At Glow in the Park, you and your friends will light up the night as you make your way round 5km – no speed needed! Whether you decide to dance, jog, run or walk around the course, it’s up to you. All you need is a bunch of friends, an urge to get your funky, messy party glow on and have the best night out you could imagine – in a park near you. Glow in the Park has been designed by fitness event experts for people of all ages and fitness levels to enjoy the ultimate workout night- out while you achieve a 5km distance. Everyone has their own reasons for giving it a go – if you are a beginner or a seasoned runner, or have an individual personal goal, it doesn’t matter. It’s also a great way to raise money for your favourite charity.
Festivals, Carnivals and Events
LEAF Open Farm Sunday, 11th June 2017
On Sunday 11th June 2017 hundreds of farms across the UK will throw open their gates to welcome the public and showcase the fascinating world of farming. As well as being a fun and informative day out for all the family, LEAF Open Farm Sunday also gives visitors the opportunity to see first-hand all that farmers do and the impact their work has on all our lives.
Malton, Yorkshire’s Food Capital, will welcome its 9th annual Malton Food Lovers Festival on 27 – 28th May 2017. Attracting thousands of visitors to the picturesque market town of Malton, the Festival is well regarded as one of the UK’s most prestigious food festivals, attracting some of the finest food talent in the country.
More food and more fun for all on June 24 and 25
More than 26,000 people are expected to attend the award-winning Shrewsbury Food Festival on June 24 and 25, 2017. The mouthwatering event has a star-studded line-up, more than 200 artisanal producers and a packed programme of entertainment for all the family.
The stage is set
Throw your hands up and bounce! Heavy basslines are coming to Bruton, Somerset for The Shindig Weekender on 26th – 28th May. Kickstarting summer, bringing a healthy dose of funkativity and a packed programme of entertainment for all ages, Shindig offers relaxation and revelry in equal measures.
Shambala, the family friendly, proudly independent and socially-conscious festival will be continuing its ‘adventures in utopia’ with another four day celebration of all things music, art, dance, poetry, comedy, workshops and theatre on 24th – 27th August.
The variety and quality of entertainment on offer is staggering for a festival of its size and as ever, participation is the name of the game. This isn’t a festival where you park your bum in front of the main stage all day – it’s a place to get your hands dirty, whether that means building your own adventure playground, honing your fine art skills in a c*ck drawing class, or learning how to build a house through open-source technology.
Badly Drawn Boy
Surf Snowdonia has announced the headline acts for its first ever music and surf festival, Electric Wave.
Mercury Prize-winning artist Badly Drawn Boy and Capital FM DJ Anton Powers will top the bill at the three-day festival which takes place at Surf Snowdonia from 14-16 July.
Joining the headliners will be Bez from Happy Mondays, 25 Years of Cream, General Levy, Showhawk Duo and DJ Yoda as well as big local talent like Calfari and the The Spitting Pips. More names are set to be confirmed in the coming weeks.
On May 13th, Dr. Bronner’s, family-owned maker of the top-selling natural brand of soap in North America, will celebrate World Fair Trade Day in London as well as over 10 of its distributing countries. Dr Bronner’s will be hosting educational events, in-store demonstrations, promotions and giveaways in various Planet Organic stores, a London hotspot for all things green and eco-friendly. Dr Bronner’s will be using these retail spaces to educate and inspire the public on the benefits of fair trade, the importance of how people in the supply chain are treated and how to make informed, ethical choices in our everyday lives.
Sunday 21 May 2017 is the time to visit Alresford, Hampshire, ‘the World’s Capital of Watercress’. You’ll be in for a foodie delight as this beautiful Georgian town plays host to the annual Watercress Festival with a variety of fantastic family attractions and a wide range of mouth-watering watercress treats ranging from traditional soup and cakes, to watercress ice cream and watercress beer, even watercress flavoured gin.
Arundel Castle Packed 2017 Events Calendar
Arundel Castle in West Sussex will celebrate the 950th anniversary of its initial construction this year. To celebrate, the Castle has arranged a bumper calendar of events from dazzling displays of flowers in its gardens to thrilling historical interpretations including a week-long jousting and medieval tournament. Reopening to visitors on 01 April, the Castle’s calendar boasts two brand new events as well as the return of several visitor favourites.
Kicking off the open season and new for 2017, the Warriors of Arundel Castle (8-9 April 2017 and 17 September 2017) will explore 1,000 years the Castle’s tumultuous history with costume, crafts, weapons and thrilling combat displays.
Located just 6 miles outside of Keswick, The Lakes Distillery has something for all of the family to enjoy, from tours to dining.
The standard distillery tour is a fully sensory experience and takes you on an immersive journey of how The Lakes Distillery’s spirits are created from source to warehouse, mostly focusing on whisky and but additionally featuring gin and vodka. The tours are led by one of the distillery’s experienced tour guides and last roughly an hour. For those who are really passionate about spirit production, two new tours (for adults) were introduced in 2016; the Tasting Tour and the Stillman Masterclass.
Father’s day weekend with beaulieu hot rod & custom drive-in day and simply vw - june 17th - 18th
For a Father’s Day treat Hot Rod & Custom Drive-In Day is back at Beaulieu on Sunday June 18th with amazing customised cars and bikes, live music and Vintage Village fashions which all of the family will love.
Or make a weekend of it and come to Simply VW on Saturday June 17th and camp with your qualifying vehicle in the grounds of the National Motor Museum for the night, for a two-day celebration.
Crail, Fife - 10th and 11th June 2017
One of Scotland’s major food festivals makes a return for its seventh year with a host of local flavours, tastings, children’s activities, the opportunity to meet the makers and the now famous, Sunday Lunch at the Harbour.
Crail Food Festival opens on Saturday 10th June across six venues across the picturesque village in the East Neuk of Fife.