If you’re heading to a festival this summer, keep an eye out for ‘pop-up’ spas – and maybe let them tempt you into trying the festival experience if you’ve never been before.
The Spa Spies™ love the idea of being able to escape to a spa in the middle of a festival. We’re all for partying and enjoying food and entertainment, but festivals can be crowded, noisy and muddy. And let’s not even start on the rather grim facilities... With a pop-up spa the aim is to provide a place for festival-goers to escape for a while on-site; to provide a sanctuary to refresh and revive and escape the crowds for a while – although they can’t promise there still won’t be any mud!
Sassy Spy also investigated whether treatments at festivals can actually be effective, and you can read her blog post here.
This year we hear that family festival Camp Bestival in Dorset will offer ‘The Hideaway’, a pop-up spa by Wild Wellbeing who specialise in providing spa sanctuaries at festivals. Five yurts will be set up with ten treatment beds, and treatments will be on offer all day. The Hideaway will also have eco-showers, a beauty transformation area, yoga tent, organic café and coffee camper, juice stall, and wellbeing-focused market stalls.
If you like the sound of trying a festival with a pop-up spa but won’t be attending Camp Bestival, never fear! Wild Wellbeing will also have spas ‘popping up’ at the London Wellbeing festival, Green Man Wales (music and nature), How the Lights Get In (philosophy and music), Citadel (musicianship and literature), Somersault (international music and outdoor activities), Wilderness (music and nature), and Bestival (Isle of Man). You can view their line up here.
Tried a festival spa? Let us know your experiences on twitter, we’d love to hear from you!
24th April 2015
Nature-inspired spas, cold water plunges, sound baths, deep tissue massage, delicious food.
Thin walls in treatment rooms, loungers hoggers, bright lights
Behind the scenes