Boomtown 2018 Review

The Greatest Show My first Boomtown was like a child’s first visit to the circus. Bright lights, sound, whirling colour, and with that sense of genuine excitement and adventure you feel when you have no idea what’s going to happen next. From the moment we walked out over the wonderfully relaxed Whistlers Green to look […]

Boomtown 2017 review

Boomtown is a 60,000 person capacity music festival held on the Matterley Estate, Winchester in August and has been running since 2009. It is described by the organisers as a pop up city of wonderment, theatre, escapism and community with eleven districts filled with a fully immersive and theatrically led experience, with hundreds of actors […]

BoomTown 2014 Review

7-11th August 2014 One CRAZY pop-up city! Review by Sarah, Jeff, Ash (aged 15) and Poppy (aged 8) We drove from Brighton on Thursday the 7th excited and looking forward to our very first Boomtown Fair experience with our two children Ash (15) and Poppy (8). The sun shone, radio played and we set off. […]

Into The Boomtown Maze…

If you’re going to Boomtown for the first time this year, you might have heard about the Boomtown Maze. But do you know what it is or how to get round it? If this is something you have been wondering, or if you want some inside information on The Maze this year, I have written […]

Boomtown! Parents Meetup

For all those going to Boomtown this year… We are introducing the first Boomtown Festival Kidz Parents Meetup! If like us, you don’t have any friends who would even attempt Boomtown, why not meet up with me and a few other parents for a night out?


Parent Reviews: 2019, 2018, 2017, 2016, 2014 Please note: In 2022 Boomtown removed their children’s field and dedicated family facilities, so although children are allowed at the festival we are unsure it would still be considered ‘family friendly’.  A pop-up city where the impossible is possible, and the abnormal is normal! Held in the beautiful Matterley […]