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Vegtoberfest is the UK's first vegan Oktoberfest celebration taking place in Camden Town

Vegtoberfest is the UK's first vegan Oktoberfest celebration taking place in Camden Town

Launching on Saturday 6th October at Camden’s exciting new venue Fest, Vegtoberfest is the UK's first vegan Oktoberfest celebration. The Bavarian themed beer festival will couple the merry traditions of Oktoberfest with vegan friendly beers, wines and street food.

Oktoberfest is a beer festival first and foremost and Vegtoberfest is just that. Vegan-friendly Bavarian beers will sit alongside a handful of local vegan craft ales, while vegan wines, mulled wine and hot and cold cocktails will also be available.

RECKON YOU CAN CONQUER MANCHESTER’S OWN EVEREST PEAK?

Chill Factore launches new snow experience, Altitude

Chill Factore launches new snow experience, Altitude.

Chill Factore, one of Manchester’s favourite visitor attractions, has announced a new interactive snow challenge called Altitude.  The fun ‘Reach the Peaks’ format is designed to add a competitive element to the real snow excitement.

Altitude is open to everyone from the age of four upwards and features all of Chill Factore’s favourite snow and ice rides including Downhill Donuts, Luge Slip’n’Slide and Sledge-O-Mania.

Escape to Spain with Salt House Tapas’ New Summer Menu

Salt House Tapas creme bruleé

Liverpool’s celebrated Spanish eatery, Salt House Tapas, has announced a mouth-watering new summer menu guaranteed to have you dreaming of Mediterranean sunshine, including exciting and irresistible additions as well as well-loved classics.
 
The urban tapas bar is the perfect spot for a chilled beer, and traditional Spanish small plates or snacks with a modern twist.
 
Visitors can enjoy a light lunch of the finest Spanish charcuterie – acorn fed Iberico, chorizo and manchego shavings alongside fresh sourdough, oil and PX vinegar.
 

World Wrestling Entertainment

WWE

The World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE) is coming to London’s most famous arena, The Royal Albert Hall, to showcase the finest talent from the United Kingdom! It would be great if you could list the event on the Lodonist page as it is an attraction that makes for a fantastic family day out.

Fan favourites such as Tyler Bate, Flash Morgan Webster and Jack Gallagher will be in action as the elite talent go head-to-head to earn a shot at the current WWE United Kingdom Champion, Pete Dunne.

The first United Kingdom Championship Tournament was held in 2017 and was broadcasted live to 180 countries around the world on the WWE Network, and the Superstars will be hoping to write their name into the history books by ending Pete Dunne’s Title reign on home soil.

Yescapa: Hire a motorhome from locals across Europe

Yescapa van in Majorca, Spain

Ever feel like escaping the crowds on holiday? Yescapa makes travelling off the beaten track easier allowing you to hire a motorhome or campervan from locals across Europe.

While there's lots to look forward to this summer, nothing kills the holiday vibe more than battling crowds of other eager tourists. With Yescapa, once you've prepared your summer playlist your only worry will be finding the best spot to watch the sun set.

Sandown brings the jungle to Esher with The Great Brick Adventure

Sandown brings the jungle to Esher with The Great Brick Adventure

Sandown Park Racecourse’s new exhibition is quite literally being built piece by piece this summer. The Great Brick Adventure by Bright Bricks, the UK’s only LEGO certified professional business, will take over the racecourse with more than two million LEGO bricks on 17 – 19 August.  

The three-day family event will bring its wild side to Surrey with its interactive Great Brick Safari and Mythical Beast displays.

Sandown Park’s Surrey Hall will be completely unrecognisable as the transforms into a jungle with more than 80 life-size LEGO models, including lions, tigers and meerkats; some of which are interactive. Guests will be treated to an immersive experience with lighting and sound effects throughout the venue.

Drivers Urged To Plan Ahead For Tall Ships Races Sunderland 2018

Drivers Urged To Plan Ahead For Tall Ships Races Sunderland 2018

SUNDERLAND residents and visitors to The Tall Ships Races Sunderland 2018 are being urged to take note of road closures during the five-day festival of sail.

From 11 to 14 July, the city, which is the start port for the international sailing event, will welcome up to 1.5m visitors keen to see the 55 ships taking part and enjoy a packed schedule of music, theatre, circus and dance.

And, to make sure the festival goes without a hitch, Sunderland City Council is encouraging people to plan their journeys in advance.

On Thursday 12 July, a Crew Parade of sailors and young people from around the world will start at Burdon Road and make its way to St Peter’s Campus,resulting in the closures of Burdon Road and Park Road for the afternoon.

Giant owl sculpture trail coming to bath this summer

Owls

Minerva’s Owls of Bath 2018 will be the latest public art sculpture trail from the team that brought the city the enormously popular Lions of Bath in 2010 and King Bladud’s Pigs in 2008 – one of the first major sculpture trails of its kind in the UK.

The project takes its inspiration from the Roman Goddess Minerva, to whom the Roman Baths Temple was dedicated in the 1st century AD, and whose animal symbol was the owl of wisdom.  The colourful public art sculpture trail will also mark the 10th anniversary of the Pigs.