Win tickets to the Festival of Sport at Holkham


Published:
09:30 12 March 2022



It’s one of the hottest new festivals in the area, and now EDP is offering readers the chance to win a family ticket including camping for the Festival of Sport.

Most people might think festivals are mostly about music and food, but a newcomer to Norfolk’s summer events calendar, Festival of Sport, offers these and more.

A weekend celebration of physical activity, wellness and sports of all kinds, the Festival of Sport made its successful debut at beautiful Holkham Park last August.

And this year’s event, from Friday August 12th to Monday August 15th, is shaping up to be even bigger and better, with an extra night for families to unwind for the fun Sunday night wrap-up party.

The festival aims to give families the chance to try out a whole range of new sports, as well as giving youngsters valuable training tips in more familiar sports thanks to its impressive line-up of international stars.


Families can try a wide range of sports at the Festival of Sport, including archery
– Credit: Sports Festival

Rugby World Cup winner Will Greenwood co-founded Festival of Sport with fellow international Austin Healey.

Sports legends confirmed so far include former England and Norwich City striker Dean Ashton, Olympic gold medal-winning hockey players Kate and Helen Richardson-Walsh, former England cricketer Ryan Sidebottom, British trampolinist Amanda Parker, former England netballer Tamsin Greenway and Paralympic rowers Victoria and Tom Agar.

Recent additions to the lineup will see netballers Karen Atkinson and Karen Greig, rower Alan Campbell and freestyle footballer Charlotte Lade-Rogers join other sports stars over the weekend.


Boys playing hockey at the Festival of Sport

Hockey is one of the core sports at the Festival of Sport, and Olympic gold medal-winning hockey players Kate and Helen Richardson-Walsh will be in attendance
– Credit: Sports Festival

The basic sports in which children can get involved are rugby, hockey, cricket, football, gymnastics, netball and athletics.

Alongside this, a host of additional sessions allow youngsters to learn the basics of trampolining, rowing, boxing, mixed martial arts, archery, dodgeball, kayaking and more again, including the laser run, which is new for 2022 and run by the Pentathlon. Go.

This year will also see a larger golf area where two-time European Tour winner Graeme Storm will help budding golfers hone their driving, putting and chipping skills.

With coaching and activities primarily aimed at children aged 5-17, there are plenty of additional activities to keep preschoolers and adults occupied and entertained.

Fun matches between adults and legends proved very popular last year, while those who prefer to take things a little more relaxed can try a yoga session, sit down and enjoy an expert chat or even getting a massage.

There will be on-site camping for families to bring their own tents or motorhomes, or there is a range of glamping options to upgrade to, such as a pre-erected tent or bell yurt, or even a trailer Classy Airstream. For those who prefer solid walls, Holkham is of course surrounded by holiday homes, including a number on the Holkham estate itself.


Bell tents at the Festival of Sport

Camping pitches are available on site, or you can choose one of the glamping options, such as a pre-erected bell tent
– Credit: Sports Festival

And the fun doesn’t stop once the sun goes down, with outdoor cinema on Friday, then live music and DJs on Saturday and Sunday.

A wide range of food and drink is available throughout the weekend, with high quality local vendors as well as more exotic flavors and several licensed bars.

Tickets for the full weekend are on sale now, at £370 for one adult and one child. Additional adult tickets are £160, additional child tickets are £210. Tickets include access to the event and the full program of sports sessions for all children as well as entertainment on all three evenings. On-site accommodation starts at £70 for three nights for a tent or campervan pitch, or ready-to-pitch bell tents from £250 (three nights, up to six sharing). Find out more at www.festivalofsportuk.com

WIN: Weekend ticket with camping pitch for a family of 4, worth £810

The weekend ticket includes:

  • Arrival on Friday and free event guide.
  • Outdoor cinema on Friday evening.
  • Two full days of sports for children, plus activities for the whole family on Saturday and Sunday.
  • Live music and entertainment on Saturday and Sunday evening.
  • A campsite for Friday, Saturday and Sunday evenings to bring your own tent or motorhome – or you can upgrade to glamping thanks to accommodation partner Festival of Sport.

The group must include at least one child under 17 and at least one adult over 18. Additional tickets for adults and children can be purchased.

All you need to do to win this fantastic prize is simply answer the following question…

Which sport is new to the Festival of Sport in 2022?

Rugby, cricket, laser run or football?

To participate, complete the online form at https://bit.ly/Festival-of-Sport. The deadline is March 19 at 5 p.m.

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