The Island’s favourite family festival is back! August 6-10, 2020!
Live Music & DJs – Big Family Entertainment & TV Stars – Outdoor Adventure Activities – Dance, Theatre & Arts
Wellbeing – Glamping – Local food market & Cocktail Bars – and so much more …
Great Wonderfest is a 4-day festival mini break designed especially for families with children of all ages.Created with love to give you and yours a wonderful weekend adventure packed full of music, outdoor activities, big family fun and the arts, all set in beautiful fields of wonder on the magical Duxmore Farm site on the Isle of Wight.
This is the ultimate family weekender with so much for everyone to see and do. Watch epic live bands, megastar DJs, TV legends and big family shows on the Main Stage. Get involved in Dance Workshops, Historical Re-enactments, Arts & Crafts, Slime Messy Play, Learn to DJ and experience Immersive Theatre around the site. You can get also active with your loved ones in the Adventure Field featuring an awesome Climbing Wall, a rad Skate & BMX Park plus a Football Training Camp, Family Cross Fit, Body Zorbing and loads more. All this plus the Scouts are back, teaching campfire skills and running a brilliant action-packed Scout Camp programme aka ‘Scoutfest’.
We also love to party at Great Wonderfest so expect banging day time pop up discos for kids and teens plus adult-only after parties with big name DJs! And to help get the party started they’ll be plenty of fun with Cocktail & Mocktail master classes and Pamper Stations with makeovers, fancy dress, and styling sessions available.
For those wanting to just chill you’ll discover laid back picnic areas and a local food market plus Wellbeing fans will have plenty on offer with everything from massage and mindfulness sessions to Yoga, Pilates and Dance.
There really is something for everyone at Great Wonderfest, so pop in for the day or get a special every day pass with our IOW Resident Ticket or come and enjoy a summer staycation mini break with your family, camping under the stars for 4 nights, enjoying the great facilities the camp has to offer. Expect premium hot showers and spacious family pitches, there’s also super Accessibility services with Sensory Areas and Quiet Spaces, our Glamping Village is top notch with Mumma Jools hosting her gorgeous Bell Tents and Tipis and our big fun Camper Van field – there’s even a babysitting service c/o the wonderful Mortimer Nannies!
You can also pimp up your experience to a VIP package with access to the Star Bar with Main Stage views and table service, free Yoga sessions, Hot Tubs and Saunas.
The 2020 line up is well underway and we will be announcing very soon … but don’t miss out on our incredible early bird offer!
2019 saw live music from boy band royalty Busted, pop sensations The Vamps, Becky Hill and Conor Maynard and DJ mega stars Sigma, Jaguar Skills, Brandon Block and Mistajam, plus retro favourites Robin S, The Blow Monkeys and Musical Youth.
There were big family shows everyday including Dick & Dom, Rastamouse Live, Peppa Pig & George, and Britain’s Got Talent stars Flawless. There was a huge Kids Field with a brilliant Kids Club Arts & Craft Zone, a Comic Café, a Sensory Zone, Baby Changing and a Vintage Fairground.
The Scouts hosted a festival within the festival with ‘Scoutfest’, and Adventure Activities ran the brilliant outdoor action programme featuring Climbing Wall, Human Table Football and Zorbing! And the Awakening Retreat provided a chilled out space, Tent Talks and Mindfulness sessions. There really was something for everyone!