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  • The Great Wonderfest ⋆ 1st - 4th August 2019

  • Duxmore Farm ⋆ The Downs Road ⋆ Isle of Wight ⋆ PO30 2NZ

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The Awakening Retreat @ The Great Wonderfest

The Awakening Festival joins The Great Wonderfest to bring wellbeing and Zen to the ultimate family festival

Duxmore Farm, Isle of Wight, 1-4 August 2019

 

‘Tent Talks’ with special guests including:

Brandon Block (Happy Days)

Emily Leary A Mummy Too

Goal mapping sessions with Brian Mayne

 

The Studio presents

‘Wake Up Wonderfest’ Breath & Movement sessions

Mindfulness Magic for Kids

Yoga Dance Rave, Meditation Master-classes,

Aerial Yoga, Qoya for families,

Acro Dance, Pilates and much more …

 

Plus

Swedish Hot Tubs, Cloud Massage

Pat A Pony Therapy Ponies present Unicorn Day

Indulge Me Pamper Lounge & Glitter Station

Enki by Alex Lambie

Relax IOW: Reflexology, Pregnancy Massage, Learn Baby Massage Workshops

Hypnotherapy

Hammocks, Therapy Pods

The Magical Mandala Tree and much more …

The Awakening, a festival dedicated to wellbeing and self care which debuted on the Isle of Wight last month, is joining cosmic forces with the brilliant new family festival The Great Wonderfest, to curate a beautiful holistic wellbeing retreat experience.

The Awakening Retreat at The Great Wonderfest will be an inspirational ‘festival within a festival’, providing the ultimate nurturing space for energising, healing and unwinding. This escapist paradise nestled within an ancient woodland is where festival goers will be able to indulge in some ‘me time’ with a range of activities from talks and sessions to masterclasses, workshops and therapies.

The Awakening Retreat will consist of multiple curated spaces, as well as Swedish Hot Tubs,  massage, hammocks under the ancient oak trees, and therapy pods with a wonderful range of treatments on offer.

The Awakening Sessions Stage will play host to inspiring talks including ‘Spark Conversations’ and ‘Tent Talks’ focused on conscious living and wellbeing topics. Special guest speakers will include author and food blogger Emily Leary who will be sharing inspiration from her book How to Get Your Kids to Eat Anything’, and DJ legend and Life Coach Brandon Block who will be sharing his experiences and recommendations for living ‘Happy Days’.

The Awakening Sessions will keep minds and hearts filled throughout the day, including morning mindfulness sessions for kids and adults as well as interactive and fun goal mapping sessions with Brian Mayne, alongside practical Self Care Sessions from aromatherapy to creating family vision boards.

Brandon Block shares “As our Tent Talks evolve, we are more than excited to be teaming up with the Awakening Retreat for The Great Wonderfest, in the beautiful and spiritual Isle of Wight. I’ll be giving talks on Saturday and our team will be there throughout offering workshops, one-to-one sessions and interactive talks – spreading the word of wellbeing and raising awareness and consciousness throughout the nation.”

Kate Taylor, curator of The Awakening says“I’m delighted to be bringing The Awakening experience to the joyful Great Wonderfest. Blending The Awakening’s programme of wellbeing, self care, holistic and mindfulness sessions will give both adults and families the chance to create fun summer memories and take home the wellbeing practices they learn to be able to apply them to every day life. Curating this experience within a family festival means we get to share some of the incredibly important self care and wellbeing practices and expertise to both adults and kids, and everyone will have a huge amount of fun doing it.”

Also within this tranquil field of wonder sits The Awakening Studio, a programmed arena of active and relaxation sessions including yoga, breath & movement sessions, meditation masterclasses, Qoya for families, an introduction to hypnobirthing, acro dance workshops, pilates, aerial yoga, and even a yoga dance rave so you can get your Om on!

Throughout the weekend there will be creative mindfulness magic sessions for younger ones to make their own superpower wands, dream catchers and weaving gratitudes under The Awakening Retreat Magical Mandala Tree. There will also be a special performance of modern fable Enki by Alex Lambie, helping us to engage with the power of compassion and even a motivational talk based around the song titles from Great Wonderfest’s Sunday headline act, Busted!

The Self Care programme also includes some luxury with a variety of holistic treatments, the Indulge Me Pamper Lounge, a Unicorn Day hosted by Pat A Pony Therapy Ponies, Cloud Massage Therapists, Relax IOW’s Reflexology and Pregnancy Message and a Glitter Bar Beauty Salon for the full retreat and revive experience. The Great Wonderfest really does have something for everyone.

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Guides, Brownies and Rainbows join ‘Scoutfest’ at The Great Wonderfest!

Due to popular demand, The Great Wonderfest has now invited Girlguiding to partner with them for ‘Scoutfest’ to create the best Scouts and Guides camp ever; where Beavers, Cubs, Scouts, Rainbows, Brownies and Guides from all over the UK all go free!*

‘Scoutfest’ will have a dedicated campsite at The Great Wonderfest, based at Duxmore Farm, Isle of Wight, offering a brilliant environment for camping, rambling and other exciting outdoor activities. Join in the footsteps of other famous Scouts and Guides like adventurers Bear Grylls and Anna McNuff and even TV favourites David Walliams and Warwick Davis were once part of the Scouting family!

‘Scoutfest’ coordinator Malcolm Cox (MaC) says, “Every Scout has 40 million friends throughout the world. If we add the Girl Guides too we’ve got 50 million friends globally – that includes 3,000 on the Isle of Wight and over 1 million in the UK!

“We’re working on a range of amazing activities which we’ll be telling you about soon, so watch this space! We’ll also be announcing an amazing competition where one lucky Beaver, Cub, Scout, Rainbow Brownie or Guide can win family tickets for themselves and their friends!”

Dick, from festival hosts Dick and Dom, says, “It’ll be great to have the Scouts and Guides family at the Great Wonderfest. I used to be a Cub and a Scout so I know how important it can be to learn about the great outdoors. Not only can they develop their Scouting skills, but they can also party at The Great Wonderfest – festival badges all round!”

To redeem your ‘scouts go free’ offer, simply…

  1. Go to http://bit.ly/2Yr6ZEM
  2. Enter “scoutsgofree” in the promo code box
  3. Select the number of “Scout – Adult Weekend Camping Tickets” you wish to purchase (7 day and 4 day campsite options)
  4. Go to the next page and select the number of “Scout – Child Weekend Tickets” you wish to redeem.
  5. Complete your booking!

*This is a family offer and at least one adult ticket must be purchased in order to redeem the Scouts Go Free offer for your child.

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On-Site Images – Sneak Peek!

Here’s a sneak peek of what our Great Wonderfest Creative Team has been up to, showing off all their new kit, preparing the site for August! 😍👌

Check out some of the delights you’ll have to enjoy around our beautiful site here on Duxmore Farm, Isle of Wight. 🏝

With our brand new payment plan, tier 1 pricing for day tickets, VIP & weekend camping still available – don’t miss out! 🎉🥳

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‘Scoutfest’ at The Great Wonderfest

Cubs, Beavers and Scouts go free at The Great Wonderfest!

Announcing a brilliant Scout ‘Family Camp’ at the heart of an amazing new festival on the Isle of Wight hosted by Dick and Dom

Monday 29th July – 4th August: 7-Day Camp

Thursday 1st – Sunday 4th August: 4-Day Camp

The Great Wonderfest, an exciting new family entertainment festival hosted by TV legends Dick & Dom, has teamed up with Scouts IOW to launch ‘Scoutfest’, which invites Beavers, Cubs and Scouts from all over the UK to join them for the ultimate summer family camp!

‘Scoutfest’ will have a dedicated campsite at The Great Wonderfest, based at Duxmore Farm, Isle of Wight, offering a brilliant environment for camping, rambling and outdoor activities. Scouts go free and have the chance to opt for a 7-day or 4-day camp, where Scout groups from all over the country will be able to experience #SkillsForLife in a fantastic setting.

The Scouts motto is “Do more. Share more. Be more.” and what better way to experience this than by sharing an amazing outdoor experience with your family, as well as fellow Scouts from all over the country.

‘Scoutfest’ coordinator Malcolm Cox (MaC) says, “There’s always lots happening on the Isle of Wight and our Scouts take every opportunity to get involved with carnivals, processions, fetes and festivals across the Island. We’re especially pleased that Dick and Dom and the team at The Great Wonderfest have asked us to run Scoutfest within their festival. Together, we hope to set a new standard for bringing family fun to the Scouting experience!”

Dick, from festival hosts Dick and Dom, says, “It’ll be great to have the Scouts at the Great Wonderfest. I used to be a Cub and a Scout so I know how important it can be to learn about the great outdoors. Not only can they develop their Scouting skills, but they can also party at The Great Wonderfest – festival badges all round!”

‘Scoutfest’ will have the benefit of taking place within a family festival with music and entertainment on offer over four days, including Main Stage performances from pop stars Busted, The Vamps, Conor Maynard and retro acts such as The Blow Monkeys, Robin S and Musical Youth. All this plus big dance shows and workshops from Britain’s Got Talent stars Flawless and a Robots Live Arena featuring stars from BBC Robot Wars. With Dick and Dom hosting the main stage every day, as well as Peppa Pig & George’s Summer Festival and Rastamouse live, there really is something for kids all ages.

With ‘Scoutfest’ hosting their own festival within the heart of The Great Wonderfest, expect a lively programme of Scouting’s favourite activities, as well as a ‘Skills for Life’ programme focusing on helping Scouts develop into leaders, problem solvers and team players by giving them the character, employability and practical skills they need to succeed.

‘Scoutfest’ will host a full programme of activities; from badge work, daily challenges and outdoor pursuits, to big pioneering projects and fun stuff like Scout treasure hunts, pop-up tent packing competitions and hiking.

The Scouts will also host campfire sessions and campsite sing-alongs with special guests on the Main Stage. The brilliant local IOW Scouts will also have a media team on site producing a daily broadsheet as well as providing a Sherpa service, helping festival goers carry their kit to the campsites.

To redeem your ‘scouts go free’ offer simply…

  • Go to  http://bit.ly/2Yr6ZEM
  • Enter “scoutsgofree” in the promocode box
  • Select the number of “Scout – Adult Weekend Camping Tickets” you wish to purchase (7 day and 4 day campsite options)
  • Go to the next page and select the number of “Scout – Child Weekend Tickets” you wish to redeem.
  • Complete the booking

Ts & Cs : This is a family offer and at least one adult ticket must be purchased in order to redeem the Scouts Go Free offer for your child.

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”Really does have something for everyone!”- Dick & Dom

AMAZING MUSIC, AWESOME ACTIVITIES, AND UNFORGETTABLE ISLAND ADVENTURES – ‘THE GREAT WONDERFEST’ REALLY DOES HAVE SOMETHING FOR EVERYONE!

1-4 AUGUST, DUXMORE FARM, ISLE OF WIGHT

The UK’s brand new summer festival extravaganza ‘The Great Wonderfest’ announces a fantastic music and family entertainment line-up; including live headline shows from boy band superstars Busted and The Vamps plus performances from TV favourites Peppa Pig & George’s Summer Festival, Flawless, Rastamouse and a Robots Live Arena featuring stars of BBC Robot Wars, among many, many others.

All this plus a Glamping Village and Botanical Retreat for wellbeing and respite, and an action packed outdoor pursuits programme from Bushcraft to Body Zorbing plus adventure activities hosted by The Scouts.

It’s going to be a hot summer of ‘stay-cations’, so where better to kick off the school summer holidays than the glorious Isle of Wight, known for its tropical micro-climate and close proximity to London.

Say festival hosts and kids’ TV legends Dick and Dom, “We’re so excited to be hosting this brilliant new festival.”

‘The Great Wonderfest’ will be the ultimate family extravaganza with a stellar line up of live acts, DJ’s, family shows, TV stars and even magic, variety and cabaret – there really is something for everyone!”

The Great Wonderfest runs from 1st – 4th august 2019 and also includes the option of 7-day camping from Monday 29th July for those who want to enjoy a longer stay to explore the beautiful Isle of Wight.

Day tickets, weekend camping, VIP packages and glamping available

Brand new Family Festival…
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Our first Line-up Announcement

Brand new music and family festival ‘The Great Wonderfest’ has today announced a whole host of music and family fun to its ever-growing line-up.
Two of the UK’s biggest boy bands Busted and The Vamps are back with new albums and will exclusively headline The Great Wonderfest. Get ready to lose your cool to chart toppers like ‘What I go to School for’ and ‘Last Night’, along with some brand new hits to really make this summer one to remember!
Other great acts confirmed so far include headline sets from Sigma and Example, plus live performances from Conor Maynard, Mistajam and Becky Hill among many others.

There will also be a chance to enjoy some retro vibes with performances by 80s pop legends The Blow Monkeys and Musical Youth.
Other live appearances include Summer Dance Camp with world-class dance troupe Flawless, and Robots Live Arena featuring BBC Robot Wars Champion Apollo and Vulcan (King of Bots).

Say Dick and Dom,
“We’re huge fans of all the headliners and we can’t wait to see the return of boy band royalty Busted and The Vamps. ‘The Great Wonderfest’ will be the ultimate family extravaganza with a stellar line up of live acts, DJ’s, family shows, TV stars and even magic, variety and cabaret – there really is something for everyone!”

Taking place at the start of the summer holidays and hosted by the true kings of family entertainment, Dick and Dom, festival goers can expect a three day ‘schools out, old school, new school, no rules spectacular’ with music, magic, and immersive family fun at its core. Programmed by the brains of these creators of chaos, expect their big black book of TV chums and favourite acts to be unleashed into fields of wonder.

As well as fantastic bands and DJs, expect magic, comedy and vaudeville to play a big part in the weekend’s festivities. With four days of entertainment on tap, you can pick and choose your fun – including plenty of outdoor games for young and old.

This will be an active adventure holiday for the kids at the UK’s hottest tropical spot, the Isle of Wight, famed for it’s festival heritage and sunny climes!

So join us for a sporting high jinx festival of epic proportions where you can plot up for four days, or if you want to extend your island holiday then pitch up for seven days at The Great Wondercamp extended campsite for those who want to explore the island for a whole week.

  • Register today, for Phase 1 Ticket release supporting The Great Wonderfest’s Line-up announcement:
    7-day family camping ticket £300* and Weekend family camping £250*
    *Family of 4 (2 adults & 2 children)
    Adult weekend £100 and children’s weekend tickets priced from £25.00 – £50.00 (excluding booking fee).
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Our Amazing Site Revealed

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5 wonders of the Wight

Stay awhile

The Island is a great place to explore whilst on your Wonderfest holiday, here is our top 5 reasons to make this little rock your number one choice for your adventure…

#1 Beaches – we have loads of them. Beaches for sitting on, beaches for walking on, beaches for swimming, beaches for surfing, beaches for dogs, you name it, we probably have a beach for it. Whatever the weather, they are always open.

#2 Walking & Cycling – We have over 500 miles of walking routes and 200 miles of cycle paths, traversing woodlands, countryside and coast. Hike across our chalk downs, cruise through farmland or stroll along our promenades, there is something for everyone.

#3 The Food – This little island is fast becoming the foodie capital of the south-coast. Local produce abounds thanks to our fertile soils and extra hours of sunshine. From country pubs, coastal cafes, fancy-pants dining and everything in between, you can certainly get your fill.

#4 Picture Perfect – There will be plenty of photo opportunities. Quaint villages complete with chocolate box cottages; wild and rugged seas and our spectacular sunsets all make for instagram-worthy snaps to show the folks back home.

#5 History – Queen Victoria, Alfred Lord Tennyson and Lewis Carroll can’t all be wrong. Find out what attracted such illustrious visitors to the Island and discover our rich heritage and culture.

Amazing Ferry Offers!
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Amazing Ferry Offers!

We’re pleased to announce our amazing ferry deals with travel partners Wightlink, Red Funnel & HoverTravel.

Make your adventure to the Isle of Wight unforgettable, and take advantage of the fantastic travel offers available.

Getting to the Isle of Wight for you next family holiday couldn’t be easier.  Just two hours from London and Brighton – make your next summer holiday a full on Isle of Wight Adventure!

Find our ferry offers here.

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