‘If anyone asks our daughter about the festival, she’ll be talking about diggers and building walls!’

– Allison Banks, Festival Attendee

Goodwood Festival of Speed 2021

The first Festival, in June 1993, redefined what a car event could be, and, in the years since, it has firmly established itself as the world’s greatest celebration of motorsport and car culture. Thakeham was the proud sponsor of the Family Area in 2018 and 2019, we’re delighted to be back this year with a few surprises up our sleeve.


Festival of Speed

We're bringing Eddie & Ellie to Goodwood!

Eddie & Ellie’s Wild Adventures is a cross-curriculum educational programme for lower KS2 pupils that is built around a children’s book.

It is a fundamental part of Thakeham’s Social Value approach, driving one of our four key Social Value goals – Building Future Generations.

This year we are bringing Eddie & Ellie to Goodwood so the little ones can learn all about the nature and ecology around them. We will have a station based in our family area full of enriching activities.

Keep an eye out on our social media to find out what Eddie & Ellie have in store!

Family fun for all

The extremely popular Thakeham Treasure Hunt will return, offering your ‘little builders’ the chance to operate one of three full-size diggers. This year, aligned with our industry-leading zero-carbon climate commitments, they are fully electric.

A brand new activity: ‘Pedal Paddock’, visitors can ‘spin to win’ – powering Scalextric cars with their legs. The faster you pedal, the quicker you drive!

Family favourites such as face painting and tot-car racing, or you can take a pit-stop on our deck chairs and bean bags by the big-screen TV.

Thakeham’s Family Area is right next to the Goodwood start line, so the petrol-head parents don’t have to miss a thing! As each spinning tyre crosses that famous line of bricks, you and your family can be right next to the action.

We even have ear defenders for the little ones!

Thakeham's Sponsorship

We are thrilled to sponsor The Family Area at Goodwood Festival of Speed 2021. In previous years, we all had so much fun entertaining visitors with our attractions such as the Thakeham Treasure Hunt and Big Cat Build – there was plenty to keep little builders of the future entertained.

Click below to see how much fun we had in 2019…


Thakeham & Goodwood - A Perfect Team

We are community creators committed to people, communities and creating amazing places to live. As a socially responsible community creator our aim is to enhance the communities we create, that’s why we are producing sustainable, zero carbon, modern self sustaining communities. We believe that sustainability should be at the heart of everything that we do, inspiring a change and a way forward. 

We’re a business that understands the importance of family and shared experiences, we deeply value our time with motorsport fans and their families; creating a day to remember.

We view ourselves as the Thakeham Family, which is why we are proud to have sponsored the Family Area at the Goodwood Festival of Speed.

Thakeham delivers exceptional quality by working as a team, making Thakeham and FOS a natural partnership.

– Rob Boughton, CEO of Thakeham Group

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