EKLECTICA is coming!

So, where will you be heading between 7-9 September 2018?

I’ll tell you where you should be heading and that’s to our beautiful diamond shaped Island, host to the boutique music festival Eklectica! I imagine you’ve heard of it – if you haven’t, you must keep reading!

Now in its second year, Eklectica has made a name for itself by unleashing a combination of quirky artistic entertainment and fantastic music acts on the more than willing festival goers! Set in a woodland environment with neon lights and tranquil hideaways, this festival really has got something for everyone - and is THE place to up your insta-game! It’s extremely family friendly and has a real focus on well-being, you can even grab yourself a 7am yoga session to recharge each morning!

Although Eklectica offers camping on-site, there are some of us out there that need to escape the madness that is silent disco’s, circus acts, burlesque and dance vibes for a solid 8 hours with a snuggly duvet! I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again…there is no shame in wanting a bit of comfort!

Alternatively, you might only be going with a day ticket, so why the heck not make a weekend out of it and explore our be-a-utiful Island?!

Being based at Robin Hill there are some brilliant locations nearby that can offer you a bit of a break of an evening! Have a read and see where you can rest your head, grab a shower and get glitter ready for the next party day!

#1 The Wheatsheaf Hotel | Newport

The Wheatsheaf Hotel is a charming 17th Century building in the heart of Newport! Pub, restaurant and a comfortable bed with showers – what more do you need? Breakfast? Oh yea you get that too! The wheatsheaf has EVERYTHING! Plus, it’s just along the road from Boots and Co-op, so if you’re out of supplies you can easily stock up – perfect!

Distance from Eklectica: 2.6 Miles

#2 The Barn | Merstone

Heading for a more rural location and we’re off to The Barn, a gorgeous self-catering cottage nestled comfortably amongst rolling fields and wildlife. The Barn sleeps 6 so plenty big enough for the whole family and kids will love all the outside space that comes with it!  This could be the wellness break you’ve been searching for – soulful vibes by day at Eklectica from the ‘OutWoods’ Area to chilled vibes at The Barn to watch the stars with a glass of wine! Where do I sign up?

Distance from Eklectica: 2.4 miles

#3 Rookley Country Park | Rookley

Well why not just make a proper holiday out of it!  Rookley Country Park offers a stunning range of self-catering options and we particularly love the lake houses, check them out, they’re gorgeous! The site literally has so much going on, plus the facilities are new and fabulous! We’re talking hot tubs, pools, play areas, kids craft sessions, fishing, eatery & bar… I could go on! Just look at this luxury…. Rather perfect after a day of glitter, glow sticks, music and cocktails!

Distance from Eklectica: 3.7 Miles

#4 Shepherds Hideaway | Wootton

If you fancy carrying the woodland theme onto where you sleep I have the perfect place for you – PERFECT! Check out Shepherds Hideaway! These hand-built cabins are simply wonderful for a couple of friends, a family or anyone who loves adventure and getting back to nature! A master cabin with en-suite, a bunk cabin with en-suite and a living space cabin – how amazing that everyone gets their own space! Keep it eco with this fabulous shepherd’s hideaway!

Distance from Eklectica: 4 miles

#5 Adgestone Vineyard B&B | Adgestone

It’s a vineyard, with a huge supply of wine – do I need to say anymore?

I couldn’t not, it’s gorgeous, the vineyard, the snug where you can stay, the café, the goats … everything! Everything is picturesque and relaxing. So, after a day of exploring Eklectica you can come home to tranquil settings and just relax! The snug bedroom is, well snug – but that doesn’t seem to matter when you’re surrounded by rolling fields and fresh air! Just to make this a solid 10/10 you get a freshly cooked breakfast too!

Distance from Eklectica: 5.3 Miles

If you don’t have a ticket, why not? Treat yourself and get one – you can buy them here, and if you already have a ticket I hope you have a wonderfully eccentric time and enjoy every second of it!

Now grab your glitter & neon paint and head for the Neon jungle of fun that is Eklectica!