Calling all adventure seekers – have I got the perfect festival for you. Camp Wildfire is summer camp for adults and it's the perfect opportunity to indulge your inner child for a weekend of fun, frivolity and new friends. You all know how much I love solo travel. Well, for anyone looking to connect with like-minded souls who enjoy getting involved, trying new things and love good, wholesome fun – Camp Wildfire is the place to be. I've talked before about why you should consider going solo to a music festival – well Camp Wildfire provided the perfect opportunities for making new friends and building connections that continued long after the festival fields had been cleared. Located in Sevenoaks, Kent, it provides the perfect escape for keen festival-goers – so much so that we even met people who had attended both weekends this summer!
On the Friday night, we rocked up to the festival site and headed in to check out the live music for a chilled first evening of the event. We had an early start the next morning for a packed day of activities including quad biking, Nerf Battles, trampolining and aerial silks – so we would be spending most of the day around the Playing Fields where we could also watch the trapeze and lots of other fun activities during our breaks. We loved quad biking and Nerf Battles – I don't think I realised how competitive I was until a Nerf gun was placed in my hands. My absolute favourite activity of the day was aerial silks – it was something I've wanted to try for a while and finally having had the opportunity, I will definitely be booking a class at home. We wound down the evening cheering on the Hawks at Patrol Games and laughing at the ingenuity of the Games Master for coming up with such elaborate and hilarious challenges for the four patrols. Then it was off to Centre Camp and the Clubhouse for a night of wild parties and dancing with new friends.
Saturday kicked off with a shock to the system as we tried ice bathing! It was definitely a good hangover cure and a great start to the day. Then it was a busy day of blacksmithing, bread-making and later we tried lots of other fun activities including archery, axe-throwing, crossbow shooting and aerial jump which was when we had to jump from a platform into a huge inflatable pillow! One thing we enjoyed was that the festival is actually quite small so we were constantly running into friends from the day before and joining up with them on activities. We bumped into a group of friends and we all decided to do aerial jump together, then met up later in the woods for the parties. One highlight of the weekend were definitely the finals of the Patrol Games on the Saturday night, everyone got into the team spirit and the vibes were high thanks to the energy of the patrol leaders! I couldn't finish this review without mentioning House Gospel Choir who were absolutely incredible and had the whole festival dancing and singing at the top of their lungs, a perfect end to a great weekend.