Win a pair of weekend camping tickets to the Vintage Festival 13-15th July (Kids go free)

Stop press . Unfortunately, following lower than expected ticket sales
and amidst undoubtedly a summer of much cultural competition, this year’s
Vintage Festival is sadly not able to operate as a stand-alone
event. Instead, a fitting alternative has been agreed with the
organisers of Wilderness Festival who have offered to host an intimate and
authentic incarnation of Vintage, as part of their own celebration within their
Cornbury Park site in Oxfordshire.

The winner will be offered this as an alternative prize. So sorry!


The Vintage festival 13-15th July

Would you like to win a pair of weekend camping tickets to Wayne Hemingway’s Vintage Festival this summer?  The festival celebrates the ‘Best of British’ culture for one glamorous weekend, bringing together the music, fashion, film, art, design and food of the 1920s – 1990s. It will take place at the accessible Boughton Estate in Northamptonshire – just two hours travel from 80% of the population – on 13-15th July 2012.

The festival leads the way in offering a uniquely glamorous and fully immersive festival experience in a stunning setting. Whether it’s learning the dances of the decades, boogying along to tunes of an incredible DJ set, having a decade specific make-over or takingadvantage of the Vintage Marketplace brimming with 250 independent retailers and renowned brands from past to present, it truly is a creative feast for all the ages.

This year’s line-up includes the likes of: Aloe Blacc, Chic Ft. Nile Rogers, Cameo, Betty Wright, and 150 DJ’s, such as Graeme Park and Danny Rampling from the infamous Hacienda era. Fashion guru’s Twiggy, Jo Wood, Blitz Club legend- Rusty Egan and Strictly Come Dancing supremo- Brendan Cole will also be curating a series of bespoke catwalk shows, among much more. Visit for further information.



For the kids there will be den building, puppet miaking, kite buiilding, avintage fun fauir with clasic sports day games, cartoon afternoons and hot chocolate and bed time stories ! Children under 1go free.


Would you like to win tickets to the Vintage festival ?

If you would like to win this brillant prize simply tell me in the comments section below your favourite sports day race,

If you would like  a second go simply subscribe to my newsletter and leave a seperate comment saying you have,


UK entrants only please, Tickets cannot be exchanged or refunded, Winner picked at random on June 30th,

Good luck!



  1. Paul Burrows
    June 19, 2012 / 10:15

    My favourite event at school sports days was the mothers’ race which they all claimed not to be interested in but secretly they all wanted to win.

  2. Paul Burrows
    June 19, 2012 / 10:17

    I have also subscribed to your Newsletter as I would dearly love to win tickets to Vintage Festival 2012. I am bidding for a fantastic Tommy Nutter tweed suit on ebay and I want to show it off.

  3. Penny Ford
    June 19, 2012 / 11:20

    egg and spoon race, so much fun to watch.

  4. Anna Wilds
    June 19, 2012 / 12:27

    Its got to be the egg and spoon race, especially whilst watching my eldest son when he was at pre school hold his egg all the way to the finish line with a look of pure concentration on his little face.

  5. Adrian Crook
    June 19, 2012 / 12:46

    100 metres

  6. Rose
    June 19, 2012 / 13:26

    I would love to win these! Sports day fvourite has to be the 3 leged race! Always ended up falling over and giggling like mad! Subscribing for a second chance!

  7. Chris Walsh
    June 19, 2012 / 15:30

    The egg race has to be my favourite as it’s just plain funny!

  8. Claire woods
    June 19, 2012 / 19:31

    Egg and spoon race – it’s funny.

  9. Ren
    June 19, 2012 / 19:40

    Sack race. Always funny to see who’s try to cheat by running and not jumping. Unfortunately seems to be obsolete due to health and safety like so many other things….

  10. Sally Smith
    June 19, 2012 / 21:43

    my favourite race is the “under over” race, where a ball is passed down the line alternately under legs and over head!

  11. Sarah Hickman
    June 20, 2012 / 08:14

    The sack race was my favourite because of the different styles
    people used… massive jumps, tiny jumps, baby steps and shuffles! The ones who started off at the front would often get carried away and crumble just before the finish line! (PS subscribing for a second chance :))

  12. June 20, 2012 / 13:27

    The sack race, for the simple reason that it provides maximum opportunity for the participants to break their noses. I like a bit of jeopardy in a sporting occasion!

  13. Tatttooed_Mummy
    June 21, 2012 / 13:08

    I hate sports day!! If there was a race where you drank Pims that would be my fave but in leiu of that I will pick the sack race, I’d spend most of my time on my back! giggling

  14. James Farquharson
    June 21, 2012 / 13:09

    High jump into the kitty litter.

  15. Tatttooed_Mummy
    June 21, 2012 / 13:09

    I’ve subscribed to your Newsletter too

  16. June 21, 2012 / 13:16

    Bean bag on the head! One of my favourite jokes ever about why Britain are never that good at Olympic sports…because we spend our youth seeing not who can run the fastest…but who can run the fastest with a bean bag on their head!! (Look out for it at a future Olympics near you)

  17. Jess McGlynn
    June 22, 2012 / 12:10

    My favourite at school was the bean bag race, collecting bean bags each slightly further away than the last. Don’t know if it still exists as a race these days!

  18. Maria M
    June 22, 2012 / 16:03

    The 3 legged race! I ALWAYS fell over!!!

  19. Eleanor Jones
    June 24, 2012 / 16:04

    Egg and spoon race !

  20. Greig spencer
    June 25, 2012 / 08:16

    egg and spoon race lol

  21. Daisy Bryan
    June 25, 2012 / 17:28

    Definitely the egg and spoon race, was always the most fun 😀

  22. benjamin andrews
    June 25, 2012 / 17:29

    for me it would have to be the sack race!

  23. Christine Mosler
    June 25, 2012 / 22:09

    Beanbag on the head race…my hair gives me an unfair advantage!

  24. Nicky
    June 26, 2012 / 06:29

    My favourite was the three legged race! Always funny ,and you could never predict the winners!

  25. Kate
    June 26, 2012 / 06:54

    Egg & spoon race is the best

  26. Maggie
    June 26, 2012 / 07:42

    The sack race for no other reason than I turned out to be very good at it and always seemed to win.
    I passed on this talent to my eldest son who was/is brilliant at the sack race. Just a pity it’s not an Olympic sport as I am sure he could have brought home a gold.

  27. Maggie
    June 26, 2012 / 07:45

    Have subscribed to your newsletter

  28. kerry Locke
    June 26, 2012 / 07:59

    My Fave is the three legged race – dragging your poor friend up the field as fast as you can even when they have fallen over …. Booooo to the schools that have banned it!!!!

  29. kerry Locke
    June 26, 2012 / 07:59

    Subscribed to your newsletter xxxx

  30. Kelly-Marie Dudley
    June 26, 2012 / 08:07

    Egg and spoon. I am slow but low to the ground, and use this to my advantage. I regularly embarrass the kids.

  31. Carole Smith
    June 26, 2012 / 09:05

    The three legged race – always a challenge!

  32. June 26, 2012 / 11:29

    Subscribed too – would love to go and learn lots of crafty skills x

  33. June 26, 2012 / 12:14

    My family are VERY fond of reminding me of my very first school sports day, during which there was a most excellent race that involved three stops to put together a dressing up outfit so one stop had a pile of dresses to choose from, the second had a pile of old handbags and the third, oh glorious day, had a pile of excellent old hats. I can’t resist a really good old hat.

    Being quite a fast runner (what happened?), I reached the final hat stop first and after deliberating between two hats — a bright pink turban style affair and an oversized pale blue net one with pink flowers attached to the brim –, I opted for the former and went on my way. All would have been well but I was apparently struck by Hat Remorse and turned and went back for the other hat, only to see that another girl had picked it up. Being only six, I thought nothing of snatching it from her head then punching her when she tried to get it back and, well, I am sad to say that a fight broke out.

    Victory was mine in a way – I mean, I came last in the race but I crossed the finishing line with THE hat on my head. And a bloody nose.

    This ruthless approach to both haberdashery and sartorial affairs has since served me well in several sales over the years.

    I’ve no idea what this race is called – the dressing up race perhaps? It’s definitely my favourite though! 🙂

    • Becky
      June 26, 2012 / 21:57


  34. Lynette Lawson
    June 26, 2012 / 12:41

    It has to be the three-legged race, we are always last but have such good fun as a family!

  35. PaulaGreen
    June 26, 2012 / 13:11

    Has to be the mums race watching all them ladies always saying “im not bothered who wins” YER RIGHT!

  36. Andy D
    June 26, 2012 / 20:23

    Sack Race

  37. Nicky Sian
    June 26, 2012 / 21:06

    I loved the obstacle course – I was rubbish at pretty much all sports, but due to my v short stature, was pretty good at getting through the camouflage nets. Hated the sack race – always came last – the smell of hessian still upsets me.

  38. Marie
    June 26, 2012 / 21:25

    Egg and spoon race for me too!

  39. maggie regan
    June 27, 2012 / 11:16

    has to be the skipping race someone allways got tangled up and fell over

  40. Christina
    June 28, 2012 / 07:15

    Tug of Ward is always fun

  41. c tindale
    June 28, 2012 / 11:19

    1500 metres

  42. Lorraine R
    June 28, 2012 / 15:38

    Sack Race

  43. Kylie
    June 29, 2012 / 01:10

    I have always been completely rubbish at sports, I even ran towards my own goal when we played football which everyone shouting at me to go the other way.

    In secondary school I signed myself up for the 800 meter race, in front of the whole school at our local race track, I sprinted the first lap, blow out all steam and ended up last.

    In middle school on the sprint I was certain I came 3rd, but they gave it to someone else (which meant I was 4th and didn’t get a sticker) I was indeed furious

    I am scarred for life so unfortunately I will have to say none. Although my nearly 3 year old has a little rubber egg and practices the egg and spoon race after she saw it on ‘The hive’ show, so we will go for that! 🙂 x

  44. DebbieV
    June 29, 2012 / 09:56

    Probably the potato race, although they did change the potatoes for bean bags by the time I left Junior School. And I agree with Nicky Sian, the mention of the sack race brings the smell of hessian straight back into my nostrils!

  45. Jackie Borland
    June 29, 2012 / 10:30

    The three legged race so funny

  46. Sarah Blair
    June 29, 2012 / 10:42

    Vintage race for Vintage festival – it has to be the Egg and Spoon race!

  47. Rik Line
    June 29, 2012 / 15:37

    Had to be the egg and spoon race, always fun seeing the interesting ways people would try and sneak chewing gum on to their spoon

  48. Lara Mason
    June 30, 2012 / 03:02

    egg and spoon race! So fun!!

  49. Lara Mason
    June 30, 2012 / 03:02

    I subscribed on the newsletter!

  50. Leigh Johnson
    June 30, 2012 / 03:03

    I love the sack race!!

  51. Leigh Johnson
    June 30, 2012 / 03:04

    I subscribed on the newsletter!

  52. June 30, 2012 / 05:29

    Tough as I love the egg and spoon race and the sack race. Sod it sack race it is;)

  53. MARK
    June 30, 2012 / 09:47

    Egg and spoon race

  54. MARK
    June 30, 2012 / 09:48


  55. Thelma
    June 30, 2012 / 10:00

    Sack Race

  56. Thelma
    June 30, 2012 / 10:01

    subscribed to my newsletter

  57. LISA
    June 30, 2012 / 13:43

    the skipping race was good

  58. LISA
    June 30, 2012 / 13:43

    have subscribed to newsletter extra entry

    June 30, 2012 / 17:23

    i was always put in the sack race as i was terrible at running

    June 30, 2012 / 17:23

    have subscribed to newsletter

  61. THOMAS
    June 30, 2012 / 19:05

    three legged race was always fun

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