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Vintage Weekender

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Dawn's Vintage Weekender 2024 | 4-7th October 2024

3-nights. Residential. Immersive. Adults only. Vintage fun.

My Vintage Weekenders are produced by me and hosted by Warner Leisure at the stunning Lakeside Coastal Village on Hayling Island. Designed for adults seeking immersive, vintage fun! I'm proud to say they bring a diverse community together to celebrate vintage, kitsch, retro and nonsense! Chalets are 80% sold out - call Warner Leisure to secure yours today, or book online!

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Book Weekender

★ Vintage Entertainment and live bands EVERY evening ★

Each Vintage Weekender focuses on three core themes.
This year, it's 60s', 80s' and 50's, with many themes intertwined within each day. Dressing up is welcomed and optional - your enjoyment is what matters most to me, so you do you! More information on eras and themes here!

3 Nights. 3 Eras.

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Friday info

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Saturday info

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Sunday info

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Download the Vintage Weekender 2023 poster here

We looked around to find like-minded souls who were there just to have fun and explore the realms of Dawn's fabulousness mashed together to create the magic of weekender! We re-booked whilst we were there!

A Brief History...

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The very first Vintage Weekender was back in 2016, because of my successful Kickstarter campaign. I will forever be thankful to those "backers" for believing in me and helping my vintage dreams become a reality. The feedback from the event was overwhelmingly positive and has helped me shape and grow the event to what it is going to be later on this year in October 2023 Nothing is more important than providing an inclusive, immersive experience for people of all ages and backgrounds to come and enjoy, with a huge helping of kitsch thrown in just for good measure! A long weekend away with me is guaranteed to have you smiling, I can't wait to do it all over again! 

2024 Vintage Weekender Themes

2023 weekender themes


Freaky Fifties 

From the moment you arrive, I want you to feel like you've been transported back to another time. For this welcome to Weekender, we will embody the early 60s when colours were bold and blocky and hair was structured and often gravity defying.

The Weekender hair & beauty parlour will be open in the afternoon until supper and if the ladies fancy booking ahead and treating themselves to an updo or beehive, the booking diary will open soon

The afternoon activities involve a groovy dance workshop, quizzes and of course all the on-site facilities.


Friday | 50s

Haunting Hayling


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Black & white check, houndstooth, blocky colours, bobs and bowl cuts, white shoes or boots, winkle pickers.

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Macs & Flappers 

The feature era day will be a crazy celebration of key moments of the 80s. Kicking things off with a classic morning workout for all abilites - and the Vintage Market all in the same room!

here will be plenty of fun and games before we saddle up and head off to the country for some cowboy action a la Footloose - so bring your Stetson, checked shirts and boots, for a line-dance lesson followed by a hilarious afternoon Hoe Down before getting ready for an evening of cheesy 80s prom fun!

Just like in the film... the kids change the 'NO DANCING' law and an 80s prom is planned where the cowboy boots are ditched in favour of big dresses, fluffy hair and ruffle shirts complete with Dads dicky bow tie...