Festivals are great but you’re often left feeling bruised and battered from all of the crowds, hanging from day drinking for three days straight and achy from lying on a creaky camp bed. But it doesn’t have to be like that. Welcome to the wellness festival, the weekender that combines all of the best aspects of a festival experience and adds in yoga workshops, meditation and wild swimming into the mix. 

If you’re channeling your inner zen this 2022 and are longing for weekend escapes packed out with all wellness activities, we’ve rounded up the best UK wellness festivals taking place this summer. Book now and reap all of the benefits later. We’ll meet you at the yoga tent…

Soul Circus

From yoga to holistic therapies, Soul Circus is set to return with a bang this August, packing out their three day festival with tons of glittery festival antics. The festival, running 19th – 21st August, is located in the Cotswolds and boasts an exciting range of workshops and classes suitable for all abilities and talents, whether you’re just starting out or you’re a veteran of the disciplines. 

The wellness activities are slotted alongside an exciting music line up and festival food vendors will fuel you through the weekend with delicious locally sourced produce. After parties go on until 2am every night or head back to your camp earlier to soak up the lakeside views from your jacuzzi. 

19th-21st August | Cotswolds

www.soulcircus.yoga

LoveFit

Taking place in July, LoveFit is a three day festival packed out with a bumper schedule of fitness, wellness and forest parties. It’s a zen space where you can connect with like minded individuals while taking part in exciting and invigorating activities. 

Expect everything from wood-fired hot tubs to paddleboarding, holistic treatments to spin classes to get your blood pumping and body moving. Come night time, the space transforms into a music haven, filled with live music and DJ sets going late into the night.

15th-17th July 2022 | St Clere Estate, Sevenoaks 

www.lovefitfestival.com

Balance Festival

Balance Festival, the UK’s biggest celebration of wellness, is set to return this June. Set to take over The Truman Brewery, the festival will be bringing three days packed with workouts from London’s best boutique studios, workshops from wellness practitioners and meditation sessions for those looking to find some zen.

Festival goers are invited to work up a sweat with some of the UK’s leading names in fitness and try out classes from some of London’s biggest studios, including Barry’s, Barrecore and F45.

17th-19th June | The Truman Brewery, London

www.balance-festival.com

Keswick Mountain Festival

Have you got an adventurous side? Looking to meet new people with shared outdoorsy interests? You’ll want to book in for Keswick Mountain Festival, the three day festival packed out with outdoor activities and live music. 

Taking place this May, the weekend is stacked with exciting sporting events, from half marathons to peaks hiking, wild swimming to sprint triathlons, perfect for the home athlete. On site, there are loads of other activities too, from talks with inspiring leaders and food and drink stalls aplenty.

20th-22nd May | Keswick

www.keswickmountainfestival.co.uk

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Also Festival

Wellness is centrefold at Also Festival, the three-day weekender taking place in Warwickshire. It’s the type of festival that can be guided by you, whether you’re looking to try out new wellness trends or dance in the frontrow to your favourite musician. 

Their 2022 wellness line-up is yet to be announced but if last year’s is anything to go by, you can expect everything from wild swimming to flow yoga, sound bath workshops to guided meditation.

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8th-10th July | Park Farm, Warwickshire 

www.also-festival.com

Verve Festival

If you’re in need of a de-stress, book yourself in for a wellness retreat-cum-festival at Verve Festival. Taking place in September, the festival offers a respite from the hustle and bustle of city life, a space to escape the chaos and reconnect with nature. 

Yoga and meditation workshops are at the centre of this festival, with everything from soulful flow classes to help improve your flexibility to turbo pilates to tone up your body. Later in the evening, there’s live music to finish the event off. 

17th September | Hatch House, Wiltshire 

www.feeltheverve.com

Wellnergy 

From ballet to yoga, masterclasses in stretching to martial arts, Wellnergy has over fifty different fitness and wellness programmes to choose from. The weekend festival, date yet to be announced, takes over Cornbury Park in Oxfordshire every year, offering eager fitness fanatics and like-minded individuals the opportunity to come together and connect through wellness. 

Alongside the fitness workshops, live bands and musicians will be filling the space with relaxing music, comedy acts will be bringing a barrel of laughs and street food vendors will be nourishing festival goers over the busy weekend.

Date TBC | Cornbury Park, Oxfordshire 

www.wellnergy.co.uk


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