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