Winter Solstice: Music, Dinner and Storytelling

Come and celebrate Winter Solstice with your host Wild Folk, and enjoy this magical experience set deep in the woods.

During this experience, you'll enjoy folktale storytelling with Pridie from The Wild of the Words, as well as live music from Bristol-based folk and Americana duo Fritillaries.

You'll also be served a heartwarming supper from Bristol-based fire-cooking heroes Ubuntu Food. 'Ubuntu' originates from an ancient African philosophy rooted in humanity's connection to one another and nature. In its simplest translation, it means; I am, because we are.

Ubuntu Food aim to curate unique experiences centred around food and fire. They champion a relationship with nature and strengthening communities, making them the perfect partners for this magical Winter Solstice celebration.

The menu Expect hearty food served straight from the fire pit. Using locally sourced seasonal ingredients fused with South African spice blends, Ubuntu's food feeds the soul. Think less hot spice and more of an inside Winter warming hug. Their signature split pea smokey dal will be served with fat wedges of sourdough focaccia and tangy preserves to create a flavour experience perfect for the season.

This experience is for adults (under 1s free entry with adult).

For an earlier, family-focused experience, please see our Winter Solstice Family Storytelling in the Woods event.

Important information - Please arrive for 5:30pm so your hosts can guide you into the woods. - Supper, storytelling and live music will all take place between 6.00pm and 8:00pm. - You can stay enjoying the woods and the company until 8:30pm. - This experience takes place in a woodland with a parachute cover. Although you'll be well protected from rain, and warm with the central fire, it is still important to wear some waterproof layers and to wrap up warm. - Please enter any dietary requirements in the notes section at checkout (we can cater to most. Send me a message if you want to make sure before booking.)

If you're unable to arrive at 5:30pm and would need to join a little later, please let me know and I'll see what we could do.

Photo credit - Ubuntu Food - photo by Ed Schofield

Age restrictions: 16+

Adult (16+) £30

Available dates

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What people are saying

Susan Coombs
Dec 2022

A very enjoyable experience

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Lucy Byrne
Dec 2022

Lovely to connect with others & sing together

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How to get there


  • Experience takes place outdoors
  • Parking
  • Refreshments available
  • Toilets
  • Family friendly

On the day

  • Location: Bristol Forest School, Leigh Court Farm, BS8 3RA
  • Parking and meeting point details will be sent after booking
  • Come along wearing comfortable shoes and weather appropriate clothes
  • Please bring a bottle of water, a flask of hot drink if you'd like to, a head torch or torch, a blanket or camping seat to sit on
  • This will only be cancelled in very bad weather. You will be contacted ASAP if this is the case.
  • This is an alcohol-free event.

Changes happen, don't worry

How to change dates
Change of plans? You can easily rebook the next available slot up to 30 days before your experience.
How to get a refund
Can't make it? We understand things happen! You can cancel and get a full refund up to 30 days before your experience.
Please note that this refund policy does not apply to gift bookings. You may reschedule your gift if outside the time period stated above. However, all gifts are non-refundable and expire exactly 1 year after the date of purchase.

You'll be hosted by

Wild Folk

Wild Folk puts on creative events in magical green spaces in and around Bristol. The aim is to help people grow their own personal nature connection (whilst improving their general wellbeing) as well as to connect with other ‘wild folk’ to do these activities with. At every event we encourage a sense of community, if only for a few hours. You can expect foraging walks, creative workshops, feasts, storytelling and poetry.

Hannah Morris

Hannah was inspired to create Wild Folk to help people immerse themselves in nature, enjoy cooking on fires and socialise in a supportive community. She started Wild Folk as a meetup group here in the South West that people could come to alone or with friends, and now offers a variety of nature experiences.

Pridie Tiernan

A self-confessed story obsessive, Pridie takes stories outdoors and brings them to life as a teacher, writer and traditional storyteller. ​Pridie is an experienced educator and professional storyteller, performing and delivering workshops for all ages. Her focus is always on combining traditional folk narratives, myths and legends with rich outdoor experiences.

Any questions?

Ask your question directly to Wild Folk.

Available dates

Sorry, there are currently no dates available

The good news is that we’re expecting more to be added really soon!

Want to be the first to find out when new dates are released? Register below to notify the host of your interest