Boomtown

7th - 11th August 2019

Location: Matterley Estate, Alresford Road, Near Winchester, Hampshire, SO21 1HW

Size: 60,000

Website: www.boomtownfair.co.uk

Parent Reviews: 2019 2018, 2017, 2016, 2014

Boomtown: A pop-up city where the impossible is possible, and the abnormal is normal!

Held in the beautiful Matterley Bowl Estate in Winchester, Boomtown is a magical city in a city but once you’re there you could be anywhere in the world…!!

Read more…

Boomtown 2019 Review

Boomtown 2019 was another whirlwind of music, colour, laughter and good family times.

I don’t usually want to hype a festival up too much in case people are disappointed. With Boomtown there are no such worries. Despite being up against some of the worst weather I’ve seen at a festival. Boomtown was an exceptional weekend full of silliness, fun and loads of great music and dancing.

Read more…

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 this guide for you!

Read more…

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? Read more…

Booming Kidztown!

Boomtown is a crazy immersive ever-changing landscape so there is always something new. It has many new stages and areas to explore this year.

Boomtown Kidztown

Read more…

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 out over the Vegas style city of Downtown I knew I was somewhere special.

Read more…

Boomtown – It’s Dare!

Gorillaz, craziness and more at 2018’s Boomtown Fair

Boomtown Oldtown
[photo credit: Boomtown]
I have been wanting to go to Boomtown for so long and we are finally going for the first time this year.

I admit I have what could amount to an obsession with interactive and immersive theatre. It was a love I discovered at Glastonbury Festival more than 20 years ago. I was a shy child and it took me a long time to come out of my shell. To pretend to be another character, to go along with a story and to pretend I’m in it, is a genuine thrill for me. Now that I have my own children I have involved them in this passion and noticed them finding confidence through joining in too. Read more…

South England: Best Family Festivals 2018

These are our writers’ favourite festivals in South England. Festival-goers down south have lots to choose from ranging from small and laid back to exciting and busy – it depends what you’re into!

For more festivals please see our special family friendly festival map.

Read more…

Six reasons to be excited about 2018

A Glastonbury Festival fallow year is always a strange one for the people that go every year. I used to be one of them – and even now I still get a pang every year when it’s on – so I understand that you might have a festival-shaped hole to fill.

Still let’s hope that the 2018 hole isn’t just full of mud! Although even if it is, it won’t stop us from having fun.

The great thing is that now there are so many other festivals to go to (we have over 150 on our site, with more added every year) that you could use this year to explore something completely new. And if you find an amazing one, please do share it with us on our Facebook page, or email us on chat@festivalkidz.com!

Read more…

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 bringing the film-like street sets to life.

Read more…

Boomtown

7th - 11th August 2019

Location: Matterley Estate, Alresford Road, Near Winchester, Hampshire, SO21 1HW

Size: 60,000

Website: www.boomtownfair.co.uk

Parent Reviews: 2019 2018, 2017, 2016, 2014

Boomtown: A pop-up city where the impossible is possible, and the abnormal is normal!

Held in the beautiful Matterley Bowl Estate in Winchester, Boomtown is a magical city in a city but once you’re there you could be anywhere in the world…!!

Read more…

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 this guide for you!

Read more…

Booming Kidztown!

Boomtown is a crazy immersive ever-changing landscape so there is always something new. It has many new stages and areas to explore this year.

Boomtown Kidztown

Read more…

Boomtown – It’s Dare!

Gorillaz, craziness and more at 2018’s Boomtown Fair

Boomtown Oldtown
[photo credit: Boomtown]
I have been wanting to go to Boomtown for so long and we are finally going for the first time this year.

I admit I have what could amount to an obsession with interactive and immersive theatre. It was a love I discovered at Glastonbury Festival more than 20 years ago. I was a shy child and it took me a long time to come out of my shell. To pretend to be another character, to go along with a story and to pretend I’m in it, is a genuine thrill for me. Now that I have my own children I have involved them in this passion and noticed them finding confidence through joining in too. Read more…

Six reasons to be excited about 2018

A Glastonbury Festival fallow year is always a strange one for the people that go every year. I used to be one of them – and even now I still get a pang every year when it’s on – so I understand that you might have a festival-shaped hole to fill.

Still let’s hope that the 2018 hole isn’t just full of mud! Although even if it is, it won’t stop us from having fun.

The great thing is that now there are so many other festivals to go to (we have over 150 on our site, with more added every year) that you could use this year to explore something completely new. And if you find an amazing one, please do share it with us on our Facebook page, or email us on chat@festivalkidz.com!

Read more…

Boomtown 2019 Review

Boomtown 2019 was another whirlwind of music, colour, laughter and good family times.

I don’t usually want to hype a festival up too much in case people are disappointed. With Boomtown there are no such worries. Despite being up against some of the worst weather I’ve seen at a festival. Boomtown was an exceptional weekend full of silliness, fun and loads of great music and dancing.

Read more…

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? Read more…

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 out over the Vegas style city of Downtown I knew I was somewhere special.

Read more…

South England: Best Family Festivals 2018

These are our writers’ favourite festivals in South England. Festival-goers down south have lots to choose from ranging from small and laid back to exciting and busy – it depends what you’re into!

For more festivals please see our special family friendly festival map.

Read more…

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 bringing the film-like street sets to life.

Read more…