What is GoFest?
GoFest is a three day sport, fitness, dance and health festival, which seeks to encourage and inspire activity and a healthy approach to living from the moment a toddler can walk, right through adult life. Having been designed to specifically address issues of inactivity, excess weight and obesity in the UK and simultaneously tackle the growing lack of quality time we are spending with our families, GoFest is a place where active families unite.
What to expect at GoFest
The weekend of GoFest will be a weekend different to any other that you and your family will have experienced. If you enjoy being bored and aimlessly looking into space is your favourite pastime… GoFest probably isn’t going to be for you! The festival will be a three day, action packed event that will keep you motivated, energised and entertained every step of the way.
GoFest prides itself on being an inclusive festival. You’ll never feel left out or out of place as there will be activities for all ages, genders and abilities. In fact, coming to GoFest is an ideal way to pick up a new sport or activity in a sociable, encouraging and supportive environment.
Who to expect at GoFest
At GoFest, you may find yourself bumping into some of the UK’s greatest sporting icons with appearances from Kevin Keegan, Sharron Davies, Roger Black and Steve Backley to list but a few.
There will also be coaching from the Harlequins, Surrey Smashers, Surrey Storm and Surrey United community team with player visits throughout the weekend!
The sports park has a wide range of indoor and outdoor facilities including:
- 12 meter high climbing walls
- 2 fully equipped dance and exercise studios
- 3 large indoor arenas
- 8 squash courts
- 3 full size artificial pitches (for soccer, hockey and netball)
- 8 tennis courts / 2 basketball / 2 netball courts
Why do we need your help
Zones at GoFest
Ever fancied a go at Cricket, well here’s your chance with expert coaching in all the skills from Surrey County Cricket Club.
From our BMX displays and juice-making bikes, through to spinning classes and a rough terrain mountain bike course, this is our version of cycling heaven!
Had enough sweating and exercise for a while and need to chill out for bit? No problem! Allow us to help you unwind and relax with a visit to GoChill where you can get pampered and make yourself feel human again!
Put yourself up to the challenge and test your speed, agility and skills across a multitude of sports.
Ever fancied ice skating or skiing in the middle of summer? Well here’s your chance to do just that as we bring you winter in July! A must-visit zone for all winter and Christmas lovers!
Go work your way fit with a variety of fitness classes for all ages and levels. With so much choice, a workout will never have felt this good!
Feeling peckish but want to remain in the healthy spirit? GoFuel is our food and nutrition zone, packed with top tips on eating well, live cookery demonstrations from our chefs and kids cookery workshops all surrounded by exhibitors selling everything from protein shakes to healthy ice creams!
GoKids is our specialist zone for 5 to 11 year olds and is the perfect opportunity for your kids to let off loads of steam. A fantastic mix of sport “taster” sessions run by our professional coaches as well as some other games and activities well suited to the age group!
Skills and thrills, tournaments to improve your Volleyball skills with Volleyball England.
Ever fancied a go at scuba diving or thought you could master synchronised swimming? Well now’s your chance! From professional swimming lessons through to stand up paddle boarding, this zone presents a wide array of watery pursuits in the Olympic size pool!
Not quite so sporty but more into dance? Well we’ve got this covered too! Located next to the main stage, GoStrut features an awesome array of dance classes throughout the weekend, suitable for all ages and abilities and also featuring some fabulous exhibition dances from our professionals.
If your kids need more independence whilst hanging out with their mates to do some sport, then GoTeens will be right up their street. Featuring some slightly more laid back sports and chill out spaces as well as our fabulous skateboard half pipe, your teenagers will really enjoy being active with their peer group.
The perfect zone for your 2-5 year olds. Play with your little ones and take advantage of the wide variety of games and activities available. Or drop them in our creche facility with our CRB checked and fully qualified carers and give yourselves a couple of hours of well deserved time alone. We think a visit to GoChill is in order!
With the Rugby Union World Cup coming to the UK in the autumn of 2015, what better way than to learn the basics or brush up on your skills? With coaching from current Harlequins stars, if you’ve never tried rugby, you’ve got to Go give it a Try!
GoTumble is the newest zone addition to GoFest! This zone is sure to improve your flexibility, balance and co-ordination so make sure you pay a visit and book in for a free coaching session!
Risks and challenges
GoFest has been backed in practical ways by many of the UK’s National Governing Bodies of Sport but GoFest still needs you, the public, to get involved to make it happen! In order to make this dream a reality we need to start selling out of tickets, or little Billy might be very lonely all alone on the football field that day.