This year is jam-packed with an amazing array of events in England. From hot air balloons in Eastbourne, musical extravaganzas in Liverpool and Devon to a rum festival in Birmingham, why not use these to plan some trips for this year, suggests Danielle Jones.
1) Showzam! Blackpool
This February will be filled with colour and glitz as Showzam! Takes over Blackpool once again with its exciting mix of circus and cabaret. (11 – 14 February)
Watch your step as you creep up close amongst these amazing beasts. See them true to scale for the first time at this ground-breaking exhibition. (24 June – 24 August Birmingham, 30 September – January 2018 Manchester)