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WIN an All Weekend Family Ticket (2+3) to Curious Arts Festival 2017!

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LocalEditorHampshire Fri 16-Jun-17 12:49:58

Dreamy, fun and eccentric, Curious Arts Festival returns to the beautiful grounds of Pylewell Park deep in the New Forest this summer with Jabberwocky Hunts, songwriting sessions, ukelele workshops, insect walks, puppet making, photography lessons from The Week Junior and Story Cures amongst a host of other activities to stimulate young minds. Comedian Howard Read brings his brand new stand-up show for kids, Yukfest and they'll be entertainment from dawn to dusk with Breakfast Film Club and Bedtime Story readings.

Adults can expect an eclectic, top quality music offering from Tom Odell, Ibibio Sound Machine and Brit Critics Choice Award winner Izzy Bizu. Topped off with 00Heaven on Sunday night as the Royal Philharmonic Concert Orchestra performing The Music of Bond. This year's Curious comedy includes Mock The Week's hilarious Ed Byrne, Radio 4 regular Simon Evans, Paul Tonkinson, Nat Luurtsema and sketch group The Noise Next Door.

The literary line-up stars an unparalleled list of the most talked about and awarded authors of 2017 including Dave Eggers, Joanna Trollope, Shaun Greenhalgh, Matt Haig, award winning journalist Lynn Barber and prize winners Eimear McBride and Keggie Carew.

Explore any number of curiosities with gong baths, cocktail masterclasses, snail racing, life drawing, yoga and headdress making or just relax in a deckchair, G&T in hand, listening to the acoustic stage overlooking the Solent. Where will your Curious adventure take you? Take a look at their website for more information:

To enter this fantastic competition, answer the following question:
Which park is the Curious Arts Festival held?

Post your answer on this thread. The competition closes at midnight 10th July 2017 and the winner will be notified within 24hrs via DM.

The T&C's are:
This prize consists of an All Weekend Family Ticket to the Curious Arts Festival 2017, worth £279. Please note that a Family ticket consists of two adults and up to three children, aged 13 or under. The festival runs from Friday 21 July to Sunday 23 July 2017. All weekend festival goers are invited to camp at no extra charge. Glamping options are also available at additional cost. The festival site is open for camping from noon on Friday 21 July to 10am on Monday 24 July. The winner must provide their email address so they can be notified by email and their tickets sent directly to them by the ticketing company, Eventbrite.

Good Luck!

AWhistlingWoman Fri 16-Jun-17 16:25:29

The festival will be held in Pylewell Park in the New Forest. Fingers crossed!

KatGut Sat 17-Jun-17 00:37:02

Pylewell Park.

CuriousN4 Thu 22-Jun-17 12:36:33

Pylewell Park in glorious Hampshire!

Hannahd90 Thu 22-Jun-17 13:14:43

Pylewell Park in the beautiful New Forest smile

TheJiminyConjecture Thu 22-Jun-17 17:27:58

The festival will be held in Pylewell Park, in the New Forest. smile

Me916 Thu 22-Jun-17 22:33:19

Pylewell Park! Sounds fab!

JemmmaJ Tue 04-Jul-17 20:33:25

Pylewell Park

pinkferry Sat 08-Jul-17 10:55:28

Pylewell Park!
Seen it advertised, looks great! Tickets a bit out of my price range just before the expensive summer hols though!

Toptack Sat 08-Jul-17 20:33:24

Pylewell Park 😀

LocalEditorHampshire Wed 12-Jul-17 09:43:40

Competition is now closed

Many thanks to all of you who entered this competition grin

The winner will be notified today, please keep an eye on your MN Inbox.

We hope the winner and their family have a fantastic weekend at the Curious Arts Festival!

quizqueen Wed 12-Jul-17 18:36:08


AWhistlingWoman Thu 03-Aug-17 23:13:00

Thank you so much Mumsnet Local!

We had a wonderful time at the Curious Arts Festival (despite the pouring rain!) We took three children, ranging in age from 9 to 3.

The venue is absolutely beautiful, the house and grounds are gorgeous. There were a variety of tents and acts to enjoy, from authors (I caught a brief glimpse of Joanna Trollope!) to musicians. There were also a number of activities specifically for children including craft workshops and story telling.

Many lovely places to shop including a mini Waterstones branch where you could purchase books from many of the authors speaking at the festival. We enjoyed lots of delicious food, from Nepalese cuisine to stone baked pizza.

Despite the horrible weather, the kids really enjoyed the activities they took part in. There were some outdoor things to do including giant games like Connect 4 and mysterious wardrobes full of dressing up clothes, library books and witch's potions. I would say that the events are more for the slightly older age range in general but my younger ones still enjoyed themselves.

Plenty of space to camp and the glamping area looked fantastic.

Worth noting that some of the workshops and classes do need to be booked in advance. Definitely download the programme ahead of time as there were classes in photography and writing (for the kids), drink mixing and life drawing (for the adults) available to those who had booked ahead.

Curious Arts really is a one of a kind festival in an absolutely amazing venue. I'm sure it will continue to go from strength to strength.

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