The Armchair Adventure Festival
AboutThe Armchair Adventure Festival was born in April 2020 during the first global lockdown as the first ever completely live virtual adventure festival. Since then, there has been many virtual Armchair Adventure events and now as it appears the world is beginning to escape the grips of the pandemic, there will be a first ever in person Armchair Adventure Festival!
If you're not too sure if it's for you, check out the below list for just a taster of what to expect.
Listen to Inspirational talks from some of the world's leading adventurers!
Relax in the glorious Devon sunshine.
Enjoy a local craft beer in 'The Three Wheels' - our festival pub
♀ Borrow a mountain bike and explore the local area and stunning grounds.
♀️Take a 5 minute walk to the beach and hire out a kayak or paddleboard.
Join a ride out or book on to a postie bike tour.
Take part in a survival workshop and learn to forage, build a shelter and start a fire.
Try the delicious range of street food.
Enjoy live music and dance the night away on both the Friday and Saturday night.
That's not all though and there will also be plenty more going on.
Visit our website to learn more and get your early bird tickets: https://www.armchairadventurefestival.com
The festival will take place at the Mount Edgcumbe Country Park from the 24th-26th September 2021. It will feature talks, workshops and presentations from some of the world's leading adventure and outdoor experts.
Speakers already confirmed include Conrad Humphreys. Conrad is a triple round the world yachtsman. He competed as the youngest entrant in the Whitbread Round the World Yacht Race. he led his team to victory in the BT Global Challenge and became the fifth British yachtsman in history to complete the legendary Vendée Globe, single-handed, non-stop around the world. Most recently Conrad sailed 4,000 miles across open ocean in a recreation of Captain Blight's epic story of survival, Mutiny on the Bounty, for Channel 4.
Along with talks from a whole range of adventure speakers, there will also be the opportunity to try your hand at all kinds of adventurous activities including mountain biking, postie riding (if you're a motorcyclist), various survival workshops with the team at Survival Wisdom and much, much more.
There will also be the opportunity to explore the beautiful surroundings. With a beach set within the estate, festival goers will be able to swap their armchairs for paddleboards and kayaks in order to explore the hidden smuggler's coves which line the park. For those wanting to have an adventure on dry land, there's the opportunity to make use of the ground's many set walking and cycling trails, take a potter through the award winning gardens, play some frisbee golf or even hire out a Segway! Should you ever need a break from the activities you'll be more than welcome to head to our festival pub 'The Three Wheels' and try out some local beer and come the evening, we'll all be able to relax and enjoy some awesome live music.
A little about the venue: The beautiful Mount Edgcumbe Country Park is one of the UK's leading event spaces. Set in the incredible Cornish countryside, and with access to 7km of pristine coastline, there is no better place for an adventure festival. The estate is so historic that the Edgcumbe family would have watched the Mayflower Ship set sail across the water in Plymouth as they sat sipping tea on their veranda in 1620! 401 years later those present at Mount Edgcumbe will sit back, sip some tea (or perhaps some Cornish ale) and watch adventures unfold again!
You can learn more and grab your early bird tickets via our website now.
We hope to see you in September!
Early Bird tickets are on sale until the end of May.
Early Bird Adult Festival Pass with Camping - £99
Early Bird Child Festival Pass with Camping - £45-55
Early Bird Adult Festival Pass without Camping - £75
Early Bird Child Festival Pass without Camping - £35-40
Day passes also available.