The Summer Edit – August

25 Jul 2017
The Summer Edit – August

The biggest month for events, festivals and shows. If you’re sticking around this August, we have some wonderful events below that you cannot miss out on!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Yorkshire

Summer Craft, Gift & Food Fair

5th August 2017 – 6th August 2017

Head over to the Garden Rooms for their two-day shopping experience. A wonderful exhibition full of facilities and child-friendly places. Don’t miss out, suppress that inner craft demon. (Free tennantsgardenrooms.com/CraftGiftFoodFair

Barnville Open Garden

6th August 2017

Have an adventure through the hidden gardens, spreading over an acre near the edge of the North York Moors. With unusual plants and homemade teas and cakes, it’s a day any flower enthusiast would love! (Admission fee’s available on the website ngs.org.uk/find-a-garden/)

VW Festival at Harewood House

12th August 2017 – 13th August 2017

Calling all V-Dub lovers! Come and see the old and new at Harewood House for a beautiful weekend of car filled fun. There’s so much to see and do, with food facilities to suit everyone. (Admission fee’s available on the website harewood.org/vw-festival/)

Mad Hatter’s Afternoon Tea in the Orangery

16th August 2017

A brilliant afternoon for any Alice in Wonderland fan. Take a trip to the 18th-century hall for a stop of shopping with a selection of great stalls. Followed by a wonderful afternoon tea and cooking demonstrations. (Admission fee’s available on the website rockliffehall.com/mad-hatters-afternoon-tea-orangery)

Castle Howard Proms

19th August 2017

A night to remember for the whole family. With Brit Award winning guests, creating a magical evening of music with an amazing laser and firework finale. (Admission fee’s available on the website castlehoward.co.uk/castle-howard-proms)

Thoroughbred Car Show

20th August 2017

Another brilliant day out for any classic motor head at Brodsworth Hall and Gardens. Learn about various makes and models and treat yourself to lunch in the tea room as well as a walk around Brodsworth grounds. (Admission fee’s available on the website english-heritage.org.uk/thoroughbred-car-show-brodsworth/)

StrEat Food & Family Fun Festival

25th August 2017 – 28th August 2017

Join the StrEat Food & Family Fun Festival at Valley Gardens. A four-day event to celebrate some of the best street food from around the world. Along with fun and quirky entertainment for all the family. If you can’t make it to the August event, try head to the September event at Newby Hall. (Admission fee’s available on the website streatpr.co.uk/)

Oxfordshire

Wilderness

3rd August 2017 – 6th August 2017

Head to Cornbury Park for a weekend of brilliant music. With Two Door Cinema Club, Grace Jones and Bonobo Live headlining. (Admission fee’s available on the website wildernessfestival.com/)

Shropshire

Shrewsbury Flower Show

11th August 2017 – 12th August 2017

Join John Torode and many more special guests at Shrewsbury Flower Show. With falconry displays, pony show jumping, motorcycle displays and much more, it’s an action-packed day for all the family, not just flower lovers! (Admission fee’s available on the website shrewsburyflowershow.org.uk/)

Hampshire

Portsmouth International Kite Festival

12th August 2017 – 13th August 2017

With a 2017 theme of The Seven Continents, there will be numerous kite displays from Japanese Fighting Kites to Artistic Kite Displays and so much more! (Admission fee’s available on the website portsmouthkitefestival.org.uk/)

Lincolnshire

Lost Village Festival

24th August 2017 – 27th August 2017

Head to the Lost Village Festival for music, theatre, food, workshops and relaxation. A festival that has it all. Upgrade to the Boutique Sanctuary and enjoy luxurious tipi camping (Admission fee’s available on the website lostvillagefestival.com/)

Bournemouth

Bournemouth Air Festival

31st August 2017 – 3rd September 2017

Are you ready for the UK’s biggest air festival? Take a trip to Bournemouth for four-days of action and entertainment on land, in the air and at sea. The amazing displays are not to be missed! (Free bournemouthair.co.uk/)

So much to do, so much to see, so many great things happening this August! It’s going to be a hard choice to pick where to go, but one you can’t make a wrong decision with as they are all exceptionally brilliant. If you want to find any more great events this August, head to Visit England. Know any great events that you want to shout out about? Let us know on our social, either Facebook, Twitter or Instagram.

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