“What you seek is seeking you” – Rumi

Summer Gathering 2024

Wasing Park, Wednesday 24th July – Monday 29th July

144 Spaces Available

Calling young adults who want to dive deep, explore things that really matter and widen the horizon!

Are you a conscious soul who wants to help create a better world?

Would you like to experience more meaning, connection and joy in your life?

Wider Horizons nurtures an intention for transformation, catalysed by innovative workshops, sacred ceremony and mellifluous music to inspire you with the knowledge, energy and self-belief to step into your true self and embrace life with optimism and trust.

Join us at Wider Horizons and explore cutting-edge discoveries in spirituality, science, philosophy, health and well-being!

The Workshops

The workshops are designed to help you open new parts of yourself. The contributors include doctors, lecturers, shamans and practitioners from a variety of healing disciplines. You are able to choose from a diverse programme that includes lucid dreaming, expressive dance, individual and group healing, shared story-writing, yoga and sacred singing. As well as learning new skills, you will have opportunities to explore questions about who we are and the mysteries of consciousness and our relationship with the physical world. Alternative views of the nature of mind and the universe will be presented.

“Do what calls your heart; effective action comes from love. It is unstoppable, and it is enough.” – Joanna Macy

The Location

Wider Horizons Summer Gatherings are held at Wasing Park in a beautiful glade surrounded by ancient woodland, wild swimming lakes and wildlife, just 45 minutes from London. Workshops and gatherings are held in a giant yurt, incredible geodome and a magnificent stretch marquee, as well as in the open air.

The Journey

The vision quest combines an inward journey into yourself and an outward journey into nature. It involves finding a space in nature to forest bathe, meditate and receive a vision of what to transform and what to bring into your life to liberate and empower you. There will be a ritual nature immersion journey through the woods, culminating in a celebration around the fire.

Accommodation

There is ample space for tents, campervans and caravans and offsite local accommodation options.

We have glamping bell tents available for £200  (Includes two single raised airbeds, with hotel grade linen, pillow, blanket for each bed, bedside table, lamps and carpet)  Please have a look here for pics of the bell tents

We have double beds for £230 in a luxurious apartment called “The Bothy” with two double bedrooms.  You will be sharing the flat with another couple, so ideally book this with a couple who are friends.

Please have a look here for pics of the apartment

Depending on the weather you may be able to drive on and drop your camping kit.  Please park at the top of camping field. Please don’t keep cars in the camping area.  Campervans can be parked along the hedge in the lovely shade at the bottom of the hill close to the gathering, as long as it does not rain heavily.  If it rains heavily campers will have to go at the top of the hill.  This is because they can get stuck in the mud at the bottom.

Heated outdoor showers provide for an authentic woodland experience.  Culinary delights are prepared in an outdoor kitchen by our experienced outdoor chef and the ticket price is inclusive of food and drinks for three days.  All food and drinks are vegan.  Evening celebrations involve music, singing, drumming and dancing around the fire. Bring instruments, drums, percussion and your dancing feet.

View the full 3 Minute 2021 Summer Gathering After video below!

(Special Thanks To Zak Avery For The Amazing Film And Nick Mulvey For The Use Of His Song ‘Begin Again’)

What to Bring

Essentials:

Tent, bed roll, sleeping bag, pillow
Torch and spare rechargeable batteries
Biodegradable soap, shampoo and toothpaste
Cup, bowl, plate and spoon and a bag to keep them in
Water bottle

Raincoat

Canister for cigarette butts if you smoke

Swimming kit

Small rucksack / handbag

Fancy Dress (for Saturday night)

Warm clothes for the night
Notebooks and pens

Consider bringing:

Headtorch, pen knife
Sheepskin/blanket/hardy cushion
Musical instruments

Walking boots

Tickets and Further Information

Tickets are £219. This price is kindly subsidised thanks to generous funding from a number of benefactors (The Scientific and Medical Network (SMN) Joshua Dugdale, James Mermagen, Ben Gross and Jon Ross. Thanks are given to The Scientific and Medical Network for its grant to help fund the event and for giving those attending free membership of the SMN for a year. (This event is devised and delivered by Ben Gross as an independent event organiser).

Thanks are also given to all the contributors who offer their work at greatly reduced prices in service of this mission to inspire young adults through experiences of connection. For a comprehensive list of these generous angels please see the contributors pages). However in particular we would like to thank Lindsey Vandita Spinks, Dr Oliver Robinson, Mac Macrtney, Nick Mulvey, Bruce Parry, Carrie Tree, Planetman, Scott and Maria, Ravi Freeman, Sean Delahay, Jethro Tanner, Jord Johnson, Jodie Louise-Sullivan, Zak Avery, Roberto Reghelini, Emma Suertes, Georgia Francis, Maria Payne Vlahogiannis, Rose Broderick, Isla Talbot, Erika Tourell, Kristina Evans, Chris Park, Rita Hraiz, George Barker, Moshe Halperin, Ed Colville and Rina Golan.

Delicious food for the duration of the gathering is included in the ticket price. All food is vegan.

This event is limited in size and will sell out so…

Agreements

As Wider Horizons is a transformational gathering we have established some agreements which we request you observe, please:

Be Healthy – no alcohol or other drugs, accept full responsibility for your own swimming in the lake

Be Hygienic – no dogs, keep your water bottle, cup, bowl and spoon with you and keep them clean, wash your hands regularly, do not share cigarettes or water bottles

Respect the Land – enjoy our four communal fires – no personal fires. If you light a candle, you put it out. If you smoke, please bring a portable ashtray. Use biodegradable soaps and toothpastes – no chemical soap (biodegradable soap will be provided at sinks, but please also bring your own for showering). The lake has some rare species – if you have sun cream on it is very important to wash it off before entering the lake please. Please do not use any kind of soap in the lake, Leave no trace (be conscious of where you put rubbish – there are four different rubbish bins for compost, recyclables, glass and landfill). No cars in the camping area – you can drive on and drop off your kit where you’ll be camping, but then please take your car to the car parking area at the top of the hill.

Respect Others – Arrive at workshops and meal gatherings on time. Ask before you hug, try to understand others rather than judge them – allow people to think differently, No floor scores (if you find something take it to lost property), Be sensitive when taking photographs (don’t take photos of people when they are crying, don’t spoil a moment, Speak on mobile phones out of sight and audibility; far away from the gathering area, If you smoke, please go far away from groups of people. Please try not to smoke at the gathering.

Give – Do at least one shift in the kitchen or site maintenance, no buying or selling of anything

Terms and Conditions

  • By purchasing a ticket, you agree to abide by the terms set out below.
  • This is an alcohol and drugs free event – please do not bring or consume any alcohol or illegal drugs on site.

By buying a ticket to Wider Horizons (“The Event”), you (“The Attendee”) formally agree to the following:

Cancellation & Refund Policy

  • Due to the nature of this event, there will be no refunds available in the event of cancellation, but you can transfer your ticket to the next event.
  • If you are unable to attend, you can transfer your ticket to someone else – please email us with their details in advance and explain to them that they will need to complete the registration form. We cannot issue refunds if, for any reason, you are unable to attend.
  • If the Event Organiser cancels the event, you will be able to transfer your ticket to the next event. Unfortunately, we are not able to offer a refund.
  • If the event is cancelled due to circumstances beyond our control, such as an Act of God, then options to transfer may not be available

Health & Safety

  • Wider Horizons aims to be a safe and inclusive place for all to be regardless of gender, ethnicity, sexuality, body type, ability or experience. We have a zero-tolerance policy regarding any type of verbal, physical or sexual harassment. Anyone found exhibiting these types of behaviours will be asked to leave the gathering. Payment for any events will not be refunded. The decision will be made by the Wider Horizons team and their decision is final.
  • The Attendee consents to treatment in the event of an emergency or other incident in which, in the reasonable judgment of the on-site personnel, the Attendee requires medical care.
  • Wider Horizons staff are not responsible or liable for any injuries or damages the Attendee may sustain that result from their participation in the Event.

Photography and Filming

  • Wider Horizons will photograph and/or film the Event for advertising, promotional or other commercial purposes. Please let us know when you arrive if you do not consent to this.

We hope you enjoy this inspiring, heart filled, fun and safe event!

Find The Others

We look forward to meeting you!