You’ll have no doubt seen several posts from me on this blog about Goodwood. It’s fair to say I am a fan of their events! Today I am writing specifically about the Goodwood Revival and the family camping area.
Goodwood Revival is a completely different kettle of fish to the Festival of Speed. FoS is definitely one for the speed freaks and petrol heads, Revival summed up in a word is ‘classic’. It’s a gloriously chic weekend packed full of historic motor racing, great music and so much more. It’s an amazing event for all the family. Many of people choose to dress up in vintage style and that’s what makes the event so unique. It’s worth noting, you don’t have to dress up if you don’t want to. You certainly won’t be out of place if you don’t, but it’s a nice thing to do and gets you more involved in the spirit of things.
Part of the Goodwood experience for me is the camping. I’ve camped in many different locations nearby – from proper campsites to rather questionable pub fields but last year I attended the Festival of Speed and experienced camping at Goodwood itself for the first time. In fact it was the first time they had offered a dedicated family camping experience – and what an experience it was.
There wasn’t much I could fault to be honest. Camping isn’t for everyone, I accept that, but as camping goes, this was a wonderfully civilised experience – peaceful surroundings, respectful neighbours, fabulously clean and equipped toilets (hurrah), a great children’s play area, gourmet food on offer and of course the cherry on the top – a licensed bar! If you want to read more about what I had to say about it at the time then you can do so here!
I am pleased to tell you that following excellent (well-deserved!) feedback, Goodwood have now extended this fantastic feature to the Revival event. Here’s what you get:
- Dedicated campsite manager for Family Camping
- Camping area separated from other guests (based at the Racecourse)
- Shuttle bus to take you between the Revival venue (the Motor Circuit) and your campsite
- On-site shop and catering, plus lockable refrigerated storage space
- Complimentary use of a playground
If you want to find out more about the family campsite, then you can their website here.
We’re pretty busy this year but we’re hoping to make it back to Goodwood for the Revival in September as we’ve not been now for about six years!
Are you fan of camping? Are you indeed a fan of Goodwood like me? Would love to hear your thoughts!