We are excited to reveal new plans for the Family Area at this year’s Goodwood Festival of Speed

We are excited to reveal new plans for the family Area at this year’s Goodwood Festival of Speed


  • Spider cranes to take centre stage in this year’s Thakeham Family Area
  • Fun and games including plumbing-inspired fun, brick wall building, face painting, tot car racing and the ever-popular ball pit!
  • Situated by the Festival of Speed Startline where all the action begins!
  • The Wacky Racers are back too!

Goodwood Festival of Speed promises four days of thrilling entertainment and fun for the whole family. Last year, over 200,000 people visited the festival to enjoy The Hillclimb, the F1 Paddock, Style et Luxe and so much more. Very much part of the action, the Thakeham Family Area experience has been designed with families in mind and enjoys a prime position by the Startline.

This year, we are delighted to bring new activities to the Family Area. Our biggest new challenge features giant Thakeham Spider Cranes! Last year’s favourites will be there too: face painting; tot car racing, treasure hunting (with real diggers!) and the mini builders’ bricklaying Big Cat Build. And, festival favourites, the Wacky Racers will be back as well.

We offer the perfect spot from to enjoy the action while taking a break with the family. Overlooking the Startline, the Family Viewing area provides a great view, along with ear defenders to protect little ears! There is a big screen and covered seating from which to enjoy the action, family friendly food including ice creams, and you can pick up an exclusive Thakeham buggy, which is the perfect solution for little ones with tired legs. Arrive early to avoid disappointment!

Rob Boughton, our group managing director, says:

Last year was a wonderful Goodwood Festival of Speed for Thakeham. We felt the Thakeham Family Area offered something a little different and we are delighted so many festival attendees visited and enjoyed the team’s hospitality. We want this year to be even more memorable – so we have added cranes! We look forward to welcoming you to the Thakeham Family Area at Goodwood Festival of Speed 2019.

For more information about the Thakeham Family experience at this year’s festival please visit Festival of Speed

We were delighted with feedback from visitors last year, which included:

“Thakeham Homes Diggers were great fun”
“The Thakeham stand was wonderful for my grand-daughter because Penelope Pitstop and the Wacky Racers made her day”
“I most enjoyed the care and attention at Thakeham”
“Thakeham area was fantastic for families with young children”
“I enjoyed the family focus of Thakeham”

We love sharing our news via our social media channels. You can follow us and share your Goodwood Festival of Speed photos and stories by using #Thakehamfamily #familydriven and #FOS and tag us using @thakeham

To find out more and to buy tickets, visit the Goodwood Festival of Speed website

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