GoFest North: Winter & Spring Mini GoFest events (Regional Athletics Arena, Etihad Complex, (Sportcity) Manchester). Saturday 3rd February & Saturday 28th April 2018

GoFest North (Main Summer festival): Saturday 23rd & Sunday 24th June. (The Regional Tennis & Football Centre & East Manchester Leisure Centre)

GoFest South: Surrey Sports Park, Guildford. Saturday 21st and Sunday 22nd July 2018

What’s on at GoFest (all included in your ticket price):

  • Multiple Sports & Activities to “Have a Go” at! (10+ at Winter/ Spring Festivals, 40 – 50 at the Summer Events!)
  • Free Family Friendly Coaching from professionals, National Governing Bodies and local sports clubs
  • Numerous Dance and Fitness Classes
  • Main Stage Entertainment (Summer only)
  • Runs, Races and Relays
  • Exhibition and Retail - more things to try!
  • Chill out areas, Music Tents, Free massage (Summer only)
  • Giant Screens with live Sports coverage and Entertainment (Summer only)


Outdoor Bars, Barbecues, Food and drink (Summer Only)
Tournaments via Tournament Tickets (Summer only)


There are several aspects of life I am really passionate about: Family, Sport, Health and Fun! It saddens me to see this great country of ours facing a worsening obesity and inactivity crises, particularly amongst children, and after the success of London 2012 and Rio 2016. As a busy parent, I am also conscious of the constant juggle of trying to ensure that I spend quality time with my children, whilst dealing with the demands of the day to day.

With all this front of mind we created GoFest – The Family Festival of Sport, Dance, Health & Fitness. We have now taken great delight in welcoming thousands of families to our first four major festivals at Surrey Sports Park in Guildford and the Etihad Complex in Manchester.

Now we are bringing GoFest back to these amazing facilities in the Summer of 2018 and also adding two smaller largely indoor events at The Regional Athletics Arena and National Squash Centre in Manchester on February 3rd and April 28th. These are great opportunities to try some more sports and also learn about what’s on offer locally throughout the year.

There are plenty of ways to get involved, as a key sponsor, exhibitor or as sports or dance delivery partner so if you would like to support us in our drive to unite far more families through sport and healthy activity, please e mail me onpaul.farris@gofest.co.uk or call 07774 629242 for more details.

Please sign up to our newsletters by clicking here and ensuring you receive details and offers for 2018,.. and follow us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

We look forward to enjoying your company next year!…see you then!

With best wishes,
Paul Farris and family


Paul Farris

Hear GoFest founder Paul Farris on BBC Radio reviewing the sport and talking all things GoFest: