The team behind Port Eliot Festival has joined with bespoke camping pioneers Yurtel to present an all-new boutique event, designed to take you away from the real world. Escape into a weekend of music, ideas, cultural creativity, merry making and relaxation. All you need to do is pack a bag.
You’ll notice the easy atmosphere as you enter the secluded, ancient site of Fawsley Park, Northamptonshire, where Elephant Camp will unfold across Capability Brown’s rolling parkland, finding its way through wild woods, into a walled garden and onto a shimmering lake.
A wood and sailcloth dome hosts daytime performances and fascinating talks. Live music and DJs take the fore at night. We also have a moving stage and pop-up happenings. There’s a workshop tent and a wellness area, a hidden bar in the woods and a restaurant in the kitchen garden.
And for when you want to take it really easy, we’ve got comfortable kingsize beds, vintage French linen headboards, restorative breakfasts and sumptuous service. Forget your tent, reject the hectic life and dive in.
You are invited to do as much or as little as you like. Keep an eye on the programme, or ditch it and forge your own meandering path. Catch a talk or jump in the lake; dance in the woods or find a corner for cocktails.
If you’re longing for a festival but don’t want an enormous crowd, you want to party under the stars but wake up in linen sheets, then Elephant Camp is the weekend you’ve been waiting for.
Photography: Louise Roberts & Lindsay Melbourne