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14 Things You Probably Didn't Know You Could Do At Glastonbury Festival

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1. Go down the rabbit hole. (Literally.)

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We're not talking some airy metaphor for the transformational experience of spending a weekend at the festival. No, there's actually a rabbit hole. And it leads to a secret underground dance area. (Of course!)

We don't want to give too much away about this legendary secret spot. But it's somewhere in the Park Field. And you'll need your wits about you to solve its mysteries...

2. Watch an actual flea circus.

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Head on over to the Green Kids area to see Ms Chameleon's Incredible Flea Circus, all the way from the United States!

Fan favourites include Hercufleas (the Strongest Flea in the Universe) and Bob, the high-diving flea with his legendary "Triple Backflip Somersault of Doom".

3. Take a relaxing sauna (mud bath optional).

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Over in the Lost Horizon area you'll find the most chill part of Glastonbury Festival. And certainly the most free and easygoing one too.

But its more than just the woodfire sauna (clothes optional). There are massages and treatments available, a sunbathing lawn, hammocks, a plunge pool, and a veritable sea of tranquility.

6. Join the circus.


The schedule at the Circus fields is insane with so much going on each day. And for the daring, there's opportunity to get involved too, or you can just marvel at acrobats flinging themselves about in the air.

So if you've always fancied yourself a trapeze artist, now's your time to give it a shot.

7. Catch a blockbuster.

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The festival's Pilton Palais has been screening for over 30 years and always features a huge selection of films. From the early morning right into the early hours.

There's always a surprise advance screening too, so it's well worth keeping an eye on the programme.

8. Learn the art of wood-carving.

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Or one of the hundred and one other crafty workshops on offer at the Greencrafts Village in the Green Fields. Jewellery, crockery, textiles, sculptures... You can even learn how to band a cart wheel. Well worth stopping by.

11. Take a dip in Glastonbury Festival's hot springs.


Yes! Not only are hot showers a thing, but hot springs are a thing! Just make sure to get in line early in the Greenpeace field, as they can prove pretty popular. (Especially if the heavens have been open!)

13. Support the British steel industry.

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For the first time in 2016, Glastonbury Festival will be putting over 200,000 reusable, sustainable, stainless-steel cups into circulation. All it costs is a £5 deposit, which you can get back at the end of the week (or you can keep it as a souvenir).

Sourced from Sheffield and manufactured in Birmingham, never has a festival pint tasted so good!

Miss out in the resale? There's still a chance to win two tickets with Thatchers Cider, the official cider of Glastonbury Festival. Head over to the competition page now!

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