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SANTA POD RACEWAY

Bug Jam

Airfield Road, Podington, Wellingborough, NN29 7XA
24
Jul 2020
24
Jul 2022
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Now firmly established as Europe’s biggest, best and most popular VW show hits its third decade as the summer VW event of choice, Bug Jam is back once again with a line-up of both on and off-track action that reflects the history and heritage of this iconic event. Once more, it’s time for the incredible VW-inspired, weekend long party, where over 36,000 show-goers can expect to have fun in a relaxed and friendly atmosphere. Bug Jam offers an eclectic selection of all things VW, wrapped in an intoxicating mix of music, comedy, nightlife and lifestyle. A true festival in every sense of the word, with a vibrant and fun atmosphere, bringing to life the very essence of VW culture. With a capacity crowd expected, show goers are advised to book their tickets early, you DO NOT want to miss this one!

Adult day tickets from: £15.00
CLOVELLY (VILLAGE)

Seaweed Festival in aid of the North Devon Hospice

Clovelly, Bideford, EX39 5TA
10:00 - 17:00
29
May 2022

Held to promote seaweed for its immense health and nutritional benefits.  Quay kitchens will be serving a variety of dishes, and stalls will be selling a range of seaweed products and arts and crafts.  Plus live music, craft activities and workshops, talks and demonstrations and street entertainments.  Bring your own seaweed for advice from experts on its uses.

CLOVELLY (VILLAGE)

Queen's Platinum Jubilee

Clovelly, Bideford, EX39 5TA
02
Jun 2022
05
Jun 2022
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The Queen’s Platinum Jubilee will be one for the history books! Join us for live music and entertainment all weekend on the harbour.

CLOVELLY (VILLAGE)

Maritime Festival, in aid of the Mission to Seafarers

Clovelly, Bideford, EX39 5TA
10:00 - 17:00
03
Jul 2022

The day will be full of fun for all ages and packed with a programme of all sorts of activities, entertainment, and games throughout the day.  Watch the exciting Clovelly Cup yacht race across the bay, starting at 12pm.  Enjoy live music, street entertainments, event-themed arts & crafts, mermaid storytelling, Punch & Judy, face painting and stalls selling delicious food.  Free entry for under 16s who come in maritime-themed fancy dress costumes!

CLOVELLY (VILLAGE)

Woolsery Agricultural Show, in aid of local charities

Clovelly, Bideford, EX39 5TA
08:30 - 17:00
25
Jul 2022

This popular summer show includes livestock, cattle and sheep, craft and trade stalls, horse and pony competitions, a dairy marquee with yoghurt/ice cream making, ‘milk a cow’, competitions, a fast and furious inter hunt relay, bustling trade stalls, a bouncy castle and a parade of vintage machinery to finish the day.

CLOVELLY (VILLAGE)

Lifeboat Weekend, in aid of the R.N.L.I.

Clovelly, Bideford, EX39 5TA
06
Aug 2022
07
Aug 2022
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This year we are joining forces for a thrilling family fun-filled weekend.  On the Saturday, watch the Clovelly Cup yacht race and 2-mile sponsored sea swim from Bucks Mills to Clovelly.  And on both days, there will be live music, stalls selling delicious food, BBQs and so much entertainment for all, including children’s activities.

CLOVELLY (VILLAGE)

Gig Regatta

Clovelly, Bideford, EX39 5TA
10:00 - 17:00
27
Aug 2022

Gig racing is exciting and strenuous.  You are assured an exhilarating day watching the racing.  So come along and cheer on the crews as they brave North Devon’s waters!

CLOVELLY (VILLAGE)

Lobster & Crab Feast, in aid of The National Lobster Hatchery

Clovelly, Bideford, EX39 5TA
10:00 - 17:00
04
Sep 2022

Clovelly celebrates its famous sustainably caught lobsters and crabs.  Live folk music, quay kitchens, cookery demonstrations, a magnum of champagne prize draw, delicious lobster and crab dishes, craft stalls and beer tasting.  Plus street theatre, walkabout magic, balloon modelling and craft activities.  In aid of The National Lobster Hatchery, Padstow, who will exhibit baby lobsters before releasing them into the sea.

CLOVELLY (VILLAGE)

Apple Day

Clovelly, Bideford, EX39 5TA
10:00 - 17:00
25
Sep 2022

Bring a bag of apples, have them pressed at the Visitor Centre, taste the juice, or bring more for pasteurisation and bottling.  On entry to Clovelly, children can enjoy apple games and crafts, apple bobbing and stamping.  There’ll be a farmers market plus a fun harvest hunt with spooky stories, for which you need to pre-book your place.

CLOVELLY (VILLAGE)

Herring Festival

Clovelly, Bideford, EX39 5TA
10:00 - 16:00
20
Nov 2022

Clovelly was once a centre for herring fishing.  This popular festival celebrates sustainable fishing and herring, the ‘Silver Darlings’ of the sea.  There will be delicious herring specialities, an exhibition of Clovelly herring fishing, cookery demonstrations, live music, street entertainment, local food and craft stalls and face paintings.  Plus net making, Flaxland’s exhibitions and demonstrations and a curragh on show.

Mike Smylie, maritime historian and writer, returns with his ”Kipperland” exhibition, and turn herring into delicious-tasting kippers and bloaters in his smokehouse for sale.

CLOVELLY (VILLAGE)

Christmas Lights, in aid of the R.N.L.I.

Clovelly, Bideford, EX39 5TA
15:30 - 18:00
04
Dec 2022

The Christmas lights turn-on is a magical time at Clovelly. 

Starting at 3:30 pm, a local brass band leads the procession down to the harbour with festive carols sung along the way.

A hog roast, grog and other refreshments are available at the harbour and Lifeboat Station.  Then Father Christmas will make a surprise visit.

At 5 pm the switch is thrown and the entire village and harbour are lit up. It’s a fantastic sight and there’s a grand finale of fireworks to finish off.

Entrance fee:  £10 per car at the Visitor Centre after 3 pm.  All proceeds to the RNLI

CLOVELLY (VILLAGE)

Boxing Day Barbecue

Clovelly, Bideford, EX39 5TA
10:00 - 16:00
26
Dec 2022

Boxing Day Barbecue should make the perfect follow-up to Christmas day for all your family and friends. With FREE entrance to Clovelly village all day, take a walk along the estate or explore the village in the morning.  Then come on down to the quay to enjoy a lunch barbecue starting at midday with live music running from 1pm to 3 pm.

The Red Lion serves some great mulled cider and delicious, hot chocolate drinks.

There will be a Land Rover available to take you back up if you do not wish to walk.

LEEDS CASTLE

Halloween at Leeds Castle

Leeds Castle Foundation, Leeds Castle, Maidstone, ME17 1PL
22
Oct 2022
30
Oct 2022
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Spooky adventures await this October Half Term!

Stay tuned for hair-rising, spine-chilling and eerie activities for you and your little ones to be frightened by throughout the grounds at Leeds Castle!

Included with the price of admission.

Adult Annual Ticket: £28.00 | Senior Citizens Annual Ticket: £27.00 | Children Annual Ticket: £19.50
KYNREN AT 11ARCHES PARK

Platinum Jubilee Show

Flatts Farm, Bishop Auckland, DL14 7SF
18:45 - 22:45
03
Jun 2022

Kynren – An Epic Tale of England will return to it's spectacular outdoor stage with an additional show on Friday night marking the historic royal event.

Audiences embark on a thrilling journey through 2,000 years of history, myth and legend as they join young Arthur on his epic quest.

From Boudicca’s battles with the Romans to two world wars, via Vikings, Tudors, Stuarts, Queen Victoria and the Industrial Revolution, Kynren is a spellbinding, family-friendly experience delivering thrills, shocks, tears, laughs, goosebumps and gasps on a truly cinematic scale.  The 8,000-seater Tribune provides panoramic views across the giant seven and a half acre outdoor stage.

Gates open at 6.45pm ahead of the live show at 9pm allowing visitors the opportunity to arrive early for food and drink in one of the dining areas, while also enjoying a series of live jazz and themed pre-performance activities.

Adult: £26.00 | Child: £16.00
KYNREN AT 11ARCHES PARK

Kynren - An Epic Tale of England

Flatts Farm, Bishop Auckland, DL14 7SF
18:00 - 22:00
13
Aug 2022

The award-winning outdoor show celebrating the story of England is set to make an explosive return this summer to 11 Arches Park, Bishop Auckland

Kynren, transports its audiences back through time on an unforgettable journey spanning 2,000 years. Performed by a 1,000-strong cast and crew on a 7.5-acre outdoor stage.

This epic tale follows a young boy, Arthur, on his spellbinding journey through time and is packed with pomp and pageantry, thrilling choreography, amazing stunts, incredible equestrianism, world-class special effects and pyrotechnics.

From Boudicca’s battles with the Romans, Vikings, Tudors and the fate of Charles I to two world wars, Kynren’s a spellbinding, family-friendly experience delivering thrills, shocks, tears, laughs, goosebumps and gasps on a truly cinematic scale.

Gates open at least two and a half hours before the start of each show throughout the summer, enjoy live jazz by the lake, food and drink in one of the open-air dining areas or a 3 course dining experience in the new Arches Hall. 

Adult: £26.00 | Child: £16.00
KYNREN AT 11ARCHES PARK

Kynren - An Epic Tale of England

Flatts Farm, Bishop Auckland, DL14 7SF
17:30 - 21:30
20
Aug 2022

The award-winning outdoor show celebrating the story of England is set to make an explosive return this summer to 11 Arches Park, Bishop Auckland

Kynren, transports its audiences back through time on an unforgettable journey spanning 2,000 years. Performed by a 1,000-strong cast and crew on a 7.5-acre outdoor stage.

This epic tale follows a young boy, Arthur, on his spellbinding journey through time and is packed with pomp and pageantry, thrilling choreography, amazing stunts, incredible equestrianism, world-class special effects and pyrotechnics.

From Boudicca’s battles with the Romans, Vikings, Tudors and the fate of Charles I to two world wars, Kynren’s a spellbinding, family-friendly experience delivering thrills, shocks, tears, laughs, goosebumps and gasps on a truly cinematic scale.

Gates open at least two and a half hours before the start of each show throughout the summer, enjoy live jazz by the lake, food and drink in one of the open-air dining areas or a 3 course dining experience in the new Arches Hall. 

Adult: £26.00 | Child: £16.00
KYNREN AT 11ARCHES PARK

Kynren - An Epic Tale of England

Flatts Farm, Bishop Auckland, DL14 7SF
17:30 - 21:30
27
Aug 2022

The award-winning outdoor show celebrating the story of England is set to make an explosive return this summer to 11 Arches Park, Bishop Auckland

Kynren, transports its audiences back through time on an unforgettable journey spanning 2,000 years. Performed by a 1,000-strong cast and crew on a 7.5-acre outdoor stage.

This epic tale follows a young boy, Arthur, on his spellbinding journey through time and is packed with pomp and pageantry, thrilling choreography, amazing stunts, incredible equestrianism, world-class special effects and pyrotechnics.

From Boudicca’s battles with the Romans, Vikings, Tudors and the fate of Charles I to two world wars, Kynren’s a spellbinding, family-friendly experience delivering thrills, shocks, tears, laughs, goosebumps and gasps on a truly cinematic scale.

Gates open at least two and a half hours before the start of each show throughout the summer, enjoy live jazz by the lake, food and drink in one of the open-air dining areas or a 3 course dining experience in the new Arches Hall. 

Adult: £26.00 | Child: £16.00
KYNREN AT 11ARCHES PARK

Kynren - An Epic Tale of England

Flatts Farm, Bishop Auckland, DL14 7SF
17:00 - 21:00
03
Sep 2022

The award-winning outdoor show celebrating the story of England is set to make an explosive return this summer to 11 Arches Park, Bishop Auckland

Kynren, transports its audiences back through time on an unforgettable journey spanning 2,000 years. Performed by a 1,000-strong cast and crew on a 7.5-acre outdoor stage.

This epic tale follows a young boy, Arthur, on his spellbinding journey through time and is packed with pomp and pageantry, thrilling choreography, amazing stunts, incredible equestrianism, world-class special effects and pyrotechnics.

From Boudicca’s battles with the Romans, Vikings, Tudors and the fate of Charles I to two world wars, Kynren’s a spellbinding, family-friendly experience delivering thrills, shocks, tears, laughs, goosebumps and gasps on a truly cinematic scale.

Gates open at least two and a half hours before the start of each show throughout the summer, enjoy live jazz by the lake, food and drink in one of the open-air dining areas or a 3 course dining experience in the new Arches Hall. 

Adult: £26.00 | Child: £16.00
KYNREN AT 11ARCHES PARK

Kynren - An Epic Tale of England

Flatts Farm, Bishop Auckland, DL14 7SF
17:00 - 21:00
10
Sep 2022

The award-winning outdoor show celebrating the story of England is set to make an explosive return this summer to 11 Arches Park, Bishop Auckland

Kynren, transports its audiences back through time on an unforgettable journey spanning 2,000 years. Performed by a 1,000-strong cast and crew on a 7.5-acre outdoor stage.

This epic tale follows a young boy, Arthur, on his spellbinding journey through time and is packed with pomp and pageantry, thrilling choreography, amazing stunts, incredible equestrianism, world-class special effects and pyrotechnics.

From Boudicca’s battles with the Romans, Vikings, Tudors and the fate of Charles I to two world wars, Kynren’s a spellbinding, family-friendly experience delivering thrills, shocks, tears, laughs, goosebumps and gasps on a truly cinematic scale.

Gates open at least two and a half hours before the start of each show throughout the summer, enjoy live jazz by the lake, food and drink in one of the open-air dining areas or a 3 course dining experience in the new Arches Hall. 

Adult: £26.00
CHILTERN OPEN AIR MUSEUM

Roman Gladiators

Newland Park, Gorelands Lane, Chalfont St Giles, HP8 4AB
28
May 2022
29
May 2022
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If you’re looking for a great educational and fun family day out this May half-term then come and see our Roman Gladiators battle! Watch provincial gladiators in action as a team of criminals, barbarians and other prisoners of war, disgraced soldiers and thrill seekers fight for the entertainment of the crowds and the Emperor. Who will live, and who will die: you decide!

The gladiators will be brought to life by Britannia, one of the largest (and oldest) re-enactment groups in the U.K., they will be demonstrating the excitement and brutality of life in the late Roman period. Britannia has worked on over 150 TV and film projects, including Ridley Scott’s Gladiator and CBBC’s Horrible Histories.

Meet costumed re-enactors, explore the living history encampment and learn about life in Britain in the 1st century AD

Enjoy thrilling combat displays as Roman gladiators compete for the Emperor and the favour of the crowds

Buy your own replica Roman gladiator weapons in the shop

Be warned, there may be (fake) blood – not for those of a sensitive disposition!

Please be aware that all activities are subject to change and weather.

This is a Premium Admission Event. Save money when you pre-book your tickets online. Free entry for annual pass holders.

Adult: £13.50 | Child: £7.50 | Concession: £12.50
LUCKNAM PARK HOTEL & SPA

Reconnect Retreat Getaway

Colerne, Chippenham, SN14 8AZ
10
May 2022
14
Jul 2022
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Escape to the countryside for a two-night retreat to embark on our new wellness programme, exclusively available on Wednesdays.

The programme places equal emphasis on both physical and mental wellbeing, offering innovative experiences such as Equine Connect and Forest Bathing, combined with classic favourites including hatha yoga and rejuvenating body treatments.

LEEDS CASTLE

Castle of Queens Jubilee Weekend

Leeds Castle Foundation, Leeds Castle, Maidstone, ME17 1PL
02
Jun 2022
05
Jun 2022
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As we celebrate the reign of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, we are taking a look back at all the powerful, strong and cultured queens in our history.

Over the bank holiday weekend, join our quartet of trobairitzes* as they take you on a journey through the Middle Ages, telling the stories of the six most famous queens who lived at Leeds Castle.

What makes a truly great Queen? Join us as our six famous queens of Leeds Castle are brought to life in a fast-paced, story-led show of crusaders, romantics, rebels and custard tarts!

What lessons can be learnt from our powerful medieval queens?

From Eleanor of Castile, the crusader-queen and mother of 16 who built the Spanish-style Gloriette; to the spiritual and peace-making Margaret of France, who was kind hearted and loved a custard tart.

How about Anne of Bohemia; or the scandalously romantic Catherine Valois. They all appear pretty virtuous. But what can be learnt from the rebel queen (and possibly murderess) Isabella of France? Or royal witch Joan of Navarre?

Twice a day between 11am and 4pm, you can experience a themed show on the Pavilion Lawn, where our storytellers share the lives of these women in unique ways. Expect music, singing, dancing and of course, a lot of audience interaction.

After your voyage through the history of our six medieval queens, join us on our Medieval Jubilee Quest!

You will be given a scroll of questions to answer, before you hunt for our four storytellers. Armed with the answers, each storyteller will share their stories as you listen for the answer. One will lead you onto the next, until you’ve completed the quest.

So, join us and step into the medieval world of our queens. No additional charge, no prize, just for fun!

*What’s a trobairitz? It’s a female troubadour! An expert storyteller and singer who turns the facts of medieval queens’ lives into magic.

Images from HistoryRiot

LEEDS CASTLE

Castle of Queens Jubilee Weekend

Leeds Castle Foundation, Leeds Castle, Maidstone, ME17 1PL
02
Jun 2022
05
Jun 2022
View Dates

As we celebrate the reign of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, we are taking a look back at all the powerful, strong and cultured queens in our history.

Over the bank holiday weekend, join our quartet of trobairitzes* as they take you on a journey through the Middle Ages, telling the stories of the six most famous queens who lived at Leeds Castle.

What makes a truly great Queen? Join us as our six famous queens of Leeds Castle are brought to life in a fast-paced, story-led show of crusaders, romantics, rebels and custard tarts!

What lessons can be learnt from our powerful medieval queens?

From Eleanor of Castile, the crusader-queen and mother of 16 who built the Spanish-style Gloriette; to the spiritual and peace-making Margaret of France, who was kind hearted and loved a custard tart.

How about Anne of Bohemia; or the scandalously romantic Catherine Valois. They all appear pretty virtuous. But what can be learnt from the rebel queen (and possibly murderess) Isabella of France? Or royal witch Joan of Navarre?

Twice a day between 11am and 4pm, you can experience a themed show on the Pavilion Lawn, where our storytellers share the lives of these women in unique ways. Expect music, singing, dancing and of course, a lot of audience interaction.

After your voyage through the history of our six medieval queens, join us on our Medieval Jubilee Quest!

You will be given a scroll of questions to answer, before you hunt for our four storytellers. Armed with the answers, each storyteller will share their stories as you listen for the answer. One will lead you onto the next, until you’ve completed the quest.

So, join us and step into the medieval world of our queens. No additional charge, no prize, just for fun!

*What’s a trobairitz? It’s a female troubadour! An expert storyteller and singer who turns the facts of medieval queens’ lives into magic.

Images from HistoryRiot

ROMNEY HYTHE & DYMCHURCH RAILWAY

Father's Day and Beer Festival

2 Littlestone Road, New Romney, TN28 8PL
10:00 - 17:00
19
Jun 2022

Enjoy an array of locally brewed ales and ciders.

The Railway’s fifth beer festival will be housed in the New Romney Conservatory which will be transformed into a space serving beer and cider from both draught and bottles. Romney Marsh Brewery beer will be available alongside BEARDspoon Ciders, Biddenden Ciders and more!

BEARDSPOON cider, Dockyard Gin and Owlets juice. This addition in the gardens of the End of the Line Restaurant at Dungeness stocks local alcoholic beverages. Take this opportunity to sup a brew and relax whilst looking over the unique panoramic landscape.

Dad’s drive a train at New Romney and will receive a certificate. (New Romney Station sidings- first come, first served) 10-00 to 12:30 and 1:00 to 4:00 – Platform 4.

The Model Exhibition at New Romney will be open.

Beer Festival will take place at New Romney Station with Romney Marsh Brewery, BEARDSpoon cider and many more!

Classic rock ‘n’ roll covers band ‘Dr Syn’ will be playing at New Romney at intervals throughout the day.

*subject to change.

Adult: £24.00
ROMNEY HYTHE & DYMCHURCH RAILWAY

The Queen's Platinum Jubilee Special

2 Littlestone Road, New Romney, TN28 8PL
02
Jun 2022
05
Jun 2022
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Join us at the RH&DR for this historical Bank Holiday Weekend to celebrate The Queen’s Platinum Jubilee.

Hythe Tea Room will be open for Royal Afternoon Tea sittings on Friday 3rd, Saturday 4th and Sunday 5th at 12:15 and 15:30 - pre-book here: https://rhdr.vticket.co.uk/product.php/413/jubilee-afternoon-tea

Enjoy the ‘Platinum Jubilee Special’ amongst other activities to be announced soon.

On Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday will be running the ‘Platinum Jubilee Special’ - pre-booking strongly recommended: https://www.rhdr.org.uk/timetables/

Special Route:

12:50 Hythe to Dungeness non-stop.

1:50 Arrive at Dungeness.

3:25 Dungeness to Hythe non-stop.

4:24 Arrive at Hythe.

Adult: £24.00
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