General Info

Colourfest at Gaunts House for 2017

Wimborne, Dorset, BH21 4JQ

This year we have moved to the stunning venue at Gaunt’s House Dorset.  We have been running retreats there with Integral Yoga over the past 10 years so its lovely to also bring Colourfest there.

Gaunts House has an amazing array of gifts including on site accommodation for over 100 people, amazing woodlands, swimming pool, on site camping facilities toilets and showers, and masses of space for camping and camper vans.  Big thanks to Rufus and the Gaunts House team for welcoming us and making our transition so easy and seamless.

A Tribute to St Giles House

We want to take this time to thank Nick ( Lord Shaftsbury ) and St Giles House for all the love and support in helping us to get Colourfest running so beautifully over the last 4 years.  Its been an absolute honour and privilege to have ben there and the care and support of all the local staff (Stewart, Ben and Dave) has been immense.

It will always be a special place and time for us at Colourfest.  St Giles is a magical and beautiful and sacred space for us.  Thank you Nick and all the team.

PLEASE NOTE  – We are an alcohol free festival

Opening & Closing Times

ARRIVAL TIME:  Gates open 10am Thursday 1st June 2017

CLOSING TIME:  Closing Ceremony will be at 5.30pm Sunday 4th June 2017.  we will need people off site by 7.00pm


CAMPING: The camping is free with the full festival pass.  We have beautiful open fields in which to camp, way off the roads and right in the heart of the Dorset Countryside. (Included in ticket price)

ROOMS AT GAUNTS HOUSE:  We have multiple options for in house accommodation this year from single rooms, ensuite options, twins & shared dorms.  Please phone Gaunts House directly to book your room.  ( This will be additional to ticket price )

CAMPERVANS:  We have a space for and welcome campervans. ( included in ticket price)

Toilets, Sauna and Showers

We now have a toilet block and wash units at Gaunts House, and we are supporting this with a selection of compost toilets positioned for convenience.

Showers are free and included in the ticket price.  Yurt sauna passes are available on the ticket page.

Come from Home

Just 25 minutes from Bournemouth, you are welcome to come daily onsite, however we recommend you stay with us so not to miss the evening and morning programs and to stay in the festival atmosphere.

Lost Property

All lost property will be held in the office during the festival and kept for 28 days after the festival. Any items not claimed after 28 days will be donated to charity. Items can be posted back to owners at cost for p&p.