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Everything You Need to Know About Henley Summerfest - The Big Family Day Out

Everything You Need to Know About Henley Summerfest - The Big Family Day Out

Set for Saturday, 12th August 2024, the Henley Summerfest is on track to deliver a day filled with fun, entertainment, and unforgettable experiences.

With a day packed full of a wide variety of activities, performances, and attractions,  from thrilling arena demonstrations and musical tributes to a spectacular fireworks display, Summerfest has got something for everyone.

Here’s everything you need to know to make the most of the day.

What's On at Henley Summerfest 2024

Arena Demonstrations and Displays

Prepare to be thrilled by the dynamic performances and displays lined up for the day.

The Bolddog Freestyle MX Team will amaze audiences with their high-flying motocross stunts. The Stannage International Stunt Team and Paul Hannam Stunt Riders will showcase daring feats of bravery and skill. Plus, the Jump Dogs Skydiving Team will be performing precision skydiving displays, adding an exciting aerial element to the event.

Music and Entertainment

The Symphonic Ibiza Orchestra will headline the event, blending classical music with iconic Ibiza anthems. Fans of The Killers will enjoy The Fillers, a tribute band capturing the essence of the original group. ABBA lovers will be delighted by ABBAMagic, and Ska Wars will bring energetic two-tone ska tunes to the stage. Plus, the Red Stripe Band will add their unique sound to the musical mix.

Activities and Fun for All Ages

Henley Summerfest is designed to be a fun-filled day for the whole family. Included in the cost of your ticket are the Falconry Display, offering a chance to see majestic birds of prey up close. Kids and adults alike can enjoy rides on Lennie the Land Train, as well as the magical performances by Van Buren Magic, and learn new skills at the Circus Workshop.

Plus, there will be stilt walkers, bubble performers, and poi ribbon dancers adding to the festive atmosphere throughout the event.

Fireworks and Pyrotechnics

As the sun sets, prepare for a spectacular fireworks finale set to music. This stunning display will light up the night sky, creating the perfect end to an amazing day.

Additional Attractions

For those looking to add even more excitement to their day, several attractions are available at an additional cost. Take to the skies with Helicopter Rides or experience the thrill of Mini Monster Truck Rides. The Time 2 Bounce Inflatable Park, a variety of fairground rides, side stalls, games, craft stalls, face painting, and glitter tattoos ensure there’s no shortage of activities to enjoy.

Food and Drink

You're welcome to bring your own picnic to the event, or you can explore the new Artisan Food Traders, as well as fairground food kiosks, ice cream vans, and a selection of bars giving you plenty of choices to keep everyone fed and watered.

Getting Tickets to Henley Summerfest 2024

Advance tickets are available at a discounted rate: £14 for children (ages 3-15), £28 for adults (16+), and £75 for a family ticket (2 adults and 2 children). These prices are valid until the 25th of July.

On-the-day tickets are slightly higher, priced at £16 for children, £32 for adults, and £85 for a family ticket. Infants (0-2 years) can enter for free.

Event Schedule

The gates open at midday for parking and fairground access, with entertainment starting at 1:00pm.

The event runs until 10:30pm, finishing with the spectacular fireworks display.

Arriving early is recommended to make the most of the day and secure a good spot for the evening’s entertainment.

What Can I Bring With Me?

The organisers encourage you to bring picnic blankets or chairs to stay comfortable. You can also bring a small beach tent for shade. It’s advisable to dress in layers and bring a waterproof jacket to be prepared for any changes in the weather.

Dogs are also welcome at Summerfest but must be well-behaved, kept on a lead, and cleaned up after. Given the fact that there will be firework displays, loud music and crowds do think carefully about whether you want to bring your four-legged family members to Newbury Summerfest.

How to Get to Henley Summerfest

Getting to Henley Summerfest is easy, whether you're travelling by car, train, bus, or even by bike. Here’s a detailed guide to help you plan your journey to Henley Showground.

By Car

Henley Showground is conveniently located and easily accessible by car from various parts of the UK.

  • From the M4: Take exit 8/9 onto the A404(M) towards Henley-on-Thames. Follow the signs for Henley Showground.
  • From the M40: Take exit 4 onto the A404 towards Marlow/Bourne End/Henley-on-Thames. Follow the signs for Henley Showground.

There is free on-site parking available for all visitors. If you require accessible parking, there are designated spaces for blue badge holders.

By Train

The nearest train station is Henley-on-Thames, which is well-connected with frequent services from London Paddington and other major cities.

  • From Henley-on-Thames Station: The showground is approximately a 10-minute taxi ride from the station. Taxis are readily available outside the station, or you can pre-book a service.

By Bus

Local bus services run from Henley and other nearby towns to locations close to the showground.

  • Bus Routes: Check the latest schedules and routes on the local transport website or contact the local bus service provider for the most up-to-date information.

By Bicycle

For those who prefer an eco-friendly option, cycling to Henley Showground is a great choice. There are bike racks available where you can securely park your bicycle.

Travel Tips

  • Plan Ahead: Given the popularity of Henley Summerfest, traffic near the showground can be busy, especially close to event start times. Plan to arrive early to avoid congestion and secure a good spot for parking.
  • Check Public Transport Timetables: Ensure you check the latest schedules for trains and buses to plan your journey efficiently.
  • Carpool: If you’re driving, consider carpooling with friends or family to reduce the number of vehicles trying to get into and out of the event.

Henley Summerfest is set to be a highlight of the summer, offering a full day of excitement, entertainment, and fun for all ages. With a fantastic lineup of performances, a variety of activities, and a stunning fireworks finale, this event is not to be missed.

Get your tickets now and prepare for an unforgettable family day out at Henley Showground.

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