Herald the coming of spring with a real old English knees-up

Huddersfield, West Yorkshire

Come together in rural West Yorkshire with traditional English dancing, music and sunshine at the Marsden Cuckoo Festival in April.

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The cuckoo is a herald of spring and is celebrated in an ancient festival at Marsden – a village set within the steep-sided Pennine Valley within the National Trust’s 5500 acre Marsden Moor Estate. There’s a colourful procession, a craft fair, a maypole and morris dancing, street entertainment, duck races, storytelling and lots more free events.

You’ll find delicious local produce, quirky independent shops, and a great atmosphere. And, once you’ve had your fill of the happy bustle in the village, take a walk on the Marsden Moor estate to find remains of a Roman road and packhorse trails, the Standedge Canal Tunnel and Visitor Centre, plus other reminders of the area’s industrial past.

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AA child at Marsden Cuckoo Festival © David Preston
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