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Festival:Camp Good Life at Hawarden Estate

Festival, Fri 16 - Sun 18 Sep 2022

Chester Road,



For three days in September, Camp Good Life materialises on the historic
Gladstone estate at Hawarden and the festival audience is invited to settle in
and call the place home. While the festival itself is small – with capacity
capped at the first 1000 people to buy tickets – the site rolls across several
hundred acres, meaning that there are always corners to be discovered, secret
gardens ideal for lounging with groups of friends and several glasses of
something good, and more elbow room than you’ll ever have experienced at a
The Hawarden Estate was home to four-time Liberal Prime Minster, W.E
Gladstone for forty years in the 19th century. It contains two castles: the
14th-century stronghold overlooking rolling parkland with a history stretching
back to the Iron Age and the Grade I-listed 18th century building with
remodelled Gothic exterior and Georgian interiors, including Gladstone’s
study, the ‘Temple of Peace’. The festival finds its way into both, as well as
the Walled Garden, Victorian Teahouse, 1920s cricket pavilion, boathouse and
lake, the wildflower meadows and ancient woods.
Camp Good Life encourages everyone to do as much or as little as they please;
head down the front for bands, dip into books and talks, learn skills and crafts,
or scoff your way around the site, enjoying food that will not be bettered by any
festival, or just laze around on the beautiful site.
There is a long list of features that mark out Camp Good Life. For a start, dogs
are not just tolerated, they are encouraged. We all know that they are the best
of us, especially after the past two years, so dogs are welcomed all over Camp
Good Life and will have their own moments in the (hoped-for) sun, including the
dog show and parade, as well as the country’s finest dog diving tournament.
Another confident claim is that Camp Good Life is equipped with the MOST
proper loos and plenty of them. If the thought of festival toilets makes you haver
over buying a ticket, clear your mind of these doubts and concentrate on the
great cultural offerings all over the festival. These khazis are exemplary,
put-your-mind-at-rest, beauties and we are happy to accept all challenges from
home and abroad.
Camping is an appealing prospect, whether you are a hardy canvas veteran or
not that keen a camper. There is so much room that you will always find a
comfortable spot with special views. And for those who don’t fancy pitching
their own tent, beautifully furnished bell tents and luxury versions in the
Victorian walled garden are on offer.

Baby changing facilitiesCoach parties acceptedCredit cards accepted (no fee)Disabled toiletsFacilities for groupsFacilities for educational visitsOn-site cateringPublic toiletsAccepts groups

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Dates Times
Fri 16 - Sun 18 Sep 2022

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Fri 16 - Sun 18 Sep Camp Good Life


Michael Barret


Chester Road,


Plan route to Hawarden Estate using Google mapsPlan route using Google maps

Map reference: SJ 324652  Lat: 53.18009 Long: -3.01187

We are on the outskirts of Hawarden village, in Flintshire, and just six miles from Chester. If you are heading from Hawarden, towards Chester, you'll find us on the right hand side after leaving the village, before reaching Broughton.

Accessible by Public Transport: 1 mile from Hawarden station


  • Baby changing facilitiesBaby changing facilities
  • Coach parties acceptedCoach parties accepted
  • Credit cards accepted (no fee)Credit cards accepted (no fee)
  • Disabled toiletsDisabled toilets
  • Facilities for groupsFacilities for groups
  • Facilities for educational visitsFacilities for educational visits
  • On-site cateringOn-site catering
  • Public toiletsPublic toilets
  • Accepts groupsAccepts groups