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Commando Abseil Tower

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Storytime with the baby dinosaurs

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Evolution of Dinosaurs Workshop

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Meet our Full Size Allosaurus

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Dinosaur Colour

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Dinomania Workshop

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Meet the Triceratops

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Gentle Giants Herbivore Workshop

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Interactive Dinosaur Quiz

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Live Egg Hatch

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Design your own dinosaur

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Stomp, Chomp & Roar Carnivore Workshop

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Meet & Greet Large Trex Ronnie

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Interactive Dinosaur Museum

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Feed the baby dinosaurs

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Create your own fossil

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Raptor Meet & Greet

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Digi Wall

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Test your reactions with our New for 22 digiwall, who’s the best in your family??

Wonderful World of Dinosaurs Workshop

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Learn to DJ and MC

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Graffiti Wall

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Cave

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Bear has taken so many celebrities through wet, dark caves. Now you can experience what it’s like with our epic mobile caving tunnel.

Junk Yard Band Workshops

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Haka Workshops

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Royal Marine Work out

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Secret Seeds Workshop

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Interactive workshops, games and making take the morning slots with drop in sessions for parents and children. Expect conservations, re-wilding experts courtesy of secret seeds, and the team from Incredible Oceans playfully engaging people on the big blue.

Anatomical Life Drawing Workshop

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Interactive workshops, games and making take the morning slots with drop in sessions for parents and children. Expect conservations, re-wilding experts courtesy of secret seeds, and the team from Incredible Oceans playfully engaging people on the big blue.

Conservation Workshops

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Interactive workshops, games and making take the morning slots with drop in sessions for parents and children. Expect conservations, re-wilding experts courtesy of secret seeds, and the team from Incredible Oceans playfully engaging people on the big blue.

Explosive Experiments Science Shows

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Interactive workshops, games and making take the morning slots with drop in sessions for parents and children. Expect conservations, re-wilding experts courtesy of secret seeds, and the team from Incredible Oceans playfully engaging people on the big blue.

Incredible Oceans Talks

Date: Various
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Our marine world is vital to all life on Earth: we help those who study and protect it to communicate better with public audiences. Known for excellence, creativity and ‘outside-the-box’ thinking, Incredible Oceans match science, entertainment, art and social science to make marine issues vibrant and accessible. Our ocean is well-studied and facing threats from changing climate, pollution, and biodiversity loss; yet these issues can seem remote and less than 1-in-5 UK children have ever been to the coast. We believe that if people know the ocean they will care more about taking action; and that we engage better by bringing together people from varied backgrounds and cultures.

Stand Up Comedy

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Interactive workshops, games and making take the morning slots with drop in sessions for parents and children. Expect conservations, re-wilding experts courtesy of secret seeds, and the team from Incredible Oceans playfully engaging people on the big blue.

Alternative Science Cabaret

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Interactive workshops, games and making take the morning slots with drop in sessions for parents and children. Expect conservations, re-wilding experts courtesy of secret seeds, and the team from Incredible Oceans playfully engaging people on the big blue.

Interactive Talks

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The future of food, forces of nature and neuro science take the lead on this years talks as we invite leading experts to discuss there research into future farming and eating, re-wiring the neural pathways, the infrastructure of “Mega Cities” and the newly discovered 5th force of nature!

Survival Archery

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Spear & Axe Throwing

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These are both essential skills for the survivor to master. Learn to move stealthily like Bear either to avoid a hunter or to stalk your prey. Hone in on the skills needed to accurately throw an axe or spear and hit a designated target. In the SAS Bear learnt the importance of slowing down his heart rate, controlling his breathing and focusing on the job at hand. After all, remember, you may only get one chance to hit your target in a survival situation.

Wine Tasting

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Time: Various

An introduction to Sea Change and what we are all about, followed by a tutored tasting of a selection of our range of wines.

No booking required – visit the VIP tent to take part. Activity for VIP ticket holders only.
Vegan options available.

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