The National Trust will be running a range of nature and craft activities at the Spring Classic festival in Woolacombe during May half term (1-4 June).
The aim is to help festival goers connect with local wildlife and the beautiful natural landscape which is home to grasslands and sand dunes at Woolacombe, where the event is being held.
The National Trust will be on site for all four days of the festival (1- 4 June) and festival goers will be able to take part in a whole host of free activities such as pyrography, seed-bomb making and a trail to spot some of the wildlife that inhabits Woolacombe Down.
National Trust Ranger Paul South will be holding a ‘Grazing is Amazing’ talk at 2pm on Saturday 3rd June on the Unleashed stage. Paul has been a ranger at the National Trust for five years and will highlight how nature conservation has changed dramatically in recent years. On National Trust land in Woolacombe we are encouraging natural processes so that ecosystems can function without us. Attendees will be able to find out about how the National Trust and its partners are using cows and other grazing animals to help create a better mix of habitats for wildlife in North Devon and be a catalyst for positive change.
As well as the National Trust activities festival-goers will have the chance to get stuck into a weekend of entertainment and coastal adventures, including trail runs, yoga, surfing, skateboarding and sea swims and a whole heap of kids entertainment, including arts and crafts, dance parties and circus workshops, it’s got something in store for the whole family.
The Spring Classic music line-up hosts an eclectic mix of artists, with sounds spanning from surf rock to hip hop. Headliners include multi-platinum, Grammy Award-Winning hip-hop group, Arrested Development, playing their only scheduled UK gig of 2023.Straight from Coachella to the Spring Classic, surf rock sisters Los Bitchos will be taking to the main stage for a Friday night sundowner, followed by indie-pop trio, Cassia, to see off Saturday evening in style. 2022 Shambala Festival showstoppers BCUC will be bringing pure South African energy to the North Devon coast.
Spring Classic will host a surf competition where a hand-picked selection of the UK’s top surfers, will going head to head with some of the best local talent for a two-day surf comp with a difference at National Trust’s Combesgate Beach.
Since Spring Classic ’22 the National Trust have increased the area of wildflower meadows at the Woolacombe Down site from 7 to 30 hectares, with a proportion of last year’s attendees ticket price going towards their project to restore priority habitat and make space for nature at the site. The wildflower meadows created in Woolacombe will become a donor site, with seeds harvested and replanted at other sites in North Devon to help improve the species diversity.
There is a special ticket offer available to National Trust members, offering a 10% discount on a ticket plus free parking. Enter code NT2023 and your membership number to take advantage of the offer.