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.

England Events in spring

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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Set sail in Royal Greenwich this Easter

Set sail in Royal Greenwich this Easter

Head to Greenwich this April for the Rendez-Vous Tall Ships Regatta.

Location: Greenwich, London

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Eat through Salcombe’s famous Crab event in May

Eat through Salcombe’s famous Crab event in May

Put Salcombe’s Crab Festival at the top of your things to do in Devon list.

Location: Salcombe, Devon

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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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Climb aboard the East Lancashire Railway for a 1940s festival

Climb aboard the East Lancashire Railway for a 1940s festival

Join the East Lancashire Railway to party like its 1949 in Rawtenstall, Lancashire where the blitz spirit is still going strong.27-29 May 2017.

Location: Rawtenstall, Lancashire

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Shake your tail feather at Hebden Bridge Burlesque Festival

Shake your tail feather at Hebden Bridge Burlesque Festival

See some of the best performers from the world of burlesque and alternative cabaret at this event in May.

Location: Hebden Bridge, West Yorkshire

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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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Celebrate historic England at Abbey 900 in Cirencester

Celebrate historic England at Abbey 900 in Cirencester

At Cirencester's year-long festival you can marvel at the Abbey's manuscripts, dance at a May Day Fleece Fair and tuck in at a Medieval Banquet.

Location: Cirencester, Gloucestershire

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Discover your creative side at art events throughout April

Discover your creative side at art events throughout April

Enjoy local works and unleash your inner artist at a series of events in April 2018.

Location: Hertford, Hertfordshire

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Taste Yorkshire’s best at the Food Lovers Festival

Taste Yorkshire’s best at the Food Lovers Festival

Set on the edge of the North York Moors, Malton is the perfect spot for trying out some of Yorkshire’s best food festivals. Be sure you add this to your list of things to do in May.

Location: Malton, North Yorkshire

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Watch the Tetbury Woolsack Race

Watch the Tetbury Woolsack Race

This is undoubtedly one of England's strangest things to do in May, but its tradition dates back to the 17th-century.

Location: Tetbury, Gloucestershire

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Hit the north for an inner-city music festival

Hit the north for an inner-city music festival

Head northwards this spring as a barrage of musical acts descends on Newcastle upon Tyne’s city centre in one of the newest emerging musical events in North East England.

Location: Newcastle upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear

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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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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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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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Visit a unique Roman cavalry exhibition along Hadrian’s Wall

Visit a unique Roman cavalry exhibition along Hadrian’s Wall

2,000 years of history comes to life in Hadrian’s Cavalry, an exhibition celebrating the Roman cavalry regiments.

Location: Hadrian's Wall, Northumberland

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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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Join the Viking music invasion in Hull

Join the Viking music invasion in Hull

This new festival celebrating Hull’s selection as the UK’s City of Culture for 2017 promises a Nordic flair.

Location: Hull, East Yorkshire

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Tie up your trainers and run the annual Bath Half Marathon

Tie up your trainers and run the annual Bath Half Marathon

The only half marathon to take place in a UNESCO World Heritage city, the Bath Half has the grandest start line the UK, on Great Pulteney Street.

Location: Bath, Somerset

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Discover, explore, taste and enjoy at the Suffolk Show

Discover, explore, taste and enjoy at the Suffolk Show

Take your family on a weekend break for hours of fun, stimulation and entertainment at Suffolk’s biggest and barmiest event in June near Ipswich.

Location: Ipswich, Suffolk

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Experience York's Literature Festival

Experience York's Literature Festival

Rub shoulders with best-selling authors as York gets all bookish.

Location: York, North Yorkshire

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