Events in spring

England Events in spring

England’s springtime festivals and events come in all shapes and sizes, from traditional country fetes to world-class sporting events and quiet, intellectual affairs. What’s more, there’s something to suit all tastes and interests. Foodies can sink their teeth into Yorkshire’s best produce at the Malton Food Lovers Festival whilst vintage darlings clamber aboard the East Lancashire Railway’s 1940s festival. Sip a quintessentially English Pimm’s at a garden party in Cumbria, join in with the Morris dancers for an old-fashioned May Day knees-up or click your fingers and tap your toes to the sound of Bristol’s thumping jazz scene.

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Click your fingers to the sound of Bristol’s jazz scene

Click your fingers to the sound of Bristol’s jazz scene

Bristol plays host to some of the world’s most exciting and innovative jazz and blues artists for the Bristol International Jazz and Blues Festival.

Location: Bristol

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See in the Spring Equinox at Perrygrove Railway

See in the Spring Equinox at Perrygrove Railway

Hold on tight for Perrygrove Railway’s Spring Equinox-themed event in March 2017.

Location: Coleford, Gloucestershire

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Push the boundaries at the London Burlesque Festival

Push the boundaries at the London Burlesque Festival

Witness the world’s most diverse artists and performers from the risqué world of Burlesque.

Location: London, Greater London

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Delight in days out with the kids at West Dean Gardens

Delight in days out with the kids at West Dean Gardens

Bring your family to West Sussex this Easter holidays and join in with trails, crafts and activities.

Location: Chichester, West Sussex

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Experience the Exeter Festival of South West Food and Drink

Experience the Exeter Festival of South West Food and Drink

Exeter Festival of South West Food and Drink caters to over 20,000 people, allowing them to eat, drink and celebrate the South West’s best.

Location: Exeter, Devon

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Discover the birthplace of Capability Brown

Discover the birthplace of Capability Brown

Come to Kirkharle to celebrate the 300th birthday of England’s most famous landscape gardener, Lancelot ‘Capability’ Brown.

Location: Kirkharle, Northumberland

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Welcome spring and its cuckoos at the Downton Cuckoo Fair

Welcome spring and its cuckoos at the Downton Cuckoo Fair

Maypole and morris dancing, craft stalls and Wiltshire’s farm produce are just some of the many things you’ll find at this free event in May.

Location: Downton, Wiltshire

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Enjoy the great outdoors at the Peak District Walking Festival

Enjoy the great outdoors at the Peak District Walking Festival

Put on your hiking boots and join in with one of a hundred themed events and walks happening across the Peak District.

Location: Peak District, Derbyshire

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Be inspired by authors, readings and workshops in the northeast

Be inspired by authors, readings and workshops in the northeast

Hexham's annual celebration of all things literary features some of the country's best writers, in a suitably beautiful setting.

Location: Hexham, Northumberland

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Feel the electrifying buzz of Cheltenham’s sporting events

Feel the electrifying buzz of Cheltenham’s sporting events

A visit to a spring race meet in the Cotswolds countryside is an exhilarating experience.

Location: Cheltenham, Gloucestershire

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Explore Exmoor on foot at its annual walking festival

Explore Exmoor on foot at its annual walking festival

Pull on your hiking boots and join in the march at the North Devon and Exmoor Walking Festival.

Location: Exmoor, Devon

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

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

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

Location: Huddersfield, West Yorkshire

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Heed the thunder of galloping horses at The QIPCO Guineas Festival

Heed the thunder of galloping horses at The QIPCO Guineas Festival

Jump into the grandstand for the chance to watch Europe’s top racehorses compete for victory at Newmarket’s highly anticipated racing event in May.

Location: Newmarket, Suffolk

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Celebrate spring at the Chippenham Folk Festival weekend

Celebrate spring at the Chippenham Folk Festival weekend

Head to Chippenham Folk Festival, the biggest annual event in Chippenham for a weekend of dance, music and English traditions.

Location: Chippenham, Wiltshire

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Toe tapping & hip wiggling at the Norfolk & Norwich Festival

Toe tapping & hip wiggling at the Norfolk & Norwich Festival

For 17 days during May, Norwich becomes a hotbed of international art and performance creating a plethora of entertainment for all ages.

Location: Norwich, Norfolk

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Be a part of the action at the Tour de Yorkshire

Be a part of the action at the Tour de Yorkshire

Cheer on the world’s best cyclists as they compete on the stunning Yorkshire Coast as part of the Tour de Yorkshire.

Location: Scarborough, North Yorkshire

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Fill your belly at the Liverpool Food and Drink Festival

Fill your belly at the Liverpool Food and Drink Festival

Sample the best of Liverpool’s thriving food and drink scene at this weekend of gastronomic delights.

Location: Liverpool, Merseyside

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Spread the joy at the World’s Original Marmalade Festival

Spread the joy at the World’s Original Marmalade Festival

Unleash your inner Paddington Bear on a visit to the World’s Original Marmalade Festival, which will be held in the historic town of Penrith.

Location: Penrith, Cumbria

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Enjoy the ultimate foodie day out at Chichester’s Food & Folk Festival

Enjoy the ultimate foodie day out at Chichester’s Food & Folk Festival

Come along for cookery classes, demonstrations, traditional folk music, dancing and storytelling.

Location: Chichester, West Sussex

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See world-class sport in Durham this spring bank holiday

See world-class sport in Durham this spring bank holiday

Get a warm north east welcome and see the England cricket team play once again on the ground where they dramatically clinched the Ashes in 2013.

Location: Chester-le-Street, Durham

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