June’s festival calendar is guaranteed to tickle every fancy from UK music festivals to major sporting events. Swap paddling along the coast for open water swimming in England’s longest lake at the Great North Swim in Cumbria; watch a concert within the picturesque forest of Westonbirt Arboretum in Gloucestershire or enjoy retro music, vintage fashions and dandy cyclists at Eroica Britannia in the Peak District.
Enjoy a quintessentially British day out at Royal Ascot – a highlight of the summer social calendar and one of the most exciting events of the year.
Location: Ascot, Berkshire
Spend the day tasting delicious local produce, watching monster truck displays and meeting birds of prey at the Royal Cheshire County Show.
Location: Knutsford, Cheshire
See some of the biggest names in the business from the past, present and future at this legendary music festival in June.
Location: Newport, Isle of Wight
The usually quiet coastal town Broadstairs comes to life to celebrate the life of Dickens at this week-long, eclectic festival.
Location: Broadstairs, Kent
Enjoy outdoor activities, world class speakers, sporting events, camping, and live music at this unique festival in the heart of the Lake District.
Location: Keswick, Cumbria
Put on your posh frocks and enjoy three days of racing and live music at one of the biggest events in the North East horseracing calendar.
Location: Newcastle, Tyne and Wear
Visit Greenwich this summer for amazing sights and sounds at London's biggest festival of free theatre and performing arts.
Location: Greenwich, London
Celebrate Hebden Bridge's quirky and distinctive arts scene at this unique festival, known for delivering big names in a local setting.
Location: Hebden Bridge, West Yorkshire
Enjoy a new week-long summer festival in June and July that promises music, comedy and literature in the Lancashire seaside resorts of Lytham and St Annes.
Location: Lytham St Annes, Lancashire
England’s forests turn into atmospheric music venues for Forest Live, offering an eclectic range of artists & an amazing night out.
Location: Westonbirt near Tetbury, Gloucestershire
Housed within a working factory, the Stoke Literary Festival is a surprisingly scenic spot for a literary celebration.
Location: Stoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire
Set sail to Gloucester as the award-winning Gloucester Tall Ships makes its return voyage to the UK's most inland port in June.
Location: Gloucester, Gloucestershire