wilderness Toast Lakeside spa 2013

In between the frolicking in the open air, the make up lessons, and the disco dancing, we managed to fit in some more laid back pursuits at Wilderness back at the beginning of August. On the Sunday morning we were booked into the Toast Lakeside Spa. It really is the most clever idea. Portable hot tubs, heated by little metal box fires, allowing users to rest party-weary bodies, lean out and stare at the lake, and drink gin.

wilderness Toast Lakeside spa 2013

Before you go thinking, eugh FESTIVAL FILTH, everyone, but everyone is handed a Toast tote upon entrance, containing a wrap and a piece of soap, and requested to use the showers, where signs insist upon removal of bathing costume and a full scrub before venturing into the tubs. No creams, lotions or SPF can be applied after, and thus the water remains relatively unsullied.

wilderness Toast Lakeside spa 2013

wilderness Toast Lakeside spa 2013

If one gets too warm in one’s tub, then a dive into the lake is recommended, or equally a venture into the portable sauna.

wilderness Toast Lakeside spa 2013

wilderness Toast Lakeside spa 2013

Sessions last for two hours, which is plenty, and cost £30. Our only quibble was that there didn’t seem to be anywhere selling soft drinks, which seemed a bit odd. We really didn’t want to be drinking cocktails at midday, however much we love gin. We resorted to buying six tiny bottles of Elderflower tonic to quench our thirst, when we stretched out by the lake after our tub session.

wilderness Toast Lakeside spa 2013

Oh and I know there have been a few Wilderness posts, but there was SO much to do, and therefore to say! And I thought one long post would be tedious.

wilderness Toast Lakeside spa 2013

Thank you Toast for giving Rachel and me tickets for the Lakeside Spa.

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3 comments

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Wow – this looks really cool – I’ve never heard of the Lakeside Spa before. Will have to keep an eye out for next year. Happy gin drinking 🙂

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Reading about all of your adventures has definitely made my decision to book in for next year – it all sounds absolutely amazing!

Thank you for such a comprehensive review – it’s so lovely to hear about everything on offer at weekend-long events – and the range of activities on offer has tempted me to book tickets for next year!

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