Wild in the City Festival



Enjoy camping and community, celebrating people of colour in nature at the Wild in the City Festival weekend!

Get away from it all without leaving the city this summer.

Wild in the City Festival brings 3 days and 2 nights camping in Croydon woodland, with walks, talks and workshops.

Small and chill, our micro festival will provide opportunities for relaxation, conversation and the enjoyment nature within a wonderful ancient oak woodland, home to badger, buzzards, kestral, deer and rabbits.

We will be hosting talks from a range of environmental disciplines; walks in London’s countryside, workshops in wildlife identification, woodland living skills and wild well-being that connect us with nature.

With easy access from public transport, our festival will bring communities together around the campfire.


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Our programme features inspiring keynote talks throughout the weekend  from black and Asian practitioners working in nature. Get inspired and join the conversation! Our weekend also offers walks and workshops in arts and craft, bushcraft, mindfulness and nature therapy to name a few. The event will be catered with West African inspired food from Chopwell.

The Wild in the City Festival is supported by Back 2 Back printing and London National Park City.

Click here for our press release

Click here for our programme

Click here for sample menu from Chopwell

Event details:

Date: 16th-18th August 2019

AccommodationCamping and shared bunk style dorms

Catering: Self catering and Food stall

Tickets: Ticket price includes entry and main programme.

Day tickets start at £35

3 Day tickets start at £50.

Family tickets include up to 5 people

(max. 2 adults, max. 4 children, any additional children will be charged £15)

Refund Policy: 50% refund up to 1 month before, no refund after.

Location: New Addington, Croydon

Getting There:

Our festival will take place in the beautiful backdrop of Croydon’s countryside, and is easily accessible by public transport. The site is a 15 minute walk through the fields from New Addington tram stop, or a 10 minute car journey from East Croydon.

Onsite parking is available. Note: Car parking will be charged at £10 per car.

In booking your ticket you are agreeing to our Festival terms and conditions which can be read here.

Members get 20% off our festival tickets!

To claim your discounted tickets, email info@wildinthecity.org.uk for a discount code.




  • Are tents provided?

Tents and equipment will not be provided, you will need to bring your own. A suggested kit list and information pack will be sent out to all guests in August.

  • How many in a room in the shared dorm?

Room sizes are up to 6 people per room

  • We are a family, will we have our own room in the dorm?

We cannot guarantee that you will all be in the same room, as one family may be spilt between two smaller rooms. (Families will not be sharing rooms with other families)

  • Are pets allowed?

Pets are not allowed as they can interfere with the enjoyment of wildlife

  • Will I park by my campsite?

The car park is located a short walk from the campsite

  • Will I receive any more info?

Expect an email to be sent in early August (remember to check your junk mail!), including the address of the festival, good options and suggested kit list


Ticket Options:

Early Bird Adult Day – Saturday

Early Bird Adult Day – Sunday

Early Bird Adult 3 Day Camping

Early Bird Adult 3 Day Mixed Dorm

Early Bird Family Day – Saturday

Early Bird Family Day – Sunday

Early Bird Family 3 Day Camping

Early Bird Family 3 Day Dorm

Early Bird Extra Child

Car Parking