Mersea Island Festival 2016

The Mersea Island Festival takes place each August on the coast of Essex – a week of activities and entertainment for those with and without a disability. The Festival is a popular destination for Phab members joining over 300 people to take part in lots of different activities in the day and an evening programme of discos, live music and a talent show.

On site there is climbing, adventure courses, archery, drumming workshops, a large art tent and trampolining. We have wheelchair users moving up a climbing wall and then down a zip wire or speeding through the surf in an inflatable behind a speedboat. Whatever your interest, you can be one of our many guests each year who say ‘I’d never get to do this if I didn’t come to Mersea Island Festival’.

In 2016 the Festival runs from Sunday 21st to Friday 26th August then Friday 26th to Monday 29thAugust. Here’s what some of our previous visitors have said…

“Was the programme appropriate? Abso-blooming-lutely!! I wasn’t sure what to expect but both my boys (one special needs and one not) have had an excellent time here! 🙂 “

“I think that the best thing about the camp was the people. The interaction between everybody was brilliant and really made the experience that much better.”

Check out our video on the Festival website and Facebook page for more comments about what we get up to and if you’ve got any questions, please get in touch.

Phone: 01206 383226



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Twitter: @MIFCamp