IN REACTION to the cost of living crisis, Devon’s Gone Wild Festival with Bear Grylls has decided to give a limited number of children free entry, so that they can experience new things and re-wild themselves with their families this summer.

The Gone Wild Festival, which takes place at in the grounds of Powderham Castle at the end of August,  was created with the aim of giving young adventurers an escape from everyday life and an opportunity to have an unforgettable four days.

With that in mind, Bear Grylls has made it possible for many children to attend for free, which will include activities such as kayaking, NERF combat, survival skills, raft building and more, as well as see exciting bands and speakers such as CBBC’s Andy and the Odd Socks, The Script, Sir Ranulph Fiennes and of course Bear Grylls himself.

’It’s been an unbelievably tough time for families over the past couple of years, said Bear.

‘I’m delighted that together with Gone Wild Festival we are able to offer this initiative to get kids out in the wild and trying loads of awesome activities for free.

‘ If this makes it accessible to some families who otherwise wouldn’t have been able to go away this summer then we’ll have really achieved something special.

The free children’s tickets are available to anyone with the purchase of a full-price adult day or weekend ticket.

They will be available from midday today (June 23), there will be a limited number available and they are expected to be very popular and are available from