Fearne Cotton’s Happy Place Festival came to Tatton Park last month – in September – after it debuted at Chiswick House earlier on this Summer. As a fan of Fearne Cotton, and more recently her Happy Place podcast, I headed over on the Saturday as a guest of my favourite beauty, wellness and lifestyle brands, Rituals.
You may have seen me talk about Rituals before on the blog and over on Instagram – I literally LOVE the new Manchester Arndale store. The products have the most incredible scents, and I adore how they have self-care and well-being at the heart of the brand. For the Happy Place festival, Rituals were the proud sponsor of the event, with their very own tent for the duration of the festival.
The Happy Place festival is an inspiring weekend long event featuring workshops, classes, live podcasts and vegan friendly food and drinks, surrounded by an atmosphere filled with joy, motivation and calmness. And of course, the whole concept has been curated by Fearne Cotton, who focuses a lot of her energy on positive mindsets and self-care.
The festival is the latest addition to Fearne Cotton’s acclaimed Happy Place Podcast and her Sunday Times Best Selling book Happy. Happy has fast become an incredibly loved and much talked about book, due to Fearne opening up about some of the her not so positive experiences with happiness, making her life become so much more relate-able.
This is one of the first times I’ve looked into the Happy Place Festival, as I hadn’t been aware of it properly before. But when I was invited to come along and experience what Rituals were offering, with the added pleasure to explore the festival too, I was literally over the moon. Happy Place festival was set up to help bring like-minded people together, all keen to embrace having a clear mind, experiencing joy and inner happiness all t one event.
Tatton Park was the perfect venue, with pretty tents popped up all over, playing home to various well-being, fitness, food and lifestyle brands. The entire festival was just one big immersive experience giving people the chance to escape anything they were experiencing in real life, and to get lost in the world of positive well-being.
There were various workshops taking place all weekend, including creative workshops tepee in association with notonthehighstreet, yoga classes, live podcasts, talks and outlets from well-being business and food outlets. There were also so many lovely little tents which held classes and treatments across massage, relaxation, sound therapy, mindful arts and crafts as well as meditation workshops.
As The Happy Place Festivals are in collaboration with Rituals, I spent a lot of my time experiencing their relaxing tent, set up to provide a place for people to visit to embrace their indulgent products.
As I’ve mentioned, Rituals are one of my favourite well-being and lifestyle brands, in which their ethos perfectly mirrors the Happy Place mantra of unlocking inner happiness and enjoying life’s little moments. There were various Rituals workshops taking place, in which I attended one all about the art of scent, and how the senses play a huge part when it comes to connecting with ourselves.
Of course, Rituals have some incredible scents across their ranges, with the Ritual of Karma and the Ritual of Hammam being my two very favourites collections.
It was so nice to just lie back on the comfy cushions inside the Rituals tent, and take in the calming aromas from the range of Rituals products. Afterwards, you could personalise your own Rituals products, and enjoy pampering hand massages.
Inspired by the wisdom and ancient traditions of Asian cultures, Rituals is dedicated to helping you slow down and bring joy to daily rituals through thoughtful and conscious body and well-being products. Such a perfect brand to tie in with the Happy Place festival!
After I grabbed myself the most delicious homemade butternut squash ravioli from the food stalls and watched the crowds take place in various keep fit and exercise sessions, I was lucky enough to get to meet with Fearne Cotton in the VIP tent. She answered questions from the crowd, before having photo sessions with us all. She was so so lovely, and it was incredibly nice to hear her thoughts on everything related to Happy Place!
A huge thank you to Rituals for having me as a guest. It was a truly lovely day and I will totally be back next year as a ticket holder!