Vauxhall leads family fun at Goodwood FOS

Festival of Speed | Press Article 17/04/24

This year’s Goodwood Festival of Speed promises something for every member of the family when it kicks off at the end of June (29 June – 2 July).

Vauxhall will provide a bumper line-up of family activities for visitors thanks to its Family Experience area, which will host a wide range of activities suitable for children and adults alike when they fancy a break from the on-track action.

With everything from football challenges, including one against a robot goalkeeper, to a zipline, ball pools and a selfie booth, Vauxhall’s Family Experience is a perennially popular element of the Festival of Speed. Last year, it welcomed nearly 79,000 visitors over four days.

The area will also house a crèche, where youngsters can be safely left to enjoy face painting, coconut tree climbing and a football version of crazy golf.

Vauxhall’s family-friendly space, situated near Gate 1, is perfect for both younger members of the family but caters, too, for the ardent car fans of the clan.

In keeping with this year’s Festival of Speed theme of “Peaks of performance – motorsport’s game-changers”, the Vauxhall Family Experience will also host a selection of the brand’s own game-changing vehicles, as well as its full range of current road cars.

The display will comprise:

-          1910 Vauxhall C-10 Prince Henry – acknowledged as the world’s first sportscar

-          1926 Vauxhall 30-98 – the UK’s first ever 100mph production car

-          1937 Vauxhall H-Type – the UK’s first unitary-construction production car

-          1993 Lotus Carlton – when launched, the fastest four-door production saloon in the world, with a top speed of 176mph

-          2012 Vauxhall Ampera – Europe’s first electric range-extender vehicle (E-REV)

Elsewhere, Vauxhall owners will be able to relax in the marque’s own Drivers’ Lounge, gaining entry by showing their Vauxhall keys. Visitors will also be able to experience Vauxhall’s in-car technology and connectivity in virtual reality.

Jaguar Land Rover will also offer plenty of family-based fun at its stand, including remote control version of Land Rover and Jaguar models and interactive elements connected to the brand’s sponsorships in tennis (Wimbledon) and sailing (British American Racing).

The event also promises plenty of two-wheeled action too, courtesy of the Goodwood Action Sports (GAS) arena, in which some of the world’s top action sports athletes complete gravity-defying stunts on BMX, mountain bikes, trials and motocross motorcycles. The jaw-dropping spectacle is performed several times a day during FOS, on a man-made playground of jumps, ramps and obstacles.

Saturday and weekend tickets are now sold-out, with Thursday, Friday, and Sunday tickets selling fast.  Hospitality packages are available throughout the weekend. To buy tickets or enquire about hospitality visit or call the Goodwood Ticket Office on 01243 755 055.




Staged every summer since 1993, the Goodwood Festival of Speed presented by MasterCard is the world’s largest automotive garden party; set against the spectacular backdrop of Goodwood House in West Sussex, UK. Over 600 cars and motorcycles spanning the phenomenal history of motoring and motor sport take part with some of the most legendary figures from the sport as well as international celebrities regularly attending. Highlights will include the Moving Motor Show, Forest Rally Stage, Michelin Supercar Paddock, Michelin Supercar Run, F1 paddock, Drivers’ Club, GAS Arena, Cartier Style et Luxe Concours d’Elegance, Aviation Exhibition and Bonhams Auction.


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