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Humble Farm welcomes everyone for a `Big Day Out’ in the Wye Valley

Posted on 18th June 2016

The Forest of Dean and Wye Valley will again celebrate the region’s vast natural history with a family-friendly event that is sure to help you enjoy your stay.

Wye Valley

The Big Day Out is an outdoor farm festival held over the first weekend in July. A great event to enjoy whilst staying at a holiday cottage in the Forest of Dean, it is a mixture of fun, farming, food, and live music. Celebrating life in the Wye Valley, the event takes place at Humble by Nature – a working farm owned and run by TV presenter Kate Humble.

There are plenty of things for the family to enjoy at the Big Day Out – especially the children. The Jitterbug Circus, Mad Hatter’s Tea Party, Wild Tots outdoor play, and a number of craft workshops are set to entertain the crowds. In rural education, attendees will be taught important survival skills such as den making and building fires.

It includes a wide range of celebrity guests as well. On Friday, a new comedy evening will feature Miles Jupp, the host of BBC Radio 4’s The News Quiz. Saturday Kitchen presenter Matt Tebbutt will be on hand to present cookery demonstrations where he’ll create some mouth-watering dishes. And famous choir master Gareth Malone will lead children in attendance in a sing-along on Saturday afternoon.

There is also live music with performances Swing from Paris, Remi Harris, Railroad Bill, Grace Hartrey, The Monty and Life of Reilly.

Humble by Nature was started in 2010 when Humble and her husband bought the land in Monmouth in the Wye Valley. The working farm focuses on helping visitors get a better understanding of agriculture, conservation and cooking as well. Humble is best known for presenting a number of BBC programmes on science and wildlife.

For more information about the festival, please visit the event page.

Image Credit: Danny Chapman (flickr.com)