[Ad] As a busy mum there’s nothing I crave more than a little bit of peace. Of course that’s generally not realistic with two little hooligans tearing around and using me as a climbing frame. And that’s on a good day. On a bad day I find myself desperately pulling trick after trick out of my toolbox to soothe and placate hysterics. If you know, you know.

Which is why I’m very excited about the upcoming Life Arts family event in Essex.

Taking place at Chelmsford City Racecourse on the 15th and 16th of June this year, the wellbeing festival is the largest in East Anglia and promises to be a fantastic day out for all ages. (Personally, I’m very much looking forward to introducing my feisty little diva to the concepts of mindfulness and basically any techniques that may encourage her to unblock her chakras, or at least find a little bit of zen.)


What’s on Offer?

Once inside the festival visitors will be treated to a wide-range of free-of-charge activities designed to boost their wellbeing – and let’s face it, what busy parent couldn’t use a little TLC?

The festival’s founder, Chris Cozens, has organised the 2019 event to be the best yet, with lots to offer the whole family. He says: “This year we’ve developed our annual Life Arts event and made it bigger and better than ever before. We’re excited about the festival’s new emphasis on wellbeing; we’re launching a new yoga studio, have some of the most engaging speakers joining our event, plus we have over 120 stands for visitors to enjoy.”

Life Arts Wellbeing Festival

Of course there are lots more exhibitors and activities to appeal to the little ones too, including face painting, story time yoga, and animal encounters.

The Life Arts Wellbeing Festival will also be raising much-needed funds for the Helen Rollason Cancer Charity, so it’s a great opportunity to support a valuable local charity.


Snacks and Vegan Ice Cream!

There will also be a barbecue and nutritious food and snacks on offer – including vegan ice cream! I could desperately have used that while I was dairy-free for Elfin, and I’m sure this will be music to the ears of any families dealing with allergies.

Speaking of which, visitors with an interest in nutrition should be sure to stop by the sessions being run by TV presenter, author and superfood chef, Juliette Bryant: she’s hosting a demonstration on how to cook healthy food on a budget, and another on how to heal the gut. There will also be other speakers available to give advice on diet and health.


What Else?

Meditation, yoga, live music, NHS health checks, wellness zones and more! If you’re into spiritualism, you’ll be keen to check out the clairvoyancy and medium stands and workshops. Various therapy taster sessions will be available throughout the weekend, and Charity Kids Inspire will also be discussing their therapeutic group workshops for young people.

Whether you’re keen to explore wellbeing in terms of mind, body, or soul, there really is something for everyone.

And with tickets so competitively priced and supporting a charity, it’s an event not to be missed this summer. For more information head over to the Life Arts Wellbeing Festival website here, or visit Eventbrite to purchase your tickets

Alternatively, try your luck at winning a weekend family ticket worth nearly £40! The prize on offer will admit up to FOUR adults so you can take children and grandparents along so the whole family can get involved! For your chance to win, simply enter below:

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See you there!


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An award-nominated blogger and author, Kate is an experienced breastfeeding advocate, and expert baby sleep chaser. Her writing has appeared on Mothercare, Huff Post, and BritMums.

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