Our Wellies and Wristbands festival diaries

Beth, Jess and Kathryn give us the lowdown on the bands, rain and glitter from Girlguiding's answer to Glastonbury

Zoe, Digital team
10 September 2018

Take thousands of girls, the brightest new bands, some seriously high-adrenaline activities - plus a little rain and lots of glitter - and you have Wellies and Wristbands 2018. Catch up on all the fun from the recent festival in our festival diaries from young members Beth, Jess and Kathryn. Then check out the best of the rest of the weekend in our slide show.

Watch Jess and Kathryn's video diary

Check out this brilliantly fun video diary from Jess and Kathryn, both 15. Follow them to the front of the main stage, fly with them down the zip wire and join them for a midnight feast! 

Read Beth's festival diary

Beth, 15, tells us all about the food, fancy dress and performances at Wellies in her festival diary.  

On our way to Girlguiding’s Glastonbury

'On Friday I travelled down to Waddow Hall for Wellies and Wristbands. The festival is like a mini Glastonbury for Guides and The Senior Section. Units arrived from all across the country. They started arriving by ten and had to have their tents pitched and be ready for dinner. I had Swedish style meatballs, it was delicious. There were five performers and the headline act was Channy. I really enjoyed my first evening.

Superhero Saturday

On the Saturday we could enjoy loads of different activities. There was a pamper zone, activities from crate stacking to kayaking, hot tubs, a craft tent and inflatables. We got henna tattoos and then me and my friends did climbing. After climbing we got ready for the concert. Performers like Bronnie, The Verse and The Hara performed. Saturday night's theme was superheroes, I went as wonder woman wearing a red top and denim shorts but it was too cold so I had to put on a jumper but I still had a fab time. I managed too meet Bronnie and she was nice.

How to survive the rain? Glitter!

Due to the heavy rain I chose not to do an activity but there was still lots to do, I got my face painted and I got a glitter tattoo. There were yet again some great performers on Sunday night such as Robyn Regan, Adam Jay, New Kings Order and the headline act was Roadtrip. I managed to meet Robyn and she was lovely.

Shout out to the volunteers!

Altogether it was a wonderful event and the catering was amazing. I would like to give a big shout out to all the wonderful volunteers as they made the weekend safe and fun!'

In photos: The best of the rest

See the best of the rest of the weekend in our slide show.

There was fun on inflatables, music from the likes of Roadtrip on the main stage and lots of activities for girls to get involved with. Action for Change members Nicola, Emma and Sophie were also there to share their social action campaigns including Nicola's project - Are you a #Climatarian? - designed to makes people think about how their diet affects the environment.

See you at Wellies and Wristbands 2019

Tickets are now on sale for Wellies and Wristbands 2019. See you there!

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