Now in its seventh year, The Good Life Experience on the Hawarden Estate, Flintshire is absolutely unique. Founded by four friends –Cerys Matthews MBE, Steve Abbott and Charlie and Caroline Gladstone- if it fits in with their idea of The Good Life, it features at the festival. Expect to pitch your tent in the shadow of two castles, great locally produced food, axe throwing, foraging, campfire cooking, mass sing-a-longs, over 40 expert craftspeople, comedy, beer served by experts, talks by explorers, a canine circus, raucous music, abseiling, a free 1930s fairground, tree climbing, butchery displays, poetry, literature and endless How To… talks. And everything is aimed at adults and children alike; there aren’t many festivals that truly do that.
Dogs will take centre stage at The Good Life Experience 2020. For those dogs that enjoy wild swimming, the lake will be the venue for Britain’s first dog diving competition (belly flops are quite acceptable). Treats and rosettes will be offered to all high performing dogs.
And if your hound prefers to kick back and simply roll around and sniff other dogs, then that’s fine too. There will be water points and dog snacks widely available and lots of friendly faces to say ‘hello’ to.
Dogs are our welcome guests.