Wild Rumpus CIC is a social enterprise who organise large scale family arts events in wild natural landscapes. We believe that when families engage together in the highest quality arts in a wild natural landscape, something quite amazing can happen.
The events that we organise take families out of their day to day lives into magical and enchanting places which can inspire, create memories and have a lasting impact.
We provide the environment where families can immerse themselves in incredible stories and believe that families deserve access to the highest quality art.
Wild Rumpus produce the award-winning Just So Festival, a boutique, weekend-long festival of creativity aimed at children, young people and their families.
In 2015, Wild Rumpus are producing The Lost Carnival, an immersive, spectacular experience that invites families to step into a world unlike any other.
Wild Rumpus also manage the Northern Festivals Network. We are a consortium of festivals in the north of England committed to increasing the amount of high quality arts touring for families at Greenfield festivals.
Wild Rumpus is based at the Whirligig, a 4 acre woodland at Rode Hall in Cheshire. The Whirligig Forge is a place for volunteers and emerging creatives to come together and develop new skills, undertake training, showcase work, find mentors and become established in the outdoor arts sector.
Past projects include The Spellbound Forest, in partnership with the Forestry Commission, where twisting paths through Delamere Forest tell the twisting tales of English Fairy Tales through theatrical performance, music, visual art and dance and Nutcrack Night, a large-scale outdoor family evening of theatrical performance, wild dancing, light spectaculars and masked mayhem.