Fancy taking a step out of that armchair and going on your own adventure? At the Armchair Adventure Festival you'll have the chance to do exactly that! With 7km of pristine coastline and miles of fantastic mountain
biking and walking trails within the grounds, there will be loads to get involved with. Wherever possible activities are included in the ticket price and where they couldn't be they have special festival rates.
SAIL ON BOARD BOUNTY
Bounty's End is a replica boat that was featured in Channel 4's Mutiny series that saw 8 volunteers including Conrad Humphreys and Ant Middleton recreate the 1789 voyage of Captain William Bligh.
Bounty is now MCA coded and able to take small groups of people out on the water for some micro adventures. Conrad will taking groups out on the water to explore Drake's Island and some of the jewels of Plymouth Sound.
Explore the stunning woodland that surrounds The Armchair Adventure Festival and follow trails that were designed specifically for mountain bikes! Festival goers will be able to hire out bikes completely for free, what better way to take in the Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty that surrounds the event.
POSTIE BIKE TOURS
Have a motorcycle license? We've teamed up with Nathan Millward from Dorothy's Speed Shop and he'll be leading tours of the beautiful Cornish coastline.
Nathan traveled from Australia to the UK by postie and since his return, has been running the Garbage Run which sees him regularly take people on trips from Lands End to John O'Groats, he's now based South West and knows all of the best places to explore!
All the fun of the beach! Why not head to the beach that is literally a 5 minute walk from the main festival area. You'll be able to take a Kayak out, explore the stunning coastline or even think about making your way towards Drake's Island.
If you've finished trying your hand at kayaking you can always switch to paddleboarding. If you're new to it, our team will be able to give you any pointers needed so you can get out on the water exploring the coastline asap! After all that, seeing as you're at the beach you may as well kickback and enjoy the stunning cornish weather (Don't worry we've already booked the weather).
WILD SWIMMING SAFARI
Wild Swimming is a sport that has exploded in popularity over the past 12 months. Where better to give it a go than somewhere as stunning as Cornwall! There are so many hidden gems you'll be able to explore with the place full of hidden coves, caves and stunning beaches. Matt Newbury and Sophie Pierce, authors of Wild Swimming Walks: Cornwall, will be joining us for the festival and they'll be leading a Wild Swim Safari for which anyone is welcome to join them!
Head to the Island Feather tent for a morning yoga class before your day of adventure. Their experienced instructors are passionate about finding freedom in the outdoors, in breath and in movement. Pack your yoga mat and take your pick from our Wake Up Flow, Power Yoga or Gentle Yoga and Meditation classes.
Ever imagine yourself spending a night out in the wild with no equipment. Learn how to build shelters that are capable of keeping you warm and dry in even the most extreme conditions out in the wild!
The Survival Wisdom team has an abundance of survival experience in some of the most extreme circumstances. They've emphasised how important psychology is in any survival scenario and will be delivering workshops in the skills they've picked up through over 30 years of experience.
Ever fancied finding out how to forage for your own food? Well it's one of the things we're most excited about for the festival. We've teamed up with the Family Foraging Kitchen and founder Vix Hill-Ryder will be doing a talk on her 'Life eating from the Land' before taking people to explore 'The Wild Edibles of September.' You won't want to miss it!
FAMILY FRIENDLY WORKSHOPS
There are loads of other workshops to get involved with as a family including navigation, orienteering and much much more.
STORIES BY THE CAMPFIRE
Enjoy hearing stories of adventure around the festival campfire. We've teamed up with Jay Worthy from the 28 Summers podcast. He'll be interviewing adventurous guests around the campfire at the event chatting all things adventure. If you've not listened to the podcast before we definitely recommend checking it out.
We're assembling a five star cast of international adventurers that you'll be able to hear from at the festival. If you're after a more relaxing weekend or fancy taking a break from the activities then no worries! Take in one of the many inspirational talks that will be going on throughout the weekend. You'll be able to hear from all kinds of adventurers including people who have sailed across oceans, cycled around the world and even a duo who circumnavigated the globe by scooter and sidecar. Find out who's already confirmed to speak at the event on the speakers tab. There are plenty more to come too!
Can you really have a festival without live music? After a day full of adventuring and inspirational talks, you'll be welcome to grab a beer from the bar and listen to some of the best bands the south west has to offer. For many of us, it's a long time since we've been able to listen to live music and much like the talks of adventure, the evenings entertainment will be something you won't want to miss!